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Meet the Healing Grounds Therapy team! Experienced professionals dedicated to helping you on your journey to healing and rekindling hope!

Tavara Franklin is a licensed therapist and owner of Healing Grounds Therapy & Wellness Center, LLC who has a niche for helping others heal and live in their truth.

Tavara specializes in CBT and Reality Therapy. She provides a therapeutic journey for individuals, families, and couples to discover their truth and live a transparent unapologetic life as their authentic selves. Tavara’s expertise is in assisting women and adolescent females who are experiencing anxiety or depression as they navigate through their daily lives. She provides a non-judgmental safe space with every turn down their road of healing while remaining H.O.T. (Honest, Open & Transparent).

Tavara stands firmly on the notion that clients are self-sufficient individuals who are capable of change when endorsed by motivation and fortitude. She believes people are equipped fundamentally with the solutions to their problems through focusing on their strength and resiliency.

In her spare time, Tavara enjoys music, travel, experiencing new foods, games, and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Originating from Syracuse, New York, Kae’chauna is a versed therapist who has over four years of experience and specializes in individual, family, and group therapy for young children, adolescents, and adults. She has an expertise in play therapy for children, CBT, DBT, humanistic therapy, strength-based therapy, and trauma-based therapy.

Kae’chauna doesn’t just believe therapy works, she is living proof that THERAPY DOES WORK. Through honest, non-judgmental, and motivational practices, she strives to help others recover and heal in their journey while meeting them where they are.

In her spare time, Kae’chauna enjoys numerology, crystal work, and watching crime documentaries.

Shamia Turlington has six years of experience providing individual children and adult therapy, couple’s therapy, and family therapy. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Approach, and Reality Therapy.

Shamia has an expertise in trauma, suppression of thoughts and feelings, and experiences of emotional or physical rejection and abandonment. She  believes that life experiences in children molds the development in children as they transition into adults. Shamia is intentional with educating adults on discovering the inner child that needs to be healed to be a whole individual and effective spouse, parent, or employee.

Shamia enjoys traveling and spending time with loved ones and friends.

Charmaine believes that “We have all the resources within us to change our lives!”  As your therapist, she is here to help you access and utilize those resources to increase your self-confidence, self-worth, self-esteem, self-acceptance, and self-love.  With Charmaine, you will work as a team on the journey to the best you.

Do you feel stressed out, unworthy, fatigued, overwhelmed, confused, and frustrated?  Are you sad, depressed, worried, or experiencing anxiety?

Do you feel trapped by your past?  Trapped by your trauma? Not being able to make the progress you desperately want.

Do you feel conflicted in your relationship?  Concerned about the right way to move forward in a healthy way for all parties involved?

But it doesn’t have to be this way.  Together with Charmaine, you will explore your experiences in a safe space. Charmaine will work with you to reduce the mental and physical effects of living a stressful life. So that you gain the confidence to determine your own identity and live the life you desire and deserve.

Overall, her approach is holistic, direct, supportive, and empowering. It includes using traditional therapeutic approaches as well as EMDR, clinical hypnotherapy, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness.  With Charmaine, you will work to get rid of limiting beliefs that have been holding you back and down.