IN PERSON SESSIONS TUESDAY - THURSDAY, VIRTUAL SESSIONS TUESDAY - FRIDAY
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
Keona is a career driven, master’s level professional counselor specialized in identity development in adolescents and young adults. Keona received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of West Georgia. She continued her education receiving her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Clark Atlanta University. She remains an active member in Kappa Delta Pi and Chi Sigma Iota academic honor societies for national counseling professionals. During her percept, she obtained additional clinical training as an clinical ambassador in the Behavioral Health Workforce Education & Training Program at the University.
Adolescence and young adulthood is a confusing balance of upbringing, family values, childhood trauma, social influence, desired independence and physical changes. The perfect ingredients that create a storm of emotions that young adults often navigate in secret. Keona’s treatment addresses the issues commonly associated with anxiety, depression, social isolation, self-esteem, and social conflict. She integrates individual psychology, psychoanalysis, and cognitive-behavioral therapies for effective recovery.
Constructing identity includes drastic changes, name changes, changes in pronoun, peer influences, and opposition. Her treatment offers a safe place for individuals to confront self harming behaviors, healthy exploration, heal traumas, and implement ways to develop a solid identity. Exploring one's identity can be a mixture of comfortable and uncomfortable feelings. Stress and liberation, excitement and confusion. Keona helps her clients form a positive relationship with self and commit to self compassion and improvements in well-being.