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Achieving Joy Clinicians

Who We Are

Achieving Joy is a community of therapists who guide individuals, couples, and groups towards healing. We achieve this by helping people understand the importance of knowing themselves, accepting their authentic truth, and creating a life that’s reflective of their soul goals. In this process, we transmute generational trauma into joy and assist all in accomplishing the life they truly want!

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Founder: Chioma Joy Petway 

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"Joy is not in the absence of pain and sorrow but in the presence of and despite all life lessons."

Chioma Joy Petway is the grand- daughter as well as niece to more pastors than can be counted. She is the daughter of a deacon and a trailblazer. Chioma Joy is a self-proclaimed lesbian-cultured bi-sexual polyamorous and deeply spiritual African American woman. 

Chioma Joy works with clients from an understanding that many problematic behaviors stem from fear of repeating past pains and trauma. Using a diverse range of skill sets, her ultimate goal is to empower her clients to achieve the life they desire.

Areas of Specialty:

Couples and Groups | Premarital Therapy | Generational Trauma | LGBTQ 

Samantha Towns

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Samantha strives to provide a safe space to support all clients in achieving and maintaining mental wellness. As a guide, she enjoys helping you recognize your individual strengths and capabilities as you work through identifying the root of limitations and fears. Samantha believes in taking a client centered approach as we work collaboratively to develop treatment goals that incorporate your individual plan of self-care.

Utilizing a range of modalities, she seeks to support clients in overcoming challenges stemming from anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief and loss, codependency, relationship issues, parenting, single parenting, stress, low self-esteem, life transitions, PTSD, and living with HIV.

You will have a partner to celebrate your progress every step of the way! Are you ready to start the work that pushes you to become the best version of who you are?

Areas of Specialty:
Anxiety| Depression | Grief & Loss | Single Parenting | Gen-Z

Tiphanie Riley

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Tiphanie Riley is a Couple and Family Therapist specializing in and with over 10 years experience providing individual, couple, group and family psychotherapy. As a social justice driven therapist, she has expertise in working with the LGBTQ community, communities of color, health issues, trauma survivors, and couples dealing with a variety of issues (from infidelity to sexual dysfunction).

Areas of Specialty:

Sex Therapy | Couple Therapy | Gender Identity | Sexual Identity | Trauma

Diane Jefferson

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Diane Jefferson’s mission is to celebrate the resilience of people of color by identifying and breaking the chains of generational traumas. As a substance use specialist, Diane believes the first step is to begin a recovery plan. She strives to create a safe place that the client can not only explore but also describe what their perfect world would be and share how she can support them through their recovery process.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?" Martin Luther King Jr.

Areas of Specialty

Addiction | Women's Issues | Self-Esteem

Aicha Cisse

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Aisha strives to motivate and support people to live their truth and take charge of their lives.

Areas of Specialty:

Anxiety | Self Esteem | Depression

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Founder: Chioma Joy Petway 

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Chioma Joy works with clients from an understanding that many problematic behaviors stem from fear of repeating past pains and trauma. Using a diverse range of skill sets, her ultimate goal is to empower her clients to achieve the life they desire.

Areas of Specialty:

Couples and Groups | Premarital Therapy | Generational Trauma | LGBTQ 

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