Gena Golden, LCSW, NBCFCH

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Chief Transformation Officer and Clinical Director

Whether a student, parent, career woman, leader, healer, or change agent, I will support you in transforming the inner critic {internal oppression & imposter syndrome} and explore ways to outwit the outer critics {naysayers and systemic oppression} to become your ancestors' wildest dreams. I work with adults and couples from a decolonial lens that focuses on healing Black and other melanated groups historically marginalized especially those who struggle with ruminating thoughts and negative self-beliefs - perpetuated by familial, cultural and societal expectations. 

My approach prioritizes psychological safety through mind-body practices that regulate the nervous system to help you take soul-centered action toward your liberation.

Who Am I

Greetings, my name is Gena Golden, LCSW, NBCFCH. I am a holistic and culturally attuned psychotherapist and a board-certified fellow of clinical hypnotherapy.

Individual Therapy

I practice from a holistic (mind, body, soul-centered) approach seen through a cultural and liberation-focused lens. I act as a conduit for healing that validates and normalizes your humanity and lived experiences. Whether I am working with individuals, couples, or families, we can explore intergenerational and ancestral traumas and triumphs that shaped who you are. I aim to honor you and your people's cultural nuances, practices, and traditions.

Couples Therapy

I weave diverse modalities, including a holistic, culturally attuned, anti-oppressive approach that incorporates mind-body modalities, attachment theory, and interpersonal neurobiology rooted in liberation-focused approaches to healing and improving relationships.

You and your partner will examine dysfunctional family behavior patterns passed down from generation to generation to achieve emotional safety, quality communication, and a lasting, healthy connection.

You and your partner will recognize and navigate the dynamics influencing your connections with one another and explore how systemic injustices impact relational dynamics and contribute to collective wounds. 

You and your partner will be empowered to redefine and cultivate healthier, more equitable relationships free from oppressive influences. 

My goal is to support you holistically by helping you and your partner to foster harmony and alignment within yourselves, enhancing your capacity for genuine connection and intimacy. 

I understand that couples counseling is a huge investment of time and money. Coordinating your work schedules can be challenging and time-consuming. Deciding to make the financial investment to heal the relationship that you value is not to be taken lightly, and we explain in great detail why we do not accept health insurance for couples counseling.

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Educational Background

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Temple University (1991) and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Clark Atlanta University School of Social Work (1993).

Training and Experience

My post-graduate training and experience include Hypnotherapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, DBT-Informed Practices, Interpersonal Neurobiology (Attachment-Based), Neuroscience, Brainspotting, Tapping (EFT), Integrative Medicine, Somatic Abolitionism, Mindfulness Practices, Positive Psychology, Transgenerational/Race-Based Trauma Informed Methods, and Liberation Focused Healing in black folks.

Complementary Treatment Modalities

Other complementary treatment modalities include Reiki, Integrative Energy Medicine, Mindfulness Meditation, 'Sacred Women's work, 'Healing' crystals, and Essential oils. Mrs. Golden is the creator of two card decks called 'Slay Your Inner Critic' and 'Slay Your Inner Racist' used as tools to help combat unhealthy inner and outer beliefs and behaviors.

Areas I Serve

If you live in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Massachusetts, or Utah and believe I am a good fit for you, call me to schedule an appointment today.

Courses Offered

Coming soon, I am offering a hypnosis course to help professionals who want to learn hypnosis from a decolonial lens that focuses on the healing of marginalized or targeted groups with intergenerational, historical, cultural, or racial trauma.

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