California Native Opens Psychotherapy Practice In South Philly

In a quest to bring holistic emotional care to the Northeast, Akua K. Boateng, a psychotherapist and psychological consultant relocated from sunny California to Philadelphia in 2015. After 6 years of working in the field of clinical psychology and higher education, she decided to open a private practice in South Philadelphia geared towards enhancing the lives of individuals and couples. Akua has come to understand thevalue that is added to communities when private practitioners provide high quality, evidenced-based therapy that is affordable. She holds a Master’s in Clinical Psychology, is currently completing a doctorate in Marriage and Family therapy and has trained at multiple acute and outpatient facilities, including a non-profit Homicide Survivors Recovery Program. Client concerns of interest are anxiety, depression, grief recovery, relationship concerns, divorce and separation issues, work/career concerns, spiritual issues, and many more.

You may have heard Akua offer psychological insight in the area of relationships on the Bare This & That Relationships Radio Show on iHeart radio/WWDB 860 Talk Radio on Mondays at 1pm, where she was selected to sit in as a reoccurring psychological expert. Whether on the radio, speaking for a business’ professional development or in the therapy room, using an integrative approach, she works with individuals to overcome the personal obstacles that may create barriers to the life they desire. Client can expect to explore skills that help one take ownership of their emotional health, become aware of unhealthy patterns and work toward an authentic, satisfying life experience. Couples gain tools that help them partner well, create a unified vision and manage conflict better.

Akua works on a sliding-scale fee structure and provides affordable rates for her services. She is proud to call Philadelphia her new home and hopes to partner with you on your therapeutic journey.