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 InnerWork Wellness is a black-owned, & women operated, private-practice available to provide psychotherapy, business coaching, & a variety of personalized corporate wellness programming (including employee wellness retreats!) for businesses! 

Don't forget to check out our current group therapy programs either!

InnerWork Wellness is proud to meet a plethora of mental health & wellness needs for your family, organization, or employees! In addition to providing psychotherapy to individuals & couples, we provide workshops on workplace wellness topics, cultural competency in the workplace as it pertains to current events, emotional wellness consultation/coaching, & much more. Inquire within and we can develop a plan specific to your needs.

All services begin with a pre-scheduled 15-minute consultation to insure that we are able to meet your mental wellness needs.

I encourage you to navigate the site to learn more about the mission of InnerWork Wellness and how we envision engagement with the community.

We'd also love to hear from you!


Meet the providers behind InnerWork Wellness, here to serve you!  Be sure to schedule your consultation to learn more specifically, how we can support you.



Founder, Psychotherapist

Tolaya is our founding therapist, a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. She has been in the mental health field since 2012, licensed as a therapist since 2016. Tolaya is able to provide an array of services, read an excerpt from her directly beneath her specialties listed below:

🔸Healing Relationship w/ Self

🔸Radical Acceptance

🔸 Inner Child - Re-parenting

🔸Codependency Recovery

🔸Boundary Setting

🔸Family of Origin Issues - Attachment

🔸Perinatal-Postpartum Trained

🔸Black, POC

🔸Women, Men, Nonbinary/Genderqueer

🔸 Sex Positive

🔸Life Transitions

🔸 Queer Identified or questioning

🔸 Religious Trauma

🔸The Mind/Body Connection

🔸EMDR Trained

🔸 Brainspotting Trained

🔸 Therapist Consultation & Supervision 

🔸 Business Startup Coaching


"You are tired of feeling overwhelmed by the demands of everyone and everything around you. You are ready to make some changes, but not sure exactly where to start. It has become my expertise & pleasure to assist you with sorting through family of origin issues, & then interrupting cognitions that have kept you from the life & relationships that you deserve!

I am also trained in perinatal mental health. I can support you through pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, & postpartum. Whoever & wherever you are on your life's journey, you don't have to live unfavorably in any way. You are worth so much more.

My approach in supporting you begins with learning about your present, exploring your past, & using what I've learned about you to help you create the future you'd like with an enhanced self-awareness & new skills for life's challenges. I have special insights for people of color, professionals, perinatal mental health (men & women), and my LGBTQ+ family.

I am committed to using my clinical expertise, along with my humanity, to support, validate, & gently challenge you to disconnect from things/ideas that no longer serve you. Regardless of the stage of life you are in, or the setting that presents you with the most challenges, let's get you to a space where you are living your life with intentionality.


I am passionate & skilled at assisting fellow therapists with case consultation; support that we all need to remain the best at what we do.


Business coaching has been added to my list of services, as I've helped many achieve their business launch goals and remain motivated, processing internal barriers that we're holding them back. I'm prepared to offer this service to current clients and new ones, alike!"

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Tosha is our former Therapist intern, now joining us as a Licensed Psychotherapist! With her experience as a former First Responder with 8 years of experience. Tosha has completed her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from DePaul University here in Chicago! Tosha is able to provide an array of services, read an excerpt from her directly beneath her specialties listed below:


🔸 EMDR-In-Training

🔸First Responders

🔸 Intersectional Identities

🔸Chronic Pain/Illness

🔸Trauma-Informed Care/PTSD

🔸Interpersonal/Relational Issues

🔸Life Transitions

🔸Stress Management

🔸Wellness Consultant for Businesses

🔸 Mediation for Employees


"Hello! I'm Tosha Haywood, a Licensed Psychotherapist and former First Responder, with 8 years of experience helping individuals overcome challenges, navigate crisis, and improve their mental well-being. I believe in providing a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.


My approach to therapy is a hybrid of client -centered and narrative therapy. In which, each client’s experience is tailored to meet your unique needs, drawing from evidence-based techniques to promote healing and personal growth.


I specialize in working with LGBTQIA+, First Responders, BIPOC and other intersectional identities; presenting with care for issues of chronic pain/illness, trauma/PTSD, interpersonal relational issues, and life transitions/stress. I have a deep understanding of the challenges those with these identities face and I am committed to helping navigate the journey towards positive change!


I offer individual therapy sessions through our secure online platform. We'll work collaboratively to identify your goals, develop coping strategies, and foster your resilience. My goal is to empower you to make meaningful changes in your life."



Psychotherapist Intern

I grew up as the eldest of three in a single-parent household and a Midwest town where differences were glaring. Through those experiences, I learned firsthand how critical it is to find support, care, and acceptance to promote healing and advocacy. My value of respect and support for differences extends to the therapy space as I strive to provide a welcoming space for anyone ready to share their story. 


I am a third-year master’s student in DePaul University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Informed by my own lived experiences and passion for working with children and adolescents, I work to support people in fostering healthy development and coping mechanisms. I am also versed in working with adults who are looking to explore healing disordered eating and trauma.  I am currently offering creative-based tools and strategies to my clients influenced by art, music, and play therapy. I believe creative expression can have a profound influence on one’s healing journey. 


I have specific passions for:

🔸Children and adolescents

(youth struggle with parents going through uncoupling and other relational trauma)

🔸Adults struggling with the impact of childhood family dynamics and trauma


🔸Those struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image.


My goal when working with clients is to develop tools that grow with them to navigate the ever-evolving world. I bring my authentic, compassionate, and kind self to our sessions. My childhood struggle to find support from adults and care providers informs the drive and support I bring to my work with clients



Corporate Wellness Consultant & Life Coach

Christina Wilson, MA, LSW is our dedicated Corporate Wellness Coordinator with a mission to empower organizations and their employees to achieve optimal financial health and well-being. Christina is who will accompany us in providing Corporate Wellness Retreats and assist in tailoring our Corporate Wellness Package to your business needs.

Christina holds a Master's Degree in Social Work and has extensive experience in designing and implementing customized corporate wellness programs. She combines her knowledge with practical insights from the organization's employees to create engaging and effective initiatives, tailored to the unique needs of each organization.

Recognizing that every organization is unique, Christina excels in developing personalized wellness strategies. She collaborates closely with clients, conducting in-depth assessments to understand their specific challenges and goals. Through this collaborative process, she designs comprehensive wellness initiatives that address the diverse needs of employees, resulting in improved overall health, reduced stress, and increased productivity.

One of Christina's strengths lies in her ability to deliver engaging, relatable, and interactive workshops and coaching services. Her dynamic (& sometimes hilarious) presentations captivate audiences, making complex health concepts accessible and relatable. By incorporating relevant research and practical tips, Christina equips employees with the knowledge and skills they need to make positive lifestyle choices & be able to engage with their fullest potential in the workplace.

With Christina and the rest of the team as your Corporate Wellness Providers, you can embark on a transformative journey toward a healthier, happier, and more engaged/committed workplace. Our commitment to making a positive impact on organizations and individuals shines through in every program we create.


Discover the benefits of a tailored wellness solution and elevate your corporate wellness experience with InnerWork Wellness at the helm!

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Tolaya Geredine, MA, LCPC

"The ONLY way out of your situation, is to go within. Literally, this means that the only way out is IN. We are here to hold space for you to do that!"

You Deserve This Level of Support.


We would love to schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation with you. 

Contact us by submitting an inquiry on this page.

We're so glad that you found us & we can't wait to speak with you!

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