Marilyn Elisa Reid Solomon
First, I would like to start by commending you on the powerful decision you have made to seek help for what is affecting your mental and physical being. You recognize the importance of having a peaceful mind and unloading the things that cause stress, anxiety, depression, and hopelessness. I received a Master of Social Work from North Carolina Central University. From the time I was a child, service, and concern for the well-being of others has been a part of my life. My life experience in prayer has privileged me to specialize in the areas of counseling, (family marriage, mediation, family support, life coaching, advocacy empowerment, and Child Welfare. My faith affords me the privilege of being the kind of therapist that listens, empowers, and uses the strengths of the client to empower them to make decisions that would place them on a path of healing and finding peace in the midst of storms that life can present.
Listening to the struggles that people have and then helping them to make some life changes that would help them find a place of peace.
We all find ourselves at times facing life's challenges, but it is how we get through it with peace of mind. I received a Bachelor of Social work, at Shaw University, and a Master of Social Work, from North Carolina Central University.
Clinical Wellness Specialist
If you are reading this, I wanted to say “Hi!”. Thank you for making the decision to not only work with Eclectic Therapeutic Connections but making the decision to work with me! It is my hope as an intern to be able to provide you with a safe space, empathetic ear and a strong therapeutic rapport.
I am currently attending University of the Cumberland’s pursuing my Master of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am experienced working in inpatient psychiatric facilities, those with developmental delays, Inpatient eating disorder facilities and partial-hospitalization programs for eating disorders. Working in these environments has awarded me the opportunity to work with children as you as 8 years old to adults as old as 70 who are faced with difficulties due to depression, substance abuse, suicide ideation and disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. I have worked in these capacities both in person and virtually.
Going into these places of employment without any previous experience has provided me with skills such as communication, leadership, creativity, crisis intervention, patience and being open-minded. Such skills will allow me to benefit my client’s greatly. I have been challenged to not only learn as much knowledge as possible through my education but to also learn as much about mental illness by helping my clients in any way possible. Covid-19 has changed the way some consumers have access to mental health resources. In doing so I have had the opportunity to learn how to maintain patient confidentiality and remain HIPPA compliant as another way to benefit my client’s well-being.
Growing up in the south, I have been able to witness my family and friends be of service to other people. As I began to-do so with others in my community, school and places of employment, I began to feel different. It brings me great pleasure to be able to provide something that is not materialistic to someone in need and something that they can use for the rest of their lives. These feeling of joy and the progress that I see the client’s I work with everyday has driven me to further my education and complete my master’s degree.
I hope to have the opportunity to work with you soon.
My compassion and empathy for humanity drive my desire to help others. I believe that with the right care, connection, and resources, people will heal and grow. I find purpose in being solution-oriented and take an analytical, yet, creative approach to assist others in reaching their goals. I also take pride in being a keen listener whose aim is to whole-heartedly understand individuals and their circumstances. I received my Bachelor's degree in Social Work (BSW) from East Carolina University, and I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from North Carolina Central University. I have experience providing one-on-one community-based services to youth and working with parents for case management. I protect the confidentiality of every client and ensure I remain abreast of current HIPAA laws.