Hello, I am Alyssa Thaxton, licensed clinical social worker based in Saint Augustine, Florida. After 5 years as a teacher, I returned to graduate school when I discovered a passion for helping to empower those who have lost hope. I specialize in trauma recovery and substance use, so I am the perfect the therapist for you if you are someone who has survived past traumas by self-medicating or numbing via substances. I have become an expert in instilling hope and motivation in my clients who desire change but feel held back by destructive beliefs, emotions and behaviors.
I am deeply compassionate; I want to help you break free from the painful cycle of shame and guilt so you can begin to let go of the past and build trust and peace within yourself.
My approach is to help build skills to alleviate symptoms quickly, but I can also help you uncover how your past experiences are impacting your current state of being. In doing so, helping you understand the root of your issues so you can overcome them once and for all.
If you are seeking a therapist who is empathetic, solution focused, non-judgemental and empowering, we may be a match! Asking for help is sometimes the hardest thing, but you will be happy you did.
Master of Counseling – University of Georgia