Atiya W Pope, MBA, Intern Therapist
Atiya W. Pope has a Master of Business Association (MBA) and is in her last semester of her Master of Arts program with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Messiah College. She is completing a 9-month internship at The Center for Growth as an individual, couples and group therapist.
Telephone: (215) 922-LOVE (5683) extension 506
Atiya has spent the past 11 years fighting against systemic oppression for her clients in a variety of settings. She has extensive case management experience working with public assistance clients to help them achieve their employment goals by providing individually tailored interventions, such as workshops on job search, resume writing and interviewing skills. Additionally, she sought to advocate for those individuals most at risk and need of support, specifically pregnant woman experiencing depression and anxiety during pregnancy and/or postpartum by providing a variety of resource acquisitions. Currently she is employed at a local Philadelphia college providing outreach to domestic and international students in the Admissions/International Student Services department.
Prior to transitioning to the social services field, Atiya successfully obtained her MBA and worked at an American based, international company. She is well versed in the intricacies of business practices, including interdepartmental politics, international communication, and business processes. Atiya’s diverse academic expertise and professional experiences makes her a uniquely qualified therapist that can effortlessly support individuals who are unemployed/under employed to those individuals at top of the corporate ladder.
Regardless of economic status, Atiya’s primary passion is to help everyone she works with to become the best version of themselves. Her warmth and compassion enable people to begin the challenging work of self-discovery and change. She maximizes clients’ potential for growth by strategically applying her business savvy, case management and clinical skills in her therapeutic approach. Atiya currently provides individual, couples and group therapy to adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, anger management, loss/grief, relationships, pregnancy/parenting, and life transitions. Additionally, she has experience supporting those individuals or their family members who are training for bodybuilding competitions.