I grew up being the friend people called when they needed to talk.
While in college, I volunteered at a crisis hotline for youth. It was such an amazing experience and set the stage for what I wanted to do with my life. I've also needed support from friends, counselors, and other listeners and can vouch for its effectiveness.
In 2018, I became a Certified Peer Support Specialist. While I'm not currently acting as a PSS, my certification is up to date. As a PSS, I provided trauma informed care, active/reflective listening, emotional processing, and practice with coping skills. Working with individuals on a personal level brings me happiness. It feels right, even on the rough days.
I look forward to learning about you!