Hello! My name is Essence Fiddemon and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor.
I am passionate about helping women that struggle with anxiety and depression related to processing change as a woman or parent. I can relate to these changes, and change is hard! We all can use support during these difficult times and I can walk alongside you in this journey.
I enjoy collaborating with clients who struggle with depression, emotional regulation, fear of abandonment, grief related to life transitions, stress management, perfectionism, low self-esteem, parenting stress, trauma, and difficulties in personal relationships. It is my commitment to support and challenge you to do the work necessary to reach your highest goals in life. It can be scary to ask for help, so I strive to cultivate a compassionate and comfortable atmosphere where you feel safe. You are one step away from changing your life and rediscovering your best self. I am here to collaborate with you to create the outcomes you desire.
Additionally, I specialize in and have successfully treated women who live with borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, and those who have experienced trauma. I pride myself on giving my clients the skills that they need to be successful while also building insight into their struggles.
I am highly skilled and trained in 3 specific therapeutic modalities: CBT, DBT, and EMDR. I will also be training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for the treatment of PTSD symptoms.
My work as a therapist has been in both inpatient and outpatient facilities. I have years of work experience in one of the top treatment facilities in the Southeast. I have also worked for the foster care system and have worked successfully with families from various backgrounds.
I am originally from upstate NY and moved to Atlanta in 2016. Apart from my role as a licensed therapist, I am a mother myself to 3 beautiful children. I also have a fur baby! During my spare time, I love spending time with my family and lifelong partner. I love creating memories with my family and enjoy listening to music.
I am accepting new clients and would love to hear from you. Please reach out for a free phone consultation. I would love to support you, empower you, and challenge you on your journey. At this time, I am only providing virtual sessions, and my goal is to make the virtual space just as intimate as in-person sessions. I look forward to hearing from you!