My Approach to Helping
Aqueelah Wheatley is a Licensed Therapist who believes in challenging her clients to rediscover themselves through the lens of enhanced introspection, self-worth, and revived motivation. Aqueelah assists clients struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other moodbehavioral disorders. In addition, Aqueelah works with couples and families to find their love language and grow through constructive and meaningful conflict resolution. Aqueelah's client population consists of adults, couples, and families.
Aqueelah graduated from Capella University with a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Social Psychology Ph.D. candidate at Walden University. Aqueelah’s training and experience have opened opportunities for her to partner with diverse clientele, utilizing both systemic and evidenced-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Aqueelah’s goal is to walk alongside her clients as they journey and explore new perspectives and unlock new stages of change.
Known best for her enthusiastic, genuine and non-judgmental nature, Aqueelah relishes collaborating with her clients by finding what is uniquely incredible about them and introducing it through personalized strength-based and client-focused approaches that capture and excel their therapeutic needs and expectations.
More Info About My Practice
As an out-of-network provider, we do not work directly with many insurances, however we do provide documents (i.e. Superbills) to assist with monthly client reimbursement. If your insurance company provides out-of-network reimbursement benefits, you could be reimbursed for some or all of your upfront session costs.
Before scheduling, check with your insurance company to find out if you have out-of-network coverage, how much they reimburse for out-of-network providers, and how you can file for reimbursement.
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My Role as a Therapist
My role as a therapist is to provide a safe and supportive environment for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. I strive to create an atmosphere of open dialogue and understanding, so that we can work together to identify and address the underlying issues that are causing distress. I also focus on helping my clients to develop new perspectives and skills that can help them to better manage their challenges. My goal is to help my clients to gain insight and understanding, while also providing them with the tools they need to make positive changes in their lives.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Going to therapy is a sign of strength and resilience, not a sign of weakness. It takes courage to admit that we need help and to take the steps to get it. Therapy can be a great way to work through difficult emotions, process trauma, and gain insight into ourselves and our relationships. It is a sign of self-care and self-love to recognize when we need additional support, and to take the steps to get that support. Going to therapy is a brave and empowering decision, and I applaud anyone who takes that step.