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Dara Oluwasanmi, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensed in New York State with four years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, bipolar disorders, depression, schizophrenia, antisocial personality disorders, relationship issues, aging and geriatric issues, codependency, and self-harm. I also have three years of experience working with individuals with severe persistent mental illnesses and my current full-time position is working in a facility with individuals with such illnesses.

My counseling style is based on collaboratively working with clients in achieving the goals set out in therapy. I believe that the building of rapport is an essential element of counseling which helps in building therapeutic alliance. I also believe in treating anyone with respect, understanding and empathy.

My approach implements Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy. Each treatment plan will be individualized based on the needs of each client and issue.

Seeking therapy is beneficial to one’s mental health and it helps in promoting overall wellness. As you take the step to promote your mental health, I want to mention that doing so is brave.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Professional experience

4yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

NY LCMHC 011010


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dara Oluwasanmi. 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.

Has been amazing so far. I appreciate that she goes out of her way to check up on things with me.

Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Dara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

After just 3 weeks of talking to Dara, I have turned my life around! Her support through messaging and our weekly appointments has helped me not feel alone. I had a horrible experience with my therapist 3 years ago and even with that trauma, I feel comfortable talking to her about anything! I am very grateful for her and the help she has given me even in this 3 week period! I finally am learning who the real me is after years of confusion and addiction. That says a lot!

Written on Jan 31, 2023 after therapy with Dara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Dara is excellent! Our sessions feel as if I’m talking to a long lost friend who only wants the best for me. 1000/10 would recommend her for anyone just starting therapy and is nervous to talk to someone about their life. You’re awesome Dara!

Written on Jan 21, 2023 after therapy with Dara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I’ve only been working with Dara for a short period of time so far, but she’s been nothing but great always checking on me listening and helping with my concerns as well.

Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Dara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

Dara is amazing, she listen and has helped me manage my anxiety and stress a lot.

Written on Jan 01, 2023 after therapy with Dara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dara is very personable and kind, she listens very well and always suggests ways to help. She replies every single day, and is always punctual with sessions.

Written on Dec 28, 2022 after therapy with Dara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder