We are a maternal healing collective centering the care of Black mothers-birthing persons experiencing emotional distress. Healing is facilitated by our team of liberation aligned counselors. Our collective is committed to fully supporting parents to embody calm, peaceful freedom while nurturing their young.
Shenee Johnson, LPC
Founder, Healing Coordinator, and Licensed Professional Counselor
Shenee is a liberation-focused healer & licensed professional counselor who specializes in holding space for pregnant and postpartum folks. Shenee is committed to helping Black mothering folks to ground in their evolving identity and empower them to mother on their terms. Shenee is a mother of two children. Shenee was called to this work after experiencing a high-risk pregnancy that placed her on hospital bed rest for a month. She is always learning about her spiritual beingness and how she can bring more spiritual gifts into her work.
Shenee is the founder of I Deserve Mental Wellness Services, a maternal healing collective. She has a license in professional counseling with the state of Georgia (LPC #011094) and is a registered out of state counselor for the state of Florida. Shenee received her bachelor's of science degree in psychology from the University of North Florida. She reveived her master's of science degree in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Shenee has worked in the mental health field as a case manager & counselor for over 18 years serving predominantly Black families.
Shenee received specialized training in perinatal mental health from Postpartum Support International. She has been trained to decolonize therapy for Black folks with Dr. Shawna Murray-Browne. Shenee is on a journey of unlearning and relearning her Black & African healing practices for her own growth and incorporates it into her counseling work.
Ashley Bonhomme, M.S., PMH-C, CADCII
Masters Level Therapist, Certified in Perinatal Mental Health, & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
My name is Ashley Bonhomme. I’m a master’s level psychotherapist working under the supervision of Keisha Reaves, LPC, PMH-C, CPCS (#1583). I earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Spelman College, and a master's degree in clinical counseling/psychology from Clayton State University. I am certified in perinatal mental health counseling through Postpartum Support International, and hold a certification in addictions counseling through the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia.
I have had the privilege to serve as a perinatal doula for birthing people and families as they journey through what I consider to be the sacred work of birth and parenting. Both my personal experience as a mother, and my professional background in birthwork and behavioral health inform my approach toward supporting mothers who are experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. My empathy, and passion for helping clients who are navigating life’s changes has deepened over the last 13 years spent working in behavioral health in both community and residential settings.
I am trained in multiple evidenced based modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused brief therapy, and trauma informed care. However, at the center of my therapeutic approach is a womanist perspective that honors the various intersecting (and sometimes competing) roles and identities of those who I serve. It is my mission to work collaboratively with you to support you in accessing and leveraging your inherent strengths as you embrace new and changing roles. Congratulations on your decision to prioritize yourself! It is my honor to join your team as you journey towards wellness.
Community Connector & Alternative Healer
Peace everyone! My name is Sana Cuffey and I am the Community Connector & Alternative Healer for I Deserve Mental Wellness Services. I am a graduate from the illustrious Clark Atlanta University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I am a spiritualist, herbalist, birthworker, teacher, creator and advocate for mental health awareness and resources in my community. I am so grateful to be here and looking forward to working with you all.