Akoben Counseling is a mental health agency, offering 100% virtual sessions. We specialize in the healing of trauma; childhood, domestic violence, intergenerational, or racial and addressing stressors related to self-identity.
We are currently accepting new clients with Blue Cross Blue Shield & Blue Care Network. Clients are responsible for any copays and deductibles related to their service and payments are due at the time services are rendered.
Services start at $140 per session. All major credit cards are accepted.
Services are provided via live video on HIPPA compliant service.
To heal the pain, anger, frustration, sadness to create an optimal life for you and all the generations that follow using individual cultural and spiritual beliefs as a resource and guide.
To assist individuals and families with gaining coping skills to deal with the stress of racism, racial trauma, childhood trauma, and other forms of trauma.
To assist individuals in developing pride and reclaim their cultural traditions.
I am passionate about giving people the tools to free themselves. I am nurturing and supportive, people who work with me feel empowered to be unapologetic and to prioritize their peace. I love working with people of African descent in the diaspora who are intentional about their healing and connected to or reconnecting to our African roots. I also love working with people who are recovering from a difficult childhood, people whose family of origin couldn't handle the light they bring into the world, so they learned to dim or turn their light out completely.
When I read Post Trauma Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy Degruy and The Isis Papers by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing I knew that I had to integrate their work into my work as a therapist. Both books talk about the experiences of people from African descent in a society that devalues us and actively works to dehumanizes us. I began to think about how healing could be possible in this society, when we are told to ignore all or part of ourselves. How can we heal in a society that is structured to disempower and ignore the pain/suffering of our people? We have to free ourselves and reclaim what we've lost. I understand the difficulties that we face when we make a decision to define our own worldview and embrace cultural and spiritual roots that empower us. I work to make our interactions as natural as possible, as if you were talking with your favorite Auntie. I'll welcome you and hold space for you, but I also hold you accountable and challenge you to trust yourself and your healing journey.
I specialize in the healing of various forms of trauma, including childhood abuse/neglect, domestic violence, generational trauma, traumatic experiences/events, and racial trauma.
Master of Art, Counseling, Central Michigan University – 2018
Professional Counselor – State of Michigan #6401018841
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-informed (DBT-informed)
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Multigenerational Trauma & Models of Change