"Mother of the Healed"
God has chosen me to help liberate others from their past, wounds, and trauma and to restore them to health and wholeness: spirit, soul, and body. I am in awe that God has entrusted me with the hearts of His people.
I, therefore, use the Holy Bible as the foundation that guides and instructs me to optimally serve and support you. My aim is to bridge the gap between professional counseling, inner healing, and pastoral care.
I am affectionately known as "Mother of the Healed" because of my peaceful, nurturing, mother-like quality that makes others feel safe enough to take their mask off and reveal their broken pieces. When these broken pieces are revealed they come clay in the Potter's hand.
It is an honor to hear people's stories. My heart’s desire is for each of you to know God intimately, know your value in Christ, find your voice, and live out rich purpose-filled lives.
Malika King, LPC, BCCC
My Education, Expertise , & Experience
I have a unique set of training and experiences that have shaped me into a gifted and seasoned counselor and prove valuable in the therapeutic relationship:
Licensed Professional Counselor
Board Certified Christian Counselor
Sozo Inner Healing Prayer Minister
Certified PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Externship
Trauma Focused CBT
Strategic Trauma and Recovery
Completed Course Work toward a Doctorate in Education Leadership Program, All But Dissertation - Argosy University Atlanta
M.A. in Professional Counseling - Argosy University Atlanta
M.A. in Biblical Studies - Charis Bible College Atlanta
B.A. in Social Relations - Michigan State University
Prior to being in private practice, I counseled children, adolescents, families, couples, and adults in various settings including individual homes, hospitals, community agencies, a substance abuse day treatment center, and the Department of Family and Children Services.
Beyond counseling, I am a dedicated wife with 23 plus years experience and a mother of many, including two college aged young adults that I homeschooled, three adult stepsons, and several adult foster sons. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, watching good movies, reading, organizing, learning about Jesus, serving in my local church, and laughing with family and friends.
Just like you, I have my own heart journey & have learned many lessons along the way, including:
Dance with God and allow Him to lead EVERYTHING.
Lean into discomfort; it is the place of dependence on God.
Happiness and success in life are a by-product of intimacy with God.
Practice being aware of God’s presence; He calls you home.
Learn to strengthen yourself in the Lord in the midst of adversity.
Gratitude allows you to see clearly; without it, you wear filtered lens.
Courageous means doing it scared.
Laugh a lot and laugh at yourself.
You may be wrong...Be humble
Pursue and protect your peace.
Offense wounds your soul. Forgive quickly.
Keep growing; keep maturing.
"And I am certain, that God who began a good work within you, shall continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus return." [Philippians 1:6, My life verse]