Damion Boyd is a native of Cleveland, OH where he attended and graduated from Benedictine High School. He achieved his undergraduate degree in Philosophy Pre-Law with a minor in Sociology and some concentrated coursework in Early Childhood Education at the University of Akron. While attending Akron University he was a member of the Philosophy Club, the University Gospel Choir, and the intermural flag football program. Damion is currently obtaining a master’s degree in Clinical counseling at Xavier University with some additional coursework in treating substance use disorders. He interns at Families First Health Services seeing clients on a weekly basis where he maintains his current Counselor Trainee licensure with the CSWMFT State Board.
Damion began his professional experience in social services at the Cuyahoga County Dept. of Children & Family Services. Here he worked with children who were victims of abuse/neglect and their families in providing case management services necessary to keeping the family unit intact. He later went on to gain additional social service & mental health experience at Murtis H. Taylor Health & Human Services (his introduction to the mental health field) working with children and families addressing their behavioral and emotional needs. Damion acquired more extensive knowledge and skills working for various community mental health agencies. Overall, Damion Boyd has obtained over 14 years of social service/mental health experience addressing client’s needs.
Currently, Damion is being professionally trained with the skills necessary to service diverse populations (assessing, diagnosing, treatment planning, counseling, case management, & additional services) in a clinical agency setting. Damion is equipped to address client’s mental, emotional, and behavioral health issues in an outpatient and intensive outpatient setting. Damion has also served administratively as a Lead Case Manager, Team Leader, Training Director, Site Coordinator, and Program Director. He aspires to become a Licensed Professional Counselor with a specialty of treating clients who have substance abuse challenges. He is a devoted husband and father who enjoys time with his family and vacationing with his wife. His personal hobbies are sports, comedy TV & radio, and exercising. He has excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, and a good sense of humor. He works well with others, a team player, and likes training, teaching, and motivating others.