I always knew that I would pursue something in the field of mental health. I remember driving in the car with my father (a psychiatrist) as a child and him asking “What are you thinking.” It annoyed me at the time but knowing others thoughts and how they tick has always been of interest to me. I was born in the Bay Area and moved to Atlanta after high school where I attended Spelman College. This experience developed my acute awareness for the issues that African American women face in society. From Spelman, I attended Mercer University School of Medicine’s Marriage and Family Therapy program.
During my practicum at Mercer University, I worked with individuals, couples, and families. I trained around issues of domestic abuse and ran groups for domestic abusers. I also facilitated workshops for divorced parents, helping them proactively understand the potential impact of divorce on their children. Upon graduation, I moved back to the Bay Area to pursue my licensure hours. I worked for Urban Services YMCA and at Kipp SF Bay Academy. It was at this time that, I helped develop a social emotional group program at Kipp SF Bay Academy. I facilitated groups between teachers and students and saw individual middle school clients and their families. I also worked with youth in the juvenile justice system as a case manager and therapist.
After I was licensed in 2015, I began to work in a group practice. In private practice, I was able to see a variety of different clients with issues including but not limited to: addiction, anxiety, depression, families, couples, worker’s compensation, schizophrenia, adjustment disorders, and abuse. It was here that I ran groups for middle school girls. The diversity of my educational and employment background has led me to my private practice that was opened in 2017. My private practice work focuses on families, couples and individuals with issues including but not limited to substance abuse, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and abuse.