The provision of compassionate, and, culturally responsive counseling for African American adults in states of distress in response to the death of a loved one days, weeks, months, or years after the loss, is my goal. My supportive, structured, integrative approach to grief and bereavement counseling is informed by my studies of trauma, grief and bereavement, my own experience with traumatic loss, and, my religious, spiritual, and, holistic wellness studies and practices. It includes Somatic and DBT informed mindfulness, distress tolerance, and, emotion regulation skills training, body movement and ecotherapeutic techniques, CBT informed cognitive restructuring training, and, practices from the Black Church religious/spiritual tradition.
A licensed graduate professional counselor in the state of Maryland (#LGP10079), I earned a B.A. from Spelman College, a M.A. in Counseling from New York University, and, a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from New York University. I am also an Associate Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies, and, Co-Director of the Africana Studies program at a Baltimore, Maryland area college, where I teach and conduct research on the intersections of critical/cultural psychology and subjective wellbeing. You can learn more about my work within academia by visiting my profile on Chronicle Vitae.
Our initial work together will include 18 one hour sessions that will take place over 8 weeks:
Week 1 – five sessions
Week 2 – four sessions
Week 3 – three sessions
Week 4 – two sessions
Week 5 – one session
Week 6 – one session
Week 7 – one session
Week 8 – one session
This intensive 18-session structured support may be followed up with monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual process-oriented supportive counseling sessions for as long as you need.
I am honored to know that you are considering my supportive grief and bereavement counseling services. I hope that you will consider scheduling a free 30-minute face-to-face consultation.