About Nyambura Kihato

My private practice is at Karuna Counseling, located at 1945 Mason Mill Road – Suite 100, Decatur, GA 30033. My wellness company is Uzima Perspectives, LLC. Uzima is a Swahili word that means wholeness of life and an enduring sense of well being.

I also work in the community with refugees in Clarkston, GA, as a certified trauma therapist with the non-profit, Positive Growth, Inc. We provide mental health to individuals and families who have experienced war and violence in their home countries, and have now resettled in the US with new hopes for their future.

I enjoy being outdoors in nature. Some of my adventures include climbing the German Alps and Mt Kenya, canoeing in Cumberland Island (and hanging out with the wild horses and wild pigs), camping, cycling safaris and white water rafting in Kenya.

I love living in Atlanta! What a city, with its diversity, multicultural events, immigrants from all over the world, and natural beauty – the gorgeous urban forests, the trails, parks, trees, and rivers around every corner. It’s so inspiring to live in a city with such a rich history, including outstanding HBCUs such as Morehouse and Spellman, and home of civil rights icons like Martin Luther King, Jr, Andrew Young, John Lewis, and C. T. Vivian.

My education and training

I earned my Bachelor of Education degree in German Language and Literature from Kenyatta University in Kenya, and studied German further at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi, and in Luebeck, Germany, where I took my language exams. I went to graduate school at the University of Hull, UK, where I obtained a Master of Education in Counseling and Child Development and Learning. I taught German and English for several years in Kenya before coming to the United States to study at the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, graduating with an M.A. in Counseling Psychology.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I currently serve on the board of the Jung Society of Atlanta and have done four years of advanced training in a Jungian postgraduate seminar.