In the field of disability rights: C. David Roberts, Ph.D., James “Jim” De Jong, James “Jim” Brinkmann, Michael Merrick, and Mark Laird.
 In the field of psychological trauma: Grandma Lucy, Robert D. Enright, Ph.D., Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D., Rita Witt (Victims of Domestic Violence), Joseph “Joe” Marinello (Domestic Violence Offenders), and my beloved parents.
 In the field specific to veterans: Alex Waigandt, Ph.D., Dennis Blang, and my family.
 In the field of spirituality: Grandma Lucy, Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D., William Coulson, Ph.D., Sisters of Saint Francis of Assisi, Discalced Carmelites, Missionaries of Charity, my beloved husband and our precious son.
 I believe that I will always be a lifelong learner because I thrive on learning. As a clinician, who specializes in treating and healing trauma, including complex trauma, with Forgiveness Therapy, I can only continue if I choose to learn and grow with the help of others. However, I have my own identity. I have the confidence to trust my training and my ability to interpret the unconscious and assist in the healing of the hearts of others. This is all possible because of what I’ve learned and continue to learn, each and every day. It’s my passionate desire to learn that has even saved lives.