I am a Board Certified Tele Mental Health Provider, licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker, with a PhD in Psychology. I have over 12 years of clinical experience. Some of the salient issues I have worked on are: military combat stress and PTSD, psychological wellness and treatment adherence for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families, child welfare, research on trauma and secondary trauma, displaced populations, educator on stress management, prevention and self-care
You can count on me when 'hanging in there' is no longer enough. I understand that problems are manageable and solvable when you choose to start working on them. My practice style is simple; I do therapy with the consideration that you are a unique individual and I meet you where you are. On this note, I say, let the work begin!.
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of North Carolina (C012222) and Louisiana (9780). I received my undergraduate (2004) and graduate (2006) degrees in Social Work from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. As a clinician, I embrace a strengths-based perspective, and I borrow from many different theories with an aim to understand and meet the needs of each individual. These theories include cognitive and dialectical behavioral, cognitive processing, psychoeducational, exposure, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based theories. Techniques that I may utilize during treatment include dialogue, motivational interviewing, the reframing of negative thoughts, relaxation, role playing, and mindfulness exercises. My aim is to provide a comfortable, non-judgmental, environment where you feel heard and understood.
I work with individual adults, age 18 and older. My work includes treatment for trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, nightmares, medical issues, difficulties w/ sleep, among others.
During my career, I've had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings to include dialysis centers, hospitals, inpatient and outpatient treatment centers, family practice clinics, and until recently, the Wounded Warrior Battalion on Camp Lejeune. I've had the honor of working with active duty service members, Veterans, and their families for the past 15 years.
Dr. Sedegah is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Maryland, District of Columbia and North Carolina as well as an Approved Clinical Supervisor. She is also a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). She specializes in culturally sensitive behavioral health treatments for adults with a range of psychological concerns including depression, anxiety and trauma. She also provides individual and group clinical supervision; bringing more than twelve years of theoretical knowledge and experience working with people from diverse groups and populations.
Dr. Sedegah is committed to assisting individuals with a host of social and emotional concerns using cognitive behavior therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy, person-centered therapy and interpersonal therapy. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Masters of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling from Coppin State University and Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from Howard University.