Anita Adjetey

(MA, LPC)

About Me

Anita Adjetey (Founder & CEO of Passion Youth Center- www.pycaa.com) has worked with children (4 yrs. & up) for 12+ years. She is particularly interested in advanced training in working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, displayed at-risk behaviors, or problems with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, as well as training in addressing social skills, relational issues, and career coaching. In addition, she has conscientiously pursued many trainings related to children's developmental stages and issues, attended various workshops and seminars and gained school counseling licensure, all of which enabled her to construct a solid groundwork for more advanced studies. One of her many strengths is her ability to establish authentic relationships with those she works with, using a person-centered technique. Her style is highly solution-focused, preferring an integrative approach to therapy as the grounds to provide a foundation for building relationships with clients.

She has developed a philosophy to listen to and meet individuals where they are, and accept the incongruence that working with children, youth, and adults may bring. She has a great ability to establish authentic relationships with those she works with. She recognizes that an open and honest relationship between client and counselor can produce a positive effect in the therapeutic process and the level of acceptance demonstrated between the two parties. She intends to use person-centered technique, solution-focused and the integrative/systemic approach to therapy as a strength to help provide the foundation for relationships with clients. She exercises empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard, and strives to understand the client’s world in whatever way they wish to share. She shows respect for anyone, allowing them to proceed in whatever way is comfortable for them. She strives to reduce anxiety in order to increase engagement and connection, create a safe environment for discussion, and impart knowledge and facts about the various options and their implications. She is an advocate for individuals who are unable to advocate for themselves and her desire to empower disenfranchised people. Her clinical experience has demonstrated her aptitude in providing support and collaboration with community systems to ensure the best client care.

Specializations/Expertise
Child and Adolescent Development Expert
Trauma & Relationship Expert
Crisis Intervention
Parenting Skills
Play Therapy
Recreational Therapy
12+ years collaborating with family systems, juvenile courts, religious communities and other community partners.

Types of Therapy
Play Therapy
Christian Counseling
Multicultural: Culturally Sensitive
Experiential Therapy
Family Systems
Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
Person-Centered
Strength-Based
Trauma Focused


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Afrikaans


Licensing

LPC #0701006870 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on May 31, 2021 after counseling with Anita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Anita is very responsive. I appreciate her time and it is good to have an outlet. I’m not sure if I was suited with the best counselor fir my needs, however it is easier to remain seeing she is aware of my background and I would be frustrated in restating it to another counselor and losing time. Thank you. Anita has been helpful. Just a message to anyone needing help, get help if you need it.

Written by G.E. on May 22, 2021 after counseling with Anita for 1 month

Anita has been wonderful to work with from the very beginning. Knowledge, friendly and prepared - I highly recommend

Written by C.A. on May 19, 2021 after counseling with Anita for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Anita Adjetey is wonderful and easy to talk to. She is really there for you.

Written by S.U. on Apr 04, 2021 after counseling with Anita for 3 months

Anita has been patient, with me and my son. Even though we’ve been irregular about meeting

Written by S.A. on Jan 30, 2021 after counseling with Anita for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Anita is a wonderful counselor. She is quick to understand and read the situation. Very mindful and helpful with listening and navigating difficult topics. I feel very safe when talking to her and not judge. I think she is one of the best counselors I have ever had and I have been through a couple different programs. She always responds in a timely manner and is always on time for meetings. Have recommended teen counseling to multiple friends because of my experience with Anita.

Written by K.A. on Jan 09, 2021 after counseling with Anita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Anita was very professional and I was very pleased with my first session.

Written by T.A. on Jan 08, 2021 after counseling with Anita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I have never been to therapy before but Anita made me feel comfortable from the start. The session is very laid back and doesn't feel like an interview but rather talking to someone who wants to listen and wants to challenge me. After just 1 session she has made me think about questions that I push away and that is so eye opening.

Written by R.U. on Jan 08, 2021 after counseling with Anita for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Anita is a great counselor. She asks lots of relevant questions to see where you are at as a couple and the tasks information she provides are very helpful.

Written by C.H. on Dec 31, 2020 after counseling with Anita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Excellent listener

Written by D.A. on Dec 30, 2020 after counseling with Anita for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Anita is a great counselor! I like that she helps us ask ourselves questions we've never thought to ask, and challenges us to consider things we previously dismissed. I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for a marriage counselor.

Written by R.I. on Dec 30, 2020 after counseling with Anita for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I love having Anita A as my counselor. In comparison to my counselors in the past, I have made the most progress with her. Her honesty and communication skills are top tier and makes it extremely easy to be honest back.

Written by D.A. on Dec 30, 2020 after counseling with Anita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Very professional and able to get to what the issues are and offer very good solutions.

Written by K.A. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling with Anita for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Usually therapy is stressful and feels like homework and I feel like I disappoint my therapists. Anita doesn't stress me out. She doesn't make me feel like I owe her anything. She encourages me when im taking steps towards better health, and consoles me when I mess up

Written by R.O. on Nov 26, 2020 after counseling with Anita for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Anita is great!

Written by J.O. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Anita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Anita is awesome, thank you!

Written by C.H. on Nov 12, 2020 after counseling with Anita for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Anita has been great I really appreciate her help she goes above and beyond Thank you Anita!

Written by B.R. on Nov 05, 2020 after counseling with Anita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I really enjoy speaking with Anita. She makes me feel comfortable, understands my concerns, suggests helpful techniques/solutions, and has a sincere personality. She is serious when needed and lighthearted when needed as well. I look forward to my sessions with Anita.

Written by J.E. on Nov 02, 2020 after counseling with Anita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Anita is a beautiful, genuine soul.