Folake Afolayan is a licensed clinical social worker and received her M.A. in social work in 2017 from Boston College's School of Social Work, with a concentration in child welfare. She has previously worked in an integrated behavioral health setting, outpatient psychiatry, a residential school, a residential sober living facility, and as an on-call emergency department clinician. She enjoys working with multicultural populations with a variety of clinical presentations, and her clinical areas of expertise include group psychotherapy, treatment of psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, complex trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, and chronic illnesses. Her practice consists of strength-based, client-centered work involving therapy modalities of cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy for psychotic disorders, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and motivational interviewing.
In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her dog; deepening her yoga practice; visiting her native home of San Diego, California; and finding the best Mexican food. Her interests include eliminating health disparities and addressing mental health stigma in ethnic minority groups.