Have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome? Sometimes, seeking help from a certified expert is the best way to put things into perspective. As a committed, professional Psychotherapist in Georgia, your well-being and mental strength is my number one priority. I’m happy to journey through all of life’s challenges with the attention and care you deserve.
Relationship is therapy. Most important aspect of healing is the degree of safety the client experiences with you. Safety is how well connected they are with you. You strive to understand the person to help them understand themselves. Holding space unconditionally, without judgement.
Dr. Gabor Mate
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia
To love God is to love people, it's fluid. I enjoy serving through sharing burdens. Hence my approach is through a Christian view integrating evidence based and holistic practices. My niche area is identity issues, specifically how our sin and being sinned against trickles into self-sabotage and maladaptive behaviors to cope which derails our ability to love self and others; if not processed, identified, healed and surrendered. There is so much freedom we forsake when we are not present and burdened by pain. My areas of specialty are trauma, relationship issues, identity issues/self worth, transitions/stressors and distorted thinking patterns.
Working with Zakia has been and continues to be a great experience. She has challenged me, been supportive when needed and helped me grow throughout our time together.
Zakia is positive, compassionate, and easy to talk to. She helped me gain a more positive outlook on myself and the situations in my life.
She helped me learn how to find the answers within myself, so that I can access them even when she is not around. We have worked on issues in my personal and professional life.
I feel I benefit from Zakia not just my therapist but a life coach.I look forward to seeing her each time and gaining her insight.
I highly recommend.
M. W., Georgia
Zakia Simpson is simply amazing! I remember coming to her so discouraged and defeated. I felt like I had been in the same cycles for years with no relief. Within the first two weeks of being with her, she not only listened to me, but she gave me strategies to fight the negative thoughts in my head. I never knew the simple things like breathing and going on a run would help me walk towards a path of freedom. To this day I still use these strategies. I am forever grateful for her.
M. Grant, Georgia
I really appreciate Zakia’s genuine understanding of my child. Zakia’s background working with ADHD, as well as anxiety and depression, allowed Ms. Simpson to give me very helpful insight . She developed a step by step, plan to help my daughter overcome her issues of depression, self-esteem, bullying and learning disabilities. Zakia attended school meetings with me so she could better understand my daughter’s needs while keeping the teacher, student and myself on the same consist page. Zakia is great in her delivery but very straight and to the point. I will always appreciate that she was great at validating my my daughter’s feelings and emotions but also gave her a safe space to talk and not feel judged, but rather empowered and happy! I highly recommend her. Definitely, a 5 rating
N. Edwards, Mississippi
Marriage is complexed… truthfully, it is hard. Two individuals are charged with coming together as “one;” and that “one” can seem like an unimaginable challenge to accomplish. However, there are therapist like Zakia Simpson who understands the journey within matrimony. Specifically, she met my husband and I where we were – broken from childhood trauma, scared, and uncertain if our marriage could work. She recognized the hurt children that were stuck inside of us, causing us to shut down on one another, by taking time to complete a thorough, non-invasive root-cause analysis – without judgment. Zakia created a “safe” space where my husband and I could share our inner thoughts with no pressure to be “perfect” in our articulation-of-expression. She displayed a genuine care for the success of our relationship; that built trust. We trusted her with our tears, frustrations, honesty, irritations, and happiness. We trusted her to ask the “hard” questions to move us to a place where we could acknowledge our errors (for ourselves) and work toward resolution. Bottom line… Zakia is an extraordinary therapist. Time spent with her remains personalized, truthful, compassionate, and life changing. I pray she continues to operate in her gift as my marriage is stronger because of it.
I have tried many different counselors but Zakia Simpson was the most personable and relatable. She did not feel like a traditional counselor and immediately gave me the sense of talking to a friend. Zakia made it easy to share and open up. She provided great resources so I can take control of my healing and process things at my own pace. Zakia was there when I needed her, and most importantly she gave me the validation I needed to heal from lifelong traumas. I am living my happiest life now!