Akira  Stuckey
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Akira Stuckey

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Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, CCHT Certified Yoga Instructor Certified Hypnotherapist, CHT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New Hampshire, Pennsylvania Accepting Online
Keene Accepting In-person

Currently accepting clients both online and in-person. (New Hampshire)

Updated February 28, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life coaching
  • Life purpose & meaning
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Childhood trauma

Professional statement

Akira Stuckey is a licensed mental health counselor who is based in Keene, NH. Akira specializes in working with individuals who provide care for others in both their personal and professional lives, such as healthcare providers, doctors, therapists, nurses, social workers, teachers, mothers, daughters, and sisters. Most of her clients prioritize other people's needs before their own, and despite their passion for helping others, they often feel drained and overwhelmed, neglecting their own needs for self-care. For some, caring for others comes naturally, and it may seem unfamiliar to attend to their own needs. Some clients struggle to express their needs at the beginning of their journey. As familial and social expectations and demands increase, the sense of responsibility for caring for others grows even greater while their needs and wishes are left behind. However, it is essential to maintain a balance between caring for oneself and others to thrive in everyday life.

Akira believes in the power of inner wisdom. Both positive and negative habitual patterns are often directed and motivated by the unconscious mind. Our present-day behaviors and thought patterns are often the result of strategies we developed in childhood to cope with events. The key to changing these patterns is in the unconscious mind. By bringing unconscious patterns to consciousness and making choices that are appropriate in the present day, clients can create long-lasting changes in their lives. Akira's goal is to help her clients find balance in their lives and feel at peace, happy, and joyous while continuing to care for others.

Akira earned a Master’s degree from Antioch University, New England. She has the certification from the Sadhana Yoga School and the Institute for Interpersonal Hypnotherapy. She is a person-centered, strengths-based therapist who places great importance on creating safe, welcoming therapy spaces.


Message to clients

It is sometimes inevitable for us to have to bear through traumatic events. Traumatic events are marked by how our system (mentally, emotionally, and physically) responds during and after the event. Our system is foremost geared toward survival; its job is to protect us during and after the event. After going through a traumatic event, to protect us, parts or aspects of us make conclusions about what happened to us and why that happened to us. And then, they start to run the strategies based on the conclusions we made to keep us safe.

Those strategies work very well to keep us safe but can also create life challenges. And, yet, we want more than survival. We want peace, love, balance, and wholeness in our lives. Though you might experience some challenges, you already have all the knowledge and skills you need to navigate the current challenges, become the person you know you truly are, and live your life to its full potential.

My role is to help you find your way back to inner wisdom and reconnect with your true self. To do this work, I need your full commitment to take a look at your life and create and visualize your goals. This work is for people who already have done some work through past therapy treatment or self-development and have a good understanding and handling of emotions/ symptoms.


Specialties

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)

Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in NH)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in NH)
  • Harvard Pilgrim (in-network in NH)
  • Health Plans Inc. (in-network in NH)
  • Optum (in-network in NH)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in NH)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $175
  • Life Coach : $175 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
Therapist's note

My full fee for a 55-minute psychotherapy and Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga session is $175 per session, a non-clinical 115-minute hypnotherapy session is $200, and a clinical 115-minute hypnotherapy session is $350. I offer a sliding fee scale depending on your financial situation. Please contact me for more information. I am happy to work with you!


Location(s)

Online Sessions (New Hampshire)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10 am - 5 pm
  • Wed 10 am - 5 pm
  • Thu 10 am -5 pm
  • Fri 12:00 noon - 5 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Keene practice
155 Washington St, Keene, New Hampshire 03431
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10 am - 5 pm
  • Wed 10 am - 5 pm
  • Thu 10 am - 5 pm
  • Fri 12 noon - 5 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10 am - 5 pm
  • Wed 10 am - 5 pm
  • Thu 10 am - 5 pm
  • Fri 12 noon - 5 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2011 - Present

Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy, Certified 500-Hour Hypnotherapist (Clinical & Transpersonal), 2022
Center for Trauma and Embodiment at Justice Resource Institute , Certified 300-Hour Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator , 2016
Sadhana Yoga School , Certified 200-Hour Yoga Teacher, 2015
Internal Family System Institute , Level 1 Training (No certification), 2012
Antioch New England Graduate School, Master of Arts Counseling Psychology , 2006


Licensure

New Hampshire: 870

Pennsylvania: PC015875


Languages

English

Japanese