Akemi McGoogan

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

Welcome! Thank you for stopping by!

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Georgia. I received my Bachelors in Social work from NC Central University in Durham, NC (Eagle Pride!) and my Master in Direct Practice Social Work from SUNY Albany in Albany, NY. I have experience working with children, military servicemen/women, couples and young adults.
I am a knowledgeable, warm and goal oriented therapist. I use a variety of treatment modalities depending on your needs. I primarily uses Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Focused Therapy. I meet you exactly where you are with 0 judgement. I'd love to help you move from feeling anxious, confused, depressed or "stuck" to gaining clarity, feeling hopeful, happy and "unstuck"!

Let's make the world your oyster! It would be my pleasure to work with you.

Akemi McGoogan, MSW, LCSW


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Money and Financial Issues , Self-Love , Women's Issues

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CSW005518 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Reviews

Written by V.A. on Aug 06, 2020 after counseling with Akemi for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

Akemi is understanding and supportive. She offers helpful solutions.

Written by L.O. on Aug 05, 2020 after counseling with Akemi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

A great listener. I didnt know I really needed to let stuff out. She helped me find a way to put things in perspective.
Im happy to be paired with her.

Written by D.O. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Akemi for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Akemi is a wonderful counselor who takes time and listens to what I am going through. She offers solutions and insights that help me to focus on changing myself before I expect change from others. She responds quickly and checks in on me if I am not reaching out. Happy I am connected with her.

Written by D.E. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Akemi for 8 months on issues concerning adhd

Loved working with Ms. McGoogan. She is so helpful and I've grown so much from our work together.

Written by D.E. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Akemi for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Akemi is so kind and a great listener. Her counseling had helped me tremendously. I highly recommend anyone that is dealing with anxiety/depression.

Written by J.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Akemi for 3 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’m super grateful for Akemi. I have learned so much from her in a short amount of time and I am looking forward to growing under her guidance!

Written by M.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Akemi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Love her! It’s only been about a week but I’m confident that she’s a great help to me and my mental health

Written by M.I. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Akemi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

I enjoy talking with Akemi! She understands what’s important to me and helps me stay focused & on task. She is very kind and motivating as well. I can be myself with her and that has helped give me more confidence too!

Written by L.E. on Jun 26, 2020 after counseling with Akemi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

My counselor helped me keep my focus on what was important to me. She listened, which sometimes is all I really need.

Written by L.E. on May 14, 2020 after counseling with Akemi for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Akemi is wonderful! I've been able to work though my anxiety and self sabotaging w issues with her. I appreciate all her insight and support.

Written by J.E. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Akemi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I love how soon I hear from Akemi, and how understood i feel by her. When she messages me it never came across as rude or mean, it was always kind and sweet! I feel heard by her, and I don’t feel heard by my family so it’s a nice feeling!

Written by B.R. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Akemi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She listens and she is all about positivity, she's there for when she needs you. And won't stress about any negative or personal pain.

Written by A.S. on Apr 24, 2020 after counseling with Akemi for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Akemi is very patient and compassionate and is great at suggestion ideas on how to cope with stress and anxiety. Very easy to talk to in person, highly recommend to those who need counseling for anxiety and depression.

Written by M.E. on Apr 06, 2020 after counseling with Akemi for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Akemi is quick to respond, a great listener and very thorough when helping me work through my presenting issues. This has been a great match!

Written by G.A. on Mar 18, 2020 after counseling with Akemi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I appreciate all of the advice that Akemi has given me, she has been a true gift from God in helping me navigate in my life. I am always excited to speak with her each week for more wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Thank you!

Written by M.A. on Mar 12, 2020 after counseling with Akemi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Akemi has been very supportive and effective in helping to direct my focus.

Written by T.Y. on Feb 11, 2020 after counseling with Akemi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Akemi was very helpful while I was dealing with anxiety and fear about moving to a new city and starting a new job. She helped me find ways and strategies to manage my anxieties and work through things!

Written by T.I. on Jan 18, 2020 after counseling with Akemi for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

She has been very helpful!

Written by J.A. on Dec 09, 2019 after counseling with Akemi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is an amazing and compassionate counselor!

Written by G.R. on Oct 05, 2019 after counseling with Akemi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

While we have only been working together for a short while, I find Akemi's calm and considerate approach to her work to be very reassuring. She has been nothing but reliable and compassionate and it has helped affirm my decision to seek counseling in this format.

Written by K.A. on Oct 03, 2019 after counseling with Akemi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Akemi is very attentive and helps out as much as possible. I like the worksheets and reviews she gave me to better understand myself .