Are you a single mom, struggling with balancing the demands of being a parent and a career? Are you looking for support with managing your anxiety and/or depressive symptoms, help with understanding how past trauma is affecting your life or need help with working through relationship issues? If so, I can help. I specialize in helping individuals, couples and families deal with the tension that comes with life transitions, racial fatigue, perinatal depression, anxiety, grief/loss and trauma. In our sessions, we will explore who you are; your world, beliefs, and values. Together, we will use this understanding to promote change/growth
I am committed to honoring culture and providing a therapeutic space to help facilitate open and honest dialogue. I empower individuals, couples and families to heal themselves and cope with the challenges of life. Evidence-based practices that I most commonly use are Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Informed framework.
Culture and spirituality are an integral part of my work. I have developed and facilitated groups specifically for people of color, which integrates spirituality and Afrocentric values. I am passionate about mental health and mental well-being. I look forward to working with you individually, as a couple, or in one of my groups.
I view the counseling process as a road trip; you are the driver and I am in the passenger seat keeping your attention focused on the road ahead, heading towards your chosen goals while providing support, validation and practical tools that will help assist you in reaching these goals. I am committed to honoring culture and providing a therapeutic space to help facilitate open and honest dialogue, as well as empower individuals, couples and families to heal themselves and cope with the challenges of life. Evidence-based practices that I most commonly use include Trauma Informed Care, Strength-Base, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
I hold a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology: Community Counseling from Lewis & Clark College (2010), as well as hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Portland State University (2007). Major coursework has included theories of counseling and personalities, human lifespan and development, psychological assessment and evaluation, psychopathology, as well as professional ethics.
Outside of my role as a therapist, I enjoy being a mother and building memories with my son. When not traveling, on my free-time I enjoy writing poetry, reading a good book and gathering with friends and family around a good meal.