The mission of POD Counseling aims to guide women of color on the path of self-discovery, healing, and self-reflection by repairing, rebuilding, and renewing themselves so that they can experience the best that life has to offer them.
I'm elated that you are beginning this journey of healing and wholeness.
get it. Seeking therapy is a huge first step, and you have probably searched and searched to find the therapist that best suits your needs. You've read bios, you've searched their social media, and you still just aren't sure. You may have even had a therapist once that you just didn't vibe with.
The most important qualifier is that I have sat in your seat. I don't just have the educational background and expertise to provide quality care, but I have gone to therapy myself and found how beneficial it is to my life. I know what it's like to be on the other side of the chair... to pour my heart out to someone I'm not sure I should trust... to develop a meaningful therapeutic relationship... and then see the beauty unfold as I learn about myself and how to adjust my thinking and resolve issues of my past. This journey you are getting ready to go on is special and important to your growth and I'm honored to be considered on your path of discovery.
Some of my qualifications:
7 years in the field, licensed since 2015; Earned a Master of Social Work in 2013; Earned a Master of Public Administration in 2016; Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Work at Nazareth College; Professional Expertise in trauma, anxiety, depression, cultural diversity & humility.
I believe that because we are complex people, so using just one treatment method is a huge disservice. Some of the treatment modalities and approaches that I infuse depending on the client's need include but are not limited to: Person-Centered Care, Trauma-Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solutions Focused, Strengths-Based, and Psychodynamic Approaches. I am also an active practitioner and educator of cultural humility.
Offering coaching throughout the country and therapy services in the state of NY. Accepting New Clients February 2021.