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Restorative Health and Wellness is a holistic mental health group practice dedicated to the health and well being of Black and Brown people and people who have historically been marginalized. Restorative Health and Wellness recognizes that the choice to focus on ones health has to do with not any individual faults but the stress society exerts on us all. 

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If you are experiencing issues or stressors related to work, raising your family, a romantic relationship, intergenerational family conflict, feeling stuck, unhappy or unhealthy we would love to assist you in navigating those circumstances. It is a common misconception that one has to have a significant mental health issue or ‘something wrong’ as an individual to access therapy nothing could be further from the truth one just has to be human as we all experience hardships and difficulties. Therapy offers you an unbiased, safe space to talk out any and all issues you may be experiencing.

Restorative Health and Wellness has clinicians primarily of color that are culturally competent and trained in multiple different therapeutic modalities including Strength based and person centered approaches, Cognitive Based Therapy. Additionally, RHW offers regular and restorative yoga groups/ classes, several groups and, has a reiki practitioner and nutritional counselor.

Shalonda Edwards MSW, LICSW

"I wake up, do yoga, go to the office, light incense, and put on my trap music while I drink my tea."

Shalonda Edwards  MSW, LICSW is the Founding Clinician of Restorative Health and Wellness. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker LICSW with 15 years of clinical experience and yoga teacher who ethically integrates holistic and somatic modalities including Breathwork, Mindfulness, and, trauma informed yoga and meditation into her work with clients.  As an avid yoga practitioner and teacher Shalonda has recognized the important benefits of facilitating a mind body connection via  yoga/ somatic practices. 

 

Shalonda is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and Westfield State University  and has 15 years of experience in social work. She is an independently licensed social worker in MA and is also a Certified Holistic Practitioner, a Certified mindfulness Informed practitioner, Certified Trauma Informed practitioner, Level 1 certified Reiki and Energy Healer and also possesses a Mindful Communities Trauma informed Yoga Practitioner Certificate from the Veterans Yoga Project. Shalonda is an E300 hour yoga teacher working towards her EY500 hour certificate, She is the founder of Restorative Health and Wellness a private therapy practice with a Holistic lens that seeks to ethically integrate these practices into our work with clients and to offer them to the community at large. 

 

Shalonda is  a lifelong resident of Springfield, MA  and has a vested interest in ensuring that communities of color and underserved communities have access to Holistic and Somatic modalities and clinical care that demonstrates cultural humility.

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Khiya Price, MSW

"When I open my eyes, I express Gratitude for a new day. If I feel an unsupportive emotion showing up, I recognize that I’m not living in the present moment. I, then, have the power and ability to choose presence."

Hello, my name is Khiya. I am a pre-licensed clinician with an MSW from Westfield State University. While I have worked with clients experiencing a wide range of mental health challenges,  I am particularly  passionate about helping school age kids, Adolescents, and young adults learn how to develop coping skills to navigate daily life stressors .The majority of my practice focuses on  supporting individuals with anxiety,depression, ADHD as well as, strained family dynamics, issues in school or educational environments and self esteem. My approach is strength-based grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns that can lead to problematic behaviors.  My clinical work I  utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  to emphasize a client's strengths and build on their existing abilities to resolve challenges. I look forward to working with you to reach your therapeutic goals. I am available to work with clients Tuesday/ Thursday during the day into the evening.

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Rayhana Washington, LMHC

"I wake up everyday grateful for another day of life and living. The first thing I do is meditate. I leave yesterday’s worries and mistakes behind because it’s a new day and I get another chance to start over."

Hello, my name is Rayhana Washington and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in MA. I am passionate about helping individuals to achieve clarity and regulation, particularly as they navigate life transitions. I have experience supporting individuals in understanding and processing challenging family dynamics, breaking relationship cycles, setting boundaries, learning to prioritize self, divorce, parenting, anxiety, and depression amongst other things. I specialize in teaching my clients how to manage stress, improve relationships, enhance performance, and identifying triggers/patterns in their life that no longer serve them.

The majority of my practice focuses on addressing the common struggles that my clients face, such as anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, self-esteem issues, setting boundaries. I approach therapy from a cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and somatic approach, integrating various modalities to tailor the treatment to the unique needs of each individual. My goal is to create a supportive and collaborative environment where clients feel empowered to make positive changes in their lives. I look forward to working with you.

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