Monarch Spotlight: Richale Reed
Richale Redccwcwcwcwcwcly celebrated her two-year anniversary as a Monarch behavioral health therapist, works with people we support at Tanglewood Arbor in Lumberton. As she facilitates treatment groups and works with individuals, she stresses accountability and offers extended support to them as they continue on their journey. Richale also recently published her first book, which became a bestseller within 24 hours in three categories on Amazon.
What does a typical workday look like for you?
A typical work day for me includes facilitating treatment groups, individual therapy sessions, attending meetings or trainings, and connecting with community stakeholders to build and nurture relationships that will benefit the people we serve. My work day requires flexibility, a positive outlook and empathy, because without it I would not be able to handle the unexpected in a manner that serves all involved well.
What is the most important aspect of your role, and why?
First and foremost, it would be knowing and accepting myself so that I can be the non-judgmental and loving support that the people we serve so desperately need.
What has been your most rewarding, or proudest moment, while working here?
I have many rewarding moments. I love it when the people we serve take me up on the Accountability Call that I offer them as an extended support. When they call and are accountable for their recovery, sharing with me both their progress and their challenges, it is simply an honor. It’s an honor that they choose to allow me to continue to support them. It shows that they are learning to trust and take responsibility for their recovery.
What do enjoy when you aren’t working?
I just published my first book called, “Silhouette of Her: Naked and Unashamed … A Poetic Journey of Faith.” It’s now available on Amazon. It is truly a dream come true. For my leisure, I enjoy spending time with my family and my new puppy, Scrumptious “Diva” Reed, who was rescued by a colleague and given to me. I love to travel with my absolutely wonderful husband all over the world, experiencing all that culture has to offer. I love great food and live gospel, jazz and R&B music!
What movie or song best describes you?
My theme songs for life are “Be Happy” by Mary J. Blige and “Ain’t No Stopping Me Now” by McFadden and Whitehead.