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Meet the 2022 TYM2THRIVE Conference Speakers: Dr. Tyreese R. McAllister, Licensed Clinical Therapist

Updated: Oct 11, 2022

On Saturday, October 15, 2022 in Largo, MD, Dr. Tyreese R. McAllister will be speaking and teaching about MINDSET: EMOTIONAL AWARENESS sharing her insight and experience to elevate all in attendance as a part of the TYM2THRIVE Conference.

On the surface, Tyreese R. McAllister is a therapist, helping people through tough times, but what she really does is disrupt negative, maladaptive patterns of behaviors and thoughts that disrupt their lives and she teaches individuals to live radically resilient

lifestyles despite life challenges. She does this through her career, her ministry, her

books, and her life. She has over 25 years’ experience in the fields of emergency mental

health helping individuals experiencing both crisis and traumatic events. Tyreese is a

doctoral candidate at the University Arizona pursing a Psy.D. with a concentration in Criminology and Justice, with anticipated completion date of 2022.

As the co-founder and Chief Clinical Officer, Mrs. McAllister is committed to helping

people overcome tragedy and crisis and transition to “Radically Resilient Overcomers”

who live their best life, fulfilling their life purpose.

While serving her community and developing her career, Mrs. McAllister balanced her

professional life with her beloved family. She has been the wife of Anthony McAllister

for 29 years. Together they had two beautiful daughters, N’Daja Lyndze and Ayana

Jazmyn. In March of 2017, Ayana was killed by gun violence while she and her sister,

N’Daja were home on spring break from college. Having lived a life of public service and

ministry, the McAllister’s triumphed over their tragic loss and founded The Ayana J.

McAllister Foundation. This non-profit’s mission is to deliberately engage communities

of color disproportionately impacted by gun violence through advocacy and education

strategies. It is their intention to significantly reduce incidents of homicide, suicide and

acts of violence resulting from irresponsible use of firearms by high risk individuals.

Combining her strong faith with her profession, Mrs. McAllister has turned her pain into

a passion to help others. Immediately, after the death of her daughter, she declared that

she forgives the person who killed Ayana, explaining that being angry will not bring

Ayana back and it will impede the important work that needs to be done in the

community. She believes that no mother should have to bury their child, and feels just as

strongly that no mother should have to visit their child in prison. She explained that both

sides of the street have to be cleaned for everyone to enjoy the community. We need to

save children from being murdered and we need to save children before they become


Tyreese McAllister has enjoyed the work engaged at the community level and on the

front lines of public health disparities the most. Despite the tragic and untimely loss of

her daughter, she continues to serve the community. Tyreese is a Best Selling Author,

Speaker, Trainer, and Therapist.

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