Alnita S. Lord, LMSW
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Alnita S. Lord, "Bo," was born and raised in Harlem, NY. She is the eldest of three children and was raised in a single-parent household. Bo often provided support to her mother and younger siblings. She identifies as a Black woman.
Bo graduated from Pine Manor College with her Bachelor's in Psychology in 2013. She immediately began her career supporting youth and their families and continued to provide direct clinical care to individuals in different settings throughout New York for the next four years. Bo’s experience includes child welfare, psychotherapy, case management, and student academic and community support.
In 2017, she enrolled in Silberman School of Social Work for her master's degree to gain more understanding of the field, profession, and self in this work. She graduated in 2019. Since graduating with her MSW, Bo obtained her license and has provided therapy to individuals from 7-70 years old.
Bo is passionate about the health, safety, and advancement of Black people, especially Black women. She understands the unique challenges that Black women face and is committed to providing support, positive regard, and a safe space for them to be seen, heard, and valued. Bo’s firsthand experience with racism and workplace trauma furthers her commitment to ensuring other Black women can process their challenging experiences and receive validation for what they have experienced or witnessed.
Bo’s clinical approach is integrative and holistic. She incorporates her education, training, personality, and lived experience while partnering with the expert, the client. Bo has training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She is solution-focused and believes in unconditional positive regard for the people she supports.
Bo has experience working with individuals living with/managing Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Self-Esteem Challenges, Workplace Trauma, Racial Trauma, Transitional Life Periods, and Relationship Challenges.
Feedback from clients consistently highlights Bo’s relatability, patience, honesty, empathetic and caring nature. They also appreciate her humor.
Bo loves to crochet, make jewelry, and video journal. She believes in creative and individual expression and is a strong advocate for self-care.
A message from Bo: Everyone’s journey will be different, but my commitment to walking alongside you while you explore your emotional needs will not change. My mama thinks I’m awesome.