Hello, my name is Dr. Fatimaah Carmichael, I received my Masters in Social Work from Howard University and completed advanced training focused on relational interventions for underserved adults. Upon completion of graduate training I worked in diverse settings gaining experience with families, individuals, and couples. I completed my Doctorate in Social Work and received specialized training in Couple-based interventions and collaborative coping strategies to advance healthy decision making. I am passionate about personal growth and interpersonal development. I strive to ensure that collaborative partnerships are developed with clients by encouraging a judgement-free and empowering clinical setting.
I work with individuals and couples to confront personal problems such as dating, blended-families, infidelity, divorce, career-transition, addictions, stress-management, depression and other life challenges.
My clients are empowered to work to enhance their lives and create supportive internal and external networks that provide greater overall balance.
I utilize techniques that are culturally-centered and focused on cognitive-behavioral theory and emotion-focused therapeutic strategies. Integrating these techniques creates an opportunity to gain clarity and achieve wholistic life goals.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Dr. Carmichael is so kind and supportive. I truly feel like I am gaining a greater understanding of how I function and how I can find new ways of functioning that are healthier for me. I feel like we are working together in this and co-creating meaning.
Written on Jan 15, 2021 after therapy with Fatimaah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
I’ve only had two sessions so far but I feel comfortable talking with Dr. Carmichael and feel she has the expertise and means to help me achieve my therapy goals.
Written on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Fatimaah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties