Our Clinicians

Abeke` (Kay) Baker, LMFT
B.A. Psychology & Master's Family Therapy/ Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 
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Abeke Baker, LMFT is a 2011 graduate of Mercer University School of Medicine's Marriage and Family Therapy Master's Degree program. She has a unique career path in the Mental Health/Social Services fields that began at the age of 14. She started as a youth counselor for the Red Cross Lock Key Kids safety program and has more than 18 years of hands on experience ranging from a Program Director of a Howard County Parks and Recreation in Columbia, MD which included youth and young adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities, autism, and mal-adaptive behaviors to Inpatient Crisis Stabilization Hospital for adolescents and adults.

 

Volunteer Work

Abeke has been an AUU basketball assistant coach since 2003. In 2015, she also began volunteering with a program that helps find housing for homeless LGBTQ youth.

*ALL Intake/Consultations for new clients are required to be performed by Kay Baker*

Chantel Kufeji, LMSW
B. A. Social Work & Master's Social Work/ License Master Social Worker

Chantel is a Licensed Master of Social Worker with over 8 years of experience serving children, adolescents, adults and families.  She is Nigerian and Jamaican and originally from Miami, FL but resides in Atlanta, GA. She obtained her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Florida A&M University and her Master of Social Work degree from Barry University. Chantel has facilitated various trainings to provide education to  childcare workers on how to provide services to underserved youth and their families. She has worked in many roles from case manager for children and families to director of a psychiatric hospital. She has experience working in the mental health field, assisted individuals struggling with substance abuse, and advocated and supported people of the LGBTQ+ community. Chantel has a passion for the social work field and strives to be a strength-based change agent with a trauma-focused perspective.

****NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS****

Zachard (Zay) Roberson, LMSW
B.A. Social Work/ Licensed Masters of Social Work 
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Zachard Roberson, LMSW is a 2006 graduate of North Carolina A&T and 2007 graduate of Howard University School of Social Work programs. He has a 10 year portfolio that spans the child welfare, public health and social science research sectors. Previously, Zachard was coordinator of the Gay Men's Health Collaborative of Northern Virginia (GMHC). While serving at the coordinator of GMHC he helped revitalize and implement HIV/STI prevention program for 18-34-year-old males within the gay, bisexual, or transgender community.


 

Volunteer Work

Zachard has collaborated with the Alexandria Health Department, of Alexandria Virginia, and Virginia Department of Health, participating in outreach program development and public health activities to include community health.

****NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS****

NeChelle Gordon, LAPC
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
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Mrs. NeChelle Gordon is a nationally certified associate licensed professional counselor.  She has had the pleasure of working with adults and children for the last ten years in multiple setting including but not limited to a women and children’s substance abuse treatment , a maximum level juvenile treatment center, and middle school setting. NeChelle is a wife of an Army active duty service member and a mother of two children. She received her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Troy University and her Bachelors degree from Alabama State University in Therapeutic Recreation. NeChelle has been a self advocate for the LGBTQ community since the early 2000’s. NeChelle helped to co found a social organization for feminine identifying women and supporters of the LGBTQ community. As a helping professional, she finds it extremely important to promote academic and social growth to all people despite social economic status, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. NeChelle believes in the potential of all people society has deemed as outcast and or forgotten.

Denise Spear, LAPC
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor

Denise Spear, LAPC with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. As a native of Atlanta, GA and graduate of Grand Canyon University, she has a MS in Professional Counseling and Post Masters Certification in trauma counseling. Denise has collaborative experience in foster care settings, educating foster care parents on LGBTQ challenges, psychiatric hospitals, group home settings, quality assurance, case management, addiction counseling, and is also a Certified GA Educator in Special Education. She considers herself a lifelong learner and believe there is never enough education to prevent one from becoming better. From a clinical approach she focuses on trauma therapies, cognitive behavior, person-centered, strength-based, and mindfulness. In her space there is warmth and comfort as she supports you in becoming your most authentic self. 

Denise Spear, MS, LAPC

 

"It’s important to question anything and everything because you learn more by looking for the answer than you do finding it." - Author Unknown

Chanel Haley
Director of Administrative Operations
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Chanel Haley is a national award-winning lgbtq gender policy consultant, speaker, and politico.  She is a 2019 Atlanta Pride Grand Marshall and one of 2020 OUT Georgia 100's Most Influential.  Ms. Haley holds certification in Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell University.