Nana Aba (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor Resident (LPCR). She received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University, where she trained extensively in trauma-informed counseling techniques. Nana Aba enjoys providing therapy to adults and teens struggling with eating disorders, ADHD, spiritual/religious issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships/boundaries, and body image issues. Being born and raised in West Africa and then moving to the United States at the age of 15 made her keenly attuned to the unique experiences faced by the immigrant community and she also enjoys the opportunity to work with this population.
Nana Aba believes in creating a collaborative atmosphere with her clients. She strives to meet clients where they are and provides a warm, nonjudgmental space where they feel safe to explore whatever arises in their therapeutic journey. Nana Aba includes a variety of evidence based techniques in her work, including Internal Family Systems, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. As a trauma-sensitive practitioner, she has also studied EMDR and incorporates this in her work, when applicable. Nana Aba enjoys being creative and imaginative and loves to incorporate art, writing, music and even photography into sessions to encourage clients to explore their internal world using creative outlets, should they express an interest in doing so.
Nana Aba finds joy in creating her own stories and reading them as well, listening to music, cooking, photography and spending quality time with her family and friends.