Solid Minds counselling services work with a team of highly qualified professionals to provide a broad range of evidence-based counselling and psychotherapy services.  Our team of professionals includes clinical and non-clinical staff:

Clinical Staff

Alexandre Cohen

​Alexandre is a Clinical Psychologist from Belgium. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Education and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, as well as a certificate in Mental Health in social contex…

Brigitte Mukashema

Brigitte is a professional therapist with extensive years of experience. She is trained in a variety of clinical techniques, including Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). She is Licensed in Social Sciences, she is a Certified Expert in…

Caroline Rusabana

Caroline has recently relocated to Kigali from Belgium, and she holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Brussels University (ULB), as well as a post-master degree in Cultural Anthropology from the Catholic University of Leuven where she was traine …

Chrysostome Habimana

​Dr. Chrysostome is a highly respected psychiatrist that graduated from the University of Rwanda (UR) in 2017. He has experience from Belgium (at the soUniversity in Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve) and….

Damien Niyonsaba

Damien is a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMHN).  Damien holds an advanced diploma in mental health nursing from the University of Rwanda College of Medicine and Health Sciences. In addition to his formal studies, Damien has pursued…

Djamila Vancoppenolle

Djamila is a Clinical Psychologist and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Education Sciences and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology from the Université Libre de Bruxelle …

Emmanuel Musoni

Dr. Emmanuel is an internationally trained psychiatrist with expertise in working with psychiatric patients (outpatients and inpatients), migrants and refugees, palliative care, and community mental health.

Edmond Dufatanye

Edmond is a certified group practitioner from the London Institute of Group Analysis. He has 14 years of clinical experience within inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mental Health Nursing from …

Freya Zaninka

De Clercq

Freya holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology of Children and Adolescents from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International 

Jemma Hogwood

Jemma is the Clinical Director for Solid Minds and has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University College London in the UK. She is registered to practice as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK and with the Rwanda Allied Health Professions Council.

Jean Pierre


Dr. Jean Pierre is a Senior Clinician for Solid Minds, earned his Doctorate and Master’s degrees in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco/California. He also did graduate studies in Public Health…

Josée Nyamutamba Nyetera

Josée is a nurse and therapist. She is a member of the Association Santé Mentale Suisse Rwanda (ASMSR). She received her counsellor certification from the Association Rwandaise des Conseillers en Traumatisme and the Ministry of Health….

Justine Mukamwezi

Justine is a passionate psychologist. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rwanda and a Master’s of Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University in the United States. She has over 9 years of experience…

Nadiya Tucker

Nadiya Tucker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland. After graduating with her B.S., she joined the Peace Corps in Kenya, where she…

Pierre Dongier

Pierre is Solid Minds’ Consulting Physician and a medical doctor who graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 1976. He completed a Masters in Health Administration at Universite de Montreal in 1994. During his career in Montreal, he worked as a general practitioner in a clinic for refugees,…

Wenda Franjoux

Wenda is a Clinical Psychologist with Solid Minds. Educated in France, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bordeaux II University and a Master’s degree in Clinical psychology from Toulouse Jean Jaurès University where she specialised in Psychopathology and Psychotherapies…


Ange Sandrine Uwisanze

Sandrine is a Program Design, Management, and Research Graduate Mastercard Foundation Scholar Fellow at Solid Minds. She holds a master’s degree in Global Health Policy from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and an undergraduate degree in both Public Health and International Studies from Muhlenberg…

Aliane Mutuyimana

Aliane is an Office Manager at Solid Minds. She graduated with a  Diploma in Hospitality Management from Davis College Akilah Campus. From May 2017 – January 2018, she worked as a program supervisor in Rubia Coffee shop where her role was to ensure professional and comprehensive services were delivered to clients

Aquino Wendy Ndlovu

Aquino is the Mental Health and Wellness Mastercard Foundation Scholar Fellow at Solid Minds and is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Entrepreneurship at African Leadership University (ALU) in Kigali, Rwanda. In 2018, she obtained her BSc Hons Degree in Psychology at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ).

Ariane Uwamahoro

Ariane is the is the co-founder and Managing Director and Liaison Officer. Before co-founding the company, she was the sponsorship officer and administrator for Survivors Fund for over ten years. She founded Solid Minds with her husband, Samuel Munderere, as a centre to provide psychological wellness.

Christine Uwimana

Christine is the Program Manager at Solid Minds who supports and ensures all Solid Mind’s partner projects are always on track and achieve the impact intended. She holds an MBA in Project Management from the Oklahoma Christian University and is currently pursuing her Project Management Professional…

Chantal Mudahogora

Chantal brings a valued personal and professional background in Mental Health to the Solid Minds Team providing wellness coaching to our clients. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Counselling. Chantal survived the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda; she moved to Canada in 22 years ago as a refugee and she is now back in Rwanda.

Claire Umurerwa

Claire is an Office Manager at Solid Minds. She is a trained office manager and cashier with more than three years of customer care experience. She is currently undertaking her Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Finance at the University of Kigali.  At Solid Minds, Claire is the special connection between the clients and the therapists …

Clarisse Prisca Nteko Bwiza

Bwiza is a Mental Health and Wellness Generalist Mastercard Foundation Scholar Fellow at Solid minds. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the United States International University-Africa. Born and raised in North-Kivu, the Eastern province of the Democratic Republic of …

Emily Redfern

Emily is a graduate Social Work Intern from Boston College who is in her final year earning a Masters in Social Work and Business Administration. She holds a degree in Global Studies from Saint Mary’s College of California and has experience supporting a variety of local and international projects focused on refugee youth, economic mobility, and …

Jessica Fonzi

Jessica is the Program Development Director of Solid Minds Counselling Clinic. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from New York State and holds a Master of Science degree from Columbia University in Clinical Social Work, with extensive post-graduate training and examinations in psychother…

Rose Nyiraneza

​Rose is Solid Minds’ Administration and Research Assistant. She comes from a family of Rwandan genocide survivors and her parents’ resilience sparked her interest in understanding mental health. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in

Isabella Akaliza

Isabella is Solid Minds Social Media and Communications Consultant and the founder of FreeThePeriod in Rwanda, an initiative that campaigns for increased accessibility to period products and the end of period poverty, a movement to provide safe period products globally to women and girls that don’t have proper access to them…

Khanyisile Adrianna Dhlomo

Khanyisile is a Mental Health and Wellness Generalist Mastercard Foundation Scholar Fellow at Solid Minds. She holds a postgraduate honours degree in Social Development and a Bachelor degree of Social Work, both from the University of Cape Town. She is currently registered to practice as a Social …

Sam Munderere

Sam is Solid Minds’ Founder and CEO and has well over a decade of experience of humanitarian work. He first came to Rwanda in 2004 to work for Survivors Fund. Working so closely with genocide survivors took a huge emotional toll. He was so affected by the stories he heard and the people he met that he decided to resign.

Stephanie Uribe

Stephanie is Solid Minds’ Learning, Media, and Communications Senior Manager where she focuses on all stigma reduction and wellness education programmatic activities and resources. Stephanie also works as one of our Certified Professional Coaches. Coaches. Stephanie holds an M.Ed. in Human Development Counseling …

Tumaini Mirindi Mpawenimana

Tumaini is Solid Mind’s Accountant. He has a Master’s degree in Finance and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting as well as a Certificate in Literature. He currently is pursuing a Masters in Fiscal Law.  He is a dynamic, results-oriented financial professional with 18 years of experience in both private…

Vicki Ratichek

Vicki is a graduate Clinical  Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) intern from Liberty University in Virginia in the United States. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Human Services and Counselling from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, USA. Vicki is nearing the end of her coursework toward earning her Clinical Mental Health Counselling (CMHC)