Hello and thanks for taking time to read about me. I am a Ghanaian-American, multicultural mental health therapist. I am a mother, wife, warrior, creator and healer.
As a young immigrant girl, I struggled with confidence related to the different cultures around me including my native Ghana, my family culture in America and the culture of mainstream America. I came on this career to understand the traumas of growing up in such a context. As a therapist, create a culture of healing to meet the unique needs of each client. Specifically, my clients find healing with themselves and others as they gain clarity, form authentic connections and foster resilience.
Background & Expertise
I have always been concerned with healing and wellness. After my undergraduate degree, I attended University of Colorado Denver’s Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program with an emphasis on working with multicultural and diverse populations. I graduated in 2020 at the height of a global pandemic. I am a National Board Certified Counselor and I am Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado.
Orientation & Worldview
I believe that talk therapy rooted in systemic work, combined with creative expression helps us better address and understand the traumas in our life experiences. It is through this work that I encourage you to embrace the healing process. You will gain the courage to be more of you and live your fullest life. I will meet you where you’re at and support your growth towards a life of meaning.
My African identity is important to me and one of my beliefs is Ubuntu, a South African phrase that literally means a person is a person through other people. I am relationship oriented and I value interdependence, community and humanity. We exist as social beings and the different interactions between us as individuals and members of different groups impact our development and ability to grow and heal.
I am a multicultural clinician because I acknowledge the varied and diverse cultures (and subcultures) of our world and in our personal history. My worldview and perspective also calls out the violence and trauma in the forms of colonization, exclusion and other oppressions at the root of the mental health concerns of groups who have been marginalized.