top of page
20211103_101808.jpg

Shanta Clay

Pre-Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Shanta earned her Master’s in Social Work in 2019 from Dominican University in Illinois. She is currently working towards her License Clinical Social Work license and is currently under supervision. Her upbringing and career have always focused on her passion for working with children and families. Shanta has worked with foster care children for over 10 years. She is also a current military spouse so she understands the work it takes to work through deployment and hard it can be on the family and children. Her work includes conducting home studies, daily support, assisting clients with family reunification, support, and counseling. She worked as a Behavioral Health Therapist for a recovery center to assist the community with a mass trauma in Virginia. Her work includes assessments, treatment plans, counseling and using CBT, DBT and Solution focus modalities. She is currently a Medical Social Worker here in Virginia and her work involves assessments and discharge planning. She works in an interdisciplinary team and with the patient and their family.

IMG_0070.jpg

Kadesha Garraway

Pre-Licensed Clinical Social Worker

As a Licensed Mental Health Clinician, I have a passion for working with children, teens, and young adults to support with changing the trajectory of their lives. I provide a client centered approach that is compassionate in a judgement free zone that empowers you to meet your full potential. Through this process, I will guide and support you to achieve optimal wellness. I am well emersed in the field with experience of providing mental health services to youth and adults who are seeking to improve their mental well-being. I am very diverse and flexible and work with many individuals from various backgrounds.  I look forward to assisting you to navigate and take control of your life experiences.

IMG_0667.jpg

Lauren Morris

Pre-Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My goal as a therapist is to help you find what makes you happy and to help you move towards healing . Whether you're looking to improve your relationship(s), career, or manage life's challenges; having someone to help you on your journey is what I'm here for. I believe each client and their background is unique and deserves a tailored approach. With counseling you will be able to heal from pain, and reclaim your life. During this time, I provide Telehealth Video Therapy, for evaluation appointments and follow up appointments. So, let's start your journey today!

I provide recovery through mindfulness, acceptance & commitment therapies. I value the therapeutic process where real change is encouraged to happen. I provide a safe/judgement free environment while fostering a relationship anchored in compassion, empathy, trust & respect. I work with all types of individuals of all ages who are dealing with life challenges.


I use an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach that includes being solution focused & person-centered to best help my clients meet their goals. Mental health services should be individualized & truly speak to each person's, couple's, family's preference & needs. I work with my clients closely to meet them where they are and guide them to their goals.

TamikaH.jpeg

Tamika Hargrow

Pre-Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Healing the mind one step at a time. Battling life alone leads us to making decisions that put us further into a rut or spiraling downward. Let's look at you from within to find your strength again. Let's rebuild together so you can find hope again.

I have worked with those dealing with stress, anger, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and trauma for the past 20 years. I have experience working with children, teenagers, adults, and families. My approach to therapy focuses on empowering you using treatment practices in cognitive behavior, solution focused and family systems therapy. 

I aim to provide a safe, respectful, trusted, and judgement free zone that promotes growth. I genuinely want you to see yourself in a better place than you are in right now. Allow me to join you on your journey to healing.

image0 (1).jpeg

Tenesha S. Nicholson

Pre-Licensed Clinical Social Worker

"I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story."

I took that step to share my experiences and I conquered my greatest fears. Being able to trust is a big step, but accomplishing fears and standing in success is a leap. How would you like to take that journey with me to rebuild, uplift, get over, move through, start over, and reach for your internal goals to be a better "YOU"? Take a chance to believe in yourself that things will get and be better. I'm open, reachable, optimistic, kindhearted and ready to help towards your journey of healing. Here's where to start….

One of the hardest things in life is letting go. We all have faced guilt, love, loss, anger, or betrayal. Change is never easy. Life is too short to be miserable, hold grudges or have regrets. My goal is for you to be free of emotional pain, able to deal with life on life's terms, and to find purpose in your work, family, friends and spirituality.
 

Over 12 yrs as a clinician, therapist and a substance abuse counselor, I have helped individuals, children, couples, and families individually and in a group setting find healing, forgiveness, and understanding in their distressed situations. In addition, I have trained other clinicians and provided groups to clinicians that are on the same journey.

MAustin1.jpeg

Meggan Austin, M.A., AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Are you feeling sad or alone - like an outsider? Does it feel like your emotional pain has control over you and your life? These can be sources of confusion and suffering. Symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trauma can keep you stuck in old patterns that hold you back from living an authentic life. There are roots to the suffering and together we can navigate through old and new wounds while constructively resolving current life challenges.

 

For whatever reason you come to therapy, it’s important to know you are no longer alone. Together we will begin the journey to connect with and heal the pain from the past and step more fully into the wholeness of the person you are meant to be. 

I believe in a soulful and heart-centered approach to psychotherapy. I work intentionally and intuitively to create a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your life and your feelings. You are deserving of compassionate attention. This caring attention is the container in which healing and change can occur. Our focus will be on finding what is most meaningful in you and your life as we peel back the layers that have covered-over who you truly are.  

 

Together we can transform the roots of your pain into a deep understanding of yourself, your purpose, and the relationships in your life.

Email: megganaustincounseling@gmail.com
Tel: +1 951 389-4392

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
IMG_2590_edited.jpg

Shanta Clay

Pre-Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Hi, I'm Shanta! I’m here to help you with whatever goals you want to achieve. Asking for help is normally the first and hardest step. However, you should be proud that you've decided something needs to change. Everyone has areas in which they would like to improve, so please understand you’re not alone. We will walk through this journey together.

During my career, I have worked in hospitals, group homes, foster care, and other mental health settings. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and teenagers who are experiencing issues with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and insomnia to name a few. I’m compassionate and enjoy helping others. My goal is to help you change the behaviors you find undesirable and support you through the process. Afterall, to see change, you must practice and be that change.

Some fun facts about me: I love to sing and do karaoke. I enjoy spending time with my family playing board games, going to the movies, or bowling. I also enjoy binge-watching Netflix whenever I have the time.


I look forward to helping you make changes in your life whether its in your relationships, career or within yourself. I know unpleasureable habits are hard to break, but we can break them together.

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
IMG_0070_edited_edited.jpg

Kadesha Garraway

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

As a Licensed Mental Health Clinician, I have a passion for working with children, teens, and young adults to support with changing the trajectory of their lives. I provide a client centered approach that is compassionate in a judgement free zone that empowers you to meet your full potential. Through this process, I will guide and support you to achieve optimal wellness. I am well emersed in the field with experience of providing mental health services to youth and adults who are seeking to improve their mental well-being. I am very diverse and flexible and work with many individuals from various backgrounds.  I look forward to assisting you to navigate and take control of your life experiences.

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
320x400 (8).jpeg

Recia Jackson

Pre-Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Hey! Are you feeling hopeless or worthless while dealing with your current relationship, career or other life stressors? If so, you're heading in the right direction by seeking support. I believe everyone deserves to live a life that brings them happiness. If you are reading this, I take it you believe this as well. Together we can create a way to make this your reality.

I have experience working with children and adults. My approach is fun, energetic and supportive. I truly enjoy helping others live a more fulfilled life. As your therapist, I will meet you where you are and provide a safe and judgment-free space where you can comfortably share your story.

If you are ready to address life stressors, I am here to help! My goal as your therapist is to assist you. As we work together through these challenges, you will learn how to live a more productive and happy life. Together we will find positive ways to not only reconnect with those in your life that matter, but also with yourself!

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
TamikaH.jpeg

Tamika Hargrow

Pre-Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My goal as a therapist is to help you find what makes you happy and to help you move towards healing . Whether you're looking to improve your relationship(s), career, or manage life's challenges; having someone to help you on your journey is what I'm here for. I believe each client and their background is unique and deserves a tailored approach. With counseling you will be able to heal from pain, and reclaim your life. During this time, I provide Telehealth Video Therapy, for evaluation appointments and follow up appointments. So, let's start your journey today!

I provide recovery through mindfulness, acceptance & commitment therapies. I value the therapeutic process where real change is encouraged to happen. I provide a safe/judgement free environment while fostering a relationship anchored in compassion, empathy, trust & respect. I work with all types of individuals of all ages who are dealing with life challenges.


I use an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach that includes being solution focused & person-centered to best help my clients meet their goals. Mental health services should be individualized & truly speak to each person's, couple's, family's preference & needs. I work with my clients closely to meet them where they are and guide them to their goals.

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
image_6487327.jpg

Tenesha S. Nicholson

Pre-Licensed Clinical Social Worker

"I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story."

I took that step to share my experiences and I conquered my greatest fears. Being able to trust is a big step, but accomplishing fears and standing in success is a leap. How would you like to take that journey with me to rebuild, uplift, get over, move through, start over, and reach for your internal goals to be a better "YOU"? Take a chance to believe in yourself that things will get and be better. I'm open, reachable, optimistic, kindhearted and ready to help towards your journey of healing. Here's where to start….

One of the hardest things in life is letting go. We all have faced guilt, love, loss, anger, or betrayal. Change is never easy. Life is too short to be miserable, hold grudges or have regrets. My goal is for you to be free of emotional pain, able to deal with life on life's terms, and to find purpose in your work, family, friends and spirituality.
 

Over 12 yrs as a clinician, therapist and a substance abuse counselor, I have helped individuals, children, couples, and families individually and in a group setting find healing, forgiveness, and understanding in their distressed situations. In addition, I have trained other clinicians and provided groups to clinicians that are on the same journey.

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
TamikaH.jpeg

Shaquivia Johnson

Pre-Licensed Clinical Social Worker

This journey that we call life has its many challenges, but those challenges can be a little easier to manage with the support of a welcoming, non-judgmental, empathic, and compassionate therapist. Seeking therapy is not the simplest thing to do, some may even say it’s a brave act, and I commend you for taking this step, in efforts to make positive changes in your life. Whether you would like to heal, learn healthy coping skills to manage life stressors, or just work on becoming a better you, together we can work towards reaching those goals.
 

Change doesn't happen overnight, but with time, patience, determination, dedication, and commitment to the therapeutic process, it can happen. It would be an honor to join you on your journey towards healing, wholeness, or becoming your best self and I’m looking forward toworking with you to help you make your desired change(s).

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
bottom of page