clinicians

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TASHA TURNER-FREEMAN

MA, LPC, CCTP

Tasha is passionate about educating the community on the connection between mental and physical health. Professional passions often grow from personal experiences. Though she has had her share of adversity she considers her greatest gift to be sharing all that she’s learned about transforming hurt to growth; pain to healing; and victimization to advocacy. It is her goal to bring awareness and practical skills to non-clinical populations because it is her belief that while we cannot all be therapists; we can all be therapeutic.

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Danielle Smith-Acker

MA, LPC, CAADC

I am a fully license therapist who provides a warm and genuine environment where you can be heard and not judged. As a clinician I believe in partnering with you through the challenges in your life. Through this partnership, it is my intent to help you resolved issues, increase self-awareness, and stimulate personal growth. Your voyage of self-exploration may not be easy, but it is one that will be worth it. Let’s start today.

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Melissa Ponce - Rodas

PhD, Intern

Dr. Ponce-Rodas believes that once people find and understand their strengths, they will be able to more effectively deal with their challenges. Because of this, she has pursued a second career as a mental health counselor, with the goal of bringing a strengths-based perspective to her work with clients and the community. She has experience working with adolescents, adults, and families in individual and group therapy.

Her doctoral training is in community psychology, a field that looks at how the environment influences people and organizations. Her research has focused on the intersections of culture, religion, and domestic violence as well as culture, mental health, and stigma. This training helps her to work with clients on identifying and navigating environmental factors that influence their lives, decisions, and choices.