I've been working with teenagers in some capacity for almost 20 years.

My introduction to them was a random job as a supervisor in a drop-in center for homeless youth in Hollywood. My passion was ignited, leading to obtaining a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, and then to California licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. All of my pre - licenced work was focused on working with and learning anything and everything about the world of the adolescent. I continue on that path to this day, loving my work and the time I get to spend with them as well as whatever help I can give to parents, who can sometimes, im sure, feel as lost as their kids.

My theory is that there can never be too many caring, nurturing, healthy adults in a young person's life, especially during these crucial adolescent years, when self-esteem can be so difficult to find, and the multitude of pressures and choices can seem overwhelming, and I feel blessed and honored that I can be one of those adults.