Our founder, Shakira Perez-Jones (LMHC, NCC, CCMHC), has established Aspire Training & Consulting to serve underserved and marginalized individuals and the communities and organizations within which they live, and provide training and tools that they can always turn back to along their journey.
Shakira is an EMDRIA-approved consultant, certified EMDR therapist, and certified grief educator, with extensive experience in counseling, consulting, and training in residential, corporate, and private practice settings for crisis, grief, and trauma.
In partnering with mental health professionals, organizations and businesses, and families and individuals, Shakira has specialized in embracing and supporting the cultural dimensions of each client to foster strength, empowerment, and confidence.
Aspire Training & Consulting offers training and consulting in key mental health topics for individuals, mental health professionals, and organizations of all sizes to better understand and hold space for grief and trauma.
We integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and non judgment, we work with each client to help them develop skills and attain tools to support effective holding of space.
Within our trainings and consultations, we are in partnership with those we serve. This partnership encompasses building on each individual’s knowledge base, expertise, and experience. We foster a sense of collaboration, bringing a depth of learning that is rare and of utmost value.
Our learning opportunities are offered in a virtual format. We aim to support success for varying learning styles. We take considerations for strengths of all types, and are happy to make any changes to better suit your needs.
All participants in virtual sessions must have a working camera, microphone, computer, and internet access. Sessions will be held via Zoom. Visit http://zoom.us/test to confirm that your setup is functional.
Aspire Training & Consulting offers training in key mental health skillsets for individuals, mental health professionals, and organizations of all sizes to better understand and hold space for grief and trauma.