So people said I should put a little bit about myself up here.
Well here goes:
Hi!!! My name is Marina Tsapelas, but my family and friends all call me Nina. A nickname I came up with myself, apparently, when I was a toddler and couldn't pronounce my own name. & it stuck.
I'm a 32 year old libra (I love libras!), born and raised in Jamaica Queens. Graduated from Hillcrest HS. Earned enough credits at Queensborough Community College to get a transfer scholarship to St.John 's University where I obtained my BA in Psychology and then went on to complete my masters in Counseling (MSEd) there as well. I have been working as a counselor with adolescents for the last 8 years, specializing in working with runaway teens for 5 years.
I believe my experience with the counseling world give me a unique perspective on weight loss but also my empathetic nature which is what compelled me to be a counselor in the first place, that and my desire to help people!