Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month always has me reflecting on my time in the field. Before I learned jewelry, I was trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I spent 13 years in the mental health field supporting families in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems as they navigated through the most challenging times of their lives. 

Those years were some of the most difficult and most rewarding of my life. I’ll always be grateful to have been allowed into the lives of families in such personal ways. 

I decided to leave the field in 2019 after having children and discovering my love for metalsmithing, but recently I’ve been feeling pulled back. My daughters are getting older and I’m looking toward the future when I have enough time and energy to balance this business that I love alongside my other passions.

Until that time comes, I'm finding ways to support organizations that focus on mental health and lifting up the community around them.


Seneca Family of Agencies

Seneca provides unconditional care while helping families through the most challenging times of their lives, including those navigating the juvenile justice and foster care systems. It's also where I worked for nearly a decade. Learn more.


Duchess Ride

Based in Colorado and run by two snowboard instructors (one who is my sister-in-law), Duchess Ride strives to cultivate tenacity, camaraderie and creativity in young girls through participation in board sports. Learn more.


Second Harvest Silicon Valley

Second Harvest believes that everyone should have access to healthy food. With inflation and the high cost of Bay Area living, Second Harvest is now providing healthy food for 1 in 6 people in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties (500,000 people total). Learn more.

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