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  • Speaker Engagements

    Speaker Engagements

    I occasionally have the honor of speaking on my areas of interest, training, and expertise. Please keep an eye on this space for upcoming speaking engagements. For requests to host me for your next event, podcast, or panel, contact me below.


    Podcasts, Panels, & Events


    Saturday, December 28, 2019

    Podcast: What Is Therapy REALLY Like?

    • “On this week’s episode, I’m joined by Ally, a Jax-based mental health professional specializing in addiction.
    • We discuss what therapy is, what a session might be like, and the different types of therapy that are available. We also dive into the appropriate ways to tell a loved one they might benefit from getting help.”

    -Strong Friend Check In Podcast

    Monday, February 15, 2021

    Podcast: #FreeBritney (Fear. Ally J)

    • “On this week’s episode of Strong Friend Check In, I’m joined by our resident therapist, Ally J to discuss an icon we all know and love, Britney Spears!
    • We recap the Hulu/New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears” and explain what has been happening with Britney over the last 12 years.We discuss:
    • The ways in which the media may have contributed to Britney’s trauma
    • Ally’s professional and personal opinion on what mental illness Britney may have suffered from
    • What a conservatorship is and what it means for Britney
    • And how to help a loved one who may need professional/financial help if their mental illness prevents them from being able to help themselves”

    -Strong Friend Check In Podcast

    Monday, March 7, 2022

    Podcast: How to Save a Life (feat. Ally J)

    “This week’s episode comes with a warning because the contents are pretty heavy. If this episode might be difficult for you, feel free to check out past episodes.

    I’m joined by our Resident Therapist Ally J as we discuss suic*de/suic*dal ideation. With the recent losses of young, Black stars dying by suic*de (Ian Alexander Jr. and Chelsie Kryst) the conversation is hitting closer to home. Ally and I dive into a few different topics including:

    • The biggest misconceptions about suic*de?
    • Is suic*dal ideation a result of a chemical imbalance or environmental stressors?
    • Are there a way to “tell” if a loved one may be experiencing suic*dal thoughts? What are the ways/reasons signs might go unseen?
    • What ways can we support our loved ones? How can someone get the help they need? (Especially lower-income folks)”

    -Strong Friend Check In Podcast

    Speaking Engagements

    • Tuesday, October 12, 2021: Spoke at the Jacksonville Urban League providing education on mental health, and ways to access and maintain mental wellness.