Shaka Barrett, a seasoned mental health professional, has dedicated over two decades to the noble mission of "giving voice to the voiceless." His journey has taken him across various communities, where he has diligently worked with children, youth, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. Throughout his extensive career, Shaka has witnessed the frustration and despair that often shroud those who feel invisible and neglected in society. He understands the impact of systemic marginalization on their lives, as reflected in the stories they carry, sometimes resorting to unhealthy ways of making their voices heard.
Shaka's unwavering commitment is to address these challenges as a therapist. He leverages evidence-based modalities to guide clients on a transformative journey of self-reconnection and rediscovery of their humanity. Through the therapeutic process, Shaka collaborates closely with his clients, helping them challenge unhealthy paradigms and cultivate healthier perspectives and coping strategies.
Shaka holds the title of Licensed Master Social Worker and proudly hails from the PG County School System in Maryland. He is also an alumnus of the esteemed Atlanta University Center, with academic achievements that include a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Morehouse College (2001) and a Master of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University (2008).
In his practice, Shaka endeavors to create safe and nurturing spaces where clients can rediscover their self-worth and embrace their unique voices. He empowers individuals to establish new, healthier forms of self-care, fostering a sense of excitement and celebration around their personal growth and accomplishments. Shaka Barrett's work is a beacon of hope for those in search of their own true colors and the masterpiece they were destined to become.