About Us

Dr. Jasmine H. Winbush

I am a relational psychotherapist, which means that I believe relationships (with family, friends, coworkers, higher powers, our relationship with our self, etc.) often play a role in our suffering and, yet, also play a crucial role in our healing. Relatedly, the relationship between the therapist and client is of utmost importance and requires trust and authenticity for both parties involved.  I use a variety of individualized, eclectic approaches to help each person meet their goals and needs. My therapeutic style is warm, direct, empowering, and collaborative.

I am a highly skilled Licensed Clinical Psychologist with generalist training with adult populations. I have specialty training and experience in multicultural psychology. This means that I often work with individuals who have felt “othered” in some way and/or hold identities that have been historically marginalized (women, individuals who are gender non-conforming/don’t identify within gender binaries, racial/ethnic minorities, LGBTQIA+, religious/spiritual minorities, etc.).

Below are areas where I have specialty training:

  • Women’s Issues
  • Trauma and Recovery (childhood abuse and trauma, sexual assault, domestic violence, race and gender-based violence, spiritual abuse, etc.)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Identity Concerns
  • Relationship Problems
  • Life Transitions/Changes
  • Sexual Concerns
  • Maternity (pregnancy, postpartum, pregnancy/infant loss, difficulties conceiving)
  • Young Adults (18-40)

Degrees

Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) – Roosevelt University
Masters of Clinical Psychology (MS)  – Loyola University Maryland
Bachelors in Psychology and Latin American Studies (BS)- Miami University

Training

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Private Practice (Atlanta)
  • APA Internship – Emory University (Atlanta)
    • Provided individual therapy, group therapy, outreach, consultation for Emory University Counseling Center
  • Externship – Edwards Hines Jr, VA Hospital (Chicago)
    • Provided trauma-informed individual therapy, group therapy, and assessments for adults
  • Externship – Private Practice (Chicago)
    • Provided individual therapy, group therapy, and assessment for individuals identifying as LGBTQIA+
  • Externship – Care Clinic (Baltimore)
    • Provided trauma-focused assessment and therapy to survivors of sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, and/or exposure to intimate partner violence and their non-offending family members.

Dr. Whitney A. Bowles

As a therapist, I strive to work authentically and collaboratively with clients to cultivate a space where clients can freely explore their thoughts, feelings, and relationships. As someone who believes that as humans we are wired for connection, my approach to therapy is rooted in relational-cultural and strengths-based approaches that are framed within a multicultural context. My goal is to help clients strengthen their connections to themselves, others, and the world. In order to improve connections and overall wellness, I draw from a variety of interventions that are then catered to the client’s unique journey. I tend to draw from interpersonal therapy, attachment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy all while acknowledging that the client is their expert of their lived experiences. 

Below are the areas where I have specialty training:

  • Anxiety & Depression, particular interest in postpartum depression and anxiety 
  • Body & Sex Positivity
  • Maternal Mental Health
    • Perinatal Mood Disorders (Postpartum Support International Certificate)
    • Michigan Model DBT for Pregnancy & Postpartum
    • Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) Grief and Loss Certificate 
    • Strong Roots (Mom Power) Certificate
  • Life Transitions/Adjustments (professional, academic, parenthood, loss)
  • Relationship Problems
  • Identity Exploration & Social Justice
  • Coping Skills
  • Spirituality
  • Perfectionism
  • Communication & Social Skills
  • Trauma (pregnancy/birthing-related complications, childhood/adolescent/young adult trauma, sexual abuse)

Degrees:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology (PhD) – University of Texas at Austin
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MA) – University of Missouri 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Honors (BA) – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Training:

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Emory University Counseling and Psychological Services (Atlanta, GA)
  • APA Doctoral Internship, Emory University Counseling and Psychological Services (Atlanta, GA)
  • Practicum Student, Dell Children’s Circle of Care Pediatrics (Round Rock, TX)
  • Practicum Student, Capital Area Counseling (Austin, TX)
  • Practicum Student, Texas State University Counseling Center (San Marcos, TX)
  • Practicum Student, University of Missouri Counseling Center (Columbia, MO)

Helen Z. Fessahaye, LMSW

As a therapist I consider myself to value being warm, reflective, and empowering. From the moment we begin talking with one another, I hope to foster an environment where you feel accepted for who you truly are. Life is hard, and beginning therapy can be part of that “hard” however, you and I can and will work together to hold that balance of what is hard but necessary. In my practice, I pay close attention to and often refer back to the intersection of our different identities and how that impacts the way that we see the world and the way that the world sees us. I recognize and honor the importance of relationships in our lives as well as the ways in which the most significant relationships can also be the most difficult for us to navigate.

I embrace an eclectic approach to therapy and tailor our work together to your needs and experiences, you truly are the expert and I am here to help you on your journey. I often pull from cognitive behavioral therapy, with a trauma informed lens, dialectical behavioral therapy, multicultural therapy, and ground myself in Black feminist thought. I have experience and a passion for working with immigrants, children of immigrants, Black/African American people, and first-generation college students. I hope to help clients feel seen, heard, and valued in the therapeutic space. 

Below are the areas where I have specialty training:

  • Trauma informed therapy
  • Stress
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Identity
  • Immigrant related stress
  • Relationships
  • Difficult Family dynamics
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Training:

  • Post-MSW Fellowship, Emory University Counseling and Psychological Services

Degrees:

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) – Florida State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Minor in African American studies – University of Florida

Licensure:

  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Melissa Hunt, LMSW

As a compassionate and dedicated therapist, I am committed to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive environment for individuals seeking personal growth and emotional healing. My therapeutic approach is integrative, drawing from various models to tailor the approach to the unique needs and goals of each client.  I deeply value intersectionality and recognize the impact of multiple identities on a person’s well-being. By considering how race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and other social factors intersect, I strive to provide culturally sensitive and reflective therapy. I have special interest and training in working with LGBTQIA+ and queer-identified individuals. 

My professional journey has been shaped by my experiences working in the fields of international development, adoption, foster care, and refugee services. The decision to work on your mental health is a radical act of self-care and I am honored to walk with people on that journey. The therapeutic process is collaborative and my goal is to work as a team to help empower clients tap into their own healing power.

Below are the areas where I have speciality training:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting
  • Depression
  • Relationship concerns
  • Communication Skills
  • Life transitions
  • Managing difficult family dynamics

Degrees: 

  • Master of Social Welfare (MSW) – University of California, Los Angeles 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Minor in African Studies 

Licensure: 

  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) 

Nisha Gupta, PhD

I find sacred purpose in helping clients navigate the complexity of human relationships in all their suffering, beauty, and diversity. This includes the relationship to our self, which has often been wounded by other significant relationships-with family, partners, friends, colleagues, faith, and society at large. Since depression, anxiety, and PTSD often have roots in relationship distress, my work supports you in healing relational wounds, easing emotional pain, and repairing trust in your self’s inner wisdom to create a dynamic, loving life that aligns with your truth.

My therapeutic style is compassionate, creative, and trauma-informed. I blend psychodynamic, relational-cultural, mindfulness, internal family systems, and liberation psychology approaches to help clients grappling with various challenges, including self-esteem concerns, childhood and relational traumas, intimacy and attachment issues, sexuality and spirituality concerns, painful life transitions, grief and loss, and shame caused by social norms and oppression. I have expertise doing individual and couples therapy with diverse communities and intersectional identities, including women of color, LGBTQ+/queer clients, and people in non-traditional/ENM relationships. If you seek a nonjudgmental, culturally-sensitive therapist to help you gain insight, relief, and self-trust on your healing journey, I would be honored to work with you. 

Below are areas where I have specialty training:

  • Self-esteem concerns
  • Intimacy and attachment issues
  • Trauma (i.e childhood, relational, sexual, intergenerational, and societal traumas)
  • Relationship challenges (including non-traditional/ENM relationships) 
  • Sexuality 
  • Spirituality 
  • Minority stress among people with oppressed/marginalized identities
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss 
  • Life transitions

Degrees:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (PhD) – Duquesne University
  • Master of Arts in Counseling for Mental health and Wellness (MA) – New York University 
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Communications (B.S.) – New York University

Training:

  • APA Doctoral Internship, American University Counseling Center (Washington, D.C.)
  • Externship, Duquesne Psychology Clinic (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Externship, Persad LGBTQ Mental Health Center (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Externship, Chatham University Counseling Center (Pittsburgh, PA)