Chanel Tazza - Biography

Chanel Tazza, LMHC, CASAC, NCC

Chanel Tazza, LMHC, CASAC, NCC

Chanel Tazza graduated in 2006 from Adelphi University and became Licensed as Mental Health Counselor in 2009 and founded Awaken Wellness. Ms. Tazza continued post graduate education at Ackerman Institute for the Family, focused on family and couple dynamics. I am also a Credentialed Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor  and have additional training in Gambling Addition (CASAC-G).  Additional training focused on Emotional Focused Therapy, Dialectical, Behavior Therapy and also incorporates meditation and Trauma Sensitive Yoga techniques in her practice should the client be open to exploring this as a skills in their toolbox towards recovery.

Ms. Tazza worked in the non-profit sector for over 10 years with adults with sever and persistent mental illness and mood disorders as well as developmentally delayed adults. Most recently in 2018 became a certified divorce mediator.  

Ryan Fields - Biography

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Ryan Fields graduated in 2016 from Mercy College, he obtained his Mental Health Counseling Degree, summa cum laude. Prior to graduation he worked for 4 years at a non-profit organization providing parenting classes to father’s, co-parenting classes, as well as engaged and supported families toward reunification and guided them through the mending of traumatic events that affects the maintenance of healthy family dynamics.

Ryan as worked in a clinical setting since his internship in graduate school. He is proficient in multicultural counseling, parenting issues, working with families with domestic violence, physical abuse and neglect, separation and divorce, and premarital and marital and couple counseling.