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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There are a few essentials to achieving success in counseling with African American clientele. Below are some keys to counseling African-Americans most effectively: 1) Be solution-focused. It’s important that counselors are solution-focused when it comes to counseling African-Americans. In my recent dissertation research with African American counselors, some of the most significant factors were overcoming…

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