For the curious, here is a little about me: I earned a B.A. from Spelman College, a M.A. in Counseling from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from New York University. I am a Certified Grief Informed Professional, Certified Trauma Professional, and have more than 20 years of clinical experience working with African Americans in a variety of settings in New York and Delaware. I activated my Maryland license and boutique private practice in January 2020, and am an independently licensed LCPC in the state (LC12281).
As an independent LCPC, I continue to consult and collaborate with Dr. Deborah G Haskins, a fellow LCPC with a shared clinical interest and expertise in African American traumatic stress. Dr. Haskins is a Maryland state Board approved supervisor for LGPCs and the owner and operator of MOSAIC Consulting and Counseling Services, LLC in Owings Mills, MD.
I am also an American Psychological Association Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues award-winning course designer, an American Psychological Association Society for the Teaching of Psychology published course designer, a Teaching Excellence Award nominee, an endowed professor, Associate Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies, and former Co-Director of the Africana Studies program at a Baltimore, Maryland area college, where I continue to teach and conduct research on the intersections of Black Psychology and Wellbeing. In other words, you are in very good hands with me as your instructor/trainer. You can learn more about my scholarship by visiting my Google Scholar and ResearchGate profiles.
If interested, you can also learn more about my own experience with traumatic grief and its influence on my therapy practice through my conversation with grief counselor and Shapes of Grief Podcaster, Liz Gleeson, below. And, get a sense of what's currently on my mind by visiting my @baltimoregrief Instagram and LinkedIn pages, where I regularly post pieces related to our common and unique grief and bereavement journeys.