Genardra believes her career as a therapist was one that was pre-destined based on a few factors: 1. Her inquisitive nature of always asking questions, specifically the questions of “Why” and “How” 2. Her parents and grandparents working in the fields of education and human services 3. Being elected in 4th grade to become a peer-mediator for peers who were experiencing conflict 4. Taking and absolutely loving her first Psychology class during her senior year of high school. These experiences have led to Genardra attending Spelman College and obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and then to The George Washington University obtaining a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.
After obtaining her Master’s degree, the start of Genardra’s professional career began when she worked for 5 ½ years as Rehabilitation Counselor with the State of Maryland. As a Rehabilitation Counselor, Genardra began to develop her skillset of developing strong rapport with clients and the community, providing support, and facilitating client changing and growth. Genardra is a board approved Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Supervisor (LCPC-S) through the state of Maryland. She has experience working with clients in private practice, outpatient facilities, and clinics.
Her work as a therapist is guided by the quote: “In my early professional years, I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship this person may use for his (her) own personal growth?”-Carl Rogers. She has experience working with teenagers and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship, life transitions, confidence and self-esteem. Genardra’s goals as a therapist is to provide her clients a comfortable space to be open, provide psychoeducation, normalize mental health, therapy, and well-being, and lastly facilitate helping her clients GROW NEW POTENTIAL. In her free-time, Genardra enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, traveling, painting, eating, and reading.