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Welcome to 2018! Focus on the PRESENT!

Welcome to 2018! Thank God we are here! So much happened in 2017. So much so that it took me two additional months to write my “beginning the New Year” blog post! I can’t express how happy I am that… Continue Reading →

My Visit to Rivermend Treatment Center, Bluff Plantation

This past February, I had the chance to visit Rivermend Treatment Center in Augusta, Georgia. The treatment center is located in the beautiful, tree filled scenery of Bluff Plantation and offers a comprehensive approach to addiction treatment. The residential addiction… Continue Reading →

The Connection Between Substance Use, Prescription Drugs & American Culture

This month I had the opportunity to visit two Gateway Foundation treatment program facilities in Swansea and Caseyville, Illinois. The staff, welcoming and well-trained, shared with me how their programs help the community and common substance abuse issues their clients… Continue Reading →

The Time is Now! A Radio Show That Speaks to Mental Health Topics in the African American Community

“Welcome to the Healing-Circle Radio Show, where we support, connect, and share!” This is the opening for my weekly radio show on iHeart Radio, Hallelujah1600AM. The show focuses on mental health topics in the African American community. There is a… Continue Reading →

Psychological Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & The Current State of Race in America

In 2016 it’s hard to come to the realization that we have so far to go when talking about race relations, politics, and religion in this country. It seems many cannot agree to respect each other’s differences. Social media highlights… Continue Reading →

Postpartum Depression: The Shameful Secret

Yesterday during my usual perusal of Facebook I came across an article on a young woman who committed suicide. She was a new mother and experiencing postpartum depression. After reading the article I began to mentally travel back in time…. Continue Reading →

Lochte and His Crew Lie…Just Another Day For the Privileged

What can I say. This is unfortunately, the American Way. What makes this incident so typical is the level of excuses that American writers and some of the American public have made for these guys. The fact that some Americans… Continue Reading →

Spirituality, Accepting Life’s Natural Transitions

Life isn’t easy.  We all have an allotted amount of time to live on this earth.  For some of us, it’s long–lasting close to 100 years.  For others, it seems that time is cut too short–only experiencing life on earth… Continue Reading →

Making A Difference In Chicago, Congressman Danny Davis

This weekend I had the pleasure to be a part of Congressman Danny Davis Town Hall Meeting to discuss the state of today’s youth. The meeting took place at the Johnnie L. Miller Abundant Life Center on the West Side… Continue Reading →

The Counseling Profession, Constantly Evolving

This past Friday, I had the privilege of visiting the graduate students of the Northwestern Family Institute to talk about the counseling job market. The graduate students were engaged and had great questions about the field of counseling. Many of… Continue Reading →

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