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"Dr. Kahina is literally best therapist I've ever had!

"Dr. Kahina is literally best therapist I've ever had! I was convinced that I'd never be able to find a good or even decent and professional therapist after the experiences I've had.. Until I met her! She's very genuine with everything she does and you can sense her kindness and passion in her work. I was incredibly sad when I could no longer have her as my therapist because I moved out of state. For anyone considering therapy and wanting to try out Strengths and Solutions? This. Is. Your. Sign. And I wish you all the best on your respective journeys!!! Thank you, Dr. Kahina!"

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PYSCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

Have you been experiencing mental health symptoms that you’re hoping for more clarity about? Choose one of the following options to learn more. 

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

One-on-one live video (virtual) or in-person weekly therapy sessions tailored to your needs.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Black millennial women with anxiety, low self-esteem and/or depressive feelings

WHAT'S ENTAILED

Therapy begins with me orienting you to therapy and developing a specific treatment plan with your mental health goals in mind. The first few sessions provide the opportunity for us to get to know each other better so that you can feel fully comfortable in this new safe space.

Following this, I engage in an active approach to treatment that will allow you to explore the root of your current challenges while emphasizing how we may be able to best help you break the patterns in your life that are not working well for you.

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You’ll learn more adaptive ways of thinking and navigating your daily life that will help to both reduce and prevent anxiety. Together, we will collaborate throughout sessions to determine the best solutions for living your best life. 

Individual Therapy
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PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS

General psychological evaluation designed to increase understanding of your experiences and symptoms, to determine whether you meet criteria for any mental health diagnoses.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

  • Parents wanting a better understanding of their child’s academic or psychological functioning

  • Parents of children who are struggling in school

  • Parents wanting to advocate for accommodations or a different class for their child 

  • College or graduate  students seeking accommodations in school due to current or possible diagnosis of ADHD or a learning disability 

  • Adults seeking accommodations for standardized testing such as MCAT, LSAT, GRE, etc. 

  • Adults needing official documentation of a psychological assessment for court reasons

  • Adults wanting to understand more about their psychological state and/or clarify their diagnoses for treatment/medication purposes

WHAT'S ENTAILED

A psychological assessment is a thorough process first involving a detailed interview of you and possibly a significant person in your life, such as family member or partner, who may know you well. Your evaluator may also, with your written permission, contact your therapist, psychiatrist, primary care provider, or case manager, who can provide additional information about your mental health experiences. Any previous documentation or reports of your experiences would also be reviewed. You would likely then be asked to complete standardized questionnaires about yourself (typically just “true or false” or Likert rating scales) as a source of even more information about who you are as a person and how you’ve been doing recently. All of this information would then be put together to determine what, if any, diagnoses you meet criteria for. Whether or not it’s found that you meet criteria for a diagnosis, your evaluator would provide you with a list of tailored, individualized recommendations for how you may best improve on any areas of concern. 

The entire process may involve one to two appointments (about a hour to two hours each) and can span about a month, while the evaluator gathers more information from the other sources you provide and analyzes all results. The conclusion of the assessment is in the form of a “feedback session” in which your evaluator will provide you with a full written report, explain to you all the findings, and give you ample opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The evaluator may also be available following the evaluation to advocate for your mental health needs or even to testify on your behalf in court, as needed.

Psychological Assessments
  • Do you accept insurance?
    No, for various reasons, I do not accept insurance nor EAPs. My therapy sessions are provided via self-pay only. However, your payments may be covered by your insurance Health Savings Account (HSA) card or partially/fully reimbursed by your insurance’s out-of-network benefits. For providers who may be in-network with your insurance, please check out my group practice, Strengths and Solutions, as we may have an insurance-based provider available to meet with you.
  • How can I schedule an appointment to meet with you?
    The best way to start off is by scheduling a complimentary consultation, in which we can review your needs for therapy to ensure we’re a great fit to work together. If at the end of our consultation, you choose to move forward with services, we’ll have the opportunity to look at our calendars together to schedule your first appointment.
  • How long will I be in therapy?
    This varies greatly by the individual, depending on your specific needs and progress. Some of my clients feel great and ready to move forward without therapy after just two months of services, whereas others appreciate a longer term service and have worked with me for six months to one year or more.
  • How do I know if we’re a good fit?
    Booking a complimentary consultation is the best way to learn this. During the consultation, we’ll have some time to get to know each other better, and you can feel free to ask me any questions you may have to assure whether I am the right therapist for you. Our first few therapy sessions are also a great opportunity to assess goodness of fit. As we start to get into the groove of working together during those first few sessions, you’ll get a better feel for my style of therapy as well as your level of comfort and commitment to the service.
  • How soon can we start?
    As long as I do not have a waiting list, I’m typically available to meet with new clients during the following week after our first point of contact.
  • What are your available hours for therapy sessions?
    I meet with clients exclusively on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, between 11AM-5PM.
  • Do you offer therapy in-person or online?
    Both! If you’re in the South Florida area, I’d be happy to have you come by for a cozy session at my private Hallandale Beach office suite. Schedules permitting, we’d be able to have all or some of our sessions in-person, with online virtual video sessions available when needed. If you’re not in the South Florida area or prefer online services, we’d have plenty of availability to meet via live video while you’re in the comfort of your home, on your lunch break, soaking in nature at your local park, etc. Please be advised, due to licensing regulations, I am only able to meet virtually with clients physically located in the state of Florida at the time of session.
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