Total loan: $8,000


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Fresno, CA, United States / Health

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Reshale's story

By definition, "Allay" means to soothe or diminish worry or fear. In June of 2018, I established Allay Psychological Services out of very real fear and worry for my future. Job opportunities were scarce for psychologists, and I knew that if I wanted to rise above my current circumstances, I had to act boldly to not just search for an opportunity but to create one. With the help of family, friends, and support from the local business community, I was able to create a business intended to help others achieve healing, health, and hope. My passion and motivation for Allay were born from learning that simply having degrees, training, experience, and knowledge is sometimes just not enough to set you up for operating in your life's purpose. At my lowest point, I was a doctor drowning in student loan debt, and struggling to find work. Allay was not only my way out, but is now my way of paying it forward to other psychologists of color who may be struggling to find opportunities for professional growth. It is from this paradigm that much of Allay's work is focused on fostering resilience and building skills to help our clients overcome life's toughest challenges no matter what the statistics or research suggest. In the same way that this business came to exist, at Allay, we are focused on creating our clients' better tomorrows--today.