Ama Owusuaa

LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I provide individual and couple counseling services in Charlotte, NC. I provide counseling to adolescence, adults, couples, and families. I provide counseling on issues dealing with anxiety, depression, identity, low self-esteem, stress, life changes, individuals who are having issues adjusting to a new country/culture. Including relationship issues, gay and lesbian issues.  I have experience working with adolescence with sexually harmful behaviors and have experienced sexual trauma.I believe therapy is a collaborative effort. My approach is client-centered, based on the belief that every individual brings a unique outlook on personal, family and cultural experiences. In our sessions, we will explore different areas in your life that you feel may be causing you distress. We will look at the way your family/cultural history has impacted your values, behaviors, and relationships in a safe environment. My hope is that together, you will gain insight that will promote awareness and lead to a positive change.

What do you love most about your work?
I  was born in Ghana, located in West Africa. I migrated to the United States when I was 11  years old. It was a very difficult transition, coming to a new country, learning a new language and adjusting to a new culture while at the same time going through puberty! Therapy helped me to manage a great deal of anxiety that I experienced during that time period.  It also helped  me to discover my passion  for helping others through difficult life situations.  I earned my  Bachelor of Arts degree  in Psychology at UNC Charlotte and my Masters degree Community Mental Health at Winthrop University.   I love what I  do and empathy comes natural. I have a warm, compassionate yet direct and genuine style to helping people. I  am open-minded and non-judgmental. I provide a safe enviroment which in turn encourages each person’s individual life story to be told.

Benefits of Services:
Improving the quality of your life
Learning to live with mindfulness and self-actualization (the achievement of one’s full potential through creativity, independence, spontaneity, and a grasp of the real world)
Decreasing anxiety and depression symptoms
Developing healthy relationships, changing behavior or decreasing/ending unhealthy habits 

Contact Information
Bldg. 1, Suite 200, #3
amacounseling.org
amacounselingservices@gmail.com
(704) 534-5433