Zoe Okolie

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I have extensive experience working with adults across the lifespan. I have had the privilege of collaborating with and supporting diverse populations navigate anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions and stressors, self-esteem and self-acceptance, trauma, and external causes of pain.

Therapy Approach

At times, daily pressure, work, and relationships can leave us feeling overwhelmed. We often try to avoid or mask complex emotions that are activated and, revert to the management style that we are familiar with. Understanding that behavior is rooted in safety and used to protect can support moving away from judgement toward acceptance, decreasing the power of feelings to direct our actions. I will hold a space for you to release and process. This safe, compassionate therapeutic space can support unburdening and developing new insight and skills to aid in day-to-day life. You can gently begin to move toward a deeper place of healing with increased internal balance and harmony.

My approach is integrative, pulling from different modalities in a way that respects each individual and their unique journey. I am drawn to cognitive behavioral therapy, structural and family systems, talk therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions.

In addition, my training as a yoga teacher allows me to view healing as mind and body.

Getting to know me

I possess over twenty years of experience supporting clients in overcoming both short and long-term challenges. My goal is to meet each individual where they are, anchoring my practice in non-judgement, respect, empathy, and curiosity. I believe in creating a safe space where a strong therapeutic alliance can be cultivated.

It is my privilege to partner and collaborate with individuals in different places in their journey.

I look forward to connecting.

Professional Training

MSW – Salem State University
BSW with Integration and study of anti-oppression and marginalization – Toronto Metropolitan University