Dr. Agyenim Akuamoah-Boateng

LCMHC

About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) and a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). I have a PhD in Human Services, with a concentration in Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention. I have over 20 years of experience in mental health and substance abuse counseling. I have been in the mental health and substance abuse field since 1998 and worked as a licensed private practitioner since 2001. I have experience working with clients with mental health (anxiety, depression, PTSD) and substance use disorders.

I have dedicated the past few years working with individuals with Dual and Triple diagnosis of medical, mental health and substance use disorders. I believe in integrated medical, mental health and substance use disorders treatment. Most of my counseling approach is based on Motivational Enhancement Techniques (MET), Client Centered, Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused theories. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques to help individuals who are dealing with traumatic experiences. I also have years of experience providing recovery skills training for individuals willing to quit and maintain complete abstinence from alcohol, prescription and illicit drugs.

I would like to assure you that my services will be rendered in a professional manner, consistent with accepted ethical standards of this noble profession. My counseling approach will help clients attain self-realization, set and accomplish goals, and elicit self-efficacy.

I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Co-morbidity , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Men's Issues , Mood Disorders , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 23

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NC LCMHC 3685


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Agyenim Akuamoah-Boateng. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Agyenim for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dr. Boat has been great!

Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Agyenim for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

He uses techniques other than just talking and listening. I enjoy that he has other organized modalities to assist in behavior modification.

Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Agyenim for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very patient, kind and knowledgeable. Always offers positive feedback. Dr Boat has been a significant influence in the transformation of my mental and emotional health!

Written on Oct 16, 2022 after therapy with Agyenim for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

He’s the best , enough said

Written on Oct 15, 2022 after therapy with Agyenim for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

I had to dig to find a good therapist. But there are a lot of grossly under qualified therapists on here.

Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Agyenim for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Dr. Akuamoah-Boateng creates a very comfortable space in the sessions through attentive listening and lightening the mood with his positive and fun energy, which makes it easy to open up. He has great expertise and motivates me to further self-educate with what he teaches in the sessions, his follow-up. messages and worksheets, which is super helpful and really supports his goal of self-empowerment. I am supper happy with having him as my therapist.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Agyenim for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr. Boat has been wonderful with helping me regain my self confidence and with helping me maintain momentum and motivation with applying for a new job. I would not have put out as many applications as I had without Dr. Boat's help.

Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Agyenim for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Amazing!

Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Agyenim for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief

Dr. Boateng is so patient and kind and humorous. I am glad I took this leap to find help but I am especially glad I was partnered with Dr. Boateng.

Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Agyenim for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Akuamoah-Boateng has been great to work with. I find that he listens well and gives me things to think about. At this time, I am happy with the progress we have made during our time together.

Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Agyenim for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

He is the best therapist I’ve ever had. His worksheets and homework are very beneficial. He gives you everything you need to work on whatever it is you want. He is really amazing.

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Agyenim for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dr. Boat is extremely personable and listens very well

Written on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Agyenim for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr Boat has a wonderfully inviting demeanor about him. I sincerely feel that he cares for me and my future well-being. I’m fully confident in his knowledge and experience. And lastly, his sense of humor and his huge laugh are a comfort especially considering the serious nature of the material we have to wade through. I feel very fortunate to have found him here on Better Help. He is a Godsend.

Written on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Agyenim for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and career difficulties

So far Dr Boat has been amazing. Very attentive and can use his humor to bring out the joy in a situation. He's a people person and offers great suggestions that have been very beneficial throughout my journey.

Written on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Agyenim for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Dr. Boat is amazing. He helped my move on with my grief and accepting the death of my mom who passed a couple of years ago. He provides exercises and worksheets that you can review on you own pace, and that you can keep for future reference.

Written on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Agyenim for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and adhd

Dr. Boat has made me feel very comfortable with my first therapy experience. He understands my situation well and provides great advice to help me get better.

Written on Feb 19, 2022 after therapy with Agyenim for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dr. Boat has been a great resource to me in addressing some medically diagnosed mental health issues I've suffered from for nearly a decade. He creates a warm and comfortable environment to express myself without fear of judgment. I'm very glad to have chosen this kind professional with such a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Work with me!