I am devoted to supporting clients in developing meaningful and fulfilling lives through a combination of insight-oriented approaches and building effective coping strategies. My approach to therapy involves partnering with you and creating a space for exploration of how early life experiences shape people, consideration of current life events, and empowerment to resolve and heal past traumas. Your therapeutic journey is unique and moves at your own pace. My role is to listen empathically and offer you the best of my professional insights, knowledge, and supportive wisdom.
I received a doctorate from the University of Michigan, where I served as Guest Lecturer teaching Introduction to LGBT Studies and Gender and Group Process in a Multicultural Context. Additionally, I taught family therapy at the Michigan School of Psychology. I also go by my African name, Kofi Adoma, and have been a community organizer over many years. I am the co-founder of the Ruth Ellis Center for homeless LGBT+ youth. I have over 23 years of practice conducting individual, family, group, and couples therapies, clients have included adults and youth who have been adjudicated or incarcerated; people of trans experience, people of color, elders, and those who identify as gender non-conforming, asexual, and non-binary.
My areas of focus include stress and anger management, trauma, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, victims of intimate partner violence, survivors of sexual assault, interpersonal and social relations/communications, self-confidence, and how discrimination and oppression affects one’s health.
Ph.D. in Clinic Psychology, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
M.A. in Educational Psychology, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
B.A. in Psychology, Oberlin College (Ohio