Dejerica has experience addressing a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, stress management, trauma, life transitions, difficult relationships, children with special needs, burden of caregiver support, chronic health issues, grief and loss, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and parent child relationship issues. Dejerica understands that specialized training is important and your ability to feel comfortable and connected to your therapist is important.
Dejerica is passionate about being a listener first, maintaining open dialogue and helping you explore your own personal goals. Dejerica believes a healthy mind is a happy mind and in efforts to ensure that our minds are healthy, we must learn how to cope through difficult times to find that happiness. Finding happiness does not just mean smiling and being able to get through the day without having a complaint but true happiness comes from within.
I offer a warm nonjudgmental approach that encompasses empathy and compassion. Dejerica takes a person-centered approach while also utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, play therapy and other evidence-based techniques.
My practice specializes in treating individuals, children and adolescents, couples and families. Dejerica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Georgia and North Carolina and has worked in the mental health field for the past 5 years.
Dejerica holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree in Social Work from University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNC-G), and a Master of Social Work Degree from University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). Dejerica is certified in Triple P, Positive Parenting as a provider where she provides parents of children up to 12 years, with techniques to address behavioral and emotional problems in children and teenagers. Triple P aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise.
Dejerica also has 4 years of medical social work experience as it relates to children and adults with chronic lifelong medical conditions. I am confident that no problem is too great to overcome. Through therapy, there is always a way to address the issues you face and learn coping strategies to help you both right now and in the future. You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and being a better you.