Jamila Hankins

LCSW

About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Georgia focused on providing services to individuals and families. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work, and a PhD. in Social Work: Policy, Planning and Administration and have over 10 years of experience providing clinical services to children, teens and families. The onset of my career began with helping children and families within a community mental health setting as well as those involved in the child welfare system. My clients have had a wide range of concerns including: Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. I've also worked with clients who have experienced trauma and abuse.

I believe in a humanistic, person-centered, cognitive behavioral approach to therapy where the focus is on helping clients develop a strong sense of self within a non-judgmental therapeutic setting. I am a proponent in addressing factors that contribute to the healing of the spirit, mind and body.

I am happy that you have taken the first step in your healing process and I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 10

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

GA LCSW CSW007994


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jamila Hankins. 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.

Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Jamila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Very good listener. Has references and tools for basically everything. Would highly recommend

Written on Jan 07, 2023 after therapy with Jamila for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is very down to earth and accommodating.

Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She was very lovely, easy to talk to and supportive through our sessions and through text! I felt very safe to tell her a lot of my deepest thoughts and feelings

Written on Dec 17, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

I truly enjoyed my time spent with Jamila. She really helped me and prepared me for what is to come and I truly do not regret going to therapy.

Written on Dec 14, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

I am offering my reverence about Jamila who is diligently assisting me with my indelible propensities that make it hard to persevere through my hardships. Her voice is warm and her reactions are unadulterated. She helps my cognitive stupors more pliable. Truly a gem!

Written on Dec 08, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd

Amazing

Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I am grateful for Jamilas understanding and ability to listen and respond in a helpful clear fashion. She is professional, calm, and comforting. I feel comfortable and safe in sharing all my “stuff”. Simply put- Thank you!

Written on Nov 20, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

The help I received from Ms. Hankins was crucial to me getting through a rough time. I can’t thank her enough.

Written on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion

Jamila is great at finding the correct help her clients need

Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is very helpful and i always feel better after sessions with her

Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and career difficulties

I just felt an immediate connection with Jamila when we started talking. I need a therapist who is expressive and also tells me about themselves so that I feel I can relate with them.

Written on Oct 22, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 4 months on issues concerning adhd

Jamila is a caring person, and a great professional. I trust her expertise and have learned immensely from her advice!

Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

What a kind soul. She is clearly very thoughtful. She truly listens and is the gentle push I need in life.

Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Jamila was very helpful. She grasped my challenges and came up with helpful exercises for me, and each discussion was fruitful.

Written on Oct 10, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

She is legit yall

Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s great and definitely an excellent communicator in working through problems

Written on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

So far she is amazing

Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Very understanding and patient. I respect her approach and feel good when I speak with her.

Written on Aug 13, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I have just started with Jamila Hankins but I am very impressed so far, I am looking forward to continuing working with her.

Written on Aug 10, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Jamila has been amazing on our phone sessions. She helped me find "purpose" i.e figure out what I want to focus on and better myself. Completely nonjudgmental feedback to learn from life's experiences and grow.

Written on Jul 30, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Jamila is super helpful and got me motivated to make changes in my life.

Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

the work is with. jamila is a great listener ✨

Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

My session with Dr. Hankins was great. Talking to her was comfortable,it was like talking to a friend. She didn't make me feel pressured. She allowed me to express myself and I didn't feel judged. I truly enjoyed my session with her and look forward to the next one.

Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I’m really enjoying my sessions

Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Hankins is sneakily introspective, while being laid back she provides a space where you can spot your own issues and then gives you insights that are very needed and come from a place of understanding. You feel heard and understood without a judgemental lens.

Written on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

My first review wasn’t positive. And I may have judged too soon. I needed to step back and realize I’m not her only patient so the speedy responses I wanted weren’t realistic. But the advice and help she has given me has been fantastic. I feel so heard and understood. So far she’s doing great for me.

Written on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

My experience with Jamila has been great so far. From my first session, I had no difficulty talking to her about some very difficult things. She’s a great listener, is completely nonjudgmental, asks good questions and guides the conversation well. I’ve felt very comfortable opening up to her since our first session.

Written on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is very detail oriented and allows me to speak freely.

Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

She listens very well and explains to me about some of my actions

Written on Jun 26, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and grief

Dr. Hankins is the therapist you didn't know you needed. I sought grief counseling due to several recent losses. She helped me identify anxiety and triggers as well. She encourages self-reflection and acknowledges where you are in the moment and provides you with several tools that will help you in your journey to becoming who it is you are destined to become. I am a better version of myself than I was one month ago when it seemed like I was in a downward spiral. She helped me open my wings to regain balance and control. Thank you Doc! I am forever grateful.

Written on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I’m still getting acclimated to therapy but I feel comfortable with Jamilia.

Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life

Jamila is the best therapist I have encountered. She is thoughtful, caring, intelligent and motivating. I would recommend her to anyone in need of therapy without reservation. She's wonderful at what she does.

Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Jamila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Dr. Hankins cares. She has made me feel comfortable and has helped me through things. She makes you feel listened to and like your talking to a friend. Thank you Dr. Hankins for your help.

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