New Beginnings Counseling Center

Providing mental health services for adults, adolescents, and children in the Chattanooga area since 1999

 

Meet Our Staff

Salida Brooks, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Services Provider

Education

BFA, Graphic Design, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

MA, Professional Counseling, Liberty University


Certifications and Training

Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider

Bowen Family Systems Therapy

Clinical Hypnosis and Rapid Resolution Therapy


Therapeutic Approach

I believe that in order to bring about lasting change and healing, it is important to treat the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. Every person has a story. I seek to honor each individual’s life and experience as a means to identify their strengths that can be built upon with new life skills and ways of viewing and relating to themselves, others, and the world around them. In my work with children and teens, I emphasize the importance of not only treating the individual, but also equipping the family to function in a more healthy way.


Treatment Issues

Depression, anger, self-harming behaviors, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, behavioral issues, trauma and abuse, PTSD, adjustment and phase of life issues, women’s issues, and parenting concerns.


Treatment Population

I work with children and adults. My primary focus is counseling adolescents, young adults, and women.


My Journey

For over 15 years, I have worked in various roles with adolescents: first in church and volunteer settings, and for the past 8 years, as a counselor. I began my adult life as a graphic designer. Counseling is calling that came about as I experienced my own healing and health. My life experience gives me a unique perspective on hurt and healing that allows me to come alongside those I meet with a heart of mercy and compassion. My desire is to guide others through the storms of life and into a place of hope and healing from the heart of one who knows that is possible.


Favorite Quote

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein


Recommended Reading

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

The Search for Significance by Robert McGee