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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 therapists 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 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:


🔸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 Pre-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."

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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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