Ayanna Nobles is a graduate of Chestnut Hill College in Pennsylvania. She received a Master's of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with a Trauma Focus in 2014. Ayanna also attended Chestnut Hill College for her undergraduate degree in Human Services. Ayanna primarily worked within the Philadelphia School System with the School Therapeutic Services Program as a Lead Clinician and Mobile Therapist for children and adolescents. Upon relocating to Delaware, Ayanna began her work with the Forensic and Crisis population. Inside this work, she provided counseling and psycho-social evaluations for a range of age groups including geriatric.
Additionally, Ayanna has also provided treatment via individual sessions and group therapy for
adolescents, children, adults, and couples. It is Ayanna's career goal to assist with stressors that potentially hinder ones identified healthy living. In a well-rounded eclectic approach, she works with individuals to aid in the awareness of internalized struggles, possible alternative perspectives and most importantly, adoption of realistic and effective coping strategies. In her words: "It is my hope to assist you with the navigation of becoming/remaining a productive individual to ultimately promote holistic healthy living. See you soon."
Ayanna Nobles, M.S.
Pre-Licensed Mental Health Therapist
Processing one's feelings, life events, problems and mental health symptoms can feel overwhelming. Margo's approach is genuine and compassion driven, and she believes often times we just need some guidance and curiosity to get to the core of what we are experiencing. Margo provides a strength based approach, one that is empowering and collaborative, particularly those who have low self worth/self esteem, immense guilt/shame, trauma, depression, anxiety, profound grief and substance and alcohol use disorders. As an Art Therapist, Margo understands there are not always words to describe how we feel. Art therapy is rooted in the process and finding different ways to explore and be curious about ourselves and whatever issues we are facing. You'd be surprised what comes out when we nurture our inner child! Margo is a trained Art Therapist and Counselor, who believes therapy is a radical act of self love.
Margo works with all people! Margo has worked in community non-profits, detention centers, addiction treatment settings, in behavioral health, in schools, with children, adolescents, gender non-conforming individuals, and members of the LGBTQIA+ Community.
Margo Elsayd, LPCMH
Licensed Professional of Clinical Mental Health
I am originally from Washington DC. I arrived in Dover Delaware in 2014 pursuing a bachelor's degree in Social Work and in 2020 I graduated from Delaware State University with a masters degree in social work. I consider myself a life long learner and I strive daily to be an agent of change.
I have nearly 5 years of experience working in a variety of settings (congregant care, after school programming, inpatient, alternative school) with youth from various backgrounds utilizing a trauma informed approach. My theoretical orientation of choice is CBT however, I am aware that each client's needs differ and pull from a variety of approaches when necessary. My overall goal as a clinician is to assist clients in overcoming barriers relating to their mental health so that they are able to thrive and cope with struggles that may arise in day to day life and keep going! In the words of Michelle Obama "becoming isn't about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. “The journey doesn't end"
LeNae Powell, MSW
Pre-Licensed Mental Health Therapist
Tamara migrated to Delaware from New York City with years of practice management experience having graduated from Metropolitan College of New York in the field of business administration with a concentration in healthcare systems management. She is familiar with the mental health field having also worked with adults with dual diagnoses and children with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disabilities.
As our office manager, Tamara's hope is to support not only Resilient Soul but its clients in hopes they receive the best care and attention possible.
Tamara enjoys working as a team and helping to foster environments where people can thrive and be the best version of themselves. Her ultimate goal is to continue to expand her Jewish women of color nonprofit organization and offer multicultural, multilayered services to all women and children.
Tamara McKeever, B.B.A
I am a senior at Delaware State University majoring in Psychology. One day I aspire to be a child and adolescent psychologist or an alcohol and drug counselor. My love for this field expanded when I overcame my own depression and started working on my anxiety. Dealing with this opened my eyes to how hard life really is when dealing with a mental illness and how hard it is to function with it everyday.
This is where my future career as a psychologist or counselor comes into play by guiding, understanding and helping clients learn healthy and productive ways of handling their mental health or substance use challenges. I hope that in the process of me helping and understanding them, I also help and understand myself better as well.
I am currently in my fourth year as a senior at Delaware State University and I am a Psychology major. My aspirations in life are to one day become a psychiatrist or a psychotherapist. I am interested in helping others the best I can with any problems that they might have. I want to be able to make a difference in people's lives and help them to feel better about themselves or specific situations.
The way the mind can have a such a big impact on people's lives has always been fascinating to me! All my life I have heard from family and friends that I am a good listener and advice giver. I am always trying to figure out the deeper connection regarding why someone is acting, as well as, feeling the way they are.
With that being said, it is one of the many reasons why I chose this field. I hope to one day apply my skills by listening to someone's hardships and feelings and be able to give life changing advice and prescribe medicine if needed.
I am a Senior attending Delaware State University majoring in Psychology. I attended Wesley College for my first two years of my college journey. I aspire to become a Drug and Alcohol counselor. When I was in high school I really didn't know too much about psychology, I just knew I wanted it to be my major. When the pandemic happened in 2020 I found myself getting into the helping field by working in a nursing home, which open my eyes to the functioning of dementia. After that I just started having a passion for helping. I've always been intrigued about the workings of the mind; how illnesses impact the composition of the brain and the motivating factors in using substances and their impact on the functioning of the brain.
I'm looking forward to continuing to understand the mind in order to help others on their journey to recovery!