Almena (she/her) is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker with a master’s degree from the University of St. Catherine. Almena’s work is focused on those who feel unseen, unheard, misunderstood and unaccepted, especially if those individuals are feeling sad, stuck, confused, hurt or struggling with deeper emotions of guilt, shame or regret.

As a therapist, Almena specializes in supporting those who are experiencing anxiety, burnout, stress, depression, trauma, or difficult emotions while navigating the challenges of daily life, life transitions, unexpected life changes, and/or painful past experiences.

Almena’s approach to therapy is compassionate, holistic, strengths-based, anti-oppressive, culturally informed, and affirming in a collaborative and non-judgmental space. She will help you put together the puzzle pieces of your unique journey towards a greater sense of balance, wellness, healing and continued growth.

Almena has lived and professional experience that includes over 25+ years in corporations and international organizations in the States, the Middle East, and France; combined with clinical experience in community settings for East African adults and families, and providing services to refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers. She uses various therapeutic modalities in practice, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, humanistic, attachment, and trauma-informed practice.

Almena enjoys spending time with her husband, kids, grandkids, and extended family, international travel, and the simple things in life: walks in nature, gardening, home-cooked meals, and lively conversations about the world we live in from different perspectives.

Cost Per Session




State Licensed




Communal Trauma


Emotional Neglect

Family Estrangement

Intersectional Approach

Racial Trauma


Traumatic Grief

Types of Therapy

Attachment Based


Internal Family Systems

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Motivational Interviewing

Parts Work

Solution Focused Therapies

Strengths Based Approach

Talk Therapy

Population Served


Adults in Midlife

Young Adults