In 2013, I graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a B.A. in Intercultural Studies and Spanish. During these undergraduate years I studied abroad for two semesters in Brazil and Costa Rica respectively focusing on cultural immersion, missions and community service, and language learning.Some of my greatest memories at MVNU include volunteering with an TESOL program with Hispanic families in the community, leading an independent study for another Spanish major, and launching a Spanish language Bible study. After graduating in 2013, I pursued a M.S.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Dayton. While in my master’s program, I worked at my home church as an Interim Youth Worker for one and a half years, primarily serving middle school and high school youth.Prior to FCA, I was a counseling intern at Family Services Association in Dayton, Ohio for a little over a year and received my master’s degree in spring 2016. Currently, I am working towards becoming a licensed mental health counselor. I work from a wellness approach which attempts to see the person as a whole with all parts interconnected, including occupational, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical areas. From prior training with Family Services Association, I will also utilize an ecological approach to counseling with involves people within their social and family systems. My theoretical and treatment model preferences include strengths based,motivational interviewing techniques, narrative therapy, and client-centeredtherapy. I view God as loving and caring Father who is constantly loving, forgiving, and pursuing us in relationship with Him and with each other. My faith background includes both Lutheran and Nazarene theology, which I am willing to incorporate into session upon client’s request.