Shakiema Raphael

(MA, LMHC, NCC)

About Me

I have worked in the substance use, and mental health field for 5 years as a counselor but 8 years overall. I love this field due to the fact that mental health has been stigmatized for so long, that I can be an advocate for everyone to have a voice, and can help empower another person through their self discovery and journey again. If you are a client who is struggling with your darkness and self awareness, boundaries, codependency, addiction, dual diagnosis mental health issues, I am here to help you. I graduated from South University undergoing extensive training in my field and my approach is fitted to match each person's personality, communication style, and to continuously be empathetic to your needs. I love helping clients come out of their depression, anxiety and more and seeing their potential and find their purpose in this world.I love using approaches of DBT, CBT, Reality therapy, Motivational Interviewing and understanding the family systems. My goal is to help everyone become better versions of themselves and build self awareness, boundaries, communication skills, and overall self worth all while tackling this journey with them. I understand that through the teenage years a lot of us may feel misunderstood, trapped, and alone and I am here to listen and help you along the way. I look forward to being on this journey with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH17689 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on May 28, 2021 after counseling with Shakiema for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is amazing! She’s is relatable and knowledgeable

Written by L.E. on May 11, 2021 after counseling with Shakiema for 7 months

Wonderful and responsive!!!

Written by S.E. on Mar 16, 2021 after counseling with Shakiema for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Shakiema is fantastic! She’s worked with me closely to target my specific needs, and I feel I’ve improved and grown tremendously over our time together.

Written by A.S. on Mar 01, 2021 after counseling with Shakiema for 2 weeks

Shakiema is extremely supportive and knowledgeable. She has helped me understand my patterns and is assisting me in working through them

Written by A.Y. on Dec 17, 2020 after counseling with Shakiema for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Shakiema is the best therapist I’ve had. I’ve had 4 in the past. I recommend Shakiema to everyone

Written by A.S. on Nov 04, 2020 after counseling with Shakiema for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Shakiema is AWESOME! My wife and I just finished our second session and we both feel like we are gaining helpful tools to better communicate. Highly recommend this counselor.

Written by C.H. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Shakiema for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Great and helpful

Written by M.A. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Shakiema for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She’s the best ... understanding and easy to talk to and I can’t wait to continue this journey.