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.
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
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.
Alexandra Burrel, PhD, LPC, NCC
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.
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!!!
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!
Kiesha Jackson, MS, MHA, LLPC, NCC
My deep passion in mental health is fueled by my lived experiences in supporting loved ones and others around me. My clinical priority is to help youth live, thrive, and accomplish their goals in life by helping them work through the everyday stressors and distresses that, if not addressed, can cause one to contemplate positive choices. I work with children, youth, families, and adults. I am a people person and have a knack for connecting and building trust. No client is treated the same. My clinical approach is person-centered in that I work with each person as an individual to learn the style, approach, and therapeutic tools that will help them achieve the best outcome. I am patient, caring, and empathetic to the critical mental health needs in today’s stressful environment. I know that sometimes seeking help can be difficult. But, I am here, ready and eager to help.
Deja Moore-Grant, MA, LLPC
Today, with so much going, it is important that we take time out of our busy lives to cater to our mental health. As a clinician, I believe spreading mental health awareness and breaking the stigma of mental health are very important, that’s why I have made it my goal to do so. My mission is to help individuals to the best of my professional ability while providing a safe, open, and nonjudgmental outlet to express oneself and work on interpersonal issues. I believe everyone deserves some level of grace and empathy, no one is perfect, but we are all capable of bettering ourselves in some way. My therapeutic approach is typically based on Client- Centered, Solution-Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. However, the specific approach that I will ultimately choose will be based upon the presenting problems and goals of the client. I have always had a passion and interest in helping people feel good about themselves. Life can be complicated and we should try our best to genuinely understand one another instead of judging things we don’t know. I have been working in the mental health field since 2016. I graduated from Wayne State University with my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have worked in various mental health settings, such as hospitals, private practice, community mental health agencies, and more. I have a wide range of experience working with individuals from various walks on their “mental health journey”. I specialize in working with adults with anxiety, depression, acute stress, and interpersonal relationship issues. If you are reading this, that means that you have at least taken the first step in catering to your mental health and for that I commend you! Let’s get to work!
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.
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.
Ariana Sutton, BS
I am a recent graduate of Wayne State University with a major in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Currently, I am working on my master's in the Counselor Education program at the University of Kentucky. I am passionate about mental health awareness and am a firm believer in self-care, and seeking support when necessary. As the first point of contact at our practice, I pride myself in doing my best to ensure I meet all of our clients’ needs prior to them meeting with our therapists and any assistance they may need as they continue with our services. Here, at a Path to Peace, I am dedicated to making your transition into becoming a better you as smooth and straightforward as possible.
Ricky Cherry, Intern
Growing up as the eternal peacemaker, I often felt like I was doing the heavy lifting of a counselor “without the paperwork.” When 17 years of rough marriage and generational trauma drew me to seek counseling for my mental health, I realized that people can only do their best with the tools given to them. Armed with that realization and personal inspiration from my emotional work, I set out to begin the journey that would inspire me to become a counseling psychologist With my Master’s degree in psychology from the University of Arizona, I am obtaining my Master’s in Limited License Psychologist (LLP) with an additional Graduate Certificate in Addiction from Purdue Global. I will use education and expertise to guide clients into healing, peace, and understanding. Some of my other experience includes certifications and training in areas such as Human Trafficking and Michigan Implicit Bias. Beyond my academic training, I am working on completing an internship at A Path to Peace Counseling. My mission has been to find a way to reach the underserved, underrepresented, and those intimidated by the complicated beast of mental health care today.
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.