Sensitive, Thoughtful, and Tenacious, Athena came to The Trevor Project after three years providing crisis intervention at The Suicide Prevention Center, the longest-running suicide prevention center in the U.S. She developed her calling for crisis after working with suicidal clients at New Perspectives Center for Counseling, in San Francisco. She went on to lead therapeutic groups for suicidal young people at The McAuley Institute of St. Mary’s Medical Center, the only in-patient psychiatric unit for youth in Northern California. Athena later provided psychotherapy for incarcerated women in an intensive therapeutic module, and for youth with emotional issues at The Accelerated School, through The Los Angeles Center for Child Development. Athena currently sees clients of all ages at Secure Transitions, a community mental health center, and serves on the board of directors of the Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association of Southern California. She received her BA in Women’s Studies from The College of William and Mary, and her MA in Clinical Psychology from The New College of California. In her free time Athena can be found walking her handsome pug, Hermes, and reading books about her favorite queer hero, Jacques Lacan.