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Mind-Body And Inner-Self Wellness

and Consulting LLC

☎ (833) 374-4935

Partnering with the community to offer HOPE since 2008




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Trauma and PTSD

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Visitation and Legal

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We Give HOPE

Law-abiding and responsible citizens can make a community thrive. At Mind-Body And Inner-Self Wellness and Consulting LLC in Kew Gardens, New York, we strive to help people become productive members of the community through the following behavioral health and counseling services:

  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Assessments
  • New York State DWI/DUI (Driving While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence) Assessments
  • Court-Approved Anger Management Training (With Certification Upon Completion)
  • Corporate Seminars

Our Mission

In 2008, we aligned with the Mind-Body and Inner-Self Mental Health Counseling PLLC to become a for-profit organization partnering with communities to offer comprehensive and individualized opportunities as well as HOPE:

Healthy healing for the mind, body, spirit, and soul

Opportunities and self-enlightenment for individual and community

Positive support through fostering independence

Elevation from a current state of being

Our Vision

We are vested in partnering with individual and community stakeholders to enhance families, behavioral health, and legal conditions, as well as treat addictions. Our organization also strives to promote healing through safety within the communities that we share.


Professional Certifications and Licenses: 

  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PE)-STRONG STAR
  • Trauma Systems Therapy (TST)-NYU Child Study Center
  • Seeking Safety/ Domestic Violence- SAMHSA
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers and Life Coaches
  • Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Certified Gambling Specialists
  • Organizational Psychologists
  • Career Coaching


Felicia Ivey, Executive Director PhD, LMHC, SAP, CAMS-II , CASAC (Ret.)

Felicia Ivey is Organizational Administrator, Adjunct Professor, trainer and clinician with more than 25 years of experience working with mental health and substance dependence disorders in various settings. She has proven leadership skills, including organizational supervision and compliance management, curriculum trainings and community outreach. Felicia has extensive experience and success with organizational reviews by monitoring agents.

Felicia has spent much of her career developing teams and partnering with community steak-holders to achieve long term positive outcomes.  At this current time,  much of her focus has been dedicated to the treatment of those suffering from addictions, the LBGTQ community, trauma  and readjustment to civilian status from military careers.

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Featured Therapist: Christopher Rizzo, MS, MHC-P

Christopher is a mental health counselor with experience working with diverse populations including the needs of the LBGTQ community. He has worked with mental health and addictions in various settings.  Christopher specializes in depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, trauma, relationship and marriage issues, emotional disturbance and other life stressors. He is a highly skilled Adjunct Professor and clinician with a primary therapeutic approach in cognitive behavioral therapy.

Featured Therapist:  Kirk Rooks, MS, CASAC

Kirk is a mental health clinician with more than 15 years of experience working with mental health and substance dependence disorders in various settings. He utilizes Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to achieve measurable results.  

Kirk treats the needs of those who suffer with mood conditions, relationship stressors, minority related concerns, trauma and addictions.  Kirk is experienced with working with teams and he leads a diverse ACT team right here in the New York City.

Featured Therapist: Anita Hopson, MS, LMSW

Anita is a licensed Social Worker.  After graduating from Yeshiva University in 2015, Anita took a variety of job opportunities in and out of the clinical field in order to get a better understanding of her work and her impact on her future clients.  After losing her sister to Colorectal cancer in 2017, she decoded to change careers altogether and spent two years working as a preschool teaching assistant; where she learned the art of listening and talking to children ages 4 and under.  

In 2019, Anita took a job at Hartwick College, in Oneonta, NY where she began to better understand the development of the young adult mind and how it is affected by certain environments.  After losing her mother to COVID-19 in February of 2021, Anita decided to apply to the SUNY University at Albany Ph.D in Social Work program where she is interested in studying the development of Narcissistic Personality Disorder in individuals from birth into middle adulthood.  

Anita is an avid lover of performing arts and spends her free time listening to, singing along with, and dancing to all styles of music, and loves to use that in her practice with clients.

Featured Therapist: Terese Millet Joseph, MHC-P, Doctorial Student

Terese Millet Joseph is a Mental Health Counselor, originally from the island of Antigua, in the Eastern Caribbean. She has been working in this field for the past 16 years. Over the span of her career, her duties have included professional and curriculum development, human resource management, advocacy work, lectures, workshops, seminars, and therapeutic services. Terese is bilingual, and has lived, worked, and studied in Antigua & Barbuda, Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago, Belgium, and the USA. This allows her to bring an objective, congenial and multicultural approach to her work. She is currently a Doctoral Student pursuing a PhD in Human Development & Family Science at Syracuse University. Her research interests include cross-cultural parenting, race relations and disparities, trauma, and mindfulness.

Featured Therapist: Janet (Jiayi) Fu, MA, MHC-P

Janet is a graduate of  New York University. Using Humanism as the foundation of counseling, Janet respects every client as a unique individual. On top of that, she utilizes techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation, and Gestalt Therapy. Janet had been an intern counselor at Jamaica Hospital for a year. The mental disorders she treats include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, grief and bereavement, and addiction. Growing up in China, Janet is sensitive to Asian culture and can provide counseling in Mandarin.

In Janet’s life outside work, she has devoted herself to volunteer work for six years. She had been a volunteer team leader for two years. She has helped the elder, the children, and those young people who cannot afford professional counseling services. What Janet wants to tell the client is that “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” 「萬物皆有縫隙,方能讓光透進。」


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