I have years of experience socializing and working in the Deaf culture. In addition, I completed my research dissertation on the emotional development of CODAs (Child of Deaf Adult) and have a great deal of knowledge regarding this culture. I truly enjoy and understand these unique cultures. I am also fluent in American Sign Language. I am also aware of and able to work with you to manage some of the unique struggles that surface in families that include Deaf and hearing family members working together. Although I am an advocate of the Deaf culture, if you are a parent that has recently discovered that your child is deaf, I am able to present a neutral position and help with various options and resources.