Our Professional Identity: Who We Are and What We Do
"When You Know Who You Are, When Your Mission Is Clear and You Burn with the Inner Fire of Unbreakable Will; No Cold Can Touch Your Heart; No Deluge Can Dampen Your Purpose. You Know That You Are Alive." - Chief Seattle (1780-1866)
Simply put, we come to work every day because we believe that every child and family, regardless of their background or life circumstances, deserves a life that is healthy and meaningful. We face hard truths daily, in that life is certainly not fair, and many families have been carrying the burden of suffering for multiple generations. Despite facing great hardships, our patients inspire us every day with their grit, resilience, and perseverence to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. As child and adolescent psychiatrists, we have the privilege and honor of accompanying children and their families on their journey towards healing, and in the process learn to grow and heal ourselves as well. The cornerstone values of our professional identity are humanity, empathy, equity, dedication, mutual respect, openness, and ethical care. We are looking for team members who fully embrace and realize these values through their own life experiences, insight, and a growth-oriented mindset to continually progress and develop over time.