Glendora has been a nationally accredited licensed counselor since 2007 and board-certified in Telemental Health since 2014. She founded Dvine Systems GA, a mental & behavioral health practice in 2010. Services to the community were provided face to face before COVID-19, now counseling services are provided virtually via Telemental Health. Glendora has become recognized for her passion in 2 primary areas 1) Family safeguarding through healthy mental living 2) Coaching mental health professionals in their journey of building, scaling, and growing in Telemental Health.
Glendora provides workshops on “The Fundamentals of Telemental Health,” for mental health clinicians in which they can obtain 6 hours of continuing education credits that are approved by NBCC and LPCAGA. Workshops are held monthly in 2021 starting in February. Register for upcoming workshops: bit.ly/2021DvineWorkshops
Glendora started successfully coaching mental health clinicians in 2020 when she launched her masterclass “Build. Scale. Grow. In Telemental Health,” where she has facilitated clinicians in becoming leaders in their community and online through her branding systems VCC. Glendora‘s VCC Systems has help clinicians understand the importance of being able to voice their niche, shine with confidence, and talk with competence. Glendora‘s system is founded on Visibility, Confidence, and Competence. Helping clinicians conquer the journey of entrepreneurship is Glendora‘s goal as their mental health professional coach. Clinicians interested in joining Glendora‘s coaching program please do so by visiting dsgeorgia.com/providers.
Focusing her works on serving not only clients but clinicians as well, Glendora loves to reiterate to all that we as humans only have one life and we must live not just exist. The epitome of not existing is to live your life on purpose by using your words to manifest your visions. Glendora believes that taking action is living whether it is something someone is trying to work to get to or it is something someone is working to get through. She loves to say, “One life, Keep it Moving.”
We Empower Magazine got an exclusive interview with Glendora
What sparked your passion to enter the field of mental and behavioral health?
Glendora: My passion was sparked for the mental & behavioral health field by the reality of me always wanting to help someone. I didn't know that counseling existed only that psychiatry. Once I entered college I learned about psychologists and therapists. Being a therapist gets me directly in front of others that are trying to get to something or trying to get through something, right where I desire to be.
When you founded Dvine Systems GA, what impact did you intend to make?
Glendora: I intended to make a community impact that is connected through a networking system that empowers and inspires others. I desire to always be a part of a community that gives back and highlights mental & behavioral health awareness.
In what ways do you feel the African American community can assist in ending the mental
health stigma? The AA community can assist in ending the mental health stigma by signing up for treatment on their own (individual, family, and group counseling services). This is one of the best ways to bring awareness to mental health and the resources that are available to the community. Many times therapists and social workers are connected to a long list of resources and services that can guarantee to break generational curses in the AA communities.
In what ways do the work that you do make an impact on you personally?
Glendora: My work personally impacts me because I am a generational curse breaker. I can see my legacy while I live and I am very proud of my work efforts. I know my daughter gets to see how I help many people through the counseling agency and the epitome of entrepreneurship through my years of perseverance.
How do you self-care and balance your mental health?
Glendora: I take time away from the office. I will gather my friends or my family and live life. It is very important to schedule self-care like I schedule clients, events, and engagements for me. Having the ability to rejuvenate and start again is the only way not to get burned out at anything.
What feedback do you receive from workshops such as The Fundamentals of Telemental Health?
Glendora: Let me share some testimonials:
“The workshop was intimate and provided me with wonderful tools that can be used immediately. I enjoyed the energy and authenticity of the presenter.”
“Awesome refresher for those that have been in the field and even more awesome for beginners!”
“As a profession continues to evolve it is important that we stay up-to-date with what’s going on educationally and legally. I feel Mrs. Dvine gave a good presentation and that it was good for counselors to attend this training no matter what level of counseling or experience that you had.”
“Before participating in this training, I felt unsure and not very confident in my ability to start a private practice via Telemental health. After this training with Glendora, I feel so much more knowledgeable about offering Telemental health and I am more confident due to the amount of information Glendora provided.”
What words of encouragement would you leave our readers?
Glendora: You only have one life, live it, don’t just exist. Life is a constant change and you are built for it because abundance is YOUR birthright. Change your company so you can change your language and level up your life. Keep moving forward and don’t look backward. Just remember what happened in the past and identify the lesson that is going to help you take over the future.
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Multimedia Creative and Personality Tammy Reese is an award-winning Writer and Journalist. Writing and Directing short films on social issues to spread awareness through the arts gained Tammy the Makers: Women Who Make America Award honor on International Women's Day 2019. Tammy currently serves on the Communications Committee for New York Women In Film and Television. She is also the Founder and Owner of Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media.