Hello there! My name is Miltonjha Grier (pronounced Mill-tawn-juh) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina and a Licensed Independent Social Worker in South Carolina with years of professional work experience.
I obtained a Bachelors degree in Rehabilitation Studies and Human Services from Winston Salem State University in Winston Salem, NC (Go Rams!) and I obtained a Masters degree in Social Work from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC ( Go Golden Bulls).
I have experience in helping teens/adolescents, adults and families with stress and anxiety, life changes, motivation, self esteem/confidence, & depression/anxiety mostly in the outpatient setting. Those are just a few of my favorites but, I have experience with helping individuals with other mood disorders as well.
I implement a variety of therapeutic interventions based on your specific needs but just to name a few, I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. I prefer to tailor the therapy modalities to your needs.
I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. The partnership between therapist and client is essential in developing and strengthening coping techniques that are EFFECTIVE!
I like to think of myself as down to earth, understanding, goal driven and compassionate. I enjoy spending time with family, nights out on the town, traveling, 90's R&B and fashion, and trying new restaurants. My favorite color was pink but as I have gotten older, I find myself liking more things gray! I do not have any pets but I enjoy talking about animals and fur babies. My style of therapy is more of a listener but when it's my turn to share, I am coming with all the guidance to help you find your own solutions, in efforts to help you leave every session feeling motivated, determined and empowered!
This journey is not easy, but if you made it this far to reading this profile that means you have a thought to maybe start therapy and start healing. Everything we do starts with a thought. So I say to you, don't stop here. Think about what you want and let's get to work! I'm here for you. Happy healing!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
SC LISW-CP 14057
NC LCSW C013431
She has been extremely patient with me and someone like me needs that. She is so appreciated and thoughtful!
Written on Aug 16, 2023 after therapy with Miltonjha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
I love Miltonjha’s energy and positivity! I worked with her for 4 weeks and she helped me set realistic goals so that I could work on how to combat my anxiety and feeling like myself again. I highly recommend her!
Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with Miltonjha for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
She actually listens to what I feel and gives me interesting responses that keep me thinking about the positives and encourages me to set goals I don't feel like I'm talking to someone whose trying to tell me everything that's wrong with me she helps me see what's right with me shes truly an amazing person♥️
Written on Dec 31, 2022 after therapy with Miltonjha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Miltonja is a great provider! She listens and gives great advisement and coping skills. The best therapist I’ve ever seen.
Written on Oct 28, 2022 after therapy with Miltonjha for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Miltonjha has been so helpful for me. We are only 3 sessions in and I am able to see how much better her style of therapy is for me versus some in the past. She is very relatable, non judgmental, and makes you feel like you are talking to a friend. She has challenged thoughts of mine and is able to call me out in a way that doesn’t tear down, but instead encourages and motivates me. She is always bringing new things to the table and has me left with pages of notes after every session. I would highly recommend Miltonjha!
Written on Oct 22, 2022 after therapy with Miltonjha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties
I really like the support Miltonjha gives. Throughout our sessions she has been a great listener.
Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Miltonjha for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue