My name is Akila Bacon, I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence.
I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. I specialize in the following theoretical interventions, Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-informed.
I have experience working with adults seeking that have experienced new phases of life and transitioning to new careers, processing traumatic events, other major life challenges, and families experiencing conflict within the family system.
My communication style
I like to provide a safe non-judgmental, and honest environment that will empower you in that journey in a direct professional coaching style.
My journey to therapy
I've always had the gift to help others indirectly with a few encouraging words or laughter. I discovered most people need to feel seen and heard by someone who is not a close friend or relative that will allow them to be themselves. I realized my kindness and compassion inspired others to want the best for themselves and shared their progress with me. It's my passion to watch the transformation of an individual to be their best self when given the right tools.
My goals for you
I help guide clients with identifying and prioritizing their core values, as a guide to align with their desired lifestyle and take the first steps towards change.
My first session with you
In the first session, you should simply expect a comfortable conversation that may include humor and ice-breaker questions to make you feel as comfortable as possible.