Allegra Wyatt, LMSW
Positionality: I identify as a queer, cisgender, middle class, mixed-race Black woman with Caribbean and white ancestry.
Areas of Expertise:
Trauma & PTSD
Q+BIPOC Mental Health
Racial, Ethnic & Cultural Identity
Mixed Race/Biracial/Multiracial Identity
Black Mental Health
Gender Affirming Care
Anxiety & Depression
Young Adults & College Students
Initial Assessment (Intake): $200-$215
Individual Therapy Session: $150-$175
Couples/Polycules Session: $170-$185
In Person in Atlanta
Online/Virtual therapy for residents of Georgia
Adults & Teens (14+)
Monday - 8am-4pm
My Background & Approach:
My goal as a therapist is to build healing relationships and hold spaces of gentleness, care, growth, and deep rest for and with Q+ BIPOC folks, particularly queer Black women, femmes, and mixed race people. I support those I work with in carving out spaces for freedom, joy, and choice while navigating multiple oppressive forces. I aspire to co-create futures for myself and BIPOC communities beyond colonialism, capitalism, and white supremacy within and outside my clinical work.
I specialize in working with those who have experienced various forms of trauma such as sexual, relational, intergenerational, racial, and attachment trauma. Often trauma profoundly affects how we treat ourselves and others, and makes it difficult to feel at home in our bodies. In our work together we will explore how to reconnect with your body and foster a greater sense of choice and agency in your life.
Theoretical & Clinical Orientation:
My clinical orientation is grounded in Black feminism, with the understanding that we each have unique intersectional identities that inform how we experience the world, and have the right to determine who we are and how we live. I believe our experiences of oppression and marginalization profoundly affect our mental health and healing is an integral part of creating transformative communities and a just world.
Attachment-focused psychodynamic theory provides a lens for understanding how our early experiences inform our current relational patterns. I use this theory because I believe that we play out our subconscious fears and desires in our closest relationships. When we can recognize our cyclical behaviors we are able to more intentionally build healthier and more transformative connections and communities.
I utilize aspects of Somatic Experiencing (SE), a form of body-based trauma therapy, to support you in processing trauma. I choose to implement SE because it aligns with various BIPOC ancestral forms of healing that center a mind-body-soul perspective. I also use SE because it provides an avenue for healing the embodied nature of intergenerational trauma.
Fully Licensed Master Social Worker: Georgia #MSW011156
Working under the direction of Dr. Sophia Aguirre, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA and under the supervision of Rita Patel, LCSW, RPT, SEP in pursuit of advanced licensure as Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Georgia.
Somatic Experiencing Professional Training Program, May 2022 - Present
M.S.W. in Clinical Social Work, Smith College School for Social Work
B.A. in Anthropology, Macalester College
Professional Service & Membership
Georgia Society of Clinical Social Work
Outside of Work:
I love to read Black sci-fi and fantasy books! Some of my favorites are Dread Nation by Justina Ireland, The Blood Trials by N.E. Davenport, and anything by N.K. Jemisin. I like to get outdoors by hiking, camping, volunteering on Black owned farms or just a walk in my neighborhood. I like to learn various hobbies, but my current favorite is teaching myself to do nail art. To care for myself I like to drink bubble tea, watch cozy mystery tv shows, and to dance.