About Chantel Washington
I am Chantel Washington, A licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I graduated from Liberty University with a Master of Education in School Counseling and a Master of Professional Counseling. I currently work part-time offering school -based therapy to students in Chatham County Schools. I have conducted groups on social skills, anger management, social media , bullying, and self-esteem. I specialize in therapy for children and adolescents who are diagnosed with ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, Major depressive disorder, anxiety, Post-traumatic stress, self-harm behavior and bullying. I enjoy working with children and their families as they continue to grow and experience transitions in their lives. It can be hard for some individuals to handle the pressures and challenges of school while trying to be academically successful. Teaching young children how to express themselves in a healthy way is an integral part of childhood that paves the way for adulthood.I demonstrate a warm and fuzzy type relationship. There are many things that influence how children , young adults and families respond to life. My approaches are not a one sized fits all type methodology and are tailored to build a working relationship within a non-judgemental manner. I utilized shared experiences and humor (respectfully) in order to develop a rapport with my clients. Children & Adolescents- Motivational interviewing, Play therapy, Solution focused and CBT techniques are used to help kids and young adults to make the change they need in their lives. Affirmations are used to build rapport. This approach helps to engage with the most challenging young adults.
Parenting- Parenting brings along many joyful and challenging experiences. We are not given a manual the day we bring our little gems into the world. When our children are faced with obstacles we can feel overwhelmed and sometimes criticize our parenting abilities. My goal is to provide parents with evidence based tools that will allow the feeling of empowerment so that they can become an advocate for their child.