It’s hard being in a position in your life where everything seems okay on paper, but inside something still feels off. I am sensitive to the necessity of juggling cultural, gender and racial identities and managing cultural differences while meeting the expectations of community, family, and self. It is extremely important for all people to feel safe and that they have a place of belonging. Through my practice, I work hard to create a space where my clients feel safe, heard, felt, supported, and confident that they can be themselves without judgment. I support clients with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD and OCD tendencies that affect relationships, self esteem and daily functioning. I provide psychoeducation about the brain, human behavior, mental disorders and neuro-plasticity.
Do you ever find yourself feeling down, reacting in disadvantageous ways in your important relationships, or in a cycle of overthinking, negative thoughts, anxiety, or self-loathing? What’s really underneath?
Using an integrative approach, I employ elements of various techniques (e.g., cognitive behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, family systems therapy, attachment theory, etc.) always promoting a culture of safety, empowerment, and healing. Together, we will work to explore the origins and purpose of behaviors, moods and thought patterns; how they are sustained, and how they impact psychological and overall well being.
The goal is to increase one’s self-awareness, i.e., process symptoms of depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, and disordered thinking; to invite you to connect back to your parts and body, and equip you with the tools and techniques to heal—bit by bit; to learn the ways early life experiences and relationships affected you and; learn new cognitive, emotional and behavioral ways of being.
My training in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Bowie State University combined with my work in different mental health settings and capacities has provided experience in providing crisis support and coordinating clinical assessments for individuals living with anxiety, depression, mood disorders and trauma.
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