About Dr. Tashika
In May 2009, I established TLC Counseling & Consulting Services LLC in Atlanta, GA, where I focus on the mental health & wellness of women of color. My vision is to help Black women move from "Wholeness to Wellness". Most of the women I work with do not have a serious mental illness, but unresolved trauma and poor coping skills for life’s stressors. Beginning counseling is not always an easy decision, but it is an investment in your personal growth. It can even be exciting seeing yourself becoming the woman you know you could always be.
My path into this field is not a coincidence, as I have had my own journey to overcome complex trauma and postpartum anxiety after the premature birth of my daughter. Not only because of my training, but also by experience, I truly believe in the healing power of the counseling relationship, which is a delicate balance of science and art.
I am a lifelong learner & stay current in new counseling approaches and the most recent research. I have received extensive training in trauma-informed interventions including: dialectical behavior therapy, attachment-based therapies, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Education & Training
- 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 - 2006
- Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) - 2015
- Employee Assistance Specialist-Certified (EAS-C) - 2015
- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) - 2019
- Trauma & Attachment - 2020
- Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care; Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy -Postpartum Support International (PSI) - 2022
- Adjunct Professor - Southern New Hampshire University - 2019-Current
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our daughter, family, and friends. I also practice wellness by growing spiritually, practicing yoga & pilates, and enjoying the many restaurants and cultural events that Atlanta has to offer, and traveling as much as possible.