Bizu S. Ridenhour
Washington, DC Location
Individuals of every ethnicity, culture, age, and background go through many life transitions, and as a therapist, Bizu works with clients to grow and examine their strengths in a nurturing, safe, and understanding environment. Whether it’s in their relationships, work, or identity, she helps them navigate their experiences with self-awareness and self-efficacy towards balanced well-being. Clients have expressed challenges with adjustment and anxiety from relocating, to job exploration, to the intersections of who they are, and Bizu supports all with care for the whole person.
She collaborates with clients through a personalized plan integrating Person-Centered, Existential, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy approaches to gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as they relate to their situation and story. She helps frame goals and solutions from a respectful holistic perspective based on resiliency, authenticity, and meaning. Clients are empowered throughout the healing process by discovering and utilizing their individualized therapeutic tools and coping abilities.
Bizu is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor and a DC local. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of William and Mary and a Master of Science in Education in Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University. She has also cultivated an extensive background in education as a Career Counselor for undergraduate and graduate college students, a supervisor for mental health counseling graduate interns, an academic researcher, and a middle school special education teacher in NYC. If you are feeling lost, a lack of control, having challenges adjusting, or missing direction, she will listen and work alongside you towards the life you have envisioned and deserve.