Okichie Davis is a queer, Black woman (they/them) of West Indian heritage and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Philadelphia, PA. Raised in New York City and schooled in New England, they are an alumna of Villanova University, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities and a Master of Science degree in Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health. Okichie has been practicing psychotherapy since 2014, cultivating their craft through working with diverse populations in outpatient mental health clinics and federally-qualified health centers. Okichie is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and a board-certified counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Okichie also serves their community as a Birth Doula, emotional support worker, and animal wellness volunteer.
In My Own Words
My passion has always lay in helping others to find and become their best and most authentic selves. Much of my adult life has centered on exploring how I might create space for true, trauma-informed, and sustainable community for marginalized persons, including creating space for Black women and girls, queer and LGBTQ+ persons, and people of color within the kink/fetish community. To this end, I have helped to facilitate local town halls in response to intra-community harm, created safer spaces for Black people to find support in the wake of anti-Black terrorist violence, and volunteered as an emotional support worker within my various communities. In 2018, I began to conceive of Endeavoring Wellness as a way to further express my commitment to others.