I’m a joy advocate and impact-driven leader. I believe everyone deserves genuine smiles, liberation, laughter, and love. This is curated inwardly first. However, stress, anxiety, depression, etc. can obstruct those experiences. The goal of my practice is to support our community in removing those hindrances.
My practice is rooted in whole healing. While incorporating cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy frameworks in my practice, I also acknowledge that most traditional mainstream treatment modalities do not adequately address mental health challenges of the Black community; they were not created with consideration of race. By intersecting my Black, queer, womxn identity, social justice and racial equity are integrated in all work that I do because it is relevant in everything that I do. A culturally centered practice equips our community with the tools to identify, acknowledge, and release burdens carried in our everyday lives.
Hiking, biking, beaching, reading, puppies, family, and food bring me joy. I integrate these activities into my work where possible and immerse myself fully in these experiences during leisure.