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5th Annual Healers & Helpers Therapy Matchmaking Event

Hosted on Sunday November 20th, 2022


The Healers and Helpers Therapy Matchmaking event was created to give community members the opportunity to connect with Black practitioners across the healing arts. Since the inaugural year, we have expanded the event to include mental health therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, marriage and family counselors, birth workers, companions, and reproductive support advocates, life coaches, alternative/natural/holistic healers, sex therapists, mental health advocates, social workers, massage therapists and body workers, and many others.

During this panel and community conversation, we sat down with Featured Helpers from Philly across wellness disciplines to discuss their areas of practice and how they support Black healing and liberation through their work.



For any questions about the event, email

View Our Panel from 2021

Meet the Helpers


Jaynay Johnson, LMFT

- Panelist -

Jaynay C. Johnson, LMFT, is an award-winning teen therapist, entrepreneur, author, and school consultant. She owns Teen Talk, a teen therapy practice and educational hub for parents and clinicians. She is a sought-after speaker on teen emotional issues with features by Parents Magazine, Scholastic, Black Enterprise, Thriveworks, Philadelphia Inquirer, and more. She holds a BS degree from Delaware State University and an MA degree from La Salle University.


Lenée A. Voss

- Panelist -

A woo woo jawn since way back, Lenée A. Voss (she/her) is a writer, grief and death doula, workshop facilitator, and reiki master. Her areas of focus include interpersonal relationships, emotions as time travel, and Black cultural production. Learn more about Lenée at or


Naomi Geary

- Panelist -

Naomi Geary (she/her) is a west Philadelphian born and raised. Namis a newly certified Full Spectrum Doula, focusing on birth and postpartum care. Naomi also babysits and nannies when she can.

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Sierra-Katherine Brooks, LPC, M.A., Ed.S

I am passionate about aiding people and communities in resolving their inner conflicts while helping them manage external stressors such as, but not limited to: relationships, parenting, career, sexism, racism and discrimination. I take pride in maintaining multi-cultural competency and meeting clients where they are, while also understanding the roles their respective personal and cultural identities can have in the way they experience their surroundings.


Dr. Saundra Hyman-Bernstein

- Panelist -

Dr. Hyman-Bernstein is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and co-owner of Serendipity Associates Mental Health Services, PLLC. She graduated from LaSalle University, Temple University and University of Cincinnati. She provides mental health care and services to the community using a virtual platform.

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Dr. Tracey Jones, MD

- Panelist -

Dr. Jones is the founder and owner of PsychPhilly, a multi-provider behavioral health practice in South Philadelphia. Trained as both an adult and child psychiatrist, Dr. Jones' philosophy of "treating the whole individual" informs her work with those seeking to get well and stay well.


Stanette Lewis-Adkins

- Panelist -

Stanette is a stress relief and pain management specialist using massage therapy and reiki practices to encourage alignment and a sense of well-being. Her holistic approach strengthens the mind - body connection by educating participants on their current state and how to achieve and maintain healthy lifestyles. She plants seeds of empowerment through accountability, self presevation, and artistic expression throughout her community. 

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Noël Shipp, LSW

I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is the most curative element of my work.  No relationship can thrive without trust and authenticity. I strive to create a space where clients feel welcome to come as they are, without judgment.

Even More Helper Resources

Endeavoring Wellness

Endeavoring Wellness

A Queer, Black woman-owned therapy practice

The Ladipo Group

The Ladipo Group

A Black-owned mental health service in Philly

Philly Herb Hub

Philly Herb Hub

A free community apothecary in Philly.

Ready to find your Helper?

Contact a Helper above to arrange treatment or care.

 Questions about the annual event or program? Call or text us: (267) 606-0992

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