Dr. Charmaine Borda, LMFT, LMHC
As an Afro-Caribbean female immigrant from Jamaica, having survived abuse and neglect in and out of the foster care system, Dr. Borda has demonstrated an innate ability to survive through extraordinary circumstances. The grit and determination she developed over the years has strengthened her passion for families, with a specific heart for children and youths in the foster care system.
Inspired and motivated by the experience of being an un-adopted teen in the child welfare system, through an unsuccessful adoption, she became an Adoption Competent Certified Counselor in 2010 in hopes to assist families and children find forever homes. She has also founded That Place, Inc.: The Wellness Project, a Non-profit, 501c(3) organization, as a result of her work with front line practitioners/helpers and their experiences with burnout and lack of effective self-care.
In addition to her work as a part-time and adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University and Capella University, Dr. Borda has served her community by providing pro-bono services, consultations and overall support, as she is inspired by Gandhi’s challenge, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” This challenge resoundingly echoes in Dr. Borda’s love for Family Therapy, Mental Health and Community Outreach Services.