As stated in Isaiah 9:6, As a Multiracial Messianic Jewish Believer in Yeshua (Jesus) as her L-rd and Savior, Shekhina believes that Counselors are born and not made. Her mission is to help individuals identify the root of dysfunctional behavior and break the cycle of sin, toxic patterns, and general curses. People often "move forward with time, but never move on," meaning they move on with time but never move on from past hurts. Her desire as a Psychotherapist is to help clients move on to live a productive and healthy life without being haunted by past trauma.
Additionally, Shekhina is a Master's level Psychotherapist, National Certified Counselor and Licensed Behavioral Consultant, Poetic therapist, Ministerial counselor, Author, and Entrepreneur. She has over 20 years of working experience in counseling and conducted therapeutic workshops and groups at different churches, schools, detention centers, organizations, conferences, and various youth and young adult events.
She graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2019 with her Master's in counseling. Before that graduated in 2012 with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from the Center for Urban Theological Studies (CUTS), credited by Geneva College. Only in 2003, she discovered Elohim's calling her into the Human Service field. She always wanted to help people and see them change for the better. In 2009, she joined her human service skills with her poetic ability. While working at Horizon House as an Employment Specialist/Case Manager, she taught life skills to at-risk young adults and inculcated poetry workshops on how poetry and spoken word would be used as therapeutic tools to aid individuals with mental health and disabilities.
Today, she works as a therapist in her practice (The Counselor's Heart Therapeutic Services "cheartservices"). She operates a youth therapeutic drama program during summer and after-school (Stage It Up Youth Theater Group; www.stageitupdrama.com). She also worked in the Philadelphia Prison System as an activity therapist providing mental health and group therapy services through creative expression to inmates.
Additionally, Shekhina is in the process of publishing her therapeutic poetry book Childhood Dreams "poetry from a child's mind coming in 2023.