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Sherian Waite

Founder/CEO/Clinical Director

Sherian Waite is passionate about the care needed and given to our elderly population.  Sherian Waite embodies excellence in senior mental health and education.  She currently holds a master's degree in social work and a master's degree in Gerontology from Loma Linda University.  Sherian has been a fully licensed clinician for almost 5 years. 

Sherian Waite serves as a leader in the field of Successful Aging and Geriatric Mental Health.  She states, "The most effective way to replicate my passion is to teach!"  Sherian routinely hosts a large group of Social Work Interns with the goal of each year being "finding even one who will decide at the end, that this is the population they want to serve.  There is a great need in this population and not enough of us to meet those needs."  Sherian is affectionately called "The Narrative Therapist", as she has made her own the model of 'being intentional about writing the story of your life.'

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Jasmin Booker

Director Of Operations

Jasmin grew up in Philadelphia with 2 younger sisters and 1 older brother. She possesses diverse experience in management, marketing, and operations management. 

She has always had a heart for helping others. She feels it is her mission in life to help improve the lives of others. With Renewed Jasmin is able to increase awareness regarding the need for emotional support, and break stigma's related to mental health. Together as a community we can be the change needed to make the world a better place.

In her free time Jasmin loves to explore her creative side with arts & crafts, spending time with her family and listening to music. 

Teresa Bettis-Kimbrough

Clinical Therapist

My name is Teresa Lucinda Bettis-Kimbrough and I’m from Fulton, Alabama.

I was born on January 17, 1973.  I’m a 1996 graduate of the University of Alabama, where I received a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice / Political Science. I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling/ Psychology from Troy University in Troy, AL in 2002.

 

I’m currently ABD (All but Dissertation), from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. Upon completing my Ph.D. I will be in Higher Educational Psychology.

 

I am a proud Veteran of the US Army. I’m married with two children. I have been in the field of Mental Health for 18 years. I have worked in several positions to including Therapist, Case management, Social Service Provider, Behavior Specialist, Behavior Coach, Counselor, and Professor. I enjoy traveling, reading, and exercising.

Heather Forward

Clinical Therapist

Heather is a big proponent of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and completed the only CBT specific practicum available in the state of Georgia. While a lover of CBT she also utilizes other modalities to tailor therapy to the needs of her individual patients, ensuring everyone receives the best care possible. Heather holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Georgia and is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). In her free time she enjoys spending time with her dog and drinking the occasional bubble tea.

Dammeon Marshall

Clinical Therapist

Dammeon Marshall is a compassionate social worker with over ten years of experience in a variety of settings and with diverse clients, including both long-term and brief interventions.  He has always expressed a genuine interest in helping people.  Dammeon graduated from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, in 2009, earning a bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Community Partnerships. Upon graduation, he was admitted into Western Kentucky University’s accelerated Master of Social Work program, awarded a full scholarship as a graduate research assistant, and graduated in 2010.  In October 2016, he made a conscious decision to re-enroll in school to complete his Doctor of Social Work at Capella University.  In addition, Dammeon has volunteered with four Big Brothers Big Sisters programs, helped raise his brother and sisters, and developed community resources for several public agencies.  In these programs, he has assisted students with improving their behaviors, grades, and attitudes through positive dialogue that resulted in a greater understanding of their power and self-worth.

In a robust effort to impact lives across the world, he has dedicated his experiences, time, gifts, talents, and, more importantly, his skills to empower others through advocacy and support of health and wellness.  Dammeon provides a conducive setting to invigorate and support individuals and families to overcome life obstacles. 

Valarie McDowell-Gunn

Clinical Therapist

Valarie's education and travels have allowed her to see so many places, she is a hometown girl born and raised in Georgia. She received a Bachelors of Social Work from Jacksonville State University in Alabama. She decided to further her education and obtained a Masters of Social Work from Florida State University in Tallahassee,  Florida.  After several years of working in the field as a Social Worker, she challenged herself by enrolling in Argosy University and in 2014, I earned a Doctorate Degree in Counseling Psychology.  Her career has been focused on working with the geriatric population, mental health and issues surrounding healthcare disparities. Valarie loves traveling, volunteering through her sorority and storytelling. She is grounded in her faith,  family and her role as a helper. The motto she lives by is....This is your one life and it's not a rehearsal.

Hailee Dear

Clinical Therapist

Hailee Dear is a recent Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate from the University of Denver. She loves helping others to reach their goals. Hailee is passionate about empowering others and helping her clients to lead the path of their choice. She has experience working with adult and older adult populations. Hailee uses many different modalities through her work, including Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Theory, and Cognitive Behavioral Theory. In her free time, Hailee likes to bake and spend time with her family.

Novelett Stennett-James

Clinical Therapist

Novelett Stennett-James is currently a doctoral student majoring in Human & Social Services. Her first experience with caring for older adults was providing care for her ill father as a teenager. She learned on her own how to care for him as there was no one to teach her how to. She believes that this one of the proudest moments of her life as a child. It is this experience with her father that led her to develop a love for the older population. Novelett worked with Alzheimer’s disease/Dementia patients for over fourteen years in the capacity of Resident Care Coordinator, medication tech, and as a caregiver- specifically in Long Term Care (LTCF) Facilities that specialize in memory care. Outside of work and school, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, shopping, and playing the guitar. Novelett enjoys working with the older adult population-especially those with Alzheimer’s disease/Dementia. Novelett looks forward to continuing to be a positive influence in this population, as well as being an effective advocate for them. They are her inspiration!

    Tameka Beard

          Clinical Therapist

Tameka Beard Cullars ia a Master's Level Clinical Therapist with a passion for providing the utmost quality of services to individuals and families struggling with mental health and Trauma-related disorders. She holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Troy University. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Paine College. Her previous experience includes working with children, adolescents, young adults, and the elderly in the outpatient and community-based setting in the treatment of anger, ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety, and medical-related stress.

     Tameka has an empathic, fun-loving, and genuine ability to connect with clients which allows her to work effectively with various clients. She has been utilizing skills from treatment modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Holistic Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Talk Therapy. She specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem challenges, stress/emotional disorders, health-related stress, and life adjustment challenges.

     Tameka strongly believes in the Holistic approach to therapy to provide the support that looks at the whole person, not just their mental health needs.

     In her personal time, Tameka enjoys spending quality time with her family, laughing, shopping, reading, taking walks, listening to music, gardening, and educating youth on the importance of Financial Literacy and Wealth Building.