Enroue Halfkenny is a 50 year old, Boston born, multi-racial, cisgendered, black male and has been committed to facilitating healing and liberation in himself and others for most of his life. He is experienced in working with individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations. His private practice, Healing and Liberation Counseling, interweaves his skills as a Consultant, Babalawo and Clinical Social Worker.
Since 1993, Enroue has been a practitioner within the Yoruba Orisa spiritual tradition. He was initiated as a devotee of Ifá in Oyo, Nigeria in 2000. In addition to his training and practice as a Babalawo, a priest of Ifa, he has had a meditation practice for over 25 years and integrates these practices, strategies and perspectives with his clients.
In 2006, Enroue went to the Smith College School for Social Work. He graduated in 2008 as Valedictorian and has been working as a Clinical Social worker since. He has worked in a community mental health clinic, been an adjunct professor, presented at conferences, sat on panels, and been a Marta Sotomayor Fellow at the Smith College School for Social Work. In this role, he addressed ways that institutional oppression impacted the students, staff, faulty, advisors and administrators at the school through individual and systemic interventions.
Enroue’s parents were organizers and activists and taught him the importance of liberation movements and community in addressing various forms of systemic oppression. These skills and analysis are integrated all components of his practice. As a consultant he has focused his attention on addressing internal and interpersonal conflicts and dynamics within organizations even as they are created by systemic pressures. He trusts that by clarifying these issues, people will create the new systems and practices that are most effective and relevant for their needs.
It is his unique skill set as an activist, priest, and clinical social worker that helps him to develop effective, client specific strategies for individuals, couples, groups, organizations and communities. Enroue is committed to the diverse ways of addressing health and healing so that people can be free to be in the world the way that they choose. While varied in training and expertise, Enroue is particularly respectful of his clients’ perspectives and creates interventions honoring their values and concerns.
Healing and Liberation Counseling has worked in partnership with/at: City Wide youth Coalition(CWYC), Clifford Beers Clinic, Co-creating Effective and Inclusive Organizations (CEIO), Common Ground High School, Community Leadership Project (CLP), 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, The Word, Yale University, You Inc.. and at various locations in New Haven.
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