Growing up in the inner city of New Haven, CT exposed me to poverty, violence, and systematic racism. These stressors, along with exposure to traumatic childhood experiences are what motivated me to want to help Black people through the journey of healing.
I later studied Psychology and Criminal Justice at Eastern Connecticut State University, and then received a Master’s degree in Community and Forensic Psychology from the University of New Haven. I’ve worked in many different settings before starting Quality Counseling in 2018. Some settings I have worked in include; a High School, a Sexual Assault Crisis Center, a Halfway House, community health centers and Department of Corrections.
I have the opportunity to provide my clients with a safe space to heal and grow. I really enjoy working with Black people to help them get past their traumatic and stressful experiences. Counseling has always been rewarding for me. I consider it a gift that my clients have chosen me to share their feelings and traumatic experiences with.
My clients are young, motivated and committed teenagers and adults who are looking to move past their trauma and stressful experiences. I’m committed to giving clients tools and techniques that help them reduce feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, and anger. I understand therapy can be uncomfortable, and sometimes expensive. Which is why I try to be structured and purposeful in the techniques and tools given.