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Ekinia Dillard-Cole, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem Depression Coaching Compassion fatigue
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About me

About Me

Hello There! Are you ready to Exhale? I am Ekinia Dillard-Cole a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 19 years of experience in social services. I have a very diverse client background working with adults, children, and families struggling with depression, anxiety, and grief. I also have expertise with helping clients resolve relationship issues and adapt to various medical diagnoses.

My vision for care is to utilize a holistic approach to tap into the skills that you already possess to manifest inner healing. I cannot heal or fix you, but by using researched based therapeutic services, we can collectively develop and implement strategies and goals that give you the autonomy to heal and walk in freedom. To acquire this freedom, it will require your willingness to open-up and address issues and struggles that are sometimes difficult to discuss. If you are willing, I can tailor the services that you need to produce your desired outcomes. My approach is open discussion, and you have the right to discuss, exhale, and let go of anything that you want in a nonjudgmental zone…It’s your world!

By utilizing counseling modalities such as, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, I will work toward providing you the essentials you need to create a better you. Don’t wait to exhale, EXHALE with EKINIA. I look forward to supporting you through this journey.

• Relationship concerns
• Stress, Anxiety
• Depression
• Coaching
• Self Esteem
• Adjustment Concerns

Also experienced in: Anger Management, Abuse, Trauma, Family Conflict, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Establishing Boundaries, Goal Setting, LGBT, Career Difficulties, Control Issues, Coping with Life Changes, Post-traumatic stress, Communication Barriers, Codependency, Mood Disorders, Adjustment Disorders and Addictions.
Clinical Approaches: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, Client Centered Therapy.

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered

Licensing: LCSW #0000006853 (Expires:2023-09-23)

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

TN LCSW 6853


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ekinia Dillard-Cole. 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.

Ekinia has helped me change my entire outlook. I had a lot of issues to work through, and most of them I didn’t totally realize I had. She’s been my therapist for almost a full year and I am so excited about all of the work we’ve done to get me in the spot I’m in today.

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Ekinia for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I’ve been speaking with her for a year and I can definitely see improvements. Great to speak with and understanding as well as encouraging. Would highly recommend you give yourself the chance and see show it goes!

Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Ekinia for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

She’s an amazing therapist and is very open to listening! I love how authentic she is!

Written on Aug 21, 2022 after therapy with Ekinia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes