How I Work

How I Work

Many factors – personal and professional experiences, training and spiritual seeking – have combined to create what has become my practice. My lived experiences are as important as my training in the way that I approach my work with clients. I am interested in the intersection of personal development, spiritual health, and mental health; and my practice reflects this focus. In addition, I work from a woman-centered and pan-African perspective.

The ability to look at the whole person is what informs my work. Integrating mind, body, and spirit and combining age-old wisdom with modern psychotherapeutic knowledge and techniques to give you a holistic self-actualizing experience is central to my approach. What further makes my offering unique is my special focus on putting these tools at the service of black women searching for their authentic identities. I am also a great believer in self-healing and, in that sense, see myself as a mere facilitator of my clients’ healing. Part of my job is to help you learn to tap into your own natural self-healing abilities.

An important aspect of how I work is to attend to the spiritual dimension of our human experience, to help clients garner the transformative power of this internal resource. Every individual is unique, and for this reason, I respond to the individual, allowing each client to guide me in the way I work with them.

When relevant, specific powerful techniques such as journaling, contact with nature and working with images are employed.

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Yema Ferreira

Therapists need #SelfCare too. I will be offline for the next couple of weeks. Until then, take really good care of yourselves! And thank you for spending time here with me, and for sharing me with your friends. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

Therapists need #SelfCare too. I will be offline for the next couple of weeks. Until then, take really good care of yourselves! And thank you for spending time here with me, and for sharing me with your friends. ❤️

1 month ago

Yema Ferreira

Life can sometimes carry us at a frenzied pace, with no time for us to even know whether we are going in the right direction. It is important to take time off for reflection and give our lives direction, lest we end up somewhere entirely different than where we intended to go. Slown down, give yourself an afternoon, a day, or even a week off to be by yourself, to reflect on what is important for you and make necessary adjustments to your day-to-day. #SelfCareWednesday ... See MoreSee Less

Life can sometimes carry us at a frenzied pace, with no time for us to even know whether we are going in the right direction. It is important to take time off for reflection and give our lives direction, lest we end up somewhere entirely different than where we intended to go. Slown down, give yourself an afternoon, a day, or even a week off to be by yourself, to reflect on what is important for you and make necessary adjustments to your day-to-day. #SelfCareWednesday
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My new long essay:
“Why I’m no longer talking to Nigerians about race: On writers, empathy and (black) solidarity politics” https://t.co/mKBynriNqR

📸: @dejiakinpelu, @akefestival 2016

Happy International Women's Day! #BalanceforBetter #IWD2019 https://t.co/dxYcmbCwEb

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