We had the good fortune of connecting with Anisha Cooper and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anisha, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most successful part of my business is not being afraid to stay in my lane. I provide trauma recovery services for minoritized ppl, especially the black community. I am an inclusive black, queer clinician. In boldly claiming this specialty, I’m able to attract the clients I’m seeking. I’m also able to build a network with other clinicians when I refer clients who aren’t seeking these specialized interventions.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Wishing Well ATL is a holistic trauma recovery practice that serves minoritized people by acknowledging the mind, body, and spirit as an essential part of of recovery. We are a queer inclusive practice that supports the BLM movement, emphasizing ALL black lives matter. Getting here wasn’t easy. By walking with faith and the support of my family, friends, and colleagues, I was able to open my practice doors. With the pandemic of racism and COVID, all services are now online. Despite the pivots the pandemic provoked, I’ve been able to collaborate with partners I love. I’ve learned that regardless of what’s happening, it’s important for a plan b and c and d. Yes, it’s been very challenging, but focusing my energy on updating my business plan has been my coping strategy.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would head to Roswell Mill for a waterfall view, read a book in Piedmont, peruse the shelves of Charis Bookstore, and stop by Tasilli’s for anything on the menu. They’d have to meet Roshell Hanse, another dope therapist and friend. She’d have the latest on music and food. At the end of the day, we could grab wine by the Chattahoochee River. Meditate and unwind for a night of comedy and good vibes.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Edna Abney is a friend, yoga instructor, and therapist that has consistently supported me and my business. She’s so dope! Check out her business- Mindful Life Services.