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About Us

We are a boutique mental health agency that caters to those who would not normally knock on the door of a behavioral health organization. We strive to take the stigma out of mental health so that more individuals seek the assistance they want and need. Our Staff’s workload is evaluated on an ongoing basis to assure that the needs of our clients are met.

Supporting & Serving


Our Programs

Our Prevention programs promote a healthy environment for both individuals and communities.

Youth Services

Our day treatment program serves school aged children between Kindergarten through 12 grade with mental, social, behavioral, and emotional challenges. We provide daily tools and curriculum for them to gain the understanding that is needed to be productive in their everyday lives.

Adult Services

Means weekly interaction with a person in which the focus of treatment is on the person’s mental health or any emotional disturbance. QBHS acts as a partner in a person’s life that is able to help with structure, goals, and daily living.

Community Services

LABH provides community based services to consumers identified as having mental health disorder. Proposed BH counseling and therapy services include group and/or individual counseling based on needs determined from our completed mental health assessment.

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Our Team

Christopher L. Henderson, MPA

Mr. Henderson graduated from the University of Akron where he obtained a Master’s in Public Administration and Urban Studies. For more than a span of 20 years, Mr. Henderson has devoted himself to empowering various communities. His mission is to help build up individuals and/or groups to bring them closer to their mental, emotional, and spiritual core to endure positive outcomes in their lives and sustain healthy relationships. Mr. Henderson is a strong advocate in uplifting the community and guiding individuals to discover their talents and becoming an asset in their environments. He is a proud member of the Masonic Order and of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.” Mr. Henderson’s personal quote is “I have my PH.D in Experience, a Master’s in Failure, and through those, that’s how I became successful.”

Derrick Kirklen, LPCC-S, LICDC

Derrick Kirklen, is an Ohio State Independently Licensed and National Board certified Professional Clinical Counselor with supervisor endorsement, and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor with over 15+ years of experience in the Adult Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment as a practitioner and as an administrator. A native of Gary, IN, he grew up in Lansing, MI since the age of 11, and came to Cleveland form the Detroit area and has lived there since 2004. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University, and a Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University.

Richard B. Cash, BA

Mr. Cash graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelors in Political Science and Criminal Justice and has a certificate in Individual Marital and Family counseling. He has over 20 years of experience in mental health case management. Mr. Cash has a passion for seeing individuals elevated from one place to the next in life and believes that everyone can benefit from a helping hand from time to time.

Dee Dee Pitts, LPC, M.Ed

Dee Dee graduated from The University of Akron in 2009 with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy where she was trained in family dynamics. She has been employed at a local mental health agency since 2010 and she is a licensed mental health counselor. Dee Dee empowers couples and individuals to overcome personal obstacles to improve their relationships. She has been married for 33 years and she understands the complexities of relationships. She states, “Research show that unhealthy relationships can cause both emotional and physical stress, while healthy relationships can enhance and improve overall well-being.” She offers relationship counseling, individual counseling and family counseling for anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.

Jennifer Walker-Rosario, BA

Ms. Walker-Rosario has been working in medical administration for a little over 18 years. She opened her own consulting company back in 2015 after several years of working in various roles with hospitals, physicians, and insurance/billing agencies. She obtained her BA in Psychology in 2017 focusing on adolescent counseling. Ms. Walker-Rosario spent the better part of six years working in an inner-city suboxone clinic that provided medical and behavioral health services. She absolutely loves what she does and what LABH brings to the community. She believes that bridging the gap between administration and client care is key to an all-encompassing successful practice.

Tamika Spencer, LPCC-S

Tamika is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision Designation. Most of her 10+ year career has been spent working with youth and their families through school-based therapy programs Community Outpatient Mental Health. She has also worked as a Counselor servicing individuals with Severe Emotional Disturbances in an inpatient setting whereby she quickly arose to Clinical Director. Tamika currently serves as Life Anew Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor where she believes in serving both staff and clients from a collaborative, strengths-based approach. Tamika assists Life Anew Behavioral Health staff members in assisting and supporting clients to be the author of their own lives.

Stacey Gooden

Stacey has worked in Office Management for over 20 years. She joined the Life Anew Behavioral Health team in 2022 and has brought her clerical knowledge as well as her extensive background in Medicaid Insurance to the Behavioral Health Field. She got her start in management because of her love for people and her community after studying at the University of Akron. She looks forward to aiding in the healing process of clients she helps serve.

Tristan Reed, PMHNP-BC

Tristan Reed is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to children and adults. Her nursing experiences outside of mental health include public health, medical surge, case management, and serving as adjunct nursing faculty for Stark State College and Bryant & Stratton College. Tristan holds an extensive educational background, including a dual bachelor's degree in nursing and political science from the University of Akron. She later went on to receive her Master of Business Administration from Ashford University in 2015 and a Master of Science in Health Administration from South University in 2017. Most recently, she returned to the University of Akron and completed her Master of Science in Nursing in 2020. In 2022, she obtained a certification from the Ohio State University in pediatric psychiatry. Currently, Tristan is pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Kent State University while working at Coleman Health Services. She brings her passion for mental health and public service to her role on the newly formed Akron Citizen's Police Oversight Sight Board. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Tristan is dedicated to her family and community. She enjoys spending time with loved ones and serving in ministry at her church.