Our mental health services are community based and individualized support to women and girls of color that need additional wrap around and psychosocial support to address areas of functioning that may be impaired or that require rehabilitation.
Our Mission: To create pathways to help women and girls of color improve their health through engagement, education, and empowerment.
The BGH Clinic is a service provided by the Black Girl Health Foundation, Inc. BGHF is a non-profit 501c3 that creates pathways to improve the health of black women and girls through education, engagement, and empowerment.
The foundation connects with women of color through its College Ambassador Program implemented at educational institutions and communities in the northeastern region. The program helps students and women in the surrounding communities adopt healthier behaviors through nutrition and exercise.
The non-profit furthers its health impact on women and girls of color through it’s National Kickstart Health & Wellness Program; which includes an entire day of interactive workshops by renown health experts, doctors, health screenings, and fitness trainers to motivate women to take control of their health and give them resources to make informed decisions. We perform this mission by creating resources, content, and experiences designed to present information in a way that feels relevant and accessible.
Our Vision: We have a core belief that, in addition to remission of psychiatric symptoms, quality of life for our clients must improve. Therefore, our community-based program is specifically designed for Functional Recovery, Social Recovery, and Mind + Body Wellness.”
Hello! My name is Latesha Edmerson, I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor. I am also a National Certified Counselor that specializes in working with individuals that are dealing with Depression, ADHD, Bi-Polar Disorder, Anxiety, PTSD/Stress, Substance Abuse/Co-Occurring diagnoses, and Trauma.
I currently use the following theoretical approaches CBT and MI. I received two Master of Arts degrees in Counseling and Education Psychology from New Jersey City University. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Kean University. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in need of an empathetic ear. I have over 19 years of experience providing a warm and inviting atmosphere in which to promote change. I pride myself on being an agent of change and guiding my clients every step of the way.
I am a person who believes that people have all that they need within them to change, they just need guidance, patience and time. I believe that my life’s work is to assist others with finding these tools within them. I work to empower all of my clients to find the strength they possess. I do this all in an open, non judgmental, caring fashion. I am committed to seeing all of my clients win! I have an extensive counseling history and have helped clients from various walks of life. I am ready to assist you in beginning the journey of a lifetime. It only takes one small step towards changing your life for the better! “Change is right within your reach!”
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