Damari Pedroza, is a Puerto Rican, Licensed Mental Health Counselor who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She received two master's degree from Nyack College, One in Mental Health Counseling and one in Professional Studies with a concentration on Urban Ministry Counseling. Pedroza is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Christian Counseling and Psychology. She is the owner and founder of Holding Hands Mental Health Counseling PLLC, a group practice in Ardsley, New York. As a blended family, Pedroza and her husband have four adult children and one grandson. She currently resides in Westchester County, New York.