Grace Anifowose, LPC, NCC is a licensed professional counselor at the Counseling and Wellness Center of Pittsburgh at the Monroeville location where she offers individual, group, couples, and family counseling. Grace specializes in bipolar disorder treatment and in treating clients with schizophrenia and addiction disorders. Grace is also experienced in treating mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, life transition, stress, self-esteem, spirituality, relational, grief, premarital, and marital problems.
Grace utilizes the eclectic therapy approach in her practice by drawing from different theoretical orientation and techniques such as cognitive behavioral theory, psychoanalytic theory, person centered theory, gestalt, and existential therapy. She utilizes the most effective techniques available to address her client’s needs recognizing that each client has unique concerns. Grace creates treatment plans that aligns with the client’s goals and treatment.
Grace is a mental health advocate who believes in the importance of caring for one’s mental state. Grace provides psycho-education and enlightens people on the importance of taking care of an individual’s mental health and knowing when to seek help. Grace agrees that undiagnosed or untreated mental health issues can cause adverse effect on an individual’s overall wellbeing such as reduction in the quality of life, poor academic performance, low work productivity and a decline in health.
After careful research, Grace concludes that people shy away from therapy because they are stuck, and do not feel safe or heard. Grace builds strong therapeutic relationship with her clients by creating a safe and trusting environment. Grace understands that the quality of therapeutic relationship between a therapist and client is very critical in ensuring a successful treatment.
Education & Experience
Grace completed her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL. Prior to obtaining her master’s degree, Grace worked as a Case Manager with individuals with physical, mental, and intellectual disabilities living in CILA homes and enrolled in day programs. Grace also served as a trainer, where she trained and educated employees on IL Abuse & Neglect, and rule 50 per DHS guidelines.
After working with adults with special needs for 4 years, Grace embarked on a more challenging position at a hospital where she interchangeably worked as a Crisis counselor in the Emergency Department (ED)/Crisis Stabilization unit and a Behavioral therapist on the inpatient psych unit.
As a Crisis counselor, she conducted clinical crisis assessment/Intakes in the ED and collaborated with on-call psychiatric providers to determine patient’s disposition for psych hospitalization or provide community resource referrals.
Working as a Behavioral therapist, Grace completed daily psychosocial assessments and performed case management duties. She also facilitated psychotherapy and psycho-education groups on the unit.
Also, Grace has been privileged to work with diverse population like children, teens, geriatric, veterans, pregnant mothers, and homeless population. Along with therapy, Grace has assisted in providing brief treatment, care coordination, and social services intervention to her clients.
Currently, Grace holds her Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Illinois and Pennsylvania.
Grace loves to dance and hopes to one day incorporate dancing into her therapeutic practice.
How to Get Started
Grace provides in-person therapy at our Monroeville location as well as online therapy. You can reach us at 412-322-2129 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. Or contact us here.