Clinic Admin Assistant
I was born and raised in Minnesota, and I am a Psychology student! My passion and gravitation towards Psychology developed primarily due to my own experiences as a black individual with a background of significant trauma and mental illness and continues to expand with each interaction I have with people who look like me (BIPOC); who also experience significant trauma and mental illness. There is stigma associated with mental illness/health/wellness in general, but especially and significantly within communities of color. BIPOC providers, and culturally aimed services, are crucial representation in healthcare because it enhances BIPOC patient accessibility and connecting with providers that understand the deep rooted cultural barriers within mental health treatment and/or receiving a diagnosis. I believe that it is important to have these safe spaces for healing. I am extremely grateful to be a part of BIPOC representation in mental wellness services as VSTC's Clinic Admin Assistant!
Random Facts About Me:
I love yoga! I hope to integrate it into my own therapy in the future.
I am a twin; one soul, two halves.
I am an aunt to 6 nieces and nephews <3
I am a cat & dog person; Absolutely an animal lover.
I have a pet snake named Flash. At one point I also owned a tarantula (interesting back story).