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Our Clinical Staff

Meet the Team

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Dr. Jelyn Young

PhD {Clinical Lead}

Dr. Jelyn Young is a Licensed Psychologist. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of California in San Diego.  She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego.

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Latisha "Tisha" Blanchard

PMHNP {Medication Team Leader}

Tisha Blanchard is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who obtained her dual Master’s Degrees from Walden University. Her first Master’s degree majored in Adult Acute Care, while her second Master’s Degree is in Psychiatric Mental Health.

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Dr. Crystal Blair


Dr. Crystal Blair is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master’s in Nursing at the University of Florida and completed her Postmasters at Florida International University.

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Dr. Maryam Behdarvandi


Dr. Maryam Behdarvandi is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Florida with over 25 years of experience in India, Iran, and the United States. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pune, one of the most prestigious universities in India, and has completed additional training in behavioral medicine, psychotherapy, and counseling at the University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital.

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Brittany Smiley


Brittany Smiley is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. Brittany received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, and a Master’s degree in Applied Social Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). 

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Dr. Minh-Chau "Dr. Chau" Dang


Dr. Minh-Chau Dang is a Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  She attended the University of Washington in Seattle, WA majoring in psychology.  After three years at the University of Washington, she changed her major and attended Barry University in Miami Shores, FL where she earned her BSN in 2009.  

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Shaquille "Shaq" Edwards

LCSW {Intern}

Shaquille (Sha-quelle) Edwards is a Registered Clinical Social Work intern in the state of Florida. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bethune-Cookman University (BCU) with academic distinction, and received a master’s degree in Social Work from Walden University. While working on her master’s degree she was accepted into the International Honors Society in Psychology for academic excellence.

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Dr. Morgan Swain-Sears

PhD {Post Doctoral Candidate}

Dr. Morgan Swain-Sears received her undergraduate degree from Walden University, her master's from Florida A&M University, and her doctoral degree from Tennessee State University. Dr. Sears has several years of experience in many different settings, including college counseling centers, private practice, non-profits, and community mental health.

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Asia Royster

RCSWI {Intern}

Asia Royster is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern in Florida.  Her diverse experience in the mental health field ranges from inpatient, residential, outpatient, and telehealth clients. Asia has additional experience working with teens, veterans, men, youth, families, elderly, domestic violence, high-risk populations, homeless, substance abuse, mental health, and co-occurring clients.

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Susan D. Colby


Susan Colby is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with just under 20 years of experience in the mental health field at various levels in the profession. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Saint Leo University in 2003, and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Specialty from Walden University in 2018. She has also held certification as a master's level addictions professional (MCAP) since 2018. Before entering the field of mental health...

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