Emmanuel-De Luna,  


Christina Emmanuel-De Luna is one of the co-owners of Rising Hope Therapy. Over the last 12 years, she has worked with families, adolescents, and individuals in many different aspects. She is a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH). 


La' Shawn J. Waters


La’Shawn Waters is one of the co-owners of Rising Hope Therapy. In the course of her career, she has counseled individuals, families and couples struggling with many different issues including depression, communication barriers, conflict resolution, anxiety, anger management, marital issues and grief and loss.

Tiffany Williams, MS, MSW, LMSW

Tiffany's has over 10 years direct therapeutic experience working with families, couples and children in various settings such as educational, in home based, partial hospitalization, and residential treatment facilities. Tiffany's approach to therapy is cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness and client centered therapy.


Jote Rayner, LCSW

Jote is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with children, teens, adults and families in settings from hospitals to homes. She graduated from Wesley College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and obtained her Masters of Social Work degree from Widener University.

Ayanna Nobles, MS

Ayanna Nobles is a graduate of Chestnut Hill College in Pennsylvania. She received a Master’s of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with a Trauma Focus in 2014

Ayanna has also provided treatment via individual sessions and group therapy for adolescents, children, adults, and couples.


Michael Smith, 


Michael Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH) with experience working with individuals struggling with addiction, trauma, depression/bipolar, and anxiety-type disorders, especially in co-occurring presentations.


Tracey Smith,


Tracey Smith is a Masters level therapist with a Master degree in Mental Health

Counseling from Wayland Baptist University. She received a Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a minor in Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University. She is a mother of five beautiful adult children and married to her high school

sweetheart of 38 years.

Rising Hope Therapy, LLC

Commonwealth Building, 

260 Chapman Rd., Suite 103

 Newark, DE 19702

Phone (302) 273-3194      Fax 302-467-1483