I’m a New York based Clinical Social Worker, born in Trinidad, W.I. and raised in Brooklyn. I completed my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of Connecticut (where I also ran Track and Field), and then went on to obtain a Masters in Social Work at Fordham University, with post graduate work at Adelphi University. In the past 14 years I’ve worked in various settings such as schools, outpatient clinics, psychiatric facilities, and have had the privilege of supervising clinicians and students, while developing programs, and essentially saving lives. I am a Trauma Professional trained in Trauma Focused CBT, CBT, a Cognitive Processing Therapy Provider, and certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I absolutely love my work and might be one of the few people that get excited to hear other people’s problems.
Understanding the need for access to well-trained clinicians who can handle diverse emotional problems on a community level, I’ve since expanded into private practice with the sole purpose of providing exceptional care in the community, particularly for minority communities. I also provide supervision to clinicians as well to further expand that mission, and in addition have the honor of teaching as an adjunt professor with Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service.
I certainly get that life can be hard. It’s challenging, exhausting, and overwhelming, and you know that best because you’ve been striving to be happy every day, all the while secretly miserable or overwhelmed. I know you want to do well, but can’t turn down the negative noise in your head, or tolerate the panic rising in your chest, or the sadness trailing you. Balancing quarrantine, school, friends, even laundry and your feelings seem impossible right now, and it’s probably even harder to explain. If you want your life to look like what you know you are capable of, you are not alone, I am here to help and so are the members of the team at Kensho Psychotherapy Services.
In addition, I am available to facilitate community and corporate workshops, as well as mental health related trainings and to share my expertise with the media to continue to be a voice for minority mental health, and reducing stigma for all populations. You can directly reach out regarding those inquries here.
Therapy is challenging, the growth is rewarding and it doesn’t mean you are “(insert label here)”. Together we will collaborate, set goals, try solutions and gain skills to navigate life and change the narrative of Mental Health. How can we make this happen? Call or email and let’s talk. There is nothing more powerful than a changed mind.