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Ensign Lenore Fitzpatrick

Name Lenore Harper Fitzpatrick Ph.D.

Position Chief Counselor

Rank Ensign



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Character Information

Birthplace Cedar Falls, Rigel VIII
Gender Female
Species Human
Age 39
Quarters Deck 2

Physical Appearance

Height 5'9"
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Lenore is tall and slender with inquisitive brown eyes and brown hair. She has a pale complexion and is somewhat tall for a human female even in her chair, giving her a somewhat regal bearing.

Family

Spouse None currently; once divorced
Children None
Father Cooper Delacourt
Mother Naomi Delacourt
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) None
Other Family None

Personality & Traits

Demeanour Dr. Fitzpatrick has a wonderful sense of humor, which she uses frequently to help people feel better about themselves. She is warm and friendly, always taking the concerns of those around her to heart. She can be very outspoken, and is not afraid to share her opinions with anyone, feeling one of the most important things a counselor can do is offer a completely objective perspective on important issues. She prefers to be as independent as possible, though she is not too stubborn to ask for help when she needs it. She is not particularly religious, but she believes she survived her accident with minimal injuries for a reason, and she doesn’t take the second chance lightly.
Strengths & Weaknesses Over the years, she has grown slightly more reserved, no longer quite as quick to talk about her life before her assignment with Starfleet Medical, but if asked, she will make no excuses about her life as an alcoholic. She is proud of what she's been able to overcome, but she is eager to move on and focus on her career, knowing that every day she has the potential to lose control of her life. She is a firm believer in personal accountability and is not afraid to use tough love if it will help others avoid learning important life lessons the way she did. She is more sensitive than most people know, but it's a side most rarely see, as she knows others depend on her to remain in control.

Ambitions Lenore’s greatest ambition is to be a loving wife and mother. She expects her chances of finding someone who will accept her baggage are slim, but it hasn’t kept her from secretly hoping. In the meantime, she is determined to focus on her service to Starfleet and is content to serve in positions that will allow her to do the greatest good.

Hobbies & Interests Forensic Psychology and suspense holonovels

Personal History Lenore "Len" Hazel was born June 2, 2353 to Cooper and Naomi Delacourt in the city of Cedar Falls, located on Rigel VIII. Cooper was on leave from Starfleet Academy when he met the attractive Terra native on the pleasure planet, and he quickly initiated what they mutually agreed was to be a casual fling. Six months into the relationship, Naomi became pregnant, and although she was completely resigned to raising the child on her own, pressure from Cooper's parents quilted him into a marriage of convenience.

Cooper spent most of their early marriage in San Francisco attending the main campus of Starfleet Academy, while Naomi chose to stay on Rigel VIII as a hotel manager so she could give her daughter the security of a permanent home. From the very start, the long distance relationship was wrought with problems that were only exacerbated by Cooper's love for gambling, drinking and exotic women. When Lenore was two, Cooper walked out on his family, citing he had forgiven himself for the sins of his youth and needed to move on with his life. From that point forward, though it was difficult adjusting to life as a single parent, Naomi put all her energy into raising her daughter.

Lenore lacked nothing while she was growing up. Though she had several opportunities to become a party girl amongst the Starfleet tourists, she preferred to spend time with her mother, who because she was still relatively young, was more like a best friend than a mother. Len attended the Cedar Falls Prepatory Academy through high school, studying a variety of subjects, most notably, psychology and law. It wasn't until she was sixteen that she decided she wanted to enter Starfleet and serve as a psychologist in the JAG Corps. This worried Naomi, as she feared the decision would weaken their very close relationship, but the determined Len would not be swayed now that she was tiring of Rigelllian life.

She was accepted in the fall of 2373 to Starfleet Academy as a counseling major with a minor in Federation law, and after graduation in 2377, she was selected for a two year internship at Starfleet Medical Academy under its Graduate Behavioral Science Program. Knowing the JAG Corps would still be an opportunity she could pursue two years later, she accepted the prestigious position. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, specializing in trauma counseling with a particular interest in empathic and telepathic species. Though the trauma counseling curriculum was designed for aspiring doctors and psychiatrists already intimately familiar with complexities of twenty-fourth century medicine, Len survived the difficult academia, having received greater insight into how trauma to the mind affected trauma to the body and vice versa. After receiving her doctorate, she was commissioned with the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade, and shortly thereafter she submitted her application for her first Starfleet posting.

Unfortunately, the stressful year took its toll on the relationship she shared with her mother, whom she spoke to only rarely via subspace. In hindsight, Len would later regret not seeing the evidence of manic depression in her mother, but up until a year after her daughter's graduation, Naomi faithfully controlled her illness with medication. As a child, her mother's spontaneity made the elder woman an ideal companion, and on those days when Naomi showed signs of depression, the sensitive Lenore assumed her mother was lonely for Cooper.

Just before Len left for her first assignment, her mother surprised her with a month long vacation to Betazed, citing a need to bond with her before she left the nest and ventured into the great unknown. The two had a great time but Lenore was anxious to prepare for her new assignment, so when her mother received word that the Rigelllian hotel she owned was unexpectedly short-handed, Len was all too relieved to spend the rest of her vacation by herself in a small apartment on Bajor, awaiting the arrival of the USS Wellington, her first post. Two weeks before Len was to board the Wellington, she received word her mother committed suicide, an apparent overdose of anti-psychotic medication that until that moment, Len didn't even realize her mother needed.

It was a difficult blow that would later haunt her, but the shock and anger she felt was enough to keep her sufficiently numb long enough to get her mother's affairs in order before boarding the Wellington. She did seek counseling, but refused to let it affect her career plans, so despite a painful loss, Lenore forced herself to move ahead, knowing the greatest tribute she could give her mother was to become a successful Starfleet counselor.

Lenore was grateful for the opportunity to stay busy caring for others, as it gave her less time to mourn the absence of both her parents. Len gradually learned to deal with lonely off-duty hours through alcohol consumption, and although she was a regular in Ten Forward who liked to party with the best of her shipmates, she was careful not to let her drinking habits impact her career. Although she never really outgrew her love for a good time, by the end of her first year, she had taken on a host of new responsibilities. She was promoted to Lieutenant Senior Grade and subsequently Assistant Chief Counselor, and she also married Security Officer Peter Fitzpatrick, so for a time her life as a wife and officer kept her from feeling lonely.

Less than a year into her marriage, Peter was transferred to the USS Ottawa, a tactical cruiser which did not allow families. The distance was hard for Len and she found herself fearing abandonment as her father had done so many years before. She eventually returned to drinking and because of her life experiences, she found herself accusing her husband of cheating constantly, which only made Peter resent her. The marriage gradually fell apart, and by the time her first anniversary came along, the two had already agreed to a trial separation.

Lenore realized belatedly she wanted to save her marriage and on a sudden shoreleave, she decided to surprise her husband and announce her desire to reconcile. When she arrived on Starbase 186, where the Ottawa was docked for repairs, she found Tim in bed with a fellow female Security Officer, dashing all hope that they could ever rekindle their relationship. This realization was the final straw for Len and when she entered a local bar known as The Hangar she had every intention of drowning her sorrows.

To this day, she doesn't remember much about how her commercial shuttle crashed landed on a nearby deserted M-class planet, but for three days and nights, she was too delirious from alcohol poisoning to attempt to call for help. By the time she was discovered, she had injured her spine so severely that doctors feared she would be permanently disabled. Though the cause of the crash was later determined to be mechanical failure, given her blood alcohol level and past history, Starfleet discreetly placed Len on medical leave, sending her to the Vista Clinic in 2374 for rehabilitation and counseling designed specifically for Starfleet officers trying to overcome severe trauma and addiction.

Unable to cope with his wife's accident, Peter and Lenore divorced, and they parted somewhat amicably, though both will admit they still carry scars from that day. Under the guidance of Dr. Dana Turner, Lenore thrived, quickly regaining her desire to help herself by helping others. Over time she learned how to deal with her grief, and when she was released six months later, it was with a renewed spirit and determination to resume her career as a counselor

Her first assignment after returning to duty was to Starfleet Medical in San Francisco. Though working mostly as a paper pusher for the Director of Starfleet Counseling, Lenore frequently advised other starship based counselors on trauma counseling and also served as a Counselor-Inspector, evaluating counselors enlisted during the Dominion War. Traveling from assignment to assignment as a representative of Starfleet Medical awakened her love for her work, but she longed for a more permanent posting. That opportunity came in 2375 when she was assigned as Chief Trauma Counselor of the USS Blackwell, a newly commissioned Olympic-class hospital ship. She enjoyed her job, but after a year of treating physically and emotionally scarred officers, she was ready for a change of pace.

Starfleet Medical was prepared to assign her to starbase duty, but when she learned of the USS Kepler and its immediate need for a counselor well trained to handle trauma cases and those with telepathic and empathic abilities, she was convinced the Kepler was where she needed to be.

Though reluctant to give the barely healed Lenore such a stressful and highly specialized position, but in desperate need of someone to assume the role if only temporarily, her superiors assigned her to the USS Kepler as a Counselor-Inspector and acting Chief Counselor, meant to observe the status of the crew of the Kepler and to attend to their need for a qualified therapist.

After serving aboard the Kepler for two years, eventually as a full member of the crew, Starfleet Medical called upon her experience as a Counselor-Inspector again, this time for the SAR vessel, USS Avenger. When the Avenger was recalled for a long-term refit after four years of service, Lenore was reassigned to the USS Crown for a special assignment.

Upon completion of this assignment, Lenore was looking for a change of pace that would still challenge her diverse skillset. Intrigued by the opportunity to serve aboard a ship primarily devoted to diplomacy, Len was pleased to be granted a transfer to the USS Tranquility as its Chief Counselor.

Service Record 2379 - 2380: Assistant Chief Counselor, USS Wellington
2380 - 2381: Medical leave, Vista Clinic
2381 - 2382: Chief Counselor, USS Blackwell
2382 - 2384: Counselor-Inspector/acting Chief Counselor, USS Kepler
2384-2388.: Counselor-Inspector, USS Avenger
2388 – 2392: Chief Counselor, USS Crown
Present: Chief Counselor, USS Tranquility


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