Marsha Akoto MA

Community-Based Counselor

Marsha is a Community-Based Counselor, working with JFS clients in community, school, and home settings.

Marsha is a strong leader and passionate humanitarian with a commitment to helping disadvantaged communities. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ohio State University, as well as a master’s degree in clinical and counseling psychology. For three years, Marsha worked in a psychiatric hospital, caring for people with severe and persistent mental disorders and traumas. She has conducted various research projects focusing on the mental health of immigrants, refugees, and minorities. Further, Marsha has spent many years volunteering with nonprofits and charities and is a director of two nonprofits which help less fortunate communities in Africa with health concerns. From volunteering in food banks and providing mental health care and resources to those in need, to organizing church charity events and going on mission trips, and much more, Marsha believes that doing God’s work is one of the best ways to demonstrate love.

“A life not lived for others is not a life.” -Mother Theresa