About MindsetMatters

The Healing Trauma Center

Traditional therapy, life coaching and yoga practices often exclude the importance of race-based trauma as a root cause for the escalation of violence, depression, anger, anxiety and other mental health issues that are prevalent within individuals of color.

MindsetMatters The Healing Trauma Center  specializes in the uprooting of racialized trauma and the healing of the psyche and the body systems of Black and Brown people. 

Our goal is to contribute to the collective healing from the effects of all levels of trauma.

Our therapists, life coaches, and yoga instructors are licensed and certified with a range of specialties, such as trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, self-identity, cultural specific, mindfulness, and thought transformation. Our therapists and coaches utilize evidence-based methodologies. 

Deborah Hamani, LCSW


Deborah Hamani, LCSW

Deborah Hamani is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey, with over 20 years of experience. She holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work. Her expertise is in trauma, anxiety, identity, self-esteem and other mental health challenges. Deborah's counseling style focuses on a strength-based practice that addresses your specific needs, along with developing a healthy and trusting therapeutic relationship.

Michelle Brown, CLC, CCBTP, CNLPP


Michelle Brown, CAMS-I, CLC, CNLPP, CDVS-I

Michelle Brown holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from Rutgers University. Michelle is a counselor, and holds certifications as a Life/Mindset Coach, Anger Management Specialist-I, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Domestic Violence Specialist-I and Trauma Response and Crisis Intervention. She takes a Positive Psychology and Thought-Based approach to Coaching and Counseling.