I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California, Missouri and Texas with over 5 years of experience working as a psychocounselor, behavior modification specialist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, substance use, LGBT-related issues 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 anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and narrative therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
CA LMFT 93941
TX LMFT 204163
MO LMFT 2017030439
This woman is absolutely wonderful. She reflects God so well. Her wisdom is straight from scripture and is truly useful for challenging and encouraging. Her perspective is refreshing and the truth she speaks is so freeing!
Written on Aug 15, 2023 after therapy with Arkila for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Arkila Covington has made he really think about my actions and explore why I’ve done the things I’ve done. Arkila has a way of questioning that causes me to reflect in ways that I would not have been able to do. She is very good at what she does.
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Arkila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief
She's very respectful and knowledgeable in her profession, and she always listens and tries to help me.
Written on Aug 13, 2023 after therapy with Arkila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compa
She’s the best! Really Challenges my pre conceived notions and pushes me to do some serious personal growth
Written on Jul 17, 2023 after therapy with Arkila for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd
Arkila is a great strategic listener. She can hear what I mean when I feel like I’m just rambling. Nothing gets past her and I appreciate that because it gives us more to discuss helping me learn more about me.
Written on May 15, 2023 after therapy with Arkila for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Written on May 14, 2023 after therapy with Arkila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem