Dr. LaShaunda Poindexter Massey is a clinical psychologist. She has been licensed as a psychologist for 20 years and has maintained a private practice for 15 years. Dr. Massey provides clinical services to children, adults, and families; and her work specializes in depression/anxiety disorders, trauma, childhood clinical issues, and abuse/neglect. In 2016, Dr. Massey expanded her work to include providing educational services relative to mental health throughout Memphis for agencies such as Southwest Community College, Memphis City Government, Shelby County Government, and the Shelby County School System. Dr. Massey is a native Memphian. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She graduated with honors from DePaul University in Chicago with a Master of Arts and with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology. Dr. Massey is an alum of Leadership Memphis, Executive Program 2016 and a member of the Junior League of Memphis. She serves on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midsouth and Special Olympics of Greater Memphis. She is a wife and mother of two sons whom she homeschools. Her motto is “Cogito Ergo Sum,” a Latin phrase meaning “I think, therefore I am.” Dr. Massey believes thoughts are the catalyst for feelings and actions, thus mastery of the mind is key to success.