An Interview with Dr. Anah: Black women deserve all their love, recognition, and respect- All. Their. Flowers. We amplify Black women Doctoral voices, and celebrate their works both in academia, and the community.
“Dr. Pittrell, is simply amazing! We talk about Imposter Syndrome (It still amazes me that the most competent people are the ones that have doubts about their own abilities, whilst…unqualified folks have all the confidence). We talk about her obstacles during her doctoral journey (deaths and healing). Dr. Pittrell is brilliant. We also talk about her businesses, and all her contributions in mental health to the Black Baltimore community. Thank you so much for your time and work, Dr. Pittrell!” – Dr. Chioma Anah
About the Guest, Dr. Pittrell:
Dr. Kizzy Pittrell, Ed.D. is a graduate of Argosy University, Washington DC from the Counseling Psychology program. Dr. Pittrell received her Masters of Counseling from Towson University and Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Bowie State University. Dr. Pittrell is a Licensed Professional Counselor, an Approved Drug and Alcohol counselor, a Master Addiction Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor in Maryland. Dr. Pittrell has worked in the community sector providing mental health and addiction counseling and treatment to adults and adolescents for 15 years. Currently, Dr. Pittrell is owner of Ross Counseling, a private practice providing therapy to individuals, families and couples and manages a community mental health facility in Baltimore. More recently, Dr. Pittrell along with her husband opened a psychiatric rehabilitation program in Baltimore county called Strengthening Families Building Communities. In addition, Dr. Pittrell has conducted several discussions and trainings related to grief, trauma, COVID, and effective ways to cope with mental illness. Dr. Pittrell is passionate about educating the community about mental health and reducing the stigma of mental health. In her spare time Dr. Pittrell loves blogging, spending time with family, reading and she is certified Zumba instructor. She is also an author of a children’s book about maternal depression.