I'm JaMeshia Sykes. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Anxiety Specialist. My unique approach to mental wellness can incorporate the mind and body for optimal wellness.
I have a graduate degree in Professional Counseling from Ottawa University. I have been a practicing Mental Health Therapist for 8+ years! What I enjoy about this line of work is witnessing my clients transform into better versions of themselves. I enjoy helping tense individuals how to ease their mind and relax their body.
I am passionate about mental wellness and psychotherapy. I would be honored to assist you on your wellness journey!
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating mental hea. Sessions are always tailored to you and your specific symptoms. Below are a few therapeutic approaches I use to treat anxiety, depression, trauma, and more!
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is an effective modality of treatment for anxiety. It helps individuals to identify their values and act in ways that align with their values through acceptance and mindfulness techniques.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a common type of talk therapy. CBT can help you become aware of inaccurate and or negative thinking and how it relates to your anxiety. Once you increase your self-awareness and change your thoughts, the goal is for you to view challenging situations more clearly and respond, rather than react, to them in a more effective way.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
DBT is a skills-based cognitive behavioral approach focusing on those who struggle with managing their emotional experience in everyday situations. Specifically, it is for individual who lack coping skills; have extreme emotional response to stress, anxiety, and worry; and who may struggle with relationships due to a lack of assertiveness caused by anxiety.
Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP)
With ERP the therapist gradually exposes the client to the situations that trigger his or her obsessions and compulsions. The goal is for the individual to learn how to respond differently to their trigger, which would lead to a decrease in the frequency of compulsions and in the intensity of obsessions.
Social Skills Training
Social skills are the foundation of social interaction. For those with social anxiety, it is likely you missed out on developing some social skills in a safe and accepting environment. However, you can always learn social skills no matter your age. Social skills training is a type of behavior therapy used to improve social skills like assertive, nonverbal communication, and verbal communication.