Unpacking the Superwoman Schema: The State of Mental Health of Black Women & Mothers
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Wed
Simmone Kilgore MS, LPC has been providing therapeutic care to survivors of trauma since 2012. She has a BA in Management and Communication from Concordia University and a MA in Community Psychology from Alverno College. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, her focus is mainly on the Neurobiology of Trauma, Trauma Informed Care, Trauma Specific-Interventions, Community Trauma, Culturally-Specific Outreach, Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Self Care and Resiliency. Simmone has studied and understands how trauma impacts a survivor’s neurobiology; which dictates how survivors process information and mediate behavior. Simmone has been a Crisis Counselor/Crisis Intervention Screener and Trauma Therapist at Advocate Aurora Health Care. She has been an adjunct professor in the Masters in Community Psychology graduate program at Alverno College. She recently had an opportunity to serve as the ReCAST Program Manager for the City of Milwaukee-Health Department- Office of Violence Prevention where she was responsible for managing a grant that benefits Milwaukee youth serving agencies; focusing on providing psycho-education and healing resources throughout the city of Milwaukee for youth and families affected by trauma. She consults and collaborates with multiple agencies and individuals including Children’s Hospital, Milwaukee Public Schools, Sojourner Family Peace Center, Milwaukee Fire Department, Froedtert Hospital, local churches and group homes, hospital emergency department nurses, behavioral health therapists and staff at Aurora Dewey Center, New Pitts Mortuary, etc. Simmone has two adult children, Julian and Payton and two grandchildren, Isaiah and Skylar who she adores.