Greetings! I am your Intentional-Living Advocate and a recovering perfectionist. My practice specializes in treating black men and women who struggle with anxiety, perfectionism, relationships, life transitions and feeling stuck, and career dissatisfaction. I am confident that we can work together to tackle the problems that are stealing your joy, affecting your sleep, and hindering your productivity or creativity.
There was a time where my perfectionism was robbing me from enjoying life. I was stuck in my head, lacked self-awareness, and worse yet, it hindered me from feeling confident in who I was and what I had to offer. It was only when I decided to accept my flaws, become intentional about gaining awareness and living my life from a more informed sense of self, I was able to move toward balance and purpose.
You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters. Let's be honest, your family, society and the cultural biases say you shouldn’t. But when you do, you will feel more confident that you are taking a brave first step towards being a better you through intentional and purposeful living.
I developed B.Intentional Wellness to serve as a total holistic health and wellness initiative empowering you to #LiveLifeOnPurpose through intentional and authentic actions. Therapy is a safe place to process and unpack all the stuff that feels messy. It’s an opportunity for self-exploration and discovery, and a chance to develop the skills and tools to be the ideal version of yourself mentally, spiritually, emotionally, physically, socially, and professionally.
Therapy is a partnership. I am here to walk alongside you to help you feel empowered in your journey. Our time together doesn't have to be extensive, but when you are open to change and work through any resistance, you will have the tools you need to live the life you want. And if life gets a little (or a lot) messy again, or you just want to revisit the things you already learned, my door is always open. Many of my client’s “graduate” to what I call “maintenance therapy,” periodically popping back into therapy when they need a little extra support.
Helping you to navigate the tough parts of life.
Although we will be partners, you will take the lead. I will do my best to support you in the ways that you need, however, I am not perfect, so I might not always get it right. I often tell my clients that our work together is a microcosm of what happens outside of the therapy office. So, I leave it up to you, to bring it to my attention, and give me the opportunity to best support you. That is the beauty of this process, a real space to practice the very tools you are learning.
When it comes to faith, I welcome the topic to enter the room with a client who identifies it as an important aspect of their life. At your direction, we can openly discuss your faith, belief systems, and where you may be struggling with your experiences of life. With grace, you may start to see where your spirituality, beliefs, faith, and religion intersect with your life’s experiences. Together we can explore how and where they align. I look forward to the opportunity to help you navigate your journey to total health and wellness.
Education & Credentials
B.A. in Psychology & Sociology- University of Wisconsin- Whitewater
M.A. in Clinical Professional Psychology- Roosevelt University
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
State of Illinois
License # 180.010945
National Certified Counselor
National Board of Certified Counselors