Prior to working with Canino Psychotherapy, I worked at a mental health clinic. There, I found myself working with a large array of clients with persistent mental health diagnosis. The objective was to assist clients in developing the necessary skills and support required for them to integrate into their communities and achieve their goals. This outpatient facility allotted me the opportunity to work with adult clients that struggled with diagnosis that ranged from severe depression to schizophrenia to substance abuse disorders. This facility also provided me with experience working with people of different races, sexual orientations, religions, and socioeconomic statuses. I believe therapy isn’t only for those who have a mental health diagnosis. I believe therapy is a great way to sort through life’s everyday stressors. I make it my mission to create a safe space for clients of all walks of life to discuss their traumas, explore new coping skills, and examine their barriers and boundaries in order to achieve their goals.