I am a Grief/Loss/Trauma Expert, Grief Coach, P.A.I.L. Advocate, and Certified Bereavement Doula with years of experience specializing in the grief journey. I decided to dedicate my time and energy to grief work after losing my daughter (Carolyn) and then, a year later, my son (Stephen). Several years later, I lost my talented sister (Carletta). I had no idea a few years later, I would be planning funeral services for my beautiful mother (Ethel) and then my grandson (Shakir).
I encountered complicated grief after experiencing so many losses, and I dealt with my grief unhealthily. I lost my spiritual foundation, standing on the Word of Christ. However, once I decided to reach out for help, I was given a safe space to outpour my emotions and thoughts. More importantly, I called on Christ to take charge of my life. At this point, the healing began. I will always grieve my losses; however, I learned how to manage my grief and begin to rejoice and live life fully again.
I value my client-worker relationship and believe that such a relationship is the beacon in the healing process. Each individual is unique and has their way of grieving and addressing resolutions. Thus, I believe in a wellness model that helps my clients empower themselves by focusing on what works for them and not a systematic approach that provides a generic procedure for working on a treatment. One's journey is not the same as the other. Let's talk about it.
Bachelor's Degree - Psychology and Business
University of Maryland University College
Master's Degree - Human Service Counseling (Crisis Response & Trauma)
Certified Trauma Specialist - The Centre for Healing
Certified Bereavement Doula
Certified P.A.I.L. Advocate
Pregnancy and Infant Loss
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
1 Peter 5:10