Certified Peer Supporter
I take great pride in my personalized approach at providing peer services and encouragement and resources to those seeking it.
I take great pride in the individualized services and resource referrals I provide, and the time I spend with each client/peer. I'm here to listen, support, share experiences and to help you find resources locally. Experience: *Non crisis hotline (warmline) Experience *Peer support in a behavioral health hospital setting *Peer support in the community, Providing peer support for a variety of issues, including homelessness, housing, AODA, and mental health concerns. *Suicide prevention training through the QPR institute *Conflict management training *Lived experience with mental health and physical disability concerns, *Group facilitation experience * NAMI Trained Peer to Peer, and In our own voice programing certified * Resource referral experience. I love helping others find the help they need to overcome and develop resilience!
Recovery StoryI'm comfortable with myself and who I am. I'm comfortable with where I have or haven't been in life. I have achieved acceptance of my mistakes, and pride in my successes.
My Motivation To HelpAs your peer, I understand what it's like to feel alone and struggle in my troubles . There are times I have felt like I was the only one who is going through the situation or condition I am or was living with. I learned as my recovery progressed: we all need people! It took me a while to gain new skills to form healthy relationships with proper boundaries; now I can finally say I know how to cope with my anxiety and enjoy socialization. My motivation to help is my life experience, now knowing exactly what I needed all along, and what behaviors were holding me back.
Bipolar I, II Schizophrenia,Borderline personality disorder support chat.
a place for support and chat. one on one sessions offered for free first time clients only. Sliding scale fees available to those with limited income.