In this podcast episode, I thought I’d tell you a bit about myself so you can see where my perspective on the episode topics is inspired by and comes from. My career began as a lawyer working in New York City on commercial and residential real estate deals. After about 10 years in the law, I realized I wasn’t getting any personal satisfaction in the law and developed a strong need to help people in a different way. I transitioned into nonprofit directing programs advocating for those experiencing homelessness and severe mental health concerns. Through this 8 years of work, I enjoyed the one-on-one encounters with the clients I was helping, and decided to go back to school for more clinical training. I earned a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University and have been a therapist for almost 10 years. In my personal time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing guitar and listening to music, visiting museums, watching films and visiting the beach.