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Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Marietta, GA
In Experiential Therapy, the client uses their body to recreate or create neurological pathways that eventually can override 'destructive' behaviors that at one point in time were constructive and permitted the client to survive.
Eclectic Therapy is when the therapist uses a multitude of therapeutic schools and techniques. I find every client to be unique, so are the client's needs. Thus, I use a breath of therapeutic approaches in order to meet the client where they're at versus try and fit a client into a certain mold of therapy that may not be advantageous for their healing.
I use 'ACT" to help clients clarify that they are not their thoughts. For example, instead of "correcting" the thought, "I am bad", the client may hear in their head. I teach the client to reframe this thought to "I am HAVING THE THOUGHT I am bad." The client and I then can observe the thought. At this point, the client compares their behaviors to how the client defines "bad" within their VALUES. The client then can make a wise mind decision around how to alter their behaviors.
Depression, a complex mental health condition, affects millions of people worldwide. Depression may have a profound impact on an individuals' life and their families. Depression can be debilitating by engulfing one in darkness, emptiness, despair, and a loss of motivation. Other symptoms may include isolation, self-doubt and vitality. Sleep disturbances may be seen, as well as, appetite changes. I foster awareness, compassion and tools to navigate this profound mental health challenge.
The inheritance of emotional wounds passed down from one generation to the next. Not inclusive, it may include such painful experiences such as war, abuse, or oppression... The results of such may be seen in mental, spiritual, emotional, physical..., behaviors that echo the unresolved trauma through time. Using part work, art work, and evidenced based trauma informed therapy. My clients receive the tools, validation and compassion they need to break the cycle and leave a new legacy.
As a Lebian, I provide a safe and inclusive space for those who need to work on issues like self-acceptance, religious exclusion, oppressive norms... I do this by using active listening, empathy, and facts to help educate my clients. Together, we will address discrimination, build resilience, and use social resources to foster a life of healing, growth and empowerment.