Marquita Mansfield is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Oxford, AL. Marquita supports clients as they navigate anxiety, depression, family conflicts, low self-esteem, and stress. Many of Marquita’s clients seek mental health services because they feel overwhelmed with their feelings, which leave them irritable and quick to anger. Others want to process through burnout, jealousy, or grief.
Marquita utilizes a wide variety of evidence-based therapy modalities in her work with clients. She brings together Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices to teach clients how to grow their self-awareness. This self-awareness is especially helpful when it comes to examining thought patterns. Certain thought patterns, Marquita teaches, can lead to difficult emotions and low self-worth. This includes cognitive distortions or negative self-talk. Clients learn how to use grounding exercises and to slow down their thoughts, especially judgments. This can be helpful in moments of distress, as well as during conflicts with others.
Marquita earned a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Jacksonville State University. She has experience working with both children and adults, as well as couples. Her goal is to help clients feel like themselves and live comfortable lives that are free from mental health symptoms.
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in 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
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses