How on Earth do you say your name?

My name is Musenge, pronounced “Moo-sang-gay”, which means “the one who brings joy” in Bemba, one of the languages spoken in Zambia. I was born in Los Angles but did not live there until I was 16 years old when I moved from Botswana with my parents, two brothers, and 3 dogs.

More recently I moved to Nashville with my partner and our two rescue Chihuahua/Terrier mixes. When I am not in my psychotherapy office, I am exploring the breath taking dog and kid friendly trails of Percy and Edwin Warner Parks and enjoying the many outdoor events Music City has to offer.


While living in the San Francisco bay area I studied Cognitive Neuroscience at University of California, Berkeley (Go Bears!) and later earned my Master of Arts in Somatic Psychology at John F. Kennedy University. Since I began working as a mental health counselor in 2010, I have had the opportunity to work in schools, private practice groups, and holistic centers as well as outpatient and residential programs for adolescents and adults with co-occurring mental health disorders.