Alandria Mustafa, LPC
Preferred Name: Alandria
My primary goal is to create a space where my clients can show up as their authentic selves and address the various challenges that are creating a sense of hardship in their lives. I seek to create a therapeutic space that is collaborative, non-judgmental, and compassion focused. Supporting and witnessing the courageous, emotionally vulnerable, and occasionally challenging, work my clients are willing to do in therapy brings me a great sense of fulfillment. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, empowerment based and rooted in self-determination, with an attentiveness to the nuance of intersecting identities and how these identities impact one's experience in this world. I utilize an integrative approach that is based in EMDR, Somatic Psychology, Polyvagal Theory, and Feminist Theory. I pull tools and strategies from a variety of therapeutic modalities; however, I find myself particularly drawn to mind-body connection based approaches that highlight the nervous system, the impact of trauma on the body and our sense of attachment and development.
Education & Experience
I am licensed to practice within the states of Florida and South Carolina. I completed my graduate program at the University of Florida and have worked in the clinical field for 7 years now. I have been in private practice for 3 years. I am EMDR trained, pursuing certification, and participate in an EMDR consultation group so that I can continue to support my professional development.
Professional & Volunteer Affiliations
I am on the board for a youth organization called the Carolina Youth Action Project. I engage in activism work within my local community to support reproductive health and LGBTQIA+ rights.
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Gender Identity
- Moral Injury
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
- Sexual Abuse
- Somatic Issues
- Survivor's Guilt
- Traumatic Incident