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 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. 

Dr. Robin Cleveland 

Dr. Cleveland received 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.

Benjamin Bazzi

Benjamin, a Michigan native, attended Wayne State University, majoring in psychology, and is currently pursuing his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Howard University. Benjamin has worked extensively with children, adolescents and their families in order to improve behaviors and relationships at school and in the home. Benjamin has experience working with a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and stress. 

 

My diverse career and training have increased my commitment to fostering a safe and supportive environment in which you can express the unique aspects of yourself. My objective is to assist you in identifying and clarifying your goals to help reduce the stressors you may be experiencing in your life. Through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, I help facilitate and support your personal growth and development.

 

David Romanelli

David Romanelli is a nationally certified and licensed graduate professional counselor. He earned a masters degree in education in counseling from the University of Maryland College Park and has a post-masters degree in counseling from The George Washington University. After earning his masters degree, David worked as a counselor for high school and college students in the D.C. and Maryland area.

I have helped people with numerous issues, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and goal-setting. I also have training in grief counseling. I will be dedicated to helping you achieve your goals while creating an atmosphere that promotes healthy growth and development. My main task as a counselor is to make sure that you 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 help walking along that path with you.

Josh Perry

Josh Perry is a nationally certified counselor and a licensed graduate professional counselor. He earned a Master’s degree in Education and Human Development with a specialty focus in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The George Washington University. While earning his master’s degree, Josh interned with the YMCA Youth and Family Services in Silver Spring, Maryland, specifically focusing on children, adolescents, and families. 

I have assisted clients with numerous issues, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, sexual and gender identity, and family conflicts. I am passionate about identity formation (race, gender, sexual orientation) in adults, adolescents, and children. My focus is to help clients understand the connection between behaviors, thoughts, and emotions. As a clinician, I collaborate with the client during the therapeutic process as we work towards the change you desire.

 

 

Dominique Sansbury

Dominique Sansbury is a nationally certified and licensed graduate professional counselor. She earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology – Washington, DC, and a master’s in Nutrition Education from American University.

“I believe healing is a process that has many stages such as alleviating symptoms of emotional distress (anxiety or depression), awareness, intention, and action.  In our lifetime, we will go through this process many times.  At whichever stage you may be in this process, I assist my clients in gaining more fulfillment through empowerment.  My approach is holistic and based in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).  My mission is to help individuals use challenges as insight and opportunity for growth and evolution.”

 

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.