My mother engrained in me the benefits of the creative process combined with helping others. I am currently working as a Counselor and Art Therapist helping children ages 5-16 understand and gain control over their symptoms of their mental health diagnosis through Beech Brook. This is an amazing workplace that truly puts client’s needs first. I graduated from Ursuline College where I have learned how to be a professional through my internship experiences and now career. I previously have worked with adolescents in a residential setting. I enjoyed allowing these teens a safe space to share their feelings and emotions. My internship in a hospice setting was influential. I would love to work with this population somewhere down the line. This was my way of giving back. Hospice was amazing when I lost my mother six years ago due to colon cancer. I hope I will be able to offer support to the best of my abilities like my previous counselors, supervisors, and professors have helped me.