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Meet the staff that make up Trust2Change. Get to know a little about them and schedule a consultation today!

Clinical Psychotherapist

Shakenya Burch-Oliver, Ed.S LPC, NCC, CPCS, ACS
Owner/Therapist (GA, SC, MO)

I am originally from Birmingham, AL. In my free time I enjoy exploring the city with my friends and family. I love reading a good inspirational or romance novel. I am a devoted podcast listener and foodie. Mental health has been my passion since 2011 and I love that I get to help others manifest the life that they have always dreamed of. I am passionate about helping those who struggle with relational trauma. We are relational creatures who desire connection. I use attachment and narrative therapy to help clients understand their relational history and feel more equipped to navigate future relationships. My primary focus is young minority professionals between the ages of 25-45 years old. I have watched people come into my office broken, lost, and hopeless and leave rejuvenated and thriving. My therapy style is very intentional and personal. If you're ready to do the work, then I'm ready to assist you. I offer a somatic look into healing that incorporates the mind and body. 

 

 

**Not Currently Accepting New Clients**

Insurance: United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, Humana BCBS, Amerigroup, Caresource, Tricare, Self Pay- $125 

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Tasha Fortenberry, LCSW
Therapist (GA)

Hello, I am Tasha, a California native who has traversed back through the southern states of Louisiana and Georgia where I have gained purpose and humbled development of character. With over 20 years of experience in the profession of Social Work, my first job as a Head Start Social Worker helped to lay the foundation in understanding early childhood development and family systems of care. Over the course of my career I have worked with populations from children, adolescents, adults, grandparents, parents, couples and kinship care relatives who all seek to achieve their greatest potentials - whether for their individual needs or for the needs of the family. My therapeutic approaches to therapy include system theories, psychodynamic, family theories, motivational theories, and CBT. I also believe in the use of Spiritual Social Work to explore how one's spiritual beliefs influence thoughts, beliefs and habits that are outside of the normative religious/spiritual belief system(s). With an undergraduate degree in Sociology, I also take into consideration about culture and its influence on how it shapes thoughts, behaviors, relationships and social interactions. Cultural Sensitivity and Cultural Humility are the hallmarks that I use to navigate my profession in building rapport with clients who are of similar and/or different backgrounds where I always ask for permission to explore the connections to the progress and/or barriers towards their ability to self-actualize their greatest potential. My assessment practices entails the use of: Intergenerational Transmission of values, morals, beliefs; Intergenerational Trauma; African American Family dynamics and parenting styles; Family; Gender Hierarchies; Intimacy standards; practices; Parenting Styles; Systemic supports (i.e. family, communal, educational, peer/friendship/acquaintances); and general biopsycho-spiritual assessments to help tailor a person- centered treatment plan. The integration of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in the therapeutic process is also one of the motivational theories that I like to use as a reference. I believe that some of the ways to create a harmonious therapeutic relationship is to always acknowledge when some content may be difficult, uncomfortable, easy, or realistic. Respect, empathy, compassion, integrity, optimism, humor and honesty are a few of the traits that many of my clients express appreciation for in my therapeutic delivery of services. I support the free-will of my clients in the monitoring of psychotropic medicines, legal homeopathic medicines and/or specialized dietary habits that will enhance their holistic level of functioning.

Insurance: Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Amerigroup, Caresource, United Healthcare, Tricare Self Pay- $120

Jaclyn Tenorio, LMHC, LPC
Therapist (GA, FL.)

Hi, I'm Jacky! I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. My favorite things to do always have to do with the outdoors; hiking, swimming, running, and I'm looking to add camping to that list here in Georgia! I am a Dog Person, a Christian, and a Vegan (yes, you can be all of those things - haha). I first learned about mental health and psychology when I went through my own personal trauma as a teenager. Finding therapy a huge relief from the stresses of my adolescent life, I felt like I had finally found my true calling. Since then, I've worked hard to create a career around helping others find that same acceptance and peace that I felt when I finally felt understood by someone; my therapist. My approach will always be at your pace, in your time, and with your goals in mind. I am ready to support you as you learn about yourself, be there with you as you feel your feelings, and help you find your way to yourself again.

IG: @Urlatinxtherapist

Insurance: United Healthcare, Humana Self Pay- $120

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Dr. Patricia Maul-Jones, LPC
Therapist (GA, CA)

Loving life and living out loud is what I ascribe to do. I was born in St. Louis, MO but spent most of my adult life in the San Francisco, Bay Area of California. In my free time I enjoy dancing and acting and I am usually performing with a dance group or in a play at any given time.  I also love to travel and I have touched 6 of the 7 continents including living in Liberia, West Africa for 4 ½ years.  Needless to say, I have seen a lot and experienced a lot and I bring that wealth of wisdom into my therapy of empowerment.  I am also an open-minded believer in God with a heavy background in Biblical studies. I have a way of transforming your difficult/complex situations into simple, resolvable solutions.  I am a calm, loving, funny, insightful therapist.  Our sessions will feel like a warm embrace that will leave both of us feeling reformed, inspired and enlighten. 

Insurance: United Healthcare, Aetna, BCBS, Humana Self Pay- $120

Kares Clarke, LMSW
Therapist/Clinical Team Lead (GA)

Hello, I’m Kares. I’m originally from Dayton, OH. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Cincinnati and a Masters of Social Work (mental health clinical track) from Kennesaw State University. In my spare time, I love to travel, try DIY home projects, and read. I specialize in depression, anxiety, fears around abandonment or attachment troubles. My therapeutic style is integrated and wholistic. While I am an eclectic style therapist (which I tailor based on the client’s needs), I lean towards a humanistic behavioral approach. I believe that behavior is something that was learned over time that can also be unlearned. This could be explored through attachment -informed psychotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and more. I believe that people have the power to heal, the power to change, and the power to create a happy life. I strive to create a safe environment where the client feels secure exploring their thoughts and feelings.

IG: @Emotionalsafetyandhealing

Insurance: Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Amerigroup, Caresource, Tricare, Self Pay: $100

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Raven Thompson, LMSW
Therapist (GA)

Hey there, I’m Raven! I am one of the six people born and raised in the metro Atlanta area. I am a black queer southern woman. I enjoy spending time with my family, partner, and friends. I love nature, books, and rest. I have been a social worker since 2019 and my love for the field continues to grow. I transitioned from education into social work when I discovered that I loved talking (during class time) with my students about what was going on in their lives both inside and outside of school. I realized at the time that this was my passion - being a safe space for people to discuss their frustrations, joys, and everything in between in a judgment free and empathetic space. I have been doing just that ever since. In my work, I am diligent about meeting clients where they are and allowing them to create space for themselves while using me as a guide. It is my goal as a therapist to lead you back to yourself and help you to become in tune with yourself, your needs, and your desires. I want to help you reach your goals while helping you to honor your most authentic self, in your truth - as you see fit. My approach puts you in charge of your own growth and pace. When it comes to therapy with me, I use an integrated approach because humans are naturally ever changing and may need different things at different points in their care. I love this work and creating space for people - and in turn teaching people to create space for themselves. I hope that you will allow me to walk alongside you to help you identify and implement tools to help you begin to build the life that you deem worthy of living.

Insurance: Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Amerigroup, Caresource, Tricare Self Pay: $100

Sterling James
Therapist (GA)

I was born and raised in the small beach town of Mathews, Virginia I attended Marshall University where I received dual-degrees including a B.A. in Psychology & a B.A. in Journalism. I also developed an interest for hiking and continue to hike various mountain ranges when the seasons arrive. I am currently getting my masters in clinical mental health counseling. I started working in the field as a psychometrician administering psychological testing to young adults. That work further fueled my passion for working with youth and young adults, particularly children of color. My main interest in the counseling field includes: working with young adults with mental health and developmental disorders, assisting sexual minority youth, and working with ethnically minority youth. I am passionate about helping youth and young adults navigate life’s challenges, including grief and anger management. 

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Insurance: Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Amerigroup, Caresource, Tricare Self Pay: $100

Clinical Interns 

Siva Lan Chen
Clinical Intern (GA)

Hello there, I am Siva. I came from a cozy little town near Wuhan, China where summers are scorching, street food is an absolute delight, and people are refreshingly straightforward. I love food, hiking and nature! For many years, I have been immersed in the worlds of management consulting and human resources, traveling across the world to meet with interesting people from diverse background. Gradually I started to uncover my true passion for mental health counseling, where I get to engage in meaningful one-on-one encounters that paint life with vibrant colors. I firmly believe that therapy is a profound meeting of souls, a space where healing, growth, and flourishing are possible. My
mission is to help individuals unearth their inner strength and resilience. By fostering genuine self-love and self-compassion, we can heal the wounds of the past and rewrite the stories of our lives. My approach is grounded in empathy and informed by emotional focused therapy and trauma-sensitive approach. I support clients in healing attachment wounds and embarking on a fresh journey in life. My clients come from diverse
backgrounds, ranging from high-functioning individuals to underserved communities. I am particularly committed to assisting ethnic minority populations, women who face gender bias, and individuals from immigrant families. I am now getting my masters degree in mental health counseling at Northwestern University, and I offer services at no-low cost. Join me on this journey of self-discovery and growth and contact me for a free phone consultation!

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Krystal Blount
Clinical Intern (GA)

Hello! My name is Krystal Blount, and I am excited about the opportunity to work as a clinical intern alongside passionate staff at Trust2Change. I am an Oklahoma native raised in a small community that took pride in sports and the outdoors. Since moving to Metro Atlanta, I have found much joy in being connected to my culture and the diverse communities that help make Atlanta feel like home. I enjoy traveling to new places and trying new restaurants. I also enjoy meeting new people, exercising, and serving the community. I am a wife and a mother of two beautiful children who keep me busy. I spend most of my time attending family and friend functions, shopping, and learning new beauty techniques and styles. I knew at an early age that I was passionate about helping others, and my heart kept me in the social services field since receiving my B.A. in Sociology nearly a decade ago. I truly enjoy empowering those that I serve through mental wellness, and look forward to growing in the mental health profession as I work towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Administrative Staff

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Raichelle Durham 
Intake and Billing Specialist

I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. I am still located in Charlotte, NC. I attended Stanly Community College and obtained my Medical Billing and Coding certificate in 2018. I love food, traveling, quality time with friends and family, and exploring new things. For most, I am the first point of contact and I strive to give clients the best experience possible.

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