Are you tired of tossing and turning at night only to wake up feeling overwhelmed and stressed about the day ahead? Do you feel like things are falling apart and you don’t know how to put "life" back together again? I invite you to join me on a journey to take control of your life & to rediscover balance and peace. I am a clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I focus on children ages 11 and up, adolescents, and adults with an array of needs including trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, life transitions, grief & loss, relationship problems, health problems, parenting issues, and more.
I am passionate about working with people who encounter stress & unwanted patterns of behavior that interfere with their individual, relational and career aspirations. In addition to my work with individuals who are facing distress from depression & anxiety, I have specific training & experience helping couples & partners dealing with relational distress resulting from problematic sexual behaviors, including facilitating therapeutic disclosures and leading betrayal trauma groups. I also work with adolescents & adults suffering with body image issues & disordered eating. Parent coaching is another significant area of expertise.
Having a professionally trained therapist to talk with in order to sort out problems is an important step in making positive life-changes. My approach to counseling can help to develop positive healthy relationships in your life. Using a strengths-based approach I will help you answer four basic questions: "Who Am I?" - "What do I want?" - "How do I get it?" and "How will I know when I have it in my life?" I am here to help. If you or someone you love needs help in dealing with life's problems then I encourage you to contact me.
We strive to be a leading force in the therapeutic process by practicing our “4 C’s”: being CARING, COMPETENT, CLIENT CENTERED and, COLLABORATIVE! We are committed to fighting the stigma that seeking therapy is something to be ashamed of. We believe that engaging in the therapeutic process should be as celebrated as engaging in physical fitness and as vital as going to the doctor. We work to assist our clients in discovering that through open and honest dialogue, we can find clarity, a sense of peace and individual inner radiance.
TELEHEALTH APPROVED-COURT approved (STATE REGISTRY-DBHDD) SUBSTANCE ABUSE/MENTAL HEALTH CLINICAL EVALUATOR and CERTIFIED ANGER MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST. Office IN COBB COUNTY NEAR KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY. Another office in ROSWELL/ALPHARETTA AREA. COURT ORDERED EVALUATIONS FOR DUI/MIP/UNDERAGE DRINKING/POSSESSION /ANGER MANAGEMENT. Work with attorneys & probation officers. Unlike competitors - NOT AFFILIATED WITH DUI SCHOOLS. Credentialed to provide diagnosis of substance abuse/mental health issues. Flexible hours. LOWEST FEES allowed by State. TELEHEATH CERTIFIED/TELEPHONIC EVALUATIONS AVAILABLE. SAME DAY SERVICE.
In a world of Snapchat filters, Photoshop, and social media posts of others ‘living their best life,’ it’s far too easy to believe that everyone (but you) has it all together. Do you wonder if you’re the only one who struggles with esteem, image, sex, and relationships? Spoiler alert: you are NOT the only one fighting those battles and you are NOT alone. I have devoted my life to helping others in their worst moments. After spending more than twenty years in public safety, I decided to be helpful in a very different way and began my journey on a new path that includes counseling, activism, and education.
***EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE***Tomekia is dedicated to helping people learn to live their best life. She is passionate about working with single-parent households, women and teens. She works with children ages ten years and up, teenagers, and adults. She provides therapy to individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, relationship problems, family conflict, and grief and loss.
People come to me feeling overwhelmed, confused, frustrated, and worn out. My goal is to provide compassionate support to my clients during painful transitions, help them gain clarity, develop coping tools, and improve communication skills. Couples come to me feeling disconnected and resentful. I help partners learn new, effective ways to communicate. I build on couples' strengths to help them find a fun, passionate, and intimate way of living. Parents come to me feeling heartbroken and confused by their interactions with their children. I help parents heal their own childhood wounds so that they can parent in a loving way.
I provide therapy to adults for a range of emotional and behavioral problems, including adjustment to life changes. My approach encourages individuals to pinpoint the patterns which may be causing them distress. We can then work together in a supportive environment as they identify the changes they want to make in order to have an emotionally healthy and rewarding life. I also perform evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults to determine cognitive ability, and emotional/personality issues (for example: learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, depression, anxiety, suitability for Bariatric surgery, etc.).
So often in life, it’s not only what happens to us, but also how we respond that can lead to unwanted or adverse effects. If you are feeling stuck, lost, down, angry, or just really disconnected from your own life at this time, then therapy could be a potentially helpful option for you. Whether you’re at a place where you don’t know what needs to be worked on, have an idea about what issues need addressing, or need help implementing changes that you have already decided on, then having a trusted person of support in your corner can make all the difference in helping you to achieve your desired goals.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CST
You are trying to find your way through the labyrinth, and you feel something is holding you back. You look for a safe place, but you don't see it. Something is preventing you from having a healthy relationship and satisfying intimacy. "Why am I here?", you might ask yourself. You and I will work together to identify your challenges and use your strengths to make your world a better place. I offer individual, couples, and sex therapy to help you get the life, relationships, and pleasure you want. People of all backgrounds, lifestyles, and experiences are very welcome.
There are few things braver than acknowledging when we need help and can no longer do life on our own. As a therapist, I count it my highest privilege to be a part of your story, to come alongside you in the midst of pain, hurt, confusion, loss, or tension, and to help you make sense of it all. I have five key concepts that motivate me as a therapist: story, space, acknowledgement, celebration, and growth. Stories matter. Including yours. And your story isn’t finished yet. Every time we meet, I want you to know and experience that this is your space, a space where you are free and safe to bring any and all of who you are.
I have a passion for working with mothers and their families. I help people who are trying to become pregnant, experiencing infertility, pregnant, had a loss of pregnancy, dealing with difficult birth or postpartum adjustment, and those who identify as women and struggle with anxiety or depression. My goal is to meet you where you are as a person and focus on what you want to accomplish. I work with you to set and reach attainable goals. I would love to speak with you and see if we are a good match for working together.
Life is all about relationships. Relationships with ourselves, our loved ones, and our community. While relationships can often bring us great joy, they can also sometimes generate feelings of anxiety, depression, and uncertainty. Through our therapeutic partnership, I will help you build the skills to better manage these disruptive feelings and gain insight into your behaviors, ultimately allowing you to find balance and fulfillment.
I am a bilingual, Spanish and English speaking, Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Georgia. I believe therapy is often sought when a person has been feeling stuck and is seeking an alternative view to their circumstances. I strive to provide guidance and encourage you to discover and create new stories about your life experiences in order to avoid destructive patterns and self-defeating thoughts/behaviors. My experience in the field has consisted of working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in both outpatient and inpatient facilities.
My practice primarily focuses on helping people who struggle in relationships. I use attachment theory to identify the type of dysfunction/trauma you adapted to early in life. These adaptations often create dysfunction or dissatisfaction in your relationships as an adult. We focus on how you attach to partners, peers, work, and yourself in ways that reflect your past and work on changing them in the present.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, CCTP-II
It takes courage to reach out and ask for help. Often times, we wait until we are in a significant amount of distress before we make the decision to seek out a therapist. Take steps now before you get to a crisis. Therapy has proven to be helpful with a variety of issues. If you are going through a rough season of life, I can help. I have over twenty-eight years of experience and my approach is supportive and collaborative. I provide a warm and safe environment to explore your issues objectively.
Women and adolescents face unique challenges in our culture today. From adolescence to adulthood, each individual's journey is filled with expected and unexpected change. In spite of so many ways to connect with others via technology, many of us feel more isolated than ever before. And while social media opens many doors to opportunity, it can also bring unintended negative consequences such as the comparison factor, fear of missing out, and an unhealthy desire to manage our image. The can be unsettling and overwhelming. I also believe that there is always HOPE!