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Meet Our Clinicians

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Tanya Dawson, LCSW

Tanya is Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a graduate of Hunter College Silberman’s School of Social Work.  Tanya specializes in Attachment therapy, with 10 plus years of experience working with individuals and families, and four years post training and direct practice in parent child attachment therapy.  Tanya is passionate in her mission to foster healing within individuals by building therapeutic rapport, and exploring unresolved past or present internal conflict. Tanya believes that healthy attachment between the parent and child during early stages of life, shape and create a secure internal world for the child who becomes the adult we see before us today.  Through the use of the psychodynamic approach and exploration of intergenerational attachments/relationship, you and Tanya will explore what it is that you believe is the underlying issues of your distress.  Tanya will partner with you to explore the possibilities of early childhood trauma and ruptures between the child and the caretaker. It is these early childhood emotional wounds that may interrupt early childhood attachments, which  can  manifests in the present life of the adult and adult relationship/s.  Through dialogue within a safe, nonjudgmental holding space, you and Tanya will explore your past or present experiences in effort to find meaning, resolve, and healing. 


Attachment Therapy (Parent Child Attachment), CBT, Trauma Informed Approach, (Intergenerational Trauma Informed Approach), Strengths Based Approach, and Psychodynamic approach

Elouise M. Moore, CASAC

 Elouise is a practicing clinician with a background in the substance abuse field within the department of psychiatry in a hospital setting. Elouise has been in the substance abuse field for 10 years within different modalities such as children, adolescents, and the adult population coping with DSMV psychiatric coocurring  diagnosis.  Elouise’s mission as your Community’a  Substance Abuse Clinician, is to bridge the gap between the community and the various adversities that are presented on a day to day basis. She is driven by her passion to help and assist in the healing process of those in needs.  She will be the facilitator of substance abuse groups at Safe Space Talk, providing therapeutic treatment. Some of her specialties within substance abuse groups will be holistic approach that incorporate meditation and mindfulness approach. She will also be  facilitating one on one individual substance abuse counseling for adults/families battling substance use disorders.  She looks forward to the partnership with you and families, along what may prove to be a difficult journey, yet one you will not have to face alone.

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Shanique L Merritt  LMFT

 Shanique is a Marriage and Family Therapist. She received a  Master of Science degree at Mercy College in 2016 and her Bachelor of Professional Studies in Human Services at Metropolitan College of New York in 2013.  She has  experience in providing therapeutic services for over seven years and has had the opportunity to work with a vast majority of populations, such as: women, men, children, adolescents, substance abusers, MICA clients, homeless individuals, DV survivors, and Person Causing Harm.  She also specializes in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Structural Family Therapy, and Functional Family Therapy.

Shaquenia Gibbs-Greene LMSW

For the past 17 years, I have poured my heart and soul into providing invaluable support to the children of NYC through one-on-one therapeutic sessions. With a specialization in mentorship and family therapy, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of a listening ear and a compassionate presence. Guiding children from diverse backgrounds, I have helped them navigate challenges, discover their potential, and grow into resilient individuals. 

With a creative and innovative approach to therapy utilizing Humanistic Theory and Solution focused therapy, I partner with individuals and families to overcome life stressors and continue to strive towards the highest self.  Through a Humanistic approach I empower in developing a strong and healthy sense of self, while exploring feelings, finding meaning to those feelings and focus on strengths based solution focused therapy. 

My philosophy centers around the belief that every person, regardless of age or background, deserves a listening ear and a supportive presence. By providing a safe space for individuals to express themselves freely, I strive to empower them to overcome challenges, discover their strengths, and ultimately lead happier, healthier lives.

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