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Tomanika has lived her life passionately with an ever-present desire to be of service to her community and help others to heal, as well as grow in positive and beneficial ways. She began by earning a Bachelors Degree in Social Work at Ferris State University, located in Big Rapids, MI. Forging on, she
applied and was accepted at Wayne State University located in Detroit, MI, where she was granted a Masters Degree in Social Work.

Following graduation she held such positions as a Family Advocate, Access Clinician, and Clinical Therapist. For over a decade, she has been the CEO and founder of Growing Counseling Services, LLC., in Taylor, MI. Although her specialties are working with at-risk youth and families, as well as those who have experienced trauma, she also has experience in multiple areas such as: depression, grief and loss, anxiety, behavioral concerns, and many other areas of concern. Additionally, Tomanika provides consulting for others in private practice, as well as clinical supervision for those seeking licensure.


With community healing and positive change at the core of her work, Tomanika is a positive role-model by having demonstrated how determination and hard work have indeed, made a difference.

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Tomanika Witherspoon, BSW, LMSW

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Impris Joplin is a Mastered level Clinical therapist with a concentration on Family and Children. Impris grew up in the city of Detroit and is passionate about helping those in the community. She pursued and attained both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in the field of Social work at Eastern Michigan University.  Impris began her career working with at-risk youth inresidential treatment. She later decided to diversify her experience and began working with at-risk families as well. Mrs. Joplin has over 10 years of experience providing services to youth, adults, and families. Impris holds a passion for assisting others in addressing trauma, while exploring the individuals social, biological, and spiritual needs.​

Impris Joplin, BSW, LLMSW 

Aliya M. White is a Mastered Level Clinical Therapist who believes everyone has a story to tell and should be provided the safe space to do so. She attended Eastern Michigan University for her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and her Masters in Clinical Social Work at Michigan State University.


Aliya is currently an Infant Mental Health Therapist for Starfish Family Services where she provides behavioral therapy to families and children with a concentration on attachment building, developmental concerns, play therapy and emotional regulation.


She has 5+ years of professional experience working with adults, children and families using a holistic approach and cognitive therapy. Prior to embarking on her journey, she has serviced individuals and gained experience in various settings. Aliya strives to assist others with self-esteem, confidence, forgiveness and eliminating barriers that sometimes can’t be tackled alone. She provides services for but not limited to trauma, depression, grief, anxiety and spiritual needs.

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Aliya White, BSW, LLMSW

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Anthalyce Jones is a Master Level Clinical Therapist who is passionately committed to empowering and encouraging clients to become better reflections of themselves. Anthalyce obtained both her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Social Work from West Virginia University, upon completion she returned home to Michigan to serve her local communities.

Anthalyce has a decade of experience specializing in supporting young individuals and families coping with anxiety, grief, depression, and traumatic experiences. Anthalyce believes in partnering and strategizing with her clients to promote resilience in this ever-changing journey of life.


Through compassionate guidance and evidence-based practices, Anthalyce maintains a deep commitment to fostering healing and growth. Anthalyce creates a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where clients can explore their emotions, develop coping strategies, and embark on a journey towards holistic well-being.

Anthalyce Bonner-Jones, BA, LMSW

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