Mesphina Kudowor, Licensed Professional Counselor

Mesphina Kudowor, MA, L.P.C.

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I live by the philosophy that we all have an innate ability to heal and grow to live authentic and fulfilling lives. Sometimes difficult life experiences & societal structures cause us to disconnect from this inner healer. Our work together will be a collaborative, insight-oriented process, to help you work through some past or current issues & make empowered, well-informed decisions in the present & about the future. I focus on creating an open, culturally sensitive & non-judgmental space for clients. I lean on your existing strengths to determine an approach best suited to you and also incorporate somatic-focused techniques to enhance the mind-body connection.

I work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds to help them navigate challenging experiences with depression, anxiety, trauma, and identity exploration. I also provide support with preparation and integration of psychedelic experiences & currently work in partnership with a local ketamine clinic to provide Ketamine assisted therapy, under supervision.

I lean on my experiences as an artist to engage clients in expressive ways of experiencing emotions as language can be limiting. Deciding to confront personal concerns with a stranger can feel scary & it takes immense courage. If you’re facing any of the aforementioned, let’s talk to see if we are the right fit.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Black
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Immigrants
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$60.00 - $150.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Paypal, Venmo, Zelle
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
3
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
178.015525
Illinois
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Illinois Counseling Association
Professional
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Adler University
Master's
2019