Kevnesha Boyd, LPC
I’m the Founder and Clinical Director of Quality Counseling. I’m a multi-faceted healer as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Cannabis Consultant, and Registered Yoga Teacher. My specialty is helping adults heal who are struggling with generational trauma, racial trauma, systemic racism, and chronic stress. I use holistic wellness practices such as meditation, cannabis, and yoga to help trauma survivors find balance without the burden of trauma. My vision for Quality Counseling is to create services and space that reduce the mental health disparities among the Black community: Shifting Intergenerational trauma to Intergenerational Healing.
I’m a Connecticut native, born and raised in the inner city of New Haven exposed to family members being incarcerated, and poverty. My dedication to helping others heal trauma is rooted in my personal experiences of childhood adversities and generational trauma.
I have dedicated over 15 years of work experience in the mental health field in diverse settings. I obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Eastern CT State University and a graduate degree in Community & Forensic Psychology from the University of New Haven.
My journey as a Cannabis Consultant started from my experience navigating the medical marijuana program as a patient. As a Cannabis Consultant, I provide consumers and wellness professionals with cannabis education to enhance therapeutic effectiveness and reduce misuse and overdose. I strive to advocate to destigmatize, decriminalize and decolonize cannabis as a medicine.
Social justice is one of my core values and is facilitated through many avenues of advocacy. I understand the importance of advocating to dismantle oppressive systems that negatively impact the Black community. Focused advocacy efforts are within the criminal justice system and cannabis prohibition.
Yoga is a mental practice that uses the body as a tool to process and heal traumatic stress held in the body causing imbalances. Yoga encompasses releasing; resentment, anger, fear, judgment, and tension in our bodies that no longer serve us. Yoga helps to restore balance, peace, and acceptance that helps one to fulfill their deepest aspirations.
As a first-generation entrepreneur, I find power, love, and support in building community with other professional organizations and affiliations. These professional affiliations provide leverage in networking and resourcing. Entrepreneurship provides the opportunity to create an agency to make a significant social impact.
Stop Solitary CT, Minorities for Medical Marijuana, NAACP, EMDRIA International Association, The Black Business Alliance, and The Collaboration of Minority Women Professionals.