Pierre is a Black queer licensed mental health counselor (LMHC, LPC, NCC) and licensed NYS notary public, providing psychotherapy services in New York, Georgia, and Florida. Pierre was born and raised in the Bronx. Pierre has his BA in Anthropology from CUNY Hunter College and his MA in Applied Psychology from New York University Steinhardt.
He was going to get into research and academia until the 2008 Great Recession changed his life and his focus. He saw the need for quality, accessible mental health services in NYC for Black people and he decided to become a licensed psychotherapist in order to help his communities find what they need to heal on a personal, interpersonal, and community level so the systemic roots to these problems and struggles can be addressed.
“I want to help our people heal themselves. I want to make this career easier to get into for Black therapists coming up after me.”
Pierre is dedicated to an integrative/eclectic, client-centered, trauma-focused, systemic oppression-aware therapeutic approach. He is an EMDR-trained therapist who also uses somatic, narrative, systems-oriented, solution-focused, and dialectical-behavioral theories and practices in his work. He believes clients are experts in their own right and bring their expertise on themselves and their lives to the table when they come to therapy. He believes in working collaboratively with clients, using their areas of expertise to work on the their reasons for coming to therapy.
It is important to Pierre, as a therapist, to create a safe space for clients in session through co-regulation and through modeling being in healthy relationship as a way to encourage growth and to empower clients to use the tools they need to find meaning and wellness in their own lives.
“Going through everything I have been through to get to this point has only strengthened my desire to provide this service for Black people.”
Areas of Expertise:
- Somatic issues
- Stress and trauma
- Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural concerns
- Anxiety, Depression, and other mood disorders
- Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
- Gender and sexuality concerns
- Substance Use Disorders
- Non-monogamous and Monogamous Relationship conflict
- Difficulties with adjustment/life transitions
- Chosen or biological family conflict
- Anger management and frustration tolerance
- Grief and Bereavement
- HIV & other chronic condition-related support
- BDSM, Kink, and other alternative lifestyles
- Sex worker support