Currently in school at Johns Hopkins University – Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Projected Graduation: December 2021
Currently accepting clients for a waitlist.
What’s therapy with me like? I focus on Intergenerational family trauma, codependency, adolescent transitions, and adolescent related concerns, using Person-centered, Feminist, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
My orientation is based in person-centered and Feminist theory. At the core, I value collaborative relationships grounded in trust, each person’s authenticity, and an honoring of each person’s lived experiences.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy allow us to embrace thoughts and feelings without shame, but instead, explore mindful based healing and cultural healing.
How I’ve kept learning…As an intern, I am incorporating learning into my daily practice! I’m learning from my own personal response to my trauma and my familial/cultural healing practices combined with traditional classroom learning.
Who do I work with? Adolescents, teenagers, young adults, and adults, as well as individuals, families, or couples.
My impacting identities are…I identify as a Black woman. My identity as a Black woman from Baltimore City in mental health heavily influences my work. I believe in community and community care and I understand how my culture continues to unfold in the mental health space.
I feel allied/aware/informed/knowledgeable about…African American/Black Community/BIPOC (part of), LGBTQIA (allied).
I am the best fit for a client who…is searching for a safe space to explore their thoughts, behaviors, inner child, and impacting identities.
I am not a good fit for a client who…is unwilling to begin self-exploration or a person who does not want a direct, conversational style of talk therapy.
What makes me unique? I have a personable holistic approach to talk therapy in which we can incorporate humor and expressive healing. As an intern, I am also still exploring the meaning of therapy as a Black woman and how to decolonize this space.
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? Both. I would also like to explore walking therapy or home visits.
The Fun Stuff
Did you know…I love to read! I’m currently reading Erin Morgenstern’s Starless Sea and I’m obsessed. I also enjoy rock climbing, yoga, and taking care of my plant babies.
Any pets? I have a Black cat named Shadow! He’s actually my shadow too.
What I’ve Learned Lately
Slaying the Dragon: PC & The Fairy Tale Model of Trauma Treatment, Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute, June 11, 2021
Integrative Somatic Trauma Training–4 hours completed The Embody Lab, September 2021
How to Give me A Buzz
The best way to contact me is…by email at email@example.com or click below to request an appointment!