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Meet Dr. Tola T’Sarumi

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Tola T’Sarumi.

Hi Dr. T’Sarumi, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
Growing up as a child, I had severe asthma and spent countless times in the ER. It was during these times that I formed an impression of what I would like to be when I grew up. I would arrive at the hospital in distress and leave feeling better with a lollipop that to me was the coolest thing ever. This was my first introduction to the medical field and a world I knew I wanted to be a part of. Every opportunity and my studies were all centered around the sciences because I just knew and nothing was going to deter me. I had great family support and my parents were instrumental in that as well from the toys they got me. My family doctor also played a big role in my continued path in medicine. As soon as I became old enough to volunteer, I did at doctor clinics and the hospital.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
My journey to being a doctor has had its ups and downs. I did go through a time when I was rejected when I applied to medical school and subsequently when I applied for residency. I took the rejection into Residency hard and so I went through a time of depression and sought therapy as a way to deal with my distress. Having support in my family is key as they were able to also encourage me and that persistence paid off eventually getting into a Residency program.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Dr. Tola T’Sarumi LLC?
I’m a Psychiatrist and Addiction expert who helps professionals and physicians overcome addiction, depression and suicidal thoughts. I’m also the creator of the Addiction Support System, an online platform, community program, etc. that uses a multi-step integrative therapeutic framework that incorporates extensive research, clinical practice and listening to hundreds of patients with addiction to guide patients to a place of recovery and wellness.

How do you think about happiness?
Seeing people who need mental health help get help. This is the start to destigmatizing mental health in the community and especially within people of color groups. Also, being grounded in my faith makes me happy because I know that I don’t have to carry any burdens alone.

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