Therapy

As a Black woman who is often seen as “having it all together,” it may be challenging to admit that you are having a difficult time. You may automatically say that you are “good” or “well” when people ask how you are doing but know deep down that this is a mask of how you are really feeling. Recognizing and admitting to yourself about the mask is the first courageous step to getting support. Even though many of us have been told to not let our guard down by showing others that we do not have it all together or that only “crazy” people who do not look like us go for therapy (not true!), you know what you need for yourself.

It takes tremendous courage to acknowledge that you are not quite yourself and to reach out for support. With over 16 years of experience working in the field, my therapeutic practice focuses on working with you to validate and process your thoughts/feelings as well as facilitate a process of evaluating options to address areas of stress.

While you may have already tried to reach out to those whom you usually reach out to for support, you may have arrived at the realization that you need a different type of support. I am able to provide this support from an objective and culturally grounded perspective. Please note: I am available to provide telehealth to anyone residing in California.

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Areas of Specialty

  • Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse History
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Job Stress
  • Work-Life Balance

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  www.liftingasweclimbconsulting.com

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Kimani Norrington-Sands, Ph.D.
@liftingasweclimbconsulting
@as_climb

    “If you’re afraid to use your voice, give up your seat at the table.”


    Michelle Obama

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    2019-10-11T17:59:37-07:00

    Michelle Obama

    “When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.”


    Dr. Maya Angelou

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    2019-10-11T18:06:19-07:00

    Dr. Maya Angelou

    “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.”


    Audre Lorde

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    2019-10-11T18:05:35-07:00

    Audre Lorde

    “The kind of beauty I want most is the hard to get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.”


    Ruby Dee

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    2019-10-11T18:00:37-07:00

    Ruby Dee

    “Do not ever let anyone make you feel like you don’t matter or like you don’t have a place in our American story – because you do. And you have a right to be exactly who you are.”


    Michelle Obama

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    2019-10-11T18:01:36-07:00

    Michelle Obama

    “Choose people who lift you up.”


    Michelle Obama

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    2019-10-11T17:59:48-07:00

    Michelle Obama

    “Truth is powerful and it prevails.”


    Sojourner Truth

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    2019-10-11T17:54:36-07:00

    Sojourner Truth

    “You are not built to shrink down to less but to blossom into more.”


    Oprah Winfrey

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    2019-10-11T17:59:11-07:00

    Oprah Winfrey

    “Without community there is no liberation…but community must not mean a shedding of our difference nor the pathetic premise that these differences do not exist.”


    Audre Lorde

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    2019-10-11T18:04:59-07:00

    Audre Lorde

    “If you focus on the hurt, you will continue to suffer. If you focus on the lesson, you will continue to grow.”


    Buddha Daily

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    2019-10-11T17:57:02-07:00

    Buddha Daily

    “No one is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow.”


    Alice Walker

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    2019-10-11T17:56:35-07:00

    Alice Walker

    “Follow your passion; it will lead you to your purpose.”


    Oprah Winfrey

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    2019-10-11T17:58:33-07:00

    Oprah Winfrey

    “To ignore evil is to become accomplice to it.”


    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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    2019-10-11T18:02:01-07:00

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    “…With faith I do hear to listen. Two hands that fist. When forced pushes to shove. And your ego won’t submit. I am gifted. I am all of this. And indeed the s_ _ _.”


    Jill Scott

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    2019-10-11T18:08:30-07:00

    Jill Scott

    “I will not be complicit in my oppression.”


    – P

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    2019-10-11T18:10:36-07:00

    – P

    “Still, like air, I rise.”


    Dr. Maya Angelou

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    2019-10-11T18:05:25-07:00

    Dr. Maya Angelou

    “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”


    Buddha

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    2019-10-11T18:02:39-07:00

    Buddha

    “Love doesn’t hurt…ever, ever, ever. Love. Doesn’t. Hurt.”


    Oprah Winfrey

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    2019-10-11T18:02:14-07:00

    Oprah Winfrey

    “Because of them, I can now live the dream. I am the seed of the free, and I know it. I intend to bear great fruit.”


    Sojourner Truth

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    2019-10-11T17:58:20-07:00

    Sojourner Truth

    “If you think education is expensive, wait until you see how much ignorance costs.”


    President Barack Obama

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    2019-10-11T18:06:09-07:00

    President Barack Obama

    “I’ve learned the people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”


    Dr. Maya Angelou

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    2019-10-11T18:04:32-07:00

    Dr. Maya Angelou

    “Never settle for mediocrity.”


    Dad

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    2019-10-11T18:11:00-07:00

    Dad

    “When children attend schools that place greater value on discipline and security than on knowledge and intellectual development, they are attending prep school for prison.”


    Dr. Angela Davis

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    2019-10-11T18:04:10-07:00

    Dr. Angela Davis

    “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”


    Dr. Maya Angelou

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    2019-10-11T17:55:48-07:00

    Dr. Maya Angelou

    “Revolution begins with the self, in the self.”


    Toni Cade Bambara

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    2019-10-11T18:09:23-07:00

    Toni Cade Bambara

    “You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress people who are not afraid anymore.”


    Cesar Chavez

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    2019-10-11T17:56:20-07:00

    Cesar Chavez

    “There is nothing worse than betraying yourself.”


    Oprah Winfrey

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    2019-10-11T18:00:10-07:00

    Oprah Winfrey

    “Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it.”


    James Baldwin

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    2019-10-11T18:06:29-07:00

    James Baldwin

    “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”


    Bruce Lee

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    2019-10-11T18:07:16-07:00

    Bruce Lee

    “I am stronger than fear.”


    Malala Yousafzai

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    2019-10-11T18:00:49-07:00

    Malala Yousafzai

    “There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.”


    Oprah Winfrey

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    2019-10-11T18:03:23-07:00

    Oprah Winfrey

    “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”


    Michelle Obama

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    2019-10-11T18:03:11-07:00

    Michelle Obama

    “You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion, for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul.”


    Lupita Nyong’o

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    2019-10-11T18:01:10-07:00

    Lupita Nyong’o

    “You’re not selfish for wanting to be treated well.”


    Jason Momoa

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    2019-10-11T18:01:24-07:00

    Jason Momoa

    “Thinking critically is at the heart of anybody transforming their life.”


    bell hooks

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    2019-10-11T18:09:57-07:00

    bell hooks

    “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”


    Dr. Maya Angelou

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    2019-10-11T17:53:51-07:00

    Dr. Maya Angelou

    “True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it’s the presence of justice.”


    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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    2019-10-11T17:57:32-07:00

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    “…I choose to be courageous in everything I do. My past don’t dictate who I am. I choose to be the best that I can be. I choose to be authentic in everything I do.”


    India.Arie

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    2019-10-11T18:09:11-07:00

    India.Arie

    “I love my age. Old enough to know better. Young enough not to care. Experienced enough to do it right.”


    Angela Bassett

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    2019-10-11T17:57:20-07:00

    Angela Bassett

    “I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.”


    Dr. Maya Angelou

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    2019-10-11T18:05:45-07:00

    Dr. Maya Angelou

    “We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.”


    Dr. Angela Davis

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    2019-10-11T18:04:45-07:00

    Dr. Angela Davis

    “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”


    Bantu Stephen Biko

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    2019-10-11T18:07:38-07:00

    Bantu Stephen Biko

    “I’ll tell you what freedom is to me – No Fear!”


    Nina Simone

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    2019-10-11T18:03:00-07:00

    Nina Simone

    “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”


    Harriet Tubman

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    2019-10-11T18:00:23-07:00

    Harriet Tubman

    “Pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”


    Dr. Maya Angelou

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    2019-10-11T18:04:20-07:00

    Dr. Maya Angelou

    “Self-care is also not arguing with people who are committed to misunderstanding you.”


    Ayishat A. Akanbi

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    2019-10-11T17:59:23-07:00

    Ayishat A. Akanbi

    “The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth.”


    African Proverb

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    2019-10-11T18:08:16-07:00

    African Proverb

    “Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.”


    Cesar Chavez

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    2019-10-11T18:05:13-07:00

    Cesar Chavez

    “When ‘i’ is replaced with ‘we’ even illness becomes wellness.”


    Malcolm X

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    2019-10-11T18:07:49-07:00

    Malcolm X

    “Once you know who you are, you don’t have to worry anymore.”


    Nikki Giovanni

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    2019-10-11T17:56:49-07:00

    Nikki Giovanni

    “…compassionate warriors walk through the fire to alleviate the pain and suffering of others…”


    Pema Chodron

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    2019-10-11T18:10:20-07:00

    Pema Chodron

    “Our history did not begin in chains.”


    Malcolm X

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    2019-10-11T18:08:05-07:00

    Malcolm X

    “The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.”


    Dr. Maya Angelou

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    2019-10-11T18:07:27-07:00

    Dr. Maya Angelou

    “Be the change you want to see in the world.”


    Mahatma Gandhi

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    2019-10-11T17:58:07-07:00

    Mahatma Gandhi

    “I want to practice without shackles.”


    - S

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    2019-10-11T18:10:48-07:00

    - S

    “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”


    Malcolm X

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    2019-10-11T18:07:05-07:00

    Malcolm X

    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”


    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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    2019-10-11T18:06:42-07:00

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    “What I know for sure is that what you give comes back to you.”


    Oprah Winfrey

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    2019-10-11T18:02:25-07:00

    Oprah Winfrey

    “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”


    Dr. Maya Angelou

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    2019-10-11T18:05:56-07:00

    Dr. Maya Angelou

    “In every position that I’ve been in there have been naysayers who don’t believe I’m qualified or who don’t believe I can do the work. And I feel a special responsibility to prove them wrong.”


    Justice Sonia Sotomayor

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    2019-10-11T17:47:40-07:00

    Justice Sonia Sotomayor

    “If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.”


    Harriet Tubman

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    2019-10-11T18:06:55-07:00

    Harriet Tubman

    “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”


    Dr. Maya Angelou

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    2019-10-11T18:08:58-07:00

    Dr. Maya Angelou

    “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”


    President Barack Obama

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    2019-10-11T18:10:08-07:00

    President Barack Obama

    “The most common way people give up their POWER is by thinking they don’t have any.”


    Alice Walker

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    2019-10-11T17:56:07-07:00

    Alice Walker

    “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”


    Dr. Maya Angelou

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    2019-10-11T18:03:39-07:00

    Dr. Maya Angelou

    “Ignore people who threaten your joy. Literally, ignore them. Say nothing. Don’t invite any parts of them into your space.”


    Alex Elle

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    2019-10-11T17:57:45-07:00

    Alex Elle

    “If you don’t understand yourself you don’t understand anybody else.”


    Nikki Giovanni

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    2019-10-11T18:01:49-07:00

    Nikki Giovanni

    “What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we have.”


    Oprah Winfrey

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    2019-10-11T18:02:49-07:00

    Oprah Winfrey

    “If you don’t like the way the world is, you have an obligation to change it. Just do it one step at a time.”


    Marian Wright Edelman

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    2019-10-11T17:58:44-07:00

    Marian Wright Edelman

    “I release all things that no longer serve me. I release all things that no longer work for me.”


    Beautiful Chorus

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    2019-10-11T18:08:45-07:00

    Beautiful Chorus

    “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”


    Audre Lorde

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    2019-10-11T18:09:45-07:00

    Audre Lorde

    “You’ve got to learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served.”


    Nina Simone

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    2019-10-11T17:54:56-07:00

    Nina Simone

    “If you want the cooperation of humans around you, you must make them feel they are important and you do that by being genuine and humble.”


    Nelson Mandela

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    2019-10-11T17:58:59-07:00

    Nelson Mandela

    “Every scar that you have is a reminder not just that you got hurt, but that you survived.”


    Michelle Obama

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    2019-10-11T18:00:59-07:00

    Michelle Obama

    “Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power – not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and they don’t want it to exist.”


    bell hooks

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    2019-10-11T18:09:34-07:00

    bell hooks

    “Being oppressed means the absence of choices.”


    bell hooks

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    2019-10-11T18:03:59-07:00

    bell hooks

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