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About Me

A freelance writer with a Master's in Forensic Psychology from Walden University, I focus on Law, True Crime, and Mental Health.  With past experience working with the police, I bring an insider's knowledge to true crime and law content.  I'm also a huge advocate for mental health and believe that education is the first step towards understanding and removing the bias against it.  With 10+ years of writing experience, I'm well experienced with researching and writing the perfect article for the project.

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Haunts and Hideaways

The subject matter of this blog is specifically geared to provide information about travel locations and various tidbits of information related to travel. However, it will be viewed through the lens of mythology, folklore, history, and local customs and culture rather than based entirely around attractions or amenities. Those elements will of course be present, but they are not the primary focus for the majority of the posts we will be making on this blog.

https://www.hauntsandhideaways.com/

Cluster A-Paranoid Personality Disorder

Paranoid personality disorder can cause people to feel attacked from all sides, making life and relationship seem impossible to maintain. But what exactly is this disorder and how do you know if you or a loved one may be suffering from it?

https://elycel.medium.com/cluster-a-paranoid-personality-disorder-fcfdd9c7964d?sk=8b5c1927d4030133fa37a2abb052671b

Strange and Unusual Behavior: An Introduction to Personality Disorders

Personality disorders affect every aspect of a person’s life, from their relationships, to the way they behave, and even the way they perceive the world. With this first part of an on going look into various disorders, I dive into the group of disorders that affect the very core of the self, personality disorders

https://elycel.medium.com/strange-and-unusual-behavior-an-introduction-to-personality-disorders-52b6461dd754?sk=bd0fef0d6898707c2a140e65a56dc2ca

Degrees of Murder

Some legal terms can be really confusing whether you're studying it or just watching true crime shows. For those who don't understand the difference between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree murder, here's an easy guide

https://elycel.medium.com/degrees-of-murder-56c9200fcf6d?sk=f689f6557a3f3978af810d81788c729a

Disorganized vs Organized Killers

We often hear the terms “disorganized” or “organized” killer in modern day crime shows and new reports. But what exactly do these mean

https://elycel.medium.com/disorganized-vs-organized-killers-d5ddda0af59f?sk=af36619abbc146b35c94b2f587ccca43

What is Profiling?

Profiling has captured the attention of the public through movies, books, and television shows. But what exactly is it?

https://elycel.medium.com/what-is-profiling-fc8cef17641a?sk=664f1310d7f1c3f8cb9e80b729ad6779

Scrivener Review

A great app for someone who loves writing, whether professionally or personally, Scrivener has changed how I write.

https://elycel.medium.com/scrivener-review-ae24011e539e?sk=c477cbc8dbaf0b55bf7f15f1a37754a2

Vampires Among Us: The Sacramento Vampire

In 1978 Sacramento was turned upside down by a series of brutal murders. Scenes that seemed straight out of a horror movie made themselves all too real in the suburbs of every day life. As police raced to catch the person responsible, the media dubbed him the Sacramento Vampire

https://elycel.medium.com/vampires-among-us-the-sacramento-vampire-f98decfc9204?sk=59c1c2ec5dc8b7bfa98b09a5baa61c4f

Mental Health Tips for Productivity

With the pandemic hitting its second year only adding to the stressors of normal life, caring for your mental health is more important than ever. Over the years I've found these tips to be invaluable to stay on top of day to day life.

https://elycel.medium.com/mental-health-tips-for-productivity-be0323974708?sk=5afece700308006fe5945a98c7ed9238

Busted: The Case of John List

The case of John List is a fascinating one, from the brutal murder of his entire family to the eighteen year man hunt that ended with the help of a skilled artist and America's Most Wanted.

https://elycel.medium.com/busted-the-case-of-john-list-2cec0c05e082?sk=f5dd0fe09da7c6234ffe71aa827f0a11

5 Tips to Help Productivity

In a world filled with fast paced work and high expectations, it can be hard to be as productive as you want. While working on my own blog posts and personal writing around a full time job, I've figured out various tips and tricks to help and wanted to share them to help motivate others.

https://elycel.medium.com/5-tips-to-help-productivity-b72dbc24c9c5

Cluster A: Schizoid Personality Disorder

People who suffer from Schizoid personality disorder can have difficulty forming relationships, often feeling disconnected from life. Like all cluster A personality disorders it's characterized by strange or eccentric behaviors. Here's a breakdown of the symptoms and some treatments.

https://elycel.medium.com/cluster-a-schizoid-personality-disorder-aa87a2b96d8c?sk=93d951f437980de6e618c41163de78b1

Cluster A: Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Characterized by feeling separated from others & drawing connections from unconnected events, STPD can be seen as unusual by others.

https://elycel.medium.com/cluster-a-schizotypal-personality-disorder-bfb1a4ebc362?sk=e4dc3c03c2fe9dd77a346cf9c2e44efa

From Twinkies to Murder: The Harvey Milk Murder

A sweet treat or the reason for a deadly crime? The dark story behind the sweet defense.

https://elycel.medium.com/from-twinkies-to-murder-the-harvey-milk-murder-765caa9fe315?sk=709a1c4933ae1332e5eaec76e7da8423

Cluster B: Antisocial Personality Disorder

As one of the most stigmatized disorders, Antisocial Personality Disorder has constantly be shed in a bad light. Education and understanding are the first steps towards change.

https://elycel.medium.com/cluster-b-antisocial-personality-disorder-dc3a830a64e3?sk=9de6b1f25322246f2e425e19b1e59dd7

Cluster B: Borderline Personality Disorder

An intense fear of abandonment and a shattered sense of self are all hallmarks of BPD, which has been heavily stigmatized over the years.

https://elycel.medium.com/cluster-b-borderline-personality-disorder-69222573fbc9?sk=b0b41b61ca2171ba1af8512901b2e647

Turning the Light Low: Gaslighting

A common form of emotional abuse, gaslighting can be hard to recognize as it causes the victim to question their own reality.

https://elycel.medium.com/turning-the-light-low-gaslighting-d1629ede2a24?sk=bde32d0cbdb35cd2066640b384f5a163

Cluster B: Histrionic Personality Disorder

Craving attention & wanting to be the center of attention, people with Histrionic Personality Disorder often use seduction to gain this attention.

https://elycel.medium.com/cluster-b-histrionic-personality-disorder-fde8565de8c1?sk=db4f32f978e1208afdf405d71c671af2

Cluster C: Avoidant Personality Disorder

People who suffer from AvPD shut themself off from the world for fear of rejection, leading to feelings of loneliness and inadequacy.

https://elycel.medium.com/cluster-c-avoidant-personality-disorder-a4fa19d111b0?sk=5a14f14682ac561f3f2c7e5d171564d6

https://elycel.medium.com/the-narcissists-vaccum-hoovering-a749ce0f05bf?sk=52534b5dbab7aa74c1013778c

One of the many tools in the abuser's playbook, Hoovering draws a victim back into the cycle of abuse.

https://elycel.medium.com/the-narcissists-vaccum-hoovering-a749ce0f05bf?sk=52534b5dbab7aa74c1013778c8c613e5

Cluster C: Dependent Personality Disroder

For people with Dependent Personality Disorder, even simple decisions can seem impossible without another's guidance.

https://elycel.medium.com/cluster-c-dependent-personality-disroder-9648d3cee9fd?sk=8967265dff27d3b3267f005e0b76575a

Four of a Kind: The Four Subtypes of BPD

Due to the wide range of symptom combinations someone with BPD can have, it can appear different in everyone. Here are four main subtypes.

https://elycel.medium.com/four-of-a-kind-the-four-subtypes-of-bpd-72b94e38f23?sk=d9c2a78ec1ec9808f8508d68dd246905

Masking in BPD

A defense mechanism against abandonment, masking often leaves people with BPD disconnected from who they really are.

https://elycel.medium.com/masking-in-bpd-831024753d60?sk=b49ca8f8b3a5530274b253644d69b567

Experience

Medical Records Specialist

Organizing intake for medical records requests through both mail and fax. Entering requests from doctors, lawyers, patients, and government agencies into the computers Maintaining HIPPA confidentiality when dealing with patient records.

Company: Patient First - Richmond, VA

I worked there from 9/2020 until now

Patient Satisfaction Specialist

Answering phone calls from the general public and assisting with inquires related to billing Maintaining HIPPA confidentiality when addressing accounts. Addressing and correcting errors in billing on accounts. Update and maintain company records.

Company: Patient First - Richmond, VA

I worked there from 10/2019 until 9/2020

Sales Representative

Complete extensive training in sales and new computer systems. Provide basic technical assistance for Windows computers and for the company system. Perform sales calls to teachers of all grades in schools across the country to sell travel programs for their students. Update and maintain company records.

Company: WorldStrides - Richmond, VA

I worked there from 7/2019 until 10/2019

Communications Officer

Operation as a 911 Dispatcher for the Henrico Country Police department

Company: Henrico County - Henrico, VA

I worked there from 2/2017 until 6/2019

Police Recruit

Participate in physical and mental training to become a police officer. Learn Virginia and national law codes and how to apply them as a police officer.

Company: Henrico County - Henrico, VA

I worked there from 6/2016 until 11/2016

Community Policing Intern

Organize and maintain files involving domestic violence cases. Manage resources to verify that information is properly available to domestic violence victims.

Company: Henrico County - Henrico, VA

I worked there from 6/2015 until 8/2015

Sheriff's Office Intern

Answer telephones and give information to callers, take messages, or transfer calls to appropriate individuals. Organize medical paperwork related to inmate records.

Company: Chesterfield County - Chesterfield, VA

I worked there from 6/2014 until 8/2014

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