Serving Individuals and Families in our Community Since 2011
I’m SANKOFA MENTAL HEALTH, a Mental Health Service Provider and Life Coach based in Pierce County Area - here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. I truly care about my clients’ well-being and guarantee top of the line consulting and therapeutic services catered to their needs.
Since 2011, I have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to hundreds of individuals dealing with challenging life experiences in South King, Pierce, Thurston and Kitsap Counties. Client well-being is my number one priority, and I go above and beyond to help them through all their obstacles.
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Robert Louis Stevenson
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Education and Work Experience
August 2005- December 2009
BACHELOR OF ARTS
I earned my BA in Psychology from Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, GA.
Fort Valley State University (FVSU, formerly Fort Valley State College and Fort Valley Normal and Industrial School) is a public land-grant historically black university in Fort Valley, Georgia. It is part of the University System of Georgia and a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
January 2010- May 2012
MASTER OF SCIENCE
I earned my MS in Vocational Rehabilitation and Case Management from Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, GA. Fort Valley State University (FVSU, formerly Fort Valley State College and Fort Valley Normal and Industrial School) is a public land-grant historically black university in Fort Valley, Georgia. It is part of the University System of Georgia and a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
September 2013 - April 2019
MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN
I worked as a Mental Health Provider as a contractor providing mental health assessments, individual and family therapy and parenting services for DCYF and contracting with local BHAs.
September 2015- July 2018; Present
POSITIVE PARENTING COACH
I am a Positive Parenting Coach for the Positive Parenting Program based out of Australia. This is an evidence based program that focuses on positive redirection. I am certified in Standard Level 4 (ages 2-12), Pathways and Teens.
"The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is one of the most effective evidence-based parenting programs in the world, backed up by more than 35 years of ongoing research. Triple P gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their children’s behavior and prevent problems developing. Triple P is used in more 30 countries and has been shown to work across cultures, socio-economic groups and in many different kinds of family structures".
ALCOHOL DRUG INFORMATION SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR
I was trained to be an instructor to teach court ordered individuals ADIS. Participants spend eight hours in an informative and empowering environment with an ADIS instructor who carries the necessary educational background and required certification to teach the Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse-approved curriculum.
RECOVERY COACH TRAINER
Recovery Coaches are trained in skills where they are to demonstrate their "ability to treat people as resources by actively listening and asking good questions, all while discovering and managing their own stuff. It may sound simple, but being able to achieve this goal takes considerable skill. We like to think of it as the Art and Science of Recovery Coaching".
"Across the country, employers are seeking out individuals who have taken the CCAR RCA by name. Past participants are working or volunteering across the country in numerous Emergency Departments, Recovery Community Organizations, Treatment Centers, and more...we can promise you a transformational experience".
"One thing we know for sure is, transformed people, transform people".
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID USA TRAINER
I am a Mental Health First Aid Trainer. "Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues". We train community members to be first responders to recognize when someone is having a mental health crisis.
April 2019 - February 2020
I worked as a Clinician at a Behavioral Health hospital in Lacey, WA.
March 2020- February 2021
I worked as a state Social Worker working with children and families at risk of being removed. The core focus was to stabilize and reintegrate families into their community.