This is the section where you would typically find my degrees and all of my credentials. Don’t worry…they are here, in the floating box below. I thought it would be more important for me to give you a sneak peek of the colorful person that you’re interested in working with. I’m the counselor that is going to, (as many of my current clients will tell you), “KEEP IT REAL” with you, will let you know when you’re being “PETTY” and will always “TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO HEAR NOT WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR” For me, that is how we provide “EMPOWERMENT through REAL LIFE SOLUTIONS”.
BS in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana
MHS in Rehabilitation Counseling from LSUHSC
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
Registered Play Therapist Supervisor
Level 3 Trained Gottman Couples Therapist
I chose the counseling profession for honestly the same reasons that most people choose to be doctors…because I wanted to make 6 Figures…NOT!!! The truth is, I didn’t choose the counseling profession…it chose me! I always found myself in a position where someone was asking for my advice, my suggestions, or even what I thought about different situations, and for me, the answers just came naturally. Not only was it natural for me to come up with solutions, but it felt much more gratifying when through our conversation they came up with their OWN solutions. I actually found something that I was interested in, enjoyed doing and fits perfectly with what I felt my overall purpose was. I felt like, “this is being in a position to help people, helping them help themselves, which is something that I’m very passionate about”.
I love working with families of color because it gives me the opportunity to work with the population I feel most connected to. I want to be able to provide a place where families can work through anything that threatens the stability of the family unit. Whether it be relationships or through individual work, I want to help equip people with the coping skills needed to mend the pieces that are broken, and aid them in maintaining newfound stability.
Aside from my clinical experience, I myself am a product of a non-traditional family unit as a single mother raising my daughter. As a woman of color, I believe that is one of the most important credentials — knowing that a client and I can relate on some experiences. This allows me to be a little more comfortable with the idea of talking and sharing personal experiences which can sometimes be uncomfortable.
This is the place where I believe my passions come together, with the drive of my practice, drawing from both my personal and professional experiences to help women who may share some in common as single mothers; helping those children who don’t feel as if they have a voice as I did during childhood in a single parent home, or being the bridge that helps connect a parent/guardian and a child. These are the things that wake me up in the morning, and motivate me to help my clients.