For Individuals

The idea of self care is everywhere in our culture and can take many forms – a gym regiment, a meditation practice, even the occasional social media fast.

The care you’ll experience at RHQ, is grounded by our commitment to an identity affirming approach for Black, Brown, Indigenous, Queer folks, TGNC folx. Because we embrace conversations, methods, and moments that center race, queerness, and gender identity, you’ll experience a care journey that uniquely priorities all of who you are.

What RHQ offers everyone, is the opportunity to take the bold, affirming step of attending to one’s whole self. We believe a whole you, is what is best for the world.

For the healthy bonds that
connect you with the ones you love.

Vibe Sessions

It’s simple, we invite people to evocative social events to explore, share and learn about cultivating judgement-free, vulnerability-based connections.

Workshops

Sought after courses that are culturally informed, emotionally engaging and thoughtfully crafted for the hearts and minds of the participants.

  • Race, Racism, and Relationships
  • Navigating Race and Racism in Interracial Relationships
  • MI Training for Friends and Families of Mental and Behavioral Health Providers

Coaching

As we navigate life, it helps to learn how to uncover our own voices, insights, and answers. Coaching is perfect for that.

  • Life Coaching
  • Relationship Coaching
  • Race and Identity Sensitive Conversations
  • Evolving Racial Consciousness and Responsibility

Therapy

Whether you’re new to the idea of therapy or you’re familiar with its merits, know that at RHQ Therapy simply means healing.

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Immersives

If therapy is like going to the gym for a regular workout, an immersive is like going to the gym for a “Boot Camp” session; think “Therapy on 10”

  • Intensives for Individuals
  • Retreats

Frequently Asked Questions

Making decisions about care of this kind isn’t always straightforward for many people.
Don’t worry, we’re here to answer any questions that might make things easier.
Below are some answers to common questions that arise.

Do you offer a free consultation?
We do not offer a free first session. However, if you are questioning whether a clinician feels like a good fit for you, you can connect with them for a free 15-minute meet and greet, first. This is an opportunity to ask the clinician any questions you may have regarding their style and approach to therapy.
Do you take insurance?
We are not currently in network with insurance panels. However, we are an out-of-network benefit provider. This means if you are eligible to use out of network benefits with your health insurance policy, we can assist you by filling your claims on your behalf. You would be responsible for paying for the full rate of each session at the time of the session. Should you be eligible to use your out of network benefits, your insurance company will reimburse you directly via check.
What are the session rates?
Our rates for individual, partners, and family therapy vary based on the clinician as well as the length of session. Our client coordinator can answer questions regarding the specific costs for your care. You can reach them by phone at 212-730-7400 or by completing our care connect form.
Can I sign up for biweekly sessions?
We do not take on new clients on a biweekly basis, as weekly sessions have historically been proven to be the most effective form of therapy care. We do have clients who eventually transition to having sessions every other week, however this is a decision for you and your clinician to make together once your clinician has enough context about your care needs.
Are you conducting sessions in person?
All sessions are being conducted remotely until further notice. We are using Microsoft Teams - a fully encrypted, HIPAA compliant platform, for video call teletherapy sessions.
How long are the therapy sessions themselves?
Individual sessions can be scheduled for 45, 60 or 75 minutes. Partner sessions are 60, 75 or 90 minutes long. We generally recommend 60-minute sessions for individuals and 75-minute sessions for partners.
Do you provide therapy for children and adolescents?
Our clinicians are able to take on clients over 12 years of age. Consent is required from all parents or legal guardians for clients who are under 18 years old.
What is your cancellation policy?
We ask that you inform us of any cancellations at least 48-business hours prior to your scheduled session time to avoid our cancellation fee, which is the full price for your session.
Can I take a break from therapy?
If you cancel more than two sessions in a row, we are not able to hold your slot for you. If you do choose to take a break from sessions, we will do our best to accommodate you but cannot guarantee that you will still have a slot with your clinician available upon your return.

If it helps to talk to someone as you explore
the care option and therapist that best suits you,
please reach out.

Meet Our RHQ Family

Beyond the expertise and training they bring to their work, our
passionate tribe of RHQ clinicians bring their whole selves to the
work they do. All in service of individuals, couples, families, and
teams that want to do the same.

Dr. Bukky
Kolawole, PsyD

Gender Pronouns:
She*, Her*, Hers*

Identity:
Black
Nigerian-American
Gender non-conforming / Masculine of Center Woman
Queer

Specialties:
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) – Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy
Race based stressors/Racial Trauma
LGBTQ Topics
Intensive Therapy

Elisa
Cameron, LMHC

Gender Pronouns:
She, Her, Hers

Identity:
Black-American
Cisgender Female
Transracial Adoptee
Straight

Specialties:
Anxiety
Mood Disorders
Race Based Stress/Racial Trauma
Family and Relationship Issues

Danny
Gomez, LMSW

Gender Pronouns:
He, Him, His

Identity:
Latinx
Multiracial: Brown Latin, Indigenous, White,
and Asian
Gay
Cisgender Male

Specialties:
LGBTQ Topics
Couples Therapy, incl. Infidelity Issues
Childhood Trauma
Male-identified Issues

Andi
Sutherland-Johnson, LMSW

Gender Pronouns:
She, Her, Hers

Identity:
Black
West Indian
Cisgender Female
Mother
Straight

Specialties:
Race Based Stress/Racial Trauma
Trauma
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Solution Focused Therapy

Denise
Ramirez, LMSW

Gender Pronouns:
She, Her, Hers

Identity:
Latinx
Dominican-American
First Generation American
Queer
Cisgender Female

Specialties:
Anxiety
Trauma
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) – Couples Therapy
Depression

Briana 
Scott, PhD

Gender Pronouns:
She, Her, Hers

Identity:
Black
Southern raised
Cisgender Female
Straight

Specialties:
Life Transitions
Family and Relationship Issues
Black Male-identified Stressors
Trauma

HC
Cristina, MHC-LP

Gender Pronouns:
She, Her, Hers

Identity:
Mixed Race – Black identified
Masculine-of-center/Trans-masculine
Queer

Specialties:
LGBTQ Topics
Paraphilia
Race Based Stress/Racial Trauma
Anxiety & Depression

Keya
Kuruvilla

Gender Pronouns:
She, Her, Hers

Identity:
South Asian

Specialties:
Racial Consciousness
Racial Responsibility

Avni
Rajpal

Gender Pronouns:
She, Her, Hers

Identity:
South Asian
Indian
Raised internationally
Cis woman
Queer

Dr. Jessica
Boykin, DHA, LMSW

Gender Pronouns:
She*, Her*, Hers*

Identity:
Mixed Race
Transracial Adoptee
Southern Raised
Gender Non-Conforming / Gendervoid

Wonderful! This was my first time going to therapy. I felt comfortable immediately and made a great deal of progress in a short period of time.


RHQ Therapy Client

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