Jerry St Louis, LGSW
Identities: Man, Black, Queer, Gay
Language(s) Spoken: English and Creole (French)
Get to know me: By day, I am a Social Worker in a drug rehabilitation program. By night I am a doctoral student at George Washington University pursuing my Ed.D. in Special Education. On the weekends, a hiking dog dad!
What does affirmative psychotherapy mean to me? Affirmative therapy is about meeting the needs of a population that is far too often overlooked. It is about blending my academic, professional and personal experiences to provide well-informed mental health support to the LGBT+ community. It is about being the change.
What populations do I work with? What is my level of expertise (friendly, knowledgeable, expert) for each of those populations?
I work with all individuals, however I have specialized experience with those in recovery, the LGBT+ community and youth. For the last two years, I have developed my own resource and referral directory. I use this to best support the populations and individuals served.
What is my approach to healing?
I consider myself an eccentric therapist. I meet my clients where they are and build from there. I provide reflective services that are targeted to address one’s concerns and support the changes they wish to make. Therapy is a collaboration between myself and those I provide services to.
I will be providing therapy services through my healing company Of Colors Healing set to launch later Summer 2021.
What issues am I most skilled at addressing as a mental health professional? Addiction (alcohol, drugs), anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, conflict, and PTSD.
EDUCATION & LICENSE
Education: Masters in Social Work
Years in Practice: 9
School: Clark Atlanta University
Year Graduated: 2012
License # and State: LG50082018 Washington, D.C.
Additional Credentials: Training Experience: CBT Therapy, Addiction/Recovery Treatment & Therapy, Resource and Referral connections
Gender Neutral Restrooms: N/A
Fee Range: TBD
Accepted Payment Methods: TBD
Accepted Insurance Plans: TBD