"How You Make Others Feel About Themselves Says a lot about You" (Unknown)

  •   Throughout my life I developed a passion for helping others. This passion has inspired me to open a safe supportive environment for all Women & Trans women suffering from Addiction, P.T.S.D Domestic Violence & Unresolved Trauma.  I opened Don't Look Back Counseling LLC (private practice) and then added the not for profit. to give back to the community. 


                                                                                                        The Don't look Back Center Inc. 

I was born in Salisbury Maryland and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, my family moved to Colorado when I was 11 years. I am the oldest child raised by a single mother, I was blessed with four children of my own all boys by the time I was 21 years old and after several abusive relationships I began abusing substances which lead me to a life of criminal activity. I was sentenced to the Colorado Department of Corrections. After my release I decided I had enough. and I successfully completed parole and the requirements for Denver Human Services to obtain custody of my children. I completed my degree in General studies at Mansfield Business School and started co-facilitating groups at Lampkin Group Center with Michelle Lampkin a mentor who at this time believed in me more than I believed in myself. 


Today I am a recovering crack addict / physical & sexual abuse survivor which is a part of the reason for my passion to help other’s. I obtained my CAC lll at Odyssey training center, and clinical supervision hours at It Takes a Village, I also obtained a medical case management certification from the DOHR, Acu-Detox certification from the acupuncture detoxification association, HIV/HEP certified tester from the Colorado department of public health. CCAR Recovery Coach TOT ,training at Peer recovery Coach CO. I am currently attending Ashford University my major is (Psychology /Sociology) with a concentration in non-profit management.) my goal is to obtain my Masters in Addictions/Mental Health Counseling and become a Licensed Addiction Counselor.  


  

I specialize in, Substance Abuse, PTSD, Trauma, LGBTQ Psychotherapy, Sexual Abuse, Victim Empathy, Relapse Prevention, Dual Diagnosis, HIV /STI testing, education & prevention, Domestic Violence & Intimate Partner Violence, DUI education & therapy, CBT, DBT, Treating human trafficking survivors & Cultural communication competence.