Dorene is a recent graduate from Howard University School of Social Work, and she has worked in the social service field for over four years. Dorene is passionate about guiding individuals as they navigate difficult challenges, ease emotional burdens, and engage in self-expression and reflection. She is intentional about creating a space where individuals can be their authentic selves to embark on a meaningful journey of healing and growth. Dorene ensures that every person is met with respect, compassion, and support. Dorene desires to work with adolescents (ages 12-19) and young adults who are struggling in relationships, whether romantic or platonic, and desires to work with young women struggling with low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety.
Dorene’s therapeutic approach centers around cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution-focused therapy, and clients are often challenged to complete various exercises and worksheets in and out of session to help apply therapy practices to their everyday life. Dorene explores the client’s thought patterns and behaviors from various life situations, and using the strength-based approach, she seeks to empower and support clients to grow beyond old patterns and help each client develop a deeper sense of self. Dorene has a strong faith in God and welcomes those who desire to incorporate faith into the therapeutic process.
Fun Fact: Dorene comes from a vibrant country called Tanzania; she speaks Swahili, she loves reading books, and her guilty pleasure is scrolling through TikTok.