“Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s
not for them.” –Joubert Botha.
Not everyone needs to understand your journey, as you are
unique with your own unique story to tell. Live your life according to who you are and as you
face the challenges life can bring, know that you do not have to face them alone. Know that it is
okay to not be okay and that it is okay to seek a safe place and a safe person to help you through
those challenging times.
Mrs. West is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist-
Associate, NC Certified Licensed Forensic Evaluator and a Certified Life Coach. Mrs. West
obtained her Bachelor of Social Work degree from The University of Maryland, Baltimore
County and her Master’s of Social Work degree from The University of Maryland, Baltimore,
School of Social Work. Her graduate studies were in Clinical Social Work and Management and
Community Organization with a specialization in Families and Children.
Mrs. West has over 16 years of experience as a Psychotherapist. She has served various
populations in the areas of intergenerational complex trauma; drug/alcohol/gambling addictions;
forensic psychology; sexual assault, mood disorders, parenting; weight loss and grief/loss
counseling. Mrs. West prefers CBT modalities to include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy, Motivational Interviewing; Solution-Focused Therapy; and she is trained in Eye
Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Mrs. West is a native of Baltimore, MD, relocating to Durham in 2010. Mrs. West is recently
married with 3 adult children, a parent caregiver, and “mom” to the family dog, Tzu Tzu. She
enjoys cooking, watching the Food Network (to learn new recipes and cooking techniques);
traveling; spending time hosting family/friends at home gathering; and line dancing.
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