Coming from Where I'm From
Peace! I'm originally from the East coast, growing up in a small town in Virginia. My parents taught me to be honest, strong, stand in my integrity, and to love all things and all people. As I grew into my Black, lesbian identity, I began to see how difficult it can be to navigate a world that is not always sensitive to the needs of individuals with intersecting identities. The oppression that I experienced based on my gender, sexual orientation, and race fostered a passion in me to advocate for the rights of others who have also experienced such treatment. I use my passion for social justice to engage with my community by supporting the healing of my people by using my spiritual gifts given to me by my ancestral heritage as an African womyn.
My educational career and life path has helped me learn that laughter is contagious, pain is penetrating, and emotions are compelling, no matter who you are, or how the world perceives you. I truly believe in the immense potential of humanity to actively develop deeper and healthier relationships to ourselves, our natural world, and each other. And that is why I do this work.
Education and Training
I graduated from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL and received my training in Sex Therapy/Sexual Health at the University of Michigan. Additionally, I completed my year-long Pre-Doctoral Clinical Internship at Fremont Community Therapy Project in Seattle, WA, a Feminist, trauma-informed, low-cost clinic for Seattle residents.