Charlene Dunkley, LCSW

Charlene Dunkley is a Staff Therapist and clinical supervisor at Stella Nova. She graduated from Temple University with her MSW in 2010 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2013. Prior to joining our team, Charlene provided therapy and clinical supervision in various settings, including family shelters, residential substance use facilities, hospitals, and outpatient settings. She focuses on providing trauma-informed care and culturally relevant supervision. She has been extensively trained in DBT, Sensorimotor Therapy, and Eating Disorders.

Charlene’s areas of interest include working with those in the helping/healing professions, supporting People of Color with disordered eating and somatic approaches to emotion regulation and trauma treatment.

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Alexis Lopez, PsyD

In addition to her work a Staff Psychologist and Operations Lead at Stella Nova, Dr. Alexis Lopez provides clinical supervision to masters and doctoral level associates on our team. She is a goal-oriented therapist who favors structured approaches to helping clients and supervisees achieve their objectives. She supports pre-licensed clinicians integrate evidence-based approaches like CBT, DBT and mindfulness based therapies with an approach that is client-centered and culturally responsive.

Alexis’ areas of interest include Latinx & BIPOC mental health, social anxiety, interpersonal relationships, and trauma. She also has expertise in “geek therapy”, supporting clients with interests such as gaming, comic books, sci-fi/fantasy or anime to use the stories they love in the service of their own healing.

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Amelia Jayanty, PsyD

Amelia Jayanty is a Staff Psychologist at Stella Nova, and provides clinical supervision doctoral level associates. She is an integrative, relational psychologist who brings a collaborative and consultative approach to supervision. She incorporates a systemic & feminist lens to her work with clients and supervisees alike.

Amelia’s areas of interest include therapy for women of color and multiracial individuals, adult children of immigrants, identity concerns, self-care and self-compassion, complex trauma and post-traumatic stress.

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Shianling Weeks, PhD

Dr. Shianling Weeks is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, and currently provides clinical supervision to pre-licensed therapists at Stella Nova. Her areas of expertise include evidence based treatments for anxiety and depression, and she is a Gottman Level 1 trained couples therapist. She also has special training in perinatal mental health, fertility, and adjusting to new parenthood.

Shianling strives to take an intersectional, culturally responsive approach to supervision. She especially enjoys supporting clinicians to work with women of color, Asian American/Pacific Islanders (AAPI), and multicultural individuals and couples.

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