Salimah N. Turner, LCSW, CLC (she / her / hers) is a Black Therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, family and group therapy. Salimah is skilled in working with adolescents, adults and families and has provided therapy in a variety of settings including private practice, in-home, hospital inpatient / outpatient psychiatry, collegiate and various community environments. Salimah has provided therapy in a number of areas including: anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, cultural matters, non-monogamy and domestic violence. Her areas of specialty include: maternal mental health, depression and lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender (LBGTQ+) concerns. She is also a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and is able to assist with breast / chestfeeding and other lactation concerns.
Salimah is a strengths and solution-focused therapist. She takes on an interactive approach with all of her clients and provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. Salimah incorporates a variety of modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing into her work. Salimah also incorporates culture as she understands that culture shapes ones view of themselves and the world around them. With compassion and understanding, she collaborates with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Salimah earned a Bachelor of Science in Packaging from Michigan State University and worked as an engineer for eight years before deciding to pursue her passion for mental health. Salimah holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Aurora University and is licensed (LCSW) to practice in Illinois, Indiana and Florida (telehealth only). She is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) through The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice, Inc. (ALPP).
Salimah appreciates mental health and has committed herself to helping to erase the negative stigma associated with therapy one person at a time. She loves motherhood and spending quality time with her daughter. Salimah is a proud breast / chestfeeding advocate and provides support to other parents. Her personal mantra is to normalize breast / chestfeeding!
Illinois - #149.016597
Indiana - #34009437A
Florida - #245 https://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/
ALPP - #258304
All sessions are conducted remotely using a HIPAA compliant platform.