As a Haitian woman and visual artist, I use my lived experiences to inform my work. I am devoted to making the world a more beautiful place through my advocacy, connection to others, and art.
Anytime I meet someone new, I always wonder to myself “how did they come to be the person I see before me?” So, I am sure you are wondering the same about me.
I have never quite fit in, but I have felt at home in the presence of difference. In high school, I learned Spanish while my immigrant family spoke French and Kreyol, I wore ripped jeans, which was incredibly taboo within my Haitian household, and (unbeknownst to my parents) I skipped school to protest international human rights violations. There were no archetypes for biculturalism in my immediate environment. Therefore, I independently explored my intersectionality, igniting my curiosity about the diverse experiences of others.
My curiosity has led me many places. My passion in life is to integrate personal identity, empirical research, and evidence-based practices to target suffering in diverse clients.
I obtained my Master of Science and Doctorate from Saint Louis University with a specialization in trauma. During my generalist training, I trained in a variety of settings (e.g., college counseling centers, VA Medical Centers, primary care clinics, and community mental health) with a diverse array of clients. I also have specialized training in neuropsychological assessment. I pioneered diversity initiatives and engaged in ongoing trainings.
I completed my pre-doctoral internship and her post-doctoral fellowship at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. I worked in clinical health (e.g., infectious disease, sleep management, chronic pain), trauma, integrated/primary care, and women’s mental health. I also focused on leadership, quality improvement projects, and program development.
What I Offer
Services that improve the lives of those most marginalized by oppressive systems.
This is a place of healing, understanding, and forward movement toward the person you want to be with me as a guide. I have expertise in the treatment of mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders. I have a background working with a variety of presenting concerns that center around interpersonal relationships, living according to one’s values, and weathering a life transition successfully.
Trainings and Consultation
With almost a decade of clinical, research, and teaching experience, I provide guidance to organizations and individuals. I use humor, role plays, interactive guides, and engaging presentations to teach anti-racist, LGBTQ+ affirmative, and trauma-informed skills.
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Dr. Thelemaque draws from her extensive background in group therapy, racial trauma, equity-related issues, and expressive art therapy to provide guided group learning on various mental health topics. She uses interactive guides, and engaging presentations to teach wellness tools.
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