For many years, my insecurities undermined my confidence to pursue a degree beyond undergraduate.
My determination to defy the odds against those who told me that I was not grad school material earned me a
Master's in Social Work and a Doctorate in Couple and Family Therapy. I am a licensed social worker and hold
certifications in Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy for individuals who have experienced trauma and Trauma
Recovery Empowerment Model (TREM) groups for women and girls alike.
My faith in action has positioned me in the field of public health at a Federally Qualified Health Center as the
Director of Community Health Training Alliance. In my current role, I create, collaborate, teach, and organize
educational events and professional development training specific to public health topics around HIV, Oncology,
Trauma, Mental Health, and other health-related issues. With over 19 years of clinical experience,
I understand the challenges and the importance of the recovery process and public health education to dispel
stigma and fear around treatable illnesses.
I previously worked as the Clinical Director for a substance abuse program for women, where I provided trauma
treatment services, promoted self-determination, self-efficacy, recovery supports, and education. As a clinician,
I am interested in spirituality and creative therapies and utilize an integrative approach to treatment to encourage,
empower, teach, and mend relationships. My unique ability to inspire others from various cultures and diverse
backgrounds has afforded me many opportunities to share my gift of knowledge to affect change towards
I have been blessed with the opportunity to present at various conferences locally and abroad and
have consulted with nonprofit organizations for executive and administrative training. One of my most humbling
and transformative experiences was stepping out on faith to host and coordinate women empowerment
conferences in the Bahamas, South Carolina, and Philadelphia. Women were uplifted to move beyond their
emotional pain into a process of healing and to find purpose.