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Meet Raven!

Raven Vega, LAPC - BIPOC Queer Therapist  LBTGQ+

Areas of Expertise:

  • LGBTQIA+ Unique Stressors & Lived Experiences

  • Trans/Gender Identity

  • Sexuality & Gender Exploration

  • Consensual Non-Monogamy & Relationship Structure Minorities

  • Women’s Issues

  • BIPOC Mental Health

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relational Concerns

Rates:*

  • Initial Assessment (Intake):$215

  • Individual Therapy:  $175

  • Couples/Polycules: $185

*Reduced rates available for those with financial need.

Offers In-Person Therapy in Atlanta Office:

          YES

Licensed for Teletherapy:

Georgia

Service Modalities:

  • Teens/Adolescents

  • Adults (18+)

  • Individuals

Scheduling Availability:

Monday- Thursday  from 10am-6pm

Raven Vega, M.S., LAPC, NCC

Psychotherapist

Pronouns: She/They

Positionality: I identify as a queer, Puerto Rican/Latinx woman.

My Background & Approach:

Sometimes we just need to be heard. Sometimes we need help nurturing ourselves and creating space for our growth, our expansion, and our healing. 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.

 

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. Together we can create what therapy looks like for you; time to pour into yourself and explore what could be. 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 be. I work collaboratively with my teen clients to develop healthier coping skills and to make healthy choices of themselves. 

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 and creative arts interventions to deepen your relationship with self. Somatic practices help us build further understanding and awareness of our bodies. 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 manage and allow your emotions to move through you in a way that feels coziest.

Professional Credentials 

  • 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.

 

Academic Training

  • M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Georgia State University​

  • B.A. in Applied Behavioral Analysis, Florida Institute of Technology

Clinical Specializations 

  • 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!