When you think about your childhood, do feelings of not being seen and not feeling worthy of a parent’s love arise? In adulthood, you find that you are striving for perfection or find that it is difficult to navigate your relationship with your parents where you’re not feeling valued. Perhaps you feel some anxiety about the future. Navigating your feelings about the past while living through a reminiscent present can feel daunting but you don’t have to unpack those feelings alone. Imagine being able to finally work through those feelings that have been weighing you down all this time or letting go of an impossibly high standard that stresses you out. Let’s work together to give you the tools to make peace with your past while being able to enjoy your present.


•    Women of color
•    Strained relationships with parents/caregivers
•    Anxiety
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Tea for the Soul Mental Health Counseling, PLLC

“Up from a past that rooted in pain, I rise…”

-Maya Angelou

About Me

I’m Taryn Codner-Alexander (She/Her), licensed mental health counselor, first generation West Indian and founder of Tea for the Soul Mental Health Counseling, PLLC. The intersection of being a woman and of color is a unique experience. Often, for cultural and societal reasons, women of color don’t have time or space to focus on themselves for healing. As a woman of color and a mother, I intimately understand trying to find the balance between other and self which at times can result in neglect of the self.  I also have personal experience with navigating strained relationships with a parent and have seen first hand professionally and personally the impact that experience can have. To assist you on your healing journey, I will help you process unresolved relationships from the past, struggles with self-esteem, and difficulties with managing anxiety. I work from an integrative and culturally informed approach to help you process the past while giving you tools for the present. 

I received my Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling and my Master of Arts in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. I graduated with a bachelor’s of arts in psychology and in criminology. I have several years of experience working with people of color in various settings including the criminal justice system, child welfare, and private practice.

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