Bryant Counseling Services LLC
We’ve loved every minute of our journey
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My inspiration and motivation to do what I do comes from the little town I was raised in in Southwest Florida by the name of Immokalee. With a population of less than 5000 people and heavily populated by immigrant migrant workers I witnessed and encountered a unique blend of cultures and work ethics. In addition, being raised by a hard working single mother and grandmother, it became evident to me at an early age that nobody just gives you anything in life. I witnessed my mother work 2 and 3 shifts daily for years as well as be mistreated by friends, family, and the church community, in addition to my grandmother working just as hard for years to help make ends meet. As I matured being the oldest of 8 children, I was naturally forced to grow up at an early age and do whatever it took to assist my parents in feeding our family and learned what it meant to lead by example in school, in life, and on the athletic fields.
By the grace of God, I fell in love with playing football and developed a love and curiosity for academia. Throughout my adolescent and teen years I was engulfed in extra-curricular activities allowing me to dismiss and overcome negative stereotypes which included being labeled as: another poor black kid, jock, troublemaker, a person with ADHD, and others. But with a strong sense of spirituality, sports, and a passion for education, I was able to break the chain of poverty and attain a full athletic scholarship to Indiana University and graduate on time. The rest is history...
…Present day I work feverishly to establish a counseling practice that works to serve as a light in the darkness for individuals regardless of their race, gender, socio-economic status, and culture that will teach and guide individuals to overcoming diagnosed and un-diagnosed mental health challenges as well as getting past rough spots through their personal and professional lives.
Speaking as a father of two beautiful sons, co-parent & partner to a remarkable woman, and son and brother to an awesome family I challenge you to step outside your box and embrace change welcome knowledge, love, and wisdom into your life.
Favorite Motto: "Get Busy Living."
Favorite Quote: "Be the change you want to see." Mhatni Ghandi
Leonard D. Bryant MBA LPC CAMS
Founder/Owner & Clinical Director.
State of Georgia Board Certified Counselor
Licensed Number: LPC 008490
Certified Anger Management Specialist
COUNSELING APPROACHES UTILIZED:
Choice Theory/Reality Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Strength Base Approaches
Person Centered Approaches
Evidenced Based Practices
Multicultural Therapy Techniques
I'm from Portsmouth, VA, where I grew up with four siblings and was raised by my father and grandmother. I moved to Georgia in 2011 with barely anything but hopes of building a career in an industry that soon I realized was not for me. Although things did not pan out as I planned them to be I had no plans on turning back and I built my life here every since. Through my journey, like everyone, there were some great moments and some trials and tribulations but the purpose in all of that was for me to discover my purpose. Becoming a life coach for me is bigger than myself. God has provided me with the heart of understanding and the passion for purpose through my healing. With that I want to help create that foundation for you so that you become your best self. Through my experiences dealing with family issues, friendship loss, break ups, anxiety and the many things that life has thrown my way along with Gods given wisdom; I want to service you to help bring about change in your heart and mind so that you have the tools that you need to face the many challenges that come your way. My mission is your goals. This a NO JUDGEMENT zone, I’ve seen a lot and nobody’s perfect but I definitely will help guide you and hold you accountable even if it makes you uncomfortable, but knowing that it’s from a good place so you can receive the growth you desire. I’m forever learning so let’s grow together.
Looking forward to serving you. Peace, love, and blessings.
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