Pulchery Afoakwah (Thelusma) is a Licensed Professional Counselor in MD with over 6 years experience in the mental health field. One of her strengths is to create an environment that allows her clients to find their way, learn about themselves, and grow to be leaders in their treatment. The approaches she uses use give clients the ability to take the initiative, evaluate and then make a plan of action. Making the decision to enter into therapy is a challenge in itself. But in the end her goal is to meet the client where they are at and go from there.

Where applicable, Pulchery uses Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness, play therapy, career/coaching and other modalities in practice. Her approach is Eclectic based in Reality Therapy in a Person-Centered format as it takes the belief that people are capable of change through self-direction and understanding in a supportive environment. Reality Therapy allows the patient to figure out what they want. Pulchery has experience in group, individual and family and couple therapy. She has worked with all age groups from youth (as young as 4) and beyond, but a lot of her experience has been in an addictions, dual-diagnosis and trauma work.

Locations: Telehealth, Washington, DC, and Bethesda, MD

In network with Blue Cross & Blue Shield Plans and United Health Care

Pulchery Thelusma, LCPC, MA