Do you feel like you're alone? Like you're the only person going through pain? Have you ever felt alone in a group of people? As if there is no one like you and no can understand how you feel? This is often the experience of people who are marginalized, whether it's because of their gender, sexuality, race or ethnicity, or religion. The effects of such experiences can lead to stress, psychosomatic pain, and mental illness. Psychotherapy can help you combat these issues and establish a system of support. Your life can be wonderful and manageable with our help.
Welcome to Magnolia Mental Health, a mental health practice and resource center created by Quinn Gee, LPC. As co-founder of another mental health clinic, Healing Hearts Counseling Center, located in Memphis, Quinn wanted to center her professional services around marginalized persons, and thus began Magnolia Mental Health. MMH was created as an extension of Quinn's clinical services and outreach. Quinn and Magnolia Mental Health relocated to Washington, D.C. from Memphis in April 2017. MMH has a comprehensive website that contains a list of all services provided, resources containing current, upcoming, and past media events.
Quinn Gee is from Clarksdale, MS, a current resident of Washington D.C, and began practicing psychotherapy in 2014. Quinn is an alumna of the University of Mississippi, holds a BA in Psychology, an MS in Professional Counseling, and is currently a PhD candidate with a focus on advanced human behavior. Quinn identifies as cisgender, queer, and uses the pronouns she/her. Quinn is also the founder of Hey! Black Girl, a division of MMH that focuses on the emotional, physical, and spiritual health of Black women.
Her areas of professional focus include women's issues (such as relationships and codependency), intersectionality, healthy sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation and race based trauma. Quinn has devoted thousands of hours to working with marginalized persons, including private practice, mental health hospitals, and outpatient therapy services, since beginning her professional career in 2014.
Quinn uses a combination of modalities, including DBT, CBT, Narrative, Experiential, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, and Somatic therapy. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). She is listed in the NQTTCN networks as a competent LGBTQIA+ psychotherapist, and currently offers service through Open Path to make counseling affordable for all persons.
She has appeared on panels, shows, and podcasts due to her unique clinical approach to mental health and her stance on minority related and intersectional issues. She has also been featured in minority and mental health friendly publications like The Mighty, Buzzfeed, and XO Jane. Quinn was a featured speaker for Explore More Summit 2018 and Bowie State University’s SAS Conference 2018. She is also a featured essayist in How We Fight White Supremacy: A Guide to Black Resistance.
Quinn’s goal is to bring awareness of stigmatized issues to marginalized communities.
Chloe' Cook is from Jackson, MS and has a BS in Accounting from Jackson State University. After a successful, but unfulfilling career as an accountant, Chloe` decided to follow her life's purpose and passion to become a psychotherapist. She received her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University and began practicing in Atlanta, GA in 2014. Chloe` recently completed her residency in Marriage and Family Therapy in Virginia and is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chloe' identifies as cisgender, heterosexual, and uses the pronouns she/her.
CHLOE' CURRENTLY ONLY OFFERS TELEHEALTH SESSIONS (VIA SECURE VIDEO/PHONE).
Chloe` helps individuals (11 & up) and couples with relationship/family issues (trust, infidelity, communication, etc.), LGBTQIA+ concerns, anxiety, depression, life transitions, an addiction recovery. Chloe` specializes in couples and is in process of completing additional training in sex and intimacy related issues for women and men, such as: unmatched/low desire, non-conventional relationships and sexuality, erectile dysfunction, early/delayed ejaculation, orgasm difficulties, performance anxiety, orientation and gender expression.
Chloe` takes an integrative, strength-based approach to meet the needs of her clients' lifestyles, experiences and backgrounds. She incorporates motivational interviewing with emotionally-focused, solution-focused, narrative, cognitive behavioral, and art therapy approaches; while also pulling from other evidenced based and culturally sensitive therapy interventions.
Chloe`'s goal is to create an authentic therapeutic relationship, so that her clients feel safe, comfortable and motivated while reaching their goals in therapy and to ultimately live a balanced, healthy, and fulfilling life.
Bryant K. Woodford earned his Doctor of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern University in Philadelphia, PA. Bryant’s doctoral studies emphasized clinical expertise in narrative therapy including training from the Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy in Vancouver, CA. While he is verse in several therapeutic modalities, the narrative therapeutic approach he utilizes targets marginalized persons as they seek to create new and more promising personal narratives for their lives. Bryant provides mental health services to groups, couples, families and individuals.
Bryant also earned a Master of Divinity degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster, PA. Bryant has worked intentionally to integrate his theological and psychological training to help clients address both their spiritual and mental health needs. His integration of theology and psychology also lends itself to assisting queer clients with reconciling their spirituality with their sexuality.
Bryant is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and is currently practicing under the supervision of Quinn Gee, LPC. He is also ordained clergy with The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries (TFAM).