Offering a Fresh and Informed Perspective!
Education: MS Mental Health Counseling, Long Island University Brooklyn Campus 2012 & BA Psychology, California State University of San Bernardino 2007
Kimberly is a BIPOC Centering, Sex Positive, Body Positive, Gender Affirming Mental Health Counselor with expertise on BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ populations as well as children and youth.
Kimberly ensures that her audience is more than just an audience- they are engaged participants! Kimberly brings real life experiences to enhance learning.
“Speaking is important to me because I am passionate about mental health, especially in the Black community which is the community I belong to. I know the importance of having someone that looks like me speaking/teaching about mental health and wellness. Communities of Color need to see themselves represented to help further break down stigmas that still surround the mental health field. I want people to feel seen/heard, validated, and equipped to deal with the twists and turns that life can throw their way. I love empowering others and encouraging them to learn about mental health and themselves!”- Kimberly Amazu
2022: Self Injurious Behavior: What Is It & How Can I Support My Students? Creator/Facilitator (NYC Department of Education)
2021: Introduction to Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools, Co-creator/Co-Facilitator (NYC Department of Education)
2021: Read Between the Lines: The Racists Origins of Common Phrases, Creator/Facilitator (NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene)
2020: MY BROTHER'S KEEPER - Advice To Help You Be Safe & Healthy In The Face Of Oppression, Guest Speaker (Walt B. Connection Webcast)
2020: Mental Health in the Black Community, Guest Speaker (The Black Hole Podcast)
2020: COMMUNITY DIALOGUES Podcast-Black Mental Health Today, Guest Speaker (90.7 Wfuvnews.org)
2019 Racial Microaggressions in the Workplace: What They Are & How You Can Cope, Creator/Facilitator (Verkeya Speaks, LLC Presents: The Healing Spectrum: Women of Color in the Workplace)
2019: Trauma Informed Care for Schools, Facilitator (NYC Department of Education)
2019: Mental Health 101, Facilitator (NYC Department of Education)
2019: Stress Reduction & Mindfulness, Facilitator (NYC Department of Education)
2018: Fast-Acting Strategies for Stress Relief, Facilitator (NYC Department of Education)
2018: Self-Care for Teachers, Facilitator (NYC Department of Education)
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