alixis s. rhodes, PSY.D
Alixis S. Rhodes created No Black Girl Left Behind due to the disconnect amongst black women with uplifting each other towards achieving their goals, connecting, and becoming a strong support system for one another. To Alixis, NBGLB means unity and coming together as black women by putting our differences aside so that we can all win towards achieving our endeavors!
She has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology. She received her doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology. Alixis is also the author of The Rhode To Success: 31 Days of Self-Reflecting. She has worked with individuals that are suffering with severe mental illnesses as well as those who are detained in the legal system. She also provided therapeutic services to the families and children in the foster care system.
Alixis is deeply committed to helping people find clarity, the change they need in the midst of them loving who they are, while growing during this process. This is not a movement, but a lifestyle towards Uplifting, Connecting, and Inspiring one another! Join Team No Black Girl Left Behind!
RITA COPELAND, PSY.D
Rita enjoys taking leadership roles. This organization was created to help unite women of color by providing a safe and supportive environment for them to connect, uplift and inspire one another. For Rita, NBGLB is a perfect way for her to share her knowledge and resources with like-minded women as well as develop long lasting relationships. Being a master level clinician, Rita is concerned about the well-being of others and enjoys giving back to the community.
Rita was born and raised in New Jersey. She enjoys traveling, networking and meeting new people, helping others and spending time with family and friends. She has earned her B.S in psychology from Delaware State University in Dover, De and a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington DC.
Rita completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Irvine, California. She provides guidance in many specialized areas including individuals with eating disorders, individuals with sexual misconduct or victimization issues, and individuals interested in achieving personal growth. She also has specialized training in working with adult sex offenders. Through internships, education, and work experience, Rita has over five years of experience working in therapeutic settings, and ten years of experience working in the human services field.
Ashleigh is an empathetic mental health and suicide awareness advocate, mental health clinician, and relationship expert. Mental health and the power of healthy relationships are what Ashleigh wants to offer those who are suffering. She also has a strong desire to want to serve the youth and an under serviced population.
Ashleigh is a true California girl, at heart and in free spirit. Born and raised in California, Ashleigh was fortunate enough to experience the beautiful state to the fullest, attending college locally. She graduated from Riverside Community College and continuing her education by transferring to Chapman University. She received her Bachelor of Arts and was accepted to a graduate program at Chapman University. Ashleigh successfully completed the program and obtained her Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Currently a Doctoral student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Ashleigh is pursuing her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology. Once obtaining her doctorate, she still would like to work closely with individuals in the community and underserved populations.
Throughout her education, travel and career ventures, Ashleigh has met amazing individuals who she has made real connections with and continued to mutually support, love, and respect one another. In a world full of negativity, it was Ashleigh's hope that creating a community within No Black Girl Left Behind would encourage women to come together make real connections, encourage, respect, support, love, and uplift each other.