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    Meet Dr. Carmen

As a Facilitator, Educator, and Period of Empowerment™ Guide,       Dr. Carmen McNeil-Clinkscales is committed to helping girls and women understand how impressive they really are.  She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, is a tenured professor, and is a graduate of the California Black Women’s Health Project Advocacy Training Program.  Dr. Carmen has been a featured speaker for conferences, women’s organizations, and educational institutions. She pours her 25+ years of  teaching, counseling, and training into supporting Power Parents and Community Influencers in raising self-loving girls; facilitating empowerment camps and workshops; and helping to lead the culture-shift around menstruation via her Power to the Period™, Rock with Your Menstrual Rhythm™, and Fearless Father-Daughter Talks™ workshops.

Education & Experience:

  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology - Boston College

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology - Saybrook University

  • Coach for Life Graduate

  • California Black Women’s Health Project Advocacy Training Program Graduate

  • Diablo Valley College 2024 Faculty Lecturer - "Destigmatizing Menstruation as   an Act of Social Justice"

  • Hercules, CA Library, Martin Luther King CelebrationWorkshop Facilitator -  "Harmonizing Perspectives: Music, Diversity and Social Change”

  • Salesian College Prep High School - Life Skills Program - "Harmonizing Perspectives: Music, Diversity and Social Change”

  • Black Women’s Media and Wellness Project - Workshop Facilitator - “Rock with Your Menstrual Rhythm”

  • Berkeley Youth Alternatives - Family Counselor/Case Manager

  • Community College Counselor and Psychology Professor

  • Milestones Human Services - Coordinator of Women’s Services/Case Manager

  • Sunny Side High School, Fresno, CA Young Women’s Conference Workshop Presenter - “Taking Care of #1 - YOU” 

  • Co-facilitator Teen Life Challenge Staff Retreat

  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Women in Health Luncheon Series - Keynote speaker - “Stress Management for the Woman On-the-go”

  • Contra Costa College’s Community Dialog on the Covenant with Black America - Panelist

  • Western Regional Council on Black American Affairs Workshop Presenter -  “Leadership with Ease and Grace”

  • California Child Care Resource & Referral Network’s Annual Conference Workshop Presenter - “Choose to Stress Less”

  • San Bernardino County KidsNCare Staff Development Training 

  • Women’s Spiritual Koinonia Annual Retreat, Youth Workshop Facilitator - “Developing Your Path to a Prosperous Future”

  • American Business Women’s Association Cities by the Bay Chapter - Facilitator

  • The Sacramento and Berkeley Bay Area Alumni chapters of Delta Sigma Theta’s Youth Initiative Programs - “Power to the Period”

  • African American Health Summit - Workshop Facilitator - “Creating a Powerful Legacy through Your Child’s Nutrition”

  • Diablo Valley College Professional Development Workshop Presenter - “Secrets to Ease on Down Your Yellow Brick Road"

Participant Reviews

Read participant reviews to discover how Dr. Carmen has helped to transform their lives. They found help when they needed it, and you can do the same.  Fill out the form below and book your initial consultation today.

"Wow wow wow! I feel like I just came from a weekend spiritual retreat. That really helped me to think honestly about so many things in a way that was helpful and meaningful. Beautifully facilitated."

"Workshop is very, very, very practical. I like the focus on being mindful of our behaviors and practices. The areas we focused on made us reflect inward and helped to illuminate areas need attention and remedy."

"I thought the structure was great! I really appreciated the blend of presentation, introspection and reflection, and discussion. I thought the interactive components really added a lot to the experience and I loved the theme!"

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