Hey! My name is Garika, currently working under Soulful Garden, LLC, and I'm a licensed professional therapist out of Virginia along with licensed to practice for those living in Indiana. I spent the first 7 years post-grad working in a residential facility with adolescents and coming up on my 2nd year proving care through telehealth therapy to people from many walks of life. Over the years, I have worked with various diagnoses including depression, anxiety, ADHD, severe trauma, PTSD, dual diagnosis, and personality disorders; along with areas like family issues and grief/loss. When not working, I am spending time with my wife, son, 2 step-sons, and dog. I enjoy traveling, gardening, and trying new things. Find out more about me and helpful resources through my website: https://linktr.ee/gwilliamslpc
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
Feeling heard, validated, and respected in the first session is the start of building rapport and better understand of one's self. I always like to follow up with resources pertaining to coping skills along with the goals/need areas established. I am open to those that have previous experience with therapy, as well, and thrive best with assignments/readings in-between sessions.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
My approach is driven by evidence based practices based on the individual's needs which includes Cognitive behavior therapy, Solution-focused, Interpersonal psychotherapy, and Acceptance and commitment therapy.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
“Mental Health…is not a destination but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.” - Noam Spencer, PhD