McPherson Clinical & Consulting Services, LLC is a diversified, Black-owned, group practice located in the heart of Jenkintown, PA. McPherson Clinical & Consulting Services, LLC is committed to changing the face of behavioral health in the Greater Philadelphia Area by:
- creating access to counseling services both in-person and online
- destigmatizing behavioral health by educating communities
- promoting the visibility of clinicians of color
- promoting behavioral integration by education healthcare professionals on the importance of behavioral health
- competency through collaboration and consultation
- promoting representation in the therapy room
Founded in 2018, McPherson Clinical & Consulting Services expands access to care for individuals by offering a hybrid of both in-person counseling services and telemental health services. We are also dedicated to providing individualized, trauma-informed, culturally competent, evidenced-based care to BIPOC.
Jennifer A. McPherson, MS, EMBA, LPC, NCC, CDWF
Founder & CEO of McPherson Clinical & Consulting Services
My name is Jennifer A. McPherson and I am the Founder & CEO of McPherson Clinical & Consulting Services. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania, an Out-of-State Telemental Health Provider for the State of Florida, Bestselling Author, Coach, and Consultant. I received my B.A. in Psychology from Temple University where I also minored in Religion. After completing my undergraduate degree, I received a M.S. in Counseling & Clinical Health Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and an Executive MBA in Healthcare from Saint Joseph’s University where I was the first person to complete the program with a non D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy) degree.
I specialize in the treatment of mood disorders, codependency and trauma, especially race based trauma. I utilize an eclectic approach in order to ensure individualized care that is dependent on one’s culture, background, belief systems, and experiences. I am a Level 2 trained IFS therapist, an EMDR trained therapist, Brainspotting clinician and a Certified Daring Wat Facilitator. I believe in representation in the therapy room and that all BIPOC should have a safe space to grow and heal especially when dealing with oppressive systems. I created McPherson Clinical & Consulting services to not only serve others that look like me but also to help other clinicians of color grow in their professional journeys by offer coaching, consultations, and clinical supervision.
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Cindy Charles, MFT
My name is Cindy Charles and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I am honored to provide Individual, Couples and Family Therapy. I believe that our experiences shape how we understand and respond to the world and our relationships. How we choose to respond can help us move forward or it can cause us to generate and continuously reproduce cycles of brokenness. My experience ranges from providing outpatient services to Individuals, families and couples; Family Based services; Residential Reunification treatment to providing Brief Solution Focused Consultations through EAP services.
While supporting individuals, couples and families, I found the value of healing and self-worth. Through the process of therapy, the cycle of brokenness will not only be repaired but also restored. Picture living with someone without a clear sense of their experiential view of the world. The best way to understand the system is to understand the functioning of the system and how it functions (individually and collectively.) The process of therapy is not only a moment of reflection of others influence on you but also your influence on others. External transformation can only begin with an internal shift and that shift can start with you.
Whether I am working in individual, couples, or with families; your internal assessment is only as strong as your external influence. I believe that the more you build your inner strength your exterior naturally transforms. Through this transformation, the internal feelings of pain, hurt, guilt, shame etc. that affects your exterior will begin to bring feelings of Hope, Love, Peace and Joy towards a more purpose filled and prosperous future. We will travel together on this road of transformation. This journey will help you expose your patterns and challenge you to reestablish new patterns to accompany the new you. Through patience, empathy, understanding and hope, we are ready to motivate your will to change.
Ayo Akindumila, LMFT
My name is Ayo Akindumila and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based here in Philadelphia. I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families looking to cope with stressful transitions. My approach to therapy is both warm and disarming; I understand and respect the bravery it takes to begin therapy, and I am always mindful of how to make my clients feel comfortable throughout the process.
Although I have worked with a vast population, I specialize in working with athletes who experience stress associated with either a personal or sport related transition. While at Texas Tech University, I concentrated on Exercise and Sports Science in undergrad, before pursuing my clinical masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I value and uphold the courage it takes for an athlete to invest in their mental wellness through the process of therapy. Therefore, I look forward to meeting you and supporting you through the difficult times.