Jetika’s Journey to Becoming a Counselor

My journey to become a counselor started in high school when I took my first AP Psychology course. So much of what I was learning brought light and understanding into many aspects of myself that I had struggled with for a long time. I knew then that I wanted to continue learning about the human mind. While getting my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, I found myself fascinated by all the different things that can have an effect on the people that we become. I have always enjoyed helping others and being a companion to those in need but I wanted to really be able to start helping people live the lives they deserved to live. As I now journey through my Master’s in Counseling, I am excited to be gaining tools I can utilize to help people reach their best potential.

Jetika’s Approach to Counseling

As a counselor, I view people from a “what happened to you” lens rather than a “what’s wrong with you” lens. I believe that so much of who we are today stems from the experiences that we went through in the past and the coping mechanisms that we formed to handle them. I believe that understanding, accepting, and appreciating oneself are some of the key components to a fulfilled life. I believe that everyone has the power to change their own story and I am here to help them discover what they want that story to be and the tools needed to make it happen.

Jetika’s Desired Specialties

I am interested in working with adolescents, young adults, and adults who struggle with:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Esteem/Confidence
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Substance Abuse

 

Degrees, Memberships, & Trainings

  • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology (Research Concentration) – University of Connecticut
  • Currently getting my Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Regis University
  • American Counseling Association Member

I am working towards getting my Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Regis University, a CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) university. At Regis I have received training in individual therapy, group therapy, crisis and trauma, ethics, human growth and development, theories of counseling, spirituality in counseling, substance abuse, and narrative therapy. I am currently learning about play in family therapy and will be getting my training in Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy.