I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Virginia with 7 years of experience working as a Mental Health Professional. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, PTSD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, and compassion, and I don't believe in telling you what to do because you are the expert on you. My approach combines a cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, and strengths based approach, using trauma informed care techniques. I will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage and strength to seek a therapeutic partner and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support, encourage, and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904013250
Akiitha is absolutely amazing
Written on Dec 14, 2022 after therapy with Akiitha for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I just love Akiitha. She provides amazing insight and support. I feel challenged by her feedback and understood by her responses. I feel like she genuinely cares about me and is equipped to help me improve my quality of life as well.
Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Akiitha for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
I love Akiitha! She's awesome. She's very attentive, understanding, honest and doesn't judge. She has really made this experience worthwhile.
Written on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Akiitha for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Akiitha has been so helpful to me for my anxiety. I feel like I’m in a safe space and that she understands and listens to me.
Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Akiitha for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
Written on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Akiitha for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Akiitha is very supportive and caring. I judge myself a lot on other people’s behalf (mind reading) but I don’t feel judged by her.
Written on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Akiitha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders