I feel my approach is more as a realist. I think people like to shy away from the truth because he could painful. However, I feel it could be beautiful if you learn how to embrace it and grow through what you are going through.
The biggest barrier is STIGMAS. I feel a lot about feel that you have to be "crazy" to see a therapist. Or if you grew up like I did "you better pray about it". I feel if we educate our community more on how beneficial therapy could be. There would be a lot more people seeking therapy
I grew with amazing parents but in rough environment. I been through a lot and seen a lot. My older brother was in and out of prison. This often made me wonder how I could change the system. Unfortunately, my brother died in 2004 due to a drug induced heart attack. This help me eventually find one of my expertise of working with addiction.
Race & Cultural Identity
Adolescent mental health
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
FL, LMHC, MH16603
MS in Counseling & Psychology
I am a licensed mental health Counselor. I graduated from Troy University with with my master’s in counseling psychology and I have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. I worked with a variety of populations to include at risk youth and their families, DCF, homeless veterans, DOC/community corrections, addictions/co-occurring disorders and severe mentally ill. I have done contracted groups to help cope w/ Covid 19 most recently and continue to do groups focusing on stress management and coping with anxiety and depression.
1111 3rd Ave W, Suite 304, Bradenton, 34205, FL