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Umutesi Ruranga

Visiting Counsellor

Umutesi is a licensed professional counsellor licensed in the states of Ohio and New Jersey.  She is currently located in Rwanda and providing individual, family, and group counselling services to youth and adults in person and online, as well as program management.

Umutesi graduated from Seton Hall University with a Master’s degree and Education Specialist degree in professional counseling. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and Biology from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Umutesi has over two years of advanced training as a counselor and provides client centered support with a focus on multicultural counseling. She is well versed in working with clients struggling with social anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, student issues, as well as clients who are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Umutesi creates a warm environment for clients to share comfortably and allows for a nonjudgmental energy to help heal shame or internalized negative cultural beliefs regarding their identity. Works in English and Korean (advanced speaker)


  • Depression
  • Anxiety/ Social Anxiety
  • Substance use disorders
  • Online counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Shame Resilience Therapy
  • LGBTQIA+ community
  • BIPOC community
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Bilingual clients
  • College students