After receiving my Masters degree from The University of Houston in 2014 I was ecstatic to take my first job as a “real therapist” at MD Anderson Cancer Center!!! That excitement quickly turned to panic when I was found out that I was recruited for the clinical trial clinic. Many of my patients were in crisis and coping with the realization that treatment for their diagnosis may no longer be an option.
Talk about feeling inadequate!!! How could I possibly help families survive such a devastating time in their life? I was less than 30 days out of school for goodness sake! As fate would have it, my skill set as a therapist were cultivated in the trenches.
I quickly found my passion of helping people navigate the transitions of life that seem to knock you off your feet!