I am a licensed clinical social worker/therapist licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia with over 10 years of experience. I have been truly blessed to work with clients ranging from preteens to the elderly dealing with varying issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues to anger management, family issues and physical and emotional abuse to name a few. I have been especially proud of working with youth and young adults who were and formally in the foster care system transition emotionally and mentally to adulthood and society as a whole. These issues often interrupt our daily lives and can feel debilitating. However, when one has a trusting therapeutic relationship with someone who cares, one can work towards a path to freedom.
My counseling style is interactive, empathetic and warm. It is my belief that listening is the key to success in a therapeutic relationship and every client that I am blessed to serve will feel heard. Being treated with dignity, respect and compassion are also the tenets that I abide by and will display that in every interaction and intervention. My approach combines strengths therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy and solution-focused therapy to ensure that the highest level of outcomes are achieved as outlined by a unique treatment plan that will be tailored to your needs.
The courage it takes to decide to seek help to experience a healthier, happier life is no small feat but will derive high dividends through our work together. Throughout this process, and through your accomplished goals, you will soon realize that this was the best decision you ever made for yourself. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
DC LICSW LC50080838
MD LCSW-C 16816
I had a wonderful experience with Mimi as my first therapist. I was really struggling to find solid ground under the stress of my grad program and many other relational and life issues. With Mimi's help, I was able to identify patterns of thinking that were making me put more pressure on myself than I needed to, and have become able to give myself gratitude and space to feel these complex feelings. Mimi was an impartial, steady listener to whatever I felt like talking about and drew from her many experiences to provide a well rounded view of what might be underlying, often suggesting helpful things to focus on in the future. I feel I am in a much better place now because of her, as a welcome and necessary step in my life-long therapy journey.
Written on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Efuntomiwa for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
I have been working with Mimi for one year and it has been an enjoyable experience. She is practical in her approach, consistent and empathetic.
Written on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Efuntomiwa for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
I’ve done therapy before but no one has ever made me felt as heard and understood as she has. I feel safe enough to drop my walls. She’s amazing.
Written on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with Efuntomiwa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Helpful and Understanding with everything that I was going through, would definitely recommend her
Written on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Efuntomiwa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
This has been the best counseling experience I have ever had. Mimi helped me through an unexpected job loss, family issues with a teenager and non-coparenting ex spouse. She gave me tools to navigate through it all. I feel empowered and have learned to love myself through this process. Thank you Mimi ❤️
Written on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Efuntomiwa for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
While I've only had a couple short sessions with Mimi, I already have an idea of how amazing she is! So far, she had helped me tremendously, not only in identifying a plan of attack to manage my anxiety, but also in asking difficult, but noteworthy questions. These questions have provided me with the chance to reflect not only on myself and my own emotions, but understanding emotions of others as well. Have had nothing but positive outcomes thanks to Mimi!
Written on Mar 05, 2021 after therapy with Efuntomiwa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd