About Us

Asha W. Sims,

Licensed Clinical Mental Health

Counselor Supervisor (LCMHCS),  

Certified Hypnotherapist (CH), Restorative Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), Reiki Master,

Owner/Clinical Director

Asha is a Holistic Wellness Practitioner and Yogi. She believes in promoting wellness and prevention of illness through holistic and preventive alternatives.  Maintaining a healthy balance of the mind, body, and spirit is the key to holistic health and healing.


She is a leading clinician in the field of mental health field supervising budding wellness practitioners with a keen understanding of the total person. As Supervisor, and also She has received certification as a Hypnotherapist and specializes in smoking cessation, weight loss, stress/anxiety, trauma/abuse, and past life regressions. She also has certifications that assist with resolving trauma and PTSD.  Her background in Chakra Therapy approach involves the integration and balancing of our core energy centers that affects our development, growth, and mental health. 


Sharell D. Cannady,

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Associate (LCMHCA), Reiki Master, Social Researcher

Sharell leverages her unique knowledge of people, processes, and systems to promote holistic wellness (spirit, soul, and body). Her educational training includes: Integration of Spirituality; Research & Program Evaluation; Assessment Techniques; Group; and Marriage & Family Counseling. She is also a certificated in Reiki Level II Usui System of Natural Healing. Sharell's approach is client-centered and research-based with a focus on inter- generational trauma. She provides mental health counseling to youth and adults by integrating a number of different therapeutic modalities. Her specialty is promoting self-awareness to resolve issues affecting the lives of individuals and their relationships with others. She is skilled in working with couples. Sharell is passionate about bringing all of her training, experience, and knowledge to the table!   

Megan McGugan,

2021 Candidate for Master of Arts in Counseling

(Addictions Concentration)         

Megan is a University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) counseling intern. Throughout her time in the program, she has worked with adults particularly the female population on a variety of mental health issues. Some include, homelessness, addiction, grief and loss, and career concerns/job displacement. Her theoretical orientation is not specific to one belief. she uses a variety of techniques and concepts from various theories while staying true to my core orientation of Existential Therapy, Person-Centered and Reality Theory. From the Existential Theory, she believes that we all make personal choices in our lives that lead us to personal happiness. Megan believes we are in direct control of our lives and that we have the freedom to choose our path and ultimately our future. These will be issues of the self, personality, philosophy of the mind, meaning of life and personal development. 


Her core beliefs in these particular theories. However, Megan strongly believes that all people are different and unique. She pulls from different techniques and theories depending on the need of the particular client. 


True progress cannot be made until our mind, body and spirit are balanced as each part contributes to our holistic well-being. 

Shaneka Harris,

2021 Candidate for Master of Arts in Counseling

(Addictions Concentration)  

Shaneka is a University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) counseling intern. She has a B.S. in Psychology, with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Shaneka works with diverse populations (i.e. children, adolescents, and adults). She has training in clinical mental health, non-directive child play therapy, and addiction counseling.

Keyvietta "Key" Baldwin

Reiki Master/Wellness Practitioner

Keyvietta is a Reiki Master, Empowerment Speaker/Dancer and Wellness Practitioner.  Keyvietta is also the owner of The Key of Life LLC . Keyvietta has been a Reiki Practitioner since 2016. Becoming a vessel of love (Reiki) changed her life in ways that never expected. She believes that healing starts with self; and that love and healing is felt by anyone that encounters her. She feels it is her responsibility to share that same unconditional love and healing amongst her love ones, community, and the world.

Tahnaya "Tee" Williams

Reiki Master/Wellness Practitioner

Tahnaya is a Reiki Master, Behavior Coach and Wellness Practitioner.  Tahnaya is a Master Energy Practitioner and specializes in men's health and working with children with autism. Tahnaya believes that it is important to always make what you do personal and do it with love and a smile.


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