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Giavante Douglas, LMSW, LSSW

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Life after a pandemic looks pretty abnormal. I understand that navigating life hardships and your healing journey alone can be overwhelming and unfold many uncertainties and self-doubt. For many of us, it can become challenging to process different stressors when we are not emotionally balanced. I commend you for taking the first step to emotional equilibrium, and it would be a privilege to support you with your mental health and life goals. 

I specialize in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and/or general life transitions. I am trained to utilize Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which assists individuals with understanding trauma and shifting their paradigm. 

To learn more about how I could best serve you, please reach out for a consultation. To schedule a consultation, contact Giavante at 901-459-5773.

Christie Walker LMSW

Do you experience day-to-day anxiety and stress? Do you sometimes feel nothing is going right, and you no longer enjoy the things you used to? Do you feel unsure of who you are, feel lost or alone? Are you experiencing sadness or anger from past negative experiences? Sometimes acknowledging the need for help can be difficult because people often associate vulnerability with being weak. I am here to tell you that recognizing your need for help takes bravery and self-awareness. This is your first step towards making a positive change for yourself!

I serve adults, male and female, by introducing tools that will inspire the individual to develop a better outlook on life, decrease stressors, and become more resilient to life's challenges. To assist with this change, I provide motivational interviewing techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy. I also provide a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere which allows my clients to be honest and feel at ease about expressing themselves. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the State of Tennessee.

I truly believe our mental health wellness should be a priority and you do not have to be alone in this journey. Working on our mental health is an on-going process that is the foundation to live thriving lives. I thank you for believing in me and allowing me to assist and empower you through your journey of healing. Schedule a consultation with Christie at 901-460-2594.

Yulanda Taylor LMSW

I focus on assisting individuals with navigating through challenges and exploring solutions that will lead to restoration and elevation. I am a wife and a mother of three. I have one child on the autism spectrum. We have overcome many challenges dealing with his unique abilities.

I believe in Jesus along with the power of prayer. I'm driven to help people who believes that there is something out there that bigger than themselves.

Do you feel like you have to wear a mask and hide your true self? Are you ready to take the masks off? If this is you let me help you peel back the layers of yourself that you are masking. Let's denounce these negative thought patterns that make you hide who you are. Let's affirm the promises of God and build on restoring love, joy, peace, and hope. Do you need someone to pray for you and pray with you? Matthew 18:20 tells us where two or more gather He will be amongst us. I am passionate about empowering individuals to rediscover their best selves. This means getting uncomfortable with dysfunction. Never stop growing into a better you financially, mentally, and spiritually. I create a safe space to assist with goal-driven solutions. If you need assistance with where to start, I can help. Always keep in mind that change starts with YOU. Numbers 6:24-26 CSB "May the LORD bless you and protect you; may the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; may the LORD look with favor on you and give you peace" In Jesus name I pray this over whoever is reading and receiving Amen. Contact Yulanda at 901-554-5202 to schedule a consultation.

Kayla Drewett Admin. Assist. 

Kayla grew up in Memphis, Tennessee but moved to Pensacola, Florida to receive her Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies. Kayla has always felt that God has blessed her with the ability to encourage others. She intends to pursue a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Kayla was looking for an internship to gain experience for counseling when she discovered Against All Odds Professional Counseling Services. Since then, Kayla has been working diligently to ensure that everything within the practice runs efficiently. 

Mrs. Bewindi Jackson, Clinical Director 

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I help professionals who are dealing with unresolved emotional conflicts such as depression, anxiety, grief, stress,etc live freely by equipping them with tools to renew their mindsets. I love to encourage and empower my clients and when they apply the tools, they are able to show up for themselves and be their best selves in all arenas of their lives. Additionally, I also provide Christ-Centered Counseling to whom it applies and for those who request.

With over 15 years of clinical experiences, I am driven and fueled by my professional and personal values including but not limited to Faith, Freedom, Purpose, Service, Encouragement and Inspiration. I am so honored to be in this space and I know that whether I am providing therapy, coaching or speaking to an audience or hosting my podcast, 'Empowered to Empower You', which can be found on spotify, podbean, itunes, google, etc, I am convinced that people are definitely encouraged, inspired and empowered. I am also an author of two published books, Empowerment for You: Encouragement for your Spiritual and Emotional Wellness and Empowered to Empower You Reflection Workbook (available on Amazon). Schedule a meeting with me at 901.319.9677.