Dr. Jamila Codrington is a New York State Licensed Psychologist committed to serving individuals, families, communities, and organizations with greatness. She has over 15 years of experience helping others maximize their full potential, live life abundantly, and thrive in the face of adversity and social justice challenges. Through psychotherapy, clinical supervision, trainings, workshops, community forums, and consultation, Dr. Jamila inspires, educates, transforms, and empowers.
Dr. Codrington is founder and CEO of Asili Services, Inc., which provides strength-based and culturally-relevant therapeutic, educational, and consultation services and empowers communities through raising awareness of mental health and social justice issues. She maintains a private practice in Brooklyn, NY, is a clinical supervisor with 17 years of service at Astor Services for Children and Families, and an Adjunct Professor at New York Theological Seminary. Dr. Codrington is a Past President of the New York Association of Black Psychologists and has served on the Board of Directors for over 10 years. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Maryland at College Park and received specialized postdoctoral training in the evaluation and treatment of court-involved/high-risk youth.
As an acknowledgement of her service and impact, Dr. Codrington was awarded the 2010-2011 distinguished Bobby E. Wright Award by the Association of Black Psychologists for her exemplary commitment to community service and empowerment. She also received the 2014 Healer/Warrior Award at the Association of Black Psychologists Annual Convention by the Eastern Region. The award was given in recognition of Dr. Codrington’s outstanding professional work and advocacy on behalf of African ancestry families and children. More recently, Dr. Codrington also received
the 2019 Malcolm X Black Unity Award from the National Association of Kawaida Organizations (New York Chapter) and the International African Arts Festival for her service in community mental health, artistic development, and organization and institution building. Through public forums, consultation, guest lectures, radio interviews, and organizational partnerships, Dr. Codrington has addressed a wide array of mental health, education, and social justice issues affecting individuals and communities of color. She has publications in numerous professional journals including the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, Dreaming, and Cultural Studies of Science Education, as well as a book chapter in Helping Beyond the 50-Minute Hour: Therapists Involved in Meaningful Social Action, and the Association of Black Psychologists’ position paper on Special Education and the Mis-education of African American Children. Dr. Codrington is also a former professional dancer and athlete, and uses her background in movement and the cultural arts as a powerful healing modality for individuals and communities.