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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…

Anna Huisman

Anna holds a post-graduate senior social worker degree from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. She also holds post-graduate degrees in Mental Health and Psychology with a special focus on children and adolescents. She is a transcultural…

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

(Limited availability for new clients)

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 …

Chantal Mudahogora

Chantal brings a valued  personal and professional background in Mental Health to the Solid Minds Team.  She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Counselling and she is also a Registered Professional Counselor (RPC) here in Rwanda.

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.

Freya Zaninka

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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…

Jemma Hogwood

(Limited availability for new clients)

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 Co..

Jessica Fonzi

(Limited availability for new clients)

Jessica is the Managing Director of Solid Minds Counselling and Training Center. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from New York State and holds a Master of Science degree from Columbia University in Clinical…

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. She was trained…

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…

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 the University of KwaZulu Natal and a Master’s in Public Health from …

Vianney Nyirimana

Dr. Vianney is a registered psychiatrist with expertise serving people with mental health and physical problems that are related to an imbalance of one’s coping skills and stress of life. Within this area, he particularly focuses on trauma and substance abuse. In 2017, Dr Vianney spent a year of specialised training in …

Jean Pierre


Dr. Jean Pierre Ndagijimana 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…

Francoise Karibwende

Francoise is a highly experienced Individual, group, and child and family Clinical Psychologist. She holds a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Rwanda, and she has received specialised training in Narrative Therapy, Psychodrama, Attachment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and family systems …

Dr. Chrysostome Habimana

​Dr. Chrysostome Habimana 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 Switzerland (at the Hopitaux du Valais) where he worked respe….


Ariane Uwamahoro

Ariane is the co-founder of Solid Minds and the Ministry of Health Liaison. 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.

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


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

(Limited availability for new clients)

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…

Jemma Hogwood

Aliane Mutuyimana

Jemma Hogwood

Claire Umurerwa

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