Meet the 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 from 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 worked over 15 years in the fields of mental health and human services, serving youth, families, and adults in a variety of settings within Milwaukee, Racine and Waukesha counties. Tai has experience providing in-home mental health and community education support for parents and adults as well as crisis services for youth and adults, studying infant and early childhood mental health at UW-Madison, educating professionals about workplace wellness and the benefits of yoga and mindfulness, and helping people with addiction challenges and persistent mental illness reach their recovery goals. Empowering people to find their authentic voice has always been an important aspect to Tai’s counseling approach. She believes that individuals are the experts in their healing and feels that counseling can be a helpful partnership to guide this process. Tai specializes in trauma and trauma-sensitive practices, anxiety, depression, motivational interviewing, infant and early childhood mental health, mindfulness, and workplace wellness. Outside of the office, Tai likes to spend quality time with her family and friends, cooking, playing with her dog, and enjoying a good documentary.

Tamara Sinclair

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Tamara Sinclair is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She specializes in providing high quality behavioral and mental health services. Tamaras goal is to allow clients to prioritize themselves in therapy. She utilizes a variety of therapy modalities to assist clients with building self-esteem, improving decision making, developing healthy and appropriate coping skills, and improving communication.  In addition to working with individuals, she also works with couples and has a specialization in sex therapy.  Tamaras experience also includes working with special populations including veterans, LGBTQ+, high school students, and senior adults.

Rachel Haynes


Rachel Haynes is a student counselor in training studying for a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marquette University. Rachel received her bachelor’s in Psychology from Iowa State University in 2016.  Rachel has experience working as a behavioral treatment technician conducting Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy with children on the autism spectrum. Rachel also provides therapy to children and their families to address their mental health concerns. Rachel has a passion for mental health. Advocating to destigmatize and normalize mental health, along with advocating for the providence and access to mental health services for everyone. Other passions Rachel has includes dancing, reading, traveling, listening to music, photography, and watching movies.

James Mahlan


James Mahlan is currently a graduate student in Marquette University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s program. In 2021, he graduated from Iowa State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. While at Iowa State, James worked on multiple research projects in the Psychology and Law Laboratory on campus. He quickly developed an interest in social justice and advocacy. Through his education and experience, he hopes to sharpen his counseling skills and be a resource for individuals from all walks of life. Outside of work, James is a big sports fan. He plays soccer and volleyball and believes that getting outside and active is a great way to keep himself grounded.

Curtis Smith


Curtis Smith grew up in Illinois. Curtis graduated from Fremd High School in Palatine, IL. He went to University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, graduating with a background in Psychology and Theatre Arts. Curtis has a very diverse professional history, mainly working in the Education and Mental Health industry. Curtis has worked on a charter program helping high school students get into college, worked direct care with the Developmentally Disabled population, nonprofit fund development and research, and has worked in Milwaukee Public Schools for almost a decade serving youth of all ages in classrooms and helping develop programs as a Parent Coordinator.

Now that he is working towards a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Curtis believes that entrusting individuals in need to see themselves systemically goes a long way to helping them get through difficult times and situations with the ideas of positive psychology. He has dedicated his life to helping others and has a passion for understanding youth, couples, and the Black male population. In his spare time, Curtis states that he is a “cool nerd” who enjoys comic books, travel, movies, food, video games and sports.