Kami-Ann Giwa-Agbomeirele (Kami) is a clinical therapist at Blash Counseling Associates, a faith-based counseling practice. Kami has a B.S. in Biblical Studies, a B.S. in Psychology, and a Masters in Pastoral Counseling. From a young age she felt called to be a counselor.
During her years of experience working as a youth development interventionist at a non-profit agency and as a church youth leader, Kami has counseled teens battling depression, anxiety, self-injury, academic decline, grief and stress. Her parent-teen mediations have led families to a place of healing. She is an experienced leader of numerous psycho-educational / process groups in social skills, anger management, youth leadership, chronic illness, AIDS, and Christian growth and development.
Kami views the counseling relationship as embarking on a journey wherein all parties bring resources to the table. The client brings information about self. The counselor brings resources, new ways of thinking and behaving, and bridges clients to their change agent. In her experience, Christ is the ultimate change agent.
“I know that seeking counseling is like having a mustard seed of faith left; hoping that the counselor will be able to help you sort it all out. It takes trust and courage to do this. Trust in the system, the counselor, the process. Courage to be truthful (even if not at first); taking steps (even if they are baby steps) towards change. I respect my clients and appreciate their brave (and wise) decision to ask for help.”
Kami and her husband are dedicated to ministry and serve in various leadership capacities at their local church. Her other interests include scrapbooking, knitting/crocheting, music, piano and singing. She is passionate about holistic health (mind, body, and spirit) and would like to pursue advanced training in marriage and family counseling.
Counsels: Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Family, Premarital, Marriage, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Grief and Loss, Healing from Emotional Hurt, Relationship Problems, Self-esteem, Unhealthy Relationships, HIV/AIDS, End of Life Issues, Chronic Illness, Self-injury, School Behavioral Problems, College Transitions, Sexuality