I am a Peer Support Specialist for Maitri Mental Health working with Expanded Community Services (ECS). A big part of my job involves visiting each of my clients in their homes and working with the client to ensure they are supported, functioning well in their home and with others, and working with them to achieve any goals. Many mental health issues arise when a person experiences trauma, abuse, or neglect. That’s why I care so much about supporting my clients and why I believe there is no shame in struggling with mental illness. Shelby received a B.S. in Psychology from Washington State University – Vancouver and plans on returning to graduate school to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).