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The Team

Who We Are

Barbara Adika, LGPC

Founder & Psychotherapist

Barbara works with individuals to address the psychological impact of  first/second generation immigrant experiences and family-of-origin and unresolved early life difficulties on clinical presentations of anxiety, depression, OCD and PTSD. Her clients are adults who struggle with anxious thinking, low self-esteem, codependency and strained interpersonal relationships that affect work, social and daily functioning. Read more.

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Elizabeth Acheampong, LMSW

Psychotherapist

Elizabeth collaborates with teen and adult clients to develop an increased capacity to regulate and ability to access emotions without sensory overload; increased control over fight-flight-freeze responses and; ability to feel psychologically safe. Her areas of expertise include family dynamics, cultural identity; African cultural issues and immigrant families; school issues; life transitions; work stress/burnout and more.She fosters an environment where behavioral skills are adapted to their personal life challenges.Read more.

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Tracy Tsao, LCPC

Psychotherapist

Clients come to me looking to resolve the psychological impact of  criticism and/or being yelled, divorce, racial and generational trauma, adjusting during and after a natural disaster (yes, a pandemic counts), life transition, developing autonomy while honoring family and culture and family of origin issues and more. I help them build self-confidence, develop autonomy, regulate emotion, develop emotional resilience, repair irrational thinking and free themselves from that pervasive feeling of  being stuck. Read more.

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Carrie Cornwell, LGPC

Psychotherapist

Carrie assists with emotion regulation, distress tolerance, trigger identification, implementation of coping skills and interpersonal effectiveness as they work through planned and unplanned life changes; addiction; grief and loss; sadness, worry  around pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum; and day-today stress. She works with clinical presentations of depression, bipolar, PTSD, substance use disorders and anxiety.  Read more.

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Mechia Sydnor, LGPC

 Psychotherapist

Mechia works with teenagers and adults who live with anxiety and depression related to life transition, relationships and racial identity. Her speciality is in helping individuals  understand how events, memories, or relationships affect self-esteem, relationships, thinking patterns, and anxiety and/or depression.Read more.

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Augusta Sannoh, LMSW

Psychotherapist

Augusta incorporates mindfulness, solution-focused and multicultural awareness into her work with women, people from immigrant families, early to mid level professionals, older adult women and trauma survivors. Augusta's therapeutic approach focuses on the relationship among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; targets current problems and symptoms; and focuses on changing patterns that lead to difficulties in functioning. Read more

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