I'm a mental health counselor specializing in working with young people and families. I love being there to help kids and families grow into a happier life. I returned to school later in life, after having worked in restaurants and hotels, as a potter and a teacher of pottery, a non-profit administrator, a masseur, and as a housecleaner. I've lived on both coasts and have traveled around America meeting people in between. I like to explore new places on foot and don't always need to see the "must see" sights; getting to know a cool neighborhood is as interesting to me as going to a great museum.