My path in life has always involved some form of a helping profession. I started out in nursing school and became inspired to work with individuals with disabilities during my clinical time in the hospital. I worked with this population in various environments from helping them find employment to teaching them various skills through therapeutic horseback riding. Eventually, life led me back to my hometown where I gained employment as a mental health crisis worker. My experiences at this job helped me realize how much went into the issues that families face in crisis situations. My view of issues faced by families was broadened and I sought a graduate program that shared the same way of thinking. I was able to find such a program at Seton Hill University. The shared view of the program along with my hope of helping others gain a similar view has led me to become an adjunct professor. I also utilize this view in my position(s) at Chestnut Ridge Counseling Services, Inc. as a triage specialist and outpatient therapist.