I am a black therapist who concentrates on the lived experiences of black women. My practice is a Womanist Blackcentric environment.
Mental Health Counselor in Tennessee
Supervised by Heather Kiernan
Many black women present with frustrations regarding their status of their relationships and unaware how childhood trauma impacts their current circumstances. Trauma is often misunderstood in the black community where some behaviors while culturally approved, create adverse childhood experiences. Exploration of these concerns in therapy help clients understand their lives and heal from pain.
Black women are frequently undiagnosed for depression and when they are they frequently do not receive the necessary help. Black women languish unnecessarily to receive treatment. To improve outcomes receiving therapy from a culturally sensitive therapist can be a critical first step.
Black women experience higher rates of anxiety which is often mis-diagnosed as aggression. Coping techniques for managing anxiety must be tailored to the specifics of the clients cultural orientation. Additionally, reflection on the sources of anxiety must be explored. I work with women who are often unaware of the symptomatology of anxiety and once made aware are able to intuitively develop strategies for relief.
TFCBT has been effective with clients to change the related patterning of thinking, feeling and behaviors.
I utilize this treatment as it has been impactful in my own personal therapy. Tremendous self-energy can be gained from understanding the various emotional parts that require attention. Once these areas are affirmed they provide information that
I have recently added this treatment modality due to the mindfulness element. Acceptance of life conditions can actually empower toward making active changes.