OUR PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY
Whether working on an individual or family level providing therapeutic counseling services, or on an agency level providing consultation and training, the goal of our practice is to inclusive, be client-led, and trauma-informed. You are the expert, we play a supporting role in helping you realize the full potential of yourself or your staff.
Areas of expertise include but are not limited to: trauma, sexual assault/abuse, intuitive eating/HAES, children and adolescent development, LGBTQ issues, developmental delays/Autism, mental health treatment, race and racism, and social media.
ABOUT THE OWNER
Dr. Ginneh Akbar
WHO AM I? I am a licensed psychotherapist who has nearly 20 years of experience. My practice experience has reflected my commitment and passion for children, teens, and families, particularly those who have been impacted by trauma.
I am client-centered, strengths-based, and I approach all problems bio-psycho-social-cultural-spiritual perspective. I am fat-positive, sex-positive, kink-friendly and identity-affirming. Politically, I am progressive and I care greatly about social justice issues, both professionally and personally.
My extensive practice experience has reflected my commitment and passion for child welfare and families who have been impacted by trauma. My work has primarily focused on children and families, providing clinical services in various settings including community mental health and child welfare agencies. I have worked in direct practice, ranging in positions from child welfare investigations to providing evidence-based, trauma-focused interventions like Child Parent Psychotherapy and TF-CBT. Additionally, I have served in administrative positions providing training and reflective supervision to social workers and therapists.
When my oldest daughter, was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder at 11 months old, I was inspired to become an advocate for children with developmental delays and expanded my practice to include early intervention and infant mental health. I continue to work in the field of early intervention as a social worker and consultant, completing assessments and supporting families of children with new diagnoses.
My practice interests include organizational trauma in the helping professions, sustainability, green social work, and environmental racism, social media, and social work ethics in child welfare, which was the focus of my dissertation. I received my B.S. in Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, my MSW from Temple University, and my Doctorate in Clinical Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, where I have taught as an adjunct lecturer.
I believe everyone should have access to affordable health and mental health care, so don't let the price deter you. contact me to discuss our sliding scale. I also offer a no-pressure, first session to make sure it is a good fit!
WHAT WE DO
WHO ARE OUR CLIENTS?
People who have experienced depression or anxiety... People who are dealing with relationships, family, work stress, or transitions in their lives... People who are exhausted from life in general!
Maybe you are an agency director and want to train your staff in anti-oppressive and anti-racist practices.
Maybe you are new to your field and are looking for guidance and mentoring. Or maybe you have questions about how to reach the next level in your career, whether that is an advanced degree or a new position.
Whoever you are, whatever you need, Akbar & Associates is here to work collaboratively towards a solution!
INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY COUNSELING
Treating the Whole Person
We are committed to providing caring and professional therapeutic mental health counseling that addresses the social, emotional and spiritual needs of children, adults and families.
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING
Train Your Team
We assist you in developing and implementing responsive organizational systems that allow you to comply with policies and provide the highest level of service to kids and families.
EXPERT CONSULTATION & PROFESSIONAL MENTORING
Guidance & Inspiration
Our media relations plans position you as a leader in the field that understands the challenges facing kids and families and equips you to meet them in a proactive way.
“Compassion for others begins with kindness for ourselves.”