Steven Akuffo (he/him)

Accepting Clients

Understanding who you are, your purpose in life and having a healthy perception of reality is essential to achieving well-being.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in University Place, WA
Supervised by Phebe Brako-Owusu, LMFT

About My Clients

If issues like depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem is standing in the way of your healing, seeking therapy is a path to wellness. Through unconditional positive regard, I can guide you through the therapeutic process of developing a realistic appraisal of your reactions, abilities, and interpretations of the world around you. Using a cultural lens, emphasizing aspects of ethnicity on identity, I help clients reverse the effects of impoverished life experiences.

My Background and Approach

As an Afrikan-American male psychotherapist who understands the importance of solution-focused pathways, I use a multi-theoretical evidence-based psychotherapeutic approach utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Schema-Focused Therapy, and Afrikan-Centered Psychotherapy, supported by a cultural competency orientation. I work with teens, adults, couples, and families using an cognitive approach to help achieve treatment goals. It would be great to build a therapeutic relationship with you. Please consider reaching out to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation to see if we are a good fit!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that the most effective approach to guiding clients in achieving their fullest human potential is to help them define their reality and perceptions of themselves. The normal individual has an efficient perception of reality. Normal individuals are fairly realistic in appraising their reactions and capabilities and interpreting what is happening in the world around them. They do not consistently misperceive what others say and do. They do not consistently over-evaluate their abilities and tackle more than they can accomplish, nor do they underestimate their abilities and shy away from complex tasks—the normal individual deals with reality.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Evernorth
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 200/session


2537786636 Email Steven
2603 Bridgeport Way W
Suite D
University Place, WA 98466

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