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Onyx Monthly Newsletter

July 2022

Onyx Leadership Team

Greetings Onyx Family!!

We have made it to July.

Let’s first and foremost address the biggest topic of discussion at the moment - the overturning of Roe V. Wade. A monumental decision that has left all of us shocked and disheartened, and collectively grieving for the next chapter of women’s reproductive health, Dr. Plummer released a statement late last week saying,

​​"When a woman’s body is being controlled, there are also implicit desires to control her mind too.

Our generation knows more freedoms than those who have come before us… so the idea of controlled bodies and controlled minds is a form of slavery unfamiliar to us and deeply rooted in the fears of our ancestors experiences. We, as women, must give ourselves the space to grieve… to feel confused, hurt, scared, to acknowledge our loss and to deeply feel.

And then… we can plan. And then we can act. And then we can unify.

But unaddressed emotions will steer their heads and cause us to pause and retreat at the wrong time.

Grieve my sister. Take a moment to rest. And then let’s fight!"

While the last month, and most likely the coming ones, brought upon us a lot of trauma and uncertainty for the future, we must still journey ahead, now more than ever, towards the path to transformative healing. We all know that the desire for mental fortitude is what we want, but it is okay to be honest with ourselves and know that THAT this is the priority.

While we look forward to the future, we must also remember the past and not let our current events take away from the celebration of Pride Month. The Onyx team took the time to address issues in the LGBTQ+ community with Mental Health America, and Dr. Plummer received a profile piece in Tagg Magazine on Black queer mental health.

Gone are the days that we silence our voices and in July, and all the months to come, Onyx Therap Group screams from the rooftops!

Take a look at Onyx in the media from last month!

June 1st : Mental Health America Webinar

Onyx’s LCPC Kemah Gboloski joins Mental Health America for a Pride Month panel discussion on how to best support LGBTQ+ youth in our communities.

Watch the webinar here!

June 22nd : Onyx Therapy Group blogpost - “1745”

In this blogpost, Dr. Plummer talks about what the number 1,745 means to her and meant on her journey to becoming a doctor.

Read the blog here!

June 29th : Onyx Therapy Group blogpost - “Breaking Cycles/Who is your partner?

In this blogpost, Dr. Plummer talks about how her daughter Alyssa became her breaking cycles partner and what that journey looked like for them over the years.

Read the blog here!

June 29th : Dr. Plummer is featured in Tagg Magazine as a PRIDE highlight

Dr. Plummer talks about what mental health means to her and how this journey has shaped who is she is as the CEO of Onyx Therapy group.

Read the full article here!

June 30th - Dr. Plummer x Mental Health America

Dr. Plummer is a panelist on Mental Health America’s panel titled “Integrating faith and spirituality into trauma recovery.” She discusses coping mechanisms, therapy in the church, and talking with clients around various other religious topics.

What’s coming up?!

July 2nd 11am - 2pm in New Orleans

Walker’s Legacy Power Brunch - The Science of a Woman

Headed down to Essence Fest this weekend?! Well Dr. Plummer will be joining an elite panel of Black women on STEM and the beauty industry. Pop on by + say hello!

July 17th 12pm-2pm :

Off the success of our April Mental Health Fair, Onyx has partnered with the Eaton Hotel in DC for a quarterly mental wellness series, called Onyx @ The Eaton.

Come enjoy a panel on Black Relationship moderated by our very own Dr. Plummer with special guests Zee Morris of Funny Acting Black Girl , Dr. Marcus Mason Licensed Professional Counselor, and Lauren from Blackgrlthings.

Still trying to keep up with all things Onyx?! Well don’t forget to check out our YouTube channel for past episodes of “Spillin’ the Tea w/ Dr. P,” “Grown Ass Women,” and “Teen Talks.” And of course, for all the details on where Onyx has been featured, visit our Press Page on the website!


Take a look at the postings below and spread the word, we are looking to add to our team!



Contacts for Crisis

National Suicide Lifeline: 1-800-273-8355; or dial 988

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Mental Health Crisis Hotline (DC): 1-888-7WE-HELP

Mental Health Crisis Hotline (MD): 301-429-2185

Mental Health Crisis Hotline (PA): 1-888-796-8226

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Based in Washington DC, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, Onyx Therapy Group is dedicated to cultivating and strengthening the community through mental health practices. With a focus on direct clinical work, professional development/training, and sourcing, Onyx Therapy Group incorporates the values of integrity, respect, loyalty, community, culture, and excellence. As an organization, Onyx Therapy Group has over 15 years in mental health work and 20 years of education and skill-based practice that has positively impacted individuals, educators, and organizations nationally. Onyx Therapy Group is a Black, Woman, Veteran-owned business that believes in and designs transformative healing

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