EP. 35 Traumatic Brain Injury

This week’s episode I speak with my guest therapist Angela Scott Mason, PSYD, LPC about Traumatic Brain Injury. You will learn what is TBI, how you can get a TBI and how to cope with it.

Angela Scott-Mason, is a native of Mississippi and has Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD). She has worked in the mental health field for approximately 15 years. Angela’s early career consisted of working as a milieu therapist in a long-term residential clinic for children with a history of neglect, physical and sexual abuse, and abandonment. In addition to offering therapeutic services to children and adults, She also have extensive experience administering and interpreting psychological and neuropsychological tests.

Angela has worked with various populations including people with visual impairments, learning disabilities, neurodegenerative diseases (i.e. Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). In 2016, She began to establish a program that would provide psychological and cognitive rehabilitation, as well as psycho-education for people with mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries. Angela is passionate about encouraging her patients, promoting spiritual and personal growth, as well as helping them redefine their self-worth.

Where you can find Angela Scott Mason:

Email: drscottmasontng@gmail.com

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Ep. 34 Why You Angry?

This week’s episode I speak with my guest therapist Sharon J. Lawrence, LCSW-C, LCSW, ACSW, EAS-C, CAMS-II, DCC of Selah Wellness & Therapeutic Services, LLC about how to deal with Anger, anger management, and the importance of self. You will learn what is anger and how to cope with it.

Sharon J. Lawrence is the Owner/Primary Clinician of Selah Wellness & Therapeutic Services, LLC located in Largo, Maryland. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Anger Management Specialists-II, Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator and Trainer, Certified Life Coach, Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC), an Approved Clinical Supervisor in Social Work (MD) and is credentialed as an Employee Assistance Specialist-Clinician. She has over 15 years experience working with children, adults, couples and families within the following settings: mental health, substance abuse, foster care, family court, and developmental disabilities.

Ms. Lawrence is a Therapist for Therapists, Professionals and Couples. Her passion is to help improve the lives of clinicians and professionals who manage the day to day responsibility of caring for others. As part of her direct practice, she also runs a court approved Anger Management Program for Adults which focuses on teaching participants how to manage their emotions and live a more productive life.

Where you can find Sharon Lawrence:

Web: http://www.myselahwellness.com/

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Ep. 33 Dysfuctional Family and Your Edges

This week’s episode I speak with my guest therapist Nedra Glover Tawwab, LCSW of Kaleidoscope Counseling about how to deal with Dysfunctional Family and Your Edges. With Easter just passing and possible other family gatherings how can you learn to appreciate the family that you are given and set boundaries with those family members?

Nedra Glover Tawwab, LCSW founder of Kaleidoscope Counseling is licensed as a clinical social work in North Carolina. She earned her Masters of Social Work from Wayne State University with additional training in working with couples. For 10 years, she has counseled people who want to improve their overall functioning.

Nedra founded Kaleidoscope Counseling in 2011 with the intention of providing individualized, empathic and eclectic care in an aesthetically pleasing environment. In the Charlotte, NC area, She is known for providing couples counseling and helping people with a variety of anxiety and depression related issues. Nedra helps couples recover from affairs, improve communication, co-parent and rekindle lost connection. In addition to relationship counseling, She enjoys working with people dealing with long-term patterns of dysfunction in their family, problems from childhood affecting relationships or work, parents managing life demands, managing transitions and traumatic issues such as abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment.

Where you can find Dr. Nedra Tawwab:

Web: www.KaleidoscopeCounselingpllc.com

Podcast: Pack Light Mental Health for the Culture

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Ep. 32. Ordering Your Broken Pieces

This week’s episode I speak about how to Order Your Broken Pieces and have Peace.

​Resources Mention: Roses & Thorns

Web: www.janelbarksdale.com

Facebook: roses&thorns

Instagram: @rosesthornes225

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Ep. 31 The Truth About Psychotropic Meds

This week’s episode I speak with my guest therapist Napatia T. Gettings, MD, FAACAP about The Truth about Psychotropic Medications and how we view them especially in the communities of color.

Napatia T. Gettings, M.D. FAACAP has a wide array of clinical and leadership experience that has solidified her expertise in the field of Psychiatry. She readily proclaims that we are all a product of our collective experiences, biological predispositions and nurturing process. Dr. Gettings’ practice within the field of psychiatry includes advocacy, legislative policy, mental health awareness and patient education. She is a married mother of four who currently practices in Orland Park, Illinois.

She is the President and Medical Director of The Full Circle Alliance Inc., a private mental health practice that opened its doors in 2014. She has written for both The Daily Southtown (formerly Southtown Star) [CC1] and Mind Matters, the Illinois Psychiatric Society’s monthly newsletter. Her clinical work has also been noted in a special report on Chicago gun violence featured in Ebony Magazine in August 2013. In May 2015, she was elected as the Secretary of the Illinois Psychiatric Society.

Where you can find Dr. Napatia T. Gettings:

Web: www.clarionconscience.com
Facebook: /NapatiaTGettingsMD
Instagram: @napatiat.gettingsmd
Twitter: @NapatiaGettings

Resources and Books Mentioned: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome-Dr. Joy DeGruy

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Ep. 30 Teen Suicide and Trauma



Yay!!! 30th Episode!! This week’s episode I speak with my guest therapist Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC about Teen Suicide, Trauma, and other issues within the communities of Color, Hispanic, and Native American.

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC, is a licensed therapist and certified trauma professional, in private practice, who specializes in working with children and adolescents who suffer from mood disorders, trauma, and disruptive behavioral disorders. She also works with some young and older adults struggling with grief & loss or life transitions. Hill strives to help clients to realize and actualize their strengths in their home environments and in their relationships within the community. She credits her career passion to a “divine calling” and is internationally recognized for corresponding literary works as well as appearances on radio and other media platforms. She is an author, family consultant, and founder of Anchored in Knowledge.com. Visit her at Anchored-In-Knowledge or Twitter and YouTube.


Resources and Books: Understanding and Helping Teens: Therapeutic Strategies For Parents and Teachers From a Trauma Therapist

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Ep. 29. Sexless Marriages & Open Relationships

This week’s episode I speak with my guest therapist Tasnim Sulaiman, MFT, LPC about Sexless Marriages, Open Relationships, and all things Sex.

Tasnim Sulaiman is the owner of Taz Talk Therapy, a private practice specialized in relationships and sex therapy. Tasnim, (warmly known as Taz), is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor located in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to being a skilled psychotherapist, Taz is also a professional speaker, presenter, LPC supervisor, and offers trainings and workshops for other clinical professionals. She works part-time as a sexuality behavioral consultant for adults with intellectual disabilities and as an Adjunct Professor teaching human sexuality. Taz has a mission to help educate, prioritize, and heal mental/emotional health issues, especially pertaining to relationships and sexuality.

Where you can find Tasnim:
Web: www.taztalktherapy.com
Facebook: @taztalktherapy
Instagram: @_taztalktherapy_


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Ep. 28: Therapy Is DOPE

This week’s episode I speak with my guests therapists Eliza Boquin and Eboni Harris Founders of Melanin & Mental Health™ about the importance of mental wellness, serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities, and how Therapy Is DOPE.

Melanin & Mental Health™ was born out of a desire to connect individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. Founders and therapists Eliza Boquin and Eboni Harris are committed to promoting the growth and healing of our communities through our website, online directory, and regular event.

Where you can find Melanin & Mental Health™ :
https://linktr.ee/melaninandmentalhealth
Facebook: melaninandmentalhealth
Instagram: @melaninandmentalhealth
Twitter: @MelaninHealth

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Ep. 27 #RelationshipGoals

This week’s episode I speak with my guest LaTrease L. Nwosu, Relationship Specialist about relationship goals, what emotional safety is, self love/self awareness, and how to be a happy satisfied single.

LaTrease L. Nwosu has an M.A in Counseling, Couples and Families from University of Colorado Denver. She is currently a resident therapist at The Relationship Center at East Beach in Norfolk, VA. Where she counsels couples while utilizing Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). A theory geared towards helping couples discover their negative interactions within their relationship, and finding ways to build connection through deeply understanding how to shift those interactions into more positive emotionally attuned interactions.

She is also founder and owner of Connecting 2 Love. This is a relationship consulting agency where she focuses on helping people enhance the relationships in their lives. She supports people in developing healthy, positive, and lasting emotional connections. She provides support with intimate and interpersonal relationships.

LaTrease has coined the term “Relationship Specialist” because her work and education have provided her with the knowledge and skills to support individuals and couples through this journey of connection in relationships. Most of her work is around helping people have a better connection with their emotions to better connect to loved ones.

Where you can find LaTrease L. Nwosu :
www.connecting2love.com
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Ep. 26 Narcissistic Parenting

This week’s episode I speak with my guest Dr. Kelly Williams, Psy. D about borderline personality disorder, narcissism, narcissistic parenting, and how to know if you are in relationship with a narcissist.

Kelly Williams is a Doctor of Psychology and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who specializes in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma Recovery, and assisting impaired treatment providers with mental health treatment.

Her career in Mental Health Services began as a Substance Abuse Therapist at the Gateway Foundation, a dual-diagnosis residential and outpatient treatment program. She later transitioned to employment at Southern Illinois University’s Clinical Center, where she trained other practitioners to facilitate treatment with Veterans returning from deployment with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. and providing counseling services to University Students.

In 2010, she relocated from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California to pursue a doctorate and began employment as a Community Outpatient Therapist at San Gabriel Valley. She works with individuals between ages 3-25 years, with a range of diagnoses. Additionally, she is contracted to work with a Psychologist to provide clinical services and assessments to individuals with chronic mental illness varying from Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder treatments.

Where you can find Kelly Williams:

WWW.DRKELLYAWILLIAMS.COM

Instagram: @DRKELLYAWILLIAMS

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