The short version: I enjoy people, problem solving and sports.
The not so short version: I grew up on the island of Trinidad and Tobago and moved to the United States for university where I received a Bachelor’s, followed by a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and then a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy.
I represented Trinidad and Tobago playing tennis all over the world, and then settled into my profession as a therapist. From there I went on to oversee the running of integrated behavioural and health clinics, shelters, residential treatment centres, behavioural health after school programs and foster care programs. Overall, I have 15 years of experience in the mental health field, and through it all, relationships always remained my passion.
Whether it was the hundreds and hundreds of couples and families I worked with during family therapy, the staff I supervised, or anyone in general, relationships on all levels have always fascinated me. Why do some people respond one way while others respond a totally different way to the same situation? Why do people interpret messages or situations in one way rather than another? Why do positive relationships lift us to the highest of heights, while problems in a relationship can bring us to the lowest point we have ever encountered?