My name is Ganiyat. I am a first generation Nigerian American from the great state of Maryland. For years, I practiced as a Social Worker in the Maryland child welfare system. I witnessed the challenges that families go through as they attempt to navigate the system. I worked tirelessly with parents to help them see the value in themselves so that they can see the value in making the right decision for their children. I also worked closely with immigrant families to educate them about the differences in cultures and laws that relates to how children are raised here in the United States.
Most recently, I worked as a Case Manager and a Licensed Mental Health Therapist in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland. When I am not providing traditional mental health services to adults and children, I practice as a cooperate diversity and inclusion consultant.
In my capacity as a woman, an immigrant, and a therapist, I coordinate the Immigrant Mentoring Program in my local community and in Baltimore, Maryland. The focus of the program is primarily on immigrant families and their teenagers. The goal of the mentoring program is to bridge the cultural and societal gap that often strains interpersonal relationship within the family. I am a psychotherapist by nature, an entrepreneur by heart, a mother of two wonderful kiddos, a wife and a potentially annoying sister.
I have dedicated most of my adult life to working with immigrant families and helping women take control of their life. I decided to focus on the struggles of immigrants and women because I found my purpose in helping. If you have not figured it out yet, I am a BLUNT solution-focused therapist with no desire to patronize anyone. If you decide to reach out to me, what you will get is a honestly blunt assessment of the challenges that you are dealing with along with potential solutions to your stressors. I am glad you are reading this today and I look forward to working with you.
Ganiyat Badmus, LCSW-C