I have known Dr. Reeder for approximately 25 years. She has been my colleague in various work settings. In our working relationship, she was an excellent mentor and leader. There was never a time she did not have her door open to me for a consultation, training and general support. Her approach was direct, firm and very supportive. I grew tremendously under her tutelage as a Social Worker. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to work with her on difficult cases and actually see firsthand her ability to help her consumers; as well as her peers. Dr. Reeder nurtured my clinical skills, recognized my intuition and knowledge and gave me the confidence to push myself to become a better clinician.