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Marquisha Dunston

Marquisha Dunston

(she/her)

LCSW
14 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual

Hi there, I'm Marquisha. Do the stigmas or fictional criteria to participate in therapy often get in the way of seeking help? Need some self-care tips? Are you a student-athlete or workout enthusiast struggling with balancing mental and physical wellness? Well, I have a mantra that says therapy is for everyone. It can be the ultimate self-care approach since it can be hard trying to find time to think of ways to balance our daily duties, emotional well-being and our relationships in healthy ways. Dedicating 45-50 minutes out of your busy schedule to just process your thoughts, self-reflect, and focus your awareness can offer insight into managing your worries. Afraid to feel judged? I understand. These sessions will be client-centered and attention will be focused on your needs and desires using a reflective listening ear. Mental and physical wellness go hand in hand. I desire to empower clients to find a safe space to work on building healthy mental and physical wellness routines to manage anxiety, trauma, relationships, or work stress/burnout. I'll meet you with empathy and compassion when practicing healing or positive self-conceptualization. Let's goal plan, identify your support systems, or reframe perspectives on problems. Let's build your mental health toolbox together with trauma and solution-focused- evidence-based practices and practical coping strategies. I am already rooting for you.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

My goal as a clinical therapist is to empower clients to recognize and maximize their strengths, resiliency and problem-solving skills when faced with personal challenges or adversity. I strive to empower clients to realize and utilize their rights to self-determination by providing a safe supportive space to heal while building a therapeutic “toolbox” for managing healthy choices for the future.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-informed practices and solution-focused therapy. In addition, you will be provided with an eclectic range of strength-based approaches, mindfulness tools, and crisis-management interventions. I offer a blend of therapeutic modalities and physical health interventions.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

With over ten years of professional experience in the mental and behavioral health field, I have practiced clinical therapy with individuals, groups, and families from diverse backgrounds and ages. I have worked in various settings from school-based, in-home, in-patient, and community-based services. Being a former collegiate student-athlete, I understand the importance of balancing physical and mental health. As a result, I have focused my work around the two. In turn, that experience has helped with the understanding that life is all about balance. Through advocacy, research, and education, I hope to combat the stigmas of mental health and become a change agent in the field.

About Marquisha Dunston

Appointments

Virtual