LeNaya S Crawford, LMFT, RPT, RYT- The Holistic MFT
LeNaya is the owner and Clinical director of Kaleidoscope Family Therapy.
LeNaya is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist, who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Spelman College and her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy with specializations in Trauma Therapy and Child and Adolescent Therapy.
In addition to her degrees, she is a Gottman trained couples therapist, registered yoga teacher (RYT-200), certified sound and meditation guide, media contributor and public speaker.
With over 10 years of experience, LeNaya is passionate about helping people foster a deeper mind, body and soul connection on their path to healing and purpose. She specializes in working with women, couples, and families with a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, attachment, social skills, relationship issues, grief and loss, /life transitions, divorce, identity and self-esteem.
LeNaya takes a holistic and collaborative approach, incorporating the mind + body + soul connection. She believes that her clients have the power to learn and grow; she is there to aid and encourage them along the way. LeNaya uses fun and unique strategies to help her clients become invested in the concepts she is teaching and helps them create reminders to implement the concepts and strategies outside of therapy.
She incorporates play, art, mindfulness, sound, yoga and movement, helping clients work through their challenges more effectively at their own pace while emphasizing their strengths.
LeNaya is a featured mental health expert for the Huffington Post, Health line, Ask men and Daily motion and more.
Branden Crawford, CLC, UXD
Branden is the Co- owner and Marketing Director of Kaleidoscope Family Therapy.
Branden is a Certified Life Coach and User Experience Designer, who attended Morehouse College for a degree in Business Marketing. In addition to his certifications, Branden is a Cognitive behaviorally trained life coach, brand strategist, yogi, and mentor to young Black men aspiring to be entrepreneurs.
As the oldest of 5 boys, Branden is passionate about helping Black men heal and grow into their fullest potential. Through performance coaching, strategy, and wellness he specializes in working with teens, men, and budding small businesses.
With over 10 years of experience, Branden helps people develop confidence, establish stable growth model strategies, and show up as their authentic self in life and business.
Creatively, Branden thrive's in challenging, fast paced environments where the user experience and sound prototyping can directly affect how his deliverables influence client goals.
Branden is known for his ability to quickly establish good rapport and motivate others into action.
He is available for life and performance coaching.
Crystal Battle, MAMFT
Crystal earned her master’s degree at Richmont University in Marriage & Family Therapy and her undergraduate degrees from Point University in Human Relations and Organizational Leadership. Crystal is a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator where she provides couples with marital and premarital counseling and assessments.
Crystal’s clinical experience includes working with individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, and youth groups.
Crystal’s overall theoretical orientation is family systems and person centered. Her niche is working with couples and families explore areas of growth, and empowering the youth and those who feel insignificant. It’s her goal to provide a space of encouragement and empowerment to those who feel hopeless and stuck.
Crystal’s aim is to create a space for clients to feel comfortable to share and begin their story wherever they feel at ease to. Crystal finds it an honor to walk beside individuals, families, and couples in their most distressing time; and she takes pleasure in getting to know each client as she helps them sort out the difficult fragments of life.
Crystal is currently working under supervision towards her LMFT.
Rene Chandler, LCSW
René is a licensed clinical social worker. She received a Bachelor of Social Work from The University of Texas in Austin, and obtained a Master of Social Work from Temple University, specializing in clinical work with children, youth and families. René is a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified ADHD Clinical Services Provider, Certified Child and Adolescent Anxiety Treatment Professional, and a Registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator.
With over 8 years of experience, René provides individual and family therapy for children, teens, families, and adult individuals. René has a broad range of experience, including providing counseling for birth parents and the adoption triad, LGBTQ youth, children on the Autism Spectrum, individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief and loss, or have experienced trauma or sexual abuse. René specializes in working with children who have ADHD, anxiety, or have difficulty with emotional regulation, behavioral concerns, impulsive behaviors, aggressive or self-injurious behaviors, and school difficulties.
René provides a safe and supportive environment for clients to express and process their feelings in a non-judgmental environment. Rather than have a “one size fits all” perspective, René uses a blend of treatment approaches that takes into consideration each client’s individual needs to find the best fit for the individual or family. She uses a combination of evidenced-based approaches including play therapy, art, narrative therapy, mindfulness and body-based strategies, attachment-based therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and trauma-informed approaches. René enjoys working with parents and children to facilitate emotional connection, communication, decrease problematic behaviors, and increase positive interactions.
Tatiana Charles, LAPC
Tatiana is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor, who earned her Bachelor's in Psychology at SUNY College of Old Westbury and her Master's in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University.
Her background includes working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in both Inpatient and Outpatient settings. She has experience working with clients dealing with , anxiety, depression, autism spectrum, family conflict, ADHD and other challenges throughout one’s lifespan.
Tatiana mainly uses Cognitive behavioral therapy and Solution focused approaches and techniques when working with clients. She believes that each client is an individual so each session is different and reflects the individual’s needs and strengths.
Tatiana has previously worked as a Preschool teacher and Camp Counselor. She understands that children learn to understand the world and their place in it through play. Tatiana believes in using play therapy techniques to help children open up, express themselves, develop social skills and learn more about themselves.
She enjoys getting to know her clients with compassion, empathy, honesty and understanding. Also helping clients to recognize the importance of healthy and positive coping skills.
Sarah Anne Patton, LAPC, NCC
Sarah Anne Patton is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia, and her Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University.
In addition to her degrees, Miss Patton is certified as an Anger Resolution Blueprint Specialist as well as a Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) provider. Miss Patton has also had extensive training in suicide prevention and crisis intervention.
Sarah Anne has over 3 years of experience working in a variety of counseling settings and populations including private practice, community-based counseling, court mandated programs, and a substance abuse rehabilitation center. Miss Patton specializes primarily in working with adults and teens with substance abuse and/or mental health concerns.
She uses an integrated theoretical approach when working with clients. She uses approaches and techniques from several different counseling theories including person-centered therapy, behavior therapy, CBT, motivational interviewing, and reality therapy in order to be able to best serve each individual client’s unique needs.
Sarah Anne is passionate about the field of counseling. She is motivated to provide the best services to each individual client. She uses the core conditions of Rogerian therapy; genuineness, acceptance, and empathy; to provide an open and comfortable counseling experience for each client. Just as she expects clients to be open with her- you will find that Miss Patton is open with her clients as well!
Sarah is currently under supervision towards full licensure
Danya Maloon, LMSW
Danya earned her MA in Social Administration with a focus in Child Development and Group Work from the University of Chicago. She also holds a Masters in Teaching (MAT) from Brown University. Danya has worked extensively in school and camp settings as both a clinician and a teacher. When not working clinically at Kaleidoscope, she is a pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teacher and an inclusion specialist for day camps. She completed her mental health internships at Head Start and inpatient substance abuse clinics, where she worked extensively with family reunification plans after social service interventions.
Throughout her career as a teacher and clinician, Danya has worked with young people and families experiencing anxiety,ADHD, trauma, LBTQ and gender identity issues, divorce, and autism spectrum.
Danya utilizes an eclectic, strengths-based approach in her work with clients. A warm, empathic person, Danya believes that wellness-emotional, mental, and spiritual--is a journey upon which both clinician and client embark together during the course of their work. Working from a space of radical acceptance and joyful communication, Danya is equally adept at working with young children, adolescents, famlies, and couples.
Danya is currently working under supervision in order to attain her LCSW.
Shariya Pryor, MAMFT
Shariya is a Master's of Family Therapy student at Mercer University’s School of Medicine as well as an intern here at Kaleidoscope Family Therapy. She completed her bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies at The University of Alabama in 2016. She has experience working with children, young adults, parents, and couples dealing with challenging issues throughout their life.
She ventured into early childhood development where she became a preschool educator. Throughout her teaching she continued to have an urge for understanding family systems and different family dynamics. Through her own life experiences, she has built onto her skills of communication, empathy, and trustworthiness. Shariya has always known she wanted to help people but didn’t know exactly what that road would look like. She found clarity when she began her journey into the mental health field, where her answers to why people become who they are, were soon answered. During this time, she has completed her level 1 Gottman training that will enrich her skills when working with couples.
What encourages Shariya to be the best therapist she can is the belief that change can happen in any situation. She believes that she is merely an aide in the therapeutic experience and the client is the change agent. Shariya enjoys being open and honest as well as using her creative abilities to unlock the clients’ utmost potential.
Danielle M. Tidwell, MS, LMFT, RPT
Danielle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist, and recent Art Therapy graduate, who earned her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mercer University and Master of Science in Art Therapy from Florida State University. Currently, she is a doctoral student at Florida State University.
Danielle is pursuing her doctorate in Art Therapy by researching the artistic expression of mixed/multicultural individuals. This focus stems from her passions about social justice and intersectionality.
Danielle is an accomplished artist with a background in neuropsychology, business, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Studio Art from Georgia State University.
In addition to her degrees and certifications, she has Gottman I & II training in couples’ therapy. While in the art therapy program, Danielle used art therapy with an array of clients at various facilities in Tallahassee: adolescents at Heritage Trails School, an all-male prison in Wakulla county, Kearney Center with clients struggling with homelessness, an outpatient unit program for adults at Capital Regional Medical Center, and with the elderly at Elder Day Stay.
Danielle’s previous experience includes working at government agencies and private practices in Atlanta, Georgia. Danielle has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families as a multicultural marriage and family therapist. Her clients have been from different cultural, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. She is a mixed/multicultural woman and believes this helps her connect with clients and brings awareness of the complexities of identity. She has worked with an array of diagnoses and labels.
Danielle has a social justice focus and wants to help the city of Atlanta begin to help navigate ways to process the multiple layers of trauma and stresses that have challenged the community. She utilizes evidence-based client-centered theories along with playful and creative art interventions. She loves being creative and using play/art therapy techniques to join with clients and help express thoughts and emotions that might be too complex or abstract to verbalize. Danielle believes that the use of artistic creativity in therapy is essential for holistic healing.
Isita Patel, APC, NCC
Isita is an Associate Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. She earned her B.S. in Biology with a minor in Religion from Emory University, her MSc in Biomedical Sciences from GA-PCOM, and her MSc in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Columbus State University.
In addition to her degrees, Isita is working towards certification as a Be Body Positive Facilitator. She also has training in suicide prevention and crisis intervention. She has worked with various mental health disorders in both the community mental health and private practice settings. She is passionate about healing trauma and empowering her clients. She combines her love of neuroscience and psychology to provide a holistic perspective emphasizing the mind-body connection. She specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem/embodiment, life transitions, stress management, and suicidal ideation.
Isita views therapy as a collaborative effort. She believes that each client has what they need already within them. She is there to assist the individual in pulling it out of them. Isita uses a combination of techniques and modalities as each person is unique. She strives to create a comfortable and safe therapeutic relationship as she realizes that coming to therapy can be a difficult step to take. She
As a first-generation child of immigrants, Isita understands the challenges that come with blending two different cultures. She incorporates inclusivity and cultural sensitivity into her practice and welcomes individuals of all backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures. She is LGBTQIA+ affirming and is passionate about reducing stigma associated with mental health and mental health care.
Charna Wilson, MAMFT
Charna earned her master’s degree at Mercer University in Marriage and Family Therapy and her undergraduate degree from Virginia State University in English with concentrations in Mass Communications and Writing. Charna is also a certified Social Media Strategist.
Charna has worked in Social Media management and marketing since 2014 with multiple organizations and growing small businesses. Charna’s clinical experience includes working with individuals, couples, families, children, and adolescents.
Charna’s primary theoretical orientation is Symbolic Experiential, where she focuses on the impact of the people and things around you on the emotions and how to embrace them in order to affect effective change. Charna’s interventions most frequently utilize mindfulness and positive affirmations. Her niche can be described as working with clients of color who have previously questioned the effectiveness of therapy specifically in areas around anxiety and family issues. She particularly likes working with men and adolescents.
Charna’s aim is to help her clients embrace and understand the emotions they feel in an effort to take control over their own lives. She is here to guide individuals, families, and couples on their journeys and is honored to help them find comfort and make sense of their most troubling times.
Charna is currently working under supervision towards her LMFT.
Phallon Foxworth, LAPC
Phallon is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor in Georgia. She earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Spelman College and Master’s in Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Sciences.
Phallon’s background includes working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in Partial Hospitalization, Outpatient, and Correctional/Prison settings. She has experience working with clients struggling with anxiety, ADHD, anger, depression, life adjustments, trauma, loss, self-esteem, communication skills, and additional adversities. Phallon uses an integrated approach, primarily using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused, and Person-Centered Therapy. She understands the importance of flexibility and making the therapeutic space one without pressure or fear. Phallon believes in making sessions as structured or unstructured as the client prefers.
Phallon enjoys the work she does with clients and guiding individuals through the difficulties life brings as well as identifying coping skills, support systems, and a positive outlook of self. She believes it is an honor to be a listener, advocate, and support for her clients.
Phallon is currently under supervision towards full licensure
Kyra Anderson, MAMFT
Kyra obtained her Masters in Family Therapy from Mercer University. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and families dealing with behavioral and mental health issues. Her passion includes working with adolescents and young adults, dealing with difficult life transitions, suicide ideation, anxiety, depression, and stress. Her passion also lies with working with couples dealing with sexual issues, communication differences, and infidelity.
Kyra is an authentic and direct therapist. Her focus is on breaking down each client's structure and assisting in helping the client restructure their system to help meet their goals. In doing so, you will learn to identify and change your perspective, establish boundaries, and take accountability in your own life.
Kyra’s purpose as a therapist is to help guide you to find ways to build a strong foundation that will help to create a more fulfilling life. She believes in the importance of guidance, support, and building an impactful relationship with each person she works with
Michael Curtis, MAMFT
Michael Curtis is a Marriage and Family Therapy doctoral student University of Georgia and
serves as the project coordinator for the Therapy for Black Families project. He received his
master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and
has been train in Intersectional Sex Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and
Reprocessing (EMDR). He utilizes holistic, client-centered and relationally focused approaches
to individual, couple, and family therapy to help clients foster a greater sense of wholeness and
His work on the Therapy for Black Families project will be focused on increasing Black families
access to quality culturally responsive, psychotherapy and connecting families to needed
Michael is also researching the situational and environmental factors that influence the mental
health and wellbeing of Black American men. The focused of his research is to remove some of
the stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment and increasing the amount of access
minority and underserved communities have to safe, culturally responsive, non-judgmental
Crystal Johnson, Masters Level Intern
Crystal is a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health student at Richmont Graduate University. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Spelman College and has been trained in Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She utilizes a relational and dynamic perspective when working with adults, families, teens, and children.
Crystal has extensive experience working with children from newborns to 19 as an educator and child care provider. While teaching, she experienced the impact of difficult life experiences on her and her students and decided she would be most effective as a counselor. Crystal has worked with children on the Autism Spectrum and incorporates creativity and play to help younger clients develop social and emotional learning skills.
When working with adults, Crystal believes in a balanced approach to therapy. She affirms the person today while integrating new habits and a plan for a more manageable tomorrow. She meets clients where they are and walks along side them on the journey of acceptance and change. She uses evidence-based interventions such as person-centered therapy, motivational interviewing, and DBT.
Crystal is also researching “Impostor Phenomenon in Black Female Undergraduate Students” and will present the 2021 American Counseling Association conference. With a passion for mental and emotional wellness, Crystal seeks to empower her clients to create a life that sparks joy and develop an environment where they can thrive.
KeVonya Webb-Riley, Masters Level Intern
Olivia Pitzini, Masters Level Intern
Olivia is a Master’s of Marriage and Family Therapy student at Mercer University School of Medicine as well as an intern at Kaleidoscope Family Therapy. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology at Mercer University in 2019. She has experience working with children of all ages and needs as well as with adults working through issues regarding relationships, life satisfaction, anxiety, and depression.
After interning at a residential facility for children in the foster care system, she discovered her curiosity in exploring how family dynamics and life experiences influence mental health, not only in children, but in their parents as well. Her background in sociology sparked her interest in how education, the criminal justice system, and government policies impact individuals and their families. In addition, Olivia has explored the impact that generational trauma may have on families from many different communities. She enjoys helping people not only deconstruct their presenting problems, but also come up with alternative methods to cope and find solutions for both short-term and long-term issues.
Olivia strives to make clients feel comfortable discussing difficult topics by extending empathy, grace, and understanding. She believes that people first need to feel heard and understood in a non-judgmental environment in order for change to occur. Olivia takes time to get to know each client individually regardless if they are seeking individual, couples, or family therapy. She knows that there is not one therapeutic approach that works for everyone, so she combines narrative, attachment-based, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in ways that best fit each client system.