Journey To Wellness Counseling, LLC

Journey To Wellness Counseling, LLC

5.0 (1)
1 employee
3 years in business

About this pro

Anyone can benefit from counseling. There are so many obstacles and challenges we face daily and learning how to tackle each one is key to a healthy, happy life. Deciding that you need a little guidance is not something anyone should be ashamed of. People seek counseling for many different reasons,  As your counselor I understand that no two people are the same.  

Has life’s journey took a turn and you find yourself overwhelmed with sadness, hopelessness, or grief stemming from a recent or past loss? Or maybe you are at a crossroad and you fear that things will never be quite the same—coupled with longing for how things were.  Has your anxiety kept you from moving forward or you don’t feel like you are on the right path in life, and you are burdened with thoughts of self-doubt and confusion. Are you experiencing hills and valleys of guilt and shame over past/present life choices? Perhaps, you have lost motivation and a zeal of life which is affecting your health, family, and work or school life? Maybe you aren’t experiencing any of these things and you just need help making life/career decisions. I want to take a moment to validate all of your feelings and concerns. I also want you to know you are not alone on life’s journey. 

My name is Dariea Stewart and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. I started Journey to Wellness Counseling, LLC and work with BetterHelp because we all get stuck in life and come to a crossroads not knowing which direction to take or how to deal with the pains and struggles life has thrown at us.  As your counselor we will work collaboratively to tailor a treatment plan that will get you back on the right path.  I use evidenced based Person-Centered therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy to aid in removing negative behavioral and thought patterns that give rise to problems in your life, helping you to become a happier, more fulfilled person.

“There is no greater honor, or privilege than facilitating the process of healing for someone, to bear witness, to reach out a hand, to share the burden of someone’s suffering, and hold the hope for their recovery” -Dr. Eleanor Longden 

My Client Promise

I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. 

“There is no one giant step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps.” -Peter Cohen 

“Wellness is a process, a journey and on that journey it’s important to have a map so you don’t get lost” -Kriss Carr 

Specialty Areas of Expertise 

Stress Management (To include Depression & Anxiety) 

Couples Counseling & Family Counseling 

Grief & Bereavement Counseling (Loss of Pets included) 

Individual Therapy 

Child& Adolescent Therapy 

Pre-Marital Counseling 

Telehealth via online secure website 

Coping with Life Changes/Adjustment

Women Issues 

Cultural Issues 

Work-Related Stress 

School-Related Stress 

Chronic Medical Illness 

Career Counseling 

I believe it is vital to meet you where you are and walk with you along your path. It is my belief that the counselor-client relationship is a crucial element to therapy. Journey to Wellness Counseling, LLC strives to facilitate an environment that is trusting, inviting, safe, and professional. By encouraging each client to engage in self-exploration so that they will come to a deeper understanding of themselves. Together we will work to identify healthier ways to cope with the thoughts, feelings, and life circumstances that are causing discomfort.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, as well as a National Certified Counselor and the founder of Journey to Wellness Counseling, LLC. I am experienced in working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in life.
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Marietta, GA 30066
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1 Review

5.0

  • Georgina

    Mrs. Stewart listens to your thoughts and feelings and offers advice and suggestions that seeks to help you resolve your concerns while also encouraging personal growth and worth of self-value and esteem. Mrs. Stewart is truly awesome! She’s very knowledgeable and professional! I enjoyed working with her.



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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Your Therapeutic Journey Will Be Unique

Before you read up on the phases, keep in mind that your progress will occur in a unique way. Depending on your personality and experiences, you might move through the phases in a different order or speed than the one we present below.

If you are the kind of person who dives head in and aggressively pursues goals, you might skip the orientation phase and come back to it later. On the other hand, clients with trust issues will most likely extend the parts of therapy that involve building trust and rapport.

Here are a few more factors that impact how people journey through therapy:

  • Whether they have been to therapy before
  • Whether they are starting with a new therapist or coming back to an old therapist after ending therapy
  • The issues they want or need to work on
  • Whether they have a mental health condition and how severe their symptoms are
  • If they are working individually or as part of a couple, group, family, etc.
  • The type of psychotherapy their therapist is using

Phase 1: Orientation — Beginning to Build a Relationship with Your Therapist

Both you and your therapist will not be completely comfortable with each other at the beginning. During the initial meeting you might be trying to make a good impression. Maybe you will hold back a little.

That’s OK. It’s normal. As you chat more with your therapist, you’ll become more open about what you are expecting, thinking and feeling.

This is the time to build a rapport with the therapist. You’ll begin to understand how the therapist is trying to help you help yourself.

During this time therapists should try to validate clients’ experiences, truths and struggles. This builds trust and safety. Sometimes this phase offers a small reduction in symptoms.

If you have questions about how the therapy will work, this is the best time to ask them. Later the issues that brought you in will take precedence. You can ask questions about the process at any time, but you might forget to do so once you start exploring juicier issues.

Phase 2: Identification — Figuring Out What To Do

This is when you and your therapist start deciding exactly what you want to work on. If you had trouble opening up in the beginning, you might now find it easier to be genuine.

If you still have defenses up that are hindering progress, your therapist will gently try to help you lower them. He or she might test your boundaries a bit. This is also the beginning of the therapist’s work to empower you.

Phase 3: Exploration/Working Phase — Making Progress

The first two phases are setting you up for this, the part of therapy where you make the most progress. This is where you’re diving into the issues and working on yourself. It’s the hardest part of therapy.

During this phase you might temporarily feel worse than you did before. That’s OK. It stinks, but it’s part of making progress. Digging into the pain is a step toward developing a better mindset and becoming a better version of yourself.

Some clients start to look inward, Raymond said, rather than only focusing on external challenges. They begin to regain a healthy sense of power and control over their lives.

Clients learn to reframe painful experiences during this stage. They also rethink their beliefs and other people’s motives. Hidden thoughts and feelings usually rise into consciousness.

Your therapist might become more direct about the process and the work you are doing. This is usually when therapists assign homework more regularly.

If you feel like you are entering this phase too early, inform your therapist immediately. Beginning this phase prematurely can damage the therapeutic relationship and impede progress.

Remember, there is no rush. Progress will happen if you try your best.

Phase 4: Resolution — Saying Goodbye?

Once you feel like you’ve accomplished everything you can with your therapist, it’s time to consider leaving. Keep in mind you might not reach this point. Some people stay in therapy for life, and that’s OK.

Sometimes people need to switch therapists if they feel like they have reached a limit with their current one. There is also the option of stopping therapy and coming back once you feel like there is more work to be done.

For some clients, therapy is a solution to a problem. They want a way to feel better or work through issues. Once they’ve accomplished that, there is no reason to continue therapy.

For others therapy is a lifelong journey to become better versions of themselves and maintain good mental health. They aren’t concerned with reaching an end.

Once you arrive at this phase, you can think about which kind of client you are. There is no correct answer. They are different but equal.

If you decide to leave your therapist or end therapy, you might feel sad. That’s OK. Chances are your therapist will be feeling similarly. It’s a normal sadness that comes with parting with someone you have become close to.

Try to achieve a sense of closure. Your therapist will want this, so he or she will help you along.

This is also a time to reflect on everything you have accomplished. Be proud! You did something not many people have the courage to do.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

My name is Dariea Stewart and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. I started Journey to Wellness Counseling, LLC and work with BetterHelp because we all get stuck in life and come to a crossroads not knowing which direction to take or how to deal with the pains and struggles life has thrown at us.  As your counselor we will work collaboratively to tailor a treatment plan that will get you back on the right path.  I use evidenced based Person-Centered therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy to aid in removing negative behavioral and thought patterns that give rise to problems in your life, helping you to become a happier, more fulfilled person.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Finances Cost per Session: $80 - $120Sliding Scale: Yes

Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Paypal

What types of customers have you worked with?

Specialties

  • Stress Management
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Interactive Therapy
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obesity
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Women's Issues