When I'm not on the counseling couch, I am often teaching counselor education courses, writing, or practicing what I preach (nurturing my own mental health). Currently, I am fortunate to share my passion for mental health with students at the University of Central Florida and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Beyond teaching, I share my passion for improving mental health awareness through my Psychology Today blog, Modern Mentality, and for other mental health advocacy organizations such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the American Counseling Association. I believe that in order to help others, I must be sure to help myself as well. My belief that self-love is an essential aspect of mental well-being is so strong that it drove me to author The Self-Love Workbook. Hence, when I'm not working, you can find me filling my cup. In my free time I love spending time with my family and friends, playing with my German Shepherd, practicing yoga, exercising, learning new lessons, and traveling the globe.