Therapists

Desmond Yanamayu, MSW, LISW-S

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Philosophy

Desmond Yanamayu, created The Black Mental Health Corporation with people of color in mind after realizing this diverse population experiences challenges and struggles that are unique from many other racial/ethnic groups.  Because of this, he wanted to create a space where black people could feel comfortable getting counseling with someone who understands issues specifically related to them.  The Black Mental Health Corporations’ services are open to people of all ethnicities and racial backgrounds as well.

Experience

Desmond is a graduate of Youngstown State University, and received his Masters of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.  His experience is diverse working with many populations, from adolescents to geriatrics, providing both counseling and case management.  Because Desmond combines his work experience with his own life lessons, it allows him to provide a well rounded counseling experience to his clients.

Style

Desmond’s clinical style encompasses a mixture of practical solutions and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with guided methods of introspection and self-awareness techniques.  Using a keen listening ear, Desmond believes the therapist’s primary role is to act not as an instructor, but, rather as guide, to help each client reach their highest level of personal growth and their own place of self-discovery.

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Shalesha Andrews M.ED, LPC,

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Shalesha Andrews is a graduate of John Carroll University who specializes in individual counseling.  Her areas of expertise include:

  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women’s Issues

Shalesha tackles these issues using a myriad of different therapeutic techniques, which include:

  • Culturally SensitiveEmotionally Focused
  • Humanistic
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Christian/Spiritual
  • Trauma Focused

Shalesha specializes in individual and family counseling.

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Shernee Walton, MSW, LSW,

As seen on a Sussex Directories Inc site

Shernee Walton is is a Graduate of Cleveland State University who has a unique skill set.  She specializes in not only working with children, but clients who wide range of issues such as:
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis

Shernee can work with clients as young as age 6 and up to mature adults.  Her methods of therapy include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Shernee can work with individuals, couples and families.