Dr. Thelemaque devoted her career to advocacy, teaching, and fostering inclusive environments.
She has over years of experience conducting social justice-oriented work such as teaching about the mental health needs of people at the intersections of race, gender, and sexual orientation. She has also instructed on how to combat vicarious trauma in therapists, address unconscious bias, and minimize race-based traumatic stress in clients. Dr. Thelemaque has presented her work at numerous professional conferences. She remains committed to teaching others about the ways disenfranchised populations are affected by larger social issues to create a more equitable world.
Dr. Thelemaque has done everything from tutoring elementary statistics to running a medical clinic. She is a born-leader who was the first non-medical doctor to co-direct a community-based primary care clinic, so she knows how to successfully lead and manage groups of people from different backgrounds and levels of training. She has trained medical professionals on how to implement person-focused, empathetic communication in their everyday practice with low-income and minority patients. She has developed curriculum focused on racial identity development, gender identity development, inter-group or cross-racial dialogues, and effective communication. You are missing out on a fresh, unique perspective if you don’t have her on your team.