To the Black woman reading this right now,
Take a deep breath (seriously, try it).
You made it.
Before we jump in? There's something I want you to know.
In case no one has ever told you? Thank you for being angry (they meant strong). Thank you for being “problematic” (they meant brave) . Thank you for being as loud as the day you were fucking born (they meant passionate). I know we don't know each other very well but I want you to know that there is genuinely someone out here who wants you to have every thing you want in this world. I was rooting for you then, I am rooting for you now, and I'll be rooting for you always.
Now that we've got that out of the way!
Hey! I'm Dr. Hill and I'm here to heal.
I'm a Registered Clinical Social Worker with Aweh Support Services and I've been waiting for you (seriously).
So, let's get to the point. My approach to therapy is as intersectional as the clients I work with. I’m pro whatever tf you decide to do - as long as that doesn’t include racism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, and restricting access to abortion. Some shit is bigger than you and some shit ain't just about you. Period.
Anyway. As you've probably guessed? I’m audacious, authentic, and unapologetic.I believe in boundaries, transparency, and owning your shit. If you broke the egg? You broke the mfn egg sis. It's okay. Shit happens. Life happens.
So, yo. I’m the daughter of a single mother, the granddaughter of a single mother, and the great granddaughter of sharecroppers. I specialize in trauma, mother-daughter relationships, and over-functioning. Very early, I developed a keen understanding of the magic and resilience of Black women and other women of color. However, it wasn't until I became one of these women that I understood the superhuman existences that some of us live. Lifting while we're drowning. Persevering when we're depleted. Laughing when we're numb. Somewhere along the way we learned to admire overexertion… learned to aspire to overexertion. We learned we couldn't break. We learned we weren't allowed to break. This is the Black womanhood I've admired, the Black womanhood that was stressed to me, and this is still the Black womanhood that so many of us aspire to.
Here’s the thing. WE bruise too. & That’s where I come in.
You know how the sorting hat sorts people into houses (one of those nerdy Harry Potter references)? Society sorts people into boxes, and I’m here to help you find your expecto patronus (clearly an HP fan here)! For me, there is something truly magical about working with Black women and Women of Color to see a life beyond those boxes. While I enjoy working with ALL clients, my expertise tends to attract:
Black women and WOC who battle debilitating anxiety but dare to exist anyway.
Black women and women color who for the first time feel safe enough to speak to their traumas
Black women and WOC who can’t afford to respond to people or situations in the way they use to.
Black women & WOC who are introverted af but are forced to navigate extroverted systems every day.
Imposter syndrome. Systemic Oppression. Those things are real. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, Problem Solving Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy, I help Black women & Women of Color move THROUGH their anxiety and trauma.
If you’re looking to process the childhood you never recovered from, your mother’s inability to nurture you, a toxic workplace environment, and/or your role in someone else’s trauma? We're probably a good fit.
I practice a range of therapeutic techniques (EMDR, CBT, Brainspotting, etc), I'm hella educated (PhD, MSW, MA, & BA), and I've lived a lot of lives (some of which include a Senior Researcher at Google, a post doc at USC, and the Director of Research at an Oakland non-profit). I can't tell you that I was ever quite ready for any of the roles of above but I was brave and the universe listens to brave. I can confidently say that the only limitations I’ve ever had are the ones I've placed on myself.
Pro-tip? The subconscious doesn’t have a sense of humor. Don't say you can’t. You can.
So yeah, listen, back to you. Healing is messy and I'm not here to convince you otherwise. Even so? Struggling is not a rite of package and should not be the cost of admission. If you're still reading this and you're ready the manifest the person you want to be? Head over to my website and book a time to chat.