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.

Lawrence McClain

Lawrence is currently pursuing his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. Lawrence has experience working in a variety of settings ranging from hospital, correctional, education, to community health. During his training, he has worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults, and families; creating and developing treatment plans that best suit the client’s needs. 


As a mental health professional, it is my belief that your journey has brought you to where you are now. I am passionate about helping you create goals that will guide you to where you want to be in life. Together with cognitive behavioral therapy, and your willingness to change, we can accomplish anything.

 

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.”

Ayushi Bansal

Ayushi Bansal earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. She is a nationally certified and licensed graduate professional counselor. During her time at Hopkins, Ayushi gained experience working at both inpatient and outpatient settings.

With the ultimate goal of wellness, I challenge individuals to be vulnerable and look within themselves for answers. The work we do together will focus on creating your best self while in a warm, non-judgmental environment. Collaboratively, we will strive to strengthen emotional wellbeing, resiliency and interpersonal relationships.

I use an integrative approach which incorporates strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy approaches with other holistic models of wellness. These interventions are rooted in values of social advocacy and multiculturism, which allow me to appreciate the uniqueness of individual experience.

Christina Pappa

Christina is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She received her bachelor’s degree, with a double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice, from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Christina has acquired a wealth of knowledge working with evidence-based practices, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help facilitate and support your personal growth and development. 

My objective is to assist you in identifying your goals to help reduce stressors you may be experiencing in your life. I am committed to fostering a safe and supportive environment in which you can express the unique aspects of yourself. While providing support, I will teach you coping mechanisms to create a healthy balance in your life.

 

Adrienne Randle  

Adrienne Randle is a nationally certified and licensed graduate professional counselor.  She graduated from Marymount University with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  She has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from New York University with a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Adrienne has worked with people from various ages, cultures, and backgrounds including children, adolescents, and adults within different environments, such as clinical, integrated community-based, and educational settings.  She has worked with clients on concerns related to anxiety, depression, trauma, navigating life-transitions, and more.  She strives to provide an affirming, accepting, and empowering environment.

“Every person has their own story. I believe that it is important to acknowledge both our personal relationship with ourselves as well as our relationships with others and how those can interconnect and add to our story.  While there are many ways to connect to each other, every person is a unique individual with differing experiences that can influence how they relate to themselves and others.  As each story is unique, I try my best to tailor treatment and strive to find what works best for clients from a Person-Centered, intersectional, and holistic perspective.”

 

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.