Dashiya comes to WPC with over ten years of educational and practical social work experience. She's worked with varied and some of the most vulnerable populations including individuals experiencing homelessness, intimate partner violence, substance abuse/ misuse, crisis intervention, the formerly incarcerated and communities who have experienced gun violence. This real-world application has only increased Dashiya's level of empathy and dedication to the field and individual clients. Her approach to therapy is client-centered, strengths-based and trauma-informed. Dashiya's sole mission is to prioritize people over diagnosis.
She is known to integrate humor and to make song references in session, all the while mindfully holding space; meeting each client where they are on their healing journey. Dashiya specializes in working with the adult population who identify as female and Black, as well as other persons of color. Foremost, she aims to debunk the false belief, specifically within Black culture, that therapy is non-essential to healing racial, generational and family traumas; reshaping that narrative one therapy session at a time.
Education and Training
MSW • University of Pennsylvania
BA • Psychology • Pennsylvania State University
Areas of Specialization
Intimate partner violence, substance abuse and misuse, depression, anxiety, women's issues, trauma