I am a passionate, inquisitive and client-centered Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC (LICSW) and Maryland (LCSW-C). I'm also an artist, an analytical thinker and a social entrepreneur.
I am a creative and critical thinker that seeks out-the-box, innovative solutions to address needs.
In 2011, I graduated from Winston-Salem State University, in North Carolina, with my Bachelor of Social Work (BSW). Immediately following, in 2013, I earned my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree and Social Entrepreneurship certificate from Washington University in St. Louis.
As a Social Worker and a lover of learning, I'm constantly taking continuing education classes to gain more in depth knowledge of my area of expertise.
In my clinical practice, I have an eclectic style and combine cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), strengths-based approach, trauma-informed/focused practices, and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT).
This is a goal-oriented framework that identifies the connections between thoughts, feelings and behaviors; acknowledge patterns; and focus on the present.
SERVING AS COACH AND THERAPIST
In my coaching practice I work in the role of Social Entrepreneurship Guide. My approach focuses on those changes that you want to see throughout your entrepreneurial journey: developing a niche, storytelling, program development, finance and budgeting.
In my therapy practice my specialties include anger management, stress management, boundary setting, healthy relationships, and effective interpersonal communication.
As a Marylander native to Prince George's County, there is a special place in my heart to serve the community that helped raise me.
I dedicate approximately 70% of my client capacity to residents of Prince George's County.
I love all things mental health, specifically within our communities of color. I'm a firm believer in creating safe, supportive spaces that also challenge traditional therapy.
I also incorporate Eastern holistic wellness modalities (aromatherapy, mindfulness, expressive art, etc.) because the mind and body are connected in learning and healing.
Using expressive arts in my practice is a how I engage communities of color in non-traditional mental health practices. There is no one-size-fits-all form of mental health. Together we can find what works for you!