“I use an integrated therapeutic approach to identify challenges and empower my clients to make decisions that are better aligned with their goals.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I first decided to become a therapist while in college; I've always been people-focused and I believe that emotional health is just as important as physical health. My educational background is in social work, marriage and family therapy, and psychology. I use an integrated therapeutic approach to identify challenges and empower my clients to make decisions that are better aligned with their goals. My areas of specialty are work-life balance, stress management, religious abuse, and interpersonal relationships. I enjoy what I do and I believe in client-focused care.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am straightforward and honest as a therapist and I believe that it's important that you find your therapeutic experience beneficial. Whether we are talking about your life, identifying areas for growth, or processing previous experiences, the focus is always on you. I'm not the type of therapist to always prescribe homework but if there's something to do in between sessions that is aligned with your goals, I'll bring it up and make suggestions.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
As a Black woman living in the United States, I wear multiple hats like many others. I grew up in a religiously conservative household and spent some of my childhood on a compound. I’ve wrestled with reconciling spirituality with the religious ideals I was taught. My journey has been one of learning how to manage stress, intentional personal growth, and radical self-acceptance. It is this knowledge and experience that I bring into my practice and into my work with clients.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I enjoy telehealth because it is convenient for many and serves as a way to continue to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. As a millennial myself, I'm excited to see mental health treatment become more accessible to individuals who may not have reached out for support if they had to go into a traditional office space.
“My areas of specialty are work-life balance, stress management, religious abuse, and interpersonal relationships.”