A SAFE SPACE
FOR BLACK WOMEN
The mission of Path of Discovery Counseling Services is to guide millennial women of color on a path of discovery, healing, and self-reflection by examining, envisioning, and exploring how they can live a more authentic and peaceful life.
We strongly believe in God and Therapy, and offer unique services to the Black Woman who falls prey to perfectionism and people-pleasing, is often booked and busy, and unwillingly wears the strong black woman cape.
Black women deserve safe, affirming, and culturally sensitive spaces to be able to discuss the various issues they may be dealing with. You should be able to bring your whole self into the therapy space--free of judgment.
You don’t have to wait until you are in crisis to see a therapist. It is time that you care for your whole self before it becomes overwhelming.
I'M HERE TO SUPPORT YOU
Therapy is an opportunity for you to dive into the innermost parts of who you are in a non-judgmental setting with a person who has the expertise and knowledge to guide you on this path.
I get it. Seeking therapy is a huge first step, and you have probably searched and searched to find the right person that best suits your needs. You've read bios, you've searched their social media, and you still just aren't sure. You may have even had a therapist once that you just didn't vibe with.
This journey you are getting ready to go on is special and important to your growth and I'm honored to be considered on your path of discovery.
Healing belongs to you
FROM A CLIENT
"Fatima has a way of showing me the connections in my life where I can come to the conclusion myself versus her just telling me. I love her reflective questions because they help me slow down my thoughts."
- CLIENT IN NY
FATIMA BANISTER, LCSW
My name is Fatima and I am the owner of Path of Discovery Counseling Services and founder of Sis Heal Yourself®. I am a licensed clinical social worker and have worked with a variety of populations over my career, primarily women and children. I received my degree close to a decade ago (2013). What's most important for you to know about me though, is that I have once sat in your seat (and still!).
I have gone to therapy myself and found how beneficial it is to my life. I know what it's like to be on the other side of the chair... to pour my heart out to someone I'm not sure I should trust... to develop a meaningful therapeutic relationship... and then see the beauty unfold as I learn about myself, how to adjust my thinking and resolve issues of my past.
I am so excited to work with you, and if you're still not sure about therapy, schedule a consultation anyway. I offer coaching services as well.
One of my life's missions is to create spaces for Black women to be free to be themselves, and to be set free --from pain, heartache, insecurity, etc. Sis I want you living a life full of peace, authenticity, love, and joy!