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Hi! Thank you for visiting. My name is Chitara, Founder and Owner of Pat and Turn, LLC. I was born in Bradenton, Florida and grew up in the South Bronx. I graduated from the University at Albany in 2010 (UA Uknow!). While at UA I studied Social Work and Africana Studies. I have spent the last 10+ years as a Licensed Social Worker, working predominantly with children and families in under served communities. My inspiration for starting this community is sparked by my love of spending time outdoors, my desire to encourage people to prioritize their mental health and the idea that they do not have to be exclusive of one another and most importantly, can be fun. Travel, nature and community are my cornerstones for mental wellness. My hope is that the activities, resources and members of the Pat & Turn community can be a pillar of your wellness journey. 


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And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
-Anais Nin

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