PEACE-FILLED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING SERVICES

DIANNE LAURENT, LMHC

MICHELE BOSTIC

KEISHA J SANDO, MA, LMHC, FOUNDER

HANNAH CHOI, LMHC

RONDA O. COLLINS, M.Ed., LMHC

JOYANN REID, LMHC

Debra A. Fader, MS, LMHC is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Rehabilitation Counselor, with over 25 years of experience providing individual evaluation and counseling for youth through adult. Debra received her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Scranton in 2002. Shortly after, she began teaching for the counseling department as an Adjunct Professor. She also completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical / Health education from East Stroudsburg University in 1984. She is passionate about helping individuals discover their career and personal aspirations and strengths, through an individualized empowering process. She believes the process towards discovering these inner strengths / gifts empowers individuals to make the necessary adjustments and decisions towards reaching their life goals. She has counseled individuals with Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Depression and Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Personality Disorder, Traumatic Brain injury, Physical disabilities and those adjusting to newly acquired disabilities, Alcohol and Substance abuse, PTSD and stress related issues. Debra is holistic in her approach, understanding the whole person, while providing a genuine, empathetic, and trusting environment. She utilizes therapy approaches such as Person-Centered, Motivational, Solution-Focused, Narrative and Cognitive-Behavioral towards promoting positive options and outcomes.

DEBRA A. FADER, MS, LMHC

Ronda Collins, M.Ed., a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), is a graduate of Howard University, where she received her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from CUNY's Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies in Counseling Psychology and Women's Studies. Ronda has over 5 years of experience working with children and families, in Washington DC and New York City, providing therapy, case management, and care coordination, including those impacted by the foster care system. She has worked with individuals with depression, self-esteem issues, ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders, and she enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults.

Keisha J. Sando, MA, LMHC is a New York based Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 18+ years in the mental health field. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Eastern University and her Master's in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University. Keisha has helped reunify children and families by teaching them how to focus on the wellness of the individual, helping them learn skills to manage anger, reduce stress, build self-confidence, and cope with a variety of mental health concerns. Her mission is to help you recognize the root of the issue and coach you through your journey back to wellness and wholeness

CANDACE YARDE

Hannah Choi, LMHC, believes that therapy begins from the relationship that develops between herself and her clients. She does her best to provide a warm and empathetic environment, in order to facilitate this collaborative therapeutic process. Hannah focuses on her clients' strengths and on shifting their perspectives so that they can begin to see their own potential. Hannah provides individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, anger, trauma and relational concerns, incorporating play and creative arts therapy in her work with infants, children, adolescents and adults. Hannah is bilingual and bi-cultural, and has experience providing therapy in both Korean and English. She strives to understand her clients holistically, and tailors her therapeutic approaches to meet each client's and family's unique needs.

Monique Roberts, M.Ed, MHC-LP, is a limited practice mental health clinician, practicing in the state of New York. Monique is licensed as a school counselor in New York and New Jersey, with 18 years of experience working with children and 8 years of experience in case management and counseling. As a graduate of St. Francis College (2007, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies) and Alfred University (2010, M.Ed School Counseling and 2018, C.A.S Mental Health Counseling), Monique's expertise in TF-CBT, DBT,  mindfulness, stress-management, play therapy, couples therapy and family systems therapy has awarded her the opportunity to provide quality holistic mental health services to a variety of client populations.

Joyann Reid has worked in the helping professions for the past 20 years. She began her career as a social worker, whose goal it was to reunite families and help remove barriers to functioning by identifying resources to support families. Her further experience in the field includes 16 years as a school counselor and almost 5 years as a mental health therapist. Joyann earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Education at St. John’s University followed by a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Alfred University.  She works closely with children and adolescents to support their functioning and behavior in multiple environments, including home and school. She has been successful at helping children manage ADHD, conduct disorders, anxiety and PTSD. Joyann provides psycho-education and utilizes proven therapeutic intervention to help clients become familiar with their diagnoses, address current maladaptive ways of thinking or being, and focus on the here and now.

LORIANNE STRACHAN

MONIQUE ROBERTS

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TO LISTEN. TO CARE. TO HEAL.

Dianne is a NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor who is passionate about supporting the mental and emotional well-being of others. Dianne attained a B.A. in Psychology from CUNY Medgar Evers College (2007) and M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus (2012). She has over 10 years of counseling experience, helping youths and adults manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, anger, trauma and other psychiatric disorders. Dianne has experience in providing individual, couples, family and group therapies to culturally diverse populations. Her approach is person-centered, but she adapts other evidence-based therapeutic techniques to help you cope and reach your personal goals. Dianne's duty is to provide a safe, confidential and genuine space that will aid in your journey towards self-discovery and healing.