Christiana  Ibilola Awosan

Christiana Ibilola Awosan

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for evening & daytime appointments in Midtown West practice (updated November 13, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Premarital counseling
  • Loss and grief
  • Race and cultural identity

Professional statement

Dr. Christiana Ibilola Awosan is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Midtown West, Manhattan specializing in trauma, relationships, premarital counseling, and race and cultural identity. The focus of her practice is in supporting people of color and individuals with marginalized identities as they navigate the impacts of social and environmental traumas, with an emphasis on cultural, gender, and sexual identity. Additionally, she has expertise in couples counseling to help couples break free from toxic patterns and find renewed fulfillment.

Dr. Awosan takes special care in providing care that is culturally sensitive, validating, and change-oriented. She uses evidence-based techniques in her practice, tailoring her approach to each client's concerns. Working from a Multicultural Relational Perspective, she draws on Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman’s couple treatment methods, Solution-Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Dr. Awosan welcomes individuals, couples, families, and parents to her practice. She is excited to help her clients overcome difficult obstacles, reclaim their inner strength, and embrace their unique identity. Her practice is conveniently located steps from the 50th St 8th Ave subway station.


Message to clients

On the fence about going to therapy? We hear you! And you being on the fence makes total sense to us. You don't want your 'business' out to a stranger. At Ibisanmi Relational Health, we know that this thought can stop you from moving towards your healing. We're glad that you're still reading even with this thought in mind. We understand it's difficult to start on the therapy path even if you know it's important to your healing process. This is why we're committed to taking this critical journey with you. We're here to understand you and the issues you're dealing with, help you move towards your healing, and reclaim your wholeness.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Race and cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity


General expertise


Insurance

Christiana Ibilola Awosan is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $220 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $240 (50min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Awosan can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Midtown West practice

311A West 50th Street

New York, NY 10019

Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Ibisanmi Relational Health

Seton Hall University, Assistant Professor, 2014 - Present

Drexel University, PhD in Couple and Family Therapy

Syracuse University, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy

Syracuse University, BS in Psychology


Languages

  • English
  • Yoruba