MEET OUR TEAM

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"The Girlfriend Therapist"

Dr. Cortina Louis Owner & CEO

A note from the Owner/CEO

Hello and welcome to The NOIR Center for Intuitive Healing & Counseling. A place where Afrocentric roots meet the luxury of mental and emotional wellness. I am so excited that you decided to browse our page. As the founder of The NOIR Center, it is my responsibility to ensure that you are able to access the healing you desire. Thank you for trusting us with your story. We honor your journey, celebrate your growth, and support your healing. I am dedicated to and passionate about creating emotionally safe spaces where black, brown, and marginalized populations are free to be themselves. In an attempt to decolonize and destigmatize what it means to go to therapy, I focus on social injustices and race-related issues that impact mental health and wellness. I further promote sex positivity, pleasure activism, finding your passion and purpose, and the importance of becoming one with your body.

 

If you’re looking for a healing space free of judgment, culturally responsive, nontraditional, and incorporates the mind, body, and spirit, The NOIR Center is ready to walk with you on your journey towards emotional and mental wellness. Just know it's different here. 

I invite you to join The NOIR movement and family.

"An out-of-the-box therapeutic experience."

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The Clinician Collection and Staff 

Here at The NOIR Center, we have a dynamic group of trained and experienced therapists. All our therapists lead with their therapeutic style which accentuates the way they show up in the therapeutic space. By doing this, clients can participate in the selection process of identifying and working with the therapist that best fits their needs. Finding the right therapist is a highly personal decision, and you’ll want to find someone who feels like a good match.

Find a therapist worthy of your trust!

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Dr. Cortina Peters, LMHC, LPC, CSE, QS "The Girlfriend Therapist" Chief Executive Officer Are you feeling misunderstood? Are you tired of having to be the strong one? Are you confused about the direction of your life? Do you have trouble saying no or creating/honoring your boundaries? Are you experiencing dissatisfaction in your relationships? Are you overwhelmed by the challenges often presented by being Black in America? In search of more profound insight into who you are? Feel as though you need a non-biased neutral outlet? Need help with navigating the changes in your life? If this is you, hello, and congratulations on taking the first step to becoming a better version of yourself. I look forward to connecting with you and helping you to facilitate change in your life. Therapy services will serve to improve your emotional and mental well-being. As your therapist, through my experience, I will bring the best that I know. I'm here to help you find the REAL you. Licensed in FL, GA, TX, & WI, I will bring you the highest of my insight, wisdom, and spiritual guidance. I will always have compassion and empathy for you in all that we do. I value you as a person in need of care, and I will do my best to honor that. I will hold you accountable and call you out when need be. I may seem challenging at times, but I want YOU to do the work that needs to be done. I'm not your average therapist. As The Girlfriend Therapist®, I offer a unique therapeutic experience. If you are looking for someone who is EMDR trained, relatable, genuine, honest, and true, then The Girlfriend Therapist® is just for you.... Whether it's individual or relationship therapy, The Girlfriend Therapist® is here to hold the space needed for you to heal. You are welcome and safe in my space, just as you are. If you are ready for your healing, come on in and have a "Couch Conversation" with The Girlfriend Therapist® I offer both Face-to-face and telehealth sessions. I am ready if you are! Just a bit about my background I started my career in sexual health education and overall wellness over 20 years ago. I completed my Master's in Mental Health Counseling and my Bachelor's in Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. I have been providing professional counseling services since 2009. In addition to holding a certificate in Women's Entrepreneurship studies from Cornell University, I also currently serve as the first Black president of the Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida. Top 5 Songs 1. Bigger - Beyoncé 2. Konsa - Phylissia Ross 3. Breathe - India Arie 4. Super Gremlin – Kodak Black 5. Water – Anthony Brown & group therAPy

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Morgen A. Peters "The Creative Assistant" Administrative Assistant Morgen Peters is the creator of Writer's Block for teens; she's an online journal columnist for Empower Magazine™, and she is the founder of The Black Student Union at the high school she attends. She keeps herself very active with a host of extracurricular activities, including the debate team, the swim team, serving as secretary for the Charmettes of Orlando, and attending the gay-straight student alliance meetings. She sees herself as a leader and takes pride in being a support for her peers. She has been recognized by numerous organizations and has volunteered with other not-for-profit organizations. She enjoys being active and spends most of her time writing poetry, hanging out with family and friends, and begin watching all of the latest series. As an administrative assistant, Morgen is tasked with ensuring that everyone who visits The NOIR Center is well taken care of, including guests, patients, clinicians, healers, coaches, and anyone else who may walk through the threshold of our doors. Top 5 Songs 1. No role modelz- J.Cole 2. My little love- Adele 3. Ass like that- Victoria Monet 4. The need to know- Wale 5. Whipped cream- Ari Lennox

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Debbi Ann Douglas "The Accountability Therapist" Do you often feel weighed down by the feelings of anxiety? Have you been feeling stuck and can’t seem to find the motivation to keep going or perhaps you have been experiencing relational issues? Well, you’ve found the right person! Hi, my name is Debbi-Ann Douglas preferably to be called “Debbi” (aka. The Accountability Counselor”). Together we will explore and get to the root of your emotional barriers, identify unhealthy cycles, and sort your relational struggles. As a result, you will begin to heal from past traumas, learn new ways to of thinking, and see an increase in your self-confidence so that you can be the best version of yourself. Debbi holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She has extensive experience in providing therapy, mentorship and coaching services for adults, couples, and teenagers. Through collaboration, Debbi works from a client-centered approach along with other various theoretical approaches such as CBT, Solution Focused therapy, IFS and many more. She is dedicated to assisting each client to increase their self-awareness, gain new perspectives, heal, and rebuild the life that they truly deserve. If you are ready to transform, schedule an appointment to start your healing process, I look forward to walking along side with you on your healing journey! Top 5 Playlist: 1. Shenseea- Blessed 2. LeCrae- Blessings 3. H.E.R- Comfortable 4. Drake- Started from the Bottom 5. Pharell Williams- Happy

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Anquonette Irving, M.S. “The Millennial Therapist” Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern In the words of Lauryn Hill “ How you gone win if you ain’t right within?” Anquonette Irving “ The millennial Therapist” creates a safe space for you to express yourself freely without judgement, and process what’s been holding you back from being your best self. Are you struggling with creating the life you desire? Is you're lack of discipline and consistency stopping you from attaining your goals? Do you know what you want out of life but feel stuck? or perhaps life have thrown you curve balls that makes you feel depressed, anxious, angry, hopeless or helpless. Are you experiencing self-esteem or relational issues. Do you have a teen or young adult struggling with depression, anxiety, poor impulse control, school difficulties, low self-esteem, negative peer influence, or other difficulties? My background has afforded me the opportunity to work with teens and adults with with a wide range of life challenging stressors. I specialize in working with individuals dealing with anxiety and depression, as well as a plethora of challenges, such as academics, career, relationships, career, relationship struggles and other adjustment/transition issues. Top 5 Playlist 1. Boosie- Set it off 2. City Girls 3. Lil Baby- In a minute 4. Rick Ross- Feel This 5. Lauryn Hill Ex- Factor

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Jasmine St John, M.S., E.Ds. “The Mind-Body-Soul Therapist” Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern Are you having trouble connecting with your body? Do you feel like your energy is being depleted? Have you been considering what it may look like to explore the highest version of yourself? Whether you’re looking to establish boundaries, navigate childhood experiences, cultivate a practice, gain awareness, or align your mind, body, and soul, I got you covered! Hello beautiful soul, this is a safe space to land. My name is Jasmine St John and I ethically integrate offerings such as sound/guided meditation, yoga, and breathwork in therapy to assist individuals in cultivating a life of wholeness. I love to meet clients where they are at within their personal journey, facilitate processing and provide tools to deepen their connection with self. I utilize approaches such as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Existential Therapy. Through my trauma-informed lens, I work with clients who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions and other challenges. Together, we will explore your thoughts and emotions, understand the impacts of your childhood, and learn how to accept your true self. I obtained two Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Education at Florida State University. I enjoy personal healing and helping black, brown, and indigenous people heal holistically through an integrative approach. I am excited to assist you on your journey towards well-being. You are capable! You are worthy! Top 5 Songs 1. Jesse Powell- You 2. Toni Jones - Energy Budget 3. Case & Joe- Faded Picture 4. Davido- Very Special 5. Lil Wayne- Mr. Carter

The Conversational Therapist

The Accountability Therapist

The Transitional Therapist

The Coaching Therapist

The Ditch Digging Therapist

The “Girl you got this” Therapist

The Guy friend Therapist

The Teen Support Therapist

The Holistic therapist

The African Spirituality Therapist

The Black Girl Therapist

The Misfit Therapist

The Athletic Therapist

The Bruh like therapist

The Seasoned therapist