Our Founder: Shanet Dennis, LMFT
My interest in Marriage and Family Therapy stems from a desire to fill a gap that was present in my own community. Having had experiences where an unbiased sounding board could have been pivotal in navigating unstable relationships, I set a path that allowed me to be the change I wanted to see. The general philosophy that anchors my practice is “building healthy relationships one story at a time.” This includes the relationship with oneself. There is no one fits all solution to a problem or one way of getting to a place of feeling well. With this in mind, I aim to listen, learn, validate, and advocate for what “works” for my clients.
In a session, you will discover a therapeutic style that involves an integrated approach using Emotion-Focused, Solution-Focused, and Narrative techniques. Mindfulness is also actively incorporated into my practice. I have experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Strategic Therapies as well.
I have a passion for storytelling/sharing and using stories as a vehicle to highlight client's strengths, motivations, resilience, hope, and untapped desires. I’m glad you found me...let’s talk!
April Gibson, LMFT
I’ve always envisioned pursuing a career that would make a difference. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I genuinely care for my clients and work diligently to help them manage symptoms, cope with challenges, identify tools they can use immediately, and ultimately find the answers they seek.
My philosophy is that Individuals already have the skills to create change in their lives, and at times need help to identify and develop those skills. In the session, I encourage clients to develop a vision of their desired future and offer support as they determine what’s needed to achieve that vision successfully.
My therapeutic style is non-judgmental, collaborative, and compassionate. It encompasses a combination of Mindfulness, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Specific areas of experience include interpersonal and problematic relationships, family conflict, parent-child conflict, depression, anxiety/panic disorders, mood disorders, substance dependence/substance abuse, trauma, life transitions, and grief/loss issues.
As your therapist, I am dedicated to your well-being and willing to go above and beyond to meet your needs.
Tanisha Jarmon-Flores, LMFT, APCC, CAMC
We can’t stop life from happening, but we can learn the tools to manage our day to day and cope with things outside of our control. I became a Marriage and Family Therapist because I wanted to help others understand what drives their responses, learn to change unhealthy thought processes, and move forward mentally and emotionally.
I’m passionate about working with teenagers and young adults because I want to help them find the voice that society and old-world values took away. I also have a strong desire to help keep families together by encouraging their understanding of how the entire family system is impacted by mental illness. When people address and move past traumas, they have a chance of developing their options and creating their narrative for their lives.
My approach to therapy is to provide a safe place to allow clients to explore. Using Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy allows me to meet clients where they are and work together to move past areas where they feel stuck.
Fatima Santana, LMSW
In order to be our better selves we sometimes need self-reflection, self- love, and to examine ourselves more deeply. I believe everyone deserves to flourish and I know everyone can. Sometimes we need a little help getting there.
If we can first find the grace to ask for that assistance we can discover what it is that we want and need, then we can find our way forward.
By utilizing a strengths-based approach employing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, I can help you go from what’s wrong to what’s strong.
My journey to helping others started in early adulthood upon reflecting deeply on my own upbringing. As a child I was fortunate to be aided with the support needed to accomplish my goals. I now strive to be that support for children and adults who desire the collaborative guidance to do the same.
Trevise Higgins, MFT Intern
As a Marriage and Family Therapy intern, my natural inclination to consider and understand the many variables that make a person who they are is my biggest tool in session.
We all want to be heard, seen, and have our personal context understood. I attempt to do just that by employing Narrative Theory to understand who my client is, and how they see themselves and others in their world. From that vantage point, we will work together towards empowerment, considering new possibilities, and acting on them.
I believe in change, I believe in my client's ability to accomplish their goals. I believe it’s never too late to change the plot of the story. My hope is that clients will believe this for themselves.
Let's gain clarity by taking stock of where we are, where we want to go, and how to get there. A new chapter is absolutely possible, one small task at a time!