Our Mental Health Providers


All of our clinicians are trained professionals. We offer a peer mentor support network. Our network of counselors are knowledgeable on several areas of support including mental health counseling, gender affirming support and family counseling.

Dr. Tara Jae, MFA

Empowerment to live confidently in your identities begins with a trusting relationship. My work is to guide, mentor, and support you in your process of learning and using your own strength and wisdom. I specialize in centering and affirming the experiences of people of color, including those with LGBTQ+ genders and sexualities. I understand that oppressed identities inform our lives, relationships, and health, though they are not always the reasons we seek support. Whatever your reason for working together, I will offer you levity and encouragement for your journey as we create a relationship that is uniquely tailored to you.


Sequoya Hayes, LSW

I have over 15 years experience working as a social worker, professor, international experience in service advocacy, writer, researcher, non-profit manager, and anti-violence organizer. In the past 18 years I have developed expertise in child welfare, providing court testimonies/witness, drafting court reports, community support/wellness plans, crisis intervention, case management, and conducting assessments & evaluations for mental health service recommendations for family and juvenile criminal and civil court proceedings.

I specialize in supporting children, youth, adults of all ages, and families who are navigating ethnic identity, life transitions, anxiety and mood disorders, grief and loss, gender and sexual orientation (LGBTQ), court and system-involvement, abuse of power in juvenile facilities, stalking, and interpersonal violence.

I am licensed in Illinois, Indiana, and Colorado, and certified in tele-behavioral health, lets chat more on how we can work together. I am also a certified Confidential Advisor for Sexual Violence for College Campuses. Together we will develop a wellness plan that highlights current support systems and how to navigate system barriers.

January 24, 2018