At Purposeful Life Therapy LLC, we believe everyone deserves to live their best life. Receiving the right tools and therapist can help you heal, grow, and thrive. That's why our approach to therapy is personalized and compassionate. Using integrative cognitive behavioral therapy, we consider the whole person — mind, body, and spirit — and collaborate with you to identify new thought patterns and behaviors that can change your life.
We build on our clients strengths and uniqueness as a means of helping each one live a more meaningful, purposeful life. Our clients range in age for 13 to 88. They are strong, smart, and successful. We are licensed to practice in Washington D.C. and Virginia. Due to safety concerns with the ongoing pandemic, all sessions will remain virtual.
We welcome you to join us in your journey of healing!
Dr. Watson, Our Founder.
Hi there! Dr. Watson here! I believe every person has the strength and potential to live their best life, that’s why I became a psychologist. Through the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy and culturally-competent interventions, I educate clients by assisting them in realizing the power within themselves to make choices with confidence and conviction. You can change your life one choice at a time.
As a second-generation Afro-Caribbean American, I have lived and traveled to over two dozen countries. I enjoy working with a wide variety of patients spanning ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. My clinical focus include multicultural counseling, youth and young adults, spirituality, depression, anxiety disorders, relationship challenges, life transitions, cultural adjustments and education/career concerns.
I earned my PhD in Psychology from New York University, and completed internships at Howard University, rotating between Howard’s Counseling Services and Hospital, and the District of Columbia Superior Court’s Child Guidance Clinic. Additionally, I completed clinical externships in various inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities in the New York City area.
Prior to graduate school, I co-founded Achieva College Prep, a company that provided college prep services to multicultural high school students from around the country. I now have over 25 years of professional experience as an educator, entrepreneur, and therapist. I am committed to helping others heal, grow, and thrive.