(646) 883-5911 jkouame@jkcounseling.com

About
JK Counseling

Embark on a journey of self-discovery in a nurturing space, fostering genuine connections with your therapist. Uncover your strengths, acquire new tools, and navigate life’s challenges authentically and honestly.

Our Approach

Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow.

You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and being a better you.

Our practice specializes in treating individuals, couples and families, and through years of experience, we are confident that no problem is too great to overcome. Through therapy, there is always a way to address the issues you face and learn coping strategies to help you both right now and in the future.

Our Therapists

Joel Kouame

Psychotherapist, LCSW,MBA 

I strive to offer support in overcoming life stressors by helping individuals rediscover their inner strength. I utilize various evidence-based counseling styles to enhance mindfulness and equip clients with tools to tackle challenges. I provide free consultation sessions via call, email, or video chat.

Charmain Williams-Farrar

Psychotherapist, LMSW, MPA

I am committed to your growth, acknowledging the challenges of therapy but emphasizing the transformative potential. I am dedicated to helping clients discover their inherent strength for positive change. I utilize evidence-based counseling styles to enhance mindfulness and address stressors. I offer free consultation sessions via call, email, or video chat. Looking forward to collaborating on your journey.

Jessica Yoon

Psychotherapist, LMSW

I know it wasn’t easy to come here, but you did. You took a courageous first step in the right direction of your road to change. Allow me the privilege to be part of your transformation. I want to work with you, and help you be the best version of you. The version that has been there all along, but has been obstructed by the pain and adversities you’ve faced.

FAQ

I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?

Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, and for whatever reason, they aren’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths.

In our work together, we’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.

What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?

The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential.

You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.”

Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, if you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.

How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. We tailor our therapeutic approach to your specific needs.Medication can be effective and is sometimes needed in conjunction with therapy.

How long will it take?

Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.

I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?

We are so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success. After all, we only see each other for a session a week. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you see your personal growth and development.

My partner and I are having problems. Should we be in individual counseling or come together?

You can simultaneously do individual and couples therapy, but with different providers. We encourage both parties going to therapy to see the biggest benefits.

Services

Individual Therapy

Couples Therapy

Anger Management Classes

Immigration Evaluation

Contact

(646) 883-5911
jkouame@jkcounseling.com
Office Hours Available By Request

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