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The Ladipo Group

About The Ladipo Group

The vision of The Ladipo Group is to be a premier provider of Therapy services and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion consulting. We work with individuals and organizations to elevate the Black experience at home, at work, and in the world.
The Ladipo Group is a Black-owned company dedicated to the emotional wellness of Black and African-American people and communities. In our communities there has been stigma against therapy and mental health support for many generations. In 2004 The Ladipo Group was founded to increase access to Black therapists and decrease the stigma of mental health treatment. As we worked with Black and African-American individuals, couples, and families we recognized that the workplace was a significant source of stress for our clients. The persistent microaggressions, blatant and subtle instances of bias and discrimination were taking a toll on our clients mental and emotional health. We knew that we could have a greater impact on our therapy clients if we worked within organizations. In addition to our in-person and virtual therapy services we work closely with organizations of all sizes that are committed to creating and maintaining a workplace where everyone feels welcomed and has the same opportunities for career development and advancement. Past and present consulting clients include: Campbell Soup Company, Destinations International, Google, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), Philadelphia Works, and Women Against Abuse.
We live by two philosophies at The Ladipo Group:

Excellence with Ease

We expect excellence from ourselves so we can deliver the best to our clients. Excellence means thoughtful, detailed, and quality work. For us, delivering Excellence with Ease means that we regularly practice collective self-care where we tend to our own needs and encourage each other to do the same.

Make it a win-win-win solution

We’re a fast-paced company that believes in delivering excellence to our clients, our community, and ourselves. Ensuring that our team is fulfilled, our clients are delighted, and our company is secure is a win-win-win that we constantly strive for.

We believe...

  • Empathy, connection, and opportunity are the foundations upon which successful lives, organizations, and communities are built.
  • Information and knowledge are only the starting points of change. Real and lasting change occurs when you do something different. 
  • Knowledge is great. Behavior change is better.
  • Direct and compassionate communication is necessary for all healthy relationships.
  • Success in both personal and professional relationships is about how you take care of yourself and treat other people in ways that add value to each interaction.
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Led by Tonya Ladipo

Founder and CEO of The Ladipo Group, LLC, Tonya Ladipo, LCSW, is the visionary behind the region’s only therapy, counseling, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion consulting practice specializing in serving Black and African-American communities.

Tonya worked for many years in community mental health agencies, and soon realized that a one-size-fits-all approach often ignored the needs of Black and African-American people. Institutionalized racism, a lack of diversity, and a failure of cultural awareness all conspired to mean that people of color often received poor treatment.

 

Tonya is on a mission to change that.

 

She works with an incredible team of skilled counselors, therapists, and psychologists who have an expertise in working with Black and African-American communities. What’s more, she leads an ED&I team that consults with companies and organizations to recognize and address unconscious bias and retain diverse talent by creating a truly welcoming and inclusive workplace for everyone.

 

An engaging speaker on diversity and women’s self-care and wellness, Tonya has been the keynote speaker and been a featured panelist for a number of organizations across the U.S. including Black Enterprise, Philadelphia Works’, Villanova University, and Black Women Talk Tech.

 

She has also been featured on radio (National Public Radio (NPR) and WURD Radio), television (NBC-10, Fox-29, and ABC-6), and in magazines (Black Enterprise, Essence, and Madame Noire).

 

Tonya is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program (April 2016) and Widener University’s Clinical Social Work Master’s degree program (May 2004).

 

When not working, Tonya is laughing with her husband and identical twin daughters, taking walks alone, and spending time with friends.

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