“Our painful experiences aren’t a liability—they’re a gift. They give us perspective and meaning, an opportunity to find our unique purpose and our strength.” ― Dr. Edith Eger

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Charika White, LGSW

Therapist

As someone on this journey called life, I know all too well how complex, nerve-racking, joyus, breathtaking and unpredictable life can be. As we navigate life and work through our encounters with others, we come to realize that we are a work in progress. Struggles and challenges will  present themselves, but this is not what defines who we are. We can use time to determine how we heal when we choose to take responsibilities or risks and let go of the past.  My passion for life and all its transformative elements which shape us into unique beings brought me to social work.  

I was born and raised in the Caribbean, and I am a Licensed Graduate Social Worker in Washington, D.C. who graduated from Fordham University.  I am a Black immigrant woman who is passionate about people discovering their true capabilities despite their painful experiences and encounters in life. I strongly advocate for living in our truth and being our most authentic self unapologetically. In the words of Brene Brown, "Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are."

I have an extensive background in trauma informed practices, cultural sensitivity, racial trauma, sexual identity exploration, life transitions, addiction and mental illness from working in community behavioral health and the medical field. My focused interventions are strength-based mindfulness, motivational interviewing, solution focused, CBT and psychodynamic.

Fee for Initial Consultation: $185

Fee for Follow Up Sessions: $160

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