Denisha Smith, LPC-S, SEP
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.
Alnique Deloatch, LPC
Alnique Deloatch is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. Alnique has worked with children and adults throughout the tri city areas of Virginia via individual, group and family counseling. Alnique believes that each client should have a unique individualized experience while engaging in therapy therefore she incorporates multiple schools of therapy and therapeutic techniques to address her client's needs. She employs Mindfulness, Strength Based Perspectives and Client Centered Approaches to help clients address life transitions, self-confidence, stress management, anxiety and depression. She is committed to helping her clients become the best versions of themselves through self-exploration, acceptance and self-care. Her goal is to create a space for clients to learn, grow and heal. Alnique believes that everyone should have an opportunity to experience therapy to help navigate through life's challenges or to simply receive support in a safe space.
Alnique is passionate about perinatal therapy with a focus on emotional health during pregnancy and postpartum reactions including stress, anxiety and depression. Alnique endeavors to create a therapeutic space that is sensitive to the needs and experiences of women during and after pregnancy.
Michel'le Stewart, Resident in Counseling
Michel'le Stewart is a Resident in Counseling, who has worked in the mental health field since 2013. Her love for psychology, the study of the mind and behavior, started while receiving her bachelors degree from Virginia State University and heightened at Liberty University while pursuing her masters degree in professional counseling. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Michel'le's professional goal is to provide support, improve daily functioning and decrease suffering to those dealing with mental health issues. Michel'le has extensive experience working with children and their families in their homes, schools and communities. She is passionate about helping clients increase awareness of the correlation between their thoughts, behavior and functioning. With every client, Michel'le implements a person centered approach to ensure they feel valued while improving and managing mental health.
Kimberly Sparrow, Resident in Counseling
Kimberly is a 2016 alumna of Liberty University earning her graduate degree in Professional Counseling. She is currently a Resident in Counseling and has experience working with children, adults, and family systems who have experienced various challenges in life since 2008. She has experience working with individuals in the school system, their natural environments, and in local community service boards. She has always had a heart for and found joy in helping others. In her work, Kimberly enjoys helping individuals bring awareness to how life challenges can heavily impact thoughts and beliefs that subsequently shape behaviors. She understands the importance of bringing a healthy balance to the mind to promote lasting change that can bring healing both on a personal and systemic level to those that she serve.