“The most common way people give up their power is thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker
Currently in school at Johns Hopkins University – Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Currently accepting clients for a waitlist.
What’s therapy with me like? I focus on identity concerns, codependency, anxiety, and depression using person-centered, narrative and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) approaches.
Theoretical orientations that resonate with me are person-centered and feminist. I am very passionate about structural and social realities that impact the lives of individuals and their own personal experiences of their lives. I believe that understanding client’s experiences from their point of view and within a larger social context are crucial for a collaborative therapeutic relationship. ACT is an evidence-based approach that promotes individual acceptance of their thoughts as opposed to attempting to change them. Being able to embrace and accept oneself is something that I believe is important in an individual’s journey towards healing.
How I’ve kept learning… As someone who is curious by nature, I enjoy reading first-hand accounts of the unique experiences of individuals. I also enjoy watching video essays and documentaries that assist me in becoming more culturally competent. I am also constantly learning through interpersonal interactions and my work experiences.
Who do I work with? I work with primarily young adults and adults as individuals. I am interested in working with couples.
My impacting identities are… I am a Black/biracial woman and cisgender.
I feel allied/aware/part of/informed/knowledgeable about… BIPOC (part of), LGBTQ (allied), and Neurodivergent (knowledgeable about).
I am the best fit for a client who… is looking for a space for self-exploration, open conversations, and a willingness to work actively towards their personal growth.
I am not a good fit for a client who… is not ready to take ownership of their journey towards growth.
What makes me unique? I am very creative and thoughtful in the ways that I relate to others and conceptualize problems. My grandfather, who is also a clinician, has inspired me to pursue a helping career. I am a deep believer in the healing power of interpersonal relationships.
The Practical Stuff
What insurances do I accept? I am currently not in network with any insurances, but I offer therapy for a sliding scale between $30-70, based on what the client can afford.
Do I offer telehealth or in person sessions? During Covid, I am offering teletherapy and in person therapy!.
Am I taking on new clients? Yes!
The Fun Stuff
Did you know…I roller skate at skate parks and roller rinks!
Any pets? I have a tuxedo cat named Bubble.
How to Give me A Buzz
The best way to contact me is…by email at email@example.com.