The true definition of strength– a woman of conviction and distinction. A woman who has survived some of life’s greatest battles and lived to tell about it, Dr. Chantay White speaks and walks with authority, and she was kind enough to sit down and have a chat with us about her life as a courageous woman.
CW: Tell our readers a little bit about yourself.
Dr. Chantay White: I am a believer. The #1 relationship in my life is the one that I have with Christ. I am a lover of people and a believer of change. Anyone can change. As for myself, I determine my own destiny. Whatever happens in my life is because I allow it to be.
CW: I love that! What makes Dr. Chantay a Courageous Woman?
Dr. Chantay White: It’s my life’s experience overall–some of the things that I have been through. My life is as it is because I decide to be courageous. No one defines that for me–it’s my decision.
CW: What do you tell women who feel as though they have no power?
Dr. Chantay White: The easiest way to give up your power is to think you don’t have any. So, if you don’t believe that you have any, no one else will believe it either.
CW: Tell me about a time when you had to be courageous.
Dr. Chantay White: I spent a couple of years in a war zone. I had near death experiences all the time. I had to realize that in an instant life could be taken away. I made a decision that I would seize every [chance I was given]. No matter how bad things got, I continued to believe that God has a purpose for my life. And what I do know is that until that purpose is fulfilled, I’m not going anywhere.
CW: What advice would you give someone that wants to give up?
Dr. Chantay White: Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly. You are free to become whatever you want! Don’t give up!
Dr. Chantay. White is a psychotherapist and native Texan who has been writing articles for federal agencies, the military, and private sector organizations for more than ten years. She began writing for the military over twenty years ago and continued writing when she transitioned to the Department of State Medical Department seven years ago.
Dr. Chantay White has lived and worked domestically and internationally providing individual, family, and group psycho-education classes and clinical services. She owns Mending Hearts Christina Counseling Service in Virginia and the District of Columbia.
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This article was featured in the CW August issue. Click to see the full issue.