I am proud of what I do, and I thank God for this opportunity every single chance I get, but what I am even more proud of are the Black men who are seeking therapy, counseling and life coaching as a step towards their healing journey. It is never too late and never too early! With bravery, they are creating New Chapters in their lives and making a conscious effort to break the chains of intergenerational trauma and negative thought processes that would potentially affect their children and generations to come. Traditional Black masculinity has typically taught us that men do not cry, men do not express emotions and hurt and pain, but these men with my help are unlearning these harmful stereotypes and ways of knowing to secure their own wellness. Despite barriers in society that they face such as systemic racism and its harmful consequences, Black men are realizing their own agency within their lives and are extending this power to their families, friends and communities.
Aside from common men’s issues, some issues that often concern my clients are:
Relationships (Family, Romantic, Friendships)
· Parenting, childhood trauma, intergenerational trauma, trauma in the home, healing from toxic relationships, anger, anxiety, depression, emotional pain, abuse, assertiveness, communicating effectively in relationships and healthy dating. Helping men overcome challenges in life and have an increased level of self-esteem are tasks I am often employed with. I also empower them in their roles as fathers, husbands and partners.
· I work with clients to explore the root of their health issues especially within the area of prolonged sadness, body image, wellness, diabetes and weight loss and I assist them in overcoming these challenges with healthy solutions.
Jobs & Income
· I provide career counseling, resume reviews, networking strategies and interviewing practice to facilitate their success in employment despite structural barriers.
“I came to the conclusion that there is an existential moment in your life when you must decide to speak for yourself; Nobody else can speak for you.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.