Sometimes wrong or difficult choices can bring us to the right places. I believe as human beings we experience stressors that can potentially have a negative impact on our lives. Stressors can be complicated because they usually center around thoughts, feelings (otherwise known as emotions), and behaviors. Understanding those thoughts are what drives our behaviors good, bad, happy or sad. My role as a professional is to partner with clients to help improve coping skills to better manage daily life by inspiring hope and well-being as well as working together to navigate necessary and desired changes. My experience has been working with clients from various backgrounds and cultures who are seeking support for a wide range of circumstances such as anxiety, depression, interpersonal/family relationships, grief and loss, and trauma. I engage with clients to empower and encourage through listening and reinforcement of positive thoughts. Life experiences have taught me compassion, empathy, and understanding. This helps with creating a safe space for clients in a non-judgmental way. In order to meet the emotional needs of others, my approach is to never ask, “what’s wrong with you, but, what happened to you”. Keep in mind that “no matter how far you have walked in the wrong direction, you can always turn around” and you can start today.