Meet the Team

At Push Thru Therapy

Keisha Reaves

Keisha Reaves is the owner and clinical director of Push Thru Therapy. She is a Georgia native that has witnessed the stigma of mental health and has made it her mission to normalize therapy. She has been in the mental health field for more than sixteen years. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Services from Clayton State University and then completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology at the University of West Alabama.

Keisha Reaves

Owner and Clinical Director

Keisha Reaves stands at the forefront of mental health advocacy as the owner and clinical director of Push Thru Therapy. A native of Georgia, Keisha has observed the stigma surrounding mental health and has dedicated her career to destigmatizing therapy, making it accessible to all. With over sixteen years in the mental health field, she brings a wealth of experience, compassion, and expertise to her role.

Keisha earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Services from Clayton State University and furthered her education with a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology from the University of West Alabama. Her diverse professional journey includes impactful roles such as working with children and adolescents in foster care, supporting individuals with developmental disabilities, and serving as a part-time adjunct professor at Georgia Highlands College.

In the psychiatric hospital setting, Keisha has been instrumental in aiding patients with acute mental health diagnoses and substance use disorders. She has also facilitated outpatient groups for partial hospitalization programs and intensive outpatient programs, showcasing her commitment to comprehensive mental health care.

Certified in perinatal mental health, Keisha specializes in assisting birthing parents navigating diverse challenges, from fertility issues to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. A dedicated volunteer, she has contributed to Northside Hospital’s Infant Loss/Bereavement Group and served on the Postpartum Support International Georgia Chapter Board as the Training Coordinator.

Keisha is actively involved in community initiatives, leading the Mocha Moms Group at the Atlanta Birth Center and facilitating her own Black Moms group through Push Thru Therapy. Her passion for Black maternal mental health and reproductive education led her to play a pivotal role as a founding coordinator and presenter for the Black Maternal Mental Health Summit for PSI-Georgia.

An advocate for cultural competence in mental health care, Keisha trains providers on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, addresses implicit bias, and promotes a more inclusive approach to better serve birthing parents. Her commitment to education extends beyond the professional realm, as evidenced by her role as a fellow with Emory University’s Psychoanalytic Institute. She is also serving on the Georgia Department of Public Health Maternal Mortality Review Committee.

Keisha is a sought-after speaker, having presented on Mental Health and Infertility for Black Birthing Parents at the 2022 PSI International Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. She also delivered a keynote address at the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia Conference in October 2022. Her expertise has reached broader audiences through appearances on CleoTv’s Life Therapy with AJ Johnson and as a panelist at Essence Wellness House, addressing critical issues in black maternal health.

Keisha Reaves continues to be a driving force in mental health advocacy, bridging gaps, breaking barriers, and fostering a more inclusive and compassionate approach to mental health and wellness.

Licensure & Certifications
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor #1583
  • Perinatal Mental Health Certified

Keisha is currently NOT accepting any new clients at this time. All clinicians that work within the Push Thru Therapy Group practice are personally trained and clinically supervised by Keisha Reaves. Please select any of the clinicians below to set up your free consultation and begin your therapy journey.

Paige Dee

Therapist

Regine Henderson

Therapist

Michaela Summers

Therapist

Ja’el Wright

Therapist

Latrenda Washington

Therapist

Chinyere Ezukanma

Therapist

Robyn Carson

Therapist

Melanie Calhoun

Therapist

Ellayah Persons

Gradate Clinical Intern

Alle’Yah Glenn

Gradate Clinical Intern

Stacy-Ann Louie

Child Birth Educator, Doula, & Lactation Consultant

Janese Jones

Administrative Assistant

Paige Dee

Therapist

Hi! I am Paige Dee (she/her). I believe every person deserves to live a life they find meaningful. However, a reality for many of us is that sometimes, living is tough, and meaningful wouldn’t be one’s word of choice to explain their life. Thankfully, significant benefits can come from being therapeutically supported while facing challenges and uncertainties.

Therefore, I approach treatment eclectically to support my clients and draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy orientations, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Dialectic Behavior Therapy. In addition, I draw from Intersectional Feminist, Person-Centered, Strength-Based, and Solution-Focused orientations.

This means that I am a therapist whose work focuses on the primary intersections of self-efficacy, social justice, and mindfulness. And I strive to help my clients positively adjust their faulty or irrational thoughts, behaviors, and emotional reactions to encourage effective changes and acceptance of themselves and living situations. When necessary, I work with clients to uncover how early-life experiences may affect them and how to improve held thoughts and feelings about these experiences. I enjoy helping my clients become increasingly more understanding of their current life situations by talking about what is going on and helping them recognize personal and new strengths and how to apply learned therapeutic skills to daily living.

I feel that empowering clients to be progressively more mindful and radically accepting of their present life is key to them uncovering paths towards a present and future they find meaningful. I am an Army Veteran who enjoys supporting fellow veterans and their families. I especially enjoy helping clients overcome anxiety disorders (i.e., OCD, PTSD, panic, phobias, and generalized anxiety, to name a few). I also have an enthusiastic joy for environmental sustainability and helping others feasibly accomplish their sustainability goals in ways that are not overwhelming. Also, through my years of educational studies, counseling experiences, and being a mother myself, I have developed a unique passion for working with perinatal persons, including their partners, from all walks of life.

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Sociology and Psychology from Texas A&M Central Texas. And I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University. Currently, I am a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) and am working towards becoming an independent Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Lastly and most importantly, I look forward to supporting clients, just like you, by providing respect and empowerment that is deserved as they move through struggles and achievements of daily life and endeavor towards living a life meaningful to them!

Click here to watch a video from Paige!

Under clinical supervision of Keisha Reaves.

If you’re interested in booking a session with Paige, please contact our intake coordinator at admin@keishareaves.com or call 470-696-6741.

Regine Henderson

Therapist

I know firsthand what it feels like to show up for myself, even when I don’t feel it. As a Black woman, I understand how hard it is to live authentically in a society that makes you feel like you aren’t enough. I’ve come to remind you that you are. Much like in my everyday life, I provide a non-judgemental approach to therapy; creating a safer space for you to be your whole self, unapologetically. I believe that everyone, regardless of background, family history or identity, deserves acceptance, love and peace of mind. My ideal client is someone who lives at the intersection of multiple minority groups, and I specialize in issues specific to Black Queer folx & women of color. I provide services that are culturally sensitive in order to create an atmosphere of acceptance specific to the individual needs of every client. I have experience in helping individuals cope with stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, issues related to body image/self-esteem and the impact of organized religion (to name a few). 

My approach is person-centered; with the goal of decolonizing therapy while also creating a space that’s affirming of all sexualities & genders. I recognize that human beings are not one dimensional & that we all have our own unique path to healing. My practice is grounded in holistic wellness & I find joy in helping others focus on their strengths and grow into the person they want to be. I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples & have used it in my practice with relationships of all styles. My passion for maternal mental health has fueled me in my journey as a birth worker & my aim is to help lower the maternal mortality rate that disproportionately affects Black & Brown folx, through mental, emotional & physical support.

Regine is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Click here to watch a video from Regine!

If you’re interested in booking a session with Regine, please contact our intake coordinator at admin@keishareaves.com or call 470-696-6741.

Michaela Summers

Therapist

Michaela Summers is a licensed associate counselor. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, focusing on children in urban settings. She has also earned a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Clark Atlanta University and an Educational Specialist Degree in Professional Counseling & Supervision from the University of Georgia. Michaela has worked with children and families in the school setting as a professional school counselor for 3 years. During her graduate work at UGA, her main focus has been on Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADS). Michaela’s passion for working with women and mothers came when she began her journey as a mother. As an advocate for women suffering from PMADS, Michaela uses Person-Centered, Solution-Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while working with clients. Michaela is very passionate about assisting women and mothers overcoming their struggles with PMADs and everyday life.

Click here to watch a video from Michaela!

Under clinical supervision of Keisha Reaves.

If you’re interested in booking a session with Michaela, please contact our intake coordinator at admin@keishareaves.com or call 470-696-6741.

Ja’el Wright

Therapist

There was a time in life when asking for help was the hardest thing to do. To be honest, even as a
professional counselor, asking for help is sometimes still hard. But it is easier to overcome. Depression
and Anxiety is the most hidden illness among African American women today. Our culture teaches us
that it is weak to ask for help and gaining a badge of honor means sacrificing your mental well-being so
that others can be happy. It’s time to break the cycle and generational curse of mental illness in the
BIPOC communities. It’s time to seek help.

Hi, I’m Ja’el Wright, a License Associate Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. I specialize in
working with individuals in the early stage of recovery from addiction, individuals struggling with life
transitions, new parents struggling with identity issues, and individuals identifying as BIPOC who are
struggling with cultural issues that no one seems to understand.

My therapeutic modalities include person-centered therapy, reality/ choice therapy, emotion-focused
therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and CBT/DBT. My directive approach is rooted in my passion and
purpose to help others find their joy and learn themselves.

Milton Erickson once said, “Life will bring you pain all by itself, your responsibility is to create joy”. Let
me help you create your joy!

Ja’el is is under the supervision of Katherine Dunn.

 

Click here to watch a video from Ja’el!

If you’re interested in booking a session with Ja’el, please contact our intake coordinator at admin@keishareaves.com or call 470-696-6741.

Latrenda Washington

Therapist

LaTrenda is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the state of Georgia. She holds a Bachelor’s
degree in Communication from North Carolina State University. She earned her Master’s degree in
Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. LaTrenda is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
with the National Board of Certified Counselors. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization
and Reprocessing), which is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and
emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.

She is also board certified in Tele-mental health (BC-TMH). LaTrenda has extensive experience working
with couples, helping them improve their connection by learning emotionally-focused communication
techniques. She has a passion for helping individuals and couples work through unresolved issues in
their relationship and start the process of healing and forgiveness.

LaTrenda has experience working with individuals struggling to heal from childhood sexual trauma and
other forms of abuse. She uses EMDR and the Internal Family Systems treatment model to help clients
uncover past trauma, shame, hurt, and betrayal. LaTrenda also works with step families, helping them
each discover their worth and value in the family, while guiding them through unresolved issues within
the family of origin as well.

LaTrenda uses Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT) therapy techniques to help clients understand the connection
between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. She also helps clients uncover faulty core beliefs that
could be informing unhealthy behavior, poor choices, and perpetuating unhealthy relationships.

LaTrenda has a warm, friendly, and loving personality. She sees her work as a therapist as an
opportunity to serve others. She serves with a person-centered, non-judgmental approach. LaTrenda
has been married for 25 years. She has two children and an adorable Westie named Yoshi.

Click here to watch a video from Latrenda!

If you’re interested in booking a session with LaTrenda, please contact our intake coordinator at admin@keishareaves.com or call 470-696-6741.

Chinyere Ezukanma

Therapist

Greetings, I’m so glad you’re here. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker and it would be a pleasure to partner with you on your journey to wellness and wholeness.

There is nothing quite like a safe space to just be and heal. I would love to provide that for you as we unpack challenges such as stress management, anxiety, depression, relationship matters, parenthood, trauma, and life and career transitions, among others. Having an incredible mother who has spent most of her almost 30 year nursing career as a Labor and Delivery Nurse, and becoming a mother myself fostered a desire in me to also become more proficient in supporting other women in their journey to and through motherhood. As a first-generation Nigerian-American, I am especially passionate about holding space for those who identify as immigrants, children of immigrants and undocumented citizens to work through the often complex acculturation experiences and unique stresses they may face. I focus on offering therapeutic support to women and teen girls (particularly those of color) using a trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive, and strengths-based approach, while employing therapeutic modalities such as Client-Centered, Narrative, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies.

I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Indiana University Bloomington, and a Master of Social Work degree in Clinical Health/Mental Health from Clark Atlanta University. I am currently working toward full clinical licensure, and will be under the supervision of Kimberly Mayes, LCSW.

I believe so much in the transformative power of therapy and mental health and wellness, and that every person has the innate ability to heal and nurture themselves with the right support. I am eager to simply meet you where you are on your journey and work together to realize the best version of YOU. I hope you will take the next step and connect with me!

Click here to watch a video from Chi!

If you’re interested in booking a session with Chinyere, please contact our intake coordinator at admin@keishareaves.com or call 470-696-6741.

Robyn Carson

Therapist

Welcome, I am Robyn Carson, a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who is passionate
about supporting women on their journey through healing to true self-acceptance and self-
love. Life challenges can sometimes make us question ourselves and doubt our ability to get
what we want and be who we want to be. It is my intention to provide a safe space to support
you in exploring these experiences and any current difficulties and discovering new possibilities.

I am a native of Philadelphia Pa., and hold a Bachelor’s degree in social work from Georgia State
University and a Master’s degree in Social Work with a clinical concentration from Temple
University. I have over a decade of experience working with diverse populations of women
throughout the perinatal period and am a trained doula and childbirth educator and have
extensive training in PMADS (Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders). During my time working
with women, I have supported them through life transitions including but not limited to,
becoming a new parent, balancing life, goals and parenthood, relationship and employment
changes, and building self-esteem and self-confidence.

I approach therapy with a trauma informed, non-judgmental, warm and collaborative mindset
and often use Person Centered, Solutions Focused, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy modalities. I provide understanding and compassion and work to ensure that everyone
I partner with builds on their innate strengths to reach the wellness and wholeness goals they
are committed to obtaining. If you are ready to begin or continue your journey and feel that I
would be a great fit for you, let’s connect. I am eager to support you in becoming the best
version of yourself!

Click here to watch a video from Robyn!

If you’re interested in booking a session with Robyn, please contact our intake coordinator at admin@keishareaves.com or call 470-696-6741.

Melanie Calhoun

Therapist

Hello. Welcome to a space dedicated to healing and personal growth. I am Melanie Calhoun, an Associate Professional Counselor focusing on women’s issues and maternal mental health. My specialization lies in providing support to women facing life’s challenges, from everything in relationships, careers, and motherhood, such as mood and anxiety disorders and fertility issues, and navigating the impact of parenting on personal and professional aspects of life.

My journey into the mental health field began with a desire to make a difference. After a career in marketing and management consulting, I decided to transition into counseling. As a mother, I’ve faced the challenges of motherhood firsthand, which has ignited a passion to support others on this journey. I pursued a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Clark Atlanta University. This built upon my foundation in Business Administration with an MBA from Florida A&M University.

During our sessions, you’ll find a space that is nonjudgmental where we can explore your world together. My approach incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and narrative therapy to address your needs, whether that involves managing anxiety or depression or understanding family dynamics.

I’m here to offer my support and guidance on your journey towards wellness. If you’re ready to take the next steps, I invite you to reach out to Push Thru Therapy, and we can begin!

Click here to watch a video from Melanie!

If you’re interested in booking a session with Melanie, please contact our intake coordinator at admin@keishareaves.com or call 470-696-6741.

Ellayah Persons

Gradate Clinical Intern

Hi! My name is Ellayah Persons and I look forward to helping you be your best self. Currently, I am pursuing my master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at LaGrange College. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Alabama. Through coursework and training, I have gained knowledge of mindfulness techniques, coping strategies, and ways to assist you through perinatal stressors.

I believe we all need a little help figuring it out sometimes and my goal is to help you continue putting one foot in front of the other. I am passionate about creating a safe space for those on their journey to adulthood and those who have been “adulting” for a while. I like to focus on producing effective thoughts and beliefs and I hope to help you find ways to manage stress, trauma, self-identity, and feelings associated with body image. I’m confident that by building a trusting therapeutic relationship, we can create tools that help you become more attuned to life’s experiences.

Click here to watch a video from Ellayah!

Ellayah is currently under supervision of Keisha Reaves and Latrenda Washington.

Ellayah offers reduced fee sessions. To book counseling services with Ellayah please email our intake coordinator at admin@keishareaves.com.

Alle’Yah Glenn

Gradate Clinical Intern

Alleyah Glenn is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Human Services and Counseling at Post University. Grambling State University awarded her a bachelor’s degree in 2018. She was conceived in St. Louis, Missouri. As a result of her traumatic upbringing, Alleyah learned early on the significance of mental health. Alleyah believes that her life experiences have enabled her to cultivate a secure, nonjudgmental environment in which people can gain insight and develop. Alleyah uses evidence-based techniques from Person-Centered, CBT, and Mindfulness with an eclectic approach to meet your individual requirements. She offers reduced rates for both individuals and couples counseling.

Alleyah is currently under supervision of Keisha Reaves and Latrenda Washington.

To book counseling services with Alleyah please email our intake coordinator at admin@keishareaves.com.

Stacy-Ann Louie

Child Birth Educator, Doula, & Lactation Consultant

I am a Lactation Consultant, Doula, Lamaze Childbirth Educator and Maternal Mental Health Groups Facilitator.

As a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), I am clinically trained and licensed to address all lactation related issues.  My approach to care is to identify and fix the cause of the issue to preserve your breastfeeding journey.  Dyads can benefit from in-person, in- home or virtual consultations.  I teach lactation education classes for expectant parents and birth professionals. Because breastfeeding goes beyond position and latch my support group is a unique blend of lactation support, newborn care, holistic care, and mental wellness.

My doula services are built on evidenced based holistic care. I blend my training with the lessons I have learned to be your perfect Doula. You can choose from a range of my doula services to suit your needs.

In my childbirth education classes I want childbearing families to have increased confidence in their ability to give birth.  By the end of the class, they should be able to make confident and informed decisions about pregnancy, birth, and early parenting. My goal is to reframe how we think about pain, the practices around safe, healthy birth, early breastfeeding and respecting the parent/baby connection.

I am also a maternal mental health group facilitator and immensely proud to offer a maternal mental health support group for black women: Sisters Supporting Sisters. In this group I am committed to supporting women of color to live full and vibrate lives.

To book a consultation with Stacy-Ann and inquire about her services check out her website 

Janese Jones

Administrative Assistant

Janese Jones is the administrative assistant for Push Thru Therapy as well as our social media manager. Janese is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and has obtained her social work degree. She is interested in mental health because she believes that it is her purpose to assist individuals who are in need. In her family, they were always taught to hide their emotions or wipe them off their backs, so she felt as though she had to be strong. She understands how it feels to be afraid to ask for help because doing so could make you feel weak. However, the message she wants to convey is that it’s acceptable to experience sadness and that seeking assistance when you feel you need it is also acceptable. Since graduating, Janese intends to continue her studies to earn a master’s degree or to pursue other internships to gain more experience in the area.

 

To contact Janese about the intake process or any general inquiries regarding Push Thru Therapy, please email her at admin@keishareaves.com