About

Our Mission is Clear

The Consortium is a network of psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, social workers, and educational professionals who are forging ahead to offer a range of services for the many populations, including those who have been dramatically impacted by COVID-19.

Reports that our community faces issues even at greater need to cope with depression, anxiety, abuse, alcohol, drug dependence, domestic violence, grief and loss at a rate that may not receive the attention it deserves during this time.

Dr. Yolanda Hawkins-Rodgers, Founder - Consortium

Dr. Yolanda Hawkins-Rodgers

Founder

Yolanda Hawkins-Rodgers is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Hackensack, New Jersey. She is a certified clinical supervisor who supervises both permit holders seeking to become licensed psychologist or a licensed professional counselor. She has worked with adolescents and young adults in her capacity as an educator and as a clinician for more than 30 years.

Dannette Coston - Consortium

Dannette Coston

M.Ed, LPC, NCC,CCTP

Dannette Coston is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a nationally Board Certified Counselor. She has over 15 years of experience in working with children and families and currently provides counseling and therapeutic services in both the public schools sector and in private practice.

Dannette Coston - Consortium
Pamela T. Ghee - Consortium

Pamela T. Ghee, LTC (r) USAR

MA

Pamela comes with a wealth of knowledge with over 30 years in education and 31 years serving in the US Army Reserves. 

With all her years of experience, Pamela continues to be very passionate about supporting students, parents and veterans through Edu-Consultants llc.

Pamela provides assistance through one on one sessions, group and individual webinars. Her focus includes college and career planning, financial aid/ scholarship search assistance and military benefits review.

Robert T. Gardner Jr., LSW, MPA - Consortium

Robert T. Gardner Jr.

LSW, MPA

Robert is a licensed social worker, author, change agent and public speaker who is ahead of his time. He believes that all good things work best from the inside out, and that would include us as human beings.

Robert T. Gardner Jr., LSW, MPA - Consortium
Khadijah-Hameed-Ph.D. - Consortium

Khadijah Hameed, Psy.D.

Dr. Khadijah Hameed earned a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, NY, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from American Professional School of Psychology (ASPP), Washington DC Campus. She has an extensive background working in the mental health field, including conducting forensic psychological evaluations for the court system, psychological assessment, jail diversion, and psychotherapy with diverse populations.

Rev. Ella L. Hayes - Consortium

Ella L.Hayes

MSW, M.DIV,MS.Ed

Rev. Ella Hayes, LSW, M.Div., M.Ed. is the chief owner and operator of EJLH COUNSELING SERVICES, LLC. Rev. Hayes has been in the helping profession for over 40 years, initially as an educator, ordained clergy person, hospice spiritual counselor, and a social worker.

Rev. Ella L. Hayes - Consortium
Carol Parker - Consortium

Carol Parker

MSW, LCSW

Carol Parker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris. She has been a staff clinician since 2015 and works with the adults diagnosed with various mental issues. Her primary therapeutic intervention is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Carol believes mental illness is real and recovery is possible.