Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Kareem Puranda is a former police officer turned Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Addiction Specialist who is also certified in Trauma Focused-CBT. He owns and operates Self Talk Counseling & Consulting, PLLC which provides individual, family and group counseling services to populations on both sides of the law. Mr. Puranda specializes in counseling law enforcement officers, first time offenders, and underserved youth. He is the founder of Achieving Success On Purpose, Inc. (ASOP) a nonprofit that offers free counseling and life skills classes to at-risk youth and youth involved with the juvenile justice system. Kareem is also a preferred speaker who delivers inspirational talks on self-awareness, mental health and law enforcement
perspectives. He is the author of Breaking the Code of Silence: A Cop’s Journey to Triumph & Truth and Constructs Of Policing Self™ (COPS) – a self-help manual for law enforcement. He provides training and workshops to various law enforcement agencies, businesess and local communities. Kareem is currently working on his PhD in Public Policy and Administration, to advocate for mandatory counseling training within the law enforcement profession.
For more info, please visit www.selftalkcounseling.com