Shakirah Forde

LCSW

Hi, My name is Shakirah and I have a passion for helping individuals improve their quality of life through TELEHEALTH therapy.

Mental Health Counselor in Atlanta, GA

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Do you find yourself constantly feeling sad, experiencing crying spells, and lack of energy or motivation? Have you found yourself isolating and losing interest in things that once made you happy? Depression not only can leave you feeling hopeless but it can have a damaging effect on the relationships that mean the most to you. Talk therapy can help alleviate these symptoms and I would like to help you gain the tools you need to take back control of your life.

My Background and Approach

I have a background in individual and couples counseling. I received my master degree in Mental Health Social Work from Hunter College In New York City. I began my career working with Adolescents, gained some experience working with homeless veterans and have spent the bulk of my career working with individuals suffering from depression and couples working through relationship issues. Many of my clients come to me because they are ready for a change and want professional guidance on how to reach " happiness". Although I wish I could assure " happiness" as a result of our work together, I truly believe happiness is something that we all have to consciously create in our lives constantly throughout our life. My main role is to assist my clients in identifying specific goals to reach a better quality of life by providing insight into their own emotions and behaviors and gain coping tools to improve overall mood, ability to make healthier choices and reach personal goals.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that all people should not only be treated fairly and equally regardless of race, age, culture, spiritual/religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender and background, I also believe everyone should have access to affordable psychiatric care. I believe in a holistic approach, in other words, the mind, the body and the spirit/energy should all be taken into account when providing treatment. I am a strong supporter of suicide prevention and have provided services at The Georgia Crisis and Access line.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Rate: $75 - 100/session

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