Mental Health Professional (LICSW) with more than 20 years of experience as a social worker, educator, therapist, and community organizer. I have worked in a variety of fields such as domestic violence and crisis intervention, developmental disabilities, healthcare, and public education. Among my proudest achievements is being an RPCV (Returned Peace Corps Corps Volunteer), serving in Ecuador and Honduras. My passion is turning life's challenges and roadblocks into opportunities and strengths that drive us forward creating new and exciting possibilities. My website and blog, upsidedownflan.com reflects this strengths-based approach to life that I work to bring to my clients and staff. I have been in clinical practice for over 10 years and work primarily with clients who battle depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, and Adjustment Disorder. I have been working in the field of public education for the past 7 years and currently hold a position as a Special Education Administrator. My intimate connection to Latin America and other world cultures (3 years living and working in England and Switzerland) helps me bridge the gaps between systems and the communities I work in, creating greater access to support and information. I am a Graduate of the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and recently earned an Advanced Certificate of Graduate Studies from Salem State University in Educational Leadership.