Our Mission

Atlantic Pacific Collaborative was a concept born one evening during the Spring of 2020. While we were each sheltering in place in our respective states of California and Massachusetts, a conversation began about how we could take our collective experiences and create a community built around making mental health accessible to all. In a world where mental health research and self proclaimed experts employ magniloquent and ostentatious language (yeah, we googled those words in order to make a point) as a way to feel important about their contributions to the field... we aim to speak plainly. Through speaking plainly, clearly and honestly, our ideas and concepts don't lose their value and purpose. We aim to be genuine and will always be ourselves with you, our valued community member. 

About Us

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Kori

I am the “Atlantic” half, residing in Massachusetts with my husband, toddler, and yellow lab. I’m a professor, and life is as busy as it sounds. I definitely struggle with FOMO and wanting to have it all!

 

After getting my doctorate in clinical forensic psychology, I took a job teaching Human Services. I have worked in the helping professions in one way or another my entire career, and as a professor, I get to teach others how to be effective helpers. My heart is in the business of helping people to be the best version of who they truly are – no judgment here. I don’t think accessing mental health care should be as difficult as it is. I hope while you’re here, you find something that helps you help yourself with learning, growing, or sometimes, just accepting where you are. I think we all have something to offer one another. 

 

I am terrible, however, at organization and time management, so maybe you can look to Dana for that.

 

When I’m not working (which is rare), I’m spending time with my family, traveling, or reading. I’m a huge advocate for social justice and change. I’m happy to have you here with us.​

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Dana

I am filled with gratitude and appreciation that you are here! I'm repping the "Pacific" portion of the Atlantic Pacific Collaborative. I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist turned Life Coach.

 

I have always felt a drive to understand and connect with others. My career path has helped me develop a deeper understanding of women's issues and all the societal narratives and pressures we all at times find ourselves battling throughout our lifetimes.

More than ever, we need to make mental health accessible and easy to comprehend!

 

My passion is helping others define and find their happiness and helping my clients learn to continuously improve their quality of life, one day at a time.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. I enjoy new experiences, exploring the outdoors, sports and pretending to be a foodie. Kori and I are continuously handcrafting this community and blog. We hope this blog can serve as a space for you to reach your mental health goals, whatever they may be!