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General Practitioners

Sunyana Benjamin, MSW

Sunyana has a Master’s obtained from the University of New England and a Bachelor’s degree from Temple University. She specializes in working with children and families and has previously worked in an intensive outpatient therapy setting. Sunyana is experienced working with children and adolescents with various diagnoses including, but not limited to, Anxiety, Depression, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), and trauma.

Sunyana is well versed in various Art Therapy techniques used to best engage children at their level of readiness. She utilizes evidence based practices including, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Diadatic Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Approach, and Play Therapy. Sunyana is also a military spouse, which allows her to be insightful and supporting of the military lifestyle, which can lead to difficulties transitioning in new settings.

Sunyana Benjamin

MSW

Melissa Clendaniel, LACMH

Melissa Clendaniel is a native Delawarean born and raised in Kent County. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University in 2014, she pursued her Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling also from Wilmington University, graduating in 2017. After passing the National Counselors Exam, she became a Nationally Certified Counselor through NBCC in May 2017.

Melissa is a Licensed Associate Counselor of Mental Health. She is currently pursuing full licensure and provides client-centered therapy to children, teens, adults, and families. Melissa has experience with a variety of issues including trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, psychosis, grief, and suicidal ideation.

Throughout Melissa’s career as a therapist she has gained experience and training in a variety of specialized areas including Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy For Psychosis (CBTp).

Melissa most recently worked as a Mobile Outpatient Therapist on the Delaware CORE Grant. In this position she provided therapy services to teens and young adults who were experiencing their first episodes of psychosis. She has also worked as an Outpatient Therapist at an inpatient substance use residential facility. Melissa is passionate about providing the most effective and genuine counseling experience for clients and their families. She especially believes unconditional positive regard for all clients and meeting the individual where they are at is at the core of any therapy relationship.

Melissa Clendaniel

LACMH

Jeshonda Dennis, MSW -Pre-Licensed Professional

Jeshonda grew up in the state of Delaware. She is a graduate of Delaware State University. In 2017, she earned a bachelor’s degree in social work. Thereafter, in 2018, she continued her education at Delaware State University and earned a master’s degree (MSW) in social work. In previous employments, Jeshonda has gained experience working as an outpatient therapist for children and teens. She has worked with children and teens between the ages of 4-17 who have had a wide array of mental and behavioral disorders. Jeshonda has been an interventionist during crisis situations for at risk youth. She is very passionate about being an advocate for children, teens, and families that need external support. Jeshonda engages clients in a variety of treatment methods, such as individual, couples, group, and family-based therapy. Jeshonda uses a variety of treatment methods, such as cognitive behavioral, trauma-focused, and person-centered. She believes that the best approach to therapy is the one that adapts to the clients’ specific needs. Jeshonda is, currently, working towards becoming a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW).

Jeshonda Dennis

MSW

Domonique DeShields, MS, NCC, LACMH

Domonique is a graduate of University of Delaware and Delaware State University. She received her Bachelor’s in Human Services with a clinical concentration and her Master’s in Social Work in 2018. Currently Domonique is working toward her Social Work license. She has always had a passion for working with children of all ages, with years of experience working in different settings including mental health, the judicial system, and school systems. Domonique is excited and committed to learning the best practices and techniques to serve children and their families.

Domonique DeShields

MS, NCC, LACMH

LaVante’ Dorsey, LCSW Contractor

LaVante’ N Dorsey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the Center for Child Development. Ms. Dorsey is comfortable addressing a variety of mental health problems in children including anger management, depression, anxiety, family and relationship conflict and more. Ms. Dorsey is committed to creating a safe therapeutic environment that allows youth to build on existing strengths. Ms. Dorsey enjoys running therapeutic groups for youth in the community.

LaVante’ Dorsey

LCSW Contractor with CCD​

Precious Morris-Browning, MS

Precious is a graduate of the University of Delaware where she received her BA in sociology. She also received a MS degree in mental health counseling from Springfield college in 2015.

Precious spent four years working and advocating for youth with Delaware’s Division of Family Services. There she investigated allegations of child abuse and neglect and worked diligently to help families remain together while maintaining safety for Delaware’s youth.

More recently, she has worked as a clinical therapist, working with various populations. Precious has worked with adolescents, adults, the substance abuse population, and those with serious mental health issues such as schizophrenia, PTSD, and depression. She is currently working towards obtaining her LPC.

Precious Morris-Browning

MS

Brandi Walker, MSW

Brandi was raised in the state of Delaware, where she decided to follow her parents and further her education at Delaware State University. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (2016) and her Master’s in Social Work (2019). Brandi has experience working with Child Welfare and providing support to children and their families in Delaware’s schools. Brandi is also aware of the resources Delaware has to offer.

Brandi is trained in Functional Family Therapy and has a passion for bringing families together as well as being a shining examples to young women and mothers. She is currently working towards obtaining her Social Work license.

Brandi Walker

MSW

Domonique Wisher, MSW

Domonique is a graduate of University of Delaware and Delaware State University. She received her Bachelor’s in Human Services with a clinical concentration and her Master’s in Social Work in 2018. Currently Domonique is working toward her Social Work license. She has always had a passion for working with children of all ages, with years of experience working in different settings including mental health, the judicial system, and school systems. Domonique is excited and committed to learning the best practices and techniques to serve children and their families.

Domonique Wisher

MSW

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