I am the founder and owner of Village Support Therapy and Consulting LLC.
I've always had a passion for working in the mental health field. Growing up in the inner city, I recognized the detrimental effects that untreated mental illness and trauma can have on individuals, families and communities. Having this insight, coupled with my awareness about the stigmatization of mental illness and treatment, particularly in the black community, has been my driving force for becoming educated and trained to become a clinical practitioner. Given these points, I believe that the representation of BIPOC Mental Health Practitioners is a catalyst for overcoming the stigma of mental illness and treatment in BIPOC communities.
I have been working in the field for several years now, in a variety of different settings and with a broad spectrum of client systems. I have worked with individuals with severe mental illness and developmental disabilities. I am certified in CBT and racial trauma therapy and also have training in narrative therapy, short-term therapy methods and systems theory methods.
My goal is to create a therapeutic experience that is person-centered and trauma-informed. I believe that people are experts of their lives and have the desire and ability to formulate solutions to their problems. I’ll provide an atmosphere that is caring, warm and empathic, as I walk alongside you on your journey towards healing, stability and growth.
I also provide licensure supervision for LGSWs and LSWs working towards their clinical and/or independent license in the state of Minnesota.
I currently accept the following insurance:
Optum Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Minnesota Medical Assistance
**Sliding scale offered for self-pay on a case-by-case basis.