Zakia SimpsonLCSW

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What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

Some thinking it means their crazy or inadequate. My view is similar to going for a physical or dental visit, its a mental check up. Why not take care of all of yourself, especially your mental with the ups and down of daily life? Also financial and what is your priority, I know people feel its too expensive however spend more more on materials which not finding their mental health is as important or are in denial for their need for mental check-ups.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

I have a calm, fun loving personality that aids in openness, relatability and curiosity, The client is the priority and I come along for the journey as a guide and sounding board.

Were there lessons in your professional or academic career that left an impression on you, and how has that informed your work today?

During my internship, I learned about the ACE study which during the 1980s solidified the link between adverse childhood experiences and health, physical and emotional. It gave dignity to adults struggling in adulthood due to residue from their childhood.


Relationship Issues


Identity development

Life transitions


General Expertise



Work Stress


Social Anxiety


Anger management

Attachment issues



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy


Family Session

Individual Session

Couples Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Attachment-Based Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Psychoanalytic Therapy


GA, LCSW, CSW006483


Masters of Social Work, Social Work, Jackson State University

Masters for for Business Admin, Business Admin, Jackson State University

Bachelor's of Business, Accounting, Jackson State University


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