We had the good fortune of connecting with Omolola Taiwo, LPC, NCC, CIMHP and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Omolola, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factors behind our success if the emphasis and priority of self-care. To be an integrative mental health provider, there’s important boundaries that need to be in place to ensure we maintain our well-being and space for our clientele. Specifically this looks like not over filing our daily caseload, scheduling self-care days, and mapping out networking events that fill our cup socially and mentally.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
At Omi Wellness & Counseling, We’re A Streamline of Services To Our Client’s Wellbeing. Clients Are Assisted With the Psychoeducation, Tools, and Skills to Transform and Make Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes for Their Overall Success in Life. Wherever You Are Along Your Journey, We Can Assist In Navigating Treatment Towards A Determined Point of Change. Variety and Creativity Are Valued In Treatment For All Clients. We Are Most Excited About Our Plans to Expand Into a Group Practice, But Also As Esteemed Community Provider for Integrative Mental Health Services. We Got To Where We Are With Pre-Planning the Launch of Our Business, Sticking to The Plan, and Intentionally Preparing Our Mental To Commit 9-5 In the Business. Although It Was a Rewarding Task, We Overcame A Few Challenges By Communicating Our Mistakes To Certain Parties, Taking Accountability for How We Can Do Better, and Being Transparent About What We Needed Help With. I Learned to Foresee Mishaps that May Have A Significant Impact on the Business, and Have a Backup Plan for That, I Would Love For the World To Know We Are Professional At All Times, But Value Relationship Building. This Means You’ll Be Exposed To Some Parts of My Personality, and Positive Traits That Will Hopefully Inspire and Encourage Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love to visit local museums and parks to help expand our connection and consciousness. I’m also a foodie at heart, so eating at multicultural eateries are my thing. I enjoy the meditation museum in the Montrose Area, Proper Rose Tea room in Katy, Pondicheri in Upper Kirby, and Joey Uptown’s in the Galleria are a few of my favorites. Most exciting for me is taking the scenic route in the Post Oak communities, finding inspiration from different homebuilders and styles.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to give a major shoutout to my previous supervisors who walked the journey with me along the establishment of my career. Specifically in Houston, Abneshia Steele and Julia Cedeno are two women who inspired me to stakehold my presence in the community! They also encouraged my engagement in clinical consultation, and building my network with well-rounded individuals. In that same breathe, I’ve had the pleasure of mentoring with female business coaches, other female therapists, and support from all of my fellow friends and family.