Phyllis Otera Thomas: Caring for the community with therapy and support

By Olayemi Odesanya
Special to the AmNews

“What made me become a therapist was the lack of acknowledgement of  our mental state,” said Phyllis Otera Thomas. The licensed clinical social worker and therapist told the Amsterdam News, “In our culture, we  don’t invest in counseling or even the study of behavioral science. It is either ignored or we look into spirituality to solve our problems.” That, she said, “is great for some people who have found the solutions to their questions, but, for those who don’t, their problems remain unsolved.”

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