Hilda “Madequor” Tetteh-Ocloo, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

She/Her/Hers

Hilda “Madequor” Tetteh-Ocloo, therapist in Philadelphia with brown dreadlock hair and brown eyes. Hilda is wearing golden hoop earrings with white shirt and a geometric pattern blazer. Hilda is looking at the camera smiling in an office at The Better You Institute with a shelf and light in the background.

Hilda “Madequor” Tetteh-Ocloo

MA, MFT

Specialties

Disclosure:
Madequor Tetteh-Ocloo is a pre-licensed clinician working towards hours for Marriage and Family Therapy licensure. She is supervised by Nitasha Strait, ABD, M.Ed., MA, LMFT, CST.

Therapist Philadelphia

I approach therapy by looking at how all parts of a person’s life affect them, including family, spirituality, work, and school. My goal is to help clients heal and reach their goals with empathy, understanding, and accountability. I make sure everyone I work with feels seen, valued, and respected.

I use two types of therapy: contextual therapy and narrative therapy. Contextual therapy focuses on relationships. When relationships are not healthy, people can act in harmful ways. We will work together to heal from past hurts, find peace, and live without fear and pessimism. We will use your strengths to build trust, treat yourself and others fairly, and let go of things that hurt your sense of self. Narrative therapy helps you change negative self-talk into positive, empowering stories, leading to a happier and more meaningful life.

As a Ghanaian-American, I am dedicated to supporting ethnic minorities and reducing the stigma of mental illness in African communities. Society often presents harmful narratives that challenge the BIPOC community. Social justice and cultural responsiveness were key parts of my training at Drexel University and continue to guide my work. I have a lot of experience working with people from diverse backgrounds. Together, we will explore all your identities and work to change cultural norms that harm Black families and communities. Black Lives Matter; Black lives deserve to flourish and thrive.

 

I was born in Ghana and raised in North Carolina. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I obtained a B.A. in African, African-American, Diaspora Studies. I got my Master’s degree in Couples and Family Therapy from Drexel University. In my free time, I enjoy reading, spending time with my friends and family, writing spoken words, volunteering in the community, and pretending to be a dancer (watching real dancers and imitating them).

Schedule of Availability: 

Monday: 9a-3p; in-office or virtual

Tuesday: 3-9p; in-office or virtual

Thursday: 3-9p; in-office or virtual

Friday: 10a-3p; in-office or virtual

Saturday: 9-3p; in-office or virtual

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