TFS staff since 03/2017
Bayo has over 15 years serving children, teens, families and their communities through clinical mental health work focused on improving functioning and fostering development. Bayo’s first stint doing clinical work started at an internship with an After-school Treatment program for children with emotional and behavioral challenges. Later, Bayo worked with an agency in Metro-Atlanta providing wrap-around services with children, teens and their families involved with the Division of Family and Children Services, Department of Juvenile Justice and other community-based agencies and stakeholders. During his graduate studies, he became passionate about working with college students from the age of 15 to 70 enrolled in institutions of higher education. After practicing therapy in higher education for almost a decade and providing instruction for over a year, Bayo returned to community behavioral health (by way of TFS) to work with at-risk and high-need populations.
Bayo’s treatment philosophy focuses on the principle that all people (children included) at their core, crave balance. Therapy and mental health treatment as a whole aim to aid in the attainment process. Bayo’s preferred treatment modalities are an integration of a humanistic orientation, creativity-based approaches and cognitive behavioral and solution-focused ACTIVE interventions.
In their own words
I approach every session with every client (yes, even children) with an open mind to learn. I estimate that a significant portion of my competency in therapy comes from my willingness to learn something new about the client, myself and the human experience in every therapy session.