Nadia is an ambitious, compassionate, Texas approved mental health professional of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors - Lic. No. 73763. She has dedicated her time to providing effective and empathetic counseling to individuals, groups, and family. Nadia has an innate ability to establish rapport quickly, build and maintain trust, and interact with and relate to diverse individuals on all levels. Nadia Kargbo earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Texas in 2010, where she was awarded Dean’s List Honor Roll for consecutive semesters, and later became a member of the Psi Chi Honor Society. She later attained her Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from CACREP accredited program at Sam Houston State University.
Prior to earning her Masters, Nadia had the pleasure of completing her internship at Gulf Coast Trade Center, a private, non-profit educational institution dedicated to increasing the economic independence and social well being of disadvantaged and adjudicated youth. There she enjoyed providing individual, group, and some family counseling. Working with this diverse population provided Nadia with her first experience with a wide array of issues such as, but not limited to, self-esteem challenges, depression, anger management, family crisis, career choices, grief/ death, relationship issues, identity issues and suicide attempts/ideations.
Once licensed, Nadia sought a career opportunity with The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, where she obtained three years experience working with adults confined in the criminal justice system setting, addressing serious mental health issues such as depression, substance use, suicidal ideations/ attempts, psychosis, bipolar, and other related issues. This experience afforded Nadia the opportunity to observe human behavior in its rarest form. There, Nadia analyzed the effects of psychotropic medication on confined individuals, mental illness and its correlation to criminal activities, and the severity and frequency of misconduct in individuals with mental illness verse those with no mental health diagnosis. In addition, she evaluated the psychological impact of prisoners in solitary confinement verse those in general population.
Nadia does not believe in compartmentalizing individuals in one theoretical framework (i.e. counseling approach), but rather meeting the clients where they are at the present time, and working towards promoting self-awareness, self-efficacy, and increase self-esteem.
Nadia is certified in Mental Health First Aid and CPR. She is in good standing with Texas Counseling Association and Houston Counseling Association.