Far too often, black women are told to be strong, to work twice as hard, and to keep pushing even when there’s very little left to give. There is a lack of understanding that while we may be “strong”, we are better when we feel heard, supported, and validated with our feelings and experiences.
As a counselor, I strive to provide a space where my clients can feel safe uncovering their truths, healing from their pain, and working towards authenticity. I believe that in learning how to be our genuine and most authentic selves, especially in a world that often sends us messages that we are not enough, we can create a fulfilling and meaningful life for ourselves and those around us.
I approach therapy primarily from a psychodynamic and person-centered theoretical approach. What this means is that I support you in unpacking your childhood experiences to explore the ways in which they may have shaped who you’ve come to be today. More often than not, people do not recognize the ways unresolved trauma and childhood experiences manifest. My aim is work alongside you in a collaborative effort to bridge the gap between who you currently are and who you hope to be to foster a more congruent and ideal version of yourself.
I understand that beginning therapy for the first time or starting with a new therapist can be quite overwhelming, which is why I strive to meet each client where they are and allow them to set the pace for their healing.
You are capable. You are resilient. But most importantly, you are supported. I look forward to working with you on this journey of self-discovery.
Please feel free to reach out and schedule a free initial consultation with me to learn more about my approach to therapy and the ways I can help you reach your mental wellness goals!