Peer Support Specialist

One-on-One Peer Coaching
I provide One-on-One Peer Coaching through Support Groups Central. My topics include:
  • Anxiety
  • Balance, Health, and Wellness
  • Depression
  • Disabilities (Other than Mental Health)
  • Family
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Loss of Loved One by Suicide
  • Recovering from Recovery (Self-Esteem Issues, Stigma, and Identity)
  • Relationships (Platonic or Significant Other)
  • School (Applying For, Continuing Studies)
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Work (Finding, Keeping, etc.)
  • Disab
DBSA Young Adult Support Group
Mondays is the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance's (DBSA) Young Adult Support Group. This group is held online with primary participants ages 18-30 who are diagnosed with a mood disorder or believe they may have a mood disorder. Please join us!
Information on Starting and Maintaining a Support Group
I get a lot of questions about how to start a support group, how to facilitate it, and how to maintain it. I have been facilitating support groups since 2012, and it is one of my many passions. I am excited to share with you what I have learned! Below are two documents: some essential information for someone who wants to start and/or facilitate a support group, as well as an example of group guidelines and intake form. If you have any additional questions or want more information, please contact me!

Support Groups I have Facilitated:

Depression and Bipolar Support Group Leader, Peer Support Solutions, Aug. 2016- Present
• Led online support group for young adults with depression and bipolar disorders
• Encouraged discussion around topics specific to these disorders and recovery

Support Group Facilitator, Live Out Your Journey Support Group, Aug. 2015-June 2016
• Gave members the opportunity to share in an understanding environment
• Encouraged members to use the support group as just one part of their journey

Support Group Facilitator, Tri-Cities Survivors of Suicide Support Group 2012-2013
• Allowed members to share stories and emotions in a compassionate setting
• Led supportive and thought provoking activities that promoted healing