Morenike (pronounced more-EH-nih-kay) is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Edward’s University in 2017. After graduating, she did a year of service through AmeriCorps, then began graduate school the following year. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University in 2020.
Morenike is passionate about all things related to trauma, especially developmental/complex trauma, relational trauma, as well as cultural trauma, and intergenerational trauma; and enjoys working with women of all ages. Because humans are so incredibly dynamic and complex, she seeks any and all opportunities to learn more about informed care for these areas and populations. Her faith is the foundation of her work, and she practices from a feminist, relational, and trauma-informed lens, which in-part means that she views each client as a whole person by considering their journey and context and tries her best to create a safe environment to hold space for anything a person may bring to a session. No topic is off-limits.
Morenike is certified in Trauma-Conscious Yoga and Trauma Model Therapy and has training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Somatic Experiencing, mindfulness, eating disorders, and faith-based work. She also enjoys using strategies and tools from expressive arts-based approaches, dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), aromatherapy, bibliotherapy, and body/mind connection! At the end of the day, there’s no one-size-fits-all to trauma work and the healing process, so it’s essential to find what works best for the client.
Morenike is Christian, Black/Nigerian American, and a native Texan! She is also a lover of yoga, cooking, gardening, and painting/collaging. These are also many of the things she leans on for self-care. She also has one dog named Garvey and a cat named Phoebe Buffay.
Morenike knew she wanted to be a therapist from a very young age to break down barriers to mental healthcare access and advocate for and normalize talking about mental health: the good, the bad, and the especially challenging topics. Her hope is that eventually, people might feel less alone on this wild roller coaster called life.