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Edwina Taylor-Flowers(She/Her/Hers)

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Master Addiction Counselor - also offered by NAADAC, MAC
FloridaGeorgiaNew Jersey
Anxiety -Alcohol use disorder & addiction-Bipolar disorder- Depression-Women's issues-Childhood trauma-

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Professional statement

Edwina Taylor-Flowers is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Atlanta, GA. Edwina enjoys working with clients of all backgrounds, sexualities, and identities. She helps clients learn more about themselves and their inner worlds. Often, this heightened self-awareness then leads to a decrease in the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Edwina also provides a comfortable, empowering atmosphere for clients to talk about what’s on their minds.

Edwina’s approach to therapy is strengths-based, which means that she teaches clients how to recognize their distinct strengths and what makes them special. She then collaborates with clients to put these strengths into action. She also draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), family systems therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy to deliver a comprehensive experience that gives clients the tools they need to reach their mental health goals. Clients will learn how to decrease negative thought patterns, especially those that lead to harmful behaviors.

Edwina earned Master’s degrees in General Counseling Studies and Clinical Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling. She has advanced training and certification in addiction counseling. Her goal is not to tell her clients what to do, rather to help them discover their own next steps towards building a healthy, joyful life.


Message to clients

People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “soften the orange a bit on the right-hand corner. I don’t try and control a sunset.” I watch with awe as it unfolds (Rogers, 1980). In my therapeutic work over the past 15 years I have been uniquely fortunate to watch as potential and destiny unfolds for clients. In my clinical roles I fully espouse a person-centered strength-based focus and approach with clients, to the end of collaborative problem solving with your concerns and goals at the heart of our work together.

Empowerment, personal responsibility, and deep emphatic connection are the driving forces of my counseling practice at Lotus Therapeutic Services.

I specialize in person-centered and evidenced based interventions with my clients. I have worked with individuals with substance use disorders as well as other mental health diagnoses.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Lotus Therapeutic Services, Owner/Psychotherapist

Thomas University, Masters Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling, 2016
Capella University, Masters General Counseling Studies, 2012
Georgia State University, Bachelors of Science Social Work, 2008

Licensure

Georgia: LPC011241 - New Jersey: 37PC00869000 - Florida: TPMC1700

Languages

English

Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

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+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in FL, NJ, GA)
  • Amerigroup (in-network in GA)
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (in-network in FL, NJ, GA)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in FL, NJ, GA)
  • CareSource (in-network in GA)
  • Cigna (in-network in FL, NJ, GA)
  • ComPsych (in-network in FL, NJ, GA)
  • GEHA (in-network in FL, NJ, GA)
  • Humana (in-network in FL, NJ, GA)
  • Lyra Health (in-network in FL, NJ, GA)
  • Magellan Health (in-network in FL, NJ, GA)
  • Optum (in-network in FL, NJ, GA)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in FL, NJ, GA)
  • Tricare (in-network in FL, NJ, GA)
  • UMR (in-network in FL, NJ, GA)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in FL, NJ, GA)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan (in-network in FL, NJ, GA)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$135 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$85 - $135
  • Initial session:$175 (60min)

Client testimonials

"from the initial call she made me feel comfortable, i felt like she was a person with patience and understanding and that she was a no judgemental person, looking forward to working with her"
- Zencare client March 2022
"This provider reached out to me quick after I sent out an email looking for a provider. She called me and we spoke for 10 mins for free. She answered all the questions I had and made me feel at ease."
- Zencare client April 2022
"Very easy to communicate with. Seems to be a good listener as well as communicator."
- Zencare client June 2022
"She was very kind and professional."
- Zencare client June 2022
"Great. Caring and fast to reach out in moment of crisis. Very accessible in a climate where finding a qualified therapist on short notice is almost impossible. Edwina was the only person on staff that for our vrtoeroa making er extremely rare. We are excited to continue workimg with her and giving our niece Zuriel the care hat she needs."
- Zencare client June 2022
"She was such a sweet lady on the phone, she sent me a email very quickly! Excited for the first session ☺️"
- Zencare client September 2022
"Genuinely wanted to understand my needs and made me feel comfortable and not self-conscious. Excited to partner with Edwina further."
- Zencare client February 2023
"Made me feel very comfortable instantly!"
- Zencare client May 2023
"She is very easy to talk to. I appreciate how she made me feel understood."
- Zencare client September 2023
"She immediately identified areas of self growth that would help me feel better. She listens."
- Zencare client September 2023
"She got back with me in a timely manner. She was really inviting."
- Zencare client March 2024