My Approach

If you’re seeking therapy during a difficult time in your life, this means that you recognize the need for help beyond your own abilities. We don’t take that for granted and promise you nothing but professional and ethical care during our time together. Not only will you get help with facing and overcoming your challenges, but you’ll be met wherever you are on your journey with a tailored, strength-based approach. 

You can expect to be encouraged, while being challenged and held accountable as we work towards shifting your perspective and self-image

Meet Your Therapist

 

In order to understand my approach, you must first understand my “why.” I started my business because I saw a lack of mental health services that specifically cater to the needs of the BIPOC community. Although my practice is nondiscriminatory and I accept clients from all backgrounds, my desire to be a pillar in my community lies at the center of why I do this work. 

 

Finding someone you can identify with and who relates to you is crucial to your healing. The success of your treatment heavily relies on forming a collaborative and trusting relationship with your therapist, which is why establishing a rapport and making you feel comfortable is my first priority. 

 

For more than 10 years, I have gained valuable insight in an array of facilities and within my private practice that has equipped me with the necessary tools to effectively serve you.

 

Get Help Today

 

You have made a significant decision to seek help, and this is the start of a rewarding journey. 

 

If you are dealing with loss and grief, anxiety, depression or just your everyday life stressors, let us join you on your path to a serene mind.

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Areas of Expertise

Navigate the ups and downs of life through one-on-one discussions, confidential therapy and how-to-steps that help you on a daily basis.

Anxiety

Reduce and manage your anxiety attacks by identifying your triggers, decreasing acute symptoms and learning coping techniques. Whether you struggle with general anxiety or frequent panic attacks, managing your anxiety with the right treatment is possible. 

 

Just the facts:

  • Anxiety affects over 2 million Americans every day. 

  • Anxiety can be attributed to pressure at home, at work, in school or within relationships. 

  • Although it is normal, there are times when it becomes excessive and can disrupt your life.

  • Physical symptoms can feel like heart palpitations, chest pain, fatigue, upset stomach, shortness of breath, headaches, and poor sleep. 

  • Emotional symptoms may include feelings of worry or dread, difficulty concentrating, irritability, restlessness, and constant attention to signs of danger  whether real or perceived.

Depression

Therapy and treatment can alleviate symptoms of depression. Serenity Counseling and Solutions provides a safe place to talk, explore, and understand contributing factors to your depression. 

 

Just the facts:

  • An estimated 19 million Americans are living with depression. 

  • It is a mood disorder characterized by a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.

  • Depression affects how you feel, think and behave. 

  • If left untreated, it can interfere with your day-to-day routine. 

  • Symptoms may include: feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, helplessness, change in weight, changes in sleep patterns, fatigue, low energy, overwhelming grief or sadness, avoidance, feeling like you're drowning or choking.

Loss and Grief

Grieving is a very personal process. There is no right or wrong way to drive, and there is no time frame either. One thing that is constant, however, is that you need the right emotional support to heal. We are here to offer encouragement through your loss — whether it’s the loss of a loved one, loss of a job or loss of a relationship — and help you with understanding, processing and coming to terms with unexplainable feelings. 

 

What you should know:

  • Grief is a difficult and complicated emotional response to major loss.

  • Emotional symptoms may include but are not limited to: anger, shame, guilt, resentment, denial and emptiness.

  • These feelings can come after we lose someone or something we care deeply about (i.e. the death of a loved one, loss of employment, the end of a relationship).​

Trauma

Oftentimes traumatic events can leave you deeply affected in ways that are difficult to understand and leave you feeling overwhelmed, whether you’ve experienced early childhood trauma, racial trauma or relationship trauma to name a few. Not only can distressing or disturbing events affect your ability to cope, they can disrupt your daily life. As hard as it may seem, with the right help you can overcome your trauma and reclaim your life.

 

Just the facts:

  • Trauma is an emotional response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope. 

  • It can cause feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel a full range of emotions and experiences.

  • There are three types of trauma: acute, chronic and complex. 

  • Initial reactions to trauma can include exhaustion, confusion, sadness, anxiety, agitation, numbness, dissociation, confusion, physical arousal, and blunted affect. 

  • Racial trauma or race-based traumatic stress stems from encounters with racial bias and discrimination, racism and hate crimes often experienced by BIPOC communities.

Take the first step in your healing journey and book your first session with us.