Issue: Traumatic Grief and Bereavement
Treatment Modality: Integrative
Certified Grief Counseling Specialist
Certified Trauma Professional
Certified Telemental Health Provider - Associate
B.A. Spelman College
M.A. Counseling, New York University
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, New York University
“There is a tendency to underestimate how intensely distressing and disabling loss usually is and for how long the distress, and often the disablement, commonly lasts…There is a tendency to suppose that a normal healthy person can and should get over a bereavement not only fairly rapidly but also completely. But, loss of a loved person is one of the most intensely painful experiences any human being can suffer.” – John Bowlby, Loss, Sadness, and Depression
I provide compassionate and culturally responsive online and in-office grief therapy for Maryland African American women and men in states of distress in response to the death of a loved one days, weeks, months, or years after the loss. My structured and integrative approach to grief and bereavement therapy is informed by my studies of: (1) trauma, grief and bereavement, (2) my own experience with traumatic loss, and, (3) my religious, spiritual, and, holistic wellness studies and practices. It includes somatic, nature-based, artistic, emotion-focused, cognitive and behavioral interventions, and practices from the Black Church religious tradition. I do not personally prescribe psychotropic medication, but I do maintain a list of area prescribers and can collaborate with them, in the event we find that psychopharmacological treatment would be beneficial to your journey.
My practice is boutique. This allows me to give clients more attention than is typically found in traditional once a week therapy and/or agency settings. Working outside of the constraints of various insurance panels also allows me to offer highly personalized therapy.
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I am glad that you found me, and would be honored to accompany you through this difficult season.