Aaron has been working in the mental health field since 2003 and has experience working with adolescents, teens, young adults, adults, veterans and geriatric populations. He graduated from Saint Francis University in 2000 with a B.S. in criminal justice with a minor in sociology. When he first entered the field, Aaron worked in a variety of school settings with children ranging from Kindergarten to High School. As time passed, he began working for a foster care agency where he worked with many families who cared for children of all ages who were separated from their natural families for numerous reasons. During this time, Aaron gained experience in helping children find their voice, as well as helping the foster parents, and in some cases their natural children, navigate their new worlds. Doing this work, Aaron realized that he wanted to make a difference in people’s individual lives, as well as their family’s if possible. So, he enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh and earned his master’s degree in social work with a mental health certificate. Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety, depression, grief/loss and parenting issues? If you find it difficult to make friends and interact with others leading to feelings of loneliness and self-doubt, come talk to Aaron. Together you will explore different strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and build meaningful, lasting, familial and social relationships.