Hi I’m Gena. I am a clinical social worker, integrative psychotherapist, neuroscience-informed life coach, social justice advocate and racial healing practitioner providing transformative support to women, primarily of the African diaspora, who need a safe space to process workplace micro-aggression, racial/intergenerational trauma, ‘church-hurt’, relationship problems, test/social anxiety, and an unrelenting inner critic problem.
I received my Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) from Temple University (1991) and my Masters of Social Work (MSW) from Clark Atlanta University School of Social Work (1993) and my training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, DBT-Informed, Hypnotherapy, Brainspotting, Tapping (EFT), Integrative Medicine, Somatic and Mindfulness Practices. My approach is rooted in social justice and understood through the lense of multi-generational trauma. My walk with you is also informed by complementary modalities such as: Reiki, Integrative and Energy Medicine, Mindfulness Meditation, ‘Sacred Women’ work, Crystals and Essential Oils.
I have been providing Telehealth counseling since 2018 which has been useful to people who have had difficulties coming to the office because of proximity concerns, transportation barriers, physical challenges, time constraints, social anxiety or embarrassing problems they find difficult to disclose in person.
Additionally, I am licensed in various US states including Georgia, Florida, New Jersey, Tennessee, Massachusetts and Utah residents.
I also conduct Immigration Evaluations to immigrant clients seeking: Asylum, U-Visa, I-Visa, VAWA and Extreme Hardship waivers.