Dr. Bukky Kolawole, a groundbreaking clinical psychologist who got her doctorate from LIU Post, is quoted extensively in an article about an unmarried celebrity couple, Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson, apparently getting much-needed couples therapy.
Formally known as Dr. Olubukunola Kolawole, Dr. Bukky (pronounced “Boo-key”) is a bicultural, licensed clinical psychologist with an office in mid-town Manhattan. She specializes in providing couple’s therapy, pre-marital counseling and discernment counseling for couples, including those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community.
Thompson, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA basketball team, reportedly cheated on Khloe Kardashian while she was pregnant, but now that they’re parents of a daughter named True, they’re trying to work it out in couples therapy in order to restore their mutual trust.
“There’s a misconception that couples therapy is reserved for marriage or when things really get bad in a relationship,” said Dr. Bukky in a recent piece published by INSIDER, a popular life-style and entertainment web site (thisinsider.com) run by Insider, Inc., based in New York.
“A lot of people think, ‘If we go into couples therapy at the beginning of our relationship, it really means that we’re not meant for each other,’ ” she continued. “The question people should always ask instead is, ‘Is this relationship worth the extra worth and the investment?’ ”
In 2008, Dr. Bukky, who founded Relationship HQ in New York City, received her doctoral degree (PsyD) in clinical psychology from LIU Post after defending her dissertation on subtypes of perpetrators of intimate partner violence. Dr. Bukky has provided care in numerous inpatient and outpatient settings for adolescents and adults, including LIU Psychological Services Center, Bellevue Hospital, NYU Child Study Center, LIJ Schneider’s Children Hospital, and Long Island Center for Cognitive Therapy.
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