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About Us

Serenity for Youth Publishing, LLC began in 2020 with the goal of creating a platform for educating the community on mental health and therapy. Normalizing discussions on mental health, wellness, and psychiatric treatment remains a core goal and vision of Dr. Piersaint, founder and owner of Serenity for Youth Publishing, LLC.


Serenity for Youth Publishing aims to provide the community - youth, young adults, clinical providers, adults, and educators with tools to promote and support healthy conversations around self-worth, self-care, mental illness, coping skills, mental wellness and more. 

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- Dr. Tamare P. Piersaint, Author, Clinician, & Professor -

Dr. Piersaint has over 15 years of clinical experience working with diverse populations across the lifespan. She is the owner of Serenity for Youth & Families, LLC in Pittsburgh, PA (, and Serenity for Youth Publishing, LLC. She has served as Program Director for Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic of UPMC's inpatient psychiatric units, she serves as Chair of the Child & Family Institute at California University of Pennsylvania (CalU), where she is also an Assistant Professor in the undergraduate Department of Psychology and graduate School Psychology program. In addition to her work at CalU and SYF, Dr. Piersaint is actively involved in serving her community through the Immigrant & Internationals board of Allegheny County, and she is the founder of L'Union Fait La Force - Haiti in Pittsburgh.  


When she is not serving in the community, Dr. Piersaint enjoys spending time with her husband and their son. She enjoys cooking, reading, taking part of arts & crafts activities, traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and is active at her church.  

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- Neriah R. Tima, Author  -

Miss Neriah Rose Tima is a five-year-old Pittsburgh native who has lived in New Jersey for the past four years. She has two brothers and is known as the "ultimate daddy's little girl." Neriah enjoys reading, loves to write, draw, dance, sing, and enjoys spending time with her brothers. Neriah is kind-hearted, she is compassionate, and cares about others. When asked about her future goals, Neriah shared her desire to become "a Psychologist." 

A fun fact about Neriah, her nickname is Pepper, given to her by her older brother for his love of pepperoni pizza.

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