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  • FREE WEEKLY GROUP | cccounseling

    Come on out and join me for an hour! This is a great opportunity for those that are, or were, interested in joining this special group A Table for Us: A music themed, therapeutic support group for black women, to get educated and truly understand what group therapy/support is, and to actually experience first hand how A Table For Us is facilitated and ran. This group incorporates music along with therapy. If you are interested and would like to attend, please click Join below. **There will only be room for 8 women each week** For a more detailed description of the group, click here. Join

  • Retreat Information | Connected Conversations Counseling, L.L.C.

    A PIECE OF PEACE WOMEN'S ONENESS RETREATS Our mission is to help women understand the importance in taking care of their own needs by learning self-care strategies and incorporating these skills that will improve their well-being. Our goal is to empower women, internationally, to embrace self-care through travel, connection, and introspect. WOMEN'S ONENESS RETREATS: COSTA RICA March 15th- 19th, 2018 Join us in Costa Rica for 5 days and 4 nights. We will be staying near Arenal Lake and Volcano in a beautiful lodge. Morning yoga, activities/excursions, and process groups with other women to connect and gain more insight into your own self-care ways and needs. ​ If you're the woman who finds herself struggling to manage your multiple roles... If you're the woman whose drive and commitment to everything except herself causes internal conflict and mental chaos... If your ability to pursue your dreams, take personal risks and engage in new meaningful activities is stifled due to fear or feeling "stuck" ... ​ Peace Piece Women's Oneness Retreats is what you need. ​ These retreats are designed to change your life as you know it. You will experience: ~ Inspiration with Reflection ~ ~Rejuvenation with Clarity~ ~ Adventure with Growth ~ ​ Piece of Peace is for the woman who not only seeks balance but desires harmony among her hearts desires and actual obligations. ​ This November 9th-13th, Andrieah Johnson, LMHC and Shacara Mitchell, RMHCI (Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern), will take you on an experience of a lifetime. ​ With a collaboration among Costa Rica's natural resources and adventures, daily yoga and meditation, pampering from our personal massage therapists and daily process groups, this retreat will undoubtedly foster awakening of self and a cultivation of skills necessary for you to find that woman you've been missing...YOU! ​ For more information, visit: https://2017pieceofpeace.wixsite.com/pieceofpeace

  • Group Information | Connected Conversations Counseling, L.L.C.

    A TABLE FOR US: A MUSIC THEMED, WOMEN'S THERAPEUTIC GROUP Join me at the table to discuss what it means and feels to be a black woman in today's society and explore self-concept. Let's begin to provoke healing and self empowerment through dialogue and a music study of Solange's new album A Seat at the Table to bring a rich and rounded dialogue. *This group will begin January 29, 2018 and end on March 26, 2018; meeting weekly, for an hour, on Tuesdays from 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm* I am looking for 6 self-identified African-American/black women who are looking to connect with one another to process the black female experience in relationships, work, and with ourselves. Some our struggles have evoked sadness, pain, and anger. Let's take off the mask and the cape and carve out some time to be heard and heal together. This group will work on overcoming life's challenges together through connection, music, free expression, and learning new coping and assertive skills. In this 10 week group, you will: * Move from feeling isolated and disconnected to giving your thoughts and feelings the opportunity to be expressed in a safe environment that allows you to process, learn, and grow along side other black women who "get it" too. * Connect with other women who can relate to your view point and feelings on topics such as micro-aggressions and being stereotyped without being judged or misunderstood. * Learn coping and assertive skills to help you feel less stressed and overwhelmed with life's demands and healthy boundaries with relationships that may be more draining than supportive. Ready to start the year off in a more ful-filled way? Call 904-536-5520 for an intake and/or for more details. BONUS: A closed and secret FB group will be created to provide continued support each week for members to stay connected between sessions. Weekly posts that will connect you to Solange's album songs, lyrics, and her reasons for creating each song; along with encouraging posts to help you remain accountable in the healing you want for yourself. FAQ'S: ***THERE WILL BE A PRE-SCREENING CALL AND ONE-TO-ONE INTAKE SESSION to ensure this group will be the right fit for you. Is there a fee to attend this group? Yes. There is a fee for the intake session and to be a part of this unique therapeutic group. Fee/Cost and logistics of the group will be discussed during the pre-screening call. I want you to know all the details up front so that you can make an informed decision and so that you won't start something you can finish. Do I need to attend each session? Yes. Joining group requires you to make a personal decision to attend all sessions and be committed to the work of the group to get the most out of the experience. When is the next official group? The next official group will begin January 29th - March 26th, 2018. If this sounds like a good fit for you, please sign up here: **I AM CURRENTLY PROVIDING A FREE , WEEKLY INTRODUCTION TO THIS GROUP. Click HERE for more information.** JOIN

  • Getting Started | Connected Conversations Counseling, L.L.C.

    Internal Family Systems Dr. Richard Schwartz shares that IFS recognizes that our psyches are made up of different parts, sometimes called sub-personalities. You can think of them as little people inside us. Each has its own perspective, feelings, memories, goals, and motivations. In IFS, we do something altogether different and radical. We welcome all our parts with curiosity and compassion. We seek to understand them and appreciate their efforts to help us. But we don’t lose sight of the ways they may be causing us problems. We develop a relationship of caring and trust with each part, and then take the steps to release it from its burdens so it can function in a healthy way. Click on the video to learn more about this approach and its fit for you. ​ I am Levels 1 - 3 trained and working towards certification. Read More Brainspotting Brainspotting uses our field of vision to find where we are holding trauma in our brain. Just as the eyes naturally scan the outside environment for information, they can also be used to scan our inside environment—our brain—for trauma. ​ This approach is also known as brain-body based therapy. What is felt in the body is also felt in the brain. For example, heartache is felt in the body. Brainspotting will help you to process emotional trauma, or devaluing experiences, of the past or most recently, by targeting and releasing the burdens and healing the wounds that continue to cause you distress. It can also improve artistic and sports performances. I am a Certified Brainspotting Consultant (CBSP-C)

  • Home | Connected Conversations Counseling, L.L.C.

    HELPING WOMEN to accept themselves and start living out loud. Hello, I'm Andrieah. I support Black women who struggle with people-pleasing and perfectionism to uncover their self-worth, understand their own needs, and become more assertive. SCHEDULE CONSULTATION SOUND FAMILIAR? ​ People pleasers are constantly trying to please everyone, which can be exhausting, especially when you're trying to keep up with all the demands of your job, family, friends, and significant other. You might think that people-pleasers are just doing what they think will make everyone happy—and that's true—but there's another reason why people pleasers do what they do: They're afraid of disappointing the people around them. This fear comes from a deep belief that if they don't meet certain expectations, then someone might leave them or stop loving them. So, when someone asks them to do something or give something up for them (like time or money), they say yes because they're worried that if they don't do what's being asked of them, then their relationship will suffer or even end. But in reality? The only thing that happens when you say yes to everything is that life gets harder and harder as you try to please everyone else while sacrificing your own needs along the way. This usually leads to burnout and exhaustion because you're not giving yourself enough time to recharge! LET'S CHECK-IN How are you showing up in your relationships? Boundaries You struggle with saying "No" or advocating for your desires or wants within the relationship. Guilt You feel guilty for not doing the things they may want you to do. You believe you've messed up the relationship. Communication You try your best to avoid conflict, or ruffle any feathers, for fear of being rejected and alone. Are you experiencing... F E Ar There are a few reasons why you may become anxious if you were to stop people-pleasing such as being criticized for speaking your mind or no longer being cared for if you go against others. There's a real worry that if you show up with all you that you may not get your needs met and once again be disappointed. You've been told to just put yourself first or to stand up for yourself but it's not that simple. When you are constantly afraid, and even dread, upsetting others due to wanting to just BE who you are because you overwork in being the perfect friend, employee, family member...It's overwhelming being in a relationship SCHEDULE CONSULTATION depress ion When anxiety shows up around being able to say no, worrying about setting boundaries, being afraid of conflict, and being concerned about what 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 to show up as your true self..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. SCHEDULE CONSULTATION Are you ready to step into more? Self-Advocacy You want to have the strength to ask for what you want Self-Agency You want to be aligned with your own feelings and opinions. Confidence You want to express your feelings and desires without the guilt. Lifestyle You want to value yourself and know that you matter. If you said "yes" to any of these, schedule your consultation by clicking "I'm Ready!" I'm Ready! CONTACT ME Thank you! You should receive an email with next steps. Make sure to also check your SPAM folder too. Send Home: Contact

  • FAQ | Connected Conversations Counseling, L.L.C.

    Your Questions Answered FAQS What is Counseling? We build strong, healthy muscles through resistance. Taking steps to improve mental health works the same way. You can learn to challenge the unhealthy thoughts and patterns that keep you from personal growth. Counselors can help. Counseling is a therapeutic relationship. It's just as normal as anything else we do to maintain or improve our health and well-being: exercise, rest/relaxation, fun with friends, and eating right. And it’s equally as important. Because life doesn’t come with an instruction manual. We face new or unforeseen obstacles at almost every turn of our personal journey. And sometimes those obstacles can’t be moved. The coping mechanisms we develop along the way to help us navigate can sometimes end up hurting us. Counselors are trained to identify and help correct the misguided or unnecessary thought patterns, emotions, and behaviors that no longer serve us—those that create unrealistic expectations, fragile bonds to loved ones, depression, anxiety, and so much more. You’re not alone on this journey. ~ACA (counseling.org) Office Hours Hours are by appointment. Tuesdays -- 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays -- 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays -- 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays -- By request only. Do You Accept Insurance? Connected Conversations Counseling does not accept insurance providers at this time. Many individuals who have health insurance elect not to use it for coverage of mental health services, and instead pay for therapy as an "out of pocket" expense, or use their flexible or health savings account. Most often, this is due to concerns about the privacy of their health information, and the potential release of this information to health insurance companies and their affiliated entities. Here is more information about working with a provider who is out of network and how it can benefit you: 8 Benefits to See An Out-Of-Network Therapist Forms of Payment Cash, VISA, Discover, American Express, or MasterCard, FSA, and HSA accounts. Payments will be expected and processed at the end of each session. Is Therapy Confidential? All sessions and information are kept private and confidential. Please be aware, however, that there are situations where we are legally bound to disclose confidential and private information: There is reasonable suspicion of abuse of a child, elderly person, or other vulnerable adults. The client presents as a serious danger to himself/herself or others. The case file is court-ordered by a judge. What Are Your Fees? Consultation (45 min): $50 Intensives (1 Day & 2 Days): $1920 - $3450 Individual ongoing (60-75 min): $200 - Case by Case ​ Consultation (Video or Phone)* This will allow you to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and what your expectations are. I welcome you the opportunity to ask questions about therapy and how it may apply to your needs. We will discuss payment and any insurance concerns you may have. Additionally, it’s a chance to meet and decide if therapy is appropriate at this time. If you would like to have this consultation online (video conferencing) please book your consultation first, and send me an email letting me know you would like this option. If you would like to schedule a consultation, click here to get on my calendar. *Consultations are 45 minutes and cost $50. A credit card is required to hold your appointment. Your card will be charged 48 hrs, prior to your appointment to secure your appointment date and time.* Cancellations We understand that conflicts come up. It’s no problem to cancel or postpone a session and we appreciate it when you do so 48-hours beforehand. You may be billed for any cancellations less than 48-hours before your session start time. This applies to all intake, individual, single session, and coaching appointments.

  • Getting Started | Connected Conversations Counseling, L.L.C.

    GET STARTED If you're ready to get started, I'm excited to hear that! SCHEDULE CONSULTATION Since you've come over to this section, you're either still browsing or ready to get started. If you're still browsing, please continue to check out what I have to offer to see if we should connect. ​ If you're ready to get started, here is what you need to do and what will happen. I know that making a decision to enter into therapy can bring about some reservations; especially when you're deciding between: ​ Ongoing 1:1 or Intensives ​ To help you through this process, I offer a 45 minute, video consultation for both to make get a snapshot of what's causing you to reach out for services, share with you my approach to therapy, education around health insurance and mental and behavioral health, and what it looks like using insurance with me, discuss scheduling and availability, treatment cost (yes, therapy is a treatment). We'll also have time for you to ask me any questions that help you make an informed decision in identifying the best fit for you and for me to assess if I will be able to assist. This consultation is $50. A credit card is required to hold your appointment. 48 hours prior to your appointment, you will be charged to confirm your appointment. This is your first step to identifying if I can possibly help, and if I can, I will extend the next steps in helping you get the informed information you need to make a decision in working together or not. SCHEDULE CONSULTATION

  • Groups and Retreats | Connected Conversations Counseling, L.L.C.

    GROUPS & RETREATS GROUPS A Table For Us Join me at the table to discuss what it means and feels to be a black woman in today's society and explore your self-concept. Let's begin to provoke healing and self-empowerment through dialogue and a music study of Solange's new album A Seat at the Table to bring a rich and rounded dialogue to our group. More Information RETREAT A Piece of Peace This getaway serves as an opportunity to escape from your day-to-day life duties and enjoy a new environment, meet new people, and understand what it means when people need practice "self care." More Information Want more information? Contact me. Get In Touch

  • About | Connected Conversations Counseling, L.L.C.

    Welcome to Connected Conversations Counseling! My name is Andrieah Johnson, and I am the owner of this counseling practice. As a licensed psychotherapist, I help Black women who are struggling with the burdens of people-pleasing and perfectionism that constantly keeps them in a cycle of working hard to ensure other people are happy in hopes that they will be seen, valued, and loved. On the outside, they have it all together, yet on the inside they are overworked from trying to earn the validation and acceptance of others due to the fear of rejection and belief of not being good enough; as well as not wanting to be seen as failure. These burdens are generally established due to the dynamics in the relationship with a parent or caregiver that was distressing/traumatic in gaining their approval and connection in childhood. ​ Here at Connected Conversations Counseling, the goal is to support you in de-centering and di-vesting from other's needs and building up your self-interest from the inside out. ~Andrieah Johnson LMHC, LPC "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old , but on building the new ." MY PHILOSOPHY Helping You Move Forward Therapy is about collaboration. It's about feeling safe and respected, and it's about building rapport with me as we work together to create a safe space for you to bring your authentic self to each session. And change doesn't happen overnight. You're at a different stage in your healing process than someone else might be, and that's okay—I'll meet you where you are, and we'll take things at your pace. I believe that each one of us hold wisdom that can be tapped into during their healing. Your thoughts matter, your body has something to say, and your soul is ready to lead. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy. I know the difference between coping skills and healing skills, because I've been there myself. And I've learned that this journey will be challenging and enlightening—but worth it! This work is not meant to be done alone; I look forward to partnering with you during this season of your life! GET STARTED

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  • Services | Connected Conversations Counseling, L.L.C.

    SERVICES Connected Conversations Counseling only offers individual ongoing sessions at this time. INDIVIDUAL THERAPY SESSIONS At Connected Conversations Counseling, you get to conduct your sessions from the comfort of your own spaces. Whether you're in your living room, on your lunch break at work, or even sitting by a well-lit window in your living room, as long as you have privacy, you can have an imitate and productive therapy session. ​ ​ ​ ​ Sessions are 75 min. There is also an option to have an Extended session which is 2.5 hrs. Extended sessions are great for those that a bit more time to talk and process. Your sessions can be held via any electronic device such as a phone or tablet. The preferred device for your sessions would be a desktop or laptop computer and private, uninterrupted space. To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key. Get Started COLLABORATIVETHERAPY Co-Therapy happens when there is a lead therapist and co-lead therapist working together on a client's mental and emotional health care. When there are areas where you and your therapist are getting stuck in your treatment, bringing in another therapist with a fresh set of eyes, ears, and interventions can bring about a shift. If you are a therapist who has assessed that additional support would be helpful to your client or you are currently in therapy and would like additional support within your mental and emotional health healing by incorporating Internal Family Systems and/or Brainspotting, co-therapy could be an option. ​ Send us an email to hello@connectedconversationscounseling.com to discuss fit and fee.

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