The Self-Care Chronicle

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Kerri-Anne Brown

Kerri-Anne Brown is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor but you can also call her a pregnancy and infant loss advocate, a grief coach or recovery guide. She helps individuals and couples living with fertility challenges, perinatal loss, birth trauma and difficulties with postpartum adjustments. In her online private practice, she provides compassionate support for when the path to parenthood takes an unexpected detour.

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Dr. Leighna Harrison

Dr. Leighna Harrison is a womanist, Black feminist, critically conscious, clinical liberation psychologist. Also a licensed practitioner, she recently completed a 7-year career providing individual and group therapy to veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She now offers consultation and training to groups, organizations, and corporations, in the areas of anti-racism, anti-oppression, and liberation. Dr. Harrison also maintains a private practice for women of color in tech in Silicon Valley, and serves as faculty in the Stanford Graduate School of Business’s Women in Management program.
Her specialty areas include anxiety, depression, substance use, mind-body integration, women’s health & wellness, sexuality & intimate relationships, professional development, and equity, diversity, intersectionality & inclusion. Leighna is a trilingual therapist (English/Spanish/Portuguese) whose employment experiences range from VA medical centers and county-based hospital systems to community mental health centers, mobile clinics for migrant and indigent populations, and private psychotherapy foundations.
Leighna has conducted research related to mindfulness, race-related stress, social justice, and self-harm behaviors at Stanford University, Palo Alto University, and the American Psychological Association (APA); her research findings have been published in peer-reviewed journals, with presentations at conferences nationally and internationally. She served as an elected member to the graduate student board of the APA, in the role of member-at-large for diversity and inclusion. She currently holds membership in the APA, the California Psychological Association, the National Latino Psychological Association, and the Association of Black Psychologists.
Dr. Harrison earned her Bachelor’s Degree cum laude in Culture Studies from UCLA, and her Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University, with an academic emphasis in Diversity and Community Mental Health. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship in Women’s Health at the VA Caribbean Healthcare System in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Nigeria McHellon, LCSW

As a Licensed Clinical Therapist who has spent over a decade providing services to those in need, I believe that everything in life is full of purpose and that each experience we go through can be used as a catalyst to grow. I am passionate about individual growth and diversity. It is my hope that each client that I am privileged to work with learns more about their individuality and the purpose they serve in the world around us.
I use evidence based therapeutic approaches in my work in hopes of helping clients find new thinking patterns while developing healthy coping skills related to life’s challenges. I am intentional about my mission to listen and understand each clients’ perspectives and beliefs in effort to help them gain clarity about their thoughts and feelings.
I have an extensive background working with individuals — children, adolescents, and adults — families, and couples. I have worked in various settings such as outpatient clinics, the public school system, dept. of juvenile justice, domestic violence shelters, and substance abuse treatment facilities to name a few. I’ve worked with victims of trauma and sexual abuse, served as a Clinician for human trafficking survivors, and as the Executive Director for a private adoption agency.
I admire diversity and respect one’s cultural background, gender identity, sexual orientation, and spirituality. I have worked with clients experiencing different challenges including depression, anxiety, grief/loss, Veteran and post-deployment, trauma, stress-management, mood and anxiety changes, relationship and intimacy concerns, self-esteem, confidence, medical conditions including cancer, infertility and life stressors and transitions.

I hope to create a comfortable therapeutic relationship that will allow my clients to tell their story while discovering their purpose. Healing is possible and I look forward to joining you on your journey!

https://newperspectivestherapeuticservices.com/

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Dr. Raquel Martin

Raquel Martin, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist that holds her PhD in Medical and Clinical Psychology.  Dr. Martin completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, Kennedy Krieger Institute.  Dr. Martin has published research regarding mental health disparities and health equity.  Her research and clinical interests include child and adolescent mental health, trauma, and minority health disparities.  Dr. Martin is currently the Clinical Director at a residential treatment center for children and adolescents that have experienced traumatic events. She has experience conducting individual, family, and group therapy with a focus on racially based stressors, trauma informed care, and racial identity development. Dr. Martin is also an Adjunct Professor at Fisk University and Iglobal University.

https://www.raquelmartinphd.com/

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Dr. Emily Hu

“Dr. Emily Hu is a licensed clinical psychologist in Los Angeles who specializes in treating trauma and addictions. Her work encompasses themes of resilience, strength, social support, and finding and unapologetically living one’s genuine true self. She is especially passionate about working with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folx.”

https://mythrivepsychology.com/dr-emily-hu

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Dr. Emily Hu

“Dr. Emily Hu is a licensed clinical psychologist in Los Angeles who specializes in treating trauma and addictions. Her work encompasses themes of resilience, strength, social support, and finding and unapologetically living one’s genuine true self. She is especially passionate about working with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folx.”

https://mythrivepsychology.com/dr-emily-hu

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Nicola Pierre-Smith, LPC

Nicola Pierre-Smith, LPC is of Jamaican descent and is a licensed Therapist in Philadelphia. Her therapy work focuses primarily on anti-oppressive therapy for trauma healing, anxiety, and depression. She creates online content and has been featured in Bustle as a Black Therapist to follow on Instagram, as well as in Yahoo Life, VICE, Forge Mag, and the Huffington Post Black Voices podcast. She also provides mental health workshops for Employee Resource Groups.”

https://melanatedwomenshealth.com/

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Georgia Bryce, LMFT

Georgia Bryce is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Professional Life Coach. She is the owner of a private practice, Building Families According To Pattern, LLC and a second business, Building According To Pattern, LLC, through which she provides personal and professional development coaching and leadership development training. Ms. Bryce earned her graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. She also holds a M.Sc. degree in Environmental Engineering and boasts 15 years combined regulatory enforcement and engineering experience in the industry.

Ms. Bryce has 6 years combined professional and practicum experience in the arena of psychotherapy to include children and family therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, and clinical experience with the substance abuse population. She is adept at assessing and addressing maladaptive patterns of interpersonal interactions within family systems and restructuring relationships, and possesses an instinctive bent towards problem solving which positions clients to leverage inherent strengths and resources to promote overall well-being. Ms. Bryce actively engages community and business forums in an effort to promote both mental and relationship health awareness, through provision of psycho-educational services, as well as serving as keynote and conference speaker, panelist and interviewee on the respective subject matters. She is the author of the God-motivation book and accompanying study guide; “On Your Way To Meeting You: The Journey That Changes Everything,” which promotes the fundamentals of the self-discovery process.

Link: https://building-families-according-to-pattern-llc.business.site/

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Christina Hong Huber, PsyD, BCB

Dr. Christina Hong Huber is a first-generation, Asian-American, licensed clinical psychologist in the Washington, D.C. metro area. She has extensive experience working with individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, multicultural challenges, and adjustment and life transition issues. She works with older adolescents, adults, and couples from a variety of cultural backgrounds, particularly from marginalized communities, and utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach. Dr. Hong Huber works from a social justice-oriented and trauma-informed lens and provides culturally affirming and responsive therapy. She is passionate about understanding, supporting, and challenging aspects that make it difficult for clients, especially clients of color, to live their best lives according to their values. Through a trauma and culturally informed lens, she helps clients build hope and a better sense of self through acceptance, compassion, and empowerment. She also is board certified in biofeedback (BCB), an evidence-based treatment that can complement traditional psychotherapy.

Dr. Hong Huber attended the University of Michigan for undergrad and earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Widener University. Prior to moving to the Washington, D.C. area and joining the Arlington/DC Behavior Therapy Institute, Dr. Hong Huber worked most recently at Swarthmore College’s Counseling and Psychological Services. She has experience at outpatient and inpatient hospitals, private practices, community mental health clinics, and a private school. She also has taught as an adjunct professor in the undergraduate psychology departments of two universities. She has published about anxiety and OCD, presented widely, and received awards for demonstrating exceptional client care and academic achievement.

 

 

In this REWIND episode of The Self-Care Chronicle, I connect with Sonny Etienne, LMHC. Mr. Sonny talks about the role of self-care while serving the mental health needs of the minority community during the murders of unarmed Black citizens and adapting to COVID-19. 


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Sonny Etienne, LMHC, CAP, NBCC

Sonny Etienne, or “Mr. Sonny,” as he is known by his clients, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Certified Addiction Professional (CAP), nationally recognized as a Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). He is a proud graduate of Florida Memorial University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Religion and Philosophy. He then earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University.

Mr. Etienne has extensive experience and expertise serving youth and their families for close to two decades. His work has focused on troubled teens at risk of delinquency, runaway, addiction, and family dysfunction, and couples. Mr. Etienne has also helped clients achieve career goals; reduce depression and anxiety; and coached parents on raising children/adolescents with ADHD, mood disorders, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder, to name a few.

Using an eclectic approach and creative interventions, Mr. Etienne integrates theories from Multi-systemic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy, art and play therapy and solution-focused therapy to help clients modify their behaviors and reach desired outcomes. Mr. Etienne is the founder and lead psychotherapist of Introspective Counseling Service, based in Broward County, Florida.

 

 

In this REWIND episode of The Self Care Chronicle, I connect with Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth Rodriguez. Dr. Rodriguez gives an inside glimpse into making self-care a priority while juggling two jobs as a forensic expert.

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Dr. Elizabeth Rodriguez

Dr. Elizabeth Rodriguez is a licensed psychologist in New York and New Jersey who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with mental illnesses who are incarcerated or involved in the criminal justice system. Dr. Rodriguez received her B.A. from New Mexico State University and her Ph.D. from the City University of New York Graduate Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She has worked in inpatient hospitals, forensic hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics, and a forensic evaluation clinic. She currently serves as the Director of Psychological Assessment in a correctional facility. In addition, she maintains a private practice, Clinical and Forensic Psychological Assessments, LLC, where she provides expert evaluations of clients who are facing criminal charges or are in immigration proceedings. Her specialties include evaluation of competence to stand trial, diagnostic clarifications, and psychological testing.

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Dr. Tiffany Darby

Dr. Darby earned a doctorate of philosophy in Counseling and Human Development Services from Kent State University.  She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisor Designation, a Licensed School Counselor in the State of Ohio as well as Licensed Clinical Counselor in the states of Pennsylvania and Kentucky. 

Throughout her over 19 years of community mental health work, Dr. Darby has worked in a variety of settings including, partial-hospitalization, residential, college counseling, outpatient, school and community based.  She has worked mostly with diverse youth who display behavior concerns and their families.  She currently is an Associate Professor and the Director of Ph.D. Field Experiences in the department of Counseling at the University of the Cumberlands.  Her research interests are culturally responsive counseling/supervision practices and telehealth.  Dr. Darby also has an online private practice where she provides counseling services to adults and couples.


Link: https://darbycc.org/

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Sonia Ross, LCSW-C

Sonia Ross, LCSW-C, is the CEO & Founder of Full Circle Therapy Services LLC – a holistic therapeutic practice focused on the unique emotional needs of Black women.

In her work she focuses on helping Black women heal and rebuild their relationship with their bodies which has been disrupted due to centuries of trauma and oppression. She helps to support and guide women in noticing how the patterns of trauma, oppression and anti-blackness show up in their relationship with bodies and mind. Ms. Ross supports women in healing from depression, anxiety and other emotional wounds that are often symptoms of intergenerational trauma and internalized oppression. This reconnection can be very eye-opening for the women she serves leading to a more holistic, loving and compassionate relationship with themselves as Black women.

Ms. Ross was inspired to pursue this work because of the unique emotional health needs of Black women that are often ignored by society. She understands these needs personally, due to her own recovery process as a childhood trauma and sexual assault survivor and the impact this had on her life for many years after wards.

It is Ms. Ross’ passion and purpose in life to help other women heal their own lives so they can build a loving and compassion relationship with their bodies as an antidote to the daily white supremacy and anti-blackness we experience as Black women. She is the author of Master Your Depression: A Black Woman’s Guide to Emotional Wellness which is an extension of her work in this area. Ms. Ross can be followed on Instagram @fullcircletherapyservices.

Sonia Ross, LCSW-C, is the CEO & Founder of Full Circle Therapy Services LLC – a holistic therapeutic practice focused on the unique emotional needs of Black women. She is the author of Master Your Depression: A Black Woman’s Guide to Emotional Wellness which is an extension of her work in this area. Ms. Ross can be followed on Instagram @fullcircletherapyservices.

Link: https://www.fullcircletherapyservices.com/

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Ayrielle Williams, LCSW

I practice as a psychotherapist (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in a private practice & telehealth setting. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I also specialize in Sex Therapy!

I primarily focus on those with issues connected to trauma and trauma-related disorders and individuals who want to live a healthy, robust, and mind-blowing sex life!

As a clinician, I am an advocate and skilled provider of eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and rationale-emotive behavioral therapy (RBT).

Link: https://thestraightforwardtherapist.com/

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Chelsea Davis, LMFT

Kathlyn “Chelsea” Davis is a Licensed Marriage and family therapist in Orlando, FL. Chelsea received her Masters in Marriage and Family therapy at The University of Central Florida and now currently works in private practice as the owner of Revive Coalition. In Chelsea’s early experience she worked as relationship/sexual health and risk reduction counselor in which she was given the opportunity to explore diverse issues in mental health across various populations. Through this experience Chelsea was able to recognize that access to affordable and culturally inclusive mental health resources were not equally available amongst diverse communities. As a result, Chelsea believes in creating a safe and open environment with her clients by exploring the intersectionality of one’s various identities and mental health. Chelsea’s experience focuses on anxiety, depression, relational/familial discord, trauma, LGBTQ+ and racial/cultural specific issues. Through the use of cognitive-behavioral, family systems and trauma informed theoretical approaches, Chelsea has been able to help her clients achieve healing. Chelsea is currently seeing clients virtually. 

Link: https://www.revivecoalition.com/

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Nicole Osborne, LCMHCA

Nicole Osborne is a licensed clinical mental health counselor associate and owner of Milk & Honey Therapy located in Greensboro, NC. She specializes in working with teens and young adults from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Nicole uses her compassionate, fun loving and easy-going nature to help her clients overcome anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger issues, academic/career concerns and identity development issues. She loves using holistic and creative therapy approaches such as Walk & Talk Therapy, somatic (body based) therapy, art, music, and mindfulness.

Nicole has over 10 years of combined experience serving as a coach, tutor, mentor, teacher and counselor to children, teens and adults from diverse backgrounds. A number of Nicole’s experiences include working with people from low-income communities and communities of color, which has fueled her passion for various social justice issues. Due her work in these communities, Nicole and her husband Nick (who is a licensed clinical social worker) decided to take a social justice approach to building their therapy practice. They made it their mission to reach people from all cultural backgrounds and make therapy more accessible. They’re proud to offer a large number of reduced rate sessions to help reduce financial barriers that prevent many people, especially BIPOC, from receiving mental health services.
In her free time, Nicole enjoys hanging out with her husband, going on nature walks, working out, traveling, trying new restaurants and learning Spanish.

On Nicole’s practice website, you can find a free resource guide called the “5-Step Guide On How to Feel Your Feelings” to help you learn how to process, feel and cope with a variety of emotions. To find out more information about Nicole and her practice, you can visit her website at milkandhoneytherapy.com.

Links: Milk & Honey Therapy (milkandhoneytherapy.com)

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Dr. Kristie Norwood

Dr. Kristie Norwood is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who currently serves as the Director of the Student Counseling Center at Hampton University. Dr. Norwood earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from James Madison University and later completed both her Master of Science in Counseling and Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at The University of Memphis. Prior to joining Hampton University, Dr. Norwood worked as the Assistant Chief of Psychology at the Hampton Veteran Affairs Medical Center.  During that time, she served as the coordinator of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder clinical team, spearheaded efforts for the opening of the Women’s Mental Health Clinic, and served as the Director of the Postdoctoral Training program.

Dr. Norwood joined Hampton University in August 2019 and has focused efforts on enhancing mental health services to college students.  Given her background working with military Veterans and now college students, Dr. Norwood’s clinical expertise is rooted in providing evidence based psychotherapy to trauma survivors and those dealing with life transitions.  In addition to her role with the Student Counseling Center, Dr. Norwood also serves as a Part Time Faculty Member in the Department of Psychology. 

Most recently, Dr. Norwood started ReMIND U, LLC which serves to promote the importance of Remembering to Keep Mental Health in Discussions.  Through ReMIND U, Dr. Norwood provides therapy services, mental wellness workshops, speaking engagements, and the ReMIND U podcast.  Her ultimate goal is to help normalize mental health care in communities of color through healthy discussions that provide education and awareness.

Dr. Norwood’s work is embodied by: “you may not be responsible for being down…but you are responsible for getting up.”  She believes that her calling is to help decrease the stigma of mental health and to promote a culture in which marginalized communities can maintain emotional wellness. 

Link: https://www.remind-u.com/

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Vanessa Charles, LMHC

My name is Vanessa Charles and I have my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. I have experience working with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, PSTD, relationship issues, self-esteem, career counseling, infertility issues, pregnancy loss, baby loss, birth trauma and postpartum depression. I have a specialty in working with the postpartum population and I am a certified provider with Postpartum Support International. In my spare time, I like to host speed dating events and provide relationship counseling. I enjoy making love connections and helping individuals work on self-love. My therapeutic style involves helping individuals gain insight to roadblocks and assisting individuals gain tools to begin making positive changes in their lives. I combine different therapeutic techniques to tailor my client’s needs and my biggest strength is my dedication to meeting my client’s personal goals.

Links:

Website: https://www.circleofwellnesstherapy.com/

Podcast 14

Dr. Jasmine R. Burton

Dr. Jasmine R. Burton is a licensed psychologist and the founder of Essence Psychological Health Services, PLLC. The mission of Essence Psychological Health Services is to provide culturally and gender-appropriate psychological services to women, children, and families. Dr. Burton’s research interests center on the intersections of race, sexuality, gender, health, and socioeconomic status on women’s mental health. Specifically, she is interested in the impact of racial and gender oppression on Black women’s mental, sexual, and reproductive health functioning. Dr. Burton has published and presented on such topics, as the mental health needs of women with serious mental illness, sexual scripts for African-American women within Hip-Hop culture, multicultural theory, and racial identity development. Her clinical focus is on women’s mental health, sexuality, grief and loss, and trauma. Also, Dr. Burton provides specialty services to women experiencing challenges related to reproductive loss, early infant mortality, infertility, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, trauma, and grief. Dr. Burton obtained her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Houston.

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Sonny Etienne, LMHC, CAP, NBCC

Sonny Etienne, or “Mr. Sonny,” as he is known by his clients, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Certified Addiction Professional (CAP), nationally recognized as a Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). He is a proud graduate of Florida Memorial University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Religion and Philosophy. He then earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University.

Mr. Etienne has extensive experience and expertise serving youth and their families for close to two decades. His work has focused on troubled teens at risk of delinquency, runaway, addiction, and family dysfunction, and couples. Mr. Etienne has also helped clients achieve career goals; reduce depression and anxiety; and coached parents on raising children/adolescents with ADHD, mood disorders, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder, to name a few.

Using an eclectic approach and creative interventions, Mr. Etienne integrates theories from Multi-systemic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy, art and play therapy and solution-focused therapy to help clients modify their behaviors and reach desired outcomes. Mr. Etienne is the founder and lead psychotherapist of Introspective Counseling Service, based in Broward County, Florida.

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Dr. Paul Bryan

Dr. Paul Bryan is a Florida Licensed Psychologist. He owns and operates a private practice in Pam Springs, Florida. Dr. Bryan’s practice specializes in conducting pre-employment evaluations, forensic assessments, and individual psychotherapy for a variety of populations.

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Tasia Milicevic, LCSW

Tasia Milicevic is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist. She is the owner of TMR Talk Therapy & Consulting Services and the Clinical Director for TMR Mental Health Care, P.C. TMR stands for “Treat Me Right,” and reflects the organization’s embodiment of Tasia’s mission to use an integrated, holistic, and tailored approach to ensure that each client’s therapeutic experience is unique to their individual needs. The mission for TMR is to go beyond symptom relief to support people in finding ways to revitalize their life. At TMR, Tasia leads a multidisciplinary team of clinicians consisting of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Clinical Psychologists, and Registered Dietitians. TMR serves clients at two office locations: Bergen County, New Jersey and Brooklyn, New York. TMR is a proud ally of the LGTBQIAPKF2+ community.
Tasia provides support to people living with various psychiatric conditions including a wide range of attention, anxiety, mood, and psychotic disorders. She works with clients using various therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Solution-Focused Therapies (SFBT), and many more. Strength-based, trauma-focused, and mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches are utilized to promote healing, improved self-awareness, and self-sufficiency.
Tasia is married with four children, two boys and two girls. She enjoys the beauty of nature and any scenic view is a good mood for her. Tasia practices Yoga and Pilates regularly and enjoys HIIT workouts with friends at Bootcamp. During her free time, she is usually with her family, as there is nothing she enjoys and loves more than her husband, Damir, and children, Bryce, Blake, Bri-Lu’, and Bia.

You can schedule a meeting with Tasia by visiting www.talktherapywithtasia.com or learn more about TMR Mental Health Care and schedule a meeting with a TMR Clinician at www.tmrmentalhealthcare.com.

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Dr. LaTasha Russell

Dr. LaTasha Russell is an internationally-recognized Mental Health Clinician, Author, and Speaker. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, she received a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology after graduating from Spelman College with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Pre-medicine. Today, she is a Relationship Coach for professional athletes and their significant others. Dr. Tasha is also the President of The Association of Black Psychologists, South Florida Chapter. Dr. Tasha has worked in a variety of mental health settings and has proven herself to work effectively with marginalized individuals including sex workers, pastors, and police officers. She has provided therapeutic sessions in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Virginia, Washington D.C., Singapore, Japan, and in South Florida where she now resides.

Dr. Tasha is the co-author of “It Ain’t the Dishes,” a highly-acclaimed, must-read book for anyone experiencing relationship challenges. Dr. Tasha also hosts a Live Talk Show every 1st Thursday at Krave Restaurant and Lounge in Sunrise, Florida. It is the only talk show where the guests are selected right from the audience. Dr. Tasha has made numerous appearances on notable shows including Hot Talk with Jill Tracey on Miami’s Hot 105 FM and CBS4 Miami. She also previously starred in a live AM radio show on WAVS 1170. In 2018, Dr. Tasha was recognized by the Miami Herald as one of the Top 40 Leaders under 40.  With her sharp-shooting style and voice of accountability, Dr. Tasha has helped to dispel the myths of talking to a professional about what goes on behind closed doors. Dr. Tasha refers to her unique ability to get to the core of an issue quickly as, “Drive-By Therapy.” To learn more about Dr. Tasha, go to drivebytherapy.org or connect with her on social media @doctoratasha.

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Dr. Ana Kodzic

Dr. Kodzic has had over a decade of experience with severe mental illness. Presently, a forensic evaluator, she authors court reports, performs risk assessments, and frequently testifies in court as an expert witness. Previously, she has worked as a treating psychologist, which has offered her the opportunity to become trained in trauma informed care, including in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She has also worked in community clinics, with individuals who struggle with addiction. There she was trained in Motivational Interviewing, as well as medication-assisted recovery therapies. She had the privilege of being part of a training program, as the clinical director, and supervised bright, up-and-coming therapists of master’s and doctorate level degrees. Her schooling and training in the San Francisco Bay Area have afforded the opportunity for advocacy on many levels; she was trained in providing LGBTQIA treatment, and finished her degree with an emphasis on multiculturalism. Lastly, her own cross-cultural background has made her curious about identity development and acculturation, and she has had the fortune of providing therapies bilingually. When not at work, she enjoys taking hikes with dog, Sir Drake, or attending jazz festivals with her New-Orleans native husband.

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Dr. Sharon Grossman

Dr. Sharon Grossman coaches women in medicine all over the world who are struggling with anxiety, overwhelm, and burnout. She works with them to stay calm, even in situations that are seemingly scary, to effectively manage the demands on their time, and quickly bounce back from adversity.

Dr. Grossman is also the author of the upcoming book The 7E Solution to Burnout which draws on two decades of experience as a psychologist and serves as a guide for high achievers to explore their inner journey to feeling empowered.  

As an international speaker, Dr. Sharon has a unique gift for connecting with her audiences and ensuring they walk away with insights and strategies focused on becoming stress hardy so they can be efficient and effective at work. 

Resources:

Hot off the presses! Check out Coach Sharon’s New Book: 7E Solution to Burnout

Free Resources:

Download the FREE “Why You Feel Anxious” Cheatsheet HERE 

Subscribe to Dr. Sharon’s YouTube channel HERE

Learn 10 tips to overcome stress during COVID-19 HERE 

Learn 10 tips you can use as a medical professional to overcome stress during COVID-19 HERE 

Join the “Transforming Anxiety for Medical Employees” (TAME) Facebook group HERE 

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Dr. Elizabeth Rodriguez

Dr. Elizabeth Rodriguez is a licensed psychologist in New York and New Jersey who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with mental illnesses who are incarcerated or involved in the criminal justice system. Dr. Rodriguez received her B.A. from New Mexico State University and her Ph.D. from the City University of New York Graduate Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She has worked in inpatient hospitals, forensic hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics, and a forensic evaluation clinic. She currently serves as the Director of Psychological Assessment in a correctional facility. In addition, she maintains a private practice, Clinical and Forensic Psychological Assessments, LLC, where she provides expert evaluations of clients who are facing criminal charges or are in immigration proceedings. Her specialties include evaluation of competence to stand trial, diagnostic clarifications, and psychological testing.

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Dr. Lori J. Butts

Lori Butts, JD, PhD is the CEO of the Clinical & Forensic Institute (CFI) with offices in South Florida. Dr. Butts currently serves on the American Psychological Association’s Council of Representatives on behalf of the Florida Psychological Association. Dr. Butts was a member of the Committee on Legal Issues (COLI) from 2011 through 2013. After her COLI service was completed, Dr. Butts was the President-Elect, President, and Past-President of the Florida Psychological Association (FPA) from 2014 through 2016. She had previously served as the President of the Forensic Division of FPA and as the Co-Chair of Legislative Affairs and Public Policy Board. She has been recognized as a Distinguished Psychologist for her dedication and service to the profession of psychology by FPA. In 2016, she was recognized as the “Mental Health Professional of the Year” by the Broward County Crime Commission. Dr. Butts serves on the Board of the Non-Profit organization, Different Brains and also co-hosts a podcast called, Spectrumly Speaking, which is produced by Different Brains. Different Brains strives to encourage understanding & acceptance of individuals who have variations in brain function and social behaviors known as neurodiversity.

After graduating from Clemson University with Honors, Dr. Butts received her law and doctoral psychology degrees from the innovative jointly sponsored program by Villanova School of Law and MCP Hahnemann University Department of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Butts completed her internship in clinical and forensic psychology at New York University School of Medicine, Bellevue Hospital, and Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, She fulfilled her residency requirements at CFI where she was trained by Dr. John A. Spencer. Dr. Butts is licensed to practice psychology in Colorado and Florida and is a member of the Florida Bar.

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Dr. Michael P. Brannon

Dr. Michael P. Brannon is co-director of Institute for Behavioral Sciences and the Law (I.B.S.L.). He is a Florida licensed psychologist since 1990 with a specialization in forensic psychology. He has handled over 20,000 cases in a forensic capacity and has testified as an expert over 2000 times in Federal and State Court Criminal and Civil Divisions throughout Florida. He is regularly appointed as an expert by the judiciary and is often called upon as an expert witness or forensic consultant for defense attorneys and prosecutors. His areas of expertise include sex offender risk assessments, second opinion case reviews, child witness interview analysis, substance abuse assessments, violence risk assessments, malingering evaluations, competency to proceed, insanity assessments, competency to waive Miranda rights, and death penalty sentencing evaluations. Dr. Brannon has been qualified as an expert in all of these types of cases.

Dr. Brannon also has taught and supervised doctoral students at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. He frequently speaks as a guest lecturer in various law and pre-law classes in South Florida on a variety of topics related to forensic psychology. Dr. Brannon was a clinical supervisor for students at Brown Schools, a program for adolescent sexual abusers. Dr. Brannon also has presented seminars nationally to attorneys on a variety of topics including sex offender evaluations, juvenile evaluations, child witness interviewing, competency to proceed evaluations, substance abuse evaluations, sanity evaluations, and malingering in personal injury evaluations. In addition, he has been invited as a speaker on numerous occasions at Florida judicial conferences. He has frequently been seen in the media discussing various topical forensic issues and legal cases including appearances on Hardball with Chris Matthews, The O’Reilly Factor, Forensic Files, The Today Show, Headline News Network, In Session, Snapped, and Erin Burnett Out Front.

Dr. Brannon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology, and a Doctorate degree in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. He completed his doctoral internship at Northwest Dade Community Mental Health Center in Dade County working with children, adolescents, and their families. He completed his residency in a private forensic practice focusing upon adult criminal offenders. Dr. Brannon is a member of Division 41 of the American Psychological Association, Division of Psychology and the Law. He also is a long-time member of Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC).

Website: https://theibsl.com/