Where Culture and Therapy Meet
We bring a decolonized and liberated perspective to therapy. Blackness and all expressions thereof, are celebrated here at Kuji. The Black experience is incorporated into all of our services and all voices – LGBTQIA+, POC, and Indiginous, are uplifted and celebrated.
Mission & Vision
Social Work is political.
At Kujichagulia Wellness Center we take a stance of anti oppression. We create a culturally affirming environment and practice therapy from a decolonized point of view. Our clients come first and we work with them to delve into psycho-social-spiritual healing practices. Code switching and dimming your own light are not encouraged.
Meet Our Team
Tiffany Cooper, LICSW – Founder & CEO
Tiffany is a mother, spouse, daughter, and friend who is dedicated to the healing of the Black community. Born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Tiffany has a thorough understanding of how unhealed trauma can negatively impact a person’s life.
Having been a victim of racial discrimination in the work place, and dealing with the daily experience of racism, Tiffany understands how truly overwhelming racial trauma can be. Tiffany has practiced in various settings, ranging from outpatient treatment, inpatient hospital units and forensic settings with both children and adults.
Tiffany received a Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling in 2014 from Cambridge College and a Masters in Social Work with a Certificate in Urban Leadership in 2016 from Simmons College (now Simmons University). Tiffany currently attends Suffolk University where she is working towards a joint Juris Doctorate and Masters in Business Administration degree. When Tiffany has some leisure time she enjoys traveling, reading and catching a good nap.
Jerrica Raspberry Lawson, LICSW – Founder & CEO
Jerrica has worked in the human services and social work fields for over ten years. Within that time frame, Jerrica has witnessed many instances of intense human suffering, and resolved that she would make it her life’s mission to help people cope.
Jerrica received a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Northeastern University, and during her course work in Criminal Justice and African American studies, she learned more about the specific mental health needs of BIPOC communities. With her passion for hope and healing fully ignited, Jerrica then pursued a Master’s in Social Work at Simmons College (now Simmons University), graduating in 2017. There Jerrica sharpened both her social justice and clinical skills, working in an array of settings.
Jerrica also increased her leadership skills during this time, serving as the Simmons Chapter President of the Association of Black Social Workers. Jerrica will begin the Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work program at Simmons University, where her focus of study will be centered around healing the trauma that affects Black bodies. During her down time, Jerrica enjoys baking desserts, socializing with friends, and knitting.
If you're having a mental health emergency, call one of the following:
B.E.S.T Team - Mobile Crisis Team
Metro Boston Area
Tel: (800) 981-4357
Tel: (800) 273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Community Counseling Of Bristol County
Tel: (508) 580-0801