Adepeju "Peju" Okolo, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
" I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become".
Peju Okolo is a licensed professional counselor that provides holistic mental health therapy. She has been providing mental health care for over 10 years.
Peju' s educational background includes a Master of Art in Community Mental Health Counseling from Sam Houston State University, Master of Art in Cross Categorical Special Education from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Kinesiology with a minor in Health.
Peju has worked in a various of settings including educational, clinical, and private practice.
She has several beliefs about life and mental health with her clients.
* Change is a personal choice which is uncomfortable.
* You have to learn how you want to be treated in order to show others how they should treat you.
* Do not feel that you have to invite everyone in your space, it's a sacred and not everyone deserves that privilege.
* Do not wait for anyone to be your cheerleader, be your own.
These are just a few, but they all center around being the sole decision maker of your life and mental health.
My belief is that our past and our current situation does not make us who we are, but its our ability to rise and push through our struggle that allows us to grow into the people we are destined to be.
Peju has experience working with clients that are seeking counseling that are facing various life challenges from adolescents to adults in their senior years regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or handicap.
She specializes in Families, Couples, Communication Issues, Parenting Issues, Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Sexual Abuse, Relationship Issues, Conflict Issues, Grief/Loss, Adjustment Disorder, LGBT, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Male issues, Women issues including infertility, and career and life coaching.
Her goal is to provide her clients with an open, safe, and judgment-free environment where they can talk freely about what their presenting problems and learn how to work through those issues and concerns. Through the use of Solution Focused and Existential Therapy as well as other therapeutic treatment modalities that are needed to provide well rounded therapy.
Regardless of your battle, whether it be depression, substance abuse, relational problems, or making a life change, Peju is here to help you along your journey assisting you in making decisions conducive to your needs and goals. She looks forward to assisting you with finding creative solutions that can bring about deep and meaningful change in your life.