Markatá Echols is working as a Master’s Level Intern studying Family Therapy at Amridge University. Markatá received her Master’s in Education from Auburn University with a focus on Collaborative Special Education. She is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). She desires to provide aid to teens, young adults, couples, and families with a focus on areas including excessive worry, negative thoughts, depression, self-esteem/confidence, and relationship issues. She is a part of the Zero Suicide Task Force here at The Refuge Center for Counseling. She has been trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Training for Traumatized Children, Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) Training, Preventing Suicide in Emergency Departments, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Suicide Prevention.
Markatá has a strong desire to reach a range of individuals and provide therapy services that will give them the tools to live healthy lives. Through her journey, she has come to understand the importance of helping individuals to develop the tools, strategies, and resources needed to reach their life goals. Markatá believes in using a person-centered approach to aid individuals in achieving their physical, mental, and emotional wellness goals.