Meet the Team

Melisa Alaba, CEO

Breakthrough Coach and therapist

I’m Melisa Alaba.

CEO of Vision Works Coaching and Counseling, Breakthrough Coach, Speaker, Published Author, Creator of the B’HEALED transformation process, Mama, and chocolate lover. I’m a licensed counselor with a Masters in Psychology from Roosevelt University, and a Life and Happiness Coach.

My book – Live Out Loud: 52 Ways to Reawaken Your Spirit and Live a Life of Purpose – was featured in the movie 72 Hours.

My advice has been featured in Ebony Magazine, Ebony online, Parents Magazine, Redbook, ABC online.

And I’ve made live appearances on Fox News and CBS as well as given talks at countless events.

For the past 20 years I’ve coached over a thousand women of color to work through deep trauma, heal their wounds, have life-changing breakthroughs, and get to their next level.

I’m also a cancer survivor.

I’ve been through a painful divorce.

And I’ve been a single mom.

So you could say I know a little something about having success… AND being resilient under fire.

As I took the time to work on ME, I learned the tools and structures that were helpful (and which ones were just “blah”). I made a courageous decision to expand, and not contract, in the face of these life circumstances.

I started to build my own system for personal transformation… the B’HEALED process (which stands for “Beautiful. Have an Extraordinarily. Awesome. Life. Every. Day.”).

And I realized that these were the exact methods my clients needed to get through all the issues plaguing them…

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of self care practices
  • Lack of true love and frustration with dating
  • Relationship drama
  • Imposter syndrome around money – scared to loose it or feeling unworthy of earning more
  • Fear about becoming more visible with professional growth
  • Spiritual growth and maturity (consistency in practices)
  • Feeling like your life was out of control

Sound familiar, Beautiful?

I’m a professional therapist and life coach, but even I couldn’t do the work alone. I had to ask for help. This is when I learned that a doctor can’t operate on themselves. It's okay to get support, sis.

Asking for help is hard for black women. Hell, all women!

But when you’re ready to lay your cape down and get the support you need, I’m here for you.

I guide women like you to get your rhythm back. And have…

  • More love
  • More laughter
  • More abundance
  • More fun
  • More discoveries

You may not feel super powerful today. Or radiant and full of vitality. Or worthy of a healthy, intimate relationship. Or satisfied with your business and income.

But TOGETHER we can co-create new rituals that feed your spirit and pave the way for the love, success, balance, health and abundance that’s waiting for you.

You are worth it.

Let’s make it happen!

How may I work with you? You may be wondering.

I currently see a limited amount of clients individually.


I am cooking up some magic for the Soulful Sister Circle (opening January 2021)

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Latasha Billingslea
Clinical Director and Marriage Therapist

I’m LaTasha Billingslea.

Marriage and Family Therapist. Clinical Director. Traveler. Avid reader.

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Georgia State University and Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mercer University School of Medicine.

Every couple hits a rough patch. (If you haven’t yet, just wait… it’s coming!) And I’m here to help partners come back together to recreate that love, joy and trust.

For over 12 years I’ve worked with couples and families to heal all kinds of issues:

  • Marital conflict
  • Poor communication
  • Partners with mental health conditions
  • Blended family issues
  • Infidelity
  • Old family secrets

I specialize in guiding couples to communicate with each other, improve their parenting, work through sexual struggles, get on the same page on money and finances, manage household expectations and duties, and spice things up when the spark has died out.

And I teach folks how to fight fair.

Because conflict is inevitable, and when couples can see disagreements as opportunities for growth, they can work together, and each get what they need.

So, how’s your relationship these days?

Whether you’re newly married and seeing some tension bubble up, or in a decades-long partnership where the passion is gone, I’m here to help.

I create a safe space for my clients and teach practical tools and techniques so that you can understand yourself and your partner better.

With my guidance you learn how to understand your spouse’s value in a brand new way, and learn how you complement each other.

I work on a foundational level, getting at the root of all conflict and uncovering hidden beliefs, so that you can fix the broken communication patterns and create new dynamics based in love and mutual respect.

Using Gottman principles we go through a process that allows transformation in your relationships.

Give your marriage the love it deserves.

You can get back on solid ground again. And I’m here to show you how.

Contact me to book an appointment.

Audrey Meah, LMSW
Clinical Social Worker

Audrey Meah is a self-care advocate. She believes that learning to love and honor yourself is a worthy goal. Audrey helps her clients learn tools that allows them to have inner peace, joy and a sense of purpose. Ms. Meah uses Cognitive Behavioral therapy to help her clients manage their thoughts and feelings. Audrey believes that having anxiety, depression may be symptoms of something bigger.

Audrey is a licensed Social Worker with over seven years of experience in the field. Audrey is a graduate of University of Michigan with a Masters in Social Work.

When Audrey is not working you can find her traveling, enjoying a spa day or watching a movie.


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Jasmine Watley
Client Specialist

Hey Beautiful,

My name is Jasmine and I'm your client specialist. I assist you through every stage of your self-care journey. Whether you are just beginning the search for support, or you have already begun utilizing Vision Works Coaching and Counseling Services, I am here to provide excellent customer service. I'm in the office Monday through Friday from 9 am- 2 pm. Please call me or email me and I'll be sure to call you back within 24 hours. As a psychology student, I have an understanding of what's important to you and I help you connect to the right provider and program.

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University and am currently completing my master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

When I am not working or busy with my studies, I enjoy traveling, baking, trying new restaurants, and watching true crime documentaries.


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Ebony Leaks

Sound healer Practioner and Coach

We are excited to welcome a new holistic coach to our team. Ebony Leaks is a graduate of Pfeiffer University where she earned her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She earned a certification in Sound healing.

Ebony became interested in helping clients who experienced anxiety and depression with deeper levels of healing. Ebony utilizes Sound healing to help reset the body's awareness to feelings of anxiety, depression, or feeling of grief and loss.

Ebony guides her clients in becoming more visible and more of themselves. Sound healing and coaching help the mind and body to feel more at peace. The healing frequency allows clients to release old thoughts, feelings and to feel more alive and confident.

Ebony believes that when we fully heal from the trauma and loss we are able to show up bigger for ourselves in our everyday lives. Ebony believes self-love starts with taking time to heal and recover.

When Ebony is not working she loves to relax with friends and check out new restaurants around town


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Stephanie Ramsey

My name is Stephanie Ramsey and I am excited to work with you on your journey of healing. I am a Licensed Professional Counseling, and I have been practicing for over 10 years. Since 2009, I’ve helped my clients break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. Let me help you learn and implement better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your goals. I utilize Solution Focused techniques as well as CBT to help clients move toward their desired goals.

I work with highly motivated individuals who are committed to change. I have helped many women restructure their lives by developing positive coping skills for stress, setting boundaries, identifying values, creating standards and much more. Together, you and I will recognize your current strengths and expand upon them to increase your self-esteem, self-empowerment, and life satisfaction. When I am not working, you can find me spending time with friends, family and traveling.

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Trinity Freeman

My name is Trinity and I am so excited to meet you! I believe in creating a safe space with my clients so that I guide you in being the author of your story. My hope is to be the safe space you need to be fully yourself so you feel worthy, honored, and ready to go after your dreams and desires.

I am a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who loves working with adolescents, young adults, and couples. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from The University of Georgia and my Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University. I help my clients through a variety of issues such as anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, life transitions, and family conflict.

I believe in creating a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients so we can work together to reach your goals and be the author of your own story. I have lots of tools in my tool kit to guide you on your journey. I customize my approach to fit you. I don't believe in a cookie-cutter one size fit's all therapy approach. I'm here to help you connect deeply with your inner voice and honor your needs.

In my spare time, I enjoy good food with family and friends, catching up on my current Netflix show, and traveling anywhere with a beach."

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Tara Goza-Freeman

Trauma doesn't have to hold you captive. You can get free from childhood trauma and trauma from traumatic and stressful life experiences. I have special experience working with professional women who have experienced narcissistic abuse, unhealthy relationships. I also love working with clients who desire to uplevel in their careers and make major life changes. I believe every person should have a life filled with joy and purpose. My ultimate goal is that you are able to heal, create and enjoy your life. I believe that depression, anxiety, and feelings of perfectionism, self-critical, and people pleasing are all signs of past trauma that may be lingering. I say, " Restoring your confidence is big in restoring your gifts, light, and life".
Creating new standards in relationships, adopting soulful self-care habits, and identifying unhealthy people are important to allowing in good relationships. I believe that every woman is capable of having fun, loving relationships even after experiencing bad ones. I say, " They just have to learn the skills of what to look for and heal their past pain." I experienced my own beautiful relationship story after being a single mom for 10 years.

I believe in using a variety of tools to help my clients move to their next best level.

I have been helping clients live successful full lives for over 15 years in the Mental health field. I hold a Master of Science degree from Mercer University.

When I am not working, You can find me doing DYI projects around the house and hanging out with my family.
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Jamerica Strickland, MA, LAPC

I obtained my master's degree from Troy University in Clinical Mental Health counseling and have been working in this field for over 6 years. I am enthusiastic and fervent about being a positive influence in the lives of others and helping people better themselves one day at a time. I view obstacles as stepping-stones that can ultimately be used as tools for building an improved life.

Parenting, relationships, transitions, job/career stress, and emotional struggles can take a toll on the quality of life and overall wellness we live. Being able to properly manage these barriers are crucial, being that life is so valuable, fragile, and temporary. It shouldn't be hard to get through your day! Ultimate inner peace is something that can be achieved for you. You deserve it.

I provide quality therapeutic services by using support, guidance, intel, and evidenced based techniques during my practice to help clients maximize their time and ultimately reach their goals. I give active feedback and help my clients explore past/childhood trauma as well as pin- point various life patterns they may engage in that don't serve their wellbeing.

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Shatevia Culpepper, MA, LAPC

Shatevia knows what is like to feel misunderstood and not heard. Shatevia believes that many of the behaviors that adolescents and teens have stem from feelings of being misunderstood and not being able to effectively communicate their needs. Shatevia specializes in guiding adolescents and young women in finding their voice and mastering their communication and behavior so they can thrive in home and at school. Shatevia also specializes in working with women who have experienced childhood trauma or who deal with social cultural issues that prevent them from living their best lives.

Shatevia is a graduate of Columbus State University and has a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Shatevia is trained in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and expressive therapy. Shatevia believes in an integrative approach to therapy which allows her to achieve the best results for her clients.

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Raven Davidson, MSW
Social Worker

For over 8 years, I have worked as an activist for the LGBTQ community. I am versed in multiple treatment modalities and have a lifetime of lived experience to lean on. Allow me to join you on your journey to freedom.

I plan to use my skill set and lived experience as an LGBTQ person to be a catalyst for radical change in the lives of others. I believe in total and absolute freedom of expression and love.

I received my Master's degree in Social Work from Illinois State University with a Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies. My concentration was black female sexuality. I also have a Master's degree in Education from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, with a concentration in diversity and equity.

Contact me to book an appointment.

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