Akeera Peterkin, LCSW, CASAC, CPT
About Akeera Peterkin
Hello and welcome! My name is Akeera Peterkin (she/her/hers). My clients often describe me as genuine, compassionate, and personable. For me, the therapeutic relationship is an allyship- supporting others through a difficult time while helping them feel heard, understood, and respected. This belief, coupled with my expertise and experience, allow my clients to safely heal and shape their lives.
I believe everyone deserves a safe space to feel accepted, grow, and thrive. As an inclusive and affirming clinician, I am committed to helping clients cope with the challenges that often come with humanity, identity, and emotional/mental health. I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, distress, and/or adversity as well as identity related experiences. I hold a space for individuals to heal from relational, systemic, environmental, and man-made traumas as well as explore, understand, and reconcile identity related experiences. The communities I support include but are not limited to: BIPOC (Black, indigenous, and people of color), LGBTQAI+, TGNC, creative spirits, introverts, highly sensitive people, empaths, health care workers, students, and trauma survivors. I also have several years of experience in mental health and substance use disorders. By employing eclectic evidence-based practices and a culturally sensitive approach, I tailor my interventions to meet my clients’ individual needs and goals.
In my private practice, Amani Nia Therapeutic Services, I aim to support you as you work towards healing and cultivating a life full of meaning and satisfaction. Together we can help you achieve emotional and mental wellness while unlocking inner peace and your greatest potential. Whether it is an inner conflict or an external challenge, I am here to support you through life and recovery. I invite you to visit my website (www.amaninia.com) to learn more about me and the practice. I look forward to meeting you.
SpecialtiesRacial Identity, Transgender, Trauma / PTSD
Age Group FocusAdolescents, Adults
Treatment ApproachesAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-based, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), Eclectic, Emotionally Focused, Existential, Expressive Arts, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Feminist, Gottman Method, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy
IssuesAcademic issues, Addiction, ADHD, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavior Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Career Counseling, Caregiver Stress, Child or Adolescent, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Family Conflict, Goal Setting, Grief, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Introversion, Leadership, Life Coaching, Marital / Premarital, Medication Management, Men’s Issues, Military, Narcissistic Personality, OCD, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Transgender, Trauma / PTSD, Weight Loss, Women’s Issues