A licensed professional counselor (LPC) is a mental health provider who holds a master’s or doctoral degree in counseling and who has met all requirements set forth by the state licensure board to provide quality mental health care.
Mi’Kael White-Davis (pronouns: their/they/them and she/her) is an experienced licensed professional counselor who works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Their specialty interests include: girls’ and women of color issues, addiction and recovery issues, mental and behavioral health trauma issues in marginalized communities, LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and ally) issues, social justice issues, and integrating cultural relevance and understanding into their counseling practice. They utilize treatment approaches that are evidence-based and uniquely tailored to each of their clients.
Mi’Kael completed her advanced education at the University of Cincinnati (earning an associate’s degree in early childhood education), Union Institute and University (earning a bachelor’s degree in child and family studies), and 2 master’s degrees at Walden University (in educational leadership and clinical mental health counseling). Mi’Kael considers herself a lifelong learner and hopes to pursue her doctoral education in the near future.
Mi’Kael has worked with diverse populations in a children’s hospital, an adolescent tier-5 residential facility, public schools, communities of faith, and community mental/behavioral health settings. Over the past 20 years, Mi’Kael has helped to establish a faith-based mental health clinic ministry; worked with clients and families who have experienced the trauma of incarceration; participated in the establishing of the Black Lives Movement sector of Columbus, Ohio; and has developed a podcast for people of the black diaspora to discuss overcoming the stigma of mental health disorders and receiving help for those disorders. All of these opportunities to serve and Mi’Kael’s lived experience have contributed to their passion for helping others to succeed in life and in developing their clinical approach.
Beyond her clinical work, Mi’Kael works with the American Red Cross as a national disaster volunteer. Mi’Kael also hosts a social media streaming discussion called KOSIS: Knowledge Of Self Is Supreme which embodies their belief that every person can be successful and live their best lives as they see fit. Mi’Kael is an active member in many social organizations that include The Order of Eastern Star, Phoenix Sisters Rising, and the Pink Shellz.
Mi’Kael’s approach to counseling is relational and person-focused because she believes that personal growth is the result of safe and secure, trusting relationships that focus on the strengths of the individual. Moreover, she understands that a person’s spiritual/faith, family, and community connections are what creates value and motivation for people to live lives of fulfillment. Mi’Kael works diligently to create a judgment-free environment for each of her clients to discuss and work through struggles in order to build personalized success.
Mi’Kael’s strengths include: openness, compassion, love of learning, social and emotional intelligence, and the ability to come alongside people in their life journeys in ways that speak mutual respect, authenticity, and a genuine belief in healing and wholeness.