The Center for Trauma, Stress, and Anxiety, LLC


Most people aren’t aware that they’re constantly telling themselves stories through their inner chatter. Unfortunately, a lot of self-talk can be negative, nagging, and degrading to our self-worth. I work with clients who experience feelings of sadness, anxiety, loneliness, grief, stress, and fear to name a few. And experience thoughts like “I’m not good enough” and “I don’t deserve ___.” On some level, we believe these thoughts and they impact our day to day self and how we show up in the world.

People want relief and to thrive, not just survive. Breaking old habits of negative thinking can be challenging because they can feel normal and comfortable. My approach to therapy incorporates a collaborative approach to therapy because YOU are the expert on you, principles from CBT to find healthier ways of thinking and empowering yourself, a trauma-informed lens, mindfulness and at times a dose of humor. The tools that I’ll incorporate are varied and can include talking, music, art, using the body, and writing as a form of self-expression and exploration.
I have registered for and will be attending a yoga teacher training in the Fall because I believe that integrating both mind and body is key to the healing process. I also believe in dismantling cultural stereotypes surrounding Black women, their bodies and their experiences in America. I’m an avid reader and supporter of Patricia Hill-Collins for this reason and her work around race, class, and gender. If you are at all curious about whether or not we can be a good fit, reach out today!


Q I don't see my insurance listed; can I still work with you?

Yes! While the practice accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and Care First, we do accept private pay. What does that mean? Check with your insurance company to see if they allow for out-of-network providers. If so, you can pay for sessions up front. You will then receive a super bill (think of it like a receipt) that you can submit to the insurance company for partial reimbursement for services.