Dr. Ngozi Okose

(PhD, LPC, NCC, CCMHC)

About Me

I am a psychotherapist in private practice in Houston, Texas. My goal is to provide my culturally diverse clients with the best personalized mental health assessment and care. I go the extra mile to work with my clients, to help them to make the best life decisions that would not only meet their individual emotional needs, but also enhance their overall adjustments. My clients benefit from my 30+ years of multinational and multicultural professional experiences and trainings. I deliver my services with utmost humility, and with the ultimate purpose of meeting the needs of my clients. I am easy to talk with, and I provide a relaxed atmosphere for comfortable therapeutic engagement. My humanity finds expression in the compassion, empathy, patience, and care that I extend to my clients. With the belief that one cap does not fit all, and that what works for client A may not work for client B, I go eclectic and tailor my therapeutic approaches to accommodate individual differences while maintaining all therapeutic standards and clinical competences. I use my knowledge of various evidence-based and solution-focused treatment options to meet my clients’ mental health and emotional needs. As a teacher, I am passionate about your education and academic success. As a mother, I feel your pain and that of your child. As a wife, I can relate to your interpersonal relationship issues. All these, coupled with several decades of professional training and experiences, provide me with the expertise, tools and skills needed to navigate your problems with you. As an immigrant with multicultural training, I understand my clients issues from their cultural perspectives. I have a broad clinical experience with immigrants and refugees from Mexico, the Caribbean, El Salvador, Cuba, Brazil, Haiti, Somalia, Liberia, Eretria, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana,…… I am here to guide you and walk with you on your emotional journey

Work Experience
I started my career as a core faculty member at the University of Nigeria. For over 12 years, I taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in counseling, coordinated counseling programs and curriculum development, supervised counselors in training, provided guidance and counseling services to members of the university community, attended professional conferences and institutes, presented numerous informative papers at conferences and institutes , and published several professional articles. I have been in private practice in Houston, Texas for over 17 years, following five years of intense clinical internship.

Education/Training:
My professional training and experience are interdisciplinary, spanning the broad areas of Education, French, Language Arts, Counseling and Management. I obtained my post graduate degrees from University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria, and Harvard University. I also spent a year of language training at Université de Nice in France.

Specialized trainings:
National Certified Counselor (NCC) by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Post-doctoral training in Psychology with focus on Clinical Assessment, Walden University.
Specialized training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) at 
Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia under Aaron and Judith Beck
Trauma and Disaster Mental Health with Red Cross Foundation.
Counseling in the Virtual World: Tele-Behavioral Health. American Counseling Association (ACA).

Licenses
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Texas, 2003-Date.
Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Texas- Active.

Professional Affiliations
I am affiliated with many professional organizations and, to maintain professional competence, I constantly engage in professional workshops and trainings with, and make presentations at some of these organizations.

American Counseling Association
American Mental Health Counseling Association
International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
Association for Multi-cultural Counseling and Development
Texas Counseling Association
Counseling Practitioners’ Round Table of the International Association for Counseling; an organization with focus on improving global mental health and well-being.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Igbo


Licensing

LPC #18111 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Ngozi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Okose has helped me so much! Therapy has been a lifesaver and she has given me practical tools to handle my day to day and how to process my feelings/thoughts. I have been feeling like a completely new person since starting and highly recommend her practice style to anyone who’s looking to make a real change.

Written by C.A. on May 25, 2020 after counseling with Ngozi for 2 weeks

Muy buena.

Written by W.I. on May 03, 2020 after counseling with Ngozi for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I had a short series of sessions with Dr. Okose when my anxiety was flaring up and getting out of control. Dr. Okose was a patient listener, and her advice has helped me to rationalize my fears. I am significantly more relaxed and more able to manage my anxiety after speaking with her, and for that, I am truly grateful.

Written by M.I. on Apr 26, 2020 after counseling with Ngozi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

A true professional who cares about her clients; very respectful, honest and kind. A great listener who tailors her methods to your individuality.

Written by D.O. on Apr 24, 2020 after counseling with Ngozi for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I am happy that I was connected with Dr. Okose. She provides excellent guidance, input and feedback. I feel that we were able to get on the same page right away, which can be a challenge for me. Her responses to my journal entries have the right encouragement for what I need to hear to keep moving forward. I am appreciative, grateful and blessed to have her in my life.

Written by K.H. on Apr 20, 2020 after counseling with Ngozi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have just started my therapy couple of weeks ago and feeling very hopeful already. I have had therapy before but this time its different, she is so understanding, kind and has so much empathy. I already recommended her to my friend and sisters. ❤️

Written by F.A. on Apr 10, 2020 after counseling with Ngozi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Just a few weeks in therapy with Dr Okose, I am already feeling better. The therapy started very efficiently. I didn't want to tell my whole story life before starting the actual work and I didn't have to. Very quickly, Dr Okose could grasp my main issues and she gave me useful tools. I've been very skeptical about therapy in the past but I came here with an open mind and got very lucky to work with her. I felt heard and placed in good hands from the beginning.
I now look forward to my mental health journey.