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Our Values

Embody the Lotus

I believe that regardless of what life throws at us, like a lotus flower, we as humans, can rise from the dirt, bloom out of the darkness, and radiate into the world.


“As the lotus rises on its stalk unsoiled by the mud and water so the wise one speaks of peace and is unstained by the opinions of the world”. Budda


The Lotus Flower represents growth, strength, self-awareness, patience and rising out of suffering.

Anchor down

Life is full of ups and downs and there constantly comes a time when we all must weather the storms. As we face adversities and challenges on our journeys, it is important to stay intentional with finding moments of peace.


At Vyema, the anchor represents hope, strength, stability, and security. It is essential that through life’s challenges, we make time for rest and grounding in order to reset and continue on.  


Connection is a basic human need that helps us feel responsible for ourselves and others. We are able to hold space for other humans in a non-judgemental way, with unconditional positive regard as we present as our most authentic selves.

Connection is grounded in a humanistic approach and emphasizes the need that we, as humans, must be seen, heard, and valued, regardless of our racial identity, sexual orientation, or religious/cultural beliefs

  • Childhood Abuse and Trauma 

  • Relationship and attachment issues 

  • Domestic Violence and Relationship Conflict 

  • Personality Disorders and Mood Disorders 

  • Racial/ Cultural/ Gender Identity concerns 

  • Substance Abuse/Addictions 

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Life transitions and Stress 

  • Religion and Spirituality 

  • Grief and Loss 

  • Sexuality 

I use intergrated healing modalities to address issues related to:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 

  • Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)  

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) 

Therapeutic Orientation:

Abigail Mulenga

I use trauma-informed, culturally appropriate, and evidence-based treatment modalities to help clients heal from trauma, cope more effectively with ongoing life stressors and develop new insights into their mental wellness. My approach to therapy is client-centered, strength-based, and compassion-focused, acknowledging the uniqueness that we all possess.

My goal is to increase your personal fulfillment and positive growth. As Maya Angelou states “People will forget what you said or what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. I am committed to walking alongside you on this journey, as you navigate the ups and downs of life.

Image by Hu Chen

"We may not be responsible for the world that created our minds, but we can take responsibility for the mind with which we create our world"  Gabor Maté

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