Hilda “Madequor” Tetteh-Ocloo, MA, MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Hilda “Madequor” Tetteh-Ocloo
I approach therapy from a systemic lens. I look at individuals, couples, and families within the context of all the environments that influence them (family system, spirituality, work/education, etc.). I foster healing and empower clients to achieve their goals through empathy, understanding, and accountability. I strive to make everyone I work with feel seen, valued, and respected as a therapist.
I work from a contextual therapy and narrative therapy model. Contextual therapy recognizes that life is deeply relational; when relationships are not trustworthy and people are mistreated, they can act in harmful ways to themselves, others, their relationships, and future generations. Our work will help you heal from hurtful experiences, find peace, and live an abundant life that is not ruled by fear and pessimism. We will do this by utilizing your strengths and resilience to help you build trust, relate fairly to yourself and others, and learn to let go of people, outcomes, ideas, and desires that rob you of your sense of self and wholeness. I use narrative therapy to inspire and guide clients to reframe, reconstruct, or debunk disempowering dialogue they have with themselves that keeps them from living a satisfying and meaningful life.
As a Ghanaian-American, I am incredibly motivated to advocate for ethnic minorities and decrease the stigma of mental illness in African Diasporic communities. Unfortunately, our current systems present powerful, harmful narratives that often challenge the BIPOC community. Social justice and cultural responsiveness were significant aspects of my clinical training at Drexel University and guide my work clinical work today. As a result, I have substantial clinical experience working with people from diverse backgrounds. Together we will explore the intersectionality of all your identities and work to shift cultural paradigms that perpetuate violence in 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:
Tuesday: 10a-8p; virtual
Wednesday: 12-8p; in office or virtual
Thursday: 10a-8p; virtual
Friday: 10a-4p; in-office or virtual
Saturday: 9-2p; in-office or virtual