Altheresa is a wife, mother, coach, therapist, author, speaker, entrepreneur and a strong woman. She has impacted the lives of many individuals and families by teaching them to find their purpose and walk in their purpose. Hailing from Miami, Florida Altheresa inspires others to live a life of purpose.
In 2016, Altheresa launched Inspire4Purpose, where she is passionate about helping her clients find the pathway to their purpose by giving them the road map to finding their purpose. She is the CEO/Founder of Inspire4Purpose where she has built her private practice to assist those in need of reclaiming their life and to find their purpose.
Altheresa has also worked towards negating the stigma of mental health in the world by also providing therapy services to the clients that she works with. Her vision is to empower others to succeed in their lives, their business, and inspire people to leave a legacy for generations to come. Growing up she dealt with the shame and guilt of having a mother who battled with mental illness in silence; in which this began her passion to assist those in need of mental health services.
In which this ignited the passion that she has now to not only help, but to be a voice for those who suffer with mental illness. She wants to not only inspire, heal, and motivate the clients that she works with but to leave a positive imprint on their lives. She not only works with clients with mental illness but with women who struggle with what their God-given purpose in life.
So yes she went to college and got a masters degree in clinical social work, but she also realized that she wanted to be her own boss. She wanted to start a business that not only let her live and walk in her purpose but a business that helped others reach their purpose as well. Therefore, she then started Inspire4Purpose in which is a group practice where we provide mental health couseling services for individuals, couples, and families.
Meet Our Staff
Veronika Toussaint, MSW
Having always pursued study and work that allows me to make an impact on the lives of the vulnerable through a range of therapeutic approaches as an advanced trauma-informed practitioner. Using motivational interviewing and psychoeducation, I have been able to develop many varieties of skills and the passion needed to help guide many different individuals. I have been given the opportunity to earn my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Florida Memorial University and earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Barry University. Veronika joined Inspire4Purpose in 2020.
Jianna Jabouin, MSW
I graduated from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL in 2014 earning both a Bachelor and Master’s degree in social work with clinical concentration. I am currently a registered clinical social work intern. I have been working in the field helping families with children struggling with ADHD, adults with severe mental health disorders as well as individuals with different stressful life events. I utilize a different number of therapeutic modality techniques including but not limited to cognitive behavior therapy techniques, motivational interviewing techniques, and family systems theory techniques. Jianna joined Inspire4Purpose in 2020.
Sheena Cooper, LCSW
Sheena received her BSW from the University of South Florida in Tampa and her Masters of Social Work from Barry University. She has 6 years of Therapy experience where she worked with an array of individuals, and families. Her experience in the Medical field as a Clinical Social Worker has allowed her the opportunity to manage crisis situations. Sheena is also a Certified Anger Management Specialist I and an Operation Iraqi Enduring Freedom Veteran. She is currently a licensed clinical social worker.
Laronda Thomas-Garcia, MSW
She is a graduate of Barry University with her Masters Degree in Social Work. Laronda has worked with various populations and finds joy in helping all people but most especially helping women and youth.Laronda is a hard worker; known for her dedication, dependability, and resourceful professional work. Clients would say she is sensitive, empathetic , open minded, and full of enthusiasm. Laronda with the help of her clients have been able to find creative solutions for everyday problems. She is fully conversant with current thinking on social work conduct and practice. She is one who possesses extensive knowledge of social diversity and equal opportunity issues with the ability to demonstrate this throughout all aspects of practice.She is committed to a person centered approach which helps promote independence and well being for those under her care. Laronda has an extensive knowledge in providing, crisis intervention, supportive counseling ,dialectical behavioral therapy, solution-focused counseling and wrap around services. She conducts individual, family, and group therapy sessions with patience, trust, and confidentiality.
Kamilah Cross, LCSW
I am honored and blessed to have been chosen to be a world changer through my works in therapy! My goal is to help you reach the understanding of your purpose. I earned my Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Florida International University in 2005 and later returned to the University to obtain my Masters in Social Work in 2015. After the completion of graduation, I continued on to specialize in Anger Management and women's issues, later successfully completing my LCSW.
Throughout my many accomplishments, I am most proud of my abilities as a devoted mother, motivational mentor, and genuine guide in this life for others.
“I want to help provide the individuals that I work with, with the opportunity to recreate their destiny and change their outcomes. The L is for lessons, not losses”
Cynthia Lombard, MSW
She graduated from Barry University in May 2020, earning her Masters Degree in Social Work. She has a lot of experience working with vulnerable children in foster care and working with many different families. She is currently a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern. One of the many modalities she enjoy's is using Cognitive Behavior Therapy. It allows her to quickly identify challenges, reduce stress, or cope with complicated relationships. Through her years of clinical experience it has allowed her to further develop her skills and allowing her to become more efficient in her therapeutic technique and delivery.
India Hudson, MFT
Life is full of challenges. It's not what happens to you. It's how you respond. If you are in the midst of a storm, put on your rain coat and boots, don't give up! I am India Hudson a graduate from St. Thomas University in 2018 and now a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. I have over 10 years of experience that I’ve acquired while working in the Child Welfare system by helping children and families face a variety of challenges. I enjoy working with children, adults, couples, and families who may need assistance with life challenges such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, co-occurring disorders, relationship issues and various life transitions. I utilize techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focus therapy, and wrap services. As your therapist, Allow me to help provide a supportive, non-judgemental, safe, and confidential setting where you can express yourself freely.