Channelle Bastardo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in both Texas and Florida. She graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL with both a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. Her past work experiences include working as a social worker at Shell Point Retirement Community, a continuing care retirement facility, as well as with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. She is looking forward to providing mental health services to the adolescent and geriatric populations experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and battling other life stressors and circumstances. Her future goal is to become a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker that can provide support and guidance to populations seeking to improve their circumstances, through therapeutic modalities, client empowerment, and connecting to community resources that will aid clients successfully. She hopes to be a part of the movement of normalizing seeking therapeutic services and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health.