In Eastern Time
- Specializing in: Depression, Adolescent mental health, LGBTQIA related issues, Substance abuse, Coping Skills
- Fee: $100 per video session
- 2 years of experience
I am easy going and great at building a therapeutic rapport with others. I remember how nervous I felt when attending therapy at a young age so I always keep that in mind when providing therapy to others. I want it to be a safe space where we can collaborate on the next step of your journey. I always present my authentic self during each session as I guide you with different approaches that fit your needs.
The first session starts off by review all necessary documentation such as informed consent and providing information about myself and the therapeutic process. I want to build a therapeutic rapport with each person to build trust. Getting to know brief background about you will assist with the collaboration of goals as well as ensuring I will be the best person to assist you with your therapeutic journey.
When determining therapy goals, I encourage each person discuss what they want to work on while engaging in therapy. I also will give one or two suggestions if needed which we would process together to ensure it is something which is agreed upon. From that point on each session is geared towards the collaborative goals.
I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, International Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I hold a Master of Arts in Urban Community Counseling from Norfolk State University. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship concerns, mood disorders, disruptive behaviors, self-esteem, and trauma. I also have experience working with adults and their families, as well as individuals and families with autism spectrum disorders. I have been utilizing skills from treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness-based interventions. A handful of these practices were taught while providing Mental Health Skill building services (adults), Intensive in-home services (adolescent), outpatient therapy (children, adolescents, and adults), Intensive Outpatient groups and Outpatient groups (substance use), as well as providing individual substance use therapy within a juvenile detention center.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
• Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Virginia Certification Board, National• ASAM Criteria Skill Building • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor • International Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium
VA, LPC, 0701010418
Master of Arts, Urban Community Counseling- Norfolk State University
Bachelor of Science , Exercise Science/ Health Fitness- Norfolk State University