This is a basic overview of what to consider when being affirming in your practice.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and owner of Life Revisions Counseling, LLC in Catonsville Maryland. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Mental Health Therapy and a Post-Bach Certification in Couples and Family Systems. I also possess a certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH). I have specialized training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder and Proper Component of Care from Postpartum Support International (PSI). With this training, I’m able to screen and offer therapy services to clients who struggle with Perinatal Mood Disorder, Post-Adoption Depression and Anxiety. I also have training in conducting clinical assessments such as T Visa, U Visa, Asylum and VAWA.
My areas of specialization include anxiety, gender identification, LGBTQ+, couples- including pre-marital, interracial and inter-religious, polyamorous couples, police, military and authority personnel. I also offer speaking engagements on premarital counseling, LGBTQ+ affirmative counseling, effective communication, healthy relationships, cultural differences on raising African children in American culture and preparing for private practice.
In 2017, I published a Premarital Counseling Workbook called, Before I do: Complete Premarital Counseling Workbook for Heterosexual, LGBTQ and Polyamorous Couples. I was inspired to write this book after years of working with couples from different ethnic, cultural, sexual and racial backgrounds. I soon realized the lack of information that didn't fit the needs for my particular clientele. I created an interactive workbook that is gender neutral, user friendly and client focused. I wanted a workbook that my clients and other couples felt comfortable completing with a professional or in the comfort of their own home.
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