Goals are very important and tend to be the backbone of the work we do together. I like to see first if you have anything in mind, maybe a goal that has carried over from a past therapy experience. Then I like to let you know different ways we can go about it - usually tackling short term solutions as we continue down the road toward more long term ones. I like leaving you with something to think about each session until the next time we meet, so we can slowly chip away at the long term goal.
Simply put: this is your time and not mine. I want to know how the process is going for you and am open to feedback. I do not know it all by any means and want to grow with you. If a past therapist shared a technique that worked for you? Awesome, we can incorporate it. If you hate receiving homework? We will get rid of it. I want to walk along side of you through your journey, not force you down a specific path.
We all come into the work looking through different lenses which play a big role in how we connect and relate to others. I had a wonderful opportunity working in the nonprofit sector for many years and believe this absolutely shapes my worldview. We are all living with different social determinants (homelessness, domestic violence, medical conditions, etc.) and these not only alter our lens but offer a unique viewpoint into our concerns and work through the therapeutic process.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Process of defining one’s own beliefs and sense of self. Evolves over time and can become a source of stress and pain, especially if the concept of self goes against social, cultural, or familial norms.
Coping skills are tools and techniques one can learn, practice, and use to handle difficult emotions, decrease stress, and establish or maintain a sense of internal order.
Designed to help people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity, therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
Concerns that impact school performance or academic life. Can include perfectionism, bullying, financial stress, academic transitions, test anxiety, balancing school with other responsibilities, discrimination, or harassment.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
GA, LPC, LPC012256
CA, LPCC, 6280
MA, Mental Health Counseling, Brooklyn College
I am a psychotherapist residing in Georgia with experience in both private practice and working with nonprofit organizations. In recent years, my practice has evolved to focus on not only mental health alone, but how social determinants such as medical ailments and trauma from the pandemic have impacted our daily lives. Initially, I will provide you with a comprehensive evaluation and if we choose to work together, we will be partners in your therapeutic journey. I received my masters in mental health counseling from Brooklyn College and have worked in various settings with different populations in New York, California, and Georgia.
Virginia Highland, Atlanta, 30306, GA