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About Us

Dr. Chanelle Richards, Ph.D.

Dr. Richards is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of NY and NJ, with 18+ years of experience evaluating and treating adults, couples, and adolescents. She has specialty training in psychological and neuropsychological testing, as well as advanced training in immigration evaluations. Dr. Richards founded and runs an online psychology practice dedicated to creating a safe space for the mental health and wellness of professional minorities, particularly persons of color.

Dr. Richards practices from an integrative approach and she has extensive experience in treating anxiety and mood disorders, relationship issues, stress management, and major life changes in diverse clinical settings, including correctional facilities, nursing homes and rehabilitative centers, and private practice. Dr. Richards also conducts psychological evaluations and treatment for victims of motor vehicle accidents.

Dr. Richards graduated from the University of Florida with a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology in 2005. During her tenure, she participated on a research team focused on developing data driven approaches and interventions geared toward identifying and addressing the social and cognitive factors that facilitate preventative healthcare behaviors among culturally diverse populations. She subsequently completed her predoctoral internship for Mt. Sinai Services at Elmhurst Hospital Center. She further completed a post-doc in psychological and neuropsychological testing, as well as correctional psychology.

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Dr. Richards employs a direct approach toward identifying and implementing the necessary steps to address the immediate goals of her clients, as well as promote insight and skill development for the long-term, self-awareness, and overall growth as an individual. Dr. Richards creates a nonjudgmental, empathetic, and accepting environment catered to the individual needs and mutual collaboration of goals. This is consistent with her personality, such that she believes in individuality and diversity, as well as the need to understand the perspective of others. An open discourse is imperative. Techniques employed include role-playing, insight building, supportive therapy, identifying cognitive impediments and restructuring such thoughts, as well as practical assignments. 

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MaryTere Guillon, LMSW

Ms. Guillon is a licensed bilingual Spanish/English speaking psychotherapist, who has 6+ years of professional experience providing individual and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults, as well as parent and family counseling to a diverse clientele.

Ms. Guillon graduated from Hunter College Silberman School of Social work. She practices from a holistic approach by conducting bio-psychosocial assessments and other tools to best identify growth areas and strengths for her client. Moreover, she utilizes cognitive behavioral techniques and aspects of the strength-based model to inform her therapeutic interventions. Other techniques employed include motivational interviewing, play therapy, mindfulness, breathing techniques, insight building, and supportive therapy.

Ms. Guillon has been employed in various clinical settings including hospitals, schools, and home-based services, as well as non-profit agencies. Her specialties include treating anxiety, attention deficits, and mood disorders, as well as life transitions. She is culturally competent, empathetic, and goal-oriented in seeing her clients’ success, growth and continued development.

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Tyanda Taylor, LMSW

Tyanda is a licensed psychotherapist, who has experience in treating children, adults, adolescents, and families from various backgrounds. She specializes in treating anxiety, mood disorders, stress and anger management, relationship issues, life transitions, self-esteem concerns, trauma, and substance abuse issues. 

Tyanda earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University, and a Forensic Social Work certification from Long Island University Post. She has experience working within the hospital sector, clinical settings, correctional facilities, and the criminal justice system

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Tyanda prides herself on being a patient, empathetic, kind, culturally affirming, and supportive psychotherapist. She aims to assist her clients’ journey towards healing and growing holistically. She further seeks to provide a warm, compassionate, direct, and person-centered approach to assist her clients in overcoming their daily challenges by harnessing and empowering their strengths and utilizing acceptance.
Her treatment modalities include motivational interviewing, solution-focused, trauma-informed, psychodynamic and strength-based approaches. She also employs mindfulness and cognitive behavioral techniques. 

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Shaynel Roberts, LCSW

Ms. Roberts is a licensed psychotherapist, who has 10+ years experience treating adolescents, adults, and families from culturally diverse backgrounds. She specializes in treating individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, and life transitions, as well as a history of trauma.

Ms. Roberts earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Walden University. She has been trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, specializing in individual and family psychotherapy. Additionally, she has been certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Ms. Roberts has experience working in clinical settings, both within the nonprofit and the private sectors.

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Ms. Roberts prides herself on building a stronger sense of self and self-confidence within her clients, in order to improve their overall functioning. She does so by providing a safe, and supportive environment in order to promote insight and opportunity for real change and personal growth. She is culturally competent, empathetic, and goal oriented.

Ms. Roberts practices from an integrative approach, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic approaches. Furthermore, she strives to utilize interventions that are unique to each individual’s needs and goals, providing tangible strategies and tools for coping with distress and everyday life stressors.

Shanasia Hodges, LMSW

Shanasia is a licensed psychotherapist, who has experience treating adolescents, adults, couples and families. She specializes in treating mood and anxiety disorders, work stress, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, grief, family trauma, life transitions and co-parenting issues.

Shanasia earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from Fordham University, and she is currently enrolled in a Doctoral program of Social Work at Yeshiva University. Her experience includes working in the nonprofit sector, hospital settings and the public school education system.

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Shanasia prides herself in being a compassionate, empowering, encouraging and supportive psychotherapist. During the earlier stages of the therapy journey she focuses on building a relationship and getting to know who her clients are as a unique individual. Her treatment modality is tailored to clients’ specific needs, goals, and motivations for therapy.

Shanasia specializes in psychodynamic therapy, which allows her clients to unpack and examine the unconscious meaning of their actions. She also specializes in interpersonal psychotherapy to help clients learn healthy ways to express emotions and improve communication with others, despite adversity or strained relationships.

Kizzy Myke, LMSW

Ms. Myke is a licensed psychotherapist, who has 10+ years of professional experience providing individual and group psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, families, and couples from culturally diverse backgrounds who struggle with Depression, Anxiety, Interpersonal Relationships, Trauma and Substance Abuse.

Ms. Myke earned her master’s degree in social work from Herbert H. Lehman College. Her professional experience has been in both clinical settings and nonprofit organizations. She has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.

What to expect when
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Ms. Myke’s therapeutic approach includes exploring how current and past experiences impact clients. She encourages her clients to share what they feel comfortable sharing at their own pace. She further seeks to empower her clients by giving them the tools needed to do their therapeutic work independently.

While navigating their inner world and interpersonal relationships, clients may feel uncomfortable, overwhelmed, or alone. Ms. Myke’s goal is to offer a sounding board and a nonjudgmental environment for her clients to achieve greater insight and peace. As such, she creates a safe space that encourages the exploration of feelings and the formation of a brand-new story founded on personal strength, hope, and resilience. Ms. Myke honors this bravery and commitment by creating a therapeutic environment where her clients are fully accepted as their whole, authentic self, so that they can achieve long-term healing and change.

Brenda Tejada, LMSW

Brenda Tejada is a licensed psychotherapist in the state of New York, who has experience providing individual treatment to young adults, adults, and families to a diverse clientele. Brenda has experience treating issues related to low self-esteem, trauma exposure, substance use, relationship issues and personal growth. She has been employed in the nonprofit sector, outpatient treatment facilities, and hospital settings.

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Ms. Tejada obtained a master’s degree in social work from Fordham University. She has professional training in motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic treatment approaches. As such, she practices from an eclectic approach. Brenda is honored to service individuals with improving and/or establishing emotional wellness and overall well-being. She prides herself on creating a safe space in order to empower her clients to gain insight into their day-to-to struggles and stressors and associated underlying dynamics, as well as develop the coping mechanisms to address these issues.

Adrianna Lawrence, LMSW

Adrianna is a licensed psychotherapist who has 5+ years of professional experience providing individual and collateral psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults with culturally diverse backgrounds. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, ADHD, chronic illness, self- esteem, life coaching, and stress.

Adrianna obtained a Masters Degree in Social Work from Long Island University. She has been employed in various clinical settings such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, and nonprofit organizations.

What to expect when
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Adrianna practices from a client-centered approach and encourages clients to reach their full potential in life. She creates a safe space, providing non- judgmental, unconditional positive regard and empathy. This approach allows clients to express themselves. She utilizes her knowledge in medicine and education in psychiatry, known as “lifestyle medicine” to support client’s goals and improve quality of life. Exploring tools to improve your life is a powerful sign of self-love and insight.

Gabriel Slaboda, LMSW

Mr. Slaboda is a licensed psychotherapist of mixed-race heritage, with 5+ years of professional experience providing individual therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families. He specializes in addressing a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, identity exploration & formation, and emotional regulation.

Mr. Slaboda earned his master’s degree in social work from the University of Georgia. He has been primarily employed in schools and clinical settings and has been trained in evidence-based treatment modalities.

What to expect when
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Mr. Slaboda prides himself on embodying authenticity, trust, and levity, focusing on strengths, empowerment, and strategic workability. He incorporates various therapeutic approaches to custom-fit interventions to his clients’ personal needs and goals. He utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems theory, attachment styles, mindfulness, solutions-focused therapy, and person-centered therapeutic approaches. Mr. Slaboda is passionate about helping people navigate adolescence and young adulthood, offering a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for exploration. His ultimate goal is to empower clients to lead restorative, fulfilling lives.