Throughout my life I have been naturally inclined when relating to children. In my personal life, I have watched children grow and change from infancy into adulthood. I worked as a special needs teacher for 9 years working with children with significant special needs aged 5-21 yrs of age. As a social worker I gained additional insight and experience into the mental health needs of children aged 2 -18 yrs of age. I am looking for a more personal impact to society as both of my past careers had limitations due to the political climate or insurance reimbursements. I wish to continue to assist children and families on a more personal level.