2020. Currently, I am an independent qualified psychotherapist (fully insured and with an enhanced DBS check) in private practice living and working in East London with over 20 years experience. I enjoy working with different populations including with private clients through online platforms like Zoom, depending on individual needs. I also provide mental health mentoring to university students at LSE, UCL and other higher education institutes through UMO, University Mentoring Organisation. In addition, I work with InsideOut, providing online therapy and improving mental health care in the work place for UK professional.
I give back to my community by building community partnerships through volunteering. At BowHaven I help facilitate an adult group and at Centre for Better Help I complete assessments for new clients seeking mental health services. I have recently completed working as a group facilitator helping people in the LGBTQ+ community stay connected during these difficult times we are all being challenged with during the pandemic.
In private practice, I see clients from all walks of life and help them get through personal struggles and reach personal goals. As a mental health expert, I provide workshops and lectures on various topics to the community and have guest lectured for counselling trainees. I attend continuing professional development courses for further advancement in my knowledge Currently I attend professional development at the Tavistock Relationships to better serve my clients. In this last year, I've completed additional training on the specialized topics: "Attachment Theory and Psychotherapy", "Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals", Separation Anxiety",
2015- 2019. Before moving to the UK, I worked with US military families globally as a Military Family Life Counselor to provide non-medical short-term, Solution-Focused, and Strengths-Based counselling to adults, youth and children through individual, couples and family counselling. This included services to the communities as a group facilitator providing psycho-educational sessions and workshop provider presenting on topics related to family separation, grief, resiliency, and communication. As a community resource in mental health, I helped families dealing with adjustment issues, deployment, and military lifestyle. I had the privilege of working around the world including Japan, South Korea, Germany, Belgium and the UK. 2015. During my time as a counsellor with Dallas County Community Colleges, I worked with young adults, transfer students, international students, military veterans to promote healthy personal development and emotional health. The student services department provided one to one counselling sessions and group sessions, helping learners navigate students life and academic success by providing strategies and practical solutions to personal and academic problems. 2007-2015 I started at the Dallas Independent School District as a 3rd grade bilingual teacher and then transitioned into their Youth and Family Centers where I worked with families in family systems, parenting, child therapy.