I want to provide the healing space for black individuals in need and equip them with the tools they need to navigate environments that threaten their mental health stability. For too long black people have been called “resilient” but have not been given the space to heal. I want to change that narrative and help black people experience the benefits of mental health therapy. Black people deserve to be happy, unapologetically, and not be weighed down my mental health stigmas.
Clients experience me as easy to engage with, supportive, and understanding. I appreciate humor and believe life should not be taken seriously all the time. Therefore, I sometimes utilize humor in my sessions, in appropriate therapeutic ways, if that is what an individual needs. Clients have told me that my our work together has helped them navigate challenging situations and emotions.
I use different clinical approaches depending on the needs of my clients. I have received training in Motivational Interviewing, Narrative therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I often utilize a strength-based perspective when working with clients because I believe helping clients identify their strengths is important foundational work.