Akia Wade is a psychology associate licensed in Washington, DC. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Howard University and Master of Psychology from The George Washington University. Akia has acquired a range of clinical training in both therapy and assessment within a variety of settings including middle/high schools, college counseling centers, community mental health, and psychiatric hospitals. Akia received post-graduate training in group therapy, including completion of the National Group Psychotherapy Institute at the Washington School of Psychiatry and has facilitated interpersonal process, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and skills-based groups. Akia provides individual psychotherapy from an integrative, psychodynamic approach while utilizing DBT interventions as needed.
Akia’s clinical interests are in complex trauma, interpersonal and attachment difficulties, race/cultural identity, spirituality, sexuality, academic/career concerns, and group dynamics. She has a particular interest in the intersection of sexuality, spirituality, and trauma among Black women. Akia empowers her clients to grow and heal by gaining insight, developing self-compassion, and embracing authenticity.