Reignite offers a variety of services including therapy, a 360° weight loss program, career coaching services, and psychological assessments.
Meet The Team
Dr. Laytrayal Simmons
Dr. Simmons is a licensed psychologist and professional counselor with over 15 years of experience in providing therapy to individuals and families. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 2012 from Howard University. She previously earned her Master’s Degree in 2002 from Georgia State University in Professional Counseling.
My practice focuses on adolescents and adults of all ages. I conceptualize issues from a cognitive-behavioral approach, meaning that I will explore together with you the thoughts and feelings related to your behavior patterns and examine the impact of any biological, psychological, and social factors. We will work together to make manageable changes so that you can feel better and move forward to reach your goals. Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to problems, and a reduction in anxiety and stress.
With my background in vocational training and experience interpreting IQ and aptitude tests, I will assess your interests, skills, and personality type. That will help you (1) learn more about your strengths and weaknesses to better articulate them to employers, (2) develop the skills needed for your search, and (3) deal with the stress related to your search or success in the workplace.
Dr. Frances Colon
Dr. Colon is a bilingual clinician (Spanish/English) providing therapy to individuals, families and groups for over ten years. In 2013, she earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. She also has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Houston obtained in 2006 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Loyola University of New Orleans in 2003.
Dr. Colon has practiced with adolescents and adults of all ages. She has successfully worked with families and teenagers, resulting in improved behaviors, academic success and personal/family relationships. She utilizes solution focused approaches while teaching coping skills to manage depression, anxiety, stress, ADHD, anger management and other behavioral concerns. During sessions, she helps individuals identify their strengths which are in turn used to attain goals and improve quality of life and well-being. Dr. Colon is also experienced in conducting psychological assessments and evaluations that can be administered in either English or Spanish.
Robin is completing her doctorate in counseling at George Washington University where she earned her Masters degree and serves as adjunct faculty. She is a nationally certified and licensed graduate professional counselor. After many years of public service, Robin changed careers and pursued her counseling degrees after volunteering with teens who had experienced trauma, grief and loss. She is particularly interested in identity development in teens and young adults seeking to partner with them as they learn to feel worthy, loved and establish a sense of meaning in life. Having worked in schools, clinical settings, and detention facilities, Robin is committed to building trusting, supportive relationships that help each client learn, grow, and feel connected and confident.
Healthy psycho-social, emotional and professional choices depend on good coping skills and an ability to understand and manage feelings and behaviors. Robin believes clients hold the clues and keys to solving their problems and seeks to be a partner in the effort to explore and identify solutions. She has helped clients work through a wide range of concerns including substance use, depression, anxiety, suicidality, trauma, anger, attention deficit and behavior control as well as problems related to divorce and family dysfunction. Relying on evidence based approaches including person-centered, rational-emotive, cognitive, and dialectic behavior practice, Robin also believes that art, music, and play therapy allow clients to understand, communicate and gain a deeper sense of self- awareness and purpose.
Tim van den Broek
Tim van den Broek holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Amsterdam, one of the top ranked universities globally in the field. He is fluent in both English and Dutch. After obtaining his degree he worked in a private clinic providing family counseling and coaching to clients of all age groups. He has many years of experience with individual, group and couples counseling to clients suffering from ADHD, OCD, trauma, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and relationship issues.
My main goal as a counselor is to provide you with the emotional support you need while helping you regain full self-reliance. I will devote time and energy in understanding you in the context of your relationships, your character and the psychological distress you are experiencing. Through a transparent and collaborative approach, I will help you set treatment goals, take the first steps toward change and work towards establishing a long-term improvement of your quality of life.
Natasha Hall-Thompson has acquired a wealth of knowledge working with evidence-based practices, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, and Strengthening Families Parenting Programs. I also have experience working with depression, anxiety, ADHD, attachment, and children who are products of either separation or divorced due to abuse, domestic violence or neglect. I possess effective counseling skills which enable me to provide successful service delivery to individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds.
I believe every individual has the potential to grow, learn and can benefit from the process of self-reflection and examination. While therapy and the process of change can be difficult at times, the benefits are most often worth the effort in the long run and can lead to a fuller and happier life. I can provide you with support, while teaching coping mechanisms to create a healthy balance in your life. I apply a systemic approach when working with couples, families and individuals from childhood, adolescence, and adults, to help you achieve optimal success.
Jess is currently pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology – Northern Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Since receiving her degree, she has worked with a diverse population, to include substance abuse counseling and working with adolescents. She has several years of experience with individuals, group, and couples counseling. Her experience includes running substance abuse process groups, teaching educational classes for driving under the influence, individual counseling for drug therapy, and intensive in-home services for adolescents.
My belief is that therapy must be a collaborative effort where I take the time to learn your emotional needs and where you are receptive to my guidance. Together we can work toward promoting positive life change by creating behavioral patterns that lead to your needs being met. I utilize a multi-faceted approach to therapy (both cognitive behavioral and psycho-dynamic approaches) which allows for exploration of interpersonal relationships, processing of thoughts, and evaluation of behavior. This joint approach encourages self-reflection while allowing for personal growth by helping you engage in proactive behaviors.
Jessica has a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Scranton. She is a bilingual counselor (English/Spanish) with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Her experience involves Play Therapy and Art Therapy techniques to help children suffering from a range of mental health issues including PTSD, anxiety, and low self-esteem.
My main goal as a counselor is to give you the space and support to explore yourself and learn how to cope with life’s challenges. I will be dedicated to meeting you where you are emotionally, and help you gain the power and control for a better quality of life. I have the patience and will take my time to build rapport with you, and work collaboratively to achieve the treatment goals that we set.
Tonya Graham, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
As your coach, I provide you the support and accountability you need to move forward! I am uniquely equipped and called to serve those who are looking to maximize their lives and to operate in their full potential. Coaching can help you gain clarity about the situation at hand and identify specific actions to take to become un-stuck, and to overcome fear that will allow you to step out into uncharted territory. Most importantly, it can help increase your motivation to move forward even if you don’t have all the answers and believe that your options are few. She understands the challenge middle managers and entry level employees face in today’s market. As a result, she can help you to become unstuck in both your professional and personal life.
Tonya’s professional experience includes over 14 years of business experience across 3 industries with a variety of roles in Corporate America including recruiting, compensation, HR project management, claims management which all led to her passion for coaching. She earned her Masters of Human Resource Management degree from Purdue University, and has received coaching training from the CAPP Institute and The Coaching Space.
Latoya Porterfield, ESQ.
If you are confused and discouraged about your career, I can help you find a clear path forward. Together we can discover what you want to do and determine the next steps to get you to your goal. My expertise and passion is helping people figure out what you do best.
As a corporate associate of an international law firm, I have served on the hiring committee and mentored several associates. I also have entrepreneurial experience, where I have hired and trained individuals for my own organization. Through these experiences, I have discovered a talent for helping people with their career direction.
With years of experience practicing in a law firm, I understand the ins and outs of the day-to-day corporate environment. I know the drive and determination success requires. I will help you navigate the roadblocks that get in the way of success and satisfaction. As an entrepreneur, I have first-hand knowledge of the ups and downs of the business world. As your coach, I will use this knowledge to help you accomplish your goals.
Latoya has over eight years of experience practicing law and over 3 years of experience as an entrepreneur. She earned her law degree magna cum laude from West Virginia University College of Law and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.