Meet Dr. Kamala Uzzell

Dr. Kamala Uzzell

Kamala L. Uzzell, Ph.D., LCMHCS, NCC is a nationally recognized licensed professional counselor supervisor and national board certified counselor, educator, and mental performance consultant with over 20 years of experience. She is the Founder of SOLAY Counseling & Research Center, P.C., and a Senior Consultant of Search Assessment for POLIHIRE. Additionally, Dr. Kamala is an adjunct instructor of Psychology at North Carolina Central University and The University of Mount Olive, and has previously served as an adjunct instructor of Counseling at both Campbell University and N.C. State University.

Dr. Kamala Uzzell

Kamala L. Uzzell, Ph.D., LCMHCS, NCC is a nationally recognized licensed professional counselor supervisor and national board certified counselor, consultant, educator, and mental performance consultant with over 20 years of experience. She is the Founder of SOLAY Counseling & Research Center, P.C., and a Senior Consultant of Search Assessment for POLIHIRE. Additionally, Dr. Kamala is an adjunct instructor of Psychology at North Carolina Central University and The University of Mount Olive, and has previously served as an adjunct instructor of Counseling at both Campbell University and N.C. State University.

Founder, Solay Counseling & Consulting, P.C.

Dr. Kamala has lived out her passion for mental health and wellness by working to alter the negative perceptions surrounding mental illnesses and psychotherapy by founding, owning and operating SOLAY Counseling & Consulting, P.C.

Under Dr. Kamala’s leadership and vision, SOLAY has served over 2,000 client and has offered educational events and resources for members of the community and elsewhere that bring awareness to mental illnesses, their symptoms and treatments.

Experience

Dr. Kamala’s professional experience includes work at North Carolina Central University School of Law, North Carolina State University, Shaw University, Campbell University, the University of Mount Olive, and Durham Technical Community College. She has served in leadership roles, such as Assistant Dean of Student Development, Director of Workforce Development, Director of Career Services, and Director of Wellness. Additionally, she has keynoted at multiple professional events, conducted several professional leadership development and diversity workshops, and is certified in administering the EQ-i 2.0 / EQ 360.

Dr. Kamala has presented at several local and national conferences and has been featured on The BOSS Network and on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) as a guest therapist on the television show Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal.

Furthermore, Dr. Kamala has written several mental health-related blogs and has been presented with awards for her contributions to the community and to the counseling and psychology profession.

Education

Dr. Kamala attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies.

She went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in Agency Counseling from Campbell University and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Counselor Education from North Carolina State University.

Recent Awards and Recognition

Recent Awards

2016 Emerald Award Honoree

Health and Human Services category

The Emerald Award, presented by The Links, Inc., Raleigh (NC) Chapter, is an annual recognition program honoring women who have made significant contributions to the North Carolina community.

Spectacular Magazine 2017 Woman of the Year

Civil & Human Rights category

With a mission to enlighten and empower, Spectacular Magazine annually honors the achievements of eight African American women and/or women who have made a difference in the African American community with the Spectacular Magazine Woman of the Year Awards.

In a discussion with Spectacular Magazine, Dr. Kamala discusses her mission to provide, protect and fight for equality, and her acclaimed work in the mental health field.

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