Founder + Psychotherapist
Dr. Kamala Uzzell
PhD • LCMHCS • NCC
Dr. Uzzell is a national board-certified counselor, licensed clinical mental health counselor supervisor, and a certified clinical trauma specialist with more than twenty years of clinical and higher education experience.
She is the founder and clinical director at SOLAY Counseling & Consulting, P.C., and the Director of Search Assessment for POLIHIRE, which is the largest Black-owned executive search firm in the United States servicing public agencies and not-for-profit organizations. Additionally, Dr. Uzzell is an adjunct instructor of Psychology at North Carolina Central University and has previously served as an adjunct instructor of Counseling at both Campbell University and N.C. State University. Her professional experience also includes work at North Carolina Central University School of Law, North Carolina State University, Shaw University and Durham Technical Community College.
Dr. Uzzell regularly presents at local and national conferences, for community organizations, and has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) as a guest therapist on the television show Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal. She was also recently featured in a virtual video art installation, entitled “Feel Good” for the City of Toronto and the Toronto History Museum. She is featured along with Roger Mooking, the Award-Winning Celebrity Chef and Host of Man Fire Food, and Julien Christian Lutz aka Director X, the Award-Winning Film and Video Director. 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. Uzzell 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. She is a member of both the North Carolina and American Counseling Associations, and the American Psychological Association.