Get to know me
BioAs a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I provide culturally diverse psychotherapy for individuals and families. I am trained in psychodynamic/psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I specialize in Eating Disorders (primarily with Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity). I am actively involved with the Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders (APTED) in San Francisco , California . Additionally, I’m receiving postgraduate training in widely practiced behavioral therapies (Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior therapies). I have over ten years of experience in brief therapy treatment working with children, adults, and families. In brief treatment, I am able to provide short term crisis interventions by conducting an assessment and evaluation of the individual’s presenting problems. I treat individuals who have difficulties with handling family crises, substance abuse/dependencies, health & wellness lifestyle issues, and employment challenges. I also assist individuals in managing family vs. work issues, processing grief & bereavement, deescalating anger & aggressive behaviors and teaching positive coping skills techniques. I provide referrals to community resources that will also assist and support client’s daily challenges.
My experience has deemed me to be well confident and knowledgeable in caring out the tasks of a behavioral clinician/provider. In addition, I am registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. I am a License Clinical Social Work (LCS) #25252. I currently hold a Masters in Social Work and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Education.
In addition, I have provided trainings and seminars with the Bay Area Association of Black Social Workers (BAABSW), Black Family Preservation Symposium, on Eating Disorders (primarily Binge Eating Disorder), Mind, Body & Self-Care, and the Success of Exercise.
As a behavioral clinician, I bring a strong practical and theoretical foundation in improving client’s daily challenges and life obstacles. I enjoy working with others and I am experience in treating families from all ethnic backgrounds with disadvantage, traumatic, and abusive histories.
- Experienced with addictions, co-dependency, crisis work, depression, dual diagnosis, trauma victims and chronic mental illness populations
- Over 10yrs experience-based working with African American and Multicultural Families dealing with physical abuse, sexually abuse, and life threatening traumas
- Provided intensive case management and family conferencing for chronically mentally ill adults in SF board and care placements
- Private practice psychotherapy with adults
- Instructed and Supervised social work graduate students
(San Francisco State University)
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Minor in Education
(UC Santa Cruz)
License Number: LCS 25252
You can be assured – Healthy Beginnings Psychotherapy Services has a commitment to excellence when it comes to the level of care I provide.