Hi, my name is Ancquanetta McKinney-Hankerson and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (L.M.H.C). I have experience working with individuals dealing with emotional, cognitive, and substance difficulties. I have collaboratively worked on ways to help them manage their symptoms and maintain some type of balance in their lives. I have also done work in individual, family, and group therapy sessions in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric/substance programs. I have aided individuals in the process of working on ways to piece their life back together so they can get back to the person they recognize. Helping individuals motivate themselves to an improved view of who they are and the world around them can be a difficult, tedious process, but I am willing to help guide the way through to a higher level of self-fulfillment. I have experience working with clients on anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, teen topics, and self-esteem issues.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I want to provide the best level of care to my clients and also provide a challenge in helping you be the person you want to be. Sometimes we need a little tweaking in our daily routines to get us back on track. I realize that in life we get overwhelmed by situations that are unexpected and out of our control. I see my position as one that is to teach/introduce ways of being present and interactive with working at things that are manageable for you. My approach combines cognitive- behavior, humanistic, solution brief-focused, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic counseling. I tailor the approach specifically to your needs.
It's a big step to seek help when you are used to certain comfortable behaviors/actions. I applaud you for taking this next step in wanting to make a change that can lead to a more happier and fulfilling life for you. I look forward to working with you. I am ready whenever you are!!