Boikanyo Tlhong holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University/Phoenix, AZ, and is a Registered Psychologist Assistant in California. Boikanyo is also a Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC) in the state of Arizona. She has 15 years of experience in mental health in diverse treatment settings working with youth, adults, couples, SMIs, Crisis Intervention, and providing services in residential substance abuse treatment settings. She has experience with psychological testing and evaluations, including Academic, Intelligence, Neuropsychological testing, and diagnostics for children and adults.

Boikanyo’s (AKA BK) hobbies include churching, good music, family, hiking, food, and travel. Her passion for the profession emanates from an intrinsic need to help those who are hurting emotionally and to help people transition difficult times with dignity. Boikanyo has demonstrated competence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) & Enhancement Skills, and SMART recovery skills. Boikanyo has established effective treatment programs for youth struggling with alcohol and substance abuse as well as crisis intervention and safety issues. Boikanyo has participated in groundbreaking alcohol use research as well as HIV/AIDS research. Her doctoral dissertation is in Religion and Spirituality in clinical settings. Boikanyo joined Dunamis in June 2021 and works out of the Market location.