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Jonetta Wakely, LPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

As a licensed professional counselor, I believe in meeting clients on a level playing field as each client has a unique and personal understanding of themselves and is an expert in their own lives. I look to my clients to educate me on what is important to them and how we might best work together to reach a positive outcome. My fundamental belief is that most people are doing the best they can at any given point in their life and there are straight forward reasons for doing what they choose to do. I don’t get bogged down in talking about good or bad, right or wrong, or he said she said but rather what are more effective choices in creating a life worth living. I am extensively trained in both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). CBT is the number one therapeutic modality in the world bar none and was developed by Dr. Aaron Beck. I had the good fortune to receive 160 hours of advanced training by the Beck Institute. I also am certified (C-DBT) in Dialectical Behavior Therapy developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan where the focus is on making decisions about what will work effectively for you and what is not effectively. Information on both CBT and DBT are available online to help you make an informed decision on how best to move forward in your goals and in your life.

Professional experience

18yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

OK LPC LPC04598

Reviews

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

Her ability to work back to the truth of what I might be experiencing at the moment is great and I really value her insight.

Written on Jul 07, 2024 after therapy with Jonetta for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Wonderful to speak with. Really takes time to understand where you’re at and what your needs are

Written on Jun 19, 2024 after therapy with Jonetta for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

Jonetta is a perfect therapist fit for me - listens unassumingly, explains things well, gives the why, refers to evidence (which my researcher heart loves), and is fun to talk to (yes I said fun). I really look forward to our sessions!

Written on Dec 07, 2023 after therapy with Jonetta for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Jonetta takes a beautiful approach in our sessions, tying together her knowledge in geology and animal behavior. She shared experiences and asks detailed questions to make me dive deeper in my feelings. She challenges some thoughts, to find the root cause of my anxiety, depression, and attachments. She shares helpful resources to explore throughout the week, and prepares for our sessions by reading my messages. I’m thankful to have such a thoughtful therapist through better help.

Written on Sep 08, 2023 after therapy with Jonetta for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Jonetta has been extremely insightful in helping me identify the source of my depression. She is also very kind.

Written on Sep 07, 2023 after therapy with Jonetta for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

At first I was skeptical, I find it hard to open up completely to people who are far up in years than me. I view them as traditional and often close minded but Jonetta is the total opposite. It was so easy for me to open up to her and get the feeling of not being judge. I can feel her sincerity, I can feel the genuine understanding from her. I found comfort and the help I need from her. I have never connected to someone as fast as I did with her. I would definitely recommend her.

Written on Aug 06, 2023 after therapy with Jonetta for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and bipolar disorder