Education: Ma, Counseling Psychology, The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, BA Business Johnson and Wales University; State of Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate
I am a first-generation Trinidadian American who was born and raised in West Philadelphia. I started school in Trinidad and then went back for visits most summers as a child. Before I was a therapist I was a classically and professionally trained chef. I spent a number of years consulting for businesses in the hospitality sector and beyond, serving in international aid relief, training young adults in community relief, and working as a spiritual mentor. My career and passions have taken me to several countries, working with populations from refugee communities to college students, children, and families. What has most compelled me to this work at Bellevue college were experiences mentoring young adults and observing how care, encouragement, and commitment helped to facilitate positive change in the lives of those I served. My areas of passion and training are in trauma, identity development, anxiety, depression, spiritual abuse, sexuality, sexual development, and more. I focus on establishing a safe and trustworthy therapeutic relationship as the primary means of engaging topics that can be difficult to address. I believe that the way forward is found within and in the generative relationships that are available to us. I enjoy cooking, traveling, biking, spending quality time with friends, and engaging in the arts.