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Onyx Monthly Newsletter

January 2023

Onyx Leadership Team

Greetings Onyx Family!

We have arrived…

The time has come and it seems to NEVER get old. Year after year we celebrate (or loathe) this time of year. A time where we yell “New year, new me!” from the rooftops, talk about repetitious New Year's resolutions, and have conversations with ourselves around the things we personally dislike or want to change. Recently, I read a quote that said, “The beginning is the most important part of the work,” and boy did this hit home!

In last year's newsletter, we requested that you shift your state of mind - focus on the HOW. How we can start the year as best as we can, how we can pace ourselves and set realistic goals for every day, every week and ultimately every month. Let’s think about those moments of joy at the beginning of the year that we WANT to have, and the goals that we NEED to accomplish to live our best lives. Focusing on how we can make the beginning of the year great will flow into the duration of the year…remember…it’s all about the state of mind.

To help you set your intentions for another year, listen to this beautiful playlist that the Onyx staff has created titled “New Year, New Me” - get ready to JAM and reflect at the same time! You can listen to the full Spotify playlist here.

As we focus on what that means for each of us, Onyx can help with that as we host our first event of 2023 with our Onyx @ The Eaton - Vision Board Party on February 5th. In celebration of 10 years of Onyx, come join us at the Eaton Hotel in DC for a day of manifestation, positive vibes, and resources to help guide us through the year.

Let’s get it, Onyx fam!!

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

December 5th: Forbes | Firing Trends: What November's Jobs Report And Tech Layoffs Mean For DEI

What is DEI? Diversity, equity, and inclusion. Connection within our community is one of the foundational building blocks of Onyx Therapy Group. Check out what Dr. Plummer had to contribute about opportunity and access in the workplace in our current social, political, and economic climate!

December 5th : Canvas Rebel - Meet Dr. Plummer

Canvas Rebel shared Dr. Plummer’s story in this December feature as a way for us all to dive a bit deeper into her story, her passions and mission, and why she chose the career path to start Onyx Therapy Group!

December 12th: Grown Ass Women S2 E3: Cuffing Season

The Grown Ass Women of The Grown Ass Women join for the final episode of 2022 all about...cuffing season! They cover everything from blending friend groups, setting expectations in a relationship, and creating boundaries within yourself and your loved ones. Check it out on YouTube or wherever you stream and download your podcasts!

December 28th: Blog post - Maya, Intern

The holidays are not always the easiest time of year, but it does allow the chance to reflect on the many blessings of your life…and you may even be a blessing to others. Read our intern Maya’s perspective on blessings at our blog!


January - April

January 11th - Health and Her Hue Hotties Have a Bad Day Too: A conversation about Mental Wellness

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Embodying the Power of Our Roots: Microaggressions, Burnout, Boundaries, and Ancestral Connections

A four-part series on learning to speak up to micro-aggressions, address burnout, and set clear boundaries by harnessing ancestral and community connections.

Thurs, January 19 3PM-4:30PM CST Virtual

Thurs, February 16 3PM-4PM CST Virtual

Thurs, March 9 3PM-4PM CST on Virtual

Thurs, April 20 3PM-4PM CST on Virtual

February 5th: Onyx Vision Board Party

Join us on February 5th, 2023 for a day of community, networking, and personal development at Onyx's 10 Year anniversary Vision Board Workshop at the Eaton Hotel in DC. For the New Year, we'll be creating vision boards for our 2023, along with hearing tips and tricks about how to plan and learn how to budget + manage your life.

Guests will enjoy light eats from Chef Tennille and music by DJ MIM! We can't wait to see you there.

Please bring your own supplies for free admission, or you can register for the event for $25 and Onyx will provide supplies for you. BYOB is encouraged!

February 18th: AMI/USA 2023 Montessori Experience Conference

Dr. Plummer will discuss being spiritually prepared and staying grounded and growing in your mental health journey.

March 31st : Virtual USBC Albuquerque Panel

Dr. Plummer discusses small business ownership and mental health in the Black community.


The ladies of Grown Ass Women are back around the table for even more of the raw and real talk that you expect! Join Dr. Plummer and her group of best friends: Jonai Carr, Nikki Wood, Ayana Malone and Deana Kennedy on YouTube to see them in action!

Teen Talks: Season 2

Onyx Therapy Group officially launced Season 2 of Teen Talks - where teens come together to share their thoughts and opinions on topics ranging from pop culture, mental health, and all things growing up.

Watch it here!

Onyx Therapy Group The Podcast

This year, Onyx Therapy Group launched Onyx Therapy Group - The Podcast available on all podcast platforms! Tune in for conversations about mental health featuring episodes of Grown Ass Women, Teen Talks, and Spillin’ The Tea with Dr. P!

Listen and watch here!

Onyx Therapy Group Blog

Every month, Dr. Plummer shares her most vulnerable truths in the Onyx Therapy Group blog sharing tips, insight, and all the things in between when it comes to daily life and mental health. Check it out at our website


Onyx Therapy Group is having a birthday!

We are turning 10 years old!

We are ready to celebrate with our community and one way we are doing that is by setting goals!

We are having our 1st Vision Board Party! Dr.Plummer will be sharing her techniques for setting goals and starting your year off on a positive note.

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!


January 23rd : Happy Birthday to our Assistant Clinical Director Jada!


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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