Personal Impact Statement: to teach & model the importance of self-worth, self-esteem, valuing oneself and self-love. Leadership, development and focus on strengths to build effective communication skills. The importance of advocating for oneself, knowing one has a voice & to using that voice.
I am a native of Philadelphia who has provided over 20 years of clinical mental and behavioral health services to children and families. My specialty is working with children who have special needs such as autism, anxiety, depression, gender identity, LGBTQIA & crisis intervention. I have functioned in leadership positions, as a school social worker and a trainer to staff, community members and parents. I also have experience working with children and families within the family court & juvenile justice system, and foster care. I hold a certification in Trauma-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TB-CBT).
I have been educated by one of the first HBCU’s to grant college degrees, Lincoln University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Psychology. I attended Temple University earning a Master of Social Work. I am current enrolled at Cappella University as a Doctoral student in Social Work with the anticipated graduation date of 2022.
Lincoln University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Psychology 1995-1998.
Temple University a Master of Social Work 1998-2000.
Cappella University as a Doctoral student in Social Work with the anticipated graduation date of 2022.