I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in MD and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC. I see clients for trauma, depression, anxiety, women’s health concerns, LGBTQ+ topics, and addiction. I also see clients who are dealing with a seemingly unshakable lack of confidence, low self-esteem or hopelessness.
I take a mindful approach in sessions, often guiding clients with techniques that help them feel grounded in the present moment. My approach is informed by a variety of therapy types including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My strengths-based, insight-oriented blended approach empowers each client to deeply understand their strengths and develop their personal resilience.
I have served as an Adjunct Professor at the Prince George Community College and given 15 years to developing graduate social workers as a Field Instructor for Schools of Social Work at Howard University, The University of Maryland at Baltimore and The University of the District of Columbia, UDC. As one of the first African American Social Workers to enter the HIV/AIDS service arena in 1987, I was compelled to draw on a full range of social work skills. I am an advocate for communities of color, women and those who identify as LGBTQ+. My work over the last few years has expanded to hold space for those who are suffering as a result of social injustices.
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