Raven is a native New Yorker with a variety of clinical experience under her belt. She attended CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice where she earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees in Forensic Psychology. She later attended CUNY Hunter College for her master’s in Clinical Social Work. Raven is also a Registered Yoga Teacher and has completed Reiki training.
Raven has worked with diverse groups of people in various settings including in-patient psychiatric units, non-profit organizations, and a high school in East Harlem. She has experience treating anxiety, low-self-esteem, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and racial trauma.
Raven’s therapeutic style is collaborative, holistic, and empathic with a focus on ensuring that each person feels safe, seen, heard, and worthy of care. Her clinical and research interests include intergenerational trauma/epigenetics, ancestral healing, and psychedelic-assisted-therapy. She has been trained in Anti-Oppressive Practice, Exposure Response and Prevention Therapy, and somatic healing.
Growing up in a multicultural family, Raven has a deep understanding of the challenges that can accompany the biracial/multiracial experience. She also knows English Sign Language and is an advocate of deaf rights. Raven stays proactive about her mental wellness by hiking, camping, rock climbing, dancing, yoga, and meditation. She also enjoys spending time with loved ones. Raven appreciates the diversity, the food (especially pizza), and the anonymity that NYC has to offer.
Raven gives back to the community by prioritizing sustainability, donating, recycling, composting, and encouraging others to practice low waste/sustainable living and Leave-No-Trace.