Hi, thanks for checking my profile, my legal first name is Beatrice, please join my family and friends in calling me Faith.
Overall, I tend to be informal as a counselor. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 15 years of experience. While my official professional title is properly documented, I consider myself to be in the "human love and restoration business". This explains the varied things I’ve done professionally and personally. My sole purpose in a client session, or even in a brief interaction with another person, is to “add value ” in whatever manner this needs to happen. I consider it an honor and privilege to be welcomed into a person's life; consequently I want to make them glad we met.
I understand the value of putting ideas and concepts into writing to enhance communications, and for professional/personal growth. I am a confirmed contribution to two publications, "Seeing is Achieving, Invisible Walls & How to Break Through to Achieve Success”. (2013). And, as a contributor, editor and researcher for an innovative high school textbook, “Black History 365 An Inclusive Account of American History", (BH365.org) just published, August 2020.
It is a great pleasure helping clients empower themselves--assisting each person in uncovering their true self-worth and value. I find most people underestimate their abilities, while overestimating obstacles. This doesn't mean ignoring or minimizing real difficulties and even pain. However, I believe people are smart, creative and capable, as a gift of birth.
We work together to “remove the dross” -- issues impeding the ability to enjoy life fully. I love nature and often encourage clients to look at animals and how they cope with stressors in their environment. They do so without the added burden of things like guilt and low-self-esteem.
My philosophy as a counselor is to help clients release their "fun gene"--let’s talk about ways to bring a big smile to your face, despite very real challenges dogging your heels. In other words, I’m big on fun! It’s a default approach in most cases. I’ve found when we laugh out loud and be less serious, things tend to improve faster.
It’s a valuable cheat sheet; we talk about specific fun opportunities unique to each individual.
Since no two peoples are alike, I customize sessions for every client. While I occasionally use similar clinical tools, I enter each new client relationship with fresh eyes—open to what naturally manifest as the best approach .
As a result of doing a lot of professional contract work when my son was young (needed work hour flexibility), I gained experience in a broad away of people services and counseling. These include working with individual and couples, medical social work, a trainer in professional career development, and over 8 years working with military service members, couples and families.
I've also been a business owner in fields unrelated to social work; my family too has a history of business ownership, Because of this, I love encouraging clients to stretch and take calculated risk to reach new goals lying dormant in the soul. In essence, my goal is to help clients attain a higher quality of life, never living in fear of any kind—the sky’s the limit.
Finally, while I use a solution-based approach in counseling, we jointly decide on goals, plans and objectives--seeking to impose solutions backfires every time. Clients have "what it takes" to heal and feel better; I see it all the time and know it deep in my soul. I look forward to meeting you in a session where we can laser focus on how to bring more peace, joy and contentment into your precious life.
All the best,
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
GA LCSW CSW002546
TN LCSW 6831
Written on Sep 08, 2023 after therapy with Faith for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Faith Berry is an excellent therapist and has helped me tremendously. She is very personable and respectful. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is in need of a therapist!
Written on Aug 16, 2023 after therapy with Faith for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
I have enjoyed my two sessions with Faith and look forward to continuing our work together.
Written on Jul 13, 2023 after therapy with Faith for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
Faith Berry is a great therapist. She listened to my concerns and validated my experiences. I never felt unheard or misunderstood. I greatly recommend her services.
Written on Jun 12, 2023 after therapy with Faith for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Faith Berry is compassionate, respectful and perceptive. Her sessions are thought provoking and focused on producing an alternative way of thinking.She always ends with a summary of the discussion which is helpful in moving forward.
Written on May 27, 2023 after therapy with Faith for 1 month on issues concerning intimacy-related issues
A kind and considerate listener, confidante, therapist, rock. I feel like a better person after each session and Faith’s words keep me grounded throughout the week. I’m grateful I found her.
Written on May 11, 2023 after therapy with Faith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd