I adhere to the philosophy that relationships are at the core of the human experience, yet there are times when healing can't be done alone. My work is fundamentally relational. I help people overcome trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, with an understanding that these issues can overlap or involve additional problems impacting other areas of life. I am warm, relatable, active, and flexible, balancing exploratory work with directness. I have over 16 years of experience with a diverse body of clients. I divide my time between clinical work, teaching, and research.
My expertise includes relationship issues, betrayal trauma (i.e., cheating, gaslighting) racial identity issues, and mood disorders. I consider myself a relational-cultural therapist, which means my work acknowledges the complex experiences of women of African descent while emphasizing that individuals grow and heal in relationships.
To achieve the client's goals, I utilize principles of brief psychodynamic, interpersonal therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
I offer a complimentary 20-minute consultation to new clients so we can discuss your current needs and goals and to make sure we’re a good fit.