Akwete Roman


  • Staff Therapist


  • PhD, marriage and family therapy, Syracuse University
  • MA, marriage and family therapy, University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • BS, psychology, McNeese State University
  • Xavier University of Louisiana


As a clinician, I utilize Nagy's contextual approach to therapy that is based on the belief that a person's fair consideration of their relational obligation can result in personal freedom to participate in life's activities, satisfaction, and enjoyment. I encourage students to engage in a dialogue that consists of empathy, acknowledgement, and expectation. I utilize techniques from both structural and strategic therapies to develop an understanding of the problem background, including relational context and motivational factors. I assist students in building relational maturity and integrity by shifting their attitudes and intentions, by establishing resources for hope and purpose, and developing mutual acknowledgement of entitlement and obligation.

I obtained both my Master's degree and Doctorate of Philosophy in marriage and family therapy. My dissertation was about the relationship between African-American Stepfathers and their Stepdaughters.

My areas of interest include sexual trauma; sexual identity, growth, and development; friend/relationship concerns; gender and/or non-gender identity concerns; mindfulness, meditation, and energy healing.

  • Noble, Akwete C. (2010). Raising Her Daughter: A phenomenological study of the African American stepfather’s perception of his relationship with his stepdaughter.

  • Cleveland, Akwete (2005). Breaking up is hard to do. Healthy you at SU: Mind, body, spirit, 3 (2), 19.

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