She, Her, Hers;
Gender non-conforming/ Masculine of Center Woman
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) – Couples Therapy
Race based stressors/Racial Trauma
Dr. Bukky Kolawole, PsyD
Since I decided to become a psychologist, I’ve never looked back. The privilege of being a psychologist, is the opportunity, daily, to be with clients as they arrive at the birthplace of change. I love my work so much and can’t imagine anything more rewarding.
I’m passionate about helping my clients feel accepted, important and loved in their relationships. I’m committed to helping you feel equipped with the skills you need in order to reach the people you care about and enjoy a more productive and fulfilling life.
My Training and Education
Dr. Bukky knew she wanted to become a clinical psychologist at the age of 12. At the time, she had recently moved to the United States from Nigeria and the school psychologist at her high school invited Bukky to meet with her in order to ensure that she was adjusting well to her new environment. Led by natural curiosity, young Bukky inquired about why the psychologist valued spending so much time chatting with her instead of working. The 12-year old was pleasantly surprised to discover that talking to people to improve well-being was, in fact, a profession. Bukky’s mouth hit the floor when the school psychologist explained how talk therapy works and that it could be useful in supporting people during times of transitions, or helping them make change so they could fulfill their potential. Bukky went home from school that day declaring that she no longer planned to become a pediatrician but, instead, a psychologist!
(Side note: You might be tickled to know that when the young Bukky encountered difficult situations or intense emotions, one of the strategies she used to cope was engaging in self-talk with her future self, whom she then named “Dr. B.” She still has her journal entries from childhood that reveal this.)
My Passion and Commitment
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