Hi, I’m Malaika A. Small, a Licensed Master Social Worker. I am and have always been passionate about education, social justice, community engagement, supporting women of color, and helping people reach their full potential. I am highly skilled in coaching, advising and counseling BIPOC to overcome challenges regarding their career, life transitions, family issues, workplace microaggressions, interpersonal relationships, and healing from generational trauma.
My approach is holistic and centers the whole person. I pride myself on being easy to talk to, sensitive, in tune with the needs of others, spiritual but, not overly religious, gentle and patient. Sometimes, people need to talk through day-to-day challenges, and my goal is to create a safe-space for people to do so.
I graduated from Silberman School of Social Work with a Master of Social Work. I also earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and Master of Science in Educational Administration from SUNY Albany.
I am also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Bronx Alumnae Chapter where I co-chair the Social Action Committee. A few random fun facts about me are that I love all things fashion, freelance as a makeup artist, enjoy all aspects of event planning and baking, have a laugh that is infectious, and was a cheerleader for the basketball team in high school.