Mary Olufunmilayo

Mary Olufunmilayo Adekson , Ph.D.

Counseling Program Director

Phone: 202-884-9689
Office: Main 369


  • Ph.D., Counselor Education, Ohio University
  • M.Ed., Guidance and Counseling, University of Ife Ile Ife Nigeria
  • B.A., English and American Literature, Brandeis University Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Graduate Education Courses, Harvard University Cambridge Massachusetts


  • Mentoring and teaching students and counselor educators to become successful professionals

Select Works Published

  • African Americans and Mental Health
    Adekson, Mary Olufunmilayo (Editor), Springer Publishers, 2021
  • The Yoruba Traditional Healers of Nigeria
    Adekson, Mary Olufunmilayo, Routledge Publishers, 2003
  • Native American and Canadian medicine men healers and helpers
    Adekson, Mary Olufunmilayo, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013
  • Handbook of Counseling and Counselor Education
    Adekson, Mary Olufunmilayo, Routledge Publishers, 2020
  • Beginning your counseling career Graduate preparation and beyond
    Adekson, Mary Olufunmilayo, Routledge Publishers, 2020


I utilize my past counseling and counselor education expertise and experience to teach students to understand the basic tenets of the counseling profession. I teach students to master the art of counseling from the premise and repertoire of experiences that I have accrued in the field as a counselor and in supervision as a counseling professional and as a counselor educator. I allow empathy and professional enthusiasm to ebb out in my interactions with students, colleagues and mentees.