Jennifer is a licensed mental health counselor and a nationally certified counselor. Jennifer holds a M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a Ph.D candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision. Jennifer has experience working with children, couples, adults, and families concerning a variety of mental health and social issues including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship conflicts, and trauma related disorders. Jennifer also has experience providing consulting and program evaluation services to organizations to promote personnel health and wellness regarding stress management and team building. Jennifer is also Contributing Faculty for Walden University's Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. Jennifer currently teaches Psychopharmacology for the program. Jennifer utilizes a cognitive behavioral and solution-focused approach to provide practical and empowering solutions to clients and organizations regarding their health and wellness needs. Additionally, Jennifer implements a person centered and humanistic approach to tailor to the unique needs of clients.
Becky Anderson was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She obtained her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in biblical studies, as well as in child and family studies in 2011, and a M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2013 from Lee University in Tennessee. Becky obtained her License in Marriage and Family Therapy in the state of Tennessee in 2016 and is currently pursuing licensure in the state of Delaware. Due to her Latino background, Becky has had opportunities to serve the Latino community. She enjoys working with couples, individuals, and groups. Throughout her time working, Becky has seen a wide range of couples, mostly focusing on premarital counseling, infidelity cases, and marriage enrichment and maintenance. Becky has treated individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma/PTSD, stress, and grief amongst a few others. Becky’s focus on groups is typically related to self-care, relaxation/mindfulness, and coping skills.
Amma is a licensed clinical social worker with a passionate commitment for helping others make positive changes in their lives. She received her bachelor’s degree in public health, and her master’s degree in social work both from Delaware State University. Her primary passions are helping individuals work through their problems and issues utilizing positive self-talk, mindfulness and grounding. She believes establishing a strong therapeutic rapport with her clients fosters a trusting, collaborative relationship in which clients begin to overcome their obstacles, developing positive coping skills, and achieve their goals.
Amma has an enormous amount of knowledge ranging from mental health, and substance abuse disorders.Utilizing the strengths based approach with a combination of cognitive behavior therapy, she believes negative thought patterns, and schemas can be easily changed. Her approach views each client differently, in order to develop individualized interventions that encourage growth, and increase well-being.
With experience working in settings such as a prison, hospitals, and schools, Amma is able to work with many different populations, ages, and ethnic backgrounds. She understands the fear, and nervousness related to beginning therapy. She is here to create an environment in which you feel safe, respected and comfortable.
Atchafala is a professional counselor with a passion for providing supportive, quality services to individuals struggling with mental health. Atchafala received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Goldey-Beacom College in 2021. Her vision is for her clients (and their families) to feel safe, unjudged, and supported while sharing their stories in her office. Atchafala implements Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for adults and children in her practice. Atchafala completed her master’s graduate practicums with YMCA’s Sexual Assault Response Center where she worked with victims on a hotline to provide the callers with support and resources. Atchafala also facilitated court-ordered group therapy sessions with at-risk adolescents. In working with children, adolescents, and their families for more than 15 years, Atchafala’s compassion for children and adolescents is rooted from experience and understanding. Atchafala also works with the displaced population to uplift and ensure their mental wellness.Atchafala specializes in group counseling, mood and anxiety disorders, and trauma. Her approach to therapy is supportive, empowering, and conversational. She is eager to serve whomever needs her help. In her spare time, Atchafala enjoys outreach, crafting, and travel.
Shannon Vigil is originally from Española, New Mexico. She obtained her Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University in 2019. She also obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a minor is Sociology from New Mexico Highlands University in 2016. Shannon is a pre-licensed counselor working toward her LPCMH. Shannon is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, CAADC. She specializes in co-occurring disorders. She understands multicultural issues through her Hispanic heritage and has also worked with clients from the LGBTQ+ community, African American, and Native American backgrounds. Shannon has worked with an array of ages. Shannon utilizes mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and grounding techniques to help her clients. Shannon uses a person-centered approach with a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy. Shannon has treated individual’s suffering from substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, self-esteem and anger. Shannon’s goal as a therapist is to build positive rapport with her clients where they feel trust and the ability to overcome any issues in their sessions.
Leiko Low was raised in Dover, Delaware, and has lived in Kent County since her family retired from the US Air Force. She obtained her Bachelors’ of Social Work from Delaware State University and her Masters’ of Social Work from the Durango campus of the University of Denver. Currently, Leiko is in the process of obtaining her Licensed Masters of Social Work and is working towards clinical social work licensure. Leiko’s primary focus is providing community-based care for multicultural, rural populations. She has extensive experience working with state agencies and non-profit organizations in order to benefit individuals from within their own communities. This experience includes working with truant youth to develop coping skills and overcome trauma, providing career counseling and continuing education for working professionals, and her most recent work as a social worker with Delaware Hospice to provide grief support and community referrals for terminal patients and their units of care. Leiko’s work ethic is based entirely on a long held belief: look out for your community and the people who look out for you. This belief was idealized in childhood, tested by current events, and put to action by working with and helping people and their holistic wellness.
Monique is a professional mental health counselor who prides herself in creating a warm, supportive, and safe environment for individuals struggling with their mental health. No matter the concern, it’s important to Monique for clients to know that she is on the journey with them and that together, they will work through life’s challenges. Monique received her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands. According to Monique, it’s essential for clients to know that counseling is about them and that “it’s ok to not be ok.” Monique’s non-judgmental and compassionate approach allows creates opportunity to put herself in her clients’ shoes to understand their worldview. Additionally, she seeks to understand clients’ best hopes for counseling as a means of helping them get the most out of their therapeutic journey. Monique believes that counseling is a collaborative effort between the therapist and client, and when both parties work in alliance with one another; the path is set for positive outcomes. Regardless of race or socioeconomic status, Monique is eager to work with: individuals, couples, and groups. When working with clients, Monique utilizes person centered, cognitive behavioral, and humanistic modalities. Furthermore, she approaches every client uniquely and implements techniques tailored to individual needs. Monique has experience working with clients in the out-patient behavioral health and hospital settings. She can work with a diverse range of populations, ages, and ethnicities. She has experience working with a range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, legal issues, and substance use. Monique believes that if a person has the appropriate tools that they can overcome any challenge and is eager to give others the necessary tools to create a healthier life.
Margo (She/her) is a trained Art Therapist and Counselor, who believes therapy is a radical act of self love and bravery. Processing one’s feelings, life events, problems and mental health symptoms can feel overwhelming. Margo’s approach is genuine and compassion driven, and she believes often times we just need some guidance and curiosity to get to the core of what we are experiencing.
Margo’s strengths as a therapist include empowering and advocating for her clients, particularly those who have low self worth/self esteem, immense guilt/shame, trauma, depression, anxiety, profound grief and substance and alcohol use disorders.
As an Art Therapist, Margo understands there are not always words to describe how we feel. Art therapy is rooted in the process and finding different ways to explore and be curious about ourselves and whatever issues we are facing. You’d be surprised what comes out when we nurture our inner child!
Margo works with all people! Margo has worked in community non-profits, detention centers, addiction treatment settings, in behavioral health, in schools, with children, adolescents, gender non-conforming individuals, and members of the LGBTQIA+ Community.
Jahkira is the Executive Administrative Assistant and Office Manager for Actualized Holistic Wellness, LLC. Jahkira is currently a student at Wilmington University majoring in Forensic Biology with a minor in law studies. Jahkira is a Delaware native and dedicated to her community. Jahkira has six years of customer service experience and two years of healthcare adminisration experience. Jahkira has a passion for patient advocacy and is an essential team member to Actualized Holistic Wellness's clients and staff.
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