About Me

Welcome! 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 (LCSW) I've 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 of working with individuals ranging in age, diverse demographics and clinical needs such as depression, anxiety, parent/child conflict, abuse/ neglect, relationship conflict just to name a few.

My experiences have enhanced my scope of practice where I have utilized motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Person Centered, strength base and solution focused treatment modalities while working with individuals. I also educate my clients on the importance of biofeedback techniques which is very helpful in developing the skills needed to focus and relax . With my experience I do understand that working in the behavior health field there is no cookie cutter approach to treatment, therefore we can adjust our sessions to best support your needs.

My desire in any therapeutic relationship is to help the individual on their identified challenges, assisting in recognizing challenging patters in order to nurture an environment for change. In the fast pace world and daily changes and challenges, 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. Together we will explore and develop solutions in order for you to live your best life. If my profile resonates with you please feel free to contact me and we can move through this world and process together.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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


Reviews

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 N.I. on Feb 28, 2019 after counseling with AJ for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Arleatha has really helped me. She’s soo understanding and is the best counselor you’ll ever meet. She is brilliant at what she does!

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!