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  • We are rebranding! What does that mean for you?

    Who We Are Currently and Where We Are Heading

    Cheerful Heart Mental Health Counseling, PLLC is a growing mental health private practice owned and operated by Shakira O’Garro LMHC, LPC, LCPC, NCC in White Plains, NY. Our mission is to provide quality and affordable mental health services to Black communities and other communities of color. We truly believe that despite the pain and suffering we’ve endured as people of color, we can cultivate a cheerful heart and live a life that is meaningful and rich with experiences and purpose. 

    In the past 6 years, Shakira has worked with with a variety of presenting concerns in her practice ranging from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, career issues and difficult life transitions. As she has gotten more experience, training and life experiences her clinical focus is shifting to other populations.

    With the rebranding, Shakira hopes to place a strong clinical focus on Health Psychology and the intersection of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual pain while prioritizing serving Black women of Christian faith who suffer from chronic illnesses such as Endometriosis, PCOS, Sickle cell anemia, cancer and more. Those dealing with medical trauma will also be a big part of the population Shakira hopes to serve with the rebrand.

    We will also provide individual therapy and groups via telehealth only in NY. In person sessions will no longer be provided as of July 2024. Shakira will continue to serve clients in CA, NJ, PA, and SC virtually while her interns will serve those who are in NY.

    Lastly, Shakira is planning to move to private pay in January 2025. She will reserve some spots for sliding fee scale and still provide super bills for those who have out of network benefits with their insurance.

    What does this mean for current clients?

    Shakira will continue to work with clients who are not in these niches until they achieve goals or reach a place of stability up until Dec 2024.

    If you are a current client or a potential client who wants to learn about the rebrand, medical trauma, Christian Counseling and Health Psychology, comment below and follow me on social media @cheerfulheartmhcpllc.

    Shakira will be discussing these changes with her current clients in more detail and will also send a letter out way before Jan 2025. 

    Shakira is beyond excited for the up coming rebrand and can’t wait to support as many people as she can for many years to come. Cheers to new beginnings!