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Busy, and Burned-out, Black women who are struggling with a fear of failure (perfectionism), people-pleasing (need to find voice), and low self-esteem (inner critic) that stems from childhood emotional wounds. They usually are run from their emotions or compartmentalize their hurt because they don’t know how to connect nor manage their emotions. They need help rebuilding their relationship with themselves. If you've tried to heal from reading all the books and being successful yet continue to find yourself at square one, please understand the thinking, reading, and career-building only extends itself but so far. You are going to need to strengthen your emotional capacity to help you not fix or get rid of the hurt, but to actually work thru it. No one has taught us how to be with or be for ourselves. We do this for everyone else and struggle to have compassion for our own hurts. It will be thru re-building the relationship you are having with yourself that you will be able to thrive and experience life with a bit more ease versus maneuvering thru life surviving and under the pressures from the burdens of the past you carry. It's time for you to see all of you and to go back and be there for yourself the way you needed someone to be there in the first place.  You need to not only know that you are worthy in spite of whatever has happened; you also need to know it from, and in, your heart that You've always been...ENOUGH!

Sometimes, it seems as if life just has it in for us and we can never catch a break. It's hard to stop overthinking, overanalyzing, and over worrying about the "what-if's." On top of that, you find yourself focusing on whether or not others are judging you, which leads to you judging, questioning, and doubting yourself. Heavy chest, teary eyes, racing heart and thoughts are some signs of how anxiety is experienced in the body.


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Isolation. Mental fog. Sleepless nights. Sadness.  When anxiety shows up around being able to say no, worry about setting boundaries, afraid of conflict, concerned about others may think about you, depression can be seen on the horizon.  Not being able to be liberated from the high expectations placed upon yourself, the lack of self-care due to being busy, and not being able to rest with ease..without the guilt of needing to do more and be more. If you're ready to begin to live life from a place of confidence and with self-interest, book your consultation call to get started.



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Hello! My name is Andrieah and I am a licensed psychotherapist in  Jacksonville, FL, as well as licensed to practice in the state of Georgia.  I help those who struggle with perfectionism, people-pleasing, and self-esteem issues that activates or causes anxiety, depression, and avoidance of their own emotions which stems from childhood relational trauma(s).  I specialize in helping you work through the inner criticism and harshness towards yourself that blocks self-compassion, confidence, and ease. 

Let's talk about the Inner Critic. You know that voice, right? The one that says you're not good enough, or not smart enough or not pretty enough or some other version of "Not Enough."  Yes, that voice. The good news is it doesn't have to wield such power over your life if we understand how it works and heal what it protects.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Daring Way Facilitator


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