About Us

Dr. Chanelle Richards, Ph.D.

Dr. Richards is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of NY and NJ, with 16+ 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.

What to expect when
working with me?

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. 

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.

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

What to expect when
working with me?

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. 

Shaynel Roberts, LMSW

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.

What to expect when
working with me?

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.

Larissa Garcez, LMSW 

Larissa is a bilingual Portuguese/English speaking social worker who earned her Masters degree from Hunter College, and has been working as a licensed psychotherapist since 2018. She has experience working with all age groups, both individually and in a group therapy setting, but particularly enjoys working with young adults. 

Larissa’s professional experiences include working in both inpatient and outpatient facilities with culturally and ethnically diverse populations. She has extensive experience integrating a variety of techniques in the treatment of individuals experiencing PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, BPD, schizophrenia, and ADHD.

What to expect when
working with me?

Larissa utilizes a person-centered approach and develops a treatment plan that reflects the specific mental health goals of each client. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness techniques to help clients achieve their goals. Larissa believes that it is important to develop a positive therapeutic relationship with each client, and in creating a safe space for them to express their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.