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. 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!

Rashida Ellis Winslow, Clinical Director

Rashida is a licensed professional counselor with over 17 years’ experience providing therapy to individuals and families. She earned her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University. She previously earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida A & M University.

Rashida has worked extensively with adolescents, adults and families in order to improve behaviors and relationships. She conceptualizes issues from an evidence-based treatment approach, including prolonged exposure and multi-systemic therapy. Rashida has experience working with a variety of mental health issues including mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss, stress management, and self-care practices.

Her diverse career and training include working as a Senior Clinical Director within the public mental health system, overseeing the day to day operations of an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program. Rashida understands a vast array of behavioral health diagnosis and has a heart for individuals that need care.

 

Simone S. Morgan

Simone is a nationally certified and licensed graduate professional counselor. She holds a master’s degree in counseling from Trinity Washington University – Washington DC. Simone has over 15 years of experience providing counseling services. She is certified in Multi-System Therapy (MST) and has extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

 

“It is my mission to support my clients in accepting what cannot be changed and assisting them in building the skills to change what is within their control. I believe in the importance of validation and the significance of meeting a client where he or she is in their treatment. I also incorporate mindfulness in sessions as taught in DBT and I strongly believe in creating a non-judgmental and safe space for my clients. Moreover, I incorporate MST in sessions as behaviors have drivers and being able to systematically break down what is driving a behavior is a great starting point for self-awareness and change.”

David Romanelli

David is a nationally certified and licensed graduate professional counselor. 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. After earning his master’s degree, David worked as a counselor for high school and college students in the D.C. and Maryland area.

“I have assisted clients with numerous issues, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, goal-setting, attention and concentration, life transitions, and grief and loss. While using a combination of person-centered 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.”

 

 

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.”

Charlene Chigbue

Charlene is a licensed graduate professional counselor. She holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Bowie State University. Charlene has over 10 years of experience working with individuals, families and children. Her career focus has been to help sustain the lives of individuals and families by guiding them through life’s challenges.

“I provide an open, honest and genuine atmosphere where my clients will feel safe and comfortable with discussing their challenges. Using a Person-Centered approach, I support clients with addressing the many stressors of everyday life. Additionally, my training in Multi-System Therapy allows me to assist families and children by using a systems approach to address identified challenges. My goal is to help clients function more effectively, improve interpersonal relationships and manage emotions efficiently.”

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.