My search lead me to a Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy program at Loma Linda University. As a student in this program I was immersed in ‘practical’ experience from the beginning. I learned about human systems, relational and family dynamics, and emotional experience that connects all of us. I had the honor and privilege of being supervised by remarkable psychologists who created a safe and secure learning environment that allowed me to discover my strengths as a person and a therapist. They provided a safe place for me to ‘land’ when I encountered challenges and made mistakes. They modelled acceptance, curiosity, and empathy – unconditional positive regard.