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Akia T. Wade, MPsy

Psychology Associate
Specialty Population(s): Emerging Adults and Millennials (~18-40 years old)
Specialty Area(s): Interpersonal and Sexual Trauma, Spirituality, Sexuality, Race & Cultural Identity, Relationships, Academic/Career Concerns, Group Dynamics, Depression, Anxiety

Akia Wade is a psychology associate licensed in Washington, DC. Akia received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Howard University and Master of Psychology from The George Washington University. She has acquired a range of clinical training in both therapy and assessment within a variety of settings including middle/high schools, college counseling centers, community mental health, and psychiatric hospitals. Akia received post-graduate training in group therapy, including completion of the National Group Psychotherapy Institute at the Washington School of Psychiatry and has facilitated interpersonal process, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and skills-based groups. She provides individual psychotherapy from an integrative, psychodynamic approach while utilizing DBT interventions as needed.

Akia’s clinical interests are in complex trauma, interpersonal and attachment difficulties, race/cultural identity, spirituality, sexuality, academic/career concerns, and group dynamics. Akia is also experienced in integrating religion/spirituality and cultural issues into psychotherapy, as needed. Furthermore, she has a particular interest in the intersection of sexuality, spirituality, and trauma among Black women. Akia empowers her clients to grow and heal by gaining insight, developing self-compassion, and utilizing the tools essential to reach their full potential