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
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.
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.
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).
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Texas, 2003-Date.
Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Texas- Active.
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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes Read more...
LPC #18111 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
I am thankful for the wisdom and patience.
Dr. Okose is very professional and empathetic at the same time. With her help, I learned new techniques to calm my anxiety issues, and it’s always great to talk to her in a very relaxed and fun way!
Best therapist ever
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.
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.
A true professional who cares about her clients; very respectful, honest and kind. A great listener who tailors her methods to your individuality.
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.