What is your favorite thing about your job? My favorite part about working at Provident is getting to serve alongside an amazing team of talented clinicians and dedicated support staff who truly aim to better the lives of their clients and the community as a whole. I am glad to be part of an agency that truly makes a difference every day.
How does your work make a difference for Provident? For the people we serve? In my new role, I am excited to be able to support the Counseling Department directly. I spent the last 10 years working directly with clients and now I have the opportunity to help others flourish as clinicians. My hope is making sure each person has what they need to feel fulfilled and successful in their role, which ensures that the clients seeking help receive the highest quality care possible.
What are your hobbies? I currently spend most of my free time with my 4-month old daughter as I adjust to parenthood, but I am also very passionate about music and have been playing the drums for the past 16 years. In addition to music, my next favorite hobby is martial arts in the form of boxing.
Favorite quote or proverb? One quote that I recently heard that has been on my mind lately is, “Successful people do consistently what others do occasionally.” Another proverb that I strive to embody comes from the Bible, which says “Love rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
What are you watching right now? I currently watch “A Million Little Things,” which was recommended to me by another Provident colleague, “This is Us,” “Shark Tank,” and “New Amsterdam.”
What was your first job? Before starting my career officially, I did a variety of jobs including nannying, cleaning people’s houses, and working at a gym. My first job in the social work field was at a level 4 residential facility in Southern Missouri for at-risk teenage girls in state’s custody. This job changed my entire trajectory and helped lead me to where I am today.
Tell us about your family: Along with my daughter, I have a husband who is also in the helping profession, providing counseling services in the hospital setting. Our friends constantly joke about how funny our family dynamic must be as two therapists married to each other.