Jamelle Q. Berry, Marriage and Family Therapist
Welcome to Courage to Blossom Counseling! I’m glad that you’ve taken this step towards a more fulfilling life. I am a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Nevada Las Vegas; I earned my bachelor’s degree in Sociology Modified with an emphasis in African American Studies and a Master of Science degree in Marriage/Couple and Family Therapy. My aspiration of becoming a therapist began when I found myself looking for help to deal with some major life challenges many years ago. Although I had never been to therapy before (and was more than a little frightened at the thought), I found counseling to be such a transformative experience that I decided to dedicate my life to helping others in this way. Prior to my graduate studies, I began volunteering as a Nevada State Advocate through the Gender Justice Queer Anti-Violence Project, helping to staff a 24 hour hotline to assist victims of violence, with special training to work with LGBTQIA2 individuals, as well as other marginalized communities such as those in the BDSM, Poly, Kink or Sex Work communities. Through these experiences, my admiration for the resilience and beauty of the human spirit only deepened.
I continued my journey during my graduate studies by working as a Psychosocial Rehabilitation worker. Over the course of four years, I worked with individuals, couples and families under the supervision of a licensed therapist to provide on going mental health support and resources in our local area.
I have been honored to be selected by our professional organization, The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, to receive a one of 48 fellowships awarded to individuals of my cohort who have demonstrated clinical excellence in Marriage and Family Therapy working in underserved and marginalized communities.
I am currently in private practice and services are offered through our fully HIPAA compliant, encrypted telehealth platform, allowing for convenience and flexibility well suited for busy professionals. I also contribute to the community by facilitating low cost group spaces, hosting anti-racism trainings for licensed mental health professionals, conducting couples workshops, and completing speaking engagements throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
My work is supportive and strength based, focused on collaborating with individuals, couples and families to overcome struggles and connect to their inner resources to create change, health and happiness. My specialties include sexual assault, marriage/relationship counseling, and empowering adult survivors of early childhood trauma, including childhood sexual abuse. I appeal to clients who appreciate feedback, honesty and a direct approach with humor and good will.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about how therapy may be helpful to you and your loved ones. I am honored to join you on this journey.
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