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.
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.
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.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
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.
Positive and negative change can be difficult, including things like moving, breaking up, adjusting to parenthood, or changing careers. It’s normal to feel stressed, however, life transitions can inhibit people from living healthy lifestyles.
Trauma is the result of experiencing a perceived, extremely distressful event. Although the stress threshold for each person differs, meaning that each person considers and experiences trauma differently, it is an event that tops one’s threshold. It exceeds one’s ability to cope or emotionally process. Symptoms may include shock, anxiety, confusion, hopelessness, feeling disconnected, mood swings, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts.
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.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
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.
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.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Pastoral & Faith Based Counseling
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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