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Our Team

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Dr. Darreon Greer, Sr. Ph.D

Therapeutic Style:

I am a person-centered therapist at my core. I believe it is vital to provide an atmosphere of unconditional positive regard, empathic understanding, and genuineness (authenticity) for each person that I am fortunate to work with. I also believe exercising cultural humility is important in keeping the needs of the person as well as the respect of their psychosocial background at the forefront, to assist them through the process of therapeutic change.

 

Supervision Style: 

I utilize a strengths-based approach to hone in on and refine the holistic development of the evolving supervisee. A healthy equilibrium of support and challenge are key factors that will assist the supervisee in being open to collaboratively discuss their growing edges yet give them the confidence that they are competent in the process of being a social change agent.

 

Professional Interests:

My professional interests include optimal psychosocial well-being of African-Americans; areas/issues related to college students; populations of ethnic origin; at-risk/developmental youth and families; social advocacy and juvenile justice; the promotion and prevention of mental health disparities through interventions aimed at building resilience (GRIT) with ethnic minority youth; Group Processes; Diversity/Cultural Humility Issues.

 

Educational Background:

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science-Kinesiology from Arkansas State University. I earned my master’s degree and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University (TSU), Nashville, TN. Interesting to note, TSU is one of two public Historically Black Colleges and Universities to house an American Psychological Association (APA) program in Counseling Psychology. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Counseling and Wellness Services within the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University.

 

Personal Interests:

My immediate family is my main personal interest. I enjoy simply being in their presence and being an integral part in helping my children flourish. I enjoy reading, catching up with family members, and intentionally emitting positive energy into the world.

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Our Services

• Behavioral Health Treatment

• Mental Health Treatment
• Substance Use Treatment
• Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment
• Case Management
• Prevention Management

• Individual, Group and Family Counseling

• In-Home Counseling
• Telehealth Services

• Behavioral Health Treatment

• Mental Health Treatment
• Substance Use Treatment
• Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment
• Case Management
• Prevention Management

• Individual, Group and Family Counseling

• In-Home Counseling
• Telehealth Services

Our Services

Core Value Statement

Every individual deserves an opportunity to receive comprehensive care to be healthy, happy and whole beginning with our children.

• Comprehensive and Equitable Care

• Respect
• Whole Family Support
• Community
• Collaboration
• Faith

Guiding Principles

Our Partners

• Childcare Centers

• Public Schools
• Charter Schools
• Afterschool Programs
• Detention Centers

Core Value Statement

Every individual deserves an opportunity to receive comprehensive care to be healthy, happy and whole beginning with our children.

To be the leader in high-quality mental, emotional and behavioral healthcare and wellness with a focus on ensuring equitable care in the most under-deserved communities.

Our Vision

Our Mission

To ensure every preschooler and adolescent receives the available resources and services to meet their mental and behavioral health needs.

Our Partners

• Childcare Centers

• Public Schools
• Charter Schools
• Afterschool Programs
• Detention Centers

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Dr. LaShonda Waters

Clinical Psychologist, Post Doctorate

Dr. Waters earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology. She has experience providing therapy and assessment services for individuals of all ages, with a passion for working with children, adolescents, and families.

 

Areas of Focus
ADHD, behavioral issues, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, health psychology, parenting concerns, relationship difficulties, trauma, academic challenges, diversity/multicultural psychology, spirituality, and psychological assessments

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Heather Hughes – Nurse Practitioner

Heather M. Hughes is an advanced practice nurse who is board-certified as a psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner (APRN, PMHNP-BC). She received her master’s degree in nursing from Walden University and her bachelor’s degree from Fortis College of Nursing. She is certified through the American Nursing Credential Center. She has over seventeen years of nursing experience in various medical settings. She has a passion for walking alongside individuals who struggle with mental health disorders.

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Vonciel M. English -  QHMS

Vonciel M. English, best known by her clients as "Coach V," is dedicated to helping individuals find their purpose and supporting them through life's challenges. As an HR professional and owner of Perfect English Development Solutions, Vonciel has over 25 years of experience. She has trained hundreds of employees and currently works with underserved and at-risk populations. Her unique skill set includes nonprofit case management, workforce development, adult education, and life and transition skills coaching. 

 

Through her faith, she overcame mental illness and substance use disorders and is now in the process of completing her Peer Recovery Supporter certification. Vonciel received her M.S. in Human Resource Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, her B.S. in Business Administration from Central State University, and her certification in Mental Health First Aid.

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Shantae Cook – QHMS

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Danielle McKenzie-Young

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Marcedes Powell – QHMS

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Alenia Shemo – QHMS

Alenia is involved as a member of Business Professionals of America, a volunteer/Outreach/Events Haven Behavioral Hospital of Dayton, and is First Aid/CPR Certified 2019. She has been part of Community Outreach through assisting with a community fundraiser for Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She attended Art of Recovery supporting caregivers and patients and served meals and provided support for soup kitchens.

Her interests include reading, photography, music, Community Outreach, and Social Work

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Jessica Mowen- Intake Specialist

I am Jessica Mowen, the Intake Specialist here at Wellness and Resilience Center. My role in the office is to help guide our clients through the intake process, along with scheduling and billing.  I’m always happy and excited to meet our clients and get them connected with the right provider for them. 

 

I’ve lived here in Dayton, Ohio, my entire life and graduated from Wright State University with a bachelor's degree in fine arts. As a mother of three and a firm believer that positive self-care and good mental health is a necessity for a successful and happy life, I’m honored to be a part of the Wellness and Resilience Center family. I’m inspired by the work we do here, uplifting and strengthening our community and its children. 

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