The Team

Who We Are

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Mychelle Williams, LPC, NCC

Founder & Clinical Supervisor

Mychelle Williams, the @QueerBlackTherapist on IG and TikTok is the founder and principal of Therapy To A Tea Co., previously named Therapy and The Tea.  With the virtual doors open in 2018, this private therapy practice is centered and serving Black and other ethnically marginalized, gender expansive, sexuality diverse and ethically non-monogamous (ENM) clients in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. 

With a child and adolescent trauma specialization in their Masters in Counseling at The Chicago School, neuroscience research experience at Boston University, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) training from EMDR in Color and River's Edge Institute (near certification), is currently enrolled in the Integrative Psychiatric Institute's Psychedelic Assisted Therapy certification program and a student of Polyvagal theory, Mychelle is passionate about and grounded in Trauma-Informed care and approaches that integrates the whole person, mind and body.

They are currently providing direct services to Black and Latinx queer and trans individuals who are neurodiverse (ADHD/ASD) with goals of becoming confident in their identities, understanding how their mind and body works and how to healthily engage with social and professional relationships with less distress. Mychelle provides relationship coaching and counseling to partners in/or interested in ethically non-monogamous relationships, with emphasis on adaptive co-regulation, boundary reshaping and implementation, and repair following a relationship violation.

Mychelle is an approved internship and practicum supervisor for counselors in training from NYU, and provides clinical consultation to other mental health professionals, particularly regarding appropriate care and treatment planning for queer and trans clients. In addition to consulting, Mychelle has partnered with Jansen, Microsoft, Therapy for Black Girls, Them magazine, the Census Bureau,  

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Pierre, LMHC, NCC

Lead Psychotherapist

Pierre is a Black queer licensed mental health counselor (LMHC/LPC) and licensed NYS notary public, providing psychotherapy services (Telehealth Only) in New York, Georgia and Florida.

Pierre was born and raised in the Bronx. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from CUNY Hunter College and a Masters of Arts in Applied Psychology from New York University Steinhardt. He had an interest in 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. 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.

 

Pierre is dedicated to an integrative/eclectic, client-centered, trauma-focused, systemic oppression-aware therapeutic approach. He is an EMDR-trained therapist who also uses somatic, narrative, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, and dialectical-behavioral theories and practices 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 to him, as a therapist, to create a safe space for clients in session through co-regulation and modeling being in healthy relationship 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.

Pierre authors a mental health blog that showcases his experiences and position as a Black queer psychotherapist in the counseling field, in this country, and in the greater world and is the Founder of MHC4OC -Mental Health Counseling for Our Communities, PLLC, to provide FREE culturally competent, trauma-informed, ethical therapy for Black folx.

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Ariarna Odom

Counselor In Training - NYU

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Brenton Sanford

Counselor in Training - NYU

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