Dr. Aja King, LPCC, LPCC - Therapist at Grow Therapy

Dr. Aja King, LPCC

Dr. Aja King, LPCC


23 years of experience

Hello, I'm Dr. Aja King, a Counseling Psychologist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor practicing in Minnesota. I view therapy as a collaborative journey with someone who comprehends life's complexities. Despite the challenges, I believe in the potential for recovery, inner peace, and clarity. With 23 years of experience in mental health, spanning various states including Alabama, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Minnesota, I've had the privilege of working with diverse populations, including geriatrics, addiction, trauma/crisis, families, and those affected by domestic violence.

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

During our initial therapy session, we'll start by introducing ourselves and engaging in a relaxed and inviting conversation. Our aim for this session is to establish a sense of comfort and rapport, laying the foundation for a trusting therapeutic relationship to flourish.

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

With over two decades of experience in mental health, I've discovered my effectiveness lies in normalizing the challenges encountered in therapy while fostering accountability. I emphasize the importance of setting measurable goals and progressing with compassion and patience. This approach ensures a supportive environment where clients feel understood and empowered on their journey towards healing and growth. I also offer retreat services for those who are seeking opportunities to escape, relax and recharge. I currently offer retreats for couples and singles.

About Dr. Aja King, LPCC

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a goal-oriented, evidence-based psychotherapy that focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors. By challenging and restructuring these thoughts, individuals can develop healthier coping mechanisms and improve their emotional well-being. CBT empowers individuals to take an active role in managing their mental health by teaching practical skills to address a range of issues, from anxiety and depression to stress and relationship problems.

Faith based therapy

Faith-based therapy integrates spiritual beliefs and practices into the therapeutic process, recognizing the importance of spirituality in mental health and well-being. Therapists in this approach may draw from religious texts, prayer, and meditation to help clients find meaning, hope, and strength. It can be used to address a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, grief, and relationship problems, while also providing a framework for clients to explore their values and beliefs.

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Culturally sensitive therapy acknowledges and respects the diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and values of clients. By integrating cultural factors into treatment, therapists can create a more inclusive and supportive therapeutic environment. This approach helps clients feel understood, validated, and empowered, leading to enhanced trust, rapport, and ultimately more effective therapy outcomes.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a client-centered approach that helps individuals explore and resolve ambivalence about change. By eliciting the client's intrinsic motivations and strengths, therapists can facilitate positive behavior change. This method is effective in therapy as it empowers clients to take ownership of their decisions, enhances their self-efficacy, and fosters a collaborative therapeutic relationship conducive to meaningful and sustainable progress.

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

Mindfulness-based therapy incorporates mindfulness practices such as meditation and focused awareness to cultivate present moment awareness and acceptance. This approach can be effective in therapy by helping individuals develop greater self-awareness, regulate emotions, and cope with stress more effectively. By teaching clients to observe their thoughts and feelings without judgment, mindfulness-based therapy promotes psychological well-being and fosters a deeper understanding of oneself, leading to lasting positive change.