I didn’t see it as an option

Shoni Newhouse, Employee

I am a psychotherapist at HelpNet. We work with area employers, including Bronson, to help their employees along with their dependents and household members with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, relationships and more. I help clients with ongoing issues, but also for one-off and emergency situations.

I feel being a therapist, just like other careers, is something that choses you. As if it was built into the fabric of who I am; therefore, leaving me no choice. I am humbled by those that trust me to help them. When people trust you in one of the most vulnerable places in their life, the only response to have is gratitude.

I was in town for a wedding during the Las Vegas shooting at Mandalay Bay. On the news, it said hotels were in need of grief counselors. I didn’t see it as an option, and though the wedding was that day, I knew I had to help where I could.

Between the wedding and the reception, I stopped at the hotel to offer my support.

If you see a call out for help, in situations either big or small, don’t hesitate to lend a hand where you can.

Shoni was honored as the #WinnerWednesday of the week and then as the #WinnerWednesday of the quarter. Read the full details of what happened here.