Salem “Hawi” Wako, MA, TLLP

Hawi believes that when people are shown empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard, they are more likely to accept and actively participate in the therapeutic process. This is why Hawi creates a safe and welcoming environment wherein she and her clients can collaboratively discuss and work toward established goals. Hawi recognizes that, for many, present actions are driven by past experiences and because of this, Hawi works hard to help her clients gain self-awareness of the past.

Hawi earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University (WMU) and is currently enrolled in WMU’s Counseling Psychology doctoral program. Hawi has over 10 years of working with people across the lifespan in a variety of settings. Her most recent experience has been with children from racially and ethnically diverse populations. Hawi’s specialty areas include immigration & acculturation stress, anxiety, depression, transitions, and relationship issues. Hawi’s private practice includes work with individuals, children, adolescents, and ethnically diverse groups.

Hawi is licensed as a Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologist (TLLP) in the state of Michigan. As a TLLP, Hawi receives ongoing supervision from a fully licensed psychologist, Julie Meredith Davis, Ph.D., LP.

To learn more about Hawi, please visit her Psychology Today page. To schedule an appointment with Hawi, please call 269-459-1818.

Areas of experience, interest, and skill:

  • Immigration & acculturation stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depressions
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Children and Adolescents


5985 W. Main Street, Ste. 101
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

1009 44th St. SW, Ste. 103
Wyoming, MI 49509

briana@kalamazoo-therapist.com
(269) 459-1818

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