Meet The Team

Co-Founder

Odile McKenzie, LCSW

I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I’ve been a mental health provider, therapist and advocate for a decade. I specialize in anxiety, depression, self-esteem building,  navigating multiple cultures(race, economic, immigration), work stressors , dating issues, break-ups and life transitions. 

 

Simple Pleasures: Sunshine, Good Book, Good Drama TV/Movie ,

Podcasts, WNYC/NPR & Travel

Not so fun fact: Soca  will get me out of my seat every time

Favorite Quote: ''Our crown has already been bought and paid for. All we have to do is wear it.''- James Baldwin

Co-Founder

Roslyn Guzman, LMSW

I’m a Licensed Master Social Worker. I’ve been a mental health provider for the past 8 years. I utilize a combination of modalities in order to work through Life Transitions, Family Systems, Relationship Issues, Peer Relationships, Immigration, & WorkPlace Stress.

Simple Pleasures: Walks on the beach, Landscape photography, Travel,

Watching sunsets, & Documentaries

Not so fun fact: Laughing is therapeutic. You can catch me on random weekends, laughing until my cheeks hurt , at a comedy club.

Favorite Quote: “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty”.  -Maya Angelou

I’m a Licensed Master Social Worker. I’ve been a mental health provider, therapist and advocate for a decade. I specialize in motivational coaching, grief & loss,

mindful living, Positive Psychology, work stressors, couple’s counseling, and life transitions.

Simple Pleasures: Sunrises & Sunsets, Yoga & Meditation, Music & Dance, Podcasts & Audiobooks, Deep Belly Laughing, Travel & Adventure

Not so fun fact: I happily bust out in song and dance and embarrass who I’m with no matter the location

Co-Founder

Regine Dorismond, LMSW

Favorite Quote: “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” -Frederick Douglass

Psychotherapist

Alessandra Tantawi,LMSW

I am a New York State-Licensed Social worker and trained family and couples therapist from the Ackerman Institute for the Family. I am a strength-based, sex-positive, progressive clinician; it is my intention to support you to see the best version of yourself. I specialize in trauma, chronic PTSD, multi-racial identity affirmation, mood disorders, child and adolescent development, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, anxiety, and mindfulness.

Simple Pleasures: Practicing yoga, long walks, hanging out with my two cats, Cleopatra and Phoebe, cooking delicious nourishing meals, writing poetry, dancing with loved ones & reading anything outside in the sun.

Not so fun fact: I’m a certified yoga instructor (I can do a handstand!) and aspiring doula

Favorite Quote: “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any” - Alice Walker

Psychotherapist

Makeena Rivers,LMSW

I am a New York State Licensed Master Social Worker. I have worked as an advocate for people navigating racism related stress, life transitions, trauma, and interpersonal challenges (including those related to friendships, family, and romantic relationships). I am invested in providing spaces for healing, deepened self-discovery and strengthened self-love. I draw from an array of modalities to create a therapeutic space for growth and affirmation

Simple Pleasures: Long walks to clear my mind, meditation, comedic conversation, talking about all things justice-related, and a good TV series that keeps me engaged.

Not so fun fact: I love getting creative, whether it be painting, writing, or acting/modeling- I'm huge into using my imagination and bringing a vision to life. 

Favorite Quote: "Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root" - Angela Davis

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