Jeanni Aubee, LMSW
For teens and adults dealing with behavioral issues, frequent worry, sadness that is debilitating, mood changes, lack of interest in doing things, frequent conflict, validation seeking, feeling unworthy, life transitions, grief or food/body issues there is hope, help and resolution available. I explore the ways in which systems family, societal, religious and more) inform and affect thought patterns, mood, decision, beliefs, values and behavior. You'll be able to make sense of your experiences, better understand who you are, and learn practical strategies to help change the patterns that keep you feeling stuck in unfulfilling relationships, jobs and mental, emotional and behavioral patterns. First we'll understand the beginning and purpose of your cognitive, emotional and behavioral processes and patterns and work overtime with new ones that are more fitting for the present. We'll also identify treatment goals to ensure that our process is productive and yields measurable results.
Through the process you'll benefit from an individualized approach to therapy, recognizing the person behind the symptoms and even the person behind the persona. My clients begin work with me because of issues like anxiety, depression, work-life balance, avoidance, life transitions, procrastination, relationship and attachment issues and trauma. Through a process of exploring, understanding, evaluating and identifying thinking and behavior patterns we eliminate and replace unproductive habits with more adaptive patterns toward an increased sense of well-being and ability to thrive and function in a variety of settings, situations and relationships. In the end my clients are able to experience enthusiasm, take inspired and purposeful action, live with autonomy, find pleasure in people, places and things, have emotional flexibility, and experience vulnerability and intimacy in relationships.
I received my Master’s degree in Social Work from Howard University and have since provided mental health services to children and adults in private practice settings in Maryland. As a supervised and experienced clinical Social Worker, I provide a safe and thoughtful environment for collaboration and resolution.
My clinical expertise includes conducting biopsychosocial assessments to aid in diagnoses; developing, implementing and adjusting treatment plans; engaging in crisis intervention and facilitating client growth through a team approach/ working with other care providers.
I take decolonizing mental health and my role as a social justice advocate seriously. You'll learn new coping skills and se marked decrease in symptoms through my use of theoretical approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)/Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), person-centered therapy, mindfulness, positive psychology techniques, and narrative therapy to conceptualize, diagnose, treatment plan and intervene.
It is important for all people to feel safe and that they have a place of belonging. Through my practice, I try to ensure that my clients feel heard, seen, felt and supported.