“For clients interested in working with me, it’s important to know that you will always have support in your corner.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
When I was younger, I always felt that I easily connected with others. I was viewed as the go-to person for friends and family to share their feelings. When I attended Wheelock College, I knew that it was my purpose and my mission to pursue this area further. I decided to obtain my social work degree and, from there, pursue my master’s degree at Boston College. One of my passions is working with young people. Due to this, I explored three internships at schools across Boston. From there, I decided to work professionally for schools and I have been lucky to be in this field for several years. I continue to be inspired by the resilience and openness of children, adolescents, and young adults. They bring so much joy to the work that I do. I look forward to working with this population and others for many years to come!
What should someone know about working with you?
For clients interested in working with me, it’s important to know that you will always have support in your corner. During our initial sessions, I will spend my time getting to know you as a person before we jump into doing the work. It’s very important that we have a trusting relationship so I understand how I can best meet your needs. We will explore getting to know ourselves better through mindfulness activities, journaling, music, and other creative outlets. I bring a lot of energy to our sessions and I will hold you accountable for what you commit to. We will get through this together! This is a life-long journey, not a race, and we will go at your pace! Working with me involves deepening insight to change behaviors that prevent you from accomplishing your goals.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
As a black therapist, being culturally responsive to my client’s needs is very important. When looking at the systems that created a society where many feel oppressed, it’s important to look at the history of how these systems were created and take into consideration how we as people function within these systems. Part of my values lies in providing psychoeducation and insight on how we can put this knowledge to our use. I value integrity, honesty, and finding our passions to drive our futures.
“It’s very important that we have a trusting relationship so I understand how I can best meet your needs.”