Teens

Salena Rutherfod, MSW -Pre-licensed professional

Salena L. Rutherford is the proud product of Trenton, New Jersey. She graduated from the first (HBCU) Historically Black College or University, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, with a Bachelors in Sociology. Salena subsequently continued her education and obtained a (MSW) Master’s Degree in Social Work from Delaware State University graduating cum laude. Salena has worked with many populations and in various settings including the aging, alternative school settings, community based, residential/group homes, homeless, and social services as well as in both Level IV and V correctional facilities with men and women. Although, she enjoys working with all populations, the mental health and substance abuse fields are her passions. With over 10 years of experience in the helping profession, Salena was able to become a Certified Mental Health Screener from the state of Delaware. She is currently working to obtain her License of Clinical Social Work in the state of Delaware.

Salena uses the eclectic approach in therapy due to her preference of being client centered and a strength based clinician. In addition to being a change agent and advocate, Salena enjoys spending time with family and friends, being a praise dancer at her church where she is also a member and mentors youth. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated where she is dedicated to public service and uplifting the African American Community. Salena enjoys being an Epilepsy Awareness Advocate and will continue to be a voice for those who are vulnerable, lack resources, education, etc. Being an advocate is not only her career but is considered to be her ministry. While Salena realizes the importance of helping others, her personal motto which she lives by is “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. “ Eleanor Brownn

Salena Rutherford

MSW

BrodieLynn Hughes, MSW Pre-licensed professional

Although she grew up in Delaware, Brodie earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in 2004. From there she began working in residential treatment facilities with adolescents of various backgrounds. She and her husband served as foster parents to teenage boys in Utah while building their own family. They moved back to Delaware with their six children in 2012. She later earned her Master’s of Social Work from Delaware State University and is currently working towards becoming a Licenced Clinical Social Worker.

In her personal life, Brodie is very religious and considers the health of the soul and the body when discussing the health of the mind. She is very spiritually-guided, but also places strong value in scientific evidence-based practice. She utilizes a number of different modalities in her therapy sessions. Adolescents are her speciality, but she enjoys working with individuals of all ages

BrodieLynn Hughes

MSW

Raimyia Stanford-Wheeler, MSW Pre-licensed professional

Raimyia graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Delaware State University in 2010. In 2013, she received her Master’s in Administration of Human Services from Wilmington University. She then obtained an MSW from Delaware State University in 2015. Raimyia earned a certification for both Mental Health and Children and Family Therapy from Wilmington University in 2017. She has been in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field over 10 years working with adults and families in diverse settings such as inpatient drug and alcohol facilities, residential treatment facilities, veterans, field and community based services and most recently as a therapist for The Center for Child Development.

Raimyia Stanford-Wheeler

MSW

Mandy Prowitz, LACMH

Mandy is a graduate of Wilmington University where she received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her undergraduate studies were completed at Washington College where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience. Mandy became a Nationally Certified Counselor in 2017. While earning her degree she worked aiding children with Autism in the classroom. She also completed an internship at A Ministry of Caring in Wilmington. She has always had a passion for helping children and is thrilled to have found a career that allows her to tap into that passion everyday.

In her spare time she likes to spend time with her husband, and volunteer at her church were she is a leader in the youth group.

Mandy Prowitz

LACMH

LaTanya Miller, MA Pre-licensed professional

LaTanya Miller is a graduate of Wilmington University. There she studied Elementary Education and acquired her Bachelor’s degree and then obtained her Master’s degree in Community Counseling. She has professional experience as a behavior interventionist working closely with children that have behavioral and emotional problems and within an emergency room setting. Additionally, LaTanya has over 2 years of crisis experience working within the community and in an emergency room setting. She has worked with adults and children between the ages of 4 and 17 who present with high risk behaviors and are in imminent risk of harm to self and others. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral therapy primarily, but also uses various evidence based theories and models to serve children and their families. LaTanya strongly believes in mental health and child advocacy. She says, “Every person when given the proper tools and support can make a change to the better and improve their mental health.”

LaTanya Miller

MA

Sharonda Wesley, LGSW Pre-licensed professional

Sharonda is a graduate of Edinboro University where she received her Master’s degree in Social Work in 2017. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science degree in 2015 from Wilmington University majoring in Behavioral Science with a certificate in Child Advocacy. Sharonda has experience working as a Mobile Crisis Specialist and providing crisis intervention services to those in the community across all age ranges and diverse populations.

Sharonda Wesley,LGSW