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DENISHA JOHNSON HAMILTON, LCSW, CCATP

Owner, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Denisha Hamilton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, and a DBT Certified Therapist that can work with many issues and ages. Denisha is well versed in dealing with issues of trauma, attachment disorder, anxiety, depression, gender/sexuality issues, as well as a variety of other issues that impact children, teenagers, and adults. Denisha uses the tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help clients work towards their goals, despite their diagnoses, life circumstances, and other obstacles that may steer clients away from their goals.

 

Denisha’s philosophy to therapy: “Life is a journey and any impact I can have on helping a person through that journey is an honor and a privilege. I aim to help people understand and accept themselves, and move towards the life they deserve”.

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SUCHITA PALIT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Suchita Palit (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over a decade of experience providing individual, family, and group services across a variety of treatment settings, ranging from outpatient services to residential mental health and addiction treatment, crisis care, and school and home-based services. Suchita is skilled in addressing trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, ADHD, identity, sexuality, gender, and life transitions. Her special interests include helping adolescents and adults with acculturation, racial trauma, body image, and LGBTQIA2S+ issues.

 

Suchita’s philosophy to therapy: "Whether you’re looking to heal past wounds or navigate new challenges, I am honored to support you through this journey. I believe in meeting people with empathy, humor, and realness as we collaboratively center strengths, explore the painful parts of life, and make room for healing."

KIMBERLY BRYANT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

 

Kimberly Bryant is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is devoted to offering compassionate and effective support for adults navigating life's challenges. Drawing on extensive experience working with diverse adult populations, Kimberly is well versed with guiding her clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship stress, and life transitions to healthier ways of managing their circumstances and living a life more in line with their vision for life. Kimberly creates a safe, collaborative space and provides her clients with practical tools tailored to their individual needs, guiding clients through self-discovery and fostering resilience for personal growth. 

Kimberly's philosophy to therapy: "I recognize your inherent resilience and growth potential, honoring the uniqueness of your journey. My commitment is to enhance your well-being through supporting positive change and empowering you towards a more fulfilling life."

 


ROCHON MOORE BUMGARDNER

Resident in Social Work

 

Rochon Moore Bumgardner is a social worker who works with pre-adolescent and adolescent teens through transitional stages in life. Rochon uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and solution-focused approaches to help youth identify and manage challenges they may face.

 

Rochon's philosophy to therapy: 'It's ok to ask for help even when the rest of the world seems to not need it. It is my goal to help reduce the stigma of therapy and share the benefits of having someone in your corner who will allow you to be you without judgment.'

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JORDAN COSTEN-SUMPTER, ACSW

Certified Social Worker

Jordan L. Costen-Sumpter is a social worker who is passionate about helping those in need, especially youth. For the past five years he has dedicated his time to building and cultivating an affirming and accepting space specifically for LGBTQ+ adolescents. As part of that journey Jordan has worked with youth struggling with different diagnosis including anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts to incorporate evidence-based practices for the purpose of improving their mental health and outlook on life.

 

Jordan’s philosophy to therapy: "The help is here when you feel you need it. Don’t feel ashamed to ask for it. Instead, feel proud that you know there is a problem, and you are finding a way to resolve it.”

 

ARIEL BATISTE

Licensed Social Worker

 

Ariel Batiste is a genuine, empathetic, and passionate  Licensed Social Worker. Ariel has a deep vested interest in empowering, inspiring, and installing hope to individuals struggling with life challenges and barriers. Ariel's specialty includes working with families, teenagers, and adults. Ariel utilizes strength based approaches providing validation towards empowerment and positive change. Ariel provides evidence based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and support that includes: mindfulness training, interpersonal effectiveness skills, and distress tolerance skills  to  assist with emotional regulation.

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Ariel’s philosophy to therapy is that “people are resilient. Psychological resilience is a quality in which people are knocked down by their adversities in life and come back even stronger than before. Therapy allows the opportunity to gain hopefulness and positive coping mechanisms in addressing current, as well as future life challenges.”

JENNIFER REYNOLDS

Resident in Social Work

 

Jennifer Reynolds is a Resident in Social Work with over twenty years of experience working with adolescents. Jennifer has found that her niche is working with children, teens, and young adults. She enjoys building a partnership with her clients so they can reach the goals they've set for their lives. Jennifer has worked with teens from all walks of life and has learned that no matter where we are on our journey, we all walk through the same joys and struggles. The path may look different for all of us, but we will all find our way. Jennifer celebrates emotional growth in young people as they begin to piece together their definitions of themselves, their world, and their future.

 

Jennifer’s philosophy: "Every day is a second chance. There is always another day to work on the person you want to become. There is always another day to forgive yourself for things you wish you had done differently. Some days kick us, but some days we kick back."

MITZI ALBERT

Resident in Social Work

 

Mitzi Albert is a Resident in Social Work with experience in advocating for clients related to improving the collaboration and communication between mental health and physical health providers. Mitzi has extensive training doing research on the topic of suicide prevention. Mitzi's passion is working with adults with chronic medical illness, as well as a variety of mental health concerns that accompany medical diagnoses. 

Mitzi believes that healing and growth are possible through an environment steeped in connection, mutual respect, and authenticity. She is interested in empowering her clients by helping them recognize and build upon their strengths to overcome life’s adversities.

 

Mitzi’s philosophy is “I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment…”

~ Brené Brown ~

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Chantel Richardson

Social Work Intern

 Chantel Richardson is a Social Work Intern with 8 years of experience working with clients of all ages and backgrounds. She is passionate about supporting the LGBTQ+ community through the use of affirmative therapy that validates the identities and experiences of the individuals she is working with. She works to ensure her clients have the support needed to become a better version of themselves by understanding and acknowledging that they are not defined by what they deal with but by what they do in the face of those struggles.

 

Chantel’s philosophy to therapy “Everything happens for a reason, even if we don’t know or understand the reason. The challenges we face are only obstacles that make us stronger, and your progress is not diminished by how the world views Mental Health.”

KRISTAL LAMAR

Resident in Counseling

 

Kristal Lamar brings experience working with a wide range of ages and populations (veterans, adults, teens and adolescents). Kristal has knowledge working with adults and children in an outpatient setting and children in an inpatient facility. There is no limit to her expertise or drive. She applies various therapeutic interventions including but not limited to mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and more. Her fundamental principles are molded from a person-centered stance where the client is encouraged to share in a nurturing, judgement free, empathetic, genuine, honest, and safe environment. Each client is guaranteed a smile at the beginning and end of each session. Her passion is working with her clients to assist in identifying and overcoming obstacles in their lives, guiding them on their journey towards a healthier, more fulfilling life.

 

Kristal's philosophy: "Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness" - Desmond Tutu. I look forward to partnering with each client to find the hope to see the light.

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RAYA CARON

Resident in Social Work

Raya Caron is a Resident in Social Work who enjoys working with a wide array of people, from children to adults. Never assuming she knows more than those in her care, she is not afraid to ask questions. Whether to learn more about her client’s life or to help her client discover truths within themselves. Having worked in a variety of settings, Raya has a great breadth of knowledge of mental health and developmental disorders. Being neurodivergent herself, she can understand the complexity of having to navigate a world that may not always be kind. Often utilizing elements from different modalities, Raya is a firm believer of integrating methods to create a holistic approach for each client. Raya is proficient in the areas of ADHD, LGBTQ issues, stress, life transitions, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and body image concerns, and family relationships. Raya is Health at Every Size (HAES) supportive and believes that everyone should feel comfortable in their own skin.

 

Raya's philosophy: "I have no magic answers. Instead, I offer kindness, humor, a sense of safety, and a promise that we will try and find the answers together. This is your journey; I am just along for the ride."

GIOVONNI HINTON

Resident in Social Work

 

Giovonni Hinton is an energetic, creative, and intuitive social worker. She finds joy in providing a sacred space that allows adults to connect, heal, and regulate their emotional and nervous system. With intention, dignity, and humor (when appropriate), Giovonni utilizes a therapeutic approach that integrates mindfulness, meditation, shadow work and cognitive behavioral therapy modalities. Giovonni has experience working with individuals through cultural identity challenges, life transitions, women's issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, and providing an affirming space for LGBTQ+ individuals.

 

Giovonni’s philosophy to therapy: “Despite what your beliefs & struggles are, I want you to know that you are not alone, and you don’t have to face this alone. You deserve to be in a space where you can communicate your thoughts and emotions.You deserve to work with someone that seeks to build a positive, inviting, supportive, and trusting relationship. You deserve to work with someone to assist in helping you to identify and build upon your strengths so you can blossom into your best self and live the life you value and desire.

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