Peter Muhwati

Peter Muhwati

Peter Muhwati MS, LCSW is a counselor at MyCounselor. He completed his higher education at Penn State University and has a Master’s of Social Work from Royal Holloway, University of London. Peter is a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and is certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.


RATE: $450/per month

Connect: (855) 755-3797 ext. 5506

A Note From Peter

I enjoy working with both couples and individuals. As a couple’s therapist, I cherish supporting two lovers to find each other and leave behind the pain, hurt, and betrayal which sometimes happen in our intimate relationships.

When an individual comes to me, my heart is for them to flourish. Sometimes we get stuck and that’s normal. Yet, we were made to live and to live life abundantly. My hope is to see my clients move to a place where they can thrive in freedom, peace, and openness with themselves, other people, and all creation.

I use Emotionally-Focussed Therapy (EFT) for couples. When clients come to me they are usually experiencing the same or similar recurring patterns of conflict, aloneness, feeling rejected, and are yearning for the emotional safety and security to be their best self both in the relationship and away from it.

I am a black, male therapist trained in emotionally-focussed therapy for couples (EFT). I am also doing ongoing training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) to better facilitate healing for individuals.

Peter Muhwati

Counselor Competency

MyCounselor has as its aim to be the gold standard in faith-based mental health. Our counselors are required to have undergraduate studies in theology, practical ministry, or psychology and have completed a graduate (master’s) degree in mental health (professional counseling, clinical social work, marriage & family therapy, etc.).

  • We only hire around 2% of applicants
  • Require at least a Master’s Degree in Mental Health
  • 2-Year Post-Graduate Residency in Neuroscience Informed Christian Counseling® (NICC)
  • 400+ hours of Continuing Education each year

After submitting an application package that includes transcripts, references, and video responses to a structured interview, qualified candidates are invited into a multi-stage interview process. During the process candidates will meet with clinical supervisors, perform a mock therapy session, and participate in a training with the MyCounselor clinical team. If advanced from the final interview with the Director of Clinical Services, candidates are offered a position on the clinical team and matriculated into the MyCounselor residency.

During residency counselors complete multiple rotations of clinical training and experience with specific populations, including individuals, couples, families, and teens. Specifically, residents are trained in the MyCounselor proprietary model of care: Neuroscience Informed Christian Counseling® (NICC) as applied in practice with various presenting issues.

The thorough training our counselors receive in a broad array of specialized rotations equips them to address counseling concerns ranging from the common to the complex.

Counselor Residency Rotation

Individual: Trauma-Informed Care (AEDP, AF-EMDR, IFS, EFIT)

Presenting Issue(s): Trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress & burnout, grief, aloneness, shame, insecurity, self-esteem, addictions, friendships, work dissatisfaction, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation, childhood sexual abuse, spiritual abuse, spiritual stagnation

Couples: De-escalation & Attachment Bond Restructuring (EFT)

Presenting Issue(s): Communication, trust, parenting, money, in-laws, expectations, roles

Couples: Sex Therapy (ABCST)

Presenting Issue(s): Sexless marriages, pain disorders, arousal disorders, desire differences

Couples: Sexual Addiction & Infidelity Recovery (CSAT)

Presenting Issue(s): Porn & sex addiction, sexual affairs, emotional affairs

Couples: Dating & Premarital (SYMBIS)

Presenting Issue(s): Premarital, family of origin concerns, relational expectations, commitment difficulties, compatibility questions, conflict resolution, wedding stressors, friend group conflicts

Family & Teen Issues:

Presenting Issue(s): Divorced & blended family dynamics, teen development issues

Group Therapy Dynamics:

Presenting Issue(s): Group work across a variety of focus areas

Personal Development Coaching:

Presenting Issue(s): Coaching for personal and professional development

Recent Testimonial

Using video chat to talk to my counselor is brilliant, I was a bit uneasy about this option at first. Now I like being in my surroundings and having the privacy to talk freely.

-Daniela W.

Peter’s Most Recent Article
Love The One You’re With by Josh Spurlock

Post Date: April 16, 2024

By: Peter Muhwati

One of the most common questions I have seen people both in my personal and
professional life wrestle with has been “is selfcare selfish?” As Christians, we often tend to
struggle with not only this question, but an even bigger one, “is selfcare biblical?” We are called
to live sacrificial lives, so how does selfcare fit into that? My hope in this article is to start the
discussion around what exactly is selfcare, what does the Bible have to say about it, and what
are some examples of selfcare.

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