My DNA is made from a father who was Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker who became a Supervisor of Probation for Family Court and a mother who was an Unlicensed Social Worker that wasn’t compensated for her services. It is in my blood and was instilled in me to HELP OTHERS, especially children.
I take pride in being the voice for the underdog and helping them build their social emotional coping skills while attempting to provide them with as many resources available to becoming a productive citizen.
Although I am a product of the projects, I am not the projects. I am relatable to children who are being raised in the same kind of environment and instilling in them that there are more successful people coming out of those environments, which gives the students I interact with hope for a better future.
As a counselor, transforming lives has been my greatest victory especially when it is a child that comes from a home where positive feedback isn’t often present. My greatest joy is verbalizing constantly and consistently to that child my belief in them that they are GREAT and will become GREATER! Success for me as a counselor has been listening actively and never taking anything that a child may say personally!!!!