Consultant Psychologist

16+ years of experience in treating depression, anxiety and stress

Research Mentor

Designing and implementing psychological interventions for health care workers.

Licensed Practitioner

Certified by the Kenya Psychological Association (KPsyA)

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Candidate, United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa)

MA Counseling Psychology

United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa)



Wangari Joyce Ngugi

Research Mentorship Profile

I am a Consultant Psychologist and Research Mentor. I have 16+ years' experience in treating depression, anxiety, and stress. I am certified in specialized trauma interventions namely Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR). I specialize in designing and implementing psychological interventions for health care workers, including doctors and nurses. I also provide psychotherapy to individuals and groups in families and educational institutions, and clinical supervision to counselors. Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) is crucial so that healthcare workers can best care for patients. It gives me joy to offer my services to healthcare workers so that they are in an optimal frame of mind and given everything they need, with optimal functioning to deliver the highest level of care. I also have experience working with People with Disabilities and other Special Needs (PWDSN) and got a global award at the American Psychological Association 2018 Convention on a study titled Barriers to Mental Health for Deaf Adults in Kenya. I am a TED talk speaker on Humor for Resilience.

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Wangari Joyce Ngugi

Consultant Psychologist Profile

I am a Consultant Psychologist and Research Mentor, with a strong interest in diversity and disability inclusion, particularly the nexus between Deafness and mental health. I am a finalist Candidate of Doctor of Psychology, PsyD, Clinical Psychology at United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), where I matriculated with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Bachelor of Arts, Psychology [Honors], with a specialization Certificate in Addictions Counseling. I have also earned a variety of specialization Certificates and Diplomas in Creative Art Therapies.

I have 16 years’ experience in designing and implementing Mental Health and Psycho-Social (MHPSS) programs, including Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) prevention programs. These include consciousness-raising awareness platforms, psychoeducation using creative arts therapies on the role of mental health in preventing SGBV, on topics such as resilience, stress management, empathy, self-compassion, self-confidence, emotional regulation, relationship building, and challenging problematic social norms.

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