Fatima Banister (she/her)

LMSW

Therapy is an opportunity for you to dive into the innermost parts of who you are in a non-judgmental setting

Social Worker in ,
Supervised by Nina Ruffin, LCSW-R

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Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

The mission of POD Counseling aims to guide millennial women of color on a path of discovery, healing, and self-reflection by examining, envisioning, and exploring how they can better manage stress, anxiety, and overwhelm.

My Background and Approach

I have created a framework called: "The Pathway." It is the process you will take on your therapeutic journey. Engage - The 15 minute consultation Examine - The first 1-2 sessions will involve an intake/assessment. We will go into a deep dive on what has brought you to therapy, symptoms you may be experiencing, as well as understanding who are you are holistically. Envision - We will collaborate to create a treatment or coaching plan that best suits your goals. Explore - This part of the pathway includes weekly or bi-weekly sessions where you will get to know yourself on a deeper level, and participate in self-reflective activities. In this stage, you may also find yourself embracing new behaviors and new attitudes. Evolve - Sessions will continue until you actualized what you have envisioned! Throughout the process, we will revisit what you have envisioned and make changes if/when necessary.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I Strongly believe and practice cultural humility "a lifelong process of self-reflection and self-critique whereby the individual not only learns about another's culture, but one starts with an examination of her/his own beliefs and cultural identities." As a result, I have learned so much about my clients, particularly those who possess different identities than my own. I welcome and celebrate diversity.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English

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