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Jacinta Wills, LPC, CGS, CAMS II

Jacinta

Jacinta Wills, LPC, CGS, CAMS II is a graduate of Argosy University with a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Ms. Wills is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia and holds a License to practice Telehealth in the state of Florida. She holds certifications as a Grief Specialist and an Anger Management Specialist. She also experienced in the treatment of trauma. Jacinta uses a mix of approaches, because each client is unique, and every situation is different she builds rapport with a person-centered approach. Jacinta believes that each of us is the expert in our own life.

 

In 2010 I found myself looking for a new job and had to think hard on what to do next. I was reading a newspaper article about a man who was going to jail for a violent act. At the end of the story, it turned out that this young man had been in the news before. In 1994, at the age of 8 he watched as his 5-year-old brother was thrown from a project building in Chicago for not stealing candy for older boys. He was traumatized. The family was paid a claim by the housing authority. He grew up and used anger to solve his problems. He is now spending his life in prison because that anger guided his life to the violent act of murder. This made me pause as I realized that no one ever advised his mother that the young boy needed counseling.

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"Everyone needs a support system, be it family, friends, coworkers, or therapists. We cannot do life alone and expect to keep mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy. Everyone needs some sort of support system on which to rely."

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