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Get to Know The Counselor

Educated at Xavier University of Louisiana (BS) and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (MA). Mychelle has 8 years combined experience in community mental health, mental health in the correctional system, school-based mental health with at risk youth and youth with disabilities, and substance abuse. After taking a break and venturing into higher education by way of diversity and inclusion, Mychelle decided that it was time to get back into the field. 

 

In 2019, Mychelle opened the doors to what was then known as Therapy and The Tea to serve clients in the Washington, DC metropolitan area — offering them a wide range of counseling and psychological services to guide them through life’s challenges and most trying times.  Now under a new name, but the same great care, Therapy To A Tea, Co continues to serve people of color specifically those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, nonbinary, genderqueer, polyamorous, aromantic, pansexual, polysexual and those who do not have a label that accurately reflects how they identify.

A message from Mychelle:

Life can get difficult, and sometimes support from a Professional Counselor can make things feel more manageable. I genuinely care about your well-being and consider myself a champion of my clients. I aim to help you utilize your already existing tools and provide you the access to new tools that you may find helpful in order to seize the day and learn how to tackle even the most traumatic circumstances and be your authentic self.

I know that finding a therapist can be difficult, if you need help navigating your search, I am happy to help. The resource page has some great places to start. 

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Get to Know The Counselor

Pierre is a Black queer licensed mental health counselor from NYC, providing services in New York State. Pierre was born and raised in the Bronx. Pierre has his BA in Anthropology from CUNY Hunter College  and his MA in Applied Psychology from New York University Steinhardt. He was going to get into research and academia until the 2008 Great Recession changed his life and his focus. He saw the need for quality, accessible mental health services in NYC for Black people and he decided to become a licensed psychotherapist in order to help his communities find what they need to heal on a personal, interpersonal, and community level so the systemic roots to these problems and struggles can be addressed.

 

He is dedicated to an integrative, client-centered, trauma-informed therapeutic approach, using cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, and narrative theories in his work. He believes clients are experts in their own right and bring their expertise on themselves and their lives to the table when they come to therapy. He believes in working collaboratively with clients, using their areas of expertise to work on the clients' reasons for coming to therapy. It is important for him, as a therapist, to create a safe space for clients in session as a way to encourage growth and to empower clients to use the tools they need to find meaning and wellness in their own lives.

BOOK APPOINTMENT

Collaborations

Are You In A One-Sided Relationship? Why It Happens & How To Fix It

December 13, 2020

Affirming Your Queer Identity

August 19, 2020 - Episode 169

The Healing Circle with Jasmine Allen

Support group for sudden and unexpected loss

July 4, 2020 - August 22, 2020

I just want my people to heal

March 15, 2019 - Episode 204

Random Conversations With Elizabeth

Navigating boundaries, sexuality, anxious symptoms and more

October 22, 2020 - Instagram Live

E is for E.N.R.I.C.H

For parenting figures: nurturing the self and little learners

November 27, 2020 - Instagram Live @eisfore.n.r.i.c.h

Plant Therapy Live

Information for new plant caretakers

October 21, 2020 - Instagram Live @withjasmineallen

Black Girls Break Bread

Mental Health Awareness Campaign: Sponsored Therapy Sessions

Fall 2020