I am a Qualified Mental Health Professional. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2004 from Virginia Commonwealth University located in Richmond, Virginia. After school, I went on to “intern”, if you will, through trial and error in dealing with my own addictions. It was hard won experience but if it helps just one addict to achieve freedom from active addiction; it was worth it. Along the way, I gained experience working in various capacities as a Crisis Counselor, a Case Manager for inner city at-risk youths, a counselor working with children with mental and behavioral health challenges, a Recovery Coach, and last but not least, an active and passionate member of the recovery community. I am a certified recovery coach and mentor. I am also a member of the Addiction Recovery Council of Virginia (ARCVA).