“My desire to help others, a solution-focused mindset, and my background in psychology led me to becoming a therapist.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I love behavioral science and studied psychology during my undergraduate degree. My desire to help others, a solution-focused mindset, and my background in psychology led me to becoming a therapist.
What should someone know about working with you?
I offer a free 15-minute consultation. Sessions are organic with a primary focus on client goals for treatment. I use an integrative and collaborative approach, combining mindfulness-based practices, client strengths, and trauma-focused therapies.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I'm really interested in trauma and somatic therapies. My interest developed after interning with the veteran population. Upon reading The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, I was so intrigued about the mind-body connection. This led me to learn about trauma-focused CBT therapy and I'm in the process of becoming a certified EMDR therapist. Trauma impacts our lives in various ways and can interfere with our physical and mental wellbeing. I am passionate about supporting Black people and the BIPOC community in working through intergenerational trauma. Our communities have endured trauma for generations and we continue to experience it whether via the news, the workplace, school, or in our communities and we need a safe space. I see you, I hear you, and I too am going through it with you. It's my hope to share effective tools that have helped me assist others in navigating through their trauma.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe you know yourself best and are the expert in your life. As we work together, I will help you identify your strengths and implement treatments to address your needs.
“I use an integrative and collaborative approach, combining mindfulness-based practices, client strengths, and trauma-focused therapies.”