Therapy for Black girls is an online space dedicated to promoting the wellness of Black women and girls.
Here are some thoughts from founder, Gabrielle Davis:
Please tell us more about yourself and your vision.
I am the Owner of Equitable Counseling and Consulting, LLC where I provide counseling, via telehealth, to clients in Idaho and consulting services to individuals and entities across the United States.
What method do you use to achieve this?
I have an intersectional feminist methodology to counseling. In my interpretation, this approach involves elevating the idea that equity and equality are valued across all areas of life regardless of individual variables.
Describe your underlying beliefs in which your theory and practice are rooted.
I believe that all humans have intersecting identities that impact outcomes in one’s day-to-day life. It is also my unyielding belief that social behavior and societal customs have a role in human behavior which is contrary to traditional models of human behavior. My goal is to travel with you on your journey to wellness and encourage you to remain steadfast in prioritizing yourself, your boundaries and your mental health.
What types of impact and value does your organization add to the community?
Through Equitable Counseling and Consulting, LLC, I offer supportive therapy to assist in the increase of individual problem-solving skills, strengthening interpersonal relationships, building communication skills, improving coping strategies and conflict resolution. Fostering a positive therapeutic relationship with each client is the foundation of treatment. It is imperative to meet all clients where they are and create a treatment plan that is tailored to meet their needs. I strive to work alongside my clients while working towards resolutions and creating opportunities for growth.
How do your identities intersect with your work?
As a Black, Queer individual, I am passionate about working with all clients, but specialize in clients who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and/or are members of the LGBTQAAI2S+ community through the lens of intersectionality. I am committed to creating an accessible and equitable counseling space for BIPOC and Queer/Trans Folks.
Which types of challenges do you specialize in addressing?
My areas of expertise within the BIPOC and Queer community include depression and anxiety, identity issues, coming out, transitioning, strengthening relationships, addressing barriers and oppression, increasing self-esteem and confidence, support during times of changes and loss and finding balance in life and strength within yourself.
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