What was your path to becoming a provider?
I completed my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and my Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Murray State University. After graduate school I worked as a substance abuse counselor. I began my career as a Psychometrist working primarily with adults with cognitive decline. My most recent role as a Psychometrist was working primarily with children with traumatic brain injury, neurological diseases, psychological health issues, or learning disabilities.
Why are you passionate about helping students with learning differences?
The purpose of my job is to provide mental health providers with information that can help students thrive in their environment. I believe that all students have strengths and weaknesses. By identifying those areas I am able to assist these students in gaining the support that they need to excel in an area that they may struggle with, but also highlight areas that where they are currently shining.
What gets you excited about Parallel?
There are many things that excite me about Parallel. I am excited by their objective to provide support to students who think or learn differently. I am also excited by their model of using a collaborative approach. However, I am most excited by the innovation and potential for this platform to bring services to students who otherwise would not be able to receive them.