My name is J'nay and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for Florida and New York. I was born and raised in New York but due to my love of sunshine and warmth I now spend most of my time in Florida.
Life seems to be going pretty well. You graduated from college, have your first really stable job, and are starting to feel like you've got this whole adulting thing down. But something is missing. You thought you would be happier at this stage in your life but instead you just feel kind of empty. You're looking around and asking yourself "so this is it?". You thought there would be more joy, more excitement, more adventure. Life has gotten bland and you feel stuck.
I am here to help you figure out why you're feeling this way and what's next. So far, our lives have been lived in milestone increments ( 6 years of Elementary school, 3 years of Middle School, 4 years of High School, and 4 years of College). Once that cycle ends and you join the world of adulting, it can be difficult to figure out "what's next". That's where therapy comes in. Together we can figure out what you're lacking in your life and where to go next with it. I use a gentle and supportive style in therapy. Sessions will feel like a conversation with an old friend rather than a stale doctors visit.
In the Press
Castillo, J. (2020, July 22). Black Women Therapists Are Processing Parallel and Overlapping Crises for Everyone—Including Themselves. In Cosmopolitan Magazine. Retrieved from https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/a33379694/black-women-therapists-self-care-pandemic-racism/
Podcasts & Radio Interviews
Ilia & Monica, (2019, March 11). Blk F'LNGS Podcast [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/blk-flngs-podcast/id1450352915?mt=2
Miss Sharica (Producer), (2018, September 10). Mama didn't tell me that [Video Podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/mamadidnttellmethis/videos/280791599408801/
C.U.N.Y. Brooklyn College
Master of Arts: Mental Health Counseling
Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology