Even in the middle of trauma, heartbreak, and uncertainty, still you can find joy. Even Still was born out of my deeply held belief that following the toughest moments of life, a comma lingers. A comma that signals the story is not over and there is light to be found in the darkness. Consistent with the writings of psychologist Carl Rogers, I believe in the resilience of humanity. As a clinical psychologist, it is my responsibility and deepest pleasure to be your guide in self-discovery and healing. I believe that by being genuine, empathic, and providing unconditional warmth and acceptance, I can create space for vulnerability and growth.
I offer culturally informed, evidence-based therapy for trauma as well as supportive therapy for various stressors (e.g., relationship difficulties, life transitions, identity-based discrimination). Culturally informed means I encourage you to bring your whole self to therapy as we explore how different dimensions of your identity (e.g., race/ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation) influence your lived experiences. Evidence-based means I use therapeutic techniques with a solid research basis. These techniques will be tailored to your unique needs.
Here's what you can expect. Initially, we will have a free 10–15-minute consultation to determine whether my skillset will meet your needs. If we agree that we are a good fit, we will schedule an intake appointment during which I will ask you questions about your past experiences and current concerns. During our next appointment, we will work together to identify goals and create a plan that will best serve your needs. Throughout therapy, we will regularly track and review your progress.
My goal is to empower you. Whether it feels like you’re hanging from a string, or you have it all together but just need some support, I can get you to where you want to be. You will shift from surviving to thriving. Most people can expect to see improvement in a minimum of 4 sessions. You deserve a full, nourishing life and I look forward to walking beside you on your journey.
Dr. Effua Sosoo