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Aleisha Parker

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Specialties
  • Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Physical Abuse
  • Health Concerns
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Problem Behaviors
  • ADHD
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Issues and Concerns
  • Social Skills and Peer Relationships
  • Stress
  • Substance Use and Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Grief and Loss
  • Gender and Sexual Identity Concerns
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Career/Work Issues
  • Adoption
  • Alcoholism (Family Members)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Blended Families and Remarriage
  • Family Violence and Abuse
  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Depression
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Conflict
Locations

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
Staff Associate Therapist

“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” – Carl Rogers

Aleisha provides individual therapy for children and adolescents who struggle with social skills, self-esteem, anxiety, ADHD, behavior concerns, anger management, bullying, suicidal thoughts, and major life transitions.  Aleisha can work with kids in their school, virtually, or in the office, setting depending on their particular needs. She has worked with children of different cultures and a wide range of presenting issues.

Aleisha recognizes the importance of teaching children how to cope with strong emotions, unwanted thoughts, and feelings while they’re young in order to have a solid foundation for dealing with life’s challenges of the future. She believes maintaining a strong, therapeutic relationship that is transparent, collaborative, and unconditional is crucial for building trust and will also facilitate the healing process. Therapy is about providing a safe space where kids can be themselves and not be judged for it. Aleisha utilizes an integrative approach to counseling including a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, holistic therapy, family systems theory, mindfulness techniques, and play therapy. This approach allows children to learn many different ways of managing stressors, fosters growth, and empowers them to understand that they are capable of thriving and meeting their goals.

Aleisha has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Hispanic Studies from East Carolina University. She has studied abroad in Granada, Spain, and enjoys immersing herself in different cultures.  Upon graduation, Aleisha went to the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) to complete her Masters’s degree in Community Counseling. She has since worked with children in the school setting as well as adults in outpatient services. Aleisha has also spent some time conducting crisis assessments and providing counseling services to individuals who struggled with suicidal thoughts, psychosis, and substance use.

Aleisha has a young toddler and a 10lb Yorkiepoo named Brodie who she spends a lot of time on walks and playgrounds. Aleisha enjoys adult coloring books, dance, yoga, listening to podcasts, and reading books in her spare time.

Education

  • Undergraduate, Bachelor of Psychology, East Carolina University
  • Graduate, Master in Community Counseling, University of Georgia

Licensure, Certifications and Professional Affiliations

  • Associate Professional Counselor, Georgia
  • Nationally Certified Counselor
  • Member, American Counseling Association
  • Member, National Board for Certified Counselors