Ever since she started doing social work at the age of 18, Dr. Katharine Campbell says she’s “always been in the field of wanting to help other people.”

Now, with her own private practice in Wilton Manors after working at SunServe, she’s continuing her life’s work of helping others, including women and the LGBT community.

Her work involves helping her patients with medical conditions, such as chronic illness and pain, as well as trauma, victim advocacy and domestic violence. She also does consulting and helps non-profits answer important questions about the viability of their programs. In 2015, she helped found Women’s CenterED, “a safe, affirming and empowering space for women to come together, learn from one another, share and grow.”

Campbell, who has been with her partner for two years and has an eight-year-old daughter, said she was lucky to have an accepting community when she came out years ago, but her sexual orientation still helps her assist those who aren’t as accepted as she was.

“It can help me relate in different ways. Through diversity also comes resiliency. And I help others through their resiliency. Knowing yourself is very freeing. It’s empowering to know who you are.”