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Akira Stuckey(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
PennsylvaniaConnecticutNew Hampshire
Life coaching-Life purpose & meaning-Spirituality & religion- Life transitions- Relationship issues-Childhood trauma-

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Professional statement

Akira Stuckey is a licensed mental health counselor. Akira specializes in complex/ relational trauma treatment. She is passionate about working with individuals who provide care for others in their personal and professional lives, such as healthcare providers, therapists, social workers, teachers, parents, daughters/sons, and etc. 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

Our childhood relational patterns and how we navigate parent-child relationships are deeply engraved within us as conditioning. From the space of survival, we developed strategies to navigate life. This conditioning dictates how we navigate our present-day relationships and life. It’s normal; we all must be loved, accepted, and cared for as a child.

Those strategies work very well to keep us safe but can also create life challenges in later days. We want more than survival. We want peace, love, balance, and wholeness in our lives. We want to thrive! Though you might be experiencing some difficulties or feeling stuck, 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 looking at your life and creating and visualizing 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.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist

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 - Connecticut: 46.007431 - Vermont: 068.0135555TELE

Languages

English, Japanese

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+)

Locations & Hours

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


Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Health Plans Inc.
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

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!


Client testimonials

"Quick and very kind response!"
- Zencare client March 2024