My name is Demetrius Clay. I am currently 33 years old of age, and I am an African American male. I currently live in Mississippi and recently received my LPC in September 2021. I received my Masters in Psychology & Counseling in 2016 and my Educational Specialist degree in Clinical Counseling in 2019. My background is clinical mental health. I been working around clinical mental health since 2014 after receiving my Bachelors degree in Psychology. I currently work as behavioral counselor at a public middle school that serves grades 6th - 8th. I worked mostly in inpatient facilities. I worked 11 months for an outpatient facility working with children & youth & adolescents. I have worked with young adults that have depression and anxiety. I also worked with young adults that had substance usage issues. From working in the inpatient facilities, I worked with schizophrenia and bipolar clients, depressed clients, substance abuse clients, and other clients with mental disorders. My focus area is currently substances addiction, parenting issues, depression and anxiety, and LGBTQ issues.
My style of therapy is warm and opening. I am non-judgmental and honesty. My first step is to build a positive therapeutic relationship with each client. I am a calm and relaxed therapist. My goal is to touch each client and to help each client solve his or her own issue and return back to normal functioning. From working at different inpatient facilities, I was able to gain experience from working with different populations and different clients with different diagnoses. I created treatment plans for each client and completed initial intake on each client. I also have group experience with group therapy. For parent that are having issues with their children, I do have experience in parenting issues by working with parents at this particular outpatient facility and through the school district.
I am willing to meet clients halfway when it comes to receiving therapy. My schedule is flexible, and I will be flexible in order to meet others' schedule. We can have counseling sessions through "zoom" or video call, by phone, or through messaging. I am open to all communications.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, HIV / AIDS, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
MS LPC 2713
He is kind, compassionate and he listens. I appreciate his ability to reframe and look at things from a different perspective. He also talks to you instead of at you, and for that I am grateful. He holds space in a gentle way.
Written on Oct 23, 2023 after therapy with Demetrius for 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues
Demetrius is an amazing!
Written on Oct 22, 2023 after therapy with Demetrius for 6 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
He listens, actually takes good notes and knows the concerns then I’m dealing with
Written on Sep 29, 2023 after therapy with Demetrius for 11 months on issues concerning family conflicts, anger management, and career difficulties
I've had two live sessions with Demetrius, I feel he has helped me a lot with still a lot to go through.
Written on Jun 06, 2023 after therapy with Demetrius for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Demetrius is amazing. He is one of the best listeners I’ve ever known and he is always supportive and understanding. I am glad to know him!
Written on May 14, 2023 after therapy with Demetrius for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
An active listener who is honest in his feedback. I trust he is taking my needs into consideration and helping me learn to grow. Very kind and easy to get along with and talk to.
Written on Mar 25, 2023 after therapy with Demetrius for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and adhd