About Me

How come I write all this stuff about genetics and mental illness? My mission is to improve the understanding of genetics and resolve misconceptions about inheritance, particularly in the area of mental health issues.

I have a Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling and have been board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, Inc.

I have a private practice where I provide genetic counseling for people with a personal and/or family history of mental illness. If you are interested in genetic counseling, please contact me through my website. I offer a sliding fee scale.

Dr. Jehannine Austin, clinic director at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, currently the only North American clinic for psychiatric genetic counseling, kindly serves as remote mentor for my practice. Here is a link to their clinic Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/understandingmentalillness?hc_location=stream.

I am a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, and co-chair of the NSGC Psychiatric Special Interest Group. I was awarded the group’s student research grant in 2011.

I was a long term volunteer at the San Francisco Suicide Prevention Hotline.

I am happy to answer questions, please contact me through my website. Thanks for visiting my blog. Here’s my website address:



2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Your blog is interesting and will look for more postings. Sometimes I’m unable to understand all of the technical research lingo, but all I can go by is my experience struggling with depression and PTSD and education about all mental illness. My blog is anti-stigma.

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