Dr. Jamila’s approach to therapy is holistic and strength-based. She recognizes the importance of paying attention to the whole self (mind, body, and spirit) in order to empower people to be their best selves, successfully achieve goals, and have greatness. She integrates traditional talk therapy with expressive arts, cultural arts, mindfulness, and other healing modalities grounded in energy work, natural remedies, spirituality, and self-healing. Dr. Jamila has significant training in evidenced-based treatment and trauma-informed interventions, which she skillfully adapts to clients’ cultural background and uses along with individual, family, and cultural strengths to foster change.
Dr. Jamila has a passion for creating a winning mindset and cultivating inner strengths – mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Drawing from her background in athletics and dance, Dr. Jamila brings a fresh perspective on ways to foster change, maximize potential, and achieve success.
“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”
Dr. Jamila Codrington, right, clinical supervisor and therapist at Astor Services for Children and Families in the Bronx, answers a question during the Mental Health Summit at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in Manhattan Feb. 13. With her from left are Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, moderator; Dr. Derek Suite, M.D., MS, of Full Circle Health in the Bronx, and Dr. David L. Ginsberg, M.D., of NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan.