WHO WE ARE
Modern Girl Movement" aims to promote leadership, self-help, therapeutic communication, and positive influences to all. Founder Shemeca Patterson initially developed the Modern Girl Movement to empower women. Since 2014, Modern Girl movement Incorporated has provided various outlets to educate individuals on mental health & wellness, HIV & Hepatitis C awareness, sex trafficking, Domestic and partner Violence, and health disparities often affecting African-American communities. In yearly conferences, MGM discussed health disparities among African Americans. These discussions proved that the access to knowledge surrounding health disparities that primarily affect African Americans is not addressed in minority-filled settings, which is also an underserved audience in the mental health field. After understanding the need for mental health awareness in the community, the Modern Girl Movement started to develop programs to help provide education on new information & developments in Mental health, as well as working with The National Association of Social Work to offer continuing education for professional Social workers to maintain their license to continue provided social services to our communities in need. Modern Girl Movement, also defined as MGM wellness, aims to change the stigma attached to the discussion and education of Mental Health and well-being. Founder Shemeca Patterson offers consulting services to assist various agencies and organizations in developing programs to improve mental health and wellness. Mrs. Patterson accepts speaking engagements, as she has a history of presenting and speaking. Mrs. Patterson has worked with numerous community organizations, school systems, state-local government facilities, outreach centers, Military facilities, and National organizations. Modern Girl movement has developed and promoted community events and empowerment conferences, participated in community outreach, and spearheaded leadership workshops and educational seminars.
Mrs. Shemeca J. Patterson
Founder & CEO of Modern Girl Movement
Mrs. Shemeca J. Patterson is a Licensed Master Level Social Worker devoted to encouraging and supporting people in accomplishing their goals. Shemeca promotes self-awareness to help others define their inner strengths. Shemeca's motto, "Change your thoughts, Change your life," is the foundation of the change process. Shemeca uses the Self-determination theory that links personality, human motivation, and optimal functioning, which influence who we are and how we behave. (Deci& Ryan, 2008) Shemeca has coined the term "metamorphosis" as her reference point in explaining the change process and exemplifying transformation. This transformation-focused process has helped motivate individuals in various ways. Many of Shemeca's personal and professional experiences include life coaching and counseling services in multiple settings, such as Federal and State Governments, Mental Health treatment facilities, Palliative care, hospice agencies, and other private sector agencies. Shemeca has over 17 years of healthcare-related skills in areas varying from clinical care to case management. In the Social Work field, Shemeca has provided treatment through cognitive behavior therapy and in-depth analytic psychotherapy, including individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy, while utilizing a strengths-based practice, behavior modification, and crisis intervention. Shemeca is a graduate of Gordon College, Barnesville, Ga., Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, and Savannah State University, Savannah, Ga. She is a member of the National Association of Social Work, Phi Alpha National Honor Society, and the National Association of Social Work.