We had the good fortune of connecting with Ca’Landra Blockman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ca’Landra, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
When I decided to start my counseling practice I immediately thought of my community. I wanted to be a positive, familiar face for mental health. My goal was to advocate for those who look like me and help them understand that healing is a journey they do not have to go through alone. Mental health is nothing to fear when you understand, so I wanted to help lead the charge of educating as many as I can.
What should our readers know about your business?
Starting my practice has certainly been a journey, but one worth that travel. I learned a lot from the mistakes I made early on that have helped me to establish a stronger foundation now. I remember the first day I used my business cards. I was so excited because of all the hard work that went into building something I was passionate about. I had come a long way on this journey and made some adjustments in my life to get to this point. I learned a lot while building but there are a few things that were most memorable. I learned how important it is to surrounded myself with people who believed in me and encouraged me. I realized how necessary it is to remember my vision and remained focused on it. Most importantly I learned to relax and enjoy the scenery!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I am a country girl at heart but I love the balance of the city. I get excited about visiting hidden gems in the city or partaking in wholesome activities like strawberry picking or visit the animals at Noah’s Ark. I am definitely an outdoors person so visiting different parks around the city excites me.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My husband and my mother are my backbones. While I’m out helping families they are my foundation. They keep me grounded and help me to balance running a business and managing my personal life.