About Me

Choosing a counselor is an extremely important decision, trust and a good rapport is essential to success in the therapeutic relationship. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker my work is rooted in a client-centered approach and led by the desires of those whom I am working with. You can expect a a warm and respectful approach, professionalism, and affirmation of your values and desires. My overall approach to counseling is holistic and I am well versed in approaches which include cognitive-behavioral, Person Centered and mindfulness therapy.

I have happily worked in the mental/ behavioral health field for over 10 years in a variety of settings to include private practice, outpatient mental health clinics, and non profit organizations. I have developed the skill set and expertise in working with individuals ranging in age, diverse backgrounds and clinical needs such as depression, parent/child conflict, abuse/ neglect, relationship conflict, life adjustments and coaching. I also have specialized training in anxiety where I am a Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP).

I think it is important to have a safe space to communicate your needs, fears, desires for the future and using those things to foster change in a positive way. I believe in the power of the helping relationships to transform the way we feel, think and behave. Should you be ready, together we will explore and develop solutions in order for you to live your best life now. It would be an honor to work with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C007490 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with AJ for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Honestly I've only had 3 sessions with AJ so far and I already feel like I've accomplished so much and gotten so much out of just 3 sessions. I'm SO excited to continue my work with her and I never thought I would say that about therapy! She's amazing!!!

Written by T.I. on Nov 01, 2020 after counseling with AJ for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I feel like AJ really understands what I need to work on, even better than I understand myself. I feel heard and like she has lots more expert guidance to give.

Written by L.I. on Oct 12, 2020 after counseling with AJ for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Within our 5 months together, AJ has been nothing but incredibly thoughtful, accommodating and diligent. She truly made me feel like our chats were a safe space for me to speak completely free of judgement. AJ challenged me to improve in ways that were comfortable and doable for me, and helped me to guide myself through the process rather than tell me what to do. During our sessions, she was a great listening ear and was always more than willing to answer my questions with a holistic flavour and grounding insights. She gently made sure I stayed on track with my progress, and was very flexible with scheduling if you’re international like myself. Can’t recommend enough.

Written by J.E. on Oct 08, 2020 after counseling with AJ for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

AJ is a great therapist, she really listens and works around what you need to help you, thoroughly recommend.

Written by N.A. on Sep 21, 2020 after counseling with AJ for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

AJ is amazing! i was never really comfortable with therapy and AJ makes you feel so comfortable talking to her.

Written by D.A. on Sep 07, 2020 after counseling with AJ for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

AJ is a great listener, extremely supportive and open minded! She really helped me through a rough patch for a couple of months and I would definitely speak to her again. A really easy-going and friendly personality, thank you so much!

Written by C.O. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with AJ for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

AJ is amazing!

Written by A.L. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with AJ for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Amazing !

Written by K.R. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with AJ for 2 weeks

She was so wonderful made me feel so comfortable talking with her! We get like we could share our hearts in a no judgement zone! She is THE BEST!

Written by H.A. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with AJ for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

AJ made the first step very easy, she is friendly and professional and put me at ease straight away. AJ was honest and upfront and I think she would be a great help to anyone.

Written by S.H. on Apr 26, 2020 after counseling with AJ for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

AJ has been a wonderful support over the past 6 months. She always has practical solutions to offer and great insight. She pushes you only when you need it and holds you accountable. Beyond that she just has such a warm and accepting personality, you feel absolutely no judgement and know that she is taking in everything you are saying. I have been in therapy on and off for over 15 years and this is the first time I've found a counsellor that I truly feel is a good fit.

Written by G.I. on Apr 01, 2020 after counseling with AJ for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

AJ has been incredibly kind and supportive throughout my last 8 months with her. She is really great at asking insightful questions in order to get you to really reflect on an understand your emotions and the underlying thought pattern tied to them. Our sessions were very self guided which allowed me to talk about what I needed, and she was good at listening to what I had to say and then guiding me towards deeper insight. Working with her has allowed me to work through a lot of past trauma and gain more closure on parts of my life I couldn't change. I've also gained some better coping mechanisms for dealing with anxiety and depression thanks to the helpful worksheet, book recommendations, and discussions we've had. Thank you AJ!!

Written by B.I. on Mar 01, 2020 after counseling with AJ for 1 month

AJ was very empathetic and helpful.

Written by J.E. on Sep 19, 2019 after counseling with AJ for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and adhd

I really can’t say enough about AJ and how amazing she is. She has let me set my own path for my goals and has been the most incredible guide. I felt a real human connection from our first session, and I always feel completely comfortable telling her anything. She never judges, just asks how we can do things differently next time. She has legitimately changed my life and I am so incredibly grateful for her!

Written by N.I. on Sep 02, 2019 after counseling with AJ for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Arleatha has really changed my life. I'm in such a better emotional state now. She's the best!

Written by M.A. on Sep 01, 2019 after counseling with AJ for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Best part of working with AJ is that she'll understand you the way you truly are - your authentic self. She would not try to mould you or alter you into someone else. She'll guide you on the path you have chosen for yourself. AJs words really helped me a lot during some of my worst days. Her efforts have helped me in healing myself to a great extent.

Written by C.L. on Aug 06, 2019 after counseling with AJ for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

AJ has been a wonderful support for me. From our first conversation, I felt truly listened to and understood. She never made any assumptions about me based on my work or personal circumstances, but rather listened to what I said carefully and took my perspective seriously. Sessions with her are not only helpful, but actually fun! I highly recommend her.

Written by L.U. on Jul 16, 2019 after counseling with AJ for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

AJ has been amazing! She made me feel comfortable from the start. I'm in a safe space with her. She's helped me improve my self esteem and my relationships. Thanks to AJ, I have a deeper understanding of the self and I am better equipped to deal with stress, anxiety, anger, etc.

Written by M.A. on Jun 05, 2019 after counseling with AJ for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and grief

I absolutely loved every single session with AJ. I liked the free flow of our communication. She is a great listener and gives good advice. Always punctual and prompt in her replies. Highly recommended. Thank you AJ!

Written by S.A. on May 04, 2019 after counseling with AJ for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

AJ has been a wonderful support to me over the last couple of months as I worked through some big questions about my relationship. She had many wise and thoughtful words to share and was provided a safe and open space for me to share, process and reflect on my experiences and thought process. I happily AJ to others!

Written by G.E. on Apr 16, 2019 after counseling with AJ for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I had a wonderful experience with AJ. She created awareness of where I was in my struggle and provided me with the necessary material which not only identified why I was feeling the way I did but helped to point me to the way forward. She was very punctual and accommodating in the sessions and had great presence thus allowing me to easily share my problems. She was a great encourager and celebrated with me my progress. Thanks so much for listening and being there AJ. I have come a long way and the healing process is well on its way.

Written by E.M. on Jan 29, 2019 after counseling with AJ for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

AJ is very attentive to what you have to say and helped me come up with techniques that would help me deal with anxiety. This was my first time seriously speaking with a counselor and for years I wasn’t sure if I needed to talk to someone and put it off. However, I decided to try talking with a counselor through better help and I found out it was truly something that has made a difference in the way I think and the way I approach certain situations. AJ worked with me to come up with tools that I can utilize and go to when feeling anxious. When you finish working with her, you will still be able to practice using those tools she gave you. She makes it clear that you are in a safe space and makes you feel comfortable for whatever you need to talk about. Thank you so much AJ!

Written by K.Y. on Jan 21, 2019 after counseling with AJ for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and adhd

AJ is amazing. She listens, she's compassionate, she understands, and she gives the best advice.

Written by B.R. on Dec 27, 2018 after counseling with AJ for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

She’s friendly and has an unique way to go down to the root of the problem.

Written by D.E. on Nov 02, 2018 after counseling with AJ for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

AJ is a very good counselor. I've enjoyed her support so far. She listens and is compassionate.

Written by J.A. on Oct 25, 2018 after counseling with AJ for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Great listener; offered extremely valid points and strategies. Would recommend for anyone experiencing anxiety or depression.

Written by K.O. on Oct 14, 2018 after counseling with AJ for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

AJ Jeffrey does a great job of listening and understanding what the real problems are that I’m dealing with. She provides great encouragement and practical advice to help me.

Written by K.R. on Sep 26, 2018 after counseling with AJ for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Arleatha was very easy to talk to and offered lots of suggestions with ways to deal with what I was going through. Highly recommended :)

Written by A.U. on Sep 20, 2018 after counseling with AJ for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Arleatha Jeffrey has guided me through a very stressful period of my life and I am very grateful for that! Because of the help I've been given, I'm doing way better now. Her acceptance and great advice create a comfortable environment for opening up, which is crucially important. I highly recommend working with Arleatha!

Written by L.K. on Sep 13, 2018 after counseling with AJ for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and grief

Arleatha is the most caring person I know. She actually takes time to evaluate your situation and works with you on the journey to healing. She is very understanding and will ensure that the counseling process is as comforting as possible. Thanks to her, I’m in better shape than I came!