Anita Adjetey (Founder & CEO of Passion Youth Center- www.pycaa.com) has worked with children (4 yrs. & up), college students, and adults for 12+ years. She is particularly interested in advanced training in working with children, adolescents, youth, and young adults who have experienced trauma, displayed at-risk behaviors, or problems with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, as well as training in addressing social skills, relational issues, and career coaching. In addition, she has conscientiously pursued many trainings related to children's developmental stages and issues, attended various workshops and seminars and gained school counseling licensure, all of which enabled her to construct a solid groundwork for more advanced studies. One of her many strengths is her ability to establish authentic relationships with those she works with, using a person-centered technique. Her style is highly solution-focused, preferring an integrative approach to therapy as the grounds to provide a foundation for building relationships with clients.
She has developed a philosophy to listen to and meet individuals where they are, and accept the incongruence that working with children, youth, and adults may bring. She has a great ability to establish authentic relationships with those she works with. She recognizes that an open and honest relationship between client and counselor can produce a positive effect in the therapeutic process and the level of acceptance demonstrated between the two parties. She intends to use person-centered technique, solution-focused and the integrative/systemic approach to therapy as a strength to help provide the foundation for relationships with clients. She exercises empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard, and strives to understand the client’s world in whatever way they wish to share. She shows respect for anyone, allowing them to proceed in whatever way is comfortable for them. She strives to reduce anxiety in order to increase engagement and connection, create a safe environment for discussion, and impart knowledge and facts about the various options and their implications. She is an advocate for individuals who are unable to advocate for themselves and her desire to empower disenfranchised people. Her clinical experience has demonstrated her aptitude in providing support and collaboration with community systems to ensure the best client care.
Child and Adolescent Development Expert
Trauma & Relationship Expert
12+ years collaborating with family systems, juvenile courts, religious communities and other community partners.
Types of Therapy
Play Therapy: Registered Play Therapist (RPT)
Multicultural: Culturally Sensitive
Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
Additional areas of focus: Parenting issues, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Sex Addiction
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701006870
I’m super grateful for Anita and her approach to therapy. She has worked at my pace and made me feel comfortable to open up. I appreciate the practical advise and application steps she gives me to ensure I’m gaining insight on how to overcome my challenges. Communication has always been a huge problem for me and although I’m not all the way there yet, I’m grateful for the progress so far!
Written on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Anita for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Anita is caring and intelligent, she always makes me feel heard, respected, and valid. Her advice is based on experience and is both helpful and easily applicable. She responds quickly and professionally. I am so lucky to have found her!
Written on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Anita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Therapy is a journey and Anita reminds me of this every time we meet - I’m so grateful to her! She understands my needs and is very proactive about suggesting the right techniques to use. Speaking to her is the highlight of my week.
Written on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Anita for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
She is amazing. I struggle less and less with my depression because of the tools that she gave me. As long as I continue to do the work I know that no matter what happens I will be OK. It took me a while to get to this point but I’m here because of her. I know there’s more work to be done but with her help I will get there.
Written on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Anita for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Anita is a wonderful woman and has helped me throughout my first experience in mental health counseling. Thank you again for everything, it’s been a pleasure!
Written on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Anita for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd
Anita has been a great help to me. She has listened without judging me or laughing at my over catastropic thoughts.
Written on Sep 14, 2021 after therapy with Anita for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse