a bit about Dr. Dickerson:
Dr. Asha Dickerson is an Atlanta-based educator of counselors, social workers, human service professionals, addictions specialists, and other helping professionals. She is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. Dr. Dickerson is a native of Montgomery, Alabama and alumna of the University of Alabama at Birmingham having graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and History and a master’s degree in Community/Agency Counseling. She received a doctoral degree from Auburn University.
Dr. Dickerson began her professional career working for the Alabama Department of Human Resources Child Protective Services (CPS) Division. Through reuniting families, assisting with redefining families for Alabama’s foster children, and seeing the benefits of family counseling, she decided to pursue a degree in Counseling. She recognized that the majority of CPS cases were due, in some form, to substance use, and wanted to work specifically with these families. After completing internships in a methadone clinic and family counseling agency, she was invited to join the clinical staff at Fellowship House Inc., a private, non-profit, substance abuse recovery program designed to serve the special needs of individuals who suffer from alcoholism and/or drug addiction and co-occurring disorders. As a clinician, Dr. Dickerson built the Family Program and served as the Family and Community Service Coordinator for Fellowship House, Inc. While in this position she created and expanded multiple programs, secured private funding, and enriched the lives of numerous individuals who have family members suffering with substance addiction.
Although she’s made her home in Georgia, Dr. Dickerson provides workshops, training, and other services throughout the U.S. and in other countries. She is very active in several community, state, and national organizations; currently serving as the Southern Region Representative of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD). She has previously served as Treasurer of the Alabama Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, President of the Alabama Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, and Chair of the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program Doctoral Advisory Council.
Dr. Dickerson has received numerous awards including the 2018 University of Alabama-Birmingham Rising Star Award and 2017 Argosy Atlanta Counseling Faculty of the Year. She has also been named an AACTE Holmes Scholar, ACES Emerging Leaders Fellow, and inaugural NBCC Foundation Minority Fellow.
Clinical and academic specialties include social and cultural diversity, addictions, and blended family issues. Her goal is to educate, encourage, and enrich the lives of her clients, students, employees, and the community through her commitment to advocacy, mental health, family wellness, and leadership.