Aisha-Elizabeth IsahLPC

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Availability

In Eastern Time

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

Creating goals is a very personal and individual process. Within the context of a therapeutic alliance, I will listen to you and assist you with identifying goals that are not only, SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timed) goals but goals that are compassionate and meet your immediate needs. When addressing goals, it's important to have self-compassion. Changing long-standing thoughts, emotions and behavioral patterns, takes consistency, effort, willingness and openness to learning and practicing new coping skills. As goal setting is a part of the therapeutic process, I want to be clear that therapy happens at YOUR pace.

Is there any research-based work you’ve done that you found particularly exciting, and how has that informed your practice today?

I work from an eclectic approach, based on the needs of the client. I offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions. CBT techniques have been exciting to offer, as they have shown the most effective symptom reduction over time. Nonetheless, I have learned and offered a wealth of a variety of research based approaches, such as Mindfulness Skills, Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, emotion focused supports and grief and loss counseling.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

This is an open and freeing experience. Therapy is a safe space, which is judgement free. Each person is different, and I will do my best to create a therapeutic alliance, which helps you to best get your therapy needs met. Therapy can be a short term process and intervention or a long term support, based on your needs, history and availability. I would want you to know, that finding a good fit is most important. You should feel comfortable talking and expressing your thoughts, feelings and actions to your clinician in this confidential therapeutic space. Growth happens when you challenge yourself with the guidance and expertise of a skilled counselor.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Mood disorders

Behavioral Issues

Coping Skills

General Expertise

Loss/Grief

Race & Cultural Identity

Academic challenges

Adoption & foster care

Attachment issues

Bipolar disorder

Communication issues

Compulsive behavior

Fees

$185

First Session

$185

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Training / Certifications

Functional Behavioral Analysis

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Licensure

PA, LPC, PC008963

Education

Masters of Philosophy, Professional Counseling, University of Pennsylvania

Masters of Science, Counseling & Mental Health, University of Pennsylvania

Work History

I have worked with adults with a variety of mental health needs: depression, anxiety, relationship and parenting issues. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT is evidenced based practice, which treats identified symptoms with cognitive restructuring and behavioral modification. I have work with children and families too. I has supported individuals with loss, major life stress and processing traumatic life events. I have worked with supporting individuals to identify, express and process strong emotions. I have helped clients to identify strengths' based coping skills to manage life and their presenting symptoms.

Location

6635 McCallum St, Philadelphia, 19119, PA