Mental Health Services

HOW’S THE ATMOSPHERE WHEN I WORK WITH CLIENTS

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The rapport building process is one of my favorite parts of the therapeutic process and It is also one of the most important parts in building the foundation of a therapeutic relationship. I will meet you (the client) where you are and incorporate your interests (i.e. music art, reading, etc. ) as part of the therapeutic process. Individual sessions are where we will process your experiences and begin the work. What we do in session (learning skills, techniques and more) is equally as important as the work you will do (practicing those skills) outside of the session! It has been said that laughter is medicine, so I believe in allowing humor to be part of the process when it naturally shows up. We have enough serious things happening  in our lives, so let’s be in the moment together. I believe that my job is to provide a safe space for you, to provide deep listening,  and to be mindfully present in the here and now with you (the client).

“Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of another person... You listen with only one purpose: to help him or her to empty their heart. ”-Thich Nhat Hanh VIETNAMESE BUDDHIST MONK, TEACHER, AUTHOR, PEACE ACTIVIST

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"Our experiences do not define us because CHANGE is inevitable, as long as we are open to receive. We can give ourselves permission to CHANGE our narrative."
-Ashari P Wallace
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Art I've done via telehealth with a client before

I am a clinical social work therapist who provides mental health services and and I am a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW). My ACSW is
#86390. I am employed by Sessions Counseling Group and Supervised by Gary Pearle LMFT #30246 Click the button below to learn more about Sessions Counseling group by clicking this button.


You can learn more about my specialties by clicking the Psychology today button. 

MY EXPERIENCE & BACKGROUND

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I am an African American/Black woman and I believe that representation matters in mental health services, especially as stigmas around mental health are being addressed and as Black people/people of color are seeking therapy more often in today’s society. I am an Associate Clinical Social Work and received my Master of  Social Work degree from Simmons University. I have practiced as a clinical therapist in a school-based setting for grades k-12th as well as transitional age youth (ages 16-24 yo) since 2016. I have worked with children in different roles over the past 14 years, as my undergraduate degree is in child, adolescent, and family studies. In addition,  I have a minor in women and gender studies and am passionate about working with women and young girls. 

 

My goal when working with my clients is to help you (the client and/or your family) learn how to better manage the symptoms and behaviors you experience while developing and maintaining positive coping skills. I do believe that we are not our circumstance(s) nor our diagnosis; rather a diagnosis just helps us put a name to the things we are experiencing. I have a passion for supporting my clients, especially with regard to helping women realize/remember their strengths and resiliency through deep processing of  previous and present adversities (such as self confidence, relationship issues, boundaires, stress, abortion grief/voluntary pregnancy termination grief/aftercare, sexual assault) while helping the client continue to succeed in life and live in the moment. 

EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICES I AM TRAINED IN and UTILIZED

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  • Trained and certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Mindful Based Stress Reduction 

  • Motivational Interviewing


 

Feel free to give me a call for a free 15 minute phone consultation.

 

During that time I can answer any questions you may have and you can choose to set up a future appointment with  me as well.  This is an opportunity to see if I may be a good fit for your needs.  It is important that you feel comfortable with me in order to establish a strong working relationship.

FOCUS AREAS and POPULATIONS

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  • Adolescent(13-16yrs)

  • Transitional age youth (16-24yrs)

  • Young adults (21+)

  • Young women and Adult women

  • Spiritual/Religion- Christianity 

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  • Trauma

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Adjustment

  • Stress

  • Confidence

  • Grief

  • Individual sessions $110 per 55 min (by phone or video)

 

  • Family sessions $100-$150 per 55 min (by video)

  • Group Sessions range from $40- $80. Sliding scale is available on an as needed basis.

 

  • I provide a select availability sliding scale for both individual and family sessions based on financial need, ranging from $80-$120.

More Art I have done with clients and an one of the emotional scales that I like to reference in sessions.

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