Allison Venoy earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2015 from Kennesaw State University with honors. In addition, Allison received a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies which led to a passion for working with marginalized populations and identifying gaps in service in treatment paradigms. Specific areas of education include human sexuality, queer theory, addictive disorders, and psychosocial frameworks. While attending Kennesaw State, she was a research and teachers assistant. Allison’s research focused mainly on mental health, stress, and addiction. Allison has over two years’ experience in addiction treatment and within that time has successfully implemented LGBT (+) specific curriculum and programs that instruct inclusive/informed care for that population. She has a passion for leading others toward recovery through a mindfulness-based practices and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University.