Throughout the month of May I was asked to offer my mental health perspectives for one of my best friend’s pages (IG @urbnplayground) for a weekly mental health Q&A to discuss how to understand what we have been experiencing as we are adjusting to our post-COVID life. Then in June once again we were all…

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I have noticed over the last couple months of transitioning my practice to telehealth sessions I have been talking a lot about radical acceptance. It is one of the principles of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Therapy, which says that when we accept difficult circumstances that are beyond our control we actually reduce our own level…

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There is a lot of discussion about self-care recently in social media. In my opinion, self-care often refers to a one time spa day or mani/pedi when you feel like you need to treat yourself. But unless you have a plan in place approaching self-care in this way often becomes sporadic or when you are…

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Happy new year! My blog will likely be new to most and there’s good reason for that. It has taken me nearly two years since finishing my doctorate degree to even get enough clarity to consistently work on the many projects that I’ve had in my head, including promoting the blog. I really had to…

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Trauma is one of the main issues I specialize in & I implement many of Marsha Linehan’s (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) DBT interventions (Barlow, 2001; Neacsiu et al., 2012). This therapy integrates concepts from different counseling theories and has very specific behavioral techniques to address the severe emotional responses related to past trauma and relationship/attachment issues.…

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The mind and body are connected right, so here I am talking about our physical health and medical treatment. Increasingly in social media articles & videos we have seen more about the experiences of Black women and our health. Celebrities such as Serena Williams & Beyoncéshared their traumatic childbirth experiences. As a result there has…

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When it comes to receiving business from physician offices so often I hear counselors & other mental health professionals say, ‘I dropped off my cards, my flyers, and mailed a letter to my local area doctors but I haven’t received any referrals’, & most likely you will not. Physician offices are inundated with all types…

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When I first began my career as a counselor my official title was ‘assessment and referral counselor’. I was conducting assessments in a psychiatric hospital and local hospital emergency rooms. I was routinely consulting with psychiatrists and ER physicians regarding the best level of care for behavioral health patients in crisis. Initially intimidating I learned…

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Welcome to TLC Counseling & Consulting Services LLC! Congratulations on making this very important step in your life! I do not take this decision lightly. In this packet, you will find some helpful information as you begin this journey. I may have already covered some of this information during your initial assessment but below is…

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