Professional Summary

Over the years, I have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the mental health field, various educational settings and working with diverse community agencies. I have earned my Ph.D. from the University of Nevada Reno in Counseling and Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Consultation. I have approximately 25 years of experience working with co-occurring disorders and at-risk families (children, adolescence and adults) that ranged from substance use, severe diagnoses (Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Anti-Social), developmentally delayed, traumatic brain injury, and fetal alcohol syndrome/fetal drug affect. I have also worked with agencies such as parole and probation, foster care, acute facilities, rehabilitation program, and various institutions. I worked in numerous education settings that consist of Washoe County School District, Storey County School District, and part-time professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. My mission is to empower individuals to live a productive life, despite circumstances they are encountering. My experience includes teaching, counseling, supervising, seminar facilitation, guest lecturer, threat assessment, consultant, team building and performance enhancement. I am currently self-employed at Transformations Therapy and Behavioral Consultation as an emotional and behavioral consultant.  

NOTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2020 - Present

Board of Directors Member

Truckee Meadows Tomorrow

2020 - Present
Faith Leader for the Renown Health Task Force for COVID-19

Renown Health Systems

2019 - Present
Equity and Diversity Task Force
Washoe County School District

 

2019 - Present
Community Engagement Committee

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office 

 

2018

Executive Board Member

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

2017

Law Enforcement and Cultural Diversity Lead Trainer

Washoe County Sheriff's Office and City of Reno Police Department

 

2013 - Present

Interviewer for Police Officer Candidates

City of Reno Police Department

2013 - Present

Minority Death Incident Report Review Team

City of Reno Police Department

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (State of Nevada)

  • Licensed School Psychologist

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  • Family Wellness (SageWind) Certification

  • Creating Lasting Family Connections (A.C.C.E.P.T.) Certification

  • Trainer  Certification for Crisis Prevention Intervention (Bristlecone Family Resources)

Licensures & Certifications

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

5/2017

University of Nevada, Reno

Ph.D. Counseling and Educational Psychology

6/2007

University of Nevada Reno

Ed.S. Counseling and Educational Psychology

12/2002

University of Nevada Reno

M.Ed. Counseling and Educational Psychology

 

9/1998

University of Nevada Reno

BA Degree in Psychology

6/1994

Sacramento City College

AA Degree in General Studies

DISSERTATION

African American Women Who have Experienced Interpersonal Violence and Their Process of Resilience

 

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SPECIAL TRAININGS

2015- Present

Mental & Behavioral Health work with Various Agencies and Organizations

2015- Present

Race Symposium Collaboration between

Law Enforcement and Minority Communities

2015-Present

President/Elijah’s Mantle Prophetic Ministry School

2014-15
Nevada Association for Court Career Advancement

2013
Embracing Community Cultural Awareness

 

2012

The National Association of Negro Business

and Professional of Women’s Club

2012

Creating Lasting Family Connections (ACCEPT)

 

2010

Editor Counseling and Conduct for Ministerial Manual COGIC

2008-Present

Guest Lecturer at numerous Universities, Churches, and Groups

WORK EXPERIENCE

2019 - Present   

Professor of Multicultural and Diversity Studies

University of Nevada Reno

 

2015 - Present   

Behavioral Health and Crisis Consultant

Washoe County School District
 

2012 - Present   

Clinical Coordinator and Supervisor for Substance Abuse Treatment
City of Reno & City of Sparks, Nevada

2010 - Present

Trauma, Human Services, Behavioral Health, Domestic Violence and Counselling Consultant

City of Hawthorne, Nevada
 

2008 - Present

President & CEO

Transformations Therapy and Behavioral Consultation

We offer a wide range of services to agencies and individuals:

  • Consultant for Behavioral Organizations

  • Individual/Couples/Family Therapy

  • Trauma Therapy

  • IQ/Psychological Testing

  • Psychological Assessments

  • Performance Enhancement

  • Seminars

  • Motivational Speaking

  • Behavioral Consultation

  • Substance Abuse Counseling and Assessments

  • Psychotherapy and Psycho-educational groups

  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services and Basic Skills Training (Family)

  • In Home and Community

  • Treatment Homes-SED Adolescence

  • Independent Living Programs-Young Adults

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