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For the curious, here is a little about me: I earned a B.A. from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, a M.A. in Counseling from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from New York University. I have maintained certifications as a Grief Professional and Trauma Professional since 2020, and I am a Certified Grief Coach through the International Coaching Federation approved Institute of Professional Grief Coaching program. I have more than 20 years of clinical experience working with African Americans in a variety of settings within the New York and Philadelphia Metropolitan Areas, and activated my Maryland license and boutique traumatic grief counseling practice in January 2020. I am an independently licensed LCPC in the state (LC12281), and once the Counseling Compact goes into effect this year, I will be able to provide insurance reimbursement eligible therapy to residents in all Compact states. 

If interested, you can learn more about my own experience with traumatic perinatal loss and grief and its influence on my practice as a counselor and coach through my conversation with grief counselor and Shapes of Grief Podcaster, Liz Gleeson, below. You can also 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.

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 professorship awardee, 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, licensed therapists are also in very good hands with me as their CE course instructor. If you are interested in taking my four-hour "Black Traumatic Grief Therapy: An Integrative Approach" CE, please email me. The training has been approved for NBCC credit (NBCC Aproval No. SP-4235). You can read some of my scholarship by visiting my Google Scholar and ResearchGate profiles.

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