Clinical Team

Tanya Brand, LMSW 

 

My name is Tanya Brand, a Licensed Master Social Worker available to assist you through talk therapy (counseling). A safe, non-judgmental professional and empowering space will be provided for you. The focus will be on you. We will work together to get you to where you’d like to be. 


As we live our lives, different situations and events occur. Sometimes these happenings and events affect us negatively. We have difficulty processing them. It can lead to feeling stuck and lost. This is where therapy becomes a useful tool. Therapy is a way of unloading stress and getting a professional and unbiased person to help you gain clarity and perspective. It becomes the gateway to a new you.

Counseling provided for: 

PTSD 

Anxiety 

Depression 

Parenting Skills 

Coping Skills 

Self Esteem 

Trauma 

Building Healthy Relationships 

ADHD 

Adjustment Issues 

LGBTQ+++ Issues 

 

Treatment Orientation: 

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) 

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 

Motivational Interviewing 

Strengths Based Approach  

Trauma Focused Therapy 

Solution Focused Behavioral Therapy (SFBT) 


I provide services to children, young adults, and adults in terms of individual therapy, couples counseling and family therapy.  



Ammari Edwards, LMSW 

My name is Ammari Edwards, as a eight-year NYU postgraduate professional I have provided therapy in a

variety of clinical settings including: elementary schools, opioid treatment programs, crisis and suicide intervention hotlines, foster care agencies, homeless shelters and at two private practice psychotherapy settings.


I remain passionate, open minded, and demonstrates empathy while helping any

person in need. I have experience supporting a wide range of clients from children as early as four years old up to those classified as senior citizens.

My past clientele were treated while overcoming social emotional learning

disabilities, depression, anxiety, suicidal or homicidal ideations, PTSD, panic disorders,

addiction to alcohol, drugs, or problem gambling, family and relationship conflict,

economic hardship as well as domestic violence.


I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

(DBT), Positive Psychology, and have utilized Motivational Interviewing, Strength Based

Approach, Trauma Focused CBT, Play Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Group

Therapy to aid clientele.


I provide services to children, young adults, and adults in terms of individual therapy, couples counseling and family therapy.  



Reina Navarro, LMSW 

My name is Reina Navarro, and I am a bilingual (English & Spanish) mental health therapist with experience helping people improve their emotional well-being. I offer a safe, confidential, and supportive space for people to talk about their emotions and experiences. I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal and grow, and I am here to help you on your journey.

I graduated with my Master’s in Social Work from Stony Brook University, School of Social Welfare. Throughout my experience there I was fortunate to work with adolescents with various mental health concerns and was able to provide them a safe space in their journey of healing. I have also worked with adults with disabilities, and mental health concerns such as depression, and trauma.

One question I always get asked is why social work and truthfully it was life experiences that guided me here. I want to help people in ways that were not accessible to me growing up. My life experiences have allowed me to be open, empathetic and genuine in regards to treatment.

This is a judgement free zone and together, we will work to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals. If you are ready to take the first step towards a happier, healthier life, I am here to help. 

 

I provide services to children, young adults, and adults in terms of individual therapy, couples counseling and family therapy.  



Zanya Ramos, LMSW 

 

I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Latina social worker born and raised in Puerto Rico. I graduated with my Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the Universidad del Este in Carolina, Puerto Rico in 2016. I relocated to Utica, New York in 2020 to pursue my professional growth. I have gained trauma informed care services experience with the children/youth and family’s population as well as a broad cultural competence. I focus on delivering committed empathetic, compassionate, and nonjudgmental services to help my clients overcome and improve daily life problems/challenges and emotional dysfunctions. By assisting them to restore their effective social/emotional/behavioral/occupational functioning. I will help you rediscover your powerful strengths and prove to you that the sun can shine for you again. 


I have experience with delivering services geared towards depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, behavior modification, positive parenting, and children’s Neurodevelopmental disorders.


I provide services to children, young adults, and adults in terms of individual therapy, couples counseling and family therapy.  



LyTisha Myers

 

My name is Lytisha Myers, and I am a Masters-level Social Worker at Pieces of Wisdom LLC. I specialize in Person-Centered/Psychosocial Development and Transpersonal Therapy, with expertise in Motivational Interviewing, Crisis Intervention, and Substance Abuse Counseling. My passion lies in providing a sense of hope and compassion to individuals. Through my empathetic approach, I aim to empower and speak to the soul of each person I serve. 


I began my social work journey with a strong desire to make a positive difference in the world and a natural ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds. Throughout my career, I have honed my interpersonal skills, including active listening, communication, problem-solving, and decision-making. I recognize that trust is fundamental to successful intervention, and I am committed to building trusting relationships with each of my clients. 

 In addition to my direct work with clients, I am also skilled in policy analysis, advocacy, and cultural competency. I believe that social workers have a critical role to play in shaping the social and political contexts in which our clients live. To effect positive change, I have sought out opportunities for ongoing education and collaboration with colleagues. I have attended conferences, joined professional organizations, and engaged in local and national endeavors to stay informed and effective in my practice. 

 

I provide services to children, young adults, and adults in terms of individual therapy, couples counseling and family therapy.  



Precious Andrews

 

My name is Precious Andrews and I graduated from Silberman school of Social Work at Hunter college in the year 2020. During my time at Hunter, I acquired the skills and knowledge that I was able to add to my work experience. My goal is to leave you knowing you more than you did when we started therapy. This is for sure a nonjudgmental zone as we all need a safe space. We can work together to ensure that you are getting what you need to become an improved version of self. My approach demonstrates empathy, understanding and non-judgement. Therapy is about you experiencing a new version of yourself by tapping into you. 

 

I provide services to children, young adults, and adults in terms of individual therapy, couples counseling and family therapy.  



Olivia Rios

 
I am a Latin Social Worker born and raised in the Bronx. My name is Olivia Rios. I graduated with my Master's in Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. My goal is to help others understand the value of therapy. I help individuals learn new skills that will empower them to be a better version of themselves. I use a kind, empathetic and nonjudgmental approach to finding your inner strength and believing in yourself. In addition to redefining your experiences. Join me in creating new experiences.  

I provide services to children, young adults, and adults in terms of individual therapy, couples counseling and family therapy. 



Sarah Santiago

 

It's your turn to make a change! My name is Sarah Santiago. I am a Latina Social Worker born and raised in East Harlem. I graduated with my Master's in Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in 2022. I am here to help you refine your definition of YOU. I am eager and passionate about helping people at any stage and situation in their life. My warm, empathetic approach provides a comfortable and safe space in therapy. My goal is to provide you with the necessary tools to allow you to put yourself first and not let anyone or any experience define you as a person, so that you may write your own narrative. Allow me to guide you to write the narrative on how you deserve to be seen, noticed and loved.


We can explore and work on various challenges such as; depression, anxiety, life transitions, substance abuse, school issues, self-esteem, stress, peer relationships, and much more. With years of experience in Motivational Interviewing, Safe Care Implementation and Safe Crisis Management with individuals and families, I am more than happy to provide the support you are looking for. 

The services I am currently providing includes; individual therapy, couples counseling, and family therapy. My client focuses are adults and children.

Stephaine McGraw

 

My name is Stephanie McGraw, and I graduated from the Silberman School of Social at Hunter College in 2018 with a Master's Degree. I have helped clients understand the importance of putting oneself first emotionally and mentally.  

 

My efforts are focused on giving clients tools to empower themselves through talk therapy. I am passionate about working with individuals as I know first hand it can be difficult to get the support you need. Coming from a background that didn’t afford me much counsel growing up, I understand that having proper guidance in life is a key factor in success. I’m here to affect change by breaking barriers through providing services to individuals in need. In implementing these changes, I will offer services centered around building self-sustainability by pinpointing life issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Domestic Violence, PTSD, and many more.  

 

My calm demeanor and enthusiasm helps foster trust and comfortability with clients. Open communication will afford me the opportunity to meet individuals where they are, and in turn help them to where they want to be. I’m dedicated to assisting clients to create their own narratives so that they may become the best versions of themselves. With my experience, I will work diligently to create a safe environment where clients can come to express their issues and concerns.  

 

I provide services to children, young adults, and adults in terms of individual therapy, couples counseling and family therapy.