“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”
– Nido Qubein
I specialize in helping clients build thriving relationships that start with ourselves.
“When we can see ourselves as we truly are and accept ourselves, we build the necessary foundation for self-love” bell hooks
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 17 years of experience providing counseling services. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults. As a former staff member at Emory University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), I’ve worked with undergraduate and graduate students. I enjoy helping young adults navigate issues around identity development and working around the challenges involved in becoming an adult. I provide counseling services around intimate relationships, concerns about dating, family of origin, trauma/PTSD, and self-esteem issues. I support adults around building thriving relationships, changing careers, healing from trauma, grief and loss, and grappling with questions, like,” Who am I?” or “Who do I want to be when this time has passed?”
As a former marathon runner, I realize that the training involved is challenging and getting to the finish line might be hard. But setting an intention for oneself, discovering who you are and what you’re capable of doing is a process. Maybe it’s navigating dating, starting a family, telling someone you love that they hurt you or letting go and starting over. I’m also a black woman and First-generation who holds several marginalized identities. I understand the reality of isms and the impact of these isms on one’s emotional well-being.
I completed a 2-year post-MSW fellowship at the Yale University Child Study Center working with children, adolescents, and parents. I enjoy working with young adults who are struggling with identity development and relationships (eg. parents and peers). My training at a child mental health clinic allowed me the opportunity to work with a range of individuals across the developmental life span. Most importantly, I simply love what I do!
Rutgers University, Douglas College, New Brunswick, NJ - BA Communication Howard University School of Social Work, Washington, DC - Masters of Social Work (MSW) Yale University, New Haven, CT - Child Study Center, 2 year Post-MSW Clinical Training Fellowship Licensed in the following states: - DC Independent Clinical Social Worker (ICSW) - License #LC200001550 - GA Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - License #CSW003243 - MA Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) - License #123104 - NY Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - License #095095