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Meet the LA STATE OPIOID RESPONSE (LASOR) Team at the New Orleans Jazz Market now until 11:30PM🔹 Visit the MHSD mobile unit or table for more information about Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery support services. BIG THANKS to @nojazzmarket And @wbok1230 🔹 :: :: If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental illness, addiction, and/or disability CALL (504) 568 3130 or click the link in our bio! #mhsdla #wherewechangelives #askaboutlasor #lasoroutreach #substanceuse #naloxone #outreachteam #peerspecialist #preventionspecialist #lmsw #nurse
When was the last time you paid attention to your thoughts and acknowledged where they were focused on. The anxious mind is worried about what will happen. The depressive mind is focused on what already happened. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So check with yourself daily to keep yourself centered. Level spelled backwards is level. No matter what side you're on, anxiety or depression, its all about getting back to now and remaining balanced. . . . . #blacktherapist #blacktherapistsmatter #blackmentalhealth #blackmentalhealthawareness #melaninandmentalhealth #breakthesilence #depression #melanin #therapy #blackselfcare #mentalhealthawareness #blacktherapists #mentalhealth #breakthestigma #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillness #blackmentalhealthmatters #black #blackexcellence #lsw #lcsw #msw #lmsw #socialwork #blackmeninsocialwork #socialworker #chillwillradio
We made it to HUMP day!! I’ve been swamped at work with attendance referrals + truancy court but I hit publish last night on YouTube— yep, I’m sharing some mindfulness interventions 🧘🏻‍♀️a new video 🔗link in bio 🤗  #schoolcounseling #socialworkersofinstagram #socialworkers #happiness #socialworkselfcare #guidancecounselor #socialworkerlife #socialworklife #schoolsocialworker #lcsw #lmsw #socialworkproblems #chooselovely #socialworkersunite #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle
✨Last call for discount and bonus✨ Purchase today by 11:59 pm and get reduced rate of $79 as well as 2 90-minute group consults.  Coupon code 3Things ✨Don’t let this deal pass you by 💨! #traumatherapy #traumatherapist #lmft #lpc #lmsw #lp #therapistlife
I’m beyond excited about this upcoming Budget 101 Master Class. If you haven’t registered yet, their are only a few more spots available for the class starting on 1/28/19. Trust me you don’t want to miss this class!!!! 🚨🚨🚨 #lcsw #lmsw #privatepractice #mentalhealth #lpc #lbsw #newjourney #unemployed #newjourney2019 #selfemployed #entrepreneur #budget #debtfreecommunity #budget101 #financialtherapist
#reversethefee @verizon
#toolboxtuesday Remind has been one of the greatest tools in the my toolbox for the past few school years. It’s pretty much text messaging without using a phone number, is accessible via phone or computer, and is #ferpa compliant.  Many teachers use it to send assignments to their students and important messages to their parents.  As a School Social Worker, the app has allowed me to quickly and efficiently communicate with my parents.  I have been able to send information in mass like programs for credit recovery, food assistance, and housing. For individuals, it’s allowed me to verify addresses and times for home visits, answer quick questions that don’t require long conversations, update parents on how their kids are doing in group, etc.  As of January 28, 2019, #verizon will be charging our families to receive text through #remindapp. This is very disappointing and I am hoping they reconsider as Remind has helped break down many barriers and help streamline communication between those in education and parents/guardians. #verizon, you’d be doing a disservice to millions!  #notspam #reversethefee
🔥Freedom &Responsibility 🔥  There’s no cheerleading when your an entrepreneur. That passion, discipline, and integrity has to come from within. Take time to clear your mind and heart so your motives are clear , before you get back in the game to execute!  #mentalwellnessuniveristy #lifecoach #lifecoaching #lifecoachtraining #therapist #counseling #socialworker #lcsw #lmsw #psychologist #holistic #lifecoachschool #prayerwarriors #selfcare #entrepreneur #newyear #goals #business #inspiration #motivation #empowerment #blacktherapist #mentalhealthmatters #therapyforblackgirls #therapyforblackmen #ministry  #onlinecourse #mentalhealth #consultant #consultation
It’s continuing education season!  Self Care for professionals series 2!
***New Video***Hello Everyone! Welcome back to our channel & Transparent Tuesday. In today’s video I share with you guys/gals my last check from my full time job, this weekend networking event, & some possible car troubles. Take a load off and let’s get into today’s video. **Link in the bio*** #lcsw #lmsw #privatepractice #mentalhealth #lpc #lbsw #newjourney #unemployed #newjourney2019 #selfemployed #entrepreneur #budget #debtfreecommunity #budget101 #financialtherapist
#share your thoughts! I want to hear from you! Lately I've been debating with myself about creating mini-talks, either on #igtv, my #youtube channel, or #facebook Live, surrounding mental health and substance use. Is this something I should take on for 2019 as my education, experience, and knowledge continues to grow? Sound off! ☆ ☆ #socialwork #socialworker #bsw #msw #phd #lcsw #lmsw #cadc #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #substanceabuse #reducethestigma #policy #legislation #ivyleaguestudent #chicago #newyork
When I tell you I'm a huge fan of #reading and #knowledge, I'm very serious! Another day, another book delivered. As always, it has something to do with either social work or substance abuse. Today's delivery speaks on the true history of narcotics control (#Prohibition), a history many people are unfamiliar with honestly. The history of prohibition, regardless of the substance, has much deeper roots than people actually realize. I won't spoil it because I encourage my friends and followers to do the research and become consumers of knowledge just as I am. One more delivery expected tomorrow. #knowledgeispower ☆ ☆ #socialwork #socialworker #bsw #msw #phd #lcsw #lmsw #cadc #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #substanceabuse #reducethestigma #policy #legislation #ivyleaguestudent #chicago #newyork
I couldn't agree more with this recent post from @recovery_bootcamp! In my nearly 32yrs of life, I've gone through a tremendous amount of passion and suffering, hardship and heartbreak, mental health and substance abuse issues. But O have proven time and time again that I am not what happened to me, I am what I chose to become. With hard work, dedication, support, trail and error, and realistically a lot of tears, I have overcome my struggles and thrived! Now I'm giving back to others who are walking fur paths I once traveled and I couldn't be happier with where I am in life. ☆ ☆ #socialwork #socialworker #bsw #msw #phd #lcsw #lmsw #cadc #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #substanceabuse #reducethestigma #policy #legislation #ivyleaguestudent #chicago #newyork
It’s OFFICIAL! 🥳 I got my VA badge 🎉 and got sworn in ✋🏼🇺🇸 All thanks to God Almighty! Yes, Lord, it’s ALL because of you! ❤️🙌🏽🙏🏽 Welp, it’s getting real. I’m grateful and humbled by the opportunity God has given me. .  I was told not to flash my ID around so I flipped it and we’ll the contrast blurred it out anyway 😆 .  For everyone that has doubts and has gotten discouraged- DON’T! .  Always stay on course, always fight, always believe in yourself because you’re a shining star 🌟 #futuretherapist #lcsw #sw #msw #graduatestudent #gradschool #lmsw #intern #internship #godsplan #godsdoing #withgodallthingsarepossible #mswstudent #mswstudentlife
I cannot tell you how truly blessed I feel right now! Last April I began my #publicspeaking career at #aurorauniversity. For several continuous weeks, I was either the keynote speaker for veteran's mental health events or a guest speaker/lecturer for several undergraduate- and graduate-level social work policy and substance abuse courses. Earlier today I received an email from the department chair to check in and after she learned I would be returning to the area immediately following my MSW graduation in mid-May, she asked me to return to speak to several more summer courses! She provided many kind and encouraging words as I continue along my educational and career journey. So many doors have opened up and I'm thrilled to be able to continue to do what I love and am truly passionate about. ♡ ♡ #socialwork #socialworker #bsw #msw #phd #lcsw #lmsw #cadc #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #substanceabuse #reducethestigma #policy #legislation #ivyleaguestudent #chicago #newyork
🔥Pay for your struggle 🔥  The difficulties you Experience now and the obstacles you face build your expertise!  When someone wants to pick your brain, they are asking you to relive the struggle and make their path smooth sailing.  This is what makes you charge for your consultations. Feel confident that your life experiences will profit you!  #mentalwellnessuniveristy #lifecoach #lifecoaching #lifecoachtraining #therapist #counseling #socialworker #lcsw #lmsw #psychologist #holistic #lifecoachschool #prayerwarriors #selfcare #entrepreneur #newyear #resolutions #goals #business #businesstips101 #inspiration #motivation #empowerment #blacktherapist #mentalhealthmatters #therapyforblackgirls #therapyforblackmen #mentalhealth #consultant #consultation
There is still time to enroll at a reduced rate and grab the bonus.  For $79 (use coupon code 3Things) you will have access to a 4 week course as well as two 90-minute group consults to enhance your learning.  Approved NBCC CEUs available for an additional fee.  Learn more at the link in my bio...also want to get a sample of my teaching style...check out my latest webinar at a link in my bio.  #traumatherapy #traumatherapist #lmft #lpc #lmsw #lp #therapistlife
Who would’ve known a couple of pieces of paper would mean so much to me? 10 years ago I was a senior in high school who hadn’t a clue what she wanted to do with her life. I’ve accomplished some pretty big things since then and I couldn’t be more proud of myself. . One thing I know to be true. If God puts a dream on your heart, it’s there for a reason. For so many years I struggled to know what my purpose was. I felt like I was just going through the motions but God had a plan and then one day it all came together and just clicked. . Since the first of the year, I’ve been centered around goal setting. Not only in my personal life but my professional one too. I’ve reflected on my past to help me figure out where I wanna go in the future. . I’ve been asking my clients where they were a year ago, where they are now, and where they wanna be in 10 years. (We call that the miracle question so to speak in the world of therapy.) Self-examination as you would call it. Looking at your life and figuring out what needs to change in order to get you to a bigger and better future. Dreaming BIG, and then coming up with a game plan to get you there. After all, a dream put into action becomes a goal. ✨  #msw #lmsw #socialworker #dreams #believeinyourself #goalsetting #accomplishment #rolltide
Unbelievable! Exactly 50 days until MSWC 2019!!! Big things are happening! Remember to take advantage of MSWC 1 yr exclusive membership with each purchase! 50 days, had to do it ===🚨Promo Code: MSWC50🚨We hit our goal, now watch us pack it out! We will SELL OUT! #packthehouse #mswc #mswc2019 #socialworker #atlanta #atlantamillennials #socialwork #msw #lmsw #lcsw #mft #lapc #lpc #sellout
If you follow me then you know I’m all about the importance of exercise for both physical and mental health benefits. HOWEVER! Sometimes rest is just as important as movement! It’s so important to be in tune with your body to avoid injury or exhaustion. Know when to push yourself but also know when to rest and let your body regroup. . . I used to push myself even when I knew my body needed a break. The result over the years of this poor habit? A knee injury, an intercostal muscle injury, and a nasty case of bronchitis which left me bedridden for over a full week. Now, I listen to my body. I rest when I need rest and I don’t feel badly about it. . . This is such a parallel to life as we tend to push ourselves to the point of exhaustion and burnout. Listen to your body. Be in tune to your needs, both mentally and physically. Know when to take a break and don’t feel guilty about it. . . Are you in tune to your body’s needs? Or do you need to re-evaluate your habits too?! PS: can you tell I’m super excited it’s 🌮 Tuesday?!? . . #therapist #therapistlife #socialworker #lmsw #lcsw #lmft #lmhc #psychology #privatepractice #privatepracticesuccess #privatepracticecoaching #mentalhealth #buildthelifeyouwant #followyourdreams #bossbabe #entrepreneurlife #mentalhealthblogger #femaleentrepreneur #businesscoaching #theconfidentladiesclub #girlboss #ladyboss #wellness #mentalwellness #mentalhealthawareness #tacotuesday #healthylifestyle #tuesdaymotivation
🔥Focus On Your Light🔥 Often clients come in with some sort of comparison to someone they know or to the future version of themselves.  Doing present work will help them stay focused on their LIGHT, not the FLOWERS next to them.  #comparison #flowers  #present  #mentalwellnessuniveristy #lifecoach #lifecoaching #lifecoachtraining #therapist #counseling #socialworker #lcsw #lmsw #psychologist #holistic #lifecoachschool  #selfcare #entrepreneur #newyear #resolutions  #business  #inspiration #motivation #empowerment #blacktherapist #mentalhealthmatters #therapyforblackgirls #therapyforblackmen #ministry #onlinecourse #yogi
Does anyone else get excited when Monday rolls around?  No? Just me, huh? .  Strangely, most hate Monday’s, but for me, I love them- always have. New week, new start, brand new is how I see it. .  Spring semester has commenced 🥳 🙄 #bittersweetfeeling Exciting because it gets me closer to graduation and bitter because of all the homework that’s ahead. .  I’m looking at it as glass half full! .  Things I do to be organized: . 🌟 Planner: I use different color pens/highlighters & prioritize by color coding . . 🌟Dry erase board: I wrote down all my important dates to keep me focused and inspired . . 🌟Started on my homework Sunday night before classes officially began #imanerd .  What do you do to stay organized?  #organization #gradstudent #msw #sw #lmsw #lcsw #therapist #studytips #
Therapeutically, this was a bitch of a Monday, most of which felt entirely out of my control. I'm keeping #brenebrown's words close to my heart: asking for help is strength.  #inspirationalquote #vulnerability #love #strength #progress #badday #therapist #lmsw #socialworker #socialwork #therapy #mentalhealth #selfcare #daretolead #risingstrong #leadership
Working two jobs has my cleaning 🧹 schedule off. This is how I’m spending my Monday. How do you balance chores and a busy work schedule? 🤔 🤷🏽‍♀️ • • •  #socialworker #lmsw #lgsw #bsw #msw #homeowner #cleaninghacks #twojobs #worklifebalance #singlelife #winter #saving #selfcare #homebody #overworked #lifestyleblog #blog #naturalhair #4cnaturalhair #twistout #afro
MENTAL WELLNESS MONDAYS: Surviving R. Kelly, what happens after? (Stockholm Syndrome) . . This week we are attempting to push the conversation forward about the controversial Lifetime docuseries 'Surviving R. Kelly'. . . There have been a countless amount of comments I've been reading on different social media platforms regarding the decision for the girls to remain in the home of R. Kelly. . . This week's video is an attempt to shed light on what possibly the victims and survivor's of captivity may be experiencing. . . Comment your thoughts! . . #blacktherapist #blacksocialworker #repost #monday #love #blackboyjoy #socialwork #mentalhealth #motivation #loveyourself #mentalwellness #lifecoaching #blackmalesocialworker #blackmillennialsocialworker  #selfcare #therapist #selflove #monday #masters #msw #lmsw #socialwork #cthagod #drishmajor #shookone #brooklyn #nyc #boston #rkelly #survivingrkelly #muterkelly @cthagod @theverbmag @jadapinkettsmith @blackmeninsocialwork @montel_williams @dr_ish_major
Another day, another #book. I have always found it fascinating yet mysterious why some people can use even the hardest of #drugs recreationally with no issues while others become addicted. I've been doing a lot of reading into it from a #psychology and #sociology aspect, even though I'm a Social Worker. This phenomenon has only been studied beginning in the 80s and much is still unknown. The more I read, the more I learn. #knowledgeispower ☆ ☆ #socialwork #socialworker #bsw #msw #phd #lcsw #lmsw #cadc #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #substanceabuse #reducethestigma #policy #legislation #ivyleaguestudent #chicago #newyork
When Snapchat reminds you that you’ve been at your job for 2 years #feelingoldyet #socialworker #lmsw #counselorlife #counseling
Choices ✨ ⁣ ⁣ Happy Monday! ⁣ ⁣ New week... new choices...⁣ •⁣ •⁣ •⁣ •⁣ •⁣ •⁣ #counseling #schoolsocialworker #schoolcounselor #socialwork #middleschool⁣ #choices #lmsw #msw #lcsw #lpc #therapistplanner
When you are trying to develop your skills in trauma treatment I think having good training and people who want to see you do the best work possible is important.  One training I got along my journey that was practice transforming is ...EMDR Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol for Children (IATP-C) offered by @atci_ne  I highly recommend their training if you are working with children and I still use the skills for working with adults.  Can't say enough!  #traumatherapy #traumatherapist #lmft #lpc #lmsw #lp #therapistlife
It is done!!! The next phase is to get my approval to test and then I get to choose my test date 😬😬😬😬#socialwork #imscared #ihavefaith #mygodisgood #hewantstoblessme #ihavetodothefootwork #study #lmsw  #prayer #lindiwicker, LMSW has a nice ring to it
For the past week or two, I've been reading up on the premise of "set and setting" in regards to #drug use, why some people can use sparingly without issue and why others use and become dependent. It's such a fascinating idea that I'm on my third book and I must say it is providing a completely different view on how I've been taught to think about drugs all these years. I'll be starting this one after my internship ends tonight. ☆ ☆ #socialwork #socialworker #bsw #msw #phd #lcsw #lmsw #cadc #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #substanceabuse #reducethestigma #policy #legislation #ivyleaguestudent #chicago #newyork
My current read! & I must say it’s very impressive! Thank you @dkb_atl  As ambitious millennials it’s important for us to have mentors to look up to & guide us! There is sooo much for us to learn. ——————————————————————— Hope you had a wonderful Sunday Erica ❤️ ———————————————————————#mswc #schoolofsocialwork #socialworkers #dfcs #socialworker #msw #lmsw #lcsw #mft #lpc #lapc #millennialsocialworkconference #millennialsocialworker #millennialsocialworkers #iread #knowledge #millennialsread
The goal for 2019 will be to simply REACH. Our action will start with how we reach, who we reach, and how far our reach goes. -------------------------------------------------------------- Reach for change. Reach for opportunity. Reach for greater.
Tune in at 530pm, Chill Will Radio on @thegoodnewsradio Link in Bio ⠀⠀⠀⠀ "A Therapeutic Perspective" Now that this R. Kelly thing has somewhat died down (which is very very sad) I think this episode of Chill Will Radio is fitting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @yourfavoritetherapist will be joining me as we discuss this from the perspective of a therapist. Things like accountability, why this happens, and who's to blame will come up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Quick heads up, this will be controversial and you may disagree with certain points. Any disagreements, feel free to comment in the live chat. 😊 . . . . #blacktherapist #blacktherapistsmatter #blackmentalhealth #blackmentalhealthawareness #melaninandmentalhealth #breakthesilence #depression #melanin #therapy #blackselfcare #mentalhealthawareness #blacktherapists #mentalhealth #breakthestigma #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillness #blackmentalhealthmatters #black #blackexcellence #lsw #lcsw #msw #lmsw #socialwork #blackmeninsocialwork #socialworker #chillwillradio
Trauma and stress can't live here 🙅🏽‍♀️.
Woah sorry guys I’ve been MIA. The end of the school year was insane, then the holidays came and I took a much needed social media break. I’m just now feeling back in the groove. Here’s to a new year learning new things and connecting with all of you wonderful professionals. • • • • • • • • #newyear #schoolcounselor #schoolcounseling #socialwork #socialworker #lmsw #lcsw #mentalhealth #professionalgoals #elementaryteacher #elementaryschoolcounselor #socialemotionallearning #childtherapist
As a Therapist I would say EMPATHY is one of the most important skills/tools! Being a NONJUDGEMENTAL EAR to someone does more good than one could imagine. 🗣👂🏻🙌🏻
🤫😌 #selfcaresunday #meditation
Hello all seven hundred & five of you! Y’all already know my home girl Shanita, But this week on the blog I have her guest blogging. Yup! “I Was Excited For Therapy Until I Met With My Therapist”. Check it out & don’t forget to comment, subscribe, and share! XoXo Be Well!  #bmhm #blackmentalhealth #instagood #share #follow #blackgirlswrite #blackgirlswhowrite #melaninmagic #naturalhair #naturallyshesdope #wandcurls #lonthairdontcare #blackgirlmagic #subscribe #highbridge #thebronx #friends #sunday #blackbloggers #mentalhealthblogger #blackmentalhealthblogger #love #hair #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #msw #lcsw #lmsw #socialwork #mswstudent
Happy Self Care Sunday Y’all! This week on the blog I have my dear friend and sister in Social Work Shanita guest blogging with “I Was Excited For Therapy Until I Met With My Therapist”. Click the link in my bio to read it! Don’t forget to comment, subscribe, and share! XoXo Be Well! —— #blackmentalhealth #selfcaresunday #selfcare #blackmentalhealthmatters #bmhm #mentalhealth #goals #therapy #selfcare #depression #anxiety #socialworker #blacksocialworker #therapist #blacktherapist #naturalhair #melanin #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic #healing #coping #bewell #lcsw #adhd #bpd #trauma #ptsd #inspiration #lmsw #msw
•Thoughts welcomed• I am a licensed master social worker but cannot practice independently until 2 years from now. Coaching is kind of the loop hole in it. I’m thinking of offering this Grief Coaching service to get my name out there for when I can independently practice in a couple years. My niche would be those grieving, death, job loss, divorce, pets and I with this service help them to repriotitize their lives in order to become more at peace with the loss that has occurred. Less structured than therapy, future driven, no diagnosis and insurance reimbursement $50/60min session via Skype or meet up. I’m wondering do you think this would be viable? I know when I was going through tough times I didn’t want to talk to my friends and be a bother and my family wouldn’t talk at all. I also didn’t want to go to a therapist. I experienced loss and came out at the other side. Grief comes in waves but it doesn’t have to be lonely. Shoot me your ideas. I always wanted to go into consulting, and I do have a background in grief and end of life care. Thanks for your thoughts!  #adulting #deftfreejourney #debtfreegoals #boymom #mama #maine #sidehustle #debtfreewithkids #debtfree #debt #ozdebtfreecommunity #mainecoon #moving #land #maine #carshopping #debtfreejourney #debtfreecommunity #momwin #momlife #kids #lmsw #socialworker #creditkarma #creditscore #debtfree #studentloans #daveramseyo #grief #loss #griefcoach #bereavement #lmsw
Sometimes our weekends can be SO busy that we forget to actually stop and enjoy them. Sure, we may be doing fun things, but sometimes all of that fun can be exhausting! Sunday is also often seen as a “catch-up day,” which can also lead to exhaustion (i.e.🙋🏻‍♀️ me last weekend catching up on a million loads of laundry 😴) . . After the M-F hustle, the weekend should really be a welcomed break. Yes, we all have “stuff” to do but some of that “stuff” should include taking care of YOU. . . Sunday’s are the PERFECT day to regroup, recharge, and set your intentions before the busy week ahead! I start every Sunday with church with my family + a yummy homemade brunch to follow with the hubs. It’s the perfect way to start my day off on a positive note! . . How are YOU spending your Sunday?! Can you find some time today to center yourself before the busy week ahead?! . . #therapist #therapistlife #socialworker #lmsw #lcsw #lmft #lmhc #psychology #privatepractice #privatepracticesuccess #privatepracticecoaching #mentalhealth #buildthelifeyouwant #followyourdreams #bossbabe #entrepreneurlife #mentalhealthblogger #femaleentrepreneur #businesscoaching #theconfidentladiesclub #girlboss #ladyboss #wellness #mentalwellness #mentalhealthawareness #sundaymotivation #selfcare #sundayvibes
Know your WORTH. then add TAX! 💰💰💰💰 . Sweater: @girlbossstarterkit 💁🏾‍♀️: @dominique.s18 . #knowyourworth #thenaddtax #saturdayvibes #saturdaymotivation #dsw #lcsw #lmsw #msw #bsw #socialworker #boss #bossbabe #thirtyunder30 #worksmart #fitness #dominiques18
Welcome all! I want to take a moment to introduce myself, both to long time friends and my many new recent followers. ♡ ♡ My name is Darian. I'm a BSW-level Social Worker currently in an Advanced Standing program for my Master's of Science in Social Work with Columbia University in the City of New York with a specialty in Health, Healthcare and Disability Policy, as well as Substance Use. I Chair my school's Substance Abuse and Recovery Caucus as well. At the moment, I'm involved with 3 #research projects soon up for publication. I'm originally from Chicago but thanks to my #military service in the United States #airforce, I've traveled the country and world before being medically retired in November 2010 after returning home from Iraq. For the past few years, I have been involved in fighting substance use disorder in Illinois, specifically #opioids (and now NY), giving keynote addresses across the state, appearing in local newspapers and on the news, and helping my elected officials draft and implement legislation. I've worked at the city, county, state, and national level, advocating for a vulnerable population who does not have a strong enough voice of their own. As a #disabled veteran myself, I'm also very dedicated to helping my brothers- and sisters-in-arms who suffer from mental health and/or SUDs. I have an 11yr old son, aptly named after myself, whom also struggles with mental health. Together, we fight it day by day as father and son. ♡ ♡ Your turn! Feel free to introduce yourself (don't be shy, lol). I want to know a little about you, particularly if you're a Social Worker, #psychologist, #psychiatrist, #counselor, #coach, in #sobriety, or in the helping profession in general. Let's build some connections together and help one another make it through this thing called life. ♡ ♡ #socialwork #socialworker #bsw #msw #phd #lcsw #lmsw #cadc #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #substanceabuse #reducethestigma #policy #legislation
Any Social Worker, student, researcher, parent, etc. will tell you that #coffee is a MUST! LOL. I'm usually very occupied 7 days a week, from awaking to bedtime. My days are long and strenuous (yet very productive) and coffee definitely helps keep me going when the going gets tough. Today I decided to update my coffee machine. My previous version did the 12-cup carafe and K-cups. The newest addition now has the capability to brew single-serve grounds. I prefer to buy beans and grind them myself each morning, rotating flavors, darkness, strength, and even region of the world. I was very excited about this purchase today! I specifically bought this model because it allows me to prepare everything at night, set a timer, and a fresh pot will be ready when I wake. This will definitely get it's use while I complete grad school over the next four months, and beyond! ☆ ☆ #socialwork #socialworker #bsw #msw #phd #lcsw #lmsw #cadc #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #substanceabuse #reducethestigma #policy #legislation #ivyleaguestudent #chicago #newyork #foodporn #foodphotography
In order to not only stay proficient in your field but to continue to learn and grow as a professional, reading and expanding your knowledge base is crucial. As a Social Worker that focuses on substance use disorder, methods, research, and ideologies are guided by both the history of drugs (#Illicit and #prescription) as well as the current state of affairs. This field is forever evolving and varies from state to state, even town to town. The #warondrugs has a long history in our country, the history usually not factually known, and has had drastic effects on communities, families and individuals. I find it pertinent to read and learn as much as I can not only because it is my personal passion but because it is a literal life-or-death situation. Even with classes, my internship, and research, I go through at least one book per week. When I learn something new or of interest, I find more books to dive into the topic further. I'll be done with my current book tonight so I just ordered three more! #knowledgeispower ☆ ☆ #socialwork #socialworker #bsw #msw #phd #lcsw #lmsw #cadc #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #substanceabuse #reducethestigma #policy #legislation #ivyleaguestudent #chicago #newyork
"Meet people where they ARE, not where you WANT them to be." As a Social Worker that focuses on substance use disorders, this is a very important concept. Going into detox/recovery/treatment with the mindset that your client is in fact a "#Student" rather than a "#Patient" is the best way to approach addictions. Very few inherently know what resources are available, how to navigate cravings, or where to seek out support when needed. It's a learning process that takes place both in and out of your office. You cannot rush sobriety. Instead, meeting them where they're at in that point in time is crucial for the process to be effective and lasting. Always approach setbacks from a non-judgmental standpoint, don't scold or criticize. Offer support and alternatives, be patient, and continue to assure them #sobriety is possible, even though relapses can (and often do) occur. ☆ ☆ #socialwork #socialworker #bsw #msw #phd #lcsw #lmsw #cadc #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #substanceabuse #reducethestigma #policy #legislation #ivyleaguestudent #chicago #newyork
Treating trauma as a mental health professional is hard, but rewarding work.  Knowing how to address trauma from a brain and body perspective can increase your confidence as a mental health professional and impact the effectiveness of your interventions.  Imagine what it would feel like if you had the skills needed to feel confident that you could help your clients reach their goals even if trauma shows up in the therapeutic process.  That is possible and much more.  Join me for a course designed to give you knowledge and skills to be successful at treating trauma with the body and brain in mind.  There is an NBCC approved add on if needed and a payment plan to make it even more affordable.  Check out the link in my bio!  Use coupon code 3Things to get $20 off now until Jan. 16th 11:59 pm EST.  #traumatherapy #traumatherapist #lmft #lpc #lmsw #lp #therapistlife
Monday we will be discussing the #survivingrkelly series on #lifetime . Check my IG story for small snippets of Mondays episode!
Last night I finished a 2 week accelerated and intense course for grad school and I’m proud to say that I ACED it #praisejesus .  I have this weekend off to rest before I hit the books again on Monday #nodayzoff #hustle .  Today, I completed my last phase of my physical for my field placement and received my official unofficial offer 🥳😭🙏🏽 AND I’m excited (In a loud squeaky voice) but I’m grateful above all else! .  However, it hasn’t hit me yet and I think until I can take a selfie with my ID then I’ll need pinching 🦄🦄🦄 .  Why am I excited about working at the VA? . . . 🌱I get to help Veterans -I’m able to give back to those who served and sacrificed so much. . 🌱Career advancement: ✨this includes gaining experience in clinical MH & Substance Abuse ✨Networking ✨Possibility in securing employment ✨ AND attaining hours for my clinical license 🎉🎉🎉 .  What career goals do you have? .  For me? . Being an LCSW aka Therapist is just one of many career goals I have #skysthelimit  Never stop learning, never stop growing. We were ALL born to be great, to be amazing, to be phenomenal! ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #lcsw #msw #lmsw #therapist #internship #field #uta #gradstudent #myjourney
You’ve thought about doing counseling and consulting  You have the knowledge and expertise to share with clients but do you have the skills and tools to teach them to strengthen their emotional core?  Will your clients slide back into the same patterns or will they know how to sustain themselves through problems?  Mental Wellness University is here to help!  Click the link in our bio  #mentalwellnessuniveristy #lifecoach #lifecoaching #lifecoachtraining #therapist #counseling #socialworker #lcsw #lmsw #psychologist #holistic #lifecoachschool #prayerwarriors #selfcare #entrepreneur #newyear #resolutions #goals #business #businesstips101 #inspiration #motivation #empowerment #blacktherapist #mentalhealthmatters #therapyforblackgirls #therapyforblackmen #legend #consulting #coach
This Sunday! Y’all know my A1, Day 1, Highbridge playmate, Social Work Sister, Shanita! Well she’ll be guest blogging on my website this #selfcaresunday and you don’t want to miss it. Subscribe now at DomoniqueRobinson.com, link is in my bio! —— #follow Her @itskendrasrose_ —— #socialwork #lmsw #msw #socialwork #socialworker #selfcaresunday #highbridge #bronx #a1 #dayone #day1 #blackgirlswrite #blackgirlsblog #mentalhealthblog #bmhm #blackmentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #therapy #naturalhair #instagood #melaninmagic #okur #health #blackhealth
we’ve been together for 8 years today. that’s a 2,920 day talking streak- and still going strong (being married helps 💯). thankful for the person he was 8 years ago, and the person he is today. i’m glad I get to grow up with him forever.
When I was a therapist, dreaming of opening a private practice, marketing was the last thing I ever wanted to do. The thought of selling my services made me sick to my stomach.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What I learned, though, was that I had a lot of preconceived notions about marketing - none of which were true. I thought marketing was about forcing my services down people’s throats, and being annoyingly persistent and loud.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In reality, marketing is just about offering your services. Not forcing or controlling. Just offering.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today on my blog, I’m sharing a checklist to get you started on marketing your therapy practice. You don’t have to do it all at once, just take it one step at a time. Read more at the link in my bio.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #therapistlife #counselorlife #mentalhealthadvocate #lcsw #mentalhealthawareness #lmsw #privatepracticetherapist #lpc #counselor #socialworker #playtherapist #holdingspace #counselingoffice #mindbodysoul #mentalhealth #counseling #therapy #arttherapy #arttherapist #mentalwellness #trustyourgut #freedom #mentalhealthmatters #trustyourintuition #womensupportingwomen #healingisnotlinear #psychotherapy #selfcare
So, this happened yesterday! #lmsw
Webinar #replay Available Now!  Link in bio! #traumatherapy #traumatherapist #lmft #lpc #lmsw #lp #therapistlife
Happy Friday Everyone!!! Today’s #privatepractice101 video is officially up and Everyone who’s wants to go into business for themselves. Today I talked about how naive I was in the beginning and how it cost me a lot of money. So in the words of my mother “Bought sense is the BEST sense”!!!! Y’all be blessed! ❤️ 🚨Link in my bio 🚨  #lcsw #lmsw #privatepractice #mentalhealth #lpc #lbsw #newjourney #unemployed #newjourney2019 #selfemployed #entrepreneur #budget #debtfreecommunity #budget101 #financialtherapist
It’s Mental Health Friday! As an avid social media user I see a number of people post video/pictures/statements that may need more reflection with a close friend, partner or provider then relying on likes/comments to sooth them. Take a self evaluation and see if you that person. #sheculturewellness #wellnessblogger #selfcare #mentalhealth #lmsw
🔥The Most Important Goal🔥  What is your clients goal AND can you help them achieve it?  Great coaches know that in order to guide and lead someone to a better version of themselves, they must know the clients destination.  This is what helps clients feel comfortable and safe to invest in your services to reach that special goal.  What goals do you help clients achieve ?  #goals #investment #business #mentalwellnessuniveristy #lifecoach #lifecoaching #lifecoachtraining #therapist #counseling #socialworker #lcsw #lmsw #psychologist #holistic #lifecoachschool #prayerwarriors #selfcare #entrepreneur #newyear #resolutions #goals #business #businesstips101 #inspiration #motivation #empowerment #quotes #latepost #latenight #grind #getclients
Don’t let that be you.. year after year  barely making ends meet; always in survival mode and not really living; being accustomed to mediocrity and not striving for greatness; listening to people who are only trying to discourage you, instead of pushing you harder to reach your goals; too content with your current lifestyle and afraid to take risks; believing in “fear,” instead of that little voice telling you that you can do anything you put your mind to. All you need is a little bit of #faith, and a little bit of #hope to know that your current situation is only temporary! You are destined for greatness! If only you apply yourself a little more; work a little harder; work a little smarter; be a little more determined; and remember #diamonds are created under pressure! 💎⛏ - Dr. Dominique S. . #thursdaymotivation #inspiration #motivation #beencouraged #alwaysevolving #boss #dreambig #aimhigh #seebelieveachieve #lcsw #lmsw #dsw #msw #bsw #socialworker #socialwork #dominiques18

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