It is important for my clients to know that you are not alone, and you do not have to walk this journey alone. From personal and professional experiences, I understand that life has overwhelming challenges, and in the midst of those challenges, we sometimes forget about our inner strengths. I am a warm, friendly, and energetic counselor that provides a safe and welcoming environment, as we explore your strengths and provide support through your journey.
One of the things about me that fuels my clinical work, is that I love connecting with people. When it comes to children and teens, I am often able to get even the most resistant child to open up. When it comes to adults, my personality makes clients feel reassured that I am completely present to support them with no judgment.
My passion to work with individuals and families stems from my upbringing in a family with a strong community presence and volunteerism. Growing up in Jamaica in my formative years, it was embedded in me that everyone has the inner strength and the potential to change, do well and succeed.
Having lived in Jamaica, Massachusetts, Florida and Virginia over the years, it has allowed me to work with individuals, children, and families from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Working with military and non-military families has also enhanced my capability to appreciate and support clients dealing with unique challenges of transition, stress, and emotional strain.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker skilled with working with children and families in a variety of settings. My experiences range from the school system, residential facilities with children and adolescents, the homeless population, foster care and adoption, parenting, as well as children and adults who have experienced some form of trauma. The social worker in me will be a huge advocate for you or your child. I am also a Certified Adoption Competent therapist through C.A.S.E., which provides me with the skills to work with individuals who are experiencing grief and loss issues, behavioral issues, and other issues related to adoption and attachment. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, which enables me to support adults, children and families experiencing trauma. Let me know how I can be of service, because I am here to support, collaborate and provide empowerment on your holistic journey.