Joseph Ocran,M.Sc., M.Psy.

Doctoral Intern

Joseph Ocran, M.Sc., M.Psy.

Doctoral Intern

Pronouns: He/Him/His



I am a Doctoral candidate from Ghana, studying at Divine Mercy University’s Institute for the Psychological Sciences and completing my final training year as a Predoctoral Intern here at the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center.


I earned a Master’s degree in Psychological Studies from the University of Glasgow and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Divine Mercy University. My clinical experience has taken place in private practice and College Counseling Center settings.


Drawing from my cultural experiences of living in Ghana, Scotland and the United States, I take a holistic approach to the person, taking account of multicultural diversity, so that I may meet clients where they are. I use an integrative approach informed by various evidence-based therapies, such as Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and other humanistic modalities. My clinical and research interests include interpersonal relationships, mood and anxiety disorders, social justice, and social conflict. I particularly enjoy working with international students as they navigate living in new cultural contexts.


Outside of working hours, I take great joy in serving my community as a Catholic priest. I also enjoy soccer and listening to music in my (sometimes limited!) spare time.