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Dr. Tawanda Bostic has been in the healthcare industry over 20 years. Dually board certified as both a Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Bostic uses her expertise to help others lead healthier lives, specifically through mental health coaching. Her diverse background includes inpatient, outpatient, and correctional medicine. Her desire to help others is what called her to create a free platform to help others stuggling with daily life issues. She recognizes that for some, without this service, would not be able to receive any form of mental health treatment. Her compassioante, straightforward, but laid back approach is why people love talking to her. " I can be on a plane and people willl tell me their entire life story, and I'm ok with that. People open up to me because they feel safe and You But Better is a place where people can feel safe to be who they are. They don't have to pretend. Everybody have problems and sometimes people just need someone to help them navigate those problems or they just need to vent to get to the other side ok. It's ok to ask for help, and it's ok to need help. It's called being human. And the best part is knowing that what is said won't go anywhere."
Dr. Bostic specializes in helping those suffering from the followinng mental health conditions: Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, PTSD, and many other mental health conditions.
She also helps those suffering from the following medical conditions who may need support: Coronavirus, Hypertension, Diabetes, Thyroid Disease, Sexually Transmitted Infections(STIs), Cancer, Multiple, Sclerosis, Lupus, Heart Disease, and other physical health conditions affecting your mental health.
In her spare time, Dr. Bostic enjoys traveling, good food, and cuddling up on the couch to a good movie or a book.
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Logan is a certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher, a Life Coach, and a graduate student in the fields of Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology. He credits his mindfulness practice to the small measures of courage, wisdom and peace that he's found in his own life, and loves to geek out on the latest science supporting this healthy habit. Logan is passionate about helping others who are struggling with mental health, because he knows how difficult it can be to admit that you are suffering. Logan has been trained in a broad spectrum of evidence-based coaching techniques and styles, and loves to work in an open, collaborative way.
In his free time Logan loves to hang out with his two crazy dogs, going hiking, relaxing at the beach, and watching cheap matinee movies.
Dr. Linda Deans is a native of Goldsboro, North Carolina, where she completed her
undergraduate work at North Carolina Central University. Her undergraduate major was Biology/Chemistry. With this structured basis in a science field, she chose to pursue a Master’s in Counseling at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, with a concentration in career
development. After career experiences as a teacher, counselor, and dean of students, Dr. Deans decided that her thirst for knowledge persisted. As a result, she returned to Old Dominion University and completed a Ph.D. program in Urban Services, with cognates in Human Resource Management and Educational Administration. Throughout her employment history, she proved to be a true believer in lifelong learning. All of her learning occurred while working full-time, as well as being a wife, mother and community advocate. After retiring from two states and one city government, she returned to school to receive an Associate Degree in Theology at the North Carolina School of Theology and is currently enrolled in completing theology training in Virginia. Subsequent to her ordination certification as a minister, she returned to part-time counseling for a Family Services organization, while simultaneously performing her duties in her local church and as a grandmother.
While numerous awards were received, including Woman of the Year, Teacher of the Year, and the Governor’s Award of Excellence, Dr. Linda W. Deans continues to offer personal and professional services as an outreach to all human-kind.
Bilingual services in English and Spanish.
Gustavo Rodriguez is a native of Imperial Valley, California and a graduate of San Diego State University where he pursued a degree in mathematics. Gustavo has worked in education from elementary school to the university level in the South California and South Arizona area, where he has had extensive experience working with diverse groups to include students and faculty. Furthermore, he has participated in different community clubs such as the Rotarac Club, the Rotary International Club, and the Lions Club- improving communities in the United States and Mexico. At the present, Gustavo works with kids with autism on improving their lives with ABA therapy and orientating parents,so they can improve their lives to better assist their families. He believes that serving others to improve their lives is key to a better society.
In his spare time, Gustavo likes traveling and learning other cultures. He also enjoys cooking and taking time to read a good book.
Gustavo Rodríguez es originario del Valle Imperial, California, quien se graduó de la Universidad Estatal de San Diego con un título en matemáticas. Ha trabajado en educación desde la escuela primaria hasta los niveles universitarios en las áreas del sur de California y el sur de Arizona, donde tiene una amplia experiencia trabajando con diversos grupos, incluidos estudiantes y profesores. Además, ha participado en diferentes grupos comunitarios como el Club Rotarac, el Club Rotario Internacional y el Club de Leones que mejoran las comunidades en los Estados Unidos y México. En la actualidad, trabaja con niños con autismo para mejorar sus vidas con la terapia ABA y orientar a los padres, para que puedan mejorar sus vidas para ayudar mejor a sus familias. Él cree que servir a los demás para mejorar sus vidas es la clave para una sociedad mejor. En su tiempo libre, a Gustavo le gusta viajar y aprender otras culturas.
Le gusta cocinar y tomarse el tiempo para leer un buen libro.
Lindsey has been a Social Worker for seven years , primarily working in the mental health field. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, partial care, and intensive outpatient programs. She maintains a strength- based approach while also displaying compassion, humor, and optimism which many are drawn to and appreciate. Lindsey chose to become a Social Worker because she has a strong passion for helping others through the various challenges that they face. "There is truly no better feeling than getting to experience someone overcoming a hardship and finding some sense of peace and happiness again. It is okay to reach out for help during times crisis and feeling overwhelmed and know you don't have to face it alone. "
Lindsey specializes in helping those struggling with the following: Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, OCD, Trauma, Relationship Problems, Parenting Skills, Anger Management, and PTSD.
In her free time, Lindsey enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring new places, and relaxing with a nice warm cup of tea and her dogs.
Kimberly Ehinmiakhena has been in the mental health industry for over 20 years. She has a degree in mental health counseling and is responsible for various outpatient mental health services. In practice, Kimberly uses various techniques to assist her clients in making progress toward their goal(s). She works with those in Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Treatment and facilitates a Fresh Start Men’s Group. Kimberly is a member of the American Counseling Association and is currently pursuing her degree as a Licencesed Professional Counselor. Kimberly specializes in the following:
• Domestic Violence
• Substance Abuse
• Releationship Issues
In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys shopping for antiques and relics at thrift stores. She also enjoys relaxing at home with a glass of wine.
**Platform: Telephone; ZOOM
Valencia M. Morrow is a native of Alabama. She earned a Bachelor and Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa and completed her trainings at the Alabama Department of Public Health and Bryce Hospital. Ms. Morrow also holds an Associates degress in Paralegal Studies and a Masters in Human Resource Management. She has 10 years’ experience as a MSW working with state programs, federal grant programs, and private entities. She is a certified Case Manager and a Qualified Development Disabilities Professional.
Ms. Morrow enjoys contributing to the professions of counseling and social work and to the community at large through volunteer work. She has served as Chair and Co-Chair for the Homeless Coalition in her community and has also served on the board of Alabama’s chapter of the NASW. Ms. Morrow acknowledges that life is about living, just not alone. She enjoys being a support to individuals that may be experiencing a life event or a change in life. Ms. Morrow’s interests include:
•Crisis Assessment and Intervention
•Emotional Well-Being of Women
•Military, Veteran, and Military Spouse populations
In her down time, Ms. Morrow loves to research, drink tea, and go for long drives to new places.
Anthony Ilabor has worked in the human service field for 20 years. He holds a bachelors degree in Sociology and a masters degree in Psychology. He worked with various groups to include people with special needs, the mentally challenged, and the homeless population. Additionally, he has worked in a jail for youth in the state of North Carolina- a position that gave him the opportunity to provide supervision, care, counseling, safety, and support to youths in physical custody. "The main reason why I love and enjoy my job is that it gives me a chance to put smiles on a lot of people's faces. Carrying out my daily duties gives me a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction and further reiterates what I think is important in life-fairness and hard work."
Mr. Ilabor is a devout Catholic. He has been married to his beautiful wife for 26 years and has been blessed with two wonderful boys.
In his spare time, Mr. Ilabor enjoys watching sports, primarily soccer.
Joulé holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University and a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. Her passion for helping others find positive coping skills to navigate personal struggles led her to pursue degrees in the mental health and social services field. Having coached close friends through Bipolar and depressive episodes with a strength-based approach solidified her decision to become a social worker. Joule currently works for a behavioral health/psychiatric inpatient hospital unit providing emotional support to female and male children, youth, and adults with various mental disorders. Her prior experience consists of working for emergency homeless families with resources needed to ensure self-sufficiency. She also facilitated a women’s encouragement support group at the YMCA.
Joulé specializes in the following: Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and Self-Esteem
In her spare time, Joulé enjoys her home island of St. Croix USVI, domestic and international travel,reading, and spending time with family.
Our goal is to help you re-imagine your life. With extensive experience in mental health wellness and a vast history of client success, our individualized plan will help you get back on track.
As professionally trained and experienced professionals, we have the tools and understanding to help you create the life you imagine and get a renewed sense of self.
Committing to a healthier life is just that – a commitment, and it’s a big one that will take dedication on your part. How quickly you work through a situation depends on you and how commited you are to the process. It's ok not to have all the answers. Our promise to you is to provide you with the tools and support you need to be You But Better!
The first step is to schedule an appointment. During that visit, we will get an idea of what your needs are. Relax! It sounds scary but just imagine talking to a friend. If you schedule a venting session, just vent. Go for it! We're listening.