Hello! My name is Morenike (pronounced more-EH-nih-kay) and I’m a licensed professional counselor. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Edward's University in 2017. After graduating, I did a year of service through AmeriCorps, then began graduate school the following year. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman's University in 2020.
I’m pretty passionate about all things related to trauma, especially complex trauma, relational trauma, as well as cultural trauma, and intergenerational trauma, and am a self-identified forever student of the field. Because humans are so incredibly dynamic and complex, I seek any and all opportunities to learn more about informed care for these areas and populations. I practice from a feminist, multicultural, and trauma-informed lens, which in-part means that I view each client as a whole person by considering their journey and context and try my best to create a safe environment to hold space for anything a person may bring to a session. No topic is off-limits.
I am certified in Trauma Model Therapy and have training in Somatic Experiencing, Trauma-Conscious Yoga, mindfulness, complex trauma, eating disorders, and faith-based work. I also enjoy using strategies and tools from expressive arts-based approaches, dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), aromatherapy, bibliotherapy, and body/mind connection! At the end of the day, there’s no one-size-fits-all to trauma work and the healing process--we can work together to find what works best for you.
I am Christian, Black/Nigerian American, and a native Texan! I am also a lover of yoga, cooking, gardening, and painting/collaging. These are also many of the things I lean on for self-care. I also have one dog named Garvey who is a very feisty Dachshund.
I knew I wanted to be a therapist from a very young age to break down barriers to mental healthcare access and advocate for and normalize talking about mental health: the good, the bad, and the especially challenging topics. My hope is that eventually, people might feel less alone on this wild roller coaster called life.
All of you is welcome here
**Please note** I am unable to accept insurance at this time and am only able to work with clients whose permanent address is based in Texas**