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The Pieces to Our Puzzle!

Harmony Health, PLLC Therapeutic Services [Harmony Health] is a behavioral health practice created to improve the mental health and overall well-being of those served.

Our mission:  To improve the quality of life for families through a holistic approach in mental and emotional wellness.

Our Vision: We aim to disrupt Oppression, the Stigma of Mental Health and promote Holistic Wellness by delivering services through a Social Justice, Resiliency and Collective Framework.

Harmony Health Therapeutic Services’ philosophy is to recognize the family member and natural supports as the experts. Our Helpers and Healers are professionals that serve as a guide and resource for the family as we partner on their healing journey. We're not here to advise or lead. Harmony Health is both trauma-informed and healing centered. We believe in advocating for those we serve. Our perception is that families are not broken but are missing pieces to their puzzle. Harmony Health’s goal is to help them put the pieces back together again. This means that we operate from the perspective that although Healing is an individual journey, Healing doesn't happen in isolation, it happens within Community. So members don’t just choose a therapist, they choose a family! Harmony Health’s Helpers and Healers are trained in the agency’s trauma informed treatment model, practices, philosophy, and confidentiality policies. At Harmony Health, the culture is client centered. Our focus is on psycho-education as well as treatment, support and connecting to needed resources.

Our Family Values

We are a collective of mental health and wellness helpers and healers who are passionate about providing a range of wellness services to our community. We believe in a holistic approach to healing, and we work with those we serve to create a healing journey and promote emotional well-being. We are dedicated to serving you through a value system, that we want to embody as we walk with you on that journey. We value difference, and do not discriminate based on difference. We want to help you to empower yourself to take an active role in your own overall wellness. As a family of helpers, we all provided input into developing these values and share them with you.

Integrity

The ideology that honesty is to be exhibited whether they can be seen by all or by none. It's also about having an alignment of what you say and what you do, and having both stand on the foundation of appropriate values and beliefs that would aid the growth and development of the community. At Harmony Health we strive to do what is right morally, ethically and take accountability when we may have caused harm. We recognize that character dictates how we show up and contributes to how we serve others. 

Collectivism

The idea that we value the wellbeing of the group as it relates to self and others. We work to be mindful of how each decision, choice or action impacts the others in our agency and those we serve. We recognize that in each success, contributes to the success of the agency and those we serve. We maintain Community Partnerships and share resources to ensure that we sustain the Village of Healing. We believe that healing is an individual journey that is not done in isolation, but within a community.  

Harmony

Harmony is having a rhythm, being in sync with the Universe and others. We have to learn to disrupt society's agenda of being an unbalanced person, who strives to conquer the universal principles, for oftentimes selfish and individualistic reasons, all of which can cause them to be out of sync with the universe. At Harmony Health, we utilize this by maintaining our values, being mindful and in tune with our family and those we serve. We value difference and uniqueness as it brings to the Circle of Life and Connectedness.

Compassion

The idea that as a collective, we can understand other's needs and pain. We can work together to help others to heal their pain and address their needs. At Harmony Health, we must be able to address our own needs and pains first, so that we can serve from our peace to help others do the same.

Trust

By constantly working to grow and develop Self, we grow in our Self Trust. Showing up genuine, authentic and trusting in our decisions, our work and our ability to help others heal establishes a foundation of trust and safe space for those we serve. Therefore, we are able to extend for others to walk on the healing journey free from judgment and showing up authentically. 

Our Village
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Isis "Momma Bey" Bey, LCSW, CCTP II, TTS

Founder, Owner, Trainer, Consultant Helper and Healer

Helping and Healing Specialties: Mental Health, Supervision, Training, Group Work, Curriculum Development, Program Development, Culturally Responsive Interventions


Momma Bey earned her Master's in Social Work at UNC Charlotte. She is a Nationally Certified Trauma Specialist. She is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [TF-CBT] and is a National TF-CBT Supervisor. She is trained in EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy [ACT], Dialectical Behavioral Therapy [DBT], CBT and Somatic Experiencing. She is certified in Triple P Parenting, a Nationally Certified Gang Specialist and a Domestic Violence Specialist. She provides Clinical Supervision to NC Licensed Associate level Clinical social Workers. Momma Bey is a National Trainer, Keynote Speaker, Consultant Trainer and provides speaking engagements and presents at conferences. She is currently a PhD Student at her alma mater, UNC at Charlotte in the Public Health Sciences with a focus on Behavioral Health Sciences. For more info on her services click here.

 

Her experience in the clinical field includes but is not limited to Crisis Intervention, Assessment, Individual, Groups, Couples/Family Counseling, and Trauma. She also has practice experience using Mindfulness, Somatic Experience, Spiritual Social Work, African Drumming and Dance as a therapeutic tool. Ms. Bey has experience in the Education, Criminal Justice and Child Welfare Systems. As an adjunct professor, Ms. Bey has taught courses that include Group Therapy Advanced Practice, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Interpersonal Skills, Trauma and Social Work Practice, Generalist Social Work Practice, Social Work Ethics, Advanced Level Practice, Field Instruction and more.


Ms. Bey offers treatment, training and supervision through an Eclectic Humanistic Social Justice Approach, which is a person-centered, strengths-based, anti-racist and resilience-based approach. The belief is that the participant is the expert of his or her life experiences. Ms. Bey is a partner that guides and coaches in the treatment or learning process, offering tools, feedback, resources, experiential learning, skills and techniques to assist the individual in the healing or learning process, and uses treatment modalities that are trauma-informed, anti-racist, healing centered and evidence- based. Momma Bey provides training, consulting, supervision and program development.

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Sis Sharisse "Reesie Cup" McGill, LCSW

Operations Director

Out-Patient Helper and Healer

Helping and Healing Specialties: Mental Health, Group Work, Parenting Educator, Agency Operations

 

Ms. McGill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She completed her Master’s of Social Work at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX.  She serves Harmony Health in New Hire Orientation, Credentialing, and Intern Supervision in addition to seeing a limited number of clients. As a certified Grief Therapist, she offers therapeutic groups, training and workshops.  Ms. McGill utilizes an eclectic, humanistic approach which aligns with the Harmony Health’s philosophy recognizing the client and natural supports as the expert.  Risse is Trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [TFCBT] and is a Certified Triple P Parenting Provider. She is a certified Grief Counselor. She works with families encountering trauma, grief, domestic violence, and other mental health conditions.  Her experience includes assessment, treatment planning, individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, grief, case management, and trauma informed care. Risse is a psychodrama therapist and the Creator of the Kuumba Youth Theater. 

Risse has a strong passion for guiding others through healing process.  She has a natural charm that instantly allows others to feel “safe”.  She loves spending time with her large family, baking, reading, and any activity that allows her to bask in nature’s glory with her bare feet on the earth. She sees a limited number of family members.

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Aunty Dr, Charlene Whitaker-Brown, PMHNP

Clinical Director

Certified Nurse Practitioner Helper and Healer

Helping and Healing Specialties: Family, Chronic Disease, Disordered Eating and Psychiatric Care

Dr. Whitaker-Brown is the founder and owner of MindHeart Institute and Wellness PLLC. With over 20 years of experience in healthcare, she is a Clinical Associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is dual certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner(PMHNP). 

 

Dr. Whitaker-Brown received her Post Doctorate Degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has experience with treating heart failure patients in both the acute and outpatient settings. Her mental health experiences include psychological assessments and diagnosis for patients offering prescription and medication management. Most recently, she has worked with adolescents, adults, transgender and gender non-binary individuals supporting their healing in disordered eating behaviors.

 

Dr. Whitaker-Brown’s program of scholarship is devoted to translating research into practice. Her primary focus is on chronic diseases, specifically cardiovascular diseases related to heart failure patients and mental health. She serves Harmony Health as our Medical Director. MindHeart Institute and Wellness PLLC is now housed at Harmony. Families can obtain Psychiatric and Medication Management Services through MindHeart. 

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Aunty Indiana Torres, LCSW

Community Connections Intern Coordinator

Bilingual Out-Patient Helper and Healer

Helping and Healing Specialties: Mental Health, Parenting Educator, Intern Supervisor, Youth Development, Program Development

Indiana Torres is a U.S Navy veteran and a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her Master's of Social Work at the University of North Carolina Charlotte in Charlotte, NC. Indiana utilizes an integrative approach in practice  which  allows the flexibility to tailor the therapeutic experience to the individual needs and style of each person we serve. Indiana is a Trauma informed therapist and certified in Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress, Problematic Sexual Behavior in adolescence, Financial Social Work, Brainspotting, and as a Triple P parenting provider. 

 

Indiana brings a unique perspective and unwavering dedication to those we serve. Her passion for helping others shines through in every interaction, as she is committed to helping others to overcome challenges and achieve their fullest potential. Indiana's experiences include working with undocumented and refugee populations, community outreach, social justice, advocacy, trauma informed care, case management, assessment, treatment planning, Individual and Group therapy, and working in school settings. Indiana currently serves clients ages 6-24 years old. She accepts a limited number of family members.

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Bro Ty'kei [Ty] Spinks, LCMHCA

Out-Patient Helper and Healer

Helping and Healing Specialties, Mental Health

 

A Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, Ty graduated in with his Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. He has over 5 years working with individuals and families. His experience includes: Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Case Management, Advocacy, Gender Equality, Sexual Trauma Support, and Mentoring. His clinical experience includes: Assessment, Crisis Intervention, Individual Therapy, and Group Therapy, working with children and young adults. He currently serves family members ages 13 and up.
Ty’Kei uses a Person-Centered approach that incorporates strength building, increasing self-awareness, promoting self-enlightenment, and building healthy relationships. He believes that each individual is uniquely different. He is a trained facilitator in The Live Respect Healthy Masculinity Curriculum. He offers speaking engagements regarding mental health and men in mental health. He is an advocate for mental health as well as racial equality, gender equality, and eliminating the mental health stigmas in the Black community. Ty'Kei enjoys addressing these community issues through his weekly Podcast. He is accepting family members in office and virtually.

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Sis Oreia Little, LCSWA

Out-Patient Helper and Healer

Helping and Healing Specialties, Mental Health

Oreia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She graduated from the Joint Masters of Social Work program with University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina A&T State University. She received her BSW with a minor in psychology, from Winthrop University. Oreia is passionate about helping individuals become the best version of themselves. She has a passion for working with individuals dealing with both mental health and substance use and dependency. She enjoys working with children and adults. She is known to be a down-to-earth, outgoing, reliable, and trustworthy individual. She is an advocate for equality and equity for all vulnerable populations. She serves clients ages 5 and over. She is accepting new family members in office and virtually.

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Sis Alexis "Lex" Hall, LCSWA, TTS

Out-patient Helper and Healer

Helping and Healing Specialties: Mental Health, Yoga, Tobacco Treatment 

 

Lex joins Harmony Health as an Outpatient Therapist And FT Wellness Provider. Alexis Hall graduated from Winthrop University with her Master's of Social Work and is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She received her Bachelor's degree at UNC Chapel Hill in Athletic Training and Psychology. Alexis completed  Child Adolescent and Family Behavioral Health Fellowship through the Foundation for Health Leadership with Harmony Health. She utilizes these skills by serving Adolescent Clients in the HH family. Lex has experience in clinical assessment, individual and group therapy. She is a trained facilitator in The Live Respect Healthy Masculinity Curriculum. She is trained and Certified as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist and offers individual and group treatment for adults and adolescents. She utilizes movement and other holistic healing methods in her therapeutic work with clients. Alexis has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She enjoys time with friends and family, teaching dance and performing in her community. She is accepting family members in office and virtually. for Mental Health services and Individual Tobacco Treatment. Check her out below for more details on what wellness services she offers as part of the HH Wellness Team.

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Sis Mary "ML" Stemkowski, LCSWA

Out- Patient Helper and Healer

Helping and Healing Specialties: Mental Health

ML is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She graduated with her Masters in Social Work from Winthrop University. ML has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience in assessments, intake, case management, individual and family therapy within community and out patient settings. She has experience in Family Centered Treatment. She integrates a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy [DBT] approach incorporating movement, art, breath work, meditation, and mindfulness into her sessions to help connect the mind and body.  Mary is trained in N-O-T, a tobacco cessation curriculum for adolescents and offers virtual groups. She is currently accepting family members virtually ages 10 and up. She is almost done with her 200 hour- Yoga Teacher Training course and is excited to continue her training with a focus on trauma in the body. ML enjoys being out in nature with her dog, yoga, traveling, and making pottery when she is not working. She is accepting family members virtually only.

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Aunty Latonya Stackhouse, LCSWA
Out-Patient Helper and Healer

Helping and Healing Specialties: Mental Health

"Stackhouse" as she prefers to be called, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She gratuated from Johnson C Smith Univerisity with her Master's in Social Work. She enjoys working with teenagers and adults ages 15 and older. Stackhouse uses a solution-focused, strengths-based approach, and believes that all people have the capacity to create and sustain positive change within themselves. She believes compassion,  client-centered, and meeting families where they are is key to a successful therapeutic relationship.  She strives to help families regain a positive quality of life, as well as assist rebuilding piecing to their puzzle. Through assessment, individual and group work, she uses different treatment modalities that are trauma informed and evidenced based. Stackhouse enjoys spending time with family, traveling and reading. She is seeing a limited amount of family members virtually.
 
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Sis Tammie Elliott, LCSWA, LCASA

Out-Patient Helper and Healer

Helping and Healing Specialties: Mental Health, Substance Use

Tammie received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from New Jersey State University, and relocated to North Carolina where she earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Johnson C. Smith University. Tammie was motivated to join the helping and healing profession after watching family and friends struggle with poor mental health and substance dependency as well as addressing her own mental health needs.  Tammie has 9 years of experience in the human service field, providing services to youth and adults in outpatient, inpatient, residential, and hospital settings. Repeatedly Tammie had been recognized for excellence in leading programs, service implementation and supportive counseling. Tammie is also a firm believer of breaking generational curses while providing continued support in communities of color. Tammie  has organized and moderated symposiums that focused on the importance of mental health within African American communities in efforts to end stigma. She enjoys spending time with family, cooking, painting, and attending live music events. She is accepting family members in office and virtually.

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Sis Lisa Mcilwaine, LCMHCA

Out-Patient Helper and Healer

Helping and Healing Specialties: Mental Health

 

 

Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Clinician Associate. She completed her Master's Degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. Lisa  utilizes an integrative practice approach which  supports a tailored therapeutic experience for the individual's needs. Her experience includes Mental Health, Teenage pregnancy, Postpartum Support, Maternal Mental Health, and Case Management in both the school and community settings.. She is a certified SAAF: Strong African American Families and Triple P Parenting Educator. Her clinical experience includes: Assessment, Crisis Intervention, Individual, and Group Therapy. She enjoys serving children and young adults ages 6 and over. Lisa enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering, gardening, traveling, and reading when she is not working.  She is accepting new family members in office and virtually.

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Sis Lusu Ndawillie, LCSWA

Out-Patient Helper and Healer

Helping and Healing Specialties: Mental Health

 

Lusuis a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She received her Masters in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has over 5 years working in social work, case management, child welfare and mental health. She has clinical experience in assessment, individual and family therapy. She is passionate about helping others through their healing journey and enjoys working with individuals and families. Lusus has a strong passion for working with young adults. She serves clients 10 and over. Lusu is known for her calm and relatable persona. She is accepting new family members in office and virtually.

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Sis LaFewanda A. Robbins, BA

Clinical Intern Helper and Healer

Helping and Healing Specialties: Mental Health

Sis Lafe is working on her Master's of Social Work at Walden University. Helping others has always been her passion. She is new to the social work field but has 25 years of experience in healthcare and human service working in different roles. She is excited to join the Harmony Health Family to learn about providing mental health support through our Community Connections Program. Upon graduation, she would like to work with those that experienced human trafficking, trauma, and substance dependency. 

Administrative & Wellness Team
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Aunty Sandra [San] Maldonado, TTS

Wellness and Administrative Director Helper and Healer

Helping and Healing Specialties: Reiki Master and Crystal Healer, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Parenting Specialist

 

Ms. Sandra "San" Maldonado joined Harmony Health as a wellness provider and administrative director. She assists families in ensuring their claims are filed, provides billing support and oversees administrative functions at the house. She is the owner of Crystals and Thingz and shares her passion in the healing arts and partnering in our trauma work offering a holistic experience. She is a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist providing Tobacco Recovery Services in English and Spanish. She is also certified in Triple P Positive Parenting and offers services in English and Spanish.

 

As a Certified Reiki Master and Certified Crystal Healer, she provides unconditional compassion to all who seek it.  She completed her training at The International Center for Reiki Training at the Master Level of Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Ryoho I, II and III degrees.  She has worked in the Energy Work with children, adolescents, and adults.  Ms. Maldonado’s experience in this field includes, but is not limited to working primarily with individuals coping with anxiety, stress, and depression.

Sandra thrives on being a service to others and aiding their journey to inner health and spiritual transformation.  She is dedicated to helping you heal your mind, body and soul utilizing compassionate affirmations, channeling Reiki energy and the healing properties from beautiful crystals. She is accepting family members in office and virtually for wellness services. 

Sis Alexis "Lex" Hall, BS, TTS

Wellness Provider Helper and Healer

Helping and Healing Specialties: Yoga, Dance, Meditation Instructor, Tobacco Treatment and Flexibility Trainer

 

As a Wellness provider, she is a Reiki II practitioner, a 200 hour Certified Yoga Instructor, and Dance Instructor. Alexis has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She offers community tobacco cessation groups for adolescents. She also provides workshops for Meditation, Yoga and Movement for Organizations, Corporations or your Community Group. She is the founder and owner of Move to Heal, LLC, which is a holistic wellness organization that provides chakra guided yoga flows, meditations, and wellness tips for the community.  She is accepting HH Wellness family member in office at this time.

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Uncle Taj Collins

Intake Coordinator, Facilitator

 

Taj Collins serves Harmony Health as our Intake Coordinator. Taj is a proud native of
Buffalo, NY where he and his family relocated to join the Charlotte, NC community to continue serving individuals, children, and families. He is a certified as a Therapeutic Crisis Intervention.
He is a trained facilitator in The Live Respect Healthy Masculinity Curriculum and offers groups for our community. Mr. Collins has over 15 years of experience serving in health care, administration, education, and community-based services.
Taj is a servant-leader who has a special affection for initiating and maintaining harmonious
relationships with people from all walks of life. Taj believes that healthy relationships is one of
the highest forms of currency and healthy relationships begin with healthy people. His goal is to
help others be successful as defined by them. Taj enjoys reading, writing, traveling, listening to
jazz with a hot cup of coffee, occasionally blogging about the “Golden Era of Hip Hop culture/
music, and spending intentional time with his lovely family.

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Marsha Laguerre, MS

Business Manager

 

Mrs. Laguerre has an MBA in Accounting from Rutgers University. She has over 15 years of experience working as an Accountant and Auditor at various accounting firms and in the private industry. Her experience includes internal audit for financial institutions, nonprofit audit and 401k plan audits. She manages general accounting and other business operations for the Harmony Health Family; helping to keep our business practices healthy and compliant. Marsha enjoys traveling to different states and countries; exposing herself to different experiences. Marsha is also an avid reader, who enjoys reading fiction novels.

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