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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3 days ago

Yema Ferreira

When was the last time you took yourself out on a date? Where would you go or what would you do if you did take yourself out on a date? What would feel absolutely delightful and indulgent? Can you give it to yourself? #SelfCareWednesday ... See MoreSee Less

When was the last time you took yourself out on a date? Where would you go or what would you do if you did take yourself out on a date? What would feel absolutely delightful and indulgent? Can you give it to yourself? #SelfCareWednesday

5 days ago

Yema Ferreira

Today I bring you a little prayer of gratitude for help in those difficult times, from Sonia Choquette's Uplifting Prayers to Light Your Way.

Holy Mother-Father-God,
Divine Loving Light and Heart of the Universe,

Thank you for lighting my way through the darkness and for keeping my heart open to your love and guidance. I feel your presence in my heart and in my bones, clearing and cleansing the old and making way for the new. I am grateful for your love.

Amen and with infinite gratitude.
#TGIM
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Today I bring you a little prayer of gratitude for help in those difficult times, from Sonia Choquettes Uplifting Prayers to Light Your Way.

Holy Mother-Father-God,
Divine Loving Light and Heart of the Universe,

Thank you for lighting my way through the darkness and for keeping my heart open to your love and guidance. I feel your presence in my heart and in my bones, clearing and cleansing the old and making way for the new. I am grateful for your love.

Amen and with infinite gratitude.
#TGIM
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Self-awareness is the first step to meaningful change. Are you highly sensitive? What does that mean for your mental health? What does it mean for who you want to be in the world?
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"Those of us who are healers in these modern times and contexts... are reduced to going about it in the only conventionally acceptable way: getting a Western education as doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychotherapists and other helping professions."

Yema Ferreira on Twitter

“What is a therapist anyway? In today's blog post I offer one perspective. #Healing https://t.co/5b7cZZSWWa”

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