Meet The Team
We envision a world where many are confidently and freely walking in their divine destiny; being who God has purposed them to be. Driven by our purpose and passion we aim to inspire others to live in mental wellness, joy and peace.
Our mission is to confront the broken places in the lives of those who are in mental bondage, with truth & power. This is through uplifting and inspiring others through Christ by our Godly wisdom and clinical knowledge. We allow ourselves to be used as vessels of Christ to help others live in mental wellness. Allowing them to get their body, soul and spirit in divine alignment with God's promise for their life; which is healing, joy and peace.
Chief Executive Officer
Meet Mrs. Whitney Smith-Johnson our Chief Executive Officer, who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She oversees the administration and clinical services of the agency. All referrals and clinical assessments are overseen, and mostly conducted by Whitney, before client is connected to the best fit therapist. She's an author, life coach, therapist and philanthropist. She is an alumni of Elizabeth City State University and University of New England (MSW), where she studied social work with a concentration in administration and community development. She has a community development and administrative policies educational background and 6 years & more of post graduate work experience as a therapist. Presently, she's a graduate student at Regent University's Law School, where she pursues her Master in Law, with a concentration in business law degree. Whitney specializes in generalized anxiety, bipolar disorders, borderline personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, substance abuse, marital counseling and trauma.
Not Accepting New Clients
Availability 10a-1:30p only
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Cameo Faulkner, MSW, LMSW
SUPERVISEE OF CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK
Mrs. Faulkner is the Lead Therapist at Release it Counseling. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Family & Child Development from Virginia Tech in 1997 and Master of Social Work Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1999. She's an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University for the Social Work program. Currently as a Resident in Social Work at Release it Counseling she is eager to make an impact in the lives of other as a therapist. With a wide range of professional experience and training, it's her objective to meet others where they are, but not leave them there! Her passion is assisting women who may be enduring relationship transitioning from being married to single, or who may be married and battling with finding themselves outside of being a mother, wife etc. Her goal is to help support, uplift & understand others, while helping them to overcome trauma, stagnation, abuse and more. She believes that no one has to endure challenging circumstances alone. Therefore she tries sprinkling joy in every single day when she encounters others!
Specialties: Divorce, Anxiety, Self-esteem, depression, relationship issues, women's issues, family issues, school & college related issues and domestic violence.
Therapeutic Style: Helping you to get to the find some resolve to the current issue you are facing, so that you may efficiently begin to pull up the root of it. She's solutions focused and enjoys motivating her clients to achieve the greatest out of therapy. She often integrates life coaching along with other effective treatment modalities such as Religious CBT.
Accepting New Clients
Available Days & Evenings only
Treasure Wynder, MSW, LMSW
SUPERVISEE OF CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK
Ms. Treasure Wynder is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the Hampton Roads area. She received her Master of Social Work from Howard University located in the District of Columbia. She has a strong passion for helping my clients uncover and eliminate any unhelpful thought patterns that have been hindering them from having a fulfilled, positive and productive life. She's aware of life's struggles, especially when it's full of traumatic events and life transitions. Her view for therapy is "Therapy is a road trip, where you are the driver, and I am the passenger riding along to keep you company." As a therapist she views her role as the passenger and one who assist others to reach their destination. Treasure's awareness of therapy not always being an easy trip, is what allows her to be empathetic to her client's needs. Her motto is "Long as you are willing to keep putting forth the effort to reach your destination, I'll be there to support!"
Specialties: Women's issues, relationship issues. adjustment/transition issues. anxiety. stress management. and grief and loss.
Therapeutic style: Being a roadmap to help others reach their destiny when they may feel lost, confused or unmotivated. Therapy with Treasure may look like you on a roadtrip with friends and each of them are in charge of something different. Each friend is in charge of the directions, someone is responsible for the music while traveling to make sure you do not fall asleep behind the wheel. You may see Treasure as all of those individuals put into one person. It's Treasure's main goal is to support and guide others to their destination. there to support.
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
Offers Telehealth & Face to Face
Available, Afternoons, & SOME Saturday mornings
HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR
Meet our HR Director Mrs. Zandra Ruffin. Mrs. Ruffin has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare field with more than 10 years in healthcare management. She has led major corporations of nursing facilities and home health facilities in healthcare management. She was able to climb the corporate ladder of success, and her motto is "always remain teachable." Mrs. Ruffin believes in hard work, but also understands the importance of family work life balance. As the HR Director she aspires to assist the staff in further advancing their career while being successful at RIC. She enjoys home interior decorating, shopping and spending time with her grandchildren!
We are seeking team members to further the advancement of this organization. If you're interested in joining please visit the link below.