Understanding Childhood Grief
Tyra is joined by Shamiquia "Shameek" McPherson, LPCS and Elder Shepherd Drayton Jr. to discuss Childhood Grief and how to navigate our children through it.
Tyra Little is the Host of Pressure Points Unpacked Podcast, a vision that she received last year on the seventh anniversary of her son’s murder. Upon declaring to the Lord that she would no longer be silent the Lord gave her vision for the podcast.
Tyra has experienced multiple trauma’s in life and she has been determined to see herself as a victor instead of victim. By keeping God first as well as seeking counseling she learned that it’s necessary to examine, and process life issues from a emotional, spiritual, mental and physical level.
On her journey to healing she discovered part of her purpose is to share her continued healing process in hopes to assist others in their process.
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
Shamiquia McPherson, or Shameek , as everyone calls her is a native of Charleston, SC. Mrs. McPherson is the founder of Clear Vision Counseling LLC., where she practices Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of South Carolina. One of Mrs. McPherson’s primary focus in treatment are individuals experiencing trauma, she has engaged in the treatment of children and adults with Post Traumatic issues using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectial Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Mrs. McPherson also treats individuals experiencing symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and phase of life issues that affects individuals, families, and couples.
Prior to founding Clear Vision Counseling Mrs. McPherson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ashford University in Social Science with a specialization in Education, and a Master of Arts in Counseling with a focus in Mental Health. In the fall of 2021, she will begin the journey of obtaining her PhD in Public Health to continue advocacy for mental health needs in disadvantaged and underserved communities. Mrs. McPherson and her Husband Pastor Yancy McPherson Sr. are parents to Yancy Jr. and Kennedy Grace.
Elder Shepherd Drayton Jr
Shepherd Drayton Jr. is a native of Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Shepherd is a graduate of Georgetown High School and a former Coastal Carolina athlete. He is the son of Bishop Shepherd and Mamie Drayton, the loving husband of 31 years to Andrea Drayton, and father of three children: the late Deonka Drayton, Shepherd Drayton III, and Alexia Drayton. His outreach and humanitarian efforts are felt throughout the United States, as well as Africa, where he did mission work in Ghana and Sierra Leone. Shepherd is self-employed as a home inspector and contractor. He is the Missions Pastor of New Refuge Church in Pawleys Island, SC. His love and compassion for people are both admirable and respected by many.