“Participating in therapy does not remove or eliminate life's challenges; however, it can help clients learn strategies and coping mechanisms to deal with them.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have over 22 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I've worked as a certified school psychologist for the New York Public School System for the past 22 years while attaining two masters’ degrees and one professional diploma. I have a vast amount of experience working with clients from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
What should someone know about working with you?
My office is a safe and judgment-free space where my clients can talk openly about the challenges they face. I utilize a holistic therapeutic approach that explores my client’s whole self. This includes their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social beings. Participating in therapy does not remove or eliminate life's challenges; however, it can help clients learn strategies and coping mechanisms to deal with them. I concentrate on my client’s strengths, using CBT as well as other treatment modalities.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am a national anger management specialist, level 2, and a certified clinical anxiety treatment professional (CCATP). I am also DBT-trained and I specialized in marriage and couples counseling.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Normalizing mental health counseling within the African American community is something I am most excited about.
“I concentrate on my client’s strengths, using CBT as well as other treatment modalities.”