Akua Agyen, ASW

Akua Agyen, ASW
Additional credentials: Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW#113786) Supervised by Katrina Long, LCSW
Ethnicity Counselor Identifies As: African
Qualifications:: ASW, UCLA 2022
Payments Accepted: Health Savings Account
Cost per Session: Sliding Scale
Communities Served: Bisexual Allied, Gay Allied, Lesbian Allied, Non-Binary Allied, Open Relationships Non-Monogamy, Queer Allied, Racial Justice Allied, Transgender Allied
Age Specialty: Adults
Types of Therapy: Anti-Racist, Family Systems, Feminist, Multicultural, Somatic, Systemic, Trauma Focused
Modality: Individuals
Sexuality Speciality: Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Nonbinary, Queer, Transgender
Mental Health Specialties: Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Grief, Racial Trauma, Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
Systemic Specialties: Family Conflict, LGBTQIA, Racial Trauma

Life is full of friction – within ourselves, between us and others, our present and our past, or our work and our wellbeing. Sometimes, this friction is generative; at other times, it is accompanied by stress, sadness, isolation, self-doubt, shame, guilt, hurt, or numbness that is difficult to manage. As your therapist, I am here to support you as you try to move through it all.

I offer therapy to individuals who experience disconnection from themselves, disconnection from their communities, and to those who are navigating trauma. Therapy with me is collaborative, curious, embodied, and slow. My counseling approach draws from healing justice, disability justice, intersectionality, and anticolonial frameworks. Together, we will explore your life’s stories through mindfulness and attention to your body. We will map connections and disconnections in your life and explore how and where you can re/connect the dots. Using holistic practices and resources from me, your communities, your ancestral lineages, and within yourself, we will work together to support you to meet life’s challenges.

Therapy with me might be for you if you are:
● A queer or trans person of color who experiences disconnection from yourself and/or your communities
● Someone with connections in and outside of the U.S. who is negotiating multiple cultural ties
● Someone who is navigating trauma and its effects, including sexual assault or intimate partner violence
● Someone who experiences stress, hurt, or burnout related to caregiving, advocacy, community organizing, helping, healing, or social services

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