Charissa has been in the mental health and social service fields since 2004. She became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2013. Her background includes working with clients who have experienced trauma, suffer from mood disorders such as depression, and clients that need life coaching to better themselves. Charissa also works with clients who need to build relationships with significant others or family members.
She has hosted two workshops, sat on a panel for domestic abuse prevention, joined social platforms to discuss mental health issues, racial trauma, and currently is a trainer for a local health center's Trauma Informed Cohort. She ultimately enjoys her work with others in the community to promote change, give support, and encourage good emotional health practices.
Charissa graduated Cum Laude from Dillard University with an undergraduate in Psychology and while there, also pledged to the first African-American female Sorority. She completed her Master's degree at University of Houston's Main campus in Counseling Education. She is a board approved Texas LPC Supervisor, a member of the Texas Counselor Association, and has been accepted as a JEDI committee member to addres justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion issues at health centers. She also enjoys the adventures of being a mother to her sons.