P.K. Paris is an established leader within the mental health care field, having dedicated the past decade of her career to advocating for her clients, as well as providing culturally competent services.
As a native Jamaican, she continues to honor her heritage through her work. While operating her own private practice, she has long held a vision to radically change the stigma regarding mental health treatment, particularly within the Caribbean community. She has proudly created CaribTherapy with that intent, to support this population living across the United States. For the first time, individuals will be able to search an interactive, online directory to identify local mental health professionals with Caribbean roots.
Having begun her career as a counselor and therapist, P.K. went on to work in a variety of mental health care contexts, including crisis intervention, child welfare and protection, maternity transition, suicide prevention, substance abuse, and more. She has also acquired supervisory experience, overseeing direct care coordinators in a psychiatric rehabilitation program, as well as master’s level psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNP).
P.K. understands well the need for providing support and comfortability during treatment. A cultural and linguistic connection allows for that positive first step. She is ensuring that individuals from Caribbean backgrounds finally have that opportunity via CaribTherapy.
P.K. holds a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). P.K. is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Community Care and Counseling with a focus in Traumatology.
P.K. resides in Maryland with her husband, and five children, three human and two basset hounds. P.K enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, shopping on Amazon, and traveling.