Augusta Sannoh, LMSW
Life transitions related to adulthood and immigrant experiences can cause significant mental, behavioral and emotional challenges that require the compassionate support of a trained therapist. That's where my skills in cognitive behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, strength-based, holistic health, and person-centered therapy come in. My practice is focused on African immigrant, Black Caribbean immigrant and African American mental health. Specifically, I facilitate processing and developing short and long-term coping strategies for the layers of generational and individual trauma including the psychological impact of COVID-19 (uncertainty, isolation, job loss, work and academic stress, grief from financial or human losses), immigration issues and police brutality.
I use a decolonizing mindset which means as I while using traditional therapy approaches such as CBT, DBT, mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems and more, I take into account each client's cultural factors and the different systems that affect the client psychologically--no broad strokes.
I will support you in understanding your strengths and needs and collaborate with you to help you create and maintain meaningful and healthy relationships – with yourself and others. You'll benefit from my warm validation, compassionate questioning, sensitive suggestions, unique insights, and careful listening as we work toward understanding belief systems, emotional responses and reactions. I will work with you to make sense of your experiences, better understand who you are, and figure out how to change the patterns that keep you feeling stuck.
I received my Master of Social Work in Advanced Clinical Placement from the University of Maryland Baltimore. I'm licensed by the Maryland Board of Professional Therapists and Counselors to provide supervised assessment, diagnostic and therapy treatment services.