Hello, I am Judith Wambui Preston
I am a complex PTSD and trauma expert committed to helping women learn how to make meaning of what happened to them, address symptoms related to the trauma such as depression, anxiety, and substance use and utilize coping strategies to improve functioning.
I founded Centered Counseling Services, LLC to provide Trauma-Informed Mental Health Services to those in need of a safe place to process and work through difficult lived experiences. I believe that when we feel supported, we become less afraid, more centered, and connected to our lives. We see ourselves more clearly, learn how to identify and meet our needs. My hope for you is that you can participate in your life in a way that makes you feel grounded, secure, and insightful about who you are.
I am a Black Cis-gender female, an immigrant of Kenyan descent, trilingual (I speak three languages) and I am middle-aged and able-bodied. I am also a spouse, parent, sibling, and aunt. I enjoy traveling, going for walks, listening to the radio, and watching drama series. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
Education & Experience
I’ve practiced in settings that include community mental health agencies, a children’s hospital, and college counseling center. I have worked with children, teens, adults, and families and provided individual, family, and group therapy. I have also facilitated psycho-education groups/classes and supervised counselors in training and independently licensed counselors.
- BA; Nairobi University, Nairobi Kenya
- MA: International Affairs, Ohio University, Athens Ohio
- M.S.Ed., :Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Old Dominion University, Norfolk Virginia
- Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC 2010 (#0701004803)
- Approved Clinical Supervisor, ACS 2019 (#3420)
- National Certified Counselor, NCC 2006 (#208413)
- Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, CSAC 2006 (#0710102208)
- Approved Clinical Supervisor; VA Board of Counseling
- EMDR Trained: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing: (A therapy recognized as effective in treating trauma)
We Value Diversity and Inclusion
Centered Counseling Services LLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression and identity, age, country of origin (ancestry), ethnicity, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.
Treatment Approach and Orientation
My work focuses on creating a safe space for my clients so they can learn new ways of experiencing themselves, their relationships and environment. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals and I practice from an anti-racist, social justice and culturally sustaining lens. I believe access to mental health is a human right.
I offer a wide range of appointments to accommodate those with busy schedules.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-12:00 pm