My Story

This part of the website is where I share my story with you. I don’t really talk about myself on the show but here’s why I do what I do and what led me down this path.

After college, I worked in the technology sector for many years. In my last role in this field, I served as an Executive Director for an Information Technology consulting firm where I provided solutions for such clients as the United States Army, state agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. It was everything I wanted or so I thought.

During this time I was in a horrific car accident. I honestly consider it a miracle that I survived although I suffered extensive injuries including a broken back.

I healed and went back to work although things were never the same. Things had shifted for me dramatically and I found myself very much unfulfilled in my role and was extremely unhappy. I wanted to do more. I wanted to be more. Wishing to make a more meaningful contribution to society (but not knowing how), I resigned my position to seek more altruistic work.

Utilizing the knowledge and experience I gained while working in Information Technology I began collaborating with law enforcement agencies to help promote community-wide Internet safety. I began speaking publicly on this subject and helped school districts draft their internet safety policies for their students.

In the process, I obtained my Master’s Degree in Social Work. I was privileged to work with at-risk students in both K through 12 and university settings.

These were amazing and powerful experiences for me as in my training I provided therapeutic services including crisis intervention to students following the violent deaths of their classmates and direct assistance to children and families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

I was on my path and continued my graduate education seeking a doctorate in clinical psychology. During my training, I was fortunate enough to gain experience seeing patients at the Emory School of Medicine and I trained in an inpatient forensic hospital. I completed a residency in neuropsychology where I worked with patients from the Cleveland Clinic and assessed NFL players as part of the league’s concussion protocol. I also have extensive experience working with physically and sexually abused children.
When I’m not in the studio recording new episodes of The Daily Helping podcast, I’m in the office where I conduct forensic and neuropsychological assessments for children and adults. I’m so grateful that I get to spend my days helping others. That’s me. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the website.

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