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.
Colleen has served as a therapist for a variety of clients over the past 10 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Wilmington University and is currently working towards obtaining her Master Social Worker license. She has worked primarily with substance use disorders, depression and anxiety although has experience with marriage and couple’s counseling as well. She uses a cognitive behavioral therapy and a directive client-centered approach known as motivational interviewing (MI).
Colleen has experience with both individual and group counseling including Intensive Outpatient treatment commonly referred to as IOP. She has worked with those legally mandated to treatment as well as voluntary. She implements individualized treatment plans that focus on the client’s main goals and objectives and reviews the appropriate interventions to help clients reach their goals. Colleen capitalizes on client’s strengths in order to promote a strong sense of self esteem and overall confidence. She enjoys traveling, kayaking and yoga in her spare time.
Andrea Sierra is compassionate, a good listener, and does not judge. She is ready to help others learn to cope, find peace and fulfillment. Finding calm in the midst of chaos and/or pain is possible! Andrea Sierra was raised in Ohio and moved to Delaware two years ago. Andrea graduated from Wright State University with a bachelor’s in social work in 2005 and was Licensed in Ohio. After working in the field for 10 years she went back for her master’s degree at Miami University/Wright State University joint program. She chose to take the gerontology track and specializes in older adults and grief counseling. She has worked as a therapist for 7 years and has had a wide variety of clients. Prior to being a therapist, Andrea worked with the HIV/AIDS population for ten years and has had a lot of experience with the LGBTQ community. She has worked with many mental health issues including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia and others. She has expertise with using motivational interviewing and mindfulness in therapy practices, but has used many other interventions including CBT, role playing, self-talk, recognizing triggers, and coping skills
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.
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.
Dan Komar is a Counsellor Intern originally from Jamesville, New York, and was raised in Danville, Pennsylvania. He acquired his B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Juniata College in 2018 and his M.A. in Applied Clinical Psychology in 2021 from Penn State Harrisburg in Pennsylvania. Dan is currently pursuing licensure in the state of Delaware. Dan is a LGBTQIA+ community member and has competency and interest in serving other LGBTQIA+ community members. He has treated individuals dealing with stress and mood-related symptoms, thought-related disorders with psychotic symptoms, and individuals coping with substance use symptoms. Dan has conducted group and individual therapy sessions, with a therapy style which uses interventions from cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and person-centered therapy as needed. Dan holds a firm belief that counseling should be flexible, molded to a client’s goals, and based research that is current and well-supported.
Jahkira is the Executive Administrative Assistant 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.