Rising With Purpose Healing & Wellness Counseling
4411 Suwanee Dam Rd, Suite 350, Suwanee, GA 30024
4411 Suwanee Dam Rd, Suite 350, Suwanee, GA 30024
Everyone deserves a space to recharge, grow and feel empowered to tell their story. The journey of transformation & healing that happens in therapy is an unfolding process of growth the client & therapist embark on together. As we learn ourselves better, life becomes more purposeful, meaningful, fulfilling & joyful.
“How does one become a butterfly? You have to want to learn to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and I received my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University. I provide therapy to adults and couples who present with a variety of concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, loss/grief, life transitions, 'Little T' traumas, women's issues, codependency, perfectionism, black men's issues, work/life balance, relationship challenges, self esteem and marital issues. I have a particular passion for working with individuals who may consider themselves "Type A", empathic or highly sensitive. Clients that tend to be a good fit like to "go deep" with their personal growth work and may be described as out-of-the-box thinkers, intelligent and/or spiritually-inclined.
I take a collaborative approach with my clients to get to the root of their concerns, build their coping mechanisms, transform their current thinking, and build their confidence. My therapeutic focus can be described as eclectic- I tailor treatment to best meet the unique needs of each client drawing from humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and existential frameworks. I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy.
My aim is to help clients experience a heightened level of peace, happiness and fulfillment using cognitive insights, mindfulness tools and fostering courage to live according to their values and best self. Through this process, it will be brought to light what is underneath client symptoms and find growth. Thought patterns and beliefs are based on past experiences and relationships, and we will identify and challenge which ones may be preventing clients from being who they are meant to be. In the safety of this relationship, we will seek to understand and explore the challenges of the past, present, as well as client’s hopes for the future. Through our work together, clients will have greater self-awareness, new ways of perceiving experiences and new adaptive ways of behaving in response to situations perceived as troublesome. I view the therapeutic relationship as a vital part of this process; thus, I use authenticity, compassion & humor to create a supportive environment that is safe and nonjudgmental.
Rising With Purpose Healing & Wellness Counseling offers psychotherapy services to adult individuals and couples struggling with a variety of issues. My aim is to help clients have a deeper understanding of what they've experienced or are experiencing and move towards positive change & healing.
Individual therapy is a journey through self-reflection and self-awareness that can lead to a better understanding of ourselves and how we respond to our environment. Although therapy is a process focusing on one person, it is engaged by two individuals; both therapist and client. Therefore, the more clients feel connected and engaged wit
Individual therapy is a journey through self-reflection and self-awareness that can lead to a better understanding of ourselves and how we respond to our environment. Although therapy is a process focusing on one person, it is engaged by two individuals; both therapist and client. Therefore, the more clients feel connected and engaged with the therapist, the more productive the experience of therapy will be. The relational approach to individual therapy offers an opportunity to explore our lives in a deeper and more meaningful way which can lead to greater growth, balance, and serenity.
Some of the issues we can address include but are not limited to:
Couples therapy is useful as a preventative measure to increase connection between partners and to resolve conflict before it becomes more problematic. Whether your goal is to improve your communication, build trust, increase intimacy, let go of old mental and emotional baggage, or work through a personal challenge with the support of you
Couples therapy is useful as a preventative measure to increase connection between partners and to resolve conflict before it becomes more problematic. Whether your goal is to improve your communication, build trust, increase intimacy, let go of old mental and emotional baggage, or work through a personal challenge with the support of your partner, having an outside objective perspective can help you establish strength and resiliency in your relationship. I aim to help couples identify and improve their communication patterns that may have been impacted due to unresolved or unaddressed issues from childhood, current/past conflict, emotional injury or distance that has grown in the relationship. With healthier communication skills and deeper understanding of one another’s needs and experiences, relationships can be more fulfilling and satisfying.
I also help couples identify and work through relationship challenges and promote effective and practical ways of managing conflict. By remaining objective in my work with couples, we can discover your unmet needs and gain new insights so that you can strengthen, revitalize or rescue your relationship.
Telemental health therapy, also referred to as virtual counseling or telehealth counseling, using a secure, HIPAA compliant platform is available to clients who are distancing or prefer the convenience of online counseling.
I offer reasonable rates so clients can afford to pay for my services. Therapy is an important part of self-care, so prioritize yourself. You are worth the investment! Each client is a unique individual and the treatment clients receive will be as well. Let us remove one barrier -insurance companies. By taking advantage of the private-pay option, we can create a counseling and psychotherapy experience that makes sense for client’s individual needs—not what the insurance plan says.
Insurance is not accepted. However, this means a mental health diagnosis is not required for us to work together, and your session information will remain truly private unless you are using your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefits. Check out the FAQ page to learn more about the benefits of not using insurance.
Therapy session = 50 min
Individual Therapy = $125 per session
Couples Therapy = $140 per session
*Limited sliding scale availability on an as-needed basis.
Most major credit cards and debit card payments are accepted to include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, FSA and HSA.
*Payment is collected at time of service.
If you are unable to attend a session, please be sure to cancel at least 24 hrs prior to your scheduled appointment.
A phone consultation is a brief conversation used to determine if there is a good fit between you and the therapist you are potentially looking to working with. This a great opportunity for the therapist to learn about you and what you're looking for, as well as for you to ask any questions you might have for them. At the end of the consultation, you and the therapist will decide the next step regarding your therapeutic journey.
In your first session, your therapist will spend some time getting to know you and the issues that brought you into therapy. Your therapist may use a formal, structured interview, or it may just feel like a more free-flowing conversation. The therapist will ask questions about your presenting concerns, as well as your history and background. Most likely, you’ll find yourself talking about your current symptoms or struggles, as well as saying a bit about your relationships, interests, strengths, and goals.
Most importantly, in that first session, you will begin making a connection with your therapist. You should feel safe, accepted, respected, and relatively comfortable. Not all therapists are right for every person, so use your first session to assess whether or not the therapist you chose feels like a good match for your personality.
The problem with accepting insurance for mental health is that you must be diagnosed as mentally ill for the services to be considered medically necessary and the insurance then has the power over the treatment. The insurance company decides how long the sessions can be, how many sessions you are allowed, what issues can be addressed, and what treatments can be used.
Personally, I believe mental health diagnoses are an attempt to oversimplify the rich complexity of our emotional experiences and can pathologize the normal human reaction to having to live in an often negative and at times hostile world. You will only receive a diagnosis if it is truly needed. By not having to work from a mentally ill framework, I am free to collaborate with my clients to explore the true root of the suffering, create a custom treatment that best fits their personal needs and generates a therapeutic atmosphere that is free of shame and judgment.
Therapy is an opportunity to discuss/talk about issues that are important to the client, while having a trained objective person (Therapist) help work through not only the current situation but in dealing with similar situations in the future. Therapy can be about one specific problem, or it can be about multiple. Something to mention, is that therapy is a collaborative event, it requires an active role from both the client and the therapist for change to occur.
There are many benefits to engaging in therapy. Some of these include: gaining a better understanding of oneself, figuring out life goals and prospects, improving personal relationships, developing coping skills, enhancing problem-solving abilities, making positive changes to problem behaviors, and boosting self-esteem. Your therapist will work with you throughout this process and offer new insight to an issue that you have been struggling with. The benefit that you obtain will ultimately depend on how committed you are to the treatment.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a structured psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
If you were raised constantly feeling abandoned, constantly berated or neglected in some way that can be quite traumatic for a child. If you experienced chronic emotionally stressful events during critical childhood developmental stages you may have developmental trauma or ‘Little T’ trauma. While you may logically know the ones who raised you loved you, experiencing this kind of stress is emotional and psychological abuse. People with ‘Little T’ trauma are often higher functioning but have chronic low self-esteem and relationship anxiety.
There is no specific time frame when working on personal development and growth. Depending on the type of changes that you are looking to make and the variety of issues that you are attempting to work on, therapy can last from a few sessions to much longer. Some find therapy to be extremely beneficial and choose to make it a long-term process.
If you are in crisis, contact one of the following 24/7 crisis options or go to your local ER:
1-800-715-4225 Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL)
1-800-273-8255 National Suicide Lifeline- https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Text “Home” to 741741 National Crisis Text Line- https://www.crisistextline.org/
My practice is unable to offer crisis services and would not be a good fit for anyone who feels they may be needing crisis treatment. If at any point during our work together it becomes apparent that you are needing a higher level of service, I will provide a referral list for better fitting services.
4411 Suwanee Dam Rd, Suwanee, Georgia 30024, United States
Monday: 10:00am- 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am- 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am- 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am- 5:00pm