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September 30, 2020

Meet Our Flushing Office Team

by Dr. Recco Richardson, Ph, D.

Recco Santee Richardson, Ph.D., LPC


Recco Santee Richardson, Ph.D., LPC is an in-demand mental health counselor with 25 years of experience in outpatient counseling. He services children, adolescents and adults who need assistance with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, Abuse/Neglect, Bipolar, Moodiness, ADHD, Loss/Grief, Acute Stress, among other illnesses.

Dr. Recco is naturally disarming with a unique and comforting approach that helps clients move socially and emotionally forward in life. He provides a safe and confidential environment that encourages personal growth, inner strength and hope. Throughout his career, he has self published a dozen books while developing programs and presenting at workshops on various topics.

He also provides couples counseling with his wife, Rene Richardson.

Rene M. Richardson, LLMSW, MBA


Rene M. Richardson is a well-rounded mental health therapist who has helped hundreds of clients. She specializes in women and girls and her area of expertise includes assessing and addressing Depression, Worry, Fatigue, Irritability, Mood Swings, ADHD, Trauma, Bipolar, Anxiety, among other illnesses.

She has strong clinical counseling and treatment planning skills that identify and later resolve barriers.  With warmth and empathy, she empowers and rebuilds her serviced clients. Rene does exceptional work with teen girls, young adult women and working professional women. She also provides couples counseling with her husband, Recco Richardson. Before working as a trained mental health professional, Rene worked for a Fortune 500 company and in state government.

Tanya Y. Jefferson, MS, MA, LLPC

TanyaTanya Y. Jefferson is a seasoned clinical therapist who serves clients and the community with passion and determination. Her counseling efforts focus on helping children, adolescents and adults address anger, anxiety, substance abuse, depression, poor focus, chronic disease management, self-care, decision making, fears, stress, and other areas of concern.

Tanya’s approaches to counseling include person-centered, cognitive behavioral and solution-focused. Her goal is to empower and promote positive pathways to growth and well-being. Her work experience as a community health trainer, domestic violence/sexual assault counselor, program officer and marketing/communication associate provides her with exceptional insight and wholesome perspectives that benefits her counseling clients.

Tamera Huntley, LLPC, CAADC-DP, NCC


Tamera Huntley is a clinical therapist. She earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. She is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC) in the State of Michigan. Tamera is also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor-Development Plan (CAADC-DP) and National Certified Counselor (NCC).

Over the years, her counseling efforts focus has been on adolescents and adults who have a variety of issues including anxiety, anger, depression, grief, health concerns, mood disorders, self-care, stress, substance abuse, and time management. Tamera’s work experience includes helping clients regarding their career paths, self-esteem, self-confidence, coping skills, life-transitions, and everyday issues.

Tamera’s approaches to counseling include motivational interviewing, person-centered, cognitive behavioral and solution focused modalities. She understands that therapy should be an authentic experience, and the clients need to be heard, valued, and understood is primary. Her goal is to empower and promote positive pathways to growth and well-being. Her work experience as a clinical therapist, substance abuse counselor and a counselor in a residential facility provides her with exceptional insight and wholesome perspectives that benefits her counseling clients. She understands that there are many reasons that individual seek treatment.

Samantha Cole, MS, LLPC


Samantha Cole, MS, LLPC is a limited licensed clinical therapist. Her objective is to assist clients with the concerns that bring them into treatment. She works with children, teens, and adults who exhibit defiance, anxiety, depression, poor concentration, stress, anger, moodiness and other concerns.
Her approach to counseling is primarily cognitive behavioral therapy approaches. As well, she also utilizes person-centered and choice theory approaches. Her past work experience includes serving as a Treatment Specialist at a nearby juvenile detention center and working as a Psychiatric Care Specialist at an area hospital in-patient treatment program. She successfully completed her practicum and internship training at a counseling center in Oakland County, MI. 

Samantha is a graduate of Mott Community College (Associates in Applied Sciences), The University of Michigan-Flint (Bachelor’s in Psychology) and Capella University (Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling).

Ciara Crandon-Marsh, MS, Master’s Level Intern


Ciara Crandon-Marsh is master’s level counseling intern at our clinic. Currently, she is a Mental Health Counseling graduate school student at Hodges University. During her practicum and internship, she endeavors to help individuals overcome their presenting concerns. For as long as she can remember, it has been important for her to help others, and to make a difference in their lives.

During her placement, she will provide counseling services to children, teens, and adults. Her approach to counseling is primarily cognitive behavioral therapy. She also likes and utilizes aspects of client-centered therapy. Ciara believes that to for therapy services to be effective, it is essential for the client to be motivated and have a say in their treatment plan.
Ciara graduated from University of Michigan-Flint (Bachelor’s in Psychology). She also previously graduated from Capella University (Master’s in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Applied Research).

Brenda Georges, MA, Master’s Level Intern

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Brenda Georges is a master’s level intern with our clinic. She currently is enrolled in the Master’s in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health program at Liberty University. Her academic training also includes earning a Bachelor’s in Accounting (University of Bridgeport), a Master’s in Special Education (Grand Canyon University) and an Education Specialist certification in School Leadership (Columbus State University).

Brenda has 18 years of classroom teaching experience with K- 12 students.  Of the 18 years, 12 were as a middle school math and science teacher. For the last six years, she has been a Behavior Specialist and Social Emotional Learning Interventionist in Georgia and Michigan school districts. The duties sharpened her ability to help children and adults address mental health symptoms that hinder their personal, career, academic, and relationship growth. During her placement, she will provide cognitive behavior therapy and other approaches to children, teens, and adults.

Prior to moving to Michigan, Brenda lived in Atlanta, Georgia for 24 years. She was born and raised by her Caribbean parents in New York City, New York (the Bronx).


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