About My Clients
Are you experiencing a life transition (new child, new job, loss of job, career change, etc.)? Are you feeling overwhelmed with work, school, and/or life? Are you having interpersonal issues with loved ones and friends? Do you find it difficult to sleep at night due to overflowing thoughts? Do you wake up on edge? Have you felt at times short of breath, heart pounding, and there is no medical reason? It is my desire to guide you on the path of balance and equanimity.
My Background and Approach
Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques with a focus on mindfulness, though my approach may appear structured, I meet clients where they are. I have worked in long-term mental health facilities, substance use treatment facilities, and a community service board that focused on supporting those in the community with mental health and substance use concerns. With this experience, it has become my goal to help you learn more about yourself in a way that is gentle yet challenging. I am here to listen, support, and provide coping skills to those who feel unheard. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a collaborative partnership built on trust, empathy, and respect. I am committed to actively listening, validating your experiences, and working together to explore and understand the challenges you face, while also co-creating meaningful and sustainable solutions.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
As a therapist dedicated to supporting and empowering Black women, I firmly believe in the importance of creating a safe and inclusive space where you can heal, grow, and thrive. My personal beliefs serve as the foundation for my therapeutic approach, and I am committed to addressing the unique challenges and experiences that Black women face. I believe that Black women possess immense strength, resilience, and wisdom. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empowering you to recognize and harness your inherent strengths, while also supporting you in navigating and healing from the traumas and societal pressures you may have experienced. I am dedicated to providing trauma-informed care, recognizing the potential impact of historical, intergenerational, and individual traumas on your mental health and well-being. I prioritize creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your experiences, process your emotions, and take off your "Strong Black Woman" cape.