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 decisions for their children. I also worked closely with immigrant families to educate them about 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 at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland.
When I am not providing traditional social work or mental health services, I practice as a corporate diversity and inclusion consultant. Diversity and inclusion is a great asset to any company who dares to embrace it. Most organizations and corporations are open minded and curious about how to create a diverse and healthy work culture. My role is to implement evidence based strategies that move the company in the right directions.
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 relationships 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 helping regular individuals create and sustain the ideal life that they want to live. I utilize my extensive training in trauma focused care and cognitive behavioral therapy to help people process their life from a position of strength.
If you have not figured it out yet, I am a Blunt multimodal therapist with no desire to patronize anyone. If you decide to get started with Bluntly Coached, what you will get is a honestly blunt and clinically sound assessment of the challenges that you are dealing with. It is not always easy to start the therapeutic journey. All of us here at Bluntly Coached are ready to support you throughout the process.
Ganiyat Badmus, LCSW-C