I joined the staff at Spring Forth Counseling as an Administrative Assistant in December 2021, embracing the opportunity to continue working in the mental health field while transitioning from another counseling practice. Earning Bachelors degrees in both Studio Art and Human Resource Management has exposed me to varied methods of learning and communication, which is beneficial in interacting with individuals from all walks of life. I am also SHRM certified as a Professional in Human Resources.
As an Indigenous American mother of a multi-ethnic family, I have witnessed firsthand the lack of healthcare that affects BIPOC communities in this country, especially when it comes to mental health care. To say that the work that Ms. Smith does as a therapist and advocate for underserved populations is inspiring is an understatement. Many people recognize the inaccessibility of mental health care services for POC, but Ms. Smith doesn’t just recognize it, she works tirelessly to dismantle the status quo. I am constantly in awe of her determination and dedication to improving the lives of as many individuals as possible.
I am incredibly honored to work at Spring Forth, and I consider it a privilege to help people access care, especially the therapy method that saved my life. As a person who has experienced many traumas since childhood, I know the incredible healing power of EMDR and am committed to sharing its success with others. I have survived the darkest recesses of depression, anxiety, and PTSD but being an active participant in my healing makes life brighter and better every day. I am a firm believer in the idea that Therapy Is For Everyone. I am proud to be a part of the Spring Forth Counseling practice and apply that pride in every task.