Location

Los Angeles, California 90047, United States

Description

I'm Dr. J, a licensed psychologist at The Black Girl Doctor, a virtual therapy practice that specializes in the mental health of professional Black women.

“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.” -Kahlil Gibran

What if that is really true? What if your life can be on the pathway to looking and being radically different two weeks, six months, one year from today? What if we really do have more power over creating our future than we think?

I'm Dr. J, a licensed psychologist at The Black Girl Doctor, a virtual therapy practice that specializes in the mental health of professional Black women.

I believe that the work of therapy is to help you (re)discover your areas of greatest joy and to chart a path towards attaining a life of meaning, value, and purpose. To do that, however, requires us to lean into the pain and the sorrows. Rather than becoming distracted by a diagnosis, the aim is to figure out what is no longer working for you, as we can become trapped in patterns of behavior that continue to result in pain and suffering. My goal, then, is to help you become un-stuck, choose your joys, and move freely, fully, and confidently into a life that matters.

I earned my Doctor of Psychology from the University of La Verne, and my research focused upon the ways in which Black women shift, or alter various aspects of their identity or presentation depending upon the contexts in which they inhabit at any given time. This has been an area that is near and dear to my heart, as I have been all to aware of my own shifting behavior and the toll it can exact upon psychological, emotional, mental, and physical health and well-being. The scale I developed, the African American Women’s Shifting Scale, has subsequently been adapted for Latin-x and Asian American women populations.

What’s more, my clinical interests have always included working with diverse clientele on issues most salient to healthy identity development and expression. I believe that clients are the experts of their own life, and that often it is not a matter of someone not knowing what to do, but how to get it done that is most troubling and frustrating. It is my passion to help draw out what is already on the inside of you, and, if necessary, help you get out of your own way!

So, who am I, you ask? Well, I am a southern California native, Los Angeles to be exact (and yes, native Los Angelenos do exist!), and I enjoy getting lost in a good book or being transported to a happy place with music that speaks to my soul. I am known for my boisterous laugh which often announces my presence, and any place in nature is what recharges my spirit.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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Practice Details
  • Street Address

    All California Residents-Virtual Practice

  • City

    Los Angeles

  • Zip Code

    Los Angeles, California 90047, United States

  • State of Licensure

    California

  • Describe Your Practice

    Online Only

  • Accepting New Clients

    Yes

  • Virtual Therapy

    Yes

  • Prescribe Medication

    No

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