Jini F. P. Tyler, LCSW
Effective. Compassionate. Genuine.
My passion for strengthening relationships and helping individuals heal began while I was in high school when I took my first psychology class. I was intrigued….I wanted to learn more and do more. I wanted to know more about wellness, resiliency and how we can all grow and live life in an authentic and meaningful way. Therefore, I sought sound clinical training to support my passion. My approach to healing and wellness is rooted in my strong clinical background, training and personal experience.
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Jini F. P. Tyler is a Licensed Psychotherapist with over 18 years of clinical experience. She graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Psychology/Child Development from Spelman College and continued her education as a Merit Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) where she earned her MSW in Child/Adult Health and Mental Health. Jini completed her internships at the Duke University Medical Center – Sickle Cell Disease Clinic and Pain and Palliative Care Center, the UNC Department of Child Psychiatry and the UNC Department of General (Adult) Psychiatry. Jini has received specialized training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, trauma treatment (EMDR), community psychology, anxiety and mood disorders, family therapy, couples therapy and relaxation methods related to pain management.
Jini has worked in a variety of clinical settings including residential treatment centers, nonprofit organizations, community mental health centers and intensive family intervention programs. In these settings, she provided clinical assessments, coordinated mental health programs, led treatment team reviews and provided psychotherapy and counseling to children, adolescents and adults. In addition, Jini has 13 years of public school experience working within the Department of Student Services. In this role, Jini provided clinical consultation to Teachers, Administrators and School Staff regarding mental health concerns which may impact student performance, developed and facilitated psycho-educational groups and implemented effective prevention and intervention programs and strategies within the school setting.
Jini has extensive experience treating problems associated with anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, grief/loss, life transitions, burnout, stress and interpersonal dynamics/relationships. In addition, Jini has conducted research on childhood anxiety, racial disparities among children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning modalities of African-American college students and a multi-state family and social environments study through the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.
Jini values and celebrates diversity and has the unique ability to consider how social constructs and “isms” (racism, sexism, classism, ageism, colorism, heterosexism) can affect one’s stress level and overall well-being. She works to support the needs of diverse populations in a culturally competent, affirming and empowering manner.
Certifications, Notable Trainings and Organizations
- Georgia Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Georgia Educator Certificate (P-12)
- Certified Prepare-Enrich Marriage Counselor
- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
- Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional
- Certified Anger Management Specialist
- Trained EMDR Practitioner
- Completed Intensive Training in MBSR
- Completed Level 1 of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- National Association of Social Workers
- Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work
- International Association of Trauma Professionals