Ayanna Jarrett

LMFT

About Me

I am a firm believer that we are put here on earth to help one another grow, change with the ultimate objective to live a more fulfilled life and love each other more. The challenge is always the peaks and valleys of life that bring for some us severe emotional pain. I have had the privilege and honor to be professionally trained in a wide variety of therapeutic modality’s to move clients towards better mental health. I do believe that there is not one way to get mentally healthy but rather a combination of personal choice and a new approach to life’s challenges that creates permanent change.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist my main focus will the systems within your life that are not working or functioning correctly and changing them. My primary approaches are Narrative Family Therapy, CBT/DBT and Solution Focused Therapy but feel confident in using any data driven approach that works for my client.
I have shown success in working with patients who struggle with:
Grief/Loss
Narcissistic Abuse
Trauma/Abuse
Depression/Anxiety/Stress
Blended Family Issues
Parenting for Children with Disabilities
Marriage Counseling

I think you will find my approach warm, lighthearted, inviting and non threatening. I am knowledgeable and serious about moving you towards a more fulfilling life with hopes you gain new life skills, emotional stability. I encourage my clients to have with patience with themselves and the healing process. Learned dysfunctional patters and non productive behavior responses are often embedded by our families during childhood and will take time to unlearn. I am up for the challenge if you are.



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #MFT001540 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ayanna Jarrett. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by Y.A. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Ayanna for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

I have really improved my mental, and emotional well being because of Ayanna. I enjoy her greatly. 5 stars

Written by D.A. on Mar 08, 2022 after therapy with Ayanna for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Ayanna has helped me to see my strengths and how to use them to better develop my whole self. Particularly the overlooked parts of my self and how my actions impacts others. I truly feel better after each session!

Written by M.E. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Ayanna for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Ayanna is a wonderful person and a gifted therapist. She is open , honest and deeply caring. She has a way of making breaking down big problems into bite sized pieces. She has been a blessing to me.

Written by A.P. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Ayanna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Ayanna has been a tremendous help to me these past several months. She understands my concerns and listens attentively. She provides real solutions to issues I thought no one could understand . I am elated that I matched with her and can’t thank her enough!

Written by D.A. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Ayanna for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Thank you for your help. You are someone who I trust. You've kept me in the game. Without your help I'm sure I would have been divorced. Thank you thank you thank you

Written by A.B. on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Ayanna for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Ayanna is a great listener who has a world of experience which has helped me tremendously.

Written by S.I. on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with Ayanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I was very nervous and hesitant to talk to someone. I thought I would just be called crazy or my core issues overlooked. To my surprise, Ayanna was exactly what I needed. Specifically, her knowledge and insight on Narcissism. This is a very rare thing to find (in my experience) so having someone actually understand me, was so comforting. She instantly made me feel welcomed and that she infact, does care. You can feel her warmth and compassion. I'm so happy I found her.

Written by N.I. on Apr 10, 2021 after therapy with Ayanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Aryanna is a very kind and smart lady. She has helped me a lot and I’m so glad I found her through BetterHelp.

Written by W.E. on Mar 30, 2021 after therapy with Ayanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I started to seek help when I was really struggling with aspects from my personal and work life. That I joined Betterhelp. Ayanna has been not only someone I confide in, but have complete trust in which has really helped me open up without feeling judged and feeling supported to try and make me a better me.

Written by J.O. on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Ayanna for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coaching

A great counsellor, who I trust completely to support me with managing my mental health. She helped me to pull myself out of rock bottom this summer and when I had to pause counselling, gave me the tools I needed to go about things on my own.

She appreciates me as an individual. Understands the nuances and challenges of my experiences. Is affirming when necessary and challenging when needed.

Follows the direction I want to take in discussions, so I can focus on the points that are key to me. But also checks me and calls me on stuff, if she feels I'm going on a tangent to avoid an important issue, that I should be addressing.

Written by P.R. on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Ayanna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Ayanna is the truth! She is compassionate and real. I couldn’t have asked for a better counselor

Written by N.A. on Jul 18, 2020 after therapy with Ayanna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Outstanding mental health professional!! Ayanna possess a skillful means to help clients gain knowledge and skills to progress toward a healthier state of mind. Her holistic approach to healing is extremely powerful. Very knowledgeable about children and families. I highly recommend her!!

Written by M.A. on Apr 22, 2020 after therapy with Ayanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Amazing counsellor, I feel as though I get the right balance of free space to discuss my feelings and thoughts but also guidance and knowledge to help me get there. So gentle in her communication, I never felt pressured to talk it’s always when I’m comfortable. She’s helped me confront a lot of things with simple worksheets and Learning new ways to understand things in my head that I couldn’t necessarily articulate.

Written by A.N. on Apr 13, 2020 after therapy with Ayanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Ayanna has been helping me with a variety of issues. I could not recommended her highly enough.

Work with me!