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Session 26: Dear Teen Self w/ Jaynay C. Johnson, MAMFT

From suffering from teen depression to being written off by her family and teachers her as being just another troubled teen, Jaynay C. Johnson has always been a firm believer that at any given moment you have the power to say, “this is not how the story is going to end.” Jaynay chose to take control of her story. Choosing to dedicate her life to uplifting and empowering the leaders of tomorrow, Jaynay’s body of work includes a published book, magazine features, radio interviews, and multiple guest appearances. A lady of elegance, poise, motivation and hope for tomorrow’s leaders, Jaynay embodies an uplifting message and presentation style that she believes the ones coming behind her will need in order to reach their greatest potential. She tours and speaks to teens and families across the country, using her humor and “down to earth” style to take the edge off many of the tougher conversations she must have with her audiences. Today, Jaynay works as a provider at a local nonprofit dedicated to offering a range of behavioral health and social services to those in the Greater Philadelphia region. It is here that Jaynay who received both her Bachelors and Masters from Delaware State University and La Salle University respectively, is able to once again tap into people’s deepest emotions and experiences in order help them reach the breakthrough moment that she also once experienced as a teen. There is no better arena to experience one of Jaynay’s thought provoking and life changing events than in one of her many mental health seminars, teen dating violence seminars or her healthy family relationships panel discussions. As she continues to make her way across many platforms, Jaynay still finds time to volunteer, mentor young girls, and help teens and families rewrite their narratives. She is living proof that despite what the world tells you, your past does not have to dictate your future. You can connect with Jaynay on Facebook: Teen Talk, Instagram: @teentalktherapy and @dearteenself


Session 25: Looking towards the future w/Marrika Rodgers, LPC-IT

Marrika Rodgers, LPC-IT (Licensed Professional Counselor in Training)whose a native of Milwaukee, WI and loves all things mental health. She is a clinician in the field working with the homeless population currently through Impact. She is the Founder and Visionary of Envisioning the Future, INC which is a hub of resources to help evolve men, women and youth into their best self individually and collectively towards a brighter future. Marrika is passionate about working with teens and young adults to help them transition into their best self. You can connect with Marrika through email at [email protected], the website at www.envisioningthefuture.com (under construction currently) and Facebook: Marrika Rodgers or Instagram: @marrikarodgers

Session 24: The "Science" about relationships

Born and raised in the city of Milwaukee with a curious mind. At a young age Anthony began questioning everything and looking for answers to happiness, wealth, love and how to live a good life. He graduated high school from Milwaukee Hamilton and went to Milwaukee Area Technical College. After going into business and becoming fascinated with the science of success and achievement Anthony, after unsuccessful attempts with monogamous relationships and a divorce wondered if there was a science to relationships as well. Anthony went on a hunt to see if his curiosity would serve him right once again and sure enough he found there is a bit of a science to it after all. After much study and investigation Anthony began to see incredible results with dating and relationships. So much so that he decided to start Dating With Jamal to help coach other men. You can connect with Anthony on Facebook through Dating with Jamal.

Session 23: #ChangetheNarrative with Ranell Washington
Employed by a local financial services firm by day and co-founder of the social hub and millennial engagement group, Social X MKE, Ranell is involved in the fabric of Milwaukee's community by teaching financial literacy and volunteering with a number of non-profit organizations via various board seats providing his expertise, skills and talents. A native of Milwaukee, graduate of MPS and UW-Milwaukee, he is #MKEProud and a part of the #ChangetheNarrative movement in Milwaukee. You can connect wiht Ranell on IG @neezy and Twitter: @neeezzy33 Email: [email protected]

Session 21: Can Black Males Share their Emotions? with Markias Littlejohn, LCSW

Markias is also the Founder of Kairos Therapeutic Alliance, a Concierge Therapy Consultant Agency, and the writer of his own Facebook Blog entitled: Kairos Korner; which provides morsels of hope and encouragement to those seeking a pick me up in this busy and sometimes hectic life we live.  Markias holds a Masters in Social Work with an emphasis in Integrated Health and Mental Health from Clark Atlanta University He is a trusted Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychoanalytic Therapist and Integrative Care Midlevel Practitioner in the states of California and Oklahoma. He has been featured in the Huffington Post as one of the “15 Black Male Therapists You Should Know”. He is known as the “Intentional Therapist”tackling the tough conversations at the intersectionality of Race/Culture, Incarceration, Mental and Physical Health. As a dynamic speaker, he captivates, inspires and educates audience. He has helped countless individuals and families health mentally, emotionally and spiritually. You can connect with Markias on Facebook: Kairos Korner and www.kairostherapy90210.com.

Session 20: "Where is your Passion and Purpose?" with Pastor Corenlius Lindsey

Cornelius Lindsey (born August 16, 1986) is an American trailblazer, pastor, and author. He is the Founder and Senior Pastor of The Gathering Oasis Church, a non-denominational church that is located in the Greater Atlanta area. He is the author of eight books, most notably So You Want to Be a Man?, I’m Married. Now, What?, and The Imperfect Family Man. Other aspects of Lindsey’s  ministry include his annual men’s conference, his non-profit organization, “The Man Cave Society”, and his YouTube channel that airs monthly bible studies on Christian manhood, fatherhood, and leadership. His YouTube channel has drawn nearly 300,000 views and his conferences bring together men from countries across the world. Cornelius Lindsey was born in the rural town of Newton Mississippi. While there, he was raised in the Baptist church by his mother and father. Although bred in a Christian home, it was not until 2005, after attending a Wednesday night bible study, that Lindsey's relationship with Christ was truly ignited. The gospel at once became clear to Lindsey and his walk with the Lord began. With his newfound pursuit, he joined in full-time ministry. In October 2009, after a stint in politics, Lindsey accepted his God-given call to pastor. After three years of diligent prayer, Lindsey and his wife Heather founded The Gathering Oasis Church. The church's first service was held on January 28, 2013. In addition to his local ministry, Cornelius Lindsey has become a prominent guest speaker in the United States and internationally. His speaking engagements have spanned across the globe to Jamaica, the Bahamas, London, Asia and Africa. As a preacher, Cornelius’ passionate, high-impact, and straightforward approach is exactly what is needed to propel men to advance the Gospel. Cornelius and Heather are the proud parents of two children, Logan and Taylor. They currently reside in the quiet suburbs of Atlanta, GA. In his spare time, Cornelius enjoys keeping tabs in politics and sweating in the gym. You can connect with Pastor Cornelius on social media, Facebook: Cornelius Lindsey, IG: @thisiscornelius and twitter: @thisiscorneilius

Session 19: The Games We Play (Relationship Series Part 4) with Renelle Nelson, LMFT and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

Renelle is a Licensed Marriage, Family, AASECT certified sex therapist, and Infidelity Recovery Coach with an experience of more than 11 years. Renelle hails from the state of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and got indulged in the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy in Grad School.  Renelle was able to attain the first-hand knowledge of the silenced suffering and agony of women specifically due to lack of education and self-awareness, while working at A Woman’s Touch Sexuality Resource Center. These experiences led her to transition her passion of working for the betterment of women and others into a profession as an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. Renelle has spoken at a numerous renowned speaking events on topics regarding self-pleasuring and depression concerned to oppressed sexual life and problems.Renelle is also an owner of Kaleidoscope Services LLC which is a platform specifically made for the purpose of enhancing common individual knowledge regarding these sexual aspects of life and their connection with the issues related to anxiety and depression. Renelle primary objective is to use her remarkable skills and natural talents to enhance, educate, and excite the people life in and out of the bedroom. You can connect with Renelle on Facebook: Kaleidoscope Services & Affair Aftercare
IG: @Noirsexttherapist & @pleasurespecialistrenelle



Session 18: The Games We Play (Relationship Series Part III) with Chanel Warren

Chanel is a Milwaukee Native. By trade she is an educator, although she often jokes that she is a professional single. Singles In The City blog was born a year and a half ago. While living in North Carolina Chanel's blog became a neccessity as she tried to navigate the dating scene in another state. The purpose of the blog is to uncover the truth being a single in a big city. Through her blog posts she creates a forum of familiarity in the trials and tribulations of singleness for both men and women. You can connect with Chanel on IG: @singlesinthecity or by email: [email protected]

Session 17: The Games We Play (Relationship Series Part II) with Kia Holloway, LPC 

Kia was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Concordia University and a Post-Masters Certification in Clinical Mental Health from Mt. Mary University. Kia’s desire to work with and help others started at a very young age, and she has dedicated her entire adult career to working in social services. In 2012, she started a solo private practice, Imani Counseling Services LLC, where she works with children, teens, individuals and couples/families. Kia believes that faith is the first step in dealing with one’s problems and an important component in healing, which is why she named her practice Imani. Imani has its origins in the Arabic and African-Swahili languages meaning ‘belief, faith’. Outside of her work with clients, Kia also works hard to promote the importance of mental health and to dispel the associated stigmas. Kia is also a dedicated wife and mother of two and when she isn’t working, loves to spend time with her family. Kia can be reached on Facebook at Imani Counseling Services, LLC or by phone 414-737-1820. Her practice is located at 8018 West Capitol Drive

Session Sweet 16 : The Games We Play (Relationship Series Part I) with Kiaundra Jackson, LMFT

Kiaundra was born and raised in California. She holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. Through her early work she discovered the importance of having healthy relationships. Kiaundra is the visonary and founder of KW Couples Therapy and co-founder of Black Speakers Rock. She was featured in the Huffington Post article "10 Black Female Therapists You Should Know". She is a trusted Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that gets results. She specializes in improving intimacy with couples by increasing effective two- way communciation. She is able to help couples increase their sexual, physical, emotional and spiritual intimacy. The overall goal in her therapeutic work i to help couples maintain a healthy, long-lasting relationships and to help individuals uncover their true potential. Her apprach is holistic, eclectic and tailores to her client's needs to make sure each person is cared for biologically, emotionally and spiritually. Kiaundra's ultimate vision is to help 10,000 couples heal their relationships, prevent divorce and keep families together. You can connect with Kiaundra on Facebook : Kiaundra Jackson, IG: KW Couples Therapy, LLC website: kwcouplestherapy.com

Session 15: The thing about podcasting... with 72&10 Podcast (Duch, TY, Q)

The gentlemen of the 72&10 podcast bring the funny weekly when they host their show. The premise of the show is a form of self care as they have you think about and ask yourself these 2 questions, are you happy in your current situation? How do you protect that? Whether your current situation involves something with work, relationship, finances, etc. your sure to relate to something they share. They dish on things dealing with Milwaukee their hometown, music and many controversial topics. These guys are so down to earth and they support each others persoanl goals. Duch is the man when it comes to all things media as he also produces many other podcasts providing media and editing support like in The Evolving Chair Podcast :). So go follow that while limo on IG @everydaymedia. TY is the man when it comes to the business side of things and keeping the dialogue going with his smooth moderation skills. Q is the man when it comes to the graphic and creative side of the group as he is always thinking outside of the box to get to the next level. These guys are truly doing some dope things so go like listen to their podcasts Mondays on all podcasting streams, connect with them on Facebook and IG using 72&10 podcast.

Session 14: Yoga is more than tonin' muscles with Joanna Brooks, MA, RYT

Joanna is a registered yoga teacher and the owner of Embody YOGA. Joanna first developed an interest in yoga as a teenager. Over the years, she experimented with various forms of physical fitness and dance before returning to the practice in 2011. Joanna started her business, Embody YOGA, with the mission to share the practice of yoga with people of color by offering classes that are accessible, affordable and culturally relevant. Since its founding in 2015, Embody YOGA has served over 300 students (young and old), the majority of whom identify as people of color. Nothing brings her more joy than to witness her students develop a personal relationship  and connection to the practice of yoga. Connect with Joanna on Facebook: Embody Yoga MKE on IG: @embodyyogamke

Session 14: Where's your compassion within this Millenial World? with Pastor Brandon Hines

Pastor Brandon is the husband to the beautiful Ashley Hines, father to Deuce, brother to DJ Hines and the son of Bishop Darrell and Pastor Pamela Hines. He is the youth pastor at Christian Faith Fellowship Church located at 8605 West Good Hope Road. He is committed to spreading the gospel of God to everyone especially to our younger generations. He is a preacher that is full of energy and is able to able to captivate his audience by making the sermon relatable. Pastor Brandon is a humble man of God who trule embodies the life of Christ in every interaction he has with you. You can connect with him on Facebook: Brandon Hines













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