Hermeisha is from Los Angeles, CA and possesses over 11 years of clinical experience working with children and adults in the federal government (Department of Veterans Affairs) and in school and adoption related settings. Her experience as a military spouse has led her to the beautiful state of North Carolina where she specializes in providing evidence base trauma therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing-EMDR), psychodynamic and attachment based therapy. She wholeheartedly believes that addressing both mental/emotional and spiritual aspects of ourselves in counseling and in the Church allows for rich, deeper and healthier transformation.
Education & Work Experience
Bachelors in Arts (B.A) in Sociology & Education from the University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Masters in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California (USC)
License Clinical Social Work (LCSW), North Carolina
License Clinical Social Work (LCSW), Hawaii
EMDR Trained (Part I and II, and over 200 practice hrs.), Certification pending approval, EMDR Institute
With her skills, education and welcoming personality, she provides a comfortable and safe environment and connects with individuals in the most genuine and understanding way. As a trauma survivor, she is passionate about the work she does with children and adults, using EMDR to help those recover from the distressing and overwhelming emotions that are caused by the pain of trauma.
Her approach is targeted, practical and interactive, incorporating many techniques (CBT, EMDR, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused, Psycho-Education, Biblical Counseling, etc.) and reflective assignments that are geared to help you grow and achieve your goals. With grace and skill, she works alongside you as a facilitator and coach in your personal process.
Her personal interest includes using her platform to speak on concerns from a Christ centered perspective, particularly the concept of racial unity and racial justice, as well as improving and healing attachment related wounds within the Black community and in families. She is preparing for doctoral studies, researching the concept of race based traumatic stress as well as improving treatment approaches to those who have experienced compounded racial trauma.
She is currently accepting new clients and is available for speaking engagements. Please see the “Contact Us” section to request her to speak at your church, women’s meeting, etc.