D'Netra Young-Lawal


D'Netra Young-Lawal


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - CSW007457
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Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

My Approach to Helping


My name is D'Netra Young-Lawal, LCSW! I have been a social worker for ten years; I've enjoyed servicing all age ranges from birth to death.

I am a proud graduate from two of the most Illustrious Historically Black Colleges and Universities, The Fort Valley State University and The Unsinkable Albany State University; I am nothing without these two universities!

Beyond my MSW, I have earned a Post Masters Certificate in Family and Marriage Therapy and a Certificate in Life Coaching from Grand Canyon University! Finally, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker!

I am the owner and clinical therapist of Journey to Oasis Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC. Our mission is to provide affordable and quality mental health services to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and underserved communities.

Journey to Oasis's targeted population is women of color addressing depression, anxiety, Women's health issues, and other women's issues. We provide reproductive counseling services that focus on perinatal mental health and doula services. I desire to inspire, uplift, and support women through all phases of life transitions.

The primary goal of Journey to Oasis is to assist individuals with experiencing total wellness with an emphasis on Self-care!

The Journey to Oasis Brand pillars of total wellness focuses on spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual, financial, and career!

Theoretical Orientation

My theoretical orientation is centered around Self-Actualization, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. As a licensed clinical social worker, my expected outcome when engaging with my clients is to help them achieve self-actualization. I desire to provide them with the tools and skills to aid them in their life journey to personal growth and development. For clients to attain self-actualization, they must first be resilient and empowered by their presenting problems. The journey to self-actualization will be achieved by utilizing motivational interviewing, mindfulness techniques, and setting smart goals with the clients. My theoretical orientation aims to guide and coach clients to obtain self-actualization by determination, motivation, resiliency, and mindfulness. Through motivational interviewing and mindfulness practices, my goal is that my clients will attain self-actualization and live a life of total wellness in the realm of psychological and spiritual wholeness.

Theoretical OrientationIntervention

The purpose of Motivational Interviewing is to assist clients with identifying and addressing the negative issues, behaviors, thoughts, and feelings that have caused them not to achieve fulfillment in their lives. Once those negative characteristics or behaviors have been identified, we will explore how we can change those behaviors into positive strengthens. Motivational Interviewing pushes clients into a constant state of resiliency. Once that behavior change has occurred and they know what triggers those negative feelings and thoughts, they will incorporate mindfulness techniques to help them remember what motivates them to seek self-actualization. I feel that mindfulness is a constant state of mind and being; it allows individuals to practice self-awareness. As social workers, we want our clients to identify positive and negative triggers, so taking moments to be aware of how they experienced a time can help change the undesirable behaviors. Individuals who practice mindfulness have to practice intentionally without judging the current feelings and thoughts, whether good or bad.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Career Choice
  • Depression
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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