Who I am
A child of the outdoors, musician, writer, and budding cannabinoid & other plant medicine enthusiast. In my career, I am a collaborator to those seeking support in understanding the mental health needs of historically underresearched, underresourced, and marginalized communities (e.g., Black, Brown, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+ folx, immigrants, poly/kinky folx). I am also a Clinical Psychologist licensed in Illinois & Washington, DC and possess an E. Passport & Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology via the PSYPACT Commission; this means that I am able to provide teletherapy to folx in PSYPACT participating states across the US.
We are all oriented to living in alignment, even when our worlds are out of balance; I view psychotherapy, coaching & consulting as pathways to reconnect with ourselves and with those around us. I believe that conscious & compassionate contemplation, relational nurturance, and self-responsible skill building & action are essential to developing consistent & committed rituals to individual wellness & organizational health. I also believe that the systems in which we participate and exist impact how we experience the world; I integrate this understanding into how I establish relationships with clients, how we approach goal setting, and how we reimagine & redefine what healing can be. My primary purpose is to craft an emotionally intimate container in which we explore, play & prepare for the life that you are designing.
Working With Me
I speak from lived experience; personally, as a Black/Afro-Trinidadian, Queer, Trans, Immigrant with deep reverence for ancestral, elder & community wisdom, and professionally, as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with academic & clinical training in inpatient care, federally qualified community health, university counseling & private practice. Whether I'm in the role of therapist, coach or consultant, I am curious, culturally responsive, emotion-focused, insight-oriented and most importantly, relational. I am empathic yet direct, unafraid to ask uncomfortable questions, especially if that inner tension leads to meaning making and growth. As my commitment to reciprocity, I make space for the mutual sharing of conscious & critical feedback, to ensure our work remains beneficial to you & your goals.
Areas Of Focus
Anxiety | Assertive Communication | BIPOC Mental Health | BIPOC Professionals | Boundary Setting | Consensual Non-Monogamy |
Death & Dying | Gender Identity, Exploration & Expression | Gender Affirming Assessment & Support | Immigration Experiences | Kink, Sex Positivity & Sex Work | Masculinity | Mood Disorders | Queer Family Expansion | Relationship Conflicts | Self-esteem & Self-efficacy | Sexual Identity, Exploration & Expression | Spirituality | Therapy for Therapists | Trans Health | Trauma | Values Alignment
Education & Training
DC License # PSY1001171
IL License # 071009817
PSYPACT APIT Mobility # 6258
LGBT-affirmative psychotherapist: American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy - California division
M.S. & Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology: Loyola University Maryland
Predoctoral Internship: Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Chase Brexton Health Care, Baltimore, MD
Services I Provide