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Ifetayo Ojelade, PhD
1867 Harvard Avenue
College Park, GA 30337




Dr. Ifetayo Ojelade

Executive Director

Dr. Ifetayo Ojelade earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. In addition, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Florida A&M University. As a Licensed Psychologist (PSY003437), Licensed Professional Counselor (#LPC004532), and certified mediator, Dr. Ojelade specializes in working with women in group and individual therapy. Her additional areas of interest include counseling persons of African descent, adult children of dysfunctional parents, team building, and integrating indigenous healing practices into psychotherapy. Through her work, she has provided counseling as a trauma, mind/body, and group counselor. Her work includes non-profit (Pasadena Y.W.C.A and My Sister’s House), private (The Anxiety & Stress Management Institute and The Atlanta Center for Family Wellness), judicial (Landlord-Tenant Magistrate Court), hospital (The Atlanta VA and The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System), and university (Georgia State University Counseling Center) settings. 

In addition, Dr. Ojelade has twenty years of experience as a trainer in the corporate field. This valuable background has enabled her to facilitate numerous workshops with topics including group dynamics, conflict resolution, and teamwork. She designs and implements leadership development, team building, and personal growth courses. Her work in this area includes corporate (Coca-Cola and Scientific Atlanta), non-profit (The Wholistic Stress Control Institute), institutional (Georgia State University and Atlanta Public Schools), and college student (Emory and Mercer University) groups.

Dr. Ojelade is a sought after speaker and workshop facilitator. She has led continuing education workshops (The Association of Black Psychologists –ABPsi- and the Anxiety & Stress Management Institute), presented at scholarly conferences (Georgia Psychological Association, The Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations, National Women's Studies, and ABPsi), and led workshops (Tavis Smiley’s Road to Health Expo and Queen Afua’s City of Wellness Tour). Dr. Ojelade frequently appears as the expert psychologist on the Derrick Boazman Show 1380 WAOK and is affectionately known as Dr. Ife.

Dr.  Ojelade is a member of the Association of  Black Psychologists and the Community Health Interfaith Partnership. She has served in leadership positions for the Georgia Psychological Association and the Metro-Atlanta Association of Black Psychologists.


Child Psychologist

Dr. Maddox earned his Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Morehouse College and went on to earn his Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Through internship at the Marcus Autism Center, post-doctoral training at Emory University School of Medicine and private practice at Floortime™ Atlanta and currently A Healing Paradigm, Dr. Maddox has extensive experience working with families of children with a variety of medical, developmental, behavioral, emotional and academic challenges. He takes a systemic perspective in which he understands that the child does not develop in a vacuum and thus it takes change in multiple areas of the child’s life for successful growth. As a result he conducts a variety of therapeutic interventions including but not limited to cognitive and behavioral therapy, structural family therapy, DIR™ and psychoeducational approaches. Dr. Maddox also provides school and community-based services through consultation and program evaluation to promote positive growth in the individual and the community as a whole. As the Coordinator of the Applied Developmental  Psychology track of the Master’s Program, his primary focus is training future professionals on how to deal with emotional and behavioral disorders in youth and the contextual factors that impact the onset and effective treatment of these disorders. He has published and presented research and also conducted trainings/workshops on dysregulation in youth for parents and professionals. Taken together Dr. Maddox works diligently to integrate research, teaching and community engagement into his therapeutic practice.




Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Charlie Harris earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas and her Master of Science and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami, with a dual focus in clinical and health psychology.  Dr. Harris is a licensed psychologist and an Associate Professor of Psychology.  She has over 20 years of experience using integrative therapeutic approaches that include cognitive-behavioral and insight-oriented therapies.  She also conducts psychological assessments for adults, including bariatric assessments.  Her clinical focus is working with women dealing with life challenges that include work/life balance, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and stress.  Dr. Harris's clinical and research interest is geared towards understanding psychological and social factors affecting weight management and health behaviors.  Her goal is to empower women to change chronic behaviors that negatively impact their health so that they can derive more fulfillment from their everyday lives. 


Educational Psychologist

Eric M. Bridges is an African-centered educational psychologist in Metropolitan Atlanta. He received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology from Georgia State University, a master’s of science in Educational Psychology from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Gifted and Talented Education. He is currently a professor of psychology at Clayton State University. Dr. Bridges also works at A Healing Paradigm in Historic College Park as an educational psychologist. Dr. Bridges’ work includes African-centered gifted curriculum development, addressing the psychosocial needs of gifted African American youth, African American Health and Wellness, and traditional African religious practices. 


Certified School Psychologist

Mrs. Cheri-Ann Taylor is a certified school psychologist that has 8 years of experience working in the metro Atlanta area. She earned her Educational Specialist and Masters degree in School Psychology from Georgia Southern University. Mrs. Taylor has experience conducting comprehensive evaluations in the areas of; intellectual, developmental, academic, social/emotional, and behavioral functioning. Mrs. Taylor has a wealth of experience evaluating students in the area of Section 504. Through her work in the school system she has gained experience working with children of various ages and with behavioral and/or cognitive deficits that range from ADHD to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Mrs. Taylor has a special interest in the evaluation and diagnosis of children with learning and behavior challenges in the school setting. Not only is evaluation key, but Mrs. Taylor enjoys working with families to integrate evaluation results into interventions that can lead to success for children. These interventions may include behavior modification plans that are integrated in both the school and home setting. In addition to working with families to enhance the educational experience, Mrs. Taylor also offers individual therapy, social skills training, and parent workshops through the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy techniques. Mrs. Taylor is pursuing a Doctoral degree in Educational Psychology at Capella University so she can continue to enhance the lives of families by providing sound research based practices that enhance a child’s overall emotional functioning.

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Certified School Psychologist

Calvin R. Smith Jr. is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He completed his undergraduate studies at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical Universtiy (FAMU), where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a minor in Mathematical Sciences. After teaching secondary mathematics in Miami, Florida, Calvin pursued a graduate degree in School Psychology. Currently, he holds a Master's degree and Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology from Florida State University (FSU). He plans to use his skills as a psychologist and former teacher to improve family-school collaboration; improve school-wide positive behavior interventions and supports; and mentor adolescent males of African descent.  


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