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 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. Ultimately, my goal is to help women move from wholeness to wellness.
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.
As a mental health consultant I began performing mental health evaluations in a psychiatric hospital and ERs consulting with psychiatrists & ER doctors. As a business development account manager for an Atlanta psychiatric hospital for over 10 years I developed valuable relationships in the mental health community and learned the importance of collaboration with other healthcare professionals. While in private practice I began consulting with area physicians and spent two years researching counselors’ collaboration efforts with primary care.
*BA in Psychology from Seton Hall University (NJ)
*MA in Clinical Psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University-Atlanta
*EdD in Counselor Education & Supervision from Argosy University-Atlanta
*Licensed professional counselor (LPC) in GA since 2006
*Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) since 2015
*Employee Assistance Specialist-Certified EAS-C since 2015
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our daughter, family, and friends. I also practice self-care by taking a yoga class, taking advantage of the many restaurants and cultural events that Atlanta has to offer, and traveling as much as possible.