Counseling Specialties: Working with diverse populations with individuals who may be struggling with depression, general anxieties, life transitions, identity issues, and interpersonal issues.
Raven earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Valdosta State University in 2020. She is currently working towards her Master's Degree in Mental Health Clinical Counseling at Old Dominion University.
Raven’s professional and education experiences include helping young adults adjust through difficult life transitions (i.e. college, post-graduation, pregnancy). Some of Raven’s counseling techniques include, mindfulness, Solution Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral, Person-Centered, and holistic care.
Raven brings open-mindness, empathy, and cultural awareness into her counseling sessions in addition to being LBGT affirming. Raven is ecstatic to help her clients discover their potential and to live consciously in their authentic lives.
Emergency/ Crisis Information: Catholic Charities provides an on call service for clients experiencing a mental health emergency after normal business hours. The on call worker does not provide counseling for you over the telephone but rather assists you with life threatening mental health concerns. You can reach the worker by dialing 757-274-4956. If unable to reach out to a call worker, please call 911, 627-LIFE, or 496-3500.
Approach to Counseling Techniques: My therapeutic approach includes several major theories of counseling, including Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe that every individual has the potential to work through life problems by practicing conscious living. I seek to help clients learn more about themselves, and empower them with the tools that they have within themselves.
Formal Education: I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and I am currently working on my Masters of Education in Mental Health Clinical Counseling.
Areas of Competence: Counseling techniques, Professional Identity and Ethics, Theories of Counseling, Human Growth and Development, Group Counseling and Techniques, Career Counseling, Multicultural Counseling, Treatment of Addictive Disorders, Abnormal Psychology, and Clinical Assessment and Research.
Supervision: I am currently under supervision of faculty at ODU as well as a licensed mental health professional at my current placement. Upon graduation, I will meet the educational requirements to pursue licensure by the Virginia Board of Counseling. Periodically, I may discuss your case with my supervisor to ensure I am providing the most effective counseling possible.
Ethical Practices: The professional guidelines that I adhere to are the ACA (American Counseling Association) Code of Ethics. You may obtain a copy by going to the website at www.counseling.org or by writing to this address: American Counseling Association 5999 Stevenson Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304.
Interruption of Services: Should I leave the agency for medical or any other reason, our agency will arrange for continuation of services by another counselor.