Peju Okubanjo

(LPC)
Therapist Peju Okubanjo Photo

About Me

"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." Welcome, my name is Peju and I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas. I have been practicing for the last 6 years. My belief is that our past and our current situation does not make us who we are, but it's our ability to rise and push through our struggle that allow us to grow into other people we are destined to be. Regardless of your battle, whether it be depression, substance abuse, relational problems, or making a life change, I am here to help you along your journey assisting you in making decisions conducive to your needs and goals.

I received my bachelors degree in Psychology and Kinesiology with a minor in Health. I then became certified as a teacher and have been in the education field for over 15 years. I was able to earn my Master's degree in Special Education and Counseling. I then transitioned into the School Counselor role. Throughout these two positions, I have been able to acquire a tremendous amount of experience in children and adolescent issues, especially behavioral problems. I continue to build my skills and knowledge through many training and educational courses.

I have also been privileged to work in a private practice, which has provided me to the opportunity to extend my experience and training to but not limited to trauma based issues, substance abuse, couples and marital counseling, anxiety, depression, identity issues, and many more. My expertise is based on the belief that our past and environment does not predestine our future. Therapeutic focus is geared towards creating short and long term goals, accepting acts against you and those you cannot change, and allowing you to overcome your fears and accepting yourself for who you are. I continue to build my skills and knowledge through the many training, seminars, and educational course attended.

I provide individual, couples, and family counseling: anger management as well as parenting classes. I have had to the pleasure of working with a diverse population and welcome clients from various backgrounds searching for help to their concerns.

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it". Allow me to help you become a conqueror of your destiny.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #72587 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Reviews

Written by T.Y. on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Peju for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Peju is a great listener. Her advice is good and I’ve grown a lot in the year plus we have been meeting

Written by D.I. on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Peju for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse

The experience I have had with Better help and Peju has been very therapeutically healing! Thank you. I feel very blessed.

Written by E.R. on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with Peju for 4 months

She is professional yet not intimidating, and I have every confidence in her ability to see and recognize what I need personally from these counseling sessions.

Written by K.A. on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Peju for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

So excited to work with Peju - her energy and wisdom have already inspired me going forward to help myself grow.

Written by C.A. on Oct 25, 2020 after therapy with Peju for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

She was such a great help during this time when i needed someone to help me figure out what was happening in my head.

Written by L.O. on Sep 22, 2020 after therapy with Peju for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

My counselor is both professional and understanding. I feel so much better after speaking with her, she gives me the tools to go out into the world and survive! She’s awesome!

Written by C.H. on Sep 13, 2020 after therapy with Peju for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Peju has been a great help offering perspective, honesty and support during a really difficult and uncertain time. She respects my feelings and faith, is always kind and professional. I am very appreciative for the listening ear, guidance and compassion she has shown.

Written by A.M. on Aug 26, 2020 after therapy with Peju for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She's so kind and understanding and really listens and has a real conversation. I would absolutely recommend her.

Written by J.O. on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Peju for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Peju has been my counselor for almost a month now. I talk to her almost everyday and she listens and understands me. I feel extra comfortable talking to her and I’ve been a better person since I had my first session with her. Kudos to Peju and better help!

Written by F.R. on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Peju for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

Peju is a great councillor who understands the unique pressures that people may experience depending on their diverse backgrounds.

Written by R.E. on May 24, 2020 after therapy with Peju for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Peju is such a kind, warm and wonderful person! She has helped me so much in the time that she has been my counsellor and I am eternally grateful. With her guidance I’ve had breakthroughs that I was beginning to imagine were not possible. She is truly a Godsend, and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!

Written by A.A. on May 13, 2020 after therapy with Peju for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Peju was a wonderful counselor. She's an excellent listener. She would pause and allow me to finish my thoughts, and able to pick up everything I said even when my statements were random. She was able to relate to me as a person and provide great insight on my life during the two months I worked with her.

Written by C.H. on Apr 20, 2020 after therapy with Peju for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Peju has helped me transform my life in a matter of weeks. With simple action steps we come up with together after each session, I've made some pretty big changes and I'm feeling better than I have in a long time.

Written by A.P. on Apr 06, 2020 after therapy with Peju for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Peju is a wonderful listener. She is patient, kind and most importantly- honest. She gives you a chance to reflect on your thoughts and facilitates self learning. She has equipped me with tools on how to reprogram my though process and create positive changes in my life. She has helped me on my journey of developing self esteem and self worth. Thank you Peju!

Written by R.A. on Mar 04, 2020 after therapy with Peju for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I cannot describe how much of an amazing counselor Peju Okolo is. She not only becomes your counselor but your friend as well, I feel like I can always depend on her and she's always there for me. She is very supportive but also very real. If you are looking for a counselor who is solution oriented and gives you the means and space to really find yourself then Peju Okolo is perfect for you. I have been going a month strong and I have seen so many changes mentally and emotionally thanks to her guidance.

Written by K.A. on Nov 20, 2019 after therapy with Peju for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

I have appreciated Peju's response to my situation and my initial distress. She has listened and read my outpourings and in a kind supportive professional manner offered constructive advice and been able to guide me to realisations. Peju's input has been supported by what I have learnt through the webinars. Just knowing someone is there to walk beside me when I most need it has significantly reduced my sense of isolation and despair.