Dacia McBean is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 8 years of clinical experience with a focus on women’s issues and community advocacy. Dacia provides clinical support for families and individuals dealing with new diagnoses. Dacia is well-versed in mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and trauma & stress-related disorder. Dacia is highly skilled in dialectical behavior therapy, trauma-focus cognitive behavior therapy, and strength-based therapy. Dacia’s mission is to fight against any form of discrimination, oppression, and social injustices that may be affecting anyone.
Rakell Mason-Lee is a Licensed Social Worker with more than 10 years of human services experience with a focus on case management and direct care family coordination. Rakell uses psychodynamics, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral modification, and psychoeducation to provide comprehensive treatment to individuals and families. Rakell is well-versed in mood disorders, personality disorders, substance use disorders, and intellectual disabilities. Rakell promised to deliver individualized care and meet each client where they are at.
Dr. Joseph A. Twumasi-Ankrah, Ph.D. LMSW is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y. He graduated with his Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania – Administration and Leadership Doctoral Program. Joseph is a licensed master social worker with years of practice experience addressing the mental health needs of urban and rural at-risk populations who deal with trauma, depression and anxiety. Previously, Joseph was the social work site director for a NYC social work nonprofit organization based in low-performing NYC public schools which provided mental health services to students dealing with various mental, behavioral, and emotional health challenges. With a teaching / research interest centering around diversity, child welfare, social justice, and school social work, Joseph strongly believes in providing the appropriate support services for the overall growth of each individual within society.