“Healing begins where the wound was made.” -Alice Walker
"Therapy" can be an intimidating and unsettling concept. The thought of sitting down and speaking with someone you don't know about your life, stressors, and struggles can not only be uncomfortable, but frightening. This can be even more uncomfortable for those impacted and influenced by stigma related to mental health, or how to cope with it. This is the narrative for so many of us, and it's always been my passion to shift the experiences and perceptions people who have historically experienced these barriers (finances, access to providers that are supportive of you and your experience, church/religion, tradition, etc) to therapy-because I really believe in the healing that takes place in this therapeutic relationship. As a therapist, I seek to partner with my clients to work together towards relief and solutions during life's challenges. I value this opportunity.
As a graduate of Meredith College and UNC-Chapel Hill, my studies in Social Work with a concentration in Child/Adolescent Health and Mental Health have been an invaluable foundation for this work. As an LCSW, my experience includes work in medical settings, private-practice, for-profit, and non-profit organization. I have extensive experience in community-based mental health working with children, adolescents, and families. I have received specialized training and experience working with those impacted by trauma.
I am a good fit for adolescents and adults seeking support with anxiety, adjustment disorders, and mood disorders like depression and Bipolar. I'm also well versed in addressing relationship issues, stress management, and trauma. I operate from a strengths-based client-centered approach.
"Once a task has just begun. Never leave until it's done. Either labor great or small. Do it well or not at all." - Quincey Jones, Sr.
Charlene Dyer is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in NC and a Certified Personal Trainer through The National Academy of Sports Medicine. Although Charlene is not currently working with clients 1-on-1 in the gym, she incorporates her knowledge of physical fitness with her mental health practice to assist her clients from a mind-body approach.
Charlene grew up in the suburbs of St. Paul, MN and spent her summers in Detroit, MI. She attended the University of SC Spartanburg where she received a BS in Experimental Psychology and went on to attend Webster University where she received her MA in Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has been active in the mental health field for over 10 years working in the community and office settings with children, at-risk youth, young adults, adolescents, adults, the LGBTQ community, and a variety of religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.
Charlene specializes in treating anxiety, depression, anger management, coping with grief, recovering from childhood trauma, and family/relationship conflict. She has been trained in the evidenced-based practices of Multi-Systemic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, and Trauma Focused/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Charlene believes therapy is a collaborative endeavor and therefore values her client’s feedback and will always work to ensure their needs are met to the best of her ability.
"There's no magic to achievement. It's really about hard work, choices, and persistence." -Michelle Obama
Archie Stewart is a Virtual Assistant based in Birmingham, AL. Whenever she isn't working from a local coffee shop, she enjoys working out and exploring new restaurants around the city. She grew up in Opelika, Alabama and is an avid football fan (War Eagle!). She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she received her B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Child Development. After living in Birmingham for almost a decade, she moved out of state, to Nashville, TN, for a year to expand her horizons. In Nashville is where she launched her Virtual Assistance business, CROWNed Enterprises in November 2018. After a year of building her business while working full-time as a banker, Archie left her full-time job and moved back to her home of Birmingham, AL to continue to grow her business and set down her roots.
Archie has a strong passion to help creatives put action behind their visions. She also values excellence and quality work. As a former pageant girl, program manager, non-profit assistant, and a college graduate, she has worked with female business owners over the past five years, helped them make their dreams a reality, and turned their visions into real-life manifestations. She enjoys working hard on the back end so they don’t have to. Her main goal is to assist her clients with setting up efficient systems and processes in order to streamline their business and maintain quality customer service.
" Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that." – Rocky Balboa
Graduate from the University of New Haven. I have been in Digital Marketing for the last 15 years helping businesses to build brand awareness and promote their products and services online.
Variety is the spice of life, so I’m proud to have worked with businesses in industries ranging from real estate to recruitment, to Therapy and promoting Cultural awareness.
"The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere."
-- Barack Obama
Andrea Boakye is a Ghanian-American born and raised in Charlotte, NC. Andrea graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2018. She is currently a brand and marketing strategist for The Reese Collective. She looks forward to success in building media presence and assisting in building the purpose of TRC! She has been a servant of the community from the age of six when she taught low-income students how to read and continued her work through organizations such as Youth Empowered Solutions and the R400 Movement. She is currently an entrepreneur with goals of being the bold, young, black voice for the unheard. Andrea is passionate about black empowerment through mental, physical, and financial health. She is building her career in media, fashion and consulting.