Clinical Program Director & Therapist

 Chelsei Slocum, LcSW-BACS

​Nyeshia Harris, M.A. is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC). She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Child and Family Studies from the University of Louisiana Lafayette in 2017. Nyeshia received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology – XULA in 2021. Nyeshia is currently pursuing a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology – XULA. Nyeshia is a member of the Louisiana Psychological Association (LPA), American Psychological Association (APA), and Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA). Her interests involve treating families, clients with traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, severe mental illnesses, and underserved communities. In the past, Nyeshia received firsthand experience with patients as a mental health technician and recently she completed diagnostic, therapy, and advanced practicums. During her practicum experiences she completed various psychological evaluations and administered psychotherapy to children and adults with various kinds of disorders. Nyeshia is currently writing a dissertation that focuses on her clinical passion, mental illness treatment stigma. Nyeshia looks forward to continuing her clinical work with clients while finishing her degree work

Chelsei Slocum, MSW, LCSW-BACS

Chelsei is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2010 and a Master of Social Work degree from Southern University at New Orleans in 2014. She is a current doctoral candidate at Tulane University in New Orleans, with an anticipated graduation date of December 2024.. She is a #boymom (a toddler and a teenager). She currently owns a mental health private practice and recently founded a non-profit transitional living program for youth aging out of foster care, both in Hammond, LA. Chelsei has 12 years of experience working with the mental health population, specifically children, adolescents, and their families. However, she has found a new interest in working with trauma survivors. She is passionate about advocating for the prevention of childhood sexual abuse and supporting her clients in feeling empowered in their own healing process.

Cassandra is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Approved Supervisor in the State of Louisiana.  She received her Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Clark Atlanta University and her Master of  Social Work from Tulane University.  During 20 years of diverse practice experience, her developed specialty is work with high risk children and their families.  She has a specific expertise in treating children who have experienced trauma and adverse childhood experiences.  Cassandra is one of the only clinicians in the State of Louisiana with advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the world renowned Beck Institute founded by Aaron Beck in Philadelphia. In addition, she is Nationally Certified as a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.  She serves as a board member for the Louisiana Association of Clinical Social Workers and is actively involved in ensuring mental health policy across the state provides access to quality care to marginalized people in Louisiana. Her passion for advocacy, her commitment to Social Justice and her dedication to serving the under served have driven her vision for OPS Family Care, LLC.

Ms. Smith provides Clinical Supervision for candidates obtaining Social Work Licensing as well as Agency Staff Training, Supervision, and Consultation.  

Outpatient Counselor

Nyeshia Harris, PLPC

Executive Director 

Cassandra D. Smith, LCSW-BACS