Dr Jo Ann Atkins
As your counselor, I focus on your counseling goals and concerns. I provide tools to help gain self-understanding, change behavior, conflict resolution, restore hope, and gain spiritual empowerment. With COUPLES, one of my strengths is teaching effective communication skills. We work to understand "Daddy Issues", grief and loss, and the pain of rejection. Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do. A safe and compassionate place to unpack the troubles, burdens and desires for change you have been carrying.
As African-Americans, we are the last to seek counseling due to fear of unknown, being a "private person," and denial of the need for help. Making the choice for help with our problems is taking a brave stand. Deciding to try something different and new is a crucial aspect of emotional and physical health.
We all possess the potential for emotional well-being, deserve inner peace and strength. Wanting an instant fix is common but often not obtainable without professional support. Take confidence in knowing your situation is real. Safe, non-judgmental, unbiased care is just a call away. Make a soul changing decision towards inner peace and spiritual health.
I enjoy helping others get to their healthy place.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
First several sessions with new clients is spent with me listening to what concerns, problems, what their counseling goals are, and tools and skills to help them achieve their goals.
Couples can expect 2 hr sessions, where we discuss marital issues and develop strategies, goals and new communication skills.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I hold a Doctorate of Ministry
Masters in Pschology
Masters Biblical Studies
i am a Certified Christian Clinicsl Therapist
by the GA Board if Examiners
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
I am currently offering a very discounted rate in the spirit of help during coronavirus quarantine. $50 hr