Today we’d like to introduce you to Keyonne Spencer.
Keyonne, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I came to Houston from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. I started working for Child Protective Services as an administrative assistant and fell in love with the social services field. I decided to pursue the field of Marriage and Family Counseling because I believe that stable, healthy marriages produce healthy children, thus decreasing the need for so many children ending up in foster care.
I received my Masters in Science degree from Capella University in Marriage in Family Therapy and am now licensed in the State of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Soon after, I started working on opening my very own private practice to pursue my mission of helping families in my community. I am now the proud owner of Spencer Counseling Services, where I plan to expand soon into a group practice to be able to assist even more families.
I am now licensed in 3 states, Texas, Louisiana and Florida. I also have a certification as a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP).
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Having a full-time job, being married to a supportive husband who also runs our mentor program for boys and raising a family with two teenage girls.
Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Spencer Counseling Services?
Our Philosophy, we believe that every BIPOC has the right to live as independently as possible, regardless of mental or physical abilities. We also believe that assisting BIPOC in utilizing their strengths to overcome barriers helps them to reach their goals.
Our Vision Statement. Our vision is to offer BIPOC in our community the kind of support and understanding that can help them become successful in their personal and professional lives, regardless of the challenges they may face (physical, psychiatric, emotional, economic, cultural, etc.).
Our Mission Statement. Spencer Counseling Services was developed for and is committed to working directly with BIPOC clients in need of mental health services. Spencer Counseling Services seeks to accomplish this objective through the provision of high-quality mental health care designed to support each consumer’s overall well-being. Our goal is to benefit BIPOC by providing appropriate and timely access to services while delivering the most effective evidence-based mental health treatment identified as current best practices in the field. We treat all clients with respect and dignity and hold their confidentiality to the highest standards. All staff employed or contracted by Spencer Counseling Services utilizes the principles and practices of psychosocial rehabilitation.
Is there any advice you’d like to share with our readers who might just be starting out?
My advice is to be patient, have a plan and a great support system behind you.
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