About Black Women + Mental Health

Women on Beach PaintingThis is a blog aimed at helping to promote mental health among black women. I welcome everyone who identifies as a black woman (cis, trans, straight, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and questioning) to read this blog. I hope this blog will expand your understanding about mental health issues and steps to take in promoting positive mental health in your life. I will draw on my life experiences (successes and struggles) as an African-American woman, my training as a clinical psychologist, and what I have seen help my clients during my 7+ years of doing therapy with individuals (children, adolescents and adults), couples, families, and groups. My aim is to help those who read this blog to live healthy, joy-filled lives. While my key audience is Black women, I think much of what I write may be helpful for people of many different backgrounds. If you read something that resonates with you that you think a friend or family member might appreciate I hope that you share what you read.

This blog will be focused on individual, psychological and spiritual growth. I fully acknowledge the urgent need for changes in our systems, institutions, and communities that would help black women to have more freedom to live healthy, joy-filled lives. I believe individual change is important even though it is not sufficient and I hope that this blog will guide you to make personal changes that will help you to live the life you want and will also empower you to more effectively work for systemic change wherever you are.

Please note that reading this blog is not a substitute for therapy. If you have topics that you would like me to write about please feel free to submit them in the contact portion of the website.

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