When I was younger, I wanted to be a filmmaker. I have always been drawn to people’s stories and wanting to understand the multiple influences that shape their lives. It is powerful to bear witness to someone’s narrative. I envision therapy as a process similar to that of creating a documentary film. We will sort through lots of raw footage and edit in different ways to provide a deeper sense of understanding. With each edit, we discover and explore new themes to help you grow.
Adjoa Osei, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her doctorate from Long Island University, Post campus with a concentration in serious mental illness. Her dissertation focused on examining how Black clinical and counseling psychology doctoral students experienced navigating personal and professional relationships within their academic program. She completed an APA-accredited internship at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in Brooklyn, NY and has experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings.
Dr. Osei practices from a trauma-informed, culturally sensitive approach. She was trained in both psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which she uses in her virtual private practice and in her private practice office located in Brooklyn, NY. As a Black therapist, Dr. Osei understands the challenges of navigating multiple systems of oppression. Her practice is founded on the perspective that identity is integral to therapeutic work and thus, she views a person and their presenting problems within a cultural context.
She is a published author and has facilitated multiple presentations and workshops on various psychological and social justice issues for many institutions and agencies, including The CUNY Graduate Center.
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