Christiana  Ibilola Awosan

Christiana Ibilola Awosan

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, New Jersey Accepting Online
Updated November 4, 2023

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.


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


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

  • Individual sessions: $275 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $325 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am - 7pm
  • Fri 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 16 years

Ibisanmi Relational Health, Licensed Therapist , 2018 - Present

Drexel University, PhD in Couple and Family Therapy
Syracuse University, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy
Syracuse University, BS in Psychology




Client testimonials

"My first consultation with Ms. Awosan I believe and she was very personable, professional and I could tell that she really wanted to support me. That is very important. She was interested in MY STORY and that matters to me."
- Zencare client • April 2022
"Dr. Awosan has a very warm and welcoming personality. I felt she was nonjudgmental, compassionate, and a good listener that provides excellent feedback."
- Zencare client • April 2021
"I felt I was heard and understood. I felt taken care of and valued. I already feel the support system that will be provided for me, and I'm looking forward to the experience with Dr. Awosan who looks like me and can better understand me."
- Zencare client • January 2021