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.
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.
Domonique Malloy has over 7 years experience providing therapy to individuals and families. She is a licensed Clinical Therapist and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2013 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2009 from Bowie State University.
Her goal is to assist individuals and families in working through challenges that prevent them from living their best lives. With Domonique, you will gain the tools to keep a successful and productive life through support, education, and a non-judgmental environment. Domonique has helped individuals with an array of disorders, which includes: depression, mood disorders, PTSD, grief and loss, ADHD, anxiety, family or marital discord and anger management. Her affiliations includes the American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, District of Columbia Psychological Association and Maryland Counseling Association.
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.
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.
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.
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.