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Dr. Shadeiyah Edwards, Psy.D. was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and continues to reside there with her son. Dr. Edwards has worked with all age groups. Her professional and educational background has afforded her the opportunity and experience to be exposed to diverse populations. Through her own self-awareness, knowledge of the culture and community of underserved populations, she finds it necessary to provide a culturally supporting environment.

Dr. Edwards attended California State University, Long Beach where she majored in Criminal Justice. She had always dreamed of going to law school after graduation, but went to study in the Masters of Public Administration program. After a year in the program, she decided it was not for her.  Dr. Edwards then went to collect her M.A. in Applied Forensic Psychology and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. 

Dr. Edwards has years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked with forensics, geriatrics, homeless, and children & families populations. She has worked with individuals with criminal justice backgrounds, co-occurring disorders, trauma histories, substance abuse, severe mental illness, and gangs. She has a commitment to working with parents, single mothers, and single fathers to assist with building and maintaining healthy and positive relationships with their children.

Dr. Edwards would also like to assist those that struggle to coparent effectively. Being a single mother herself, she understands the struggles of coparenting, juggling schedules, and having a balance between her child and career.  She also has a commitment to empower women to take control of their lives through education, entrepreneurship, or career.

Speaking topics include but not limited to:

Parenting | Coparenting | Single Motherhood & Career

Time & Stress Management | Women’s Empowerment | Gangs and Human

Trafficking | Gang Intervention and Prevention | Human Sexuality | Mental Health

Meet The Team

Dr. Shadeiyah Edwards, Psy.D.
Speaker, Parent, Gang Expert

Dr. Shadeiyah Edwards, Psy.D. was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and continues to reside there with her son. Dr. Edwards has worked with all age groups. Her professional and educational background has afforded her the opportunity and experience to be exposed to diverse populations.

Kelsey Kaveney
Executive Assistant

Kelsey Kaveney is the co-founder/owner of CandidAssist.com. Founded in early 2016 CandidAssist has been developed to support business professionals in all fields with custom Administrative Support on demand and personally tailored to save time and money. Kelsey has a Bachelor of Science from Portland University and has worked in the professional administration world for over a decade.

Antonia Hickey
Research Assistant

Antonia has an MA in clinical psychology, emphasis in marriage and family therapy, and has worked in community mental health settings. She is currently finishing up her doctorate in clinical psychology, emphasis in multicultural clinical-community psychology.

Patrice N. Douglas,MFTI,CAMS-I
Anger Management Specialist/MFTI

Patrice is a Certified Anger Management Specialist and Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Southern California. She has obtained her MS in Counseling at Cal Baptist University in Riverside, CA and is currently attending The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles for her PsyD in Applied Clinical Psychology. Patrice is devoted to changing the discussions around Anger Management by not promoting “eliminating” anger but using anger in healthier ways. She specializes in psychoeducation of many areas of mental health using workshops and seminars as she believes it is the most effective way to educate people on mental health especially in minority communities.

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