My name is Anna Swift (she/they) and I am a second year (MSWII) student. My passion in this field has always been helping people, particularly people that belong to minority groups who traditionally do not have the same opportunities to receive mental health care as those who belong to non-minority groups. I am studying to be a therapist, and I plan to adopt specializations in modalities of interest once I officially enter the field, including EMDR and other trauma-focused specialties. I have a special interest in affirmative practice with LGBTQ+ individuals. I am being trained and supervised by a diverse team of phenomenal therapists who have provided me with the confidence and skills that will allow me to begin my journey as a mental health professional.