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Meet Our Founder

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Laura Davis - Perry
Founder of Conquering Walls Counseling Agency LLC. 
Clinical Social Work|Therapist
Brainspotting (BSP) Therapist 
MSW, LISW-S, HB

Stability in everyday life can be very hard to obtain at times. The saying "life comes at you fast" is more than just words, it's reality for most people today. Being able to sit down and work through the issues that arise in life with someone can be beneficial to successfully rebounding and moving forward.

 

I am an Independently Licensed Social Worker, in Ohio. I received a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. I serve Columbus, Ohio and surrounding areas.

Family engagement and collaboration are essential for progress in family therapy. Applying evidence-based family therapies, effective collaboration and strategic alignment with whole families are part of the techniques used to provide services.

 

I provide individual/family therapy to adults, and couples of diverse cultures and ethnicities experiencing family dysfunction, and various negative life challenges.

I specialize in (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Interpersonal Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy. I will see individuals 10 and over.

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Meet Our Skilled 
Mental Health Professionals 

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Lisa McClamb Davis
Clinician
Social Worker, Entrepreneur
& Wellness Strategist

Lisa McClamb Davis, is a full-time mother to her daughter, a Social Worker and Wellness Strategist in Charlotte NC. Lisa understands wellness doesn’t mean living a life absent from sickness or disease, but it is about truthful acknowledgement of one’s current state and having a desire to move forward, being productive and always striving to be the best version of oneself.  She has applied this principle belief to her own life in pursuit to acquire optimal living.  

She promotes and pursues Wellness and Optimal.  Her belief is that optimal living is not a level of achievement, but a lifetime process that continues to evolve as a person acknowledges his/her current state in each domain and implement a strategic plan to move forward.  This very frame of thought launched her to start a business, Evolve Me, LLC. Her desire is to help others pursue wellness and optimal living.

 

She holds a Bachelor degree in Social Work and Masters in Christian Counseling. In addition to her formal education she is a Licensed Minister, a Certified PraiseMoves Instructor (the Christian Alternative to yoga), Fitness Trainer and a Nutrition/Hydration Consultant. Her background has afforded her an opportunity to work with people from various ethnicities, social-economic status and belief systems.  

After hours and any spare time available she enjoys teaching, exercising, exploring and researching ways to help others live their best life.

Lela Boykin
Social Worker,

Community Activist 

Lela Boykin received a BSC degree in psychology from the Ohio State University
and an MA degree in education from Antioch College.

She is a licensed social worker with forty plus years work experience in the
nonprofit industry, primarily with the former Neighborhood House, Inc. Ms.
Boykin currently contracts with conquering Walls Counseling Agency, LLC to
provide counseling services to and former individuals seeking therapy assistance.
Ms. Boykin started L Boykin consulting LLC in 2003 with the goal of guiding start
up nonprofits to correctly navigate the process of receiving their tax exempt
status. She also provides board orientation sessions for these start ups, and new
nonprofits, to ensure they understand their duties and responsibilities. Ms.
Boykin also assists organizations with grant writing and business plan
development.


The types of start- ups Lela Boykin has assisted include, but not limited to, youth
sports organizations, youth leadership development, women’s development,
social services organizations, foundations, job readiness organizations, re-entry
and immigrant organizations.


Ms. Boykin stays on top of community issues through her volunteer work with the
Near East Area Commission, the Ohio State University African American &

African Studies Community Extension Center Advisory Board, Columbus NAACP, PACT
(Partners Achieving Community Transformation) Board, The Thursday Luncheon
Club, The Near East Side Action Committee, and her recent appointment (January
2022) to the OSU Wexner Medical Center Anti Racism Community Advisory Boar.

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Jessica D. Harris

MSW, LSW Clinician and Administration Specialist

Recognizing that we all have obstacles to overcome in our lives Jessica’s goal became to help people change how they think, how they view themselves, how they view the world and their surroundings, by teaching people healthy coping mechanisms. We have all encountered life’s challenges, but we do not have to stay down and stagnant because we all deserve to learn how to be healthy mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

 

Clients will be challenged by:

Helping to enhance client’s effectives and ability to cope

Promoting effective decision-making skills while also facilitating and nurturing client strengths. Helping clients to better understand emotions, identifying where they are coming from. Learn and practice new and healthier coping mechanisms. Making positive and healthy changes to one’s behavior, surroundings, and lifestyle

Jessica attended graduate school at Case Western Reserve University, obtaining her Masters of Social Work (MSW). She is a licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio, currently working on her independent licensure. Jessica is also seeking licensure in other states.

 

Jessica’s love for social work was ignited through interactions with family, friends, and individuals throughout her life’s journey. She chose this path of helping others because of the skills that she too has learned and has been able to apply to her own life, further encouraging her to help support others in learning to live an all-around heathy life style.

 

On a personal note, she loves to cook, travel, and spend time with people who matter the most to her. Keeping her faith, self-care, and a strong support system as her top priorities, have allowed her to become a better version of herself for her loved ones, clients, and the and community she serves.

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Amanda Dawoodarry

Resident

Amanda Dawoodarry is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Originally from Harlan Kentucky, Amanda brings with her 13 years of experience in working with the mental health community. Currently in her last year as an MSW clinical resident, Amanda attends Case Western Reserve University and will graduate April 2023. Her concentration is community practice for social change. Amanda is passionate about empowering individuals and communities. After graduation, Amanda plans to pursue her independent licensure.

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Diane Jackson

Resident

Diane Jackson is a full-time Master of Social Work (MSW) student at Case Western
Reserve University. Diane has a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Tiffin
University. Diane’s MSW program is focused in Social Work with Children, Youth and
Families. Diane is also a single mother of one, who works full time in the Financial
Services industry. Diane’s leading goal is earning her Licensed Independent Social
Worker (LISW) designation to start her own private practice, focused on working with
teen and young adult women. Diane actively volunteers at local community events.
Diane has been a volunteer with Franklin County Children Services at the Crisis Center
for 4 years.


Diane aims to help individuals and families by utilizing Cognitive Behavioral and
Solution Focused approaches. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) involves efforts
to change negative thinking patterns and behaviors. A Solution Focused approach
means that less time is spent analyzing past life events, and you are met where you
are to tackle current problems. Diane’s therapeutic approach is to evaluate each
person within their environment, provide support and practical feedback to help
clients effectively address personal life challenges

 

Though Diane enjoys working with a variety of clients, she especially enjoys helping
children 12 and up, and young adults who have experienced trauma,
anxiety/depression, attachment issues, family, and cultural issues. Diane’s focus is
to help her clients overcome the speed bumps in life so that they can build a better
future. Starting where you are to develop new ways to think, feel, and find solutions
to just about anything.

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