You may be seeking therapy because of challenging circumstances which may rock your sense of fairness, resilience and faith. It’s been through my own path that I have learned the most. My life journey has taught me the importance of embracing pain, identifying lessons and moving beyond turmoil. My oh-so-difficult hardships gave me the opportunity to learn that with patience, hard work and prayer: All things can shift. These experiences guide me while I am counseling clients, educating students and advocating for justice. In our therapeutic relationship and joint efforts: ideas will be challenged, thoughts will shift, behaviors will alter, and goals will be met.
I am currently completing my doctoral degree of Counselor Education and Supervision at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, though my most formative education came through experience. A tumultuous time in my academic program gave rise to my colleagues and I publishing an article highlighting the experience of African American women in academia. And as a mother of a young lady with Sickle Cell Disease, I have become a strong advocate for health equity, increased funding and awareness for this rare blood disease.
As I answered the calling on my life to become a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I use Cognitive Behavioral and Constructivist theories in the building of effective therapeutic relationships. I am trauma-informed and LGBTQ affirming. I work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a wide range of presenting needs, including anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, conflict resolution, reconciliation and more. I would be honored to travel alongside you on your life journey as you seek clarity on your calling, blessings, as well as securing a sense of homeostasis and life balance.
My office is located on the 1st floor of BeverlyTherapists.