Damilola Adesina LPC

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What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

Hello There! I am Damilola Adesina, Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Ireti Counseling and Wellness. As a first generation Nigerian-American, I was not awarded the privilege of focusing on my mental health during my childhood. As a result, I unfortunately inherited the struggles and trauma of my parents and their parents, which left me, subconsciously, wading in waters that I didn't know could drown me. Navigating my personal traumas and struggles as an adult is what propelled me to create Ireti Counseling and Wellness. In the Yoruba language, which is my tribe and native language, the word "IRETI" means hope. Hope is the belief that our future circumstances can change for the better. Without hope, we remain uncommitted or inconsistent to our goals and to the actions needed in order to see instrumental change in our lives.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

Clients that reach out to me are clients that are desiring a safe space to share insight in a non-judgmental and encouraging environment. I believe that the key components of a therapeutic alliance are respect, trust, and care. I serve as a guide and resource for my clients so that they can create a path suitable for their lifestyle. I help clients become aware of their bodies, feelings, thoughts and actions so that healing can persist.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

I allow people to show up as they are authentically. I am not offended by their own personal vernacular that may not be accepted in other spaces. I am also has a sense of humor that may present itself at appropriate moments.

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

Optum

Oscar Health

Oxford Health Plans

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Fees

First Session$140
Family Therapy$185
Couples Therapy$185
Individual Therapy$140

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Licensure

  • Texas, Licensed Professional Counselor, 78225

Education

Masters in Clinical Mental Health, University of St Thomas

Work History

Damilola is a National Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned a Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health from the University of St. Thomas in 2016. As a therapist, Damilola works to create a safe space for her clients to share insight by being non-judgmental and encouraging. She believes that the key components of a therapeutic alliance are respect, trust, and care. She serves as a guide and resource for her clients so that they can create a path suitable for their lifestyle. She helps clients become aware of their bodies, feelings, thoughts and actions so that healing can persist.

Location

Houston, TX