Who is The Helping Counselor?
I Am From…
I am from Germany, from across the sea
I am from a military family, and I tend to be bratty.
I am from being born on American soil to moving around the U.S.A.
I am from two parents who both had the last name Jackson but never got married
I am from two separate castes, both black and white, but never jointly.
I am from growing up as a child with my white mother’s privilege, but now live my adult life with my black father’s liability.
I am from the one-drop rule, which limits my abilities
I am from a great, great-grandmother of an American slave, who helped build this country.
I am from ignorance as a child about race in our republic to being considered a “bro” at 35 years old when the old white man tried to stab me.
I am from not being “black enough” to not being all “white”; because of the confusion of my melanin, I was told that I was a “fake ass Puerto Rican” and excluded by all three.
I am from having what is considered “good hair,” so my black high school teacher pulled it because she, please.
I am from hating my hair’s texture and trying to relax it, so it lays down like my white colleagues.
I am from being considered “exotic” like spices in a chef’s recipe. In other words, a person without dignity.
I am from being “too” assertive and outspoken; therefore, I am considered “angry.”
I am from “dirt being richer than we were” to now feeling wealthy.
I am from being considered gay, yet; I am bisexual in-reality.
I am from owning who I am even though my own family said I would end up with HIV
I am from growing up Christian to now feeling lonely
I am from Rochester, NY, a place that is not emotionally safe for me.
I am from a two-dog household that provides unconditional love all for me
I am from a place of being human if only you could accept just a little of me.
Licensed Professional Counselor
New York Licensed Mental Health Counselor- License Number 008376 expires: 09/23
Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor- License Number 6786-125 expires: 02/28/2023
Ohio License Professional Clinical Counselor – License Number: E.2203243 expires 12/2/2024
Texas Licensed Professional Counselor – License Number 88230 expires 10/31/2023
Doctor of Philosophy (Counseling Education and Supervision)
University at the Cumberlands,
Williamsburg, Kentucky, Anticipated Graduation 05/23
CACREP Accredited Program
Master of Science (Mental Health Counseling)
Saint John Fisher College, Rochester, NY, 5/13
Cumulative GPA: 3.86
CACREP Accredited Program
Bachelors of Arts (Psychology & Political Science)
SUNY University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 5/08
Cumulative GPA: 3.06
What are you ready and willing to do to reach your goals?