Jamila J Walker, MSW, a Nashville transplant from Atlanta Georgia, graduated from Tennessee State University in 2001 with degrees in Psychology and Africana Studies, and later obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Jamila has a passion for working within the community with adolescents, women, children and families. She has diverse individual counseling and group facilitation experience including work with elderly victims of crime, pregnant and parenting teens, at-risk adolescent girls and K-4th grade boys with behavior problems. Jamila’s work has taken her around the world and allowed her to gain experience and a broadened cultural perspective while living in Malawi, SE Africa, and most recently in Belize, Central America. Jamila currently lives in Nashville in a multi-generational household that includes herself, her two children and her mother.
As a Social Worker, Jamila’s approach to counseling considers the impact that everything in a person’s environment may have on their overall well-being, with a belief that everyone could use a helping hand at some point. Jamila’s therapeutic frame includes both the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy as well as mindfulness, cognitive restricting and psycho-education with the understanding that each individual journey is unique. Jamila utilizes both evidenced based and practical techniques that assist clients in identifying the resources that they currently have available to create solutions to challenges and feel empowered to make life changes.
Her primary areas of interest include working with:
- Adolescents (girls) with issues related to self-harm, self-esteem, OD/CD, trauma and abuse
- Adolescent (boys) co-victimization/PTSD/trauma
- Women survivors of trauma (sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence), who are experiencing trouble during their childbearing year
- Dual diagnosis (substance abuse and mental health diagnosis)
- K-4th grade boys with behavior challenges
- K-4th grade girls with self-esteem challenges
Ross Behavioral Group 133 Indian Lake Road, Ste. 204 Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-338-6341