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The Trendy Founder

   UniQue C. Starks-Tanksley is from New York City, where her passion for the betterment and advancement of her community began.  She knew early on that the combination of action and an education would secure her a position to fight against social injustices that her community faced.  In 2014 she earned an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts, which was just the beginning of her educational experience.  She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from CUNY Brooklyn College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Silver School of Social Work at New York University. UniQue is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California for a Doctorate of Social Work.

   UniQue has over 5 years of counseling experience with a wide range of partners in various treatment settings. These have included providing therapeutic services in homeless shelters, mentoring programs, legal offices, and various Human Resources Administration (HRA) departments in New York City. She has a significant amount of practice working with women and families who are coping with mental health, various types of physical and/or sexual abuse, abandonment and/or neglect, dysfunctional family systems, as well as issues related to mental health and community violence.

   UniQue strives to bring an effective blend of experience, expertise, clarity, concern, and action to the counseling process in order to maximize outcomes and provide genuine healing and wholeness to individuals and families.


“Effective therapy is putting experience, expertise, the understanding of diagnoses, creating reachable patient centered goals, and using the various tools of psychotherapy to efficiently circumnavigate difficult life issues.” 


UniQue C. Starks-Tanskley truly believes that everyone deserves to live A UniQue Lifee!