My Story

I have a Master’s Degree, a loving relationship, and I have traveled and worked in East Africa. I love to travel, be in nature, eat delicious food, and I have bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is just one piece of me.
 
How do I stay healthy?

Staying healthy means daily management. Taking my medicine, going to coaching and/or therapy when needed, watching my symptoms closely, managing my stress, planning ahead, and communicating with the people around me about my mental health.

I’ve been dealing with bipolar disorder since I was a teenager and I still don’t have it all figured out. I thoughtfully ride the up and down cycles of my mental health. Some weeks are better than others. Some months are better than others.

I am so grateful for my job and my life. I continue to set goals for myself and, although the timeline might be different than I want or it looks different than I expected, I always achieve them. I believe you can, too.

I have a Master's Degree in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution from the School for International Training, and a Bachelor's Degree in Education/Communication Disorders from the University of Vermont. I have over 13 years of experience working with people with mental health issues and disabilities in the U.S. and abroad.

Please note: I am not a therapist. I do not work with clients in crisis.

 
Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Monduli, Tanzania

Monduli, Tanzania