Areas of Expertise:
LGBTQIA+ Unique Stressors & Lived Experiences
Teen Mental Health
Sexuality & Gender Exploration
Consensual Non-Monogamy & Relationship Structure Minorities
BIPOC Mental Health
Initial Assessment (Intake): $200-$215
Individual Therapy: $150-$175
In Person in Atlanta
Online/Virtual therapy for residents of Georgia & Florida
Monday- Thursday from 10am-6pm
Raven Vega, M.S., LAPC, NCC
Positionality: I identify as a queer, Puerto Rican/Latinx woman.
My Background & Approach:
Does it feel challenging to advocate for yourself, or to voice your needs/desires?
Maybe you’re even thinking: “What are my needs or desires?”
Does people-pleasing show up when you’re anxious or unsure?
Maybe you consider yourself a helper (socially or vocationally!), or maybe you just haven’t had the time or space to consider yourself, your thoughts, or your feelings.
Sometimes we need help nurturing that part. My passion lies in sitting with you through your current challenges, centering your lived experiences, and building your toolbox for honoring and moving through your emotions. You deserve kindness, warmth, and a loving relationship with yourself. Together, we can create a space for your growth, your expansion, and your healing.
In my community role as a counselor, I acknowledge the way we learn to navigate the world is impacted by the systems we live in and endure, the messaging we receive, and the unique identities we hold and find ourselves growing into. I am open, fluid, flexible, and radically transparent in my work, as I understand your trust is something to be earned.
I enjoy working with both adults and teens (over the age of 14). Adolescence can be a challenging, and often, overwhelming time in a young-person's life, filled with many changes and transitions. I strive to create a safe, supportive space where teens can explore who they are, who they are becoming, and who they would like to be. I work collaboratively with my teen clients to develop healthier coping skills and explore their sense of Self.
Theoretical & Clinical Orientation:
My therapeutic approach is grounded in an ecological and multi-cultural feminist framework. Feminist theory in counseling recognizes that our personal experiences lie within a political and social context, and our environment plays a part in how we learn to traverse the world. My style is also influenced by interpersonal and existential-humanistic counseling theories, which means we explore the relational dynamics that are or have been present in your life and how you can get closer to identity authenticity.
You are the expert of your lived experiences and intuition. Ethical counseling is non-pathological and radically accepting. My role as your counselor is a tool for insight and information, facilitator of reflection, self-validation, self-affirmation, and untangling what you were taught is yours and what you choose to keep or release.
I also utilize somatic resources and nervous system psychoeducation to deepen your relationship with Self. Somatic practices help us build further understanding and awareness of our bodies and nervous system. If we can build familiarity with how emotions show up for you, we can better understand your unique coping needs and resources. Together, we can explore creative resources that align with your interests and comfort, so you can find safety in allowing your emotions to move through you.
National Certified Counselor & Licensed Associate Professional Counselor - GA# APC008017
Working under the direction of Dr. Sophia Aguirre Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA and the supervision of Nick Marzo, MS, LPC, LMHC in pursuit of licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia.
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Georgia State University
B.A. in Applied Behavioral Analysis, Florida Institute of Technology
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Certified
Professional Service & Membership
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Outside of Work:
Some more fun facts about me: I love reading and writing poetry, baking, being outside, watching cartoons, gaming Twitch streams, and scary movies. I also have lived experience with kink, non-monogamy, and alternative spiritualities!