Our Staff


Reia Chapman, MSW, LISW-CP, LCSW

Founder, Director of Clinical Services

Reia Chapman, MSW, LISW, LCSW-CP is a professional social worker, activist, psychotherapist and nationally sought after speaker.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Social Work degree from Savannah State University. She has an extensive background as a social justice organizer and activist across the intersections of Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice and Queer and    Racial Justice movements. 

Embodying both a calling and a commitment to collective liberation, justice and mental and emotional wellness, she founded the Center for Family & Maternal Wellness, an outpatient psychotherapy practice in 2016 and is the current Director of Clinical Services.   In 2016, Reia also founded the Charlotte Uprising Emotional Response Team, a delegation of over 100 clinicians and healers to provide free mental health support during the Charlotte Uprising and she continues to serve as an advisor to local and regional grassroots organizers to date.  Always centering the most marginalized in her endeavors, Reia continues to cultivate her commitment to her community through activism, education, service, and advocacy. She is well versed in policies and legislation affecting Gender Diverse and Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) communities from children and adolescents and the growing aging population to the various forms of reproductive oppression and state sanctioned violence.  In 2018 she created Decolonizing Therapy,™ a culturally affirming series of workshops for community members and helping professionals designed to improve BIPOC self advocacy and teach appropriate relationship building and intervention strategies in BIPOC communities.  

Reia specializes in working with Black Women and Queer and Trans People of Color.  She is clinically trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.  Reia works with couples to increase respect, affection, and closeness, break through and resolve conflict, generate greater understanding between partners, keep conflict discussions calm and maintain improvements in the relationship.  

Reia serves on the Board for Genderlines, is a member of the Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group (CTHCG), the North Carolina Black Women’s Roundtable, The Queer and Trans People of Color Collective (QTPoCC), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and has been featured in various publications across the nation for her work in advancing the field of mental health in Social Work.

Gender Pronouns: she/her

Accepting New Clients: Yes

Michele Lewis, MBA, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Outpatient Therapist

Michele Lewis has a Master of Social Work degree from Winthrop University and is fully licensed as an LCSW and LCAS in North Carolina. Additionally, she has an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business (CUNY) in New York. After a career in Information Technology Management, Michele found her true calling as a clinical social worker serving diverse populations and is passionate about her work. She has done extensive work in crisis services, conflict resolution and service linkage and firmly believes in social justice and access to care for all people. Recognizing the intersectionality of mental health, substance use and physical health, she has experience working with adults in addressing life challenges and utilizes a strengths-based approach. Michele encourages holistic recovery by working with you to achieve your goals. Utilizing evidence-based, trauma-informed modalities such as EMDR, CBT, Narrative and solution-focused therapies, challenges are examined and addressed to foster successful outcomes.

Gender Pronouns: she/her

Accepting New Clients: Yes

Diamond James

Diamond James, MSW, LCSWA 
Outpatient Therapist

Diamond James is a clinical social worker, and holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology and Management and Society from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is an advocate for helping people embrace their journeys to wellness and aims to support individuals from a social justice lens, while highlighting individuals' strengths. Diamond understands that our ways of showing up in the world is influenced by internal and external factors, and desires to create a safe space for individuals to gain tools to maneuver through their lives well. Diamond has experience with children, teens and adults and is certified in Triple P - Positive Parenting Program. She uses Triple P to help parents develop practical skills and healthy relationships with their families while functioning in their various roles and responsibilities. Read more about Diamond HERE

Gender Pronouns: she/her/hers

Accepting New Clients: Yes



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