I am a non-traditional therapist with a holistic approach to mental health. I am licensed in Georgia with more than 9 years of experience working with diverse populations.
I would like to provide some information about myself. I am a little 'out there.' I have piercings, tattoos, and purple hair. I am a bit of a goth even now that I am looking at 50. I came to mental health services a little later than some. I was an English major when I first went to college out of high school. That did not work out very well. I love writing and the English language is beautiful so occasionally I use obscure words or references. If I ever say something that is not understood just tell me and I will rephrase. My second attempt at higher learning was when I was in the nursing program. I knew I wanted to make a difference and ease suffering but to be honest, I do not like to watch people die. I have and can, but I did not want to do it all the time. I was in my 30s when I started my program. I did an associate degree in psychology, a bachelor's degree in psychology and then a master's degree in mental health counseling all in one go. It was very stressful as I was also working at the time. I have worked a lot of jobs I did not like and have had some very interesting experiences. I have worked at Wal-Mart (twice) and did a stint as a grave digger (with a shovel). I have many hobbies and interests.
My approach is eclectic because there are no one size fits all treatments. I am very open but believe in setting goals and having accountability. My role is to provide clients with tools to navigate their unique issues and concerns.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Bipolar disorder
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Co-morbidity , Communication Problems , Family of Origin Issues , Gender Dysphoria , Jealousy , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
GA LPC LPC010340
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Acea is great. I love how she is relatable to who I am as a queer person that lives alternative lifestyles. She’s also very real in her presentation.
Acea has been amazing to work with. There has been a very marked and noticeable improvement in my mood, anxiety and sleep since beginning this relationship.
Acea is fantastic! She is warm, caring, and a great listener. She asks good, insightful questions and gives you the space to figure out what is the best thing to do about a situation, but also offers wise advice if that’s what you want. She is really smart and funny. I’ve had a lot of therapists (moved around a lot) and she is my favorite!
Aces is so patient with me and great with advice. She sincerely listens to me and that is rare to find nowadays. Very grateful for her at this time in my life.
Acea Starks has been a great therapist. She’s been attentive and keeps communication open which is very important. I really appreciate the check in’s via text; some days are really tough and those texts from her are right on time.
Extremely professional And a good listener Understanding people like me I'm not Easy to understand I ramble a lot