About Us

Nikki Evans-Hook

Clinical  Counselor Intern

I am a Master's student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Crisis and Trauma at Walden University. I am a United States Army Veteran where I spent a good part of my service dedicated to supporting military personnel experiencing trauma and crises. In my last position in the armed forces, I was an advocate for sexual assault survivors and I worked with military personnel to increase awareness and prevention of sexual assault. 

I pride myself in my ability to build relationships with clients that will facilitate an environment of safety and trust. I believe anyone who asks for assistance has shown their ability and strength to work in any situation. I utilize Person-Centered Therapy, techniques found in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT), and Trauma-Informed Therapy to facilitate a pathway to healing and prosperity for clients. I work with individuals, groups, couples, and families by walking side by side with them on their journey to heal, grow and thrive in life. I enjoy working with adults, army veterans, children and teens on life skills, managing anxiety and depression, and supporting clients with various trauma. 

“If you don’t like something, change it, if you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

-Maya Angelou

Vanta Rogers

Group Facilitator 

     I am a Licensed School Counselor with over 20 years in school counseling and education. I believe that all challenges we experience in life are opportunities to learn about ourselves and grow as individuals. As a Group Facilitator, it is my goal to focus on concepts of trust and creating a safe environment, so you feel free to process thoughts, develop healthy coping skills for improvement and growth.

 

My motto for life is "He who has a WHY to live for can bear almost any HOW." -Friedrich Nietzsche

Yolanda McLemore, MSW, LCSW

Clinical  Therapist

   I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience.  I believe that everyone has the ability to change and improve themselves and their circumstances given the right opportunity and the right support. 

 

   My goal is to provide a safe and trusting environment for my clients to grow while at the same time improving their mental health and their relationships with the people around them.

   I have experience working with children, women, and families.  My training has also included: Rape Crisis Counseling, Drug and Alcohol Counseling, Domestic Violence Counseling, Teen Pregnancy, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, and issues pertaining to Mental Health Diagnosis’ such as Depression and Anxiety.

 

 

   You only have control over three things in YOUR life…The THOUGHTS you think, the IMAGES you visualize, and the ACTIONS you take. 

                                                          -Jack Canfield

Renee Manneh, MSW, LCSW

Executive Director and Therapist

     I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of counseling and teaching experience and over 15 years of working with nonprofits in the US and abroad. My clinical work focuses on issues such as life transitions, cross-cultural stress and adjustment, depression, interpersonal relationships, group dynamics and team building.

     My clientele includes women, men and couples. My approach to therapy involves a holistic approach that focuses on clients achieving optimum health and wellness. I also spent 2 years in the US Peace Corps serving as a Community Health Volunteer in Uganda. This experience solidified my cultural competence and continually informs my practice as a clinician, an educator, and social worker in all settings.

In addition to working with clients, I support our practice as the Executive Director through fiscal management and ensuring HIPPA compliance and ethical guidelines are followed.

 

I am accepting clients with Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Claremont EAP, ENI EAP, New Directions EAP, MedCost, Tricare/Humana, United Healthcare and self-pay.

Chaneta Johnson

Executive Assistant

     As the Executive Assistant for Renewed Strength I am often the first voice people hear when inquiring about services. It can be a little daunting reaching out for help, but I take pride in making sure that whomever calls feels welcomed and supported. I have served as a caretaker in various stages of my life including teaching, ministry and community action. So in this role I serve as a caretaker for new clients. Each day I pray the support and information I provide inspires wisdom, strength, independence and courage for all.

 

My motto for life is "I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me."

Tasha Smith

MSW, LCSW

Clinical Therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate with over 20 years of experience in the social work field. I believe that people possess the ability to rise above their circumstances and create their own narratives. I have experience in the areas of child welfare, clinical, medical, and school social work. I help others learn to navigate the complexities of their circumstances and to advocate for themselves in a way that leads to health and wellness. 

My goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for my clients to unpack the difficulties and obstacles they face so that they can move toward a better and healthier way of being. I understand that everyone’s experience is different and that it is important to meet my clients at the point of their need. My career has allowed me to work with men, women, and children in some of the most difficult places in their lives, to help them to understand and breakdown the obstacles they face. 

I believe in building relationships and approach each one with the understanding that I serve in the delicate and deeply personal spaces of a person’s life. My approach is to help clients tap into their courage and inner strength by helping them understand that no matter the difficulties faced, they can lead healthy and productive lives. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT), Person-Centered and Trauma-Informed Therapies. 

All we can ask of ourselves is to do our best. It is crucial to understand that our best may look different from one day to the next.

Lucretia Greaux, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director and Therapist

     I am an experienced therapist with over 15 years experience working with adults and children. I have worked with adults and children in educational, governmental and non profit settings. I specialize in working with clients with life transitions, grief and loss, DBT Informed Therapy, depression, anxiety and CBT/Trauma Informed Therapy.

     My clientele includes children, adolescents, teens and adults. My approach to therapy involves using research based methods to help clients improve mood, stabilize anxiety and accomplish their goals.

In addition to working with clients, I support our practice as the Clinical Director. I work with our therapists to develop therapeutic approaches to treatment and by providing current, innovative clinical resources to our practice. I believe engaging in current professional development is essential to strengthening our skills as therapists.

 

I am accepting clients with BCBS, Cigna, Claremont EAP, ENI EAP, MedCost, Tricare/Humana, and self-pay.

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