The ebbs and flow of life can be stressful and challenging but also full of happiness and joy. There are times when seeking help is necessary to navigate different parts of the life journey. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York. I am here to provide support as you navigate the life journey. My areas of interests include but are not limited to; anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, adjustment to change/life transitions, grief/loss, relationship issues, women’s issues, racial/inequality issues and mental health stigma in the Black community.
My clinical experience includes case management with a preventive agency, working in a psychiatric public hospital providing treatment to children and adolescents, clinical consultation to a community-based organization and implementing school mental health programs in the public health sector. I currently work for one the largest non-profit human services agencies in the NYC area as a program director of a school based mental health program.
My clinical approach is varied—I am trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Therapy. I use all modalities based on the client’s needs and goals. I center people’s experiences and their interactions within systems of oppression. I openly name all of the “isms”, racism, sexism, colorism, ableism as well as patriarchy, homophobia and transphobia and its impact on functioning. My approach is affirming while holding clients accountable to be active in their own healing. I push clients to confront themselves. It’s not always comfortable because comfort is not present in growth. However, I create a soft space for clients to land as they unpack and process. I am conversational, reflective and am known to give homework so clients can build their mental health muscles.
I am committed to providing healing spaces because everyone deserves to have healing spaces for themselves, their families and their communities. We deserve to be released from generational trauma. We deserve to restore with our families and communities to create a full life free of mental anguish. We deserve absolute joy! Joy is a revolutionary act and it is everywhere we manifest it!