Denisha Smith, LPC
Denisha has worked with individuals, children and families within the Richmond and surrounding area since 2006. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has specialized training in working with children, adults and families who have experienced various trauma and uses a variety of modalities to include body-based interventions. Denisha has been extensively trained in Somatic Experiencing ™(SE), which is a trauma modality that supports in the gentle release of bound trauma energy from the nervous system. As a body based therapist, Denisha is able to track nervous system patterning to assist in resolving symptoms of trauma. SE is effective for issues such as anxiety, hypervigilance, depression, ADD, disassociation, early attachment issues, chronic pain or tension, poor boundaries, body awareness to name a few. Additionally, Denisha finds joy in helping those around her to recognize their true identity in Christ. In her work, she is not only influenced by the various advanced trainings that has received, but is most importantly directed by the Holy Spirit.
Nakia Madison, LCSW
Nakia Madison is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the mental health field for 17 years. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, she has always had a desire to help others. Her work in the human services field has been dedicated to helping people reach their optimal level of living in spite of the circumstances that they face in life. She has worked with adults and youth that present with a variety of mental, emotional, and behavioral symptoms and issues. Nakia has facilitated counseling to individuals, groups, and families. Through the use of various treatment modalities, she works to meet clients where they are and help them to develop a greater understanding of what they are facing and develop strategies to assist them with developing healthy ways to address various life experiences. Nakia is currently in the process of earning her Master of Divinity from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. She is a Christian and also implements faith-based components in counseling when clients are receptive. She is very committed to guiding others through processes that will assist them with having the best quality of life that they can achieve. She believes that if someone is able to get a different perspective of their situation, and they believe that they can have a positive outcome, they can accomplish anything.
In her spare time, Nakia enjoys by listening to music, baking, making treats, reading and spending time with family and friends.