We had the good fortune of connecting with Aristia Mosley and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Aristia, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I think the biggest factor behind my success is being authentic to who I am and what my original goals were when I started Puzzle Piece. Day in and out I’m very mindful of how I represent my business with these things in mind. I believe the goals I have for Puzzle Piece comes from a genuine place to help other people be the best version of themselves, and when working with clients this premise has shined through to allow success. I also place the fact that my business isn’t about me at the forefront of my business operations. My number one goal as a clinician and business owner is to make sure my clients know it’s about them and helping them to reach their goals.

What should our readers know about your business?
I am a LMFT-Associate (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Associate) in the state of Texas. I see individuals over the age of 18, couples and families for counseling. With my target demographic, I believe the thing that sets me apart is having the ability to be professional while relatable. I’m proud that I’m able to provide services for people who look like me at an affordable rate. I’m excited for my ideas to advocate for mental health in my community to come to fruition, and I got to the place I am today by staying encouraged and leaning into my support system. The imposter syndrome can take over and steal your dreams if you let it and there were many times it did. I wasn’t sure if my voice was big enough for the plans I have for mental health advocacy, but those around me continuing to support and uplift me helped me to keep going. I’ve learned that tomorrow is going to come whether I work towards my dreams or not, so I might as well take the chance. I want the world to know the themes of my legacy; authenticity, uplifting and transforming. I want to continue to be true to who I am in session with clients and with those I come into contact with in the community when advocating for mental health. I want my brand to be uplifting and transforming for the mental health field.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Overall, I have to shout out my support system. I have a lot of people who has believed in me, pushed me and motivated me to keep going on this journey. From the moment I stepped onto UT-Arlington’s campus in 2008 so many people has shaped me into the woman and business owner I am now. One person that stands out for me was my advisor for a mentor-ship program I was involved in my freshman year, Dannie Moore. Dannie pushed me and motivated me to be better and want better for myself and for my future. I had no direction and plan for what I wanted to accomplish on campus and beyond college life. Dannie allowed me the space to explore and grow while pushing me to always do better. Without his support and push, I’m not sure I would have attended the graduate school I did. That is important because my graduate program pushed me beyond what I thought my limits were and has made me the woman, clinician and business owner I am.

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