Enroue Halfkenny is a 51 year old, Boston born, multi-racial, cisgendered, black male who was raised by organizers and activists who taught him the importance of community liberation movements to address systemic oppression.
Since 1993, Enroue has been a practitioner within the nature based, West African, Òrìṣà religious tradition of the Yorùbá people. He was initiated as a devotee of Ifá in Oyó, Nigeria in 2000. In addition to his training and practice as a Babaláwo, a priest of Ifá, he has had a meditation practice for over 25 years and integrates these practices, strategies and perspectives with his clients.
In 2008, Enroue graduated as Valedictorian from the Smith College School for Social Work. Since then, he has worked in a community mental health clinic, been an adjunct professor, presented at conferences, sat on various panels, and been a Marta Sotomayor Fellow at his alma mater. In this role, he consulted on undoing the ways that institutional oppression, as related to Race, Gender and Ability, impacted the students, staff, faculty, advisors and administrators at the School for Social Work.
It is his unique skill set as an activist, priest, and clinical social worker that helps him to develop effective, client specific strategies for those seeking his support. His private practice, Healing and Liberation Counseling, interweaves his skills as a Consultant, Babalawo and Clinical Social Worker to work with individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations. Enroue is committed to the diverse ways of addressing health and healing so that people can be as free as possible.
Healing and Liberation Counseling has worked with: All Our Kin, City Wide youth Coalition(CWYC), Clifford Beers Clinic, Co-creating Effective and Inclusive Organizations (CEIO), Common Ground High School, Community Leadership Project (CLP), CT-CORE, Earthdance, The Future Project, Hampshire College, Hartford Youth Scholars, Kehler Liddell Gallery, Montessori School of Northampton(MA), Neighborhood Music School, New Haven Ecology Project, Organizer’s Path, Perrin Family Foundation, Quinnipiac University, Smith College School for Social Work, Soul Fire Farm, Two Streams Zen Peaceful Dragon Temple, West River Neighborhood Services Corporation, Wildseed, William Casper Graustein Memorial Fund(WCGMF), The Word, Yale University, You Inc.. and at various outdoor locations in and around New Haven.