Thriving Thursdays: Hope, Health & Healing in Communities of Color
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About the Event
Dr. Lavanya Devdas is a licensed psychologist in PA and NY and has a private practice in Doylestown, PA, for mental health therapy for adults. Using an integrative approach, she treats anxiety, depression and relational challenges within the context and lived experiences of the individual and their respective familial and social environments. She is also an advocate for addressing mental health needs and coping at the group and communal levels, including communities of color.
Kwame Dance is a mental health professional & advocate; Behavioral Health Clinician at Whittier Street Health Center; Behavioral Health Services Coordinator at Cambridge Community Center; Founder of the Advancement of Culturally Competent Education to Stop Stigma (ACCESS) mental health career early exposure program; and a clinical psychology doctoral candidate at William James College. In his fifteen-year career in human service program development, implementation and evaluation, Kwame has demonstrated a commitment to solution-focused change agency, which is fueled by his passion for multi-systemic diversity, equity, and inclusion. He frequently conducts workshops and lectures on mental health disparities locally, nationally, and internationally, and is a regular mental health guest discussant on several media platforms.