Dr. Akua K. Boateng, a native of California, is a licensed psychotherapist and mental health expert with an emphasis in individual and couples therapy. With over 15 years of experience in clinical practice and education, she specializes in an integrative approach to treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, intergenerational trauma and several other emotional concerns.
In 2015, after sharpening her expert approach publicly, Dr. Boateng opened a Philadelphia-based private practice and emotional wellness consulting firm, Boateng Psychotherapy & Consulting LLC. As a seasoned therapist, she works with clients to take ownership of their emotional health, become aware of unhealthy patterns and work toward a more authentic existence. Additionally, Dr. Boateng is a sought after mental health expert and consultant, partnering with organizations to support the integration of emotionally aware practices and initiatives into their operations.
Boateng Consulting addresses the need for quality psychological knowledge for the public. Dr. Boateng believes that the destigmatization of mental health is connected to reshaping narratives in the media as well as incorporating emotional wellness into personal and professional spaces. The firm makes verifiable psychological expertise accessible to brands, media outlets, and organizations seeking speaking, commentary and consulting mental health services.
Within the firm, Dr. Akua coaches high performance executives, professional athletes, actors, female founders, among others. She provides strategies for living emotionally well while achieving high level goals.
Dr. Boateng is uniquely trained in the area of clinical psychology as well as marriage and family. After receiving a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Alabama A&M University and due to her passion for relationships, she completed a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Eastern University.
She currently serves as an adjunct professor within the Doctoral Programs in Marriage and Family Therapy at Eastern University.
Mental Health In The Media
As is evident in her many appearances, Dr. Boateng’s work extends well beyond mental health treatment and integrates psychological expertise in the media. Dr. Akua has contributed to media outlets such as CNN, NBC News, Washington Post, The Cut, Huffington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Harper’s Bazaar, Refinery29 and many others. Through speaking, consulting and content writing for organizations such as, Pinterest, American Institute of Architects and Black Enterprise, she lends her psychological knowledge on topics such as mindfulness for professionals, racial trauma, burnout, destigmatizing mental health, resilience, self care in crisis, relationships and wellness plans for busy executives.
Dr. Boateng continues to add value to the conversation on mental health equity, awareness, and education through moderating discussions and initiatives. She is committed to the changing narrative surrounding mental health issues and wellness. This change is exactly what is needed for this time.