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:
Blended Family Issues
Parenting for Children with Disabilities
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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
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 , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hearing Impaired , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
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
LMFT #MFT001540 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
Mrs. Jarrett is a phenomenal therapist that is fully invested in her clients needs and concerns. I love the client experience and will continue to Excell higher in my mental health healing journey.
Ayanna doesn’t just listen, she allows me to find the right way out of my negative spiral by pointing out the tools and mindset necessary to come back to the moment and be there totally.
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.
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!
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
Ayanna is a great listener who has a world of experience which has helped me tremendously.
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.
Aryanna is a very kind and smart lady. She has helped me a lot and I’m so glad I found her through BetterHelp.
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.
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.
Ayanna is the truth! She is compassionate and real. I couldn’t have asked for a better counselor
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!!
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.
Ayanna has been helping me with a variety of issues. I could not recommended her highly enough.