About Us

Reignite offers a variety of services including therapy, a 360° weight loss program, career coaching services, and psychological assessments.

 

Meet The Team

Our Therapists

Dr. Laytrayal Simmons

Dr. Simmons is a licensed psychologist and professional counselor with over 18 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, Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Colon is a bilingual clinician (Spanish/English) providing therapy to individuals, families, couples, 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 has a master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Houston obtained in 2006.

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, Dr. Colon focuses on establishing rapport, helping individuals identify their strengths, which are in turn used to attain goals and improve quality of life and overall well-being.  Dr. Colon is also highly experienced in conducting psychological assessments and evaluations that can be administered in either English or Spanish. 

 

 

 

Dr. O’Shan D. Gadsden, Training Director

Dr. Gadsden is a licensed psychology associate and a culturally competent insight-oriented psychotherapist with over 17 years of experience in providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families. He earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 2012 from Howard University. He previously earned his master’s degree in 2005 from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Gadsden is currently a psychoanalytic candidate at the Object Relations Institute.

His practice focuses on males, adults, families, and adolescents. His work with clients is centered on understanding how unresolved issues impede a deep knowing of the self and authentic living. His diverse career and training include over 15 years in academia, teaching and training both master’s level and doctoral level students, and conducting research and producing scholarship focused on masculinity and emotional intimacy. Dr. Gadsden is committed to assisting the awakening of the sleeping phoenix within you!

Domonique Malloy

Domonique Malloy has over 8 years of experience providing therapy to individuals and families.  She earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2013 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2009 from Bowie State University. Currently, she is a Licensed Psychology Associate (LPA), National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Domonique is in the process of getting her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Domonique has helped individuals with an array of disorders, which include depression, mood disorders, substance abuse, PTSD, grief and loss, ADHD, anxiety, family or marital discord and anger management.  Her goal is to assist individuals, couples, and families in working through challenges that prevent them from living their best lives.  She will assist you in gaining the tools to maintain a successful and productive life through support, education, and a non-judgmental environment, which is essential to a successful transformation. 

David Romanelli, LPC

David is a Nationally Certified (NCC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC.) He holds a master’s degree in Education in Counseling from the University of Maryland – College Park and has completed post-masters work at George Washington University. David has ten years of counseling experience in multiple behavioral health settings with a variety of populations including children, adolescents, and adults and has worked in school, community-based, and private practice sectors. His approach is trauma-informed and person-centered. David’s focus is on working collaboratively with clients of all ages toward empowerment and growth.

 “I have assisted clients with numerous issues, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, goal-setting, attention and concentration, life transitions, and grief and loss. While using a combination of acceptance-based and cognitive-behavioral approaches, I assist clients in learning new skills to reduce symptoms and develop healthy relationships, while working towards living a happy and satisfied life.

I am dedicated to helping my clients achieve their goals while creating an atmosphere that promotes healthy growth and development. My main task as a therapist is to ensure that clients have the space to feel safe, secure, and heard. I believe that everyone can find the path to a better self, and I am here to navigate that path with you.”

 

Lauren Zazzarino

Lauren Zazzarino is a licensed graduate professional counselor and nationally certified counselor She graduated with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Lauren has worked with clients of various ages, genders, and backgrounds in the community mental health setting. She has helped clients with issues such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and substance abuse through the utilization of evidence-based techniques such as CBT and DBT. In addition to evidence-based techniques, Lauren believes in using a phenomenological approach, one that acknowledges clients are the experts on their own lives, to create a safe space that fosters growth and empathy for all.

Micki Duran

Micki is a Nationally Certified (NCC) and Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC).She graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University with a Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling.She has a Bachelor of Arts in Critical Gender Studies from University of California at San Diego.

Micki has experience working with adults of various experiences and identities who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, substance use, family conflict, and stressors from racial, ethnic, sexuality, ability, or gender identities. She has worked in group practices and private hospital environments. Micki practices primarily from a psychodynamic orientation with a multicultural lens.

“I strive to provide therapy from a non-assuming, non-judgmental position and believe it is important to create an identity-affirming, anti-oppressive environment. I enjoy helping clients achieve their goals through developing strategies to manage stressors, identifying where change may be possible, and facilitating insight. Every single person is infinitely interesting, and I hope that clients learn to become as curious of themselves as I am of them.” 

Serena Bradshaw

Serena Bradshaw is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Howard University.  She received her bachelor’s degree, with a major in Psychology, from Florida State University. 

Serena has experience working with children, adolescents, and an adult population.  Her primary experience includes social, emotional, and behavioral issues; everyday stressors from school and work; and interpersonal relationships.  Serena practices primarily from a psychodynamic orientation.

My objective is to assist each individual in becoming the best version of themselves through stressor identification, realistic goal setting, and solution discovery.  I strive to assist in creating a safe environment that allows the client to actively collaborate with me to best serve the interests and needs of their sessions.

 

Mari Kippins-Graham

Mari earned her master’s degree in clinical psychology in 2021 and is currently pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC.

She has provided intervention and therapeutic guidance to adolescents and adults using techniques that include coping strategies, validation, and empathy.  She has successful worked with individuals adjusting to adversity and those who have experienced trauma.

I believe that mental well-being requires a holistic approach which includes our thoughts, emotions, physical well-being, and spirituality. My goal is to foster recovery and growth for individuals as they maneuver through difficult experiences.  In addition, we will use utilize the therapeutic process as a compass to navigate life’s challenges. 

S. Yvette Leftwich

S. Yvette is currently pursuing her master’s degree is Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Fayetteville State University.

 S. Yvette has trained and acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience in Solution Focused Brief therapy.She has experience working with a variety of clients including veterans and court-ordered individuals.She has worked in settings to include community health and education.S. Yvette has worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults, and families creating and developing treatment plans that helped the clients reach their goals.

 My goal is to offer guidance to individuals, couples and families who may be facing issues which affect their mental health and overall well-being.It is my hope to assist individual’s in the improvement of their lives through increasing their skills and creating goals that will guide them to where they want to be in life.Also, I hope to provide guidance and the necessary tools to assist with the development of healthy families as well as aiding children into becoming well-rounded adults.

 

 

Our Coaches

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.