“Due to my upbringing, I am acutely aware of others' suffering and there is a sense of responsibility that I feel to support others through challenging times.”
What was your path to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker?
I was the kid who observed people. As someone who is naturally curious about the human experience with an innate desire to help people, I was drawn to this profession. Growing up, I was always told that I was a good listener and have always been drawn to self-help books. I have worked in various outpatient settings, hospitals, and prisons as well as private practice. I have received certification and/or training in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, trauma-focused CBT, and life coaching.
What should someone know about working with you?
During the intake, I will ask questions to gain context about what led you here. I will gather information about your background, support system, coping skills, and patterns. Our sessions will be conversational in nature. I will provide you with supportive guidance and gentle challenges. I love working with clients who are insightful, accountable, and ready for change. We will measure progress according to the goals that you set.
How do your core values shape your approach to care?
I view the world through the lens of a first-born child of Haitian immigrants growing up in Miami. Due to my upbringing, I am acutely aware of others' suffering and there is a sense of responsibility that I feel to support others through challenging times. The care I provide to clients is centered around my core values, which include excellence, empathy, integrity, and community.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am most excited about the changing attitude toward mental health as well as the fact that therapy is becoming increasingly accessible to all. Due to increased transparency, education, and mainstream messaging about mental health, people feel less shame in admitting that they are struggling and could use some help. There are also more resources available than ever for just about any type of problem and population.
“The care I provide to clients is centered around my core values, which include excellence, empathy, integrity, and community.”