Professional Counselors

At Divine Wellness & Counseling the licensed therapist are dedicated to providing quality and professional counseling services. Each therapist has specialized training to meet your individual needs.

Tai Hooper

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Tai Hooper is a licensed professional counselor in Milwaukee, WI. Tai received her Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders from University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Concordia University Wisconsin. She has over 15 years of experience working in the fields of mental health, social services and community engagement, serving youth, families, and adults in a variety of settings within Milwaukee, Racine and Waukesha counties.

Empowering people to find their authentic voice has always been an important aspect to community work Tai has engaged in over the years. She believes that individuals have the ability to be experts in their healing and feels that counseling can be a helpful partnership to guide this process. Tai’s professional interests also include trauma and trauma-sensitive practices, motivational interviewing, infant and early childhood mental health, mindfulness, and workplace wellness. Outside of work, Tai enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and practicing yoga and meditation.

 

Shakari Lewis

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Kari Lewis is a Milwaukee native who graduated from Juneau High School in 2006. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville obtaining Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and her Master’s in Counseling Psychology. After college, she accepted a position in Milwaukee, starting her career as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation working with clients with mental, physical, and cognitive disabilities. She then moved on to working as a family therapist with at-risk youth under the Functional Family Therapy model.

Kari has worked on the Adult Mobile Mobile Crisis Team as a licensed professional counselor, traveling throughout Milwaukee County responding to psychiatric crises with clients, case managers, doctors, and family members who need assistance with de-escalating a mental health crisis.

Kari is trained to work with suicidal callers who call the national suicide hotline for Milwaukee and in July 2019, Kari was certified to be an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trainer. The purpose of an ASIST  trainer is to help caregivers learn the warning signs of suicide and safely apply suicide first-aid to ensure individuals remain safe.

Kari has been dedicated to serving individuals with mental illnesses since 2013. She is devoted to ensuring that the people of Milwaukee County are educated about mental health and she will continue to bridge the gap within the mental health system and the community for which she serves.