A clinical licensed social worker, Bewindi A. Bobb, who grew up in the Caribbean, views her profession as more than a job—it’s a calling. Now as an LCSW in both Mississippi and Tennessee (supervising in Tennessee) she’s following her passion for helping and advocating on behalf of vulnerable youth and families
Despite an initial plan to major in computer science during undergrad at Wilberforce University and ambitions to be a teacher one day, she found she naturally had advice and words to comfort those who sought her counsel. This propelled her on to earn a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.
Bewindi has worked as a counselor, trainer and consultant since 2006 and operated her own private practice, Against All Odds Professional Counseling Services, since 2017. Her clinical specialties include working with young professionals and college students who are struggling with unresolved emotional conflicts, feel disempowered or are struggling with insecurities.
“I love this population,” Bewindi explains, “because I’m passionate about empowering and encouraging others to thrive and be better version of themselves – that excites me so much! I’m able to relate to them greatly because I remember struggling with identity issues, insecurity, lack of worth and the assertive skills I needed to show up.”
In her practice, Bewindi also enjoys working with teens, men and she offers Christ-centered counseling to those who are interested.
As a supervisor, Bewindi strives to help therapists become more aware of counter-transference and self-of-the-therapist issues by engaging them in reflective conversations. She works with her supervisees to raise their self-awareness, process experiences and identify replacement strategies to engage in clients in a healthy way.
Additionally, Bewindi incorporates her diverse background of experiences in counseling, consulting, training, supervision, medical social work, community mental health and managed care organizations in her mentorship. She encourages her supervisees to “pace themselves,” recognizing her own ambitious nature in others. For practical advice, she also recommends new therapists check out online resources like Therapist Aid for intervention ideas, Psychology Today if they are considering private practice and that they keep up with The New Social Worker online for news about the profession.
At the end of the day, Bewindi bases her career on three top values: faith, personal and professional development and service. “I love helping others win! I am an encourager and love to facilitate growth and see others thrive!”
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