Welcome to "The Center"
Our clinical staff consist of Practice Owner, and Founder, Dr. Damafing Keita Thomas, Licensed Psychologist; Dr. Karen E. Landry, Licensed Professional Counselor; Dr. Keshia Prince; Dr. Luke Durain; and School Psychologist, Stacy S. Croft, Ed.S.
At "The Center," we provide psychotherapy for children, adults, couples, and families. Additionally, we provide psychological (to include pre-bariatric surgery evaluations) and psychoeducational evaluations (to include Autism and Learning Disability evaluations).
Imagine meeting someone who wants to know your past, not to judge you, but rather to understand and to help you.
We work to provide acceptance and non-judgment; a healing space for you to continue to grow and to learn more about yourself. We consider you, "the expert," in what you want to achieve in life and in therapy…and we view our role as consultants, whose job is to help you explore meanings, search for answers, and acquire "tools" to add to your toolbox for life (to navigate life's inevitable ups and downs, and struggles. (Please keep in mind that life's struggles are intended to strengthen your emotional muscles and build resiliency).
Our therapeutic approach is compassionate, patient-centered, and interactive. We will ask questions and point out patterns (similarly to seeing yourself in a department store's three way mirror); and offer you the choice of whether you begin to "see" things that you may want “to change.” Consequently, therapy will be custom tailored to your unique personality and your unique “life story.”
The most important relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself. When your relationship with yourself is off kilter; it can trigger problems, such as, anxiety, hopelessness, depression, bouts of irritability/anger outburst, or aggression. Some struggle with negative, disapproving views of self; this can lead a person to put himself or herself down in a joking or serious manner. When one’s self-talk is a bully, then negative thinking can become “self imposed” roadblocks. “Self-imposed” roadblocks can affect every aspect of life, including relationships, work, physical and emotional health.
Whether you are struggling with overwhelming stressors, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-worth, or relationships; psychotherapy can help you understand problems and develop healthy coping skills.
Psychotherapy sessions can help you heal the most important relationship of all – the one you have with yourself.
Unfortunately, some of us may feel like we are less than if we seek therapy. In actuality, having the courage to seek help, means showing up for yourself (self compassion). At The Center, we frequently work with people who are proactive, introspective, intelligent, ambitious, and self motivated to make changes in their lives; so they can live life more fully and courageously. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
May You Travel Life Courageously & With Integrity!!!