I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia. I am also a trained Neutral (Mediator) with the Georgia Commission of Dispute Resolution. I obtained my Master of Social Work degree from Clark Atlanta University, and my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. My professional affiliations include the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Workers and Therapy for Black Girls.
Previous work experiences have given me the opportunity to work closely with clients and families in all phases of treatment. My goal is to help clients overcome obstacles that may be standing in the way of personal success. Clients have described me as being supportive, down to earth, and knowledgeable about current societal issues. My approach is integrative, applying therapy, medicine, and physical health to promote holistic wellness. I utilize the following theoretical concepts: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Solution Focused Therapy.
When I am not in therapist mode, my personal life is pretty busy. I'm a wife, a mother to a wonderful 4 year old boy, a sister, and a friend to many. I enjoy yoga, music, traveling, and exploring different cultures.
What personal challenges have you overcome or are working through as a result of your upbringing?
I grew up in a city that was full of crime as well as trauma due to my overall environment. Gary was one of the roughest cities when I was growing up and was often considered in the top 5 of the Murder capitol list. I have experienced class mates as well as others that died due to gun violence. I also feel many of my anger issues were due environmental factors.
What inspired you to become a therapist?
I wanted to provide a space where people felt comfortable talking to me and providing some refuge. I also experienced some of my own traumas and wanted to help others work through theirs. It has always been my calling to help people!
My name is Sherita Settles. As long as I can remember I have had a passion for helping others. Since childhood, I have always been the compassionate one to lend a listening ear, and assist with finding a solution. I have counseled various individuals with many concerns, and from all walks of life.
With 14 years of experience, I have a vast knowledge of treating individuals and families. I am certified in CBT and TFCBT, which assists youth in dealing with trauma and any other behavioral or social challenges. I am a therapist that believes in therapy!
We all face many challenges throughout our lives. Whether you are starting out or starting over, allow me to assist you in the process. It’s so important to take time out for self.
Whether you just want someone to talk to, need to repair your relationship or move forward, allow me to walk with you to your destiny!