About Dr. Tashika
In May 2009, I established TLC Counseling & Consulting Services LLC, where I focus on the mental health & wellness of women of color in Atlanta’s South Fulton County. My mission is to ‘promote insight and understanding’ into the mental health challenges as well as common stressors that you may be presented with through counseling and education.
I earned a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University in New Jersey, a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University-Atlanta, and a doctorate (EdD) in Counselor Education & Supervision from Argosy University-Atlanta.
I have been a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia since 2006, with experience in the mental health field since 2001. My experience includes years working in a psychiatric hospital setting providing crisis intervention and psychological testing and reports. I learned a great deal about mental illness, personality, and human behavior, but I found that the majority of women I worked with did not have a serious mental illness but unresolved trauma and poor coping skills for life’s stressors.
I truly believe in the healing power of the counseling relationship, which is an intricate balance of science and art. I stay current in new counseling approaches and well-read in the most recent research. I have received extensive training in different treatments for trauma including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and trauma-informed practice
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our daughter, family, and friends. I also practice self-care by taking advantage of the many restaurants and activities that Atlanta has to offer and traveling as much as possible.