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As seen on WJLA ABC 7 Good Morning Washington

WASHINGTON (ABC 7) — July is Minority Mental Health Month and this morning we shared the startling statistics about moms and mental wellness, particularly in the D.C. area. Licensed professional counselor Shivonne Odom discussed maternal mortality in D.C., supporting moms after childbirth, and the importance of self-care in combating postpartum depression. 

Featured in DC Mayor Bowser's Maternal & Infant Health Summit Maternal Mondays Facebook Live Series

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, it was only fitting to introduce some of the dopest Therapists in the African American community.

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This week’s episode is an On the Couch episode all about Mary Jane Paul from BET’s Being Mary Jane. I chat with Shivonne Odom of Akoma Counseling Concepts about some of the issues Mary Jane struggles with and how this is similar to those of some of her clients. We discuss boundary setting, grief, self sabotage in relationships, and healthy vs. unhealthy coping strategies.

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