Meet Our Team
A Path to Peace Counseling is a group practice dedicated to emotional wellness and healing. Our caring therapists provide psychotherapy, individual counseling, and marriage counseling in our Detroit, Michigan office.
Violida Barnett, MA LPC
I’m passionate about empowering individuals to be their personal best. Throughout our lifespan, we all experienceemotional challenges. It takes courage to ask for help, but the rewards of doing so can lead to greater self-awareness, self-esteem, and most importantly, a more fulfilling life. Working in collaboration with each client, we will cultivate growth by understanding the difficulties that you face and develop solutions that can help you gain control of your life and achieve your goals. My person-centered style is customized to individual needs of each client. My primary goal is to help you to reach yours. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you.
Odis Bellinger, MA LLPC
My ideal clients are young males ages 8-18, and married men who want to be better husbands and fathers. Growing up in households without male role models often has boys/men needing guidance. Without guidance can lead to current and future family dysfunction leading to divorce, duplicating fatherless homes, and making bad choices in life. I UNDERSTAND what it is like to have that "absent father void". I also understand what it is like to be a husband trying his best to become "that good father and husband" to his wife. Let's talk about how to get there. Please stay encouraged. My specialty is working with those who are experiencing: -Relationship issues -Absent parenting issues -Anti-social personality -Depression -Family counseling -Anger management -Marriage issues -Peer relationships If you are a single mother with a son that "you love but don't know what to do next", call me!!! If you are in a marriage that is "on the rocks", call me!!!
Catherine Broadnax, MA LLPC
My main focus is to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative environment. I truly believe that self-knowledge and self-awareness are the most powerful gifts we can give ourselves. This gift to ourselves is one that promotes growth and allows us to continue to strive to be better everyday. I prioritize cultivating an authentic trusting relationship with you, as I believe that through the development of the therapeutic relationship, deep healing is possible. My practice intersects traditional clinical training with mindfulness-based interventions, and a mind-body-spirit centered approach. We will work together to create and develop your wellness journey based on your needs. Together, we will explore the underlying causes for specific emotional patterns. We will increase your awareness of the inner world belief systems that create your outer world external experiences. My work and experience include working with children dealing with anger management and adolescent defiance. I’ve worked with adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, sexual trauma, grief abandonment issues and abuse. I look forward to hearing from you and supporting you in your wellness journey.
Alexandra Burrel, PhD NCC LPC
I remember beginning my counseling and mental health support journey in 2008. Although my physical location and the populations in which I serve has evolved over the years, one thing that remains is my commitment and attention to supporting persons reach their full potential. It is my desire to develop and maintain a genuine and supportive connection with my clients that sets the foundation for growth and development. I believe that honest commitment to understanding self and openness to the transition to greater, creates space for unlimited possibilities. My method of therapy is determined by the clients’ needs and always involves a person-centered approach. We will work together to create a safe space for you to process, unpack, set, and reach goals. In addition to my work with A Path to Peace Counseling, I serve as the Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer at the University of La Verne. For the past 16 years, my professional career has been focused on the development and growth of students, faculty and staff persons while working with institutions of higher education. I also work to provide educational advising, counseling referral as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting services under my Limited Liability Company (LLC), Peaces of Cake. I also support organizations that provide services in alignment with my LLC and A Path to Peace such as Caleb’s Kids as a member of the Board of Directors. I hold a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Higher Education Administration from Morgan State University, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Master of Arts in Counselor Education: College Counseling both from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. I am dedicated to meeting the needs of my clients and all those that I support, while continuing to work daily to add to the success and development of myself and others.
LaTasha Chambliss-Young, MA, LLPC
My overall goal is helping my clients tap into their strengths in order to flourish. Having the right motivation, coping mechanisms, and awareness can help guide you throughout our therapeutic process. I want my clients to feel empowered and strong. As your therapist we are going to work together to set realistic goals in order to see progression. I am passionate about seeing your growth and watching you soar throughout our time together. My therapeutic approach depends on my client’s needs. My main approaches are Person Centered or Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I love working with children, teenagers, and adults. I specialize in anxiety/depression, personality disorders, trauma, adjustment issues, and any other life transitioning concerns. Let’s start this amazing journey together! “It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.” -Confucius
Lavar Drummond, MA, LLPC
I believe anyone can change with the desire to want to change. I work best with people who value purpose in life, striving to improve overall quality of their lives and relationships. I view therapy as a partnership between client and therapist, working together to help you understand yourself on a deeper level. No issue is too big, no issue is too small, let’s work together to succeed them all. My approach is Person-Centered in addition to Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Rest assured that this is a safe and secure place for you to unpack burdens of confusion, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, insecurities, lack of motivation, and fear. We will get to the root of the problem one session at a time and utilize the best solution. My goal is to guide you toward becoming the best version of yourself for you to live your best life.
Tu’Rone Elliott, MS, SCL, LPC
My passion is fighting the stigma of mental health in the black community. I aim to re-frame the way therapy is defined in inner city communities and provide an individualized integrative approach. I have provided mental health counseling services for over 11 years and have an extensive background in counseling adults and school-aged students. My goal is to encourage and support clients through their experiences and aid them in discovering and reaching their full potential! As your therapist, I genuinely understand how it feels to experience the highs and lows of life while trying your best to balance family, work, personal interests, and friendships. Together, we will discover the roadblocks that are preventing you from having the quality of life you want and work as a team to determine the best solution that works for you. My approach to therapy is tailored to your specific needs and abilities. However, the outcome is primarily based on the amount of time and effort you put into doing the work to help create the change you desire. Change is not always easy, but the reward is priceless. My areas of expertise are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship issues.
James Rogers, MA, LLPC
My goal as a counselor is to provide understanding, relatability, compassion, and genuineness. There are a multitude of situations in life we do not have control over; however, there are many things in life we can control. When we arm ourselves with tools and resources to manage the things we can control in life, our mental health begins to experience the benefits of our efforts. In adulthood, we exhibit behaviors of survival that have helped us survive as an individual. Carrying wounds (abuse, neglect, abandonment, etc.) that has warped our worldview leading to cycles passed on through relationships, interactions, and generations. My professional background has been involved in law enforcement and working with diverse populations. I specialize in behavioral issues, high stress situations, anxiety, depression, anger management, life skills, groups, juveniles, adolescents, young adults, and parenting.
Amor Tillman, MA LLPC
Helping others has always been a passion of mine. With all that is happening around us today, it is essential to maintain a healthy mental state. This starts by taking the time to address past and present concerns that affect our day to day lives. My goal is to help you work through your concerns and to develop a healthy way of thinking and coping in day to day life. You will be challenged to do the work! It is important for us to be intentional about our desires everyday. My approach is realistic and focuses on meeting you where you are at. Let's Get Started!
Jessica Wright, MA LLPC
Asking for help can be really hard! Talking to a stranger can be uncomfortable. So, I strive to make this process a little bit easier by creating a safe and comfortable space that puts you at ease. Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Depressed? Anxious? Struggling with self-esteem? Whatever it is that you are going through, my goal is to empower you! I believe that you have what you need within you. My goal is to help you bring that out. I work with you to take your expertise in your life and combine it with my clinical knowledge and skills to tailor techniques and strategies to you and your goals. I view therapy as a gateway to positive change. The great thing about change is that it’s based on you. Change happens with your thoughts, your actions, your desires, and your goals. I will hold a space for you to believe in yourself again and honor who you are in real time. I will support you in transforming your life and fulfilling your purpose. The therapeutic process is not a sprint but a marathon, and I am willing to support you every step of the way. I will use a strength-based, trauma informed approach to help you unpack the root causes to your challenges. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, self-esteem, embodiment/self-image, stress management, and the more serious and persistent mental illnesses. I am passionate about reducing the stigma surrounding mental health and mental health care.