We had the good fortune of connecting with Alaina Stanley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alaina, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind my success / the success of my brand is my authenticity. My ability to use past experiences and feelings to relate with my clients keeps my business growing and thriving. In mental health you can’t mask your true self so I represent that with my clients from day 1.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am the owner and lead therapist of ARS Counseling Enterprises, LLC and I specialize in helping Black women in the workplace create a healthy work-life balance. I primarily focus on anxiety, depression, and self-esteem building for black women. I am most proud of launching and continuing a successful, growing private practice during a pandemic. What sets me apart from others is I work from a space of actually experiencing and managing these issues. My empathy allows me to serve the women I help with respect over pity.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Some of the best spots in the city to visit are Blue Fish, for their amazing happy hour specials. I love their oysters. Also I would make sure to enjoy brunch at Biscottis on any given morning , their food is amazing. As far as a fun place to hang out I would love to get lost in a good book at our main library downtown and enjoy live music in Hemming plaza.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to shout out my mother, Marilyn & my brother, Dee for always supporting my personal and professional endeavors 110% Nothing I do would be possible without them. I want to shout out my professional mentors Dr. Melvena Wilson & Mrs. Erica Whitfield for teaching me daily. Lastly I want to shout out my boyfriend, friends & extended family for their support of everything I do.
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