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Clinical Team

How are you doing? You’d probably say fine right? Even if you weren’t fine? Lonely, isn’t it. Not wanting to be a bother.

 

That response is the voice of high-performing anxiety.

Read below to find a therapist who works collaboratively with clients to identify actionable lifestyle, developmental and culturally appropriate interventions within the context of clients’ psychological, cultural, social, and developmental histories. 

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Anastasia Williams, LGPC

Psychotherapist

240-428-0465

Anastasia's clients develop skills to identify triggers and resolve identity issues, family of origin dynamics, impulse control and behavioral issues, difficulty adjusting to transitions, peer relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and communication. Her clients are emerging adults and adults looking to deepen their understanding of how past experiences inform the present and how maladaptive coping skills, thoughts, and feelings inform perception, behavior, mood and decision-making. I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), trauma informed care and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

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Jeanni Aubee, LMSW

Psychotherapist

240-428-0465

Jeanni incorporates concepts that help teens and adults change or modify dysfunctional thought, emotional and behavior patterns. She collaborates with adults to work through early life trauma, relationship challenges, communication difficulties, coping with work stress, adjusting to changes, family conflict and more.  You'll explore the origins and purpose of behaviors, moods and thought patterns; how they are sustained; what benefits and consequence there are for maintaining or changing these cognitive, emotional and behavioral patterns, and how they impact psychological and overall well-being. She's direct, compassionate, engaging and collaborative.

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Carole Wills, LMSW

Psychotherapist

240-428-0465

Carole's clinical practice focuses on working on cultural identity, life transitions, family of origin dynamics and trauma, anxiety related to validation/people pleasing and relationships, career and education stressors and overall mental health. She incorporates concepts that help people change or modify dysfunctional thought, emotional and behavior patterns that affect work/school, relationships, self-esteem and daily functioning. I embrace AAPI, LGBTQ+ & BIPOC identities and relationships.

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Marvida Lake, LMSW

Psychotherapist

240-428-0465

Marvida guides adult clients toward insight and provides coping strategies for those who are living with
anxiety, depression, trauma, sadness, worrying, mood changes, family relationship disturbances, addiction, abuse, adjustment disorder, grief, and loss. Her clients
learn to establish and improve boundaries to promote holistic wellness. Clients experience her as engaged, caring, authentic, relatable, attentive, and non-
judgmental. She is engaged, direct, accepting, caring, authentic, relatable, attentive, and non-judgmental.

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Augusta Sannoh, LMSW

Psychotherapist

240-428-0465

Augusta incorporates mindfulness, solution-focused and multicultural awareness into her work with women, people from immigrant families, early to mid level professionals, older adult women and trauma survivors. Augusta's therapeutic approach focuses on the relationship among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; targets current problems and symptoms; and  changing patterns that impair functioning. 

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Ekene Elumelu, LMSW

Psychotherapist

240-428-0465

Ekene helps individuals identify and modify maladaptive thinking and behavior patterns, explore systemic issues and stressors related to immigrant experiences, manage stress related to family of origin and other relationships,   and pinpointing life events that contribute to depression, trauma response, dissociation and more. I use techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy, trauma-informed care and more. 

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Dayshia Richmond

Psychotherapy Associate

240-428-0465

Dayshia's clients are looking to resolve the psychological impact  of neglect and/or emotional abandonment, feeling undeserving or incompetent, difficulty adjusting to transitions, experiencing family trauma, mood changes and irritability and looking to manage ADHD, ASD and more. Her clients learn to concentrate, manage structure and organization, assert their needs, manage conflict and regulate mood.

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Elssa Kenfack

Psychotherapist

240-428-0465

Elssa works with emerging adults and adults  experiencing anxiety, trauma and depression related to life transitions, negative beliefs about self, past/current relationships and racial identity. Her get a supportive space to talk and understand themselves while also identifying and altering negative thought patterns, behaviors, and feelings to improve self esteem, relationships and career/academic outcomes. She also employs faith-based practice within her work with clients.  

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Unique Rutherford, LMSW

Psychotherapist

240-428-0465

Unique collaborates with adults (18+) to develop skills to assert their needs and to manage conflict in relationships; learn new problem-solving skills; learn how to interpret and regulate emotions and respond appropriately; learn ways to accept and manage distress; improve interpersonal skills; decrease impulsivity related to eating, exercise or shopping; and deepen insight into how the past affects the present.

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Jaime Engrum, LMSW

Psychotherapist

240-428-0465

Jaime works with adults (18 years and older) who are experiencing psychological effects of pregnancy/childbirth/parenthood; need support with life transitions, including the end of life; struggling with imposter syndrome, self-efficacy, perfectionism, and debilitating worry; and experiencing stress or any psychological disturbances (e.g., depression, anxiety) that are preventing healthy relationships, work satisfaction, peace and contentment, self control and mood stability. 

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Philicia Ross, LMSW

Psychotherapist

240-428-0465

An EMDR trained, humanistic and CBT therapist, Philicia uses compassionate questioning, active listening and a collaborative therapeutic relationship to questions to help clients living with anxiety, depression and trauma access and activate negative experience and identify the  desired adaptive resolution. Her clients learn to challenge patterns that impede healing.

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Lisa Salins, LMSW

Psychotherapist

240-428-0465

Lisa works with clients to reduce the cognitive, emotional and behavioral impact of transitions; anxiety; family, work and school stressors; depression, mood changes and more. With sensitivity to contextual and sociocultural factors,  you'll construct solutions rather than focus on problems; discover  resources to activate change; and address dysfunctional relational patterns.

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Carrie Cornwell, LCPC

Psychotherapist

240-428-0465

Carrie assists with emotion regulation, distress tolerance, trigger identification, implementation of coping skills and interpersonal effectiveness as clients work through planned and unplanned life changes; addiction and substance use; unresolved chronic stress; grief and loss; sadness, worry  around pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum; and day-today stress. 

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Latasha Hewitt, LMSW

Psychotherapist

240-428-0465

Latasha works with adolescents and adults to manage the physiological impact of adverse life experiences, life transitions, family-of-origin difficulties, anxiety,  school/work stress, identity challenges, depression, OCD and PTSD. She uses therapeutic frameworks based on clients' need to decrease negative thoughts and undesired  behaviors and increase distress tolerance; improve communication effectiveness

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Barbara Adika, LCPC

Psychotherapist

240-428-0465

My clinical specialization is working with people who are immigrants/come from immigrant families, identify as  expats, “third culture kid”, feel or have been told you're not enough of an identity/culture or just don’t quite fit into any one box (because you don't want to). I incorporate mindfulness as a way of helping you pay attention to physical sensations associated with stress. 

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Elizabeth Acheampong, LMSW

Psychotherapist

240-428-0465

Elizabeth collaborates with adult clients to develop an increased capacity to resolve and manage the psychological impact of family dynamics; cultural identity; family of origin relationships; patterns of behavior that make it more difficult for you to find and maintain genuinely loving and authentic relationships; African cultural issues and immigrant families; life transitions; work stress/burnout and more.