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Colleen Craig-Akinsanya, LICSW, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
Video Phone Messaging

About me

Hi, I’m Colleen, a Clinical Social Worker in Alabama. I've been a Social Work over 15 years and focused the last 5 years on providing direct mental health services. I feel I was pulled into the mental health field after working through my own troubled childhood and learning to manage my own Anxiety from that trauma.

I was blessed to find a caring and relatable therapist early on who stuck with me on my journey of mental freedom! I would like to be that therapist for you.

I've worked in nursing homes, home health, hospice, and outpatient mental health clinics. I try to understand the relationship between social system, culture, community, and an individual’s mental health when working with them.

My specialties include anxiety, grief/ bereavement, life transitions, and stress management.

My counseling style is structured and flexible. I am a honest and straight forward therapist. I want the best for my clients, but they have to want the best for themselves before change can happen.
I like to focus on identifying strengths and helping my clients maximize their strengths to overcome life obstacles.

I use evidence-based approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and solution focused therapy.

You can visit my website at www.liftmysoults.com for more information.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Self-love, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Messaging

License information

AL LICSW 4826C

IA LISW 122098

Reviews

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Colleen is very kind, a great listener and always offers great suggestions.

Written on Mar 24, 2024 after therapy with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love that she is straight forward with me and she doesn’t sugar coat it! I love my therapist!

Written on Mar 15, 2024 after therapy with Colleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Excellent

Written on Mar 03, 2024 after therapy with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have a therapist who I find to be energetic and approachable. Most importantly, she is committed to her clients, displaying this through active listening and thoughtful, caring interactions. She ensures that the needs of her clients are being met and that each session is productive, involving reflection, honesty, and forgiveness. She also consistently assigns "homework" to reinforce our work between sessions. I have really needed therapy at this particular time in my life, and my therapist is the perfect fit for me.

Written on Jan 15, 2024 after therapy with Colleen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

She definitely doesn’t make therapy feel clinical. Absolutely was comfortable from Day 1. Dr. Craig-Akinsanya listens and makes me feel heard without judgement in any of her words or body language. 10/10 would recommend ☺️

Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion