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Clinical Team

How are you doing? You’d probably say fine, right? Even if you weren’t fine. You feel like no one would understand or you've been dismissed and emotionally invalidated.

 

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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Kayla Wallignton

Associate Counselor

240-428-0465

Kayla works with teens and adults to identify long terms strategies to decrease the impact of trauma and grief, address frequent sadness and worry; address behavioral issues; improve concentration, structure and procrastination; heal experiences with parental neglect neglect and abandonment; address irrational thinking patterns and resolve patterns of staying in unsatisfying relationships. She will incorporate your values, faith and cultural practices and belief systems.

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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. Clients benefit from her supportive validation, compassionate questions, direct communication and practical feedback 

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Emma Mattingly

Associate Counselor

240-428-0465

Emma collaborates with teens and adult clients to develop an increased capacity to resolve and manage the psychological impact of family dynamics; experiences with the military and the  impact on individuals and families; identity; family of origin relationships; dissatisfaction in relationships; life transitions; work stress/burnout; pressure and expectations and more. You will gain understanding about yourself, learn self-compassion, reduce the intensity, frequency and duration of symptoms and gain long-term coping skills.  

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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 patterns, and how they impact psychological well-being. 

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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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Jamila Gipson

Associate Counselor

240-428-0465

Jamila works with children, teens and adults living with the stress of college/grad school or work; adjusting to and living with grief, guilt resulting from an incarceration of a loved one; victims and survivors of reported and unreported crimes and those looking to make behavioral improvement or gain skills to manage ADHD and/or behavioral challenges.  She develops a treatment plan with each client to track the progression of the intensity, duration and frequency of symptoms. 

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Marvida Lake, LGPC

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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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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Psychotherapist

Barbara Adika, LCPC, LPC

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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Victoria Yeboah, LMSW

Psychotherapist

240-428-0465

Victoria collaborates with individuals who are living with anxiety, depression, identity and related stress, trauma, family of origin and relationship stressors, life transitions, education and career stress, grief and loss. Her clients clients learn to establish and improve boundaries to promote holistic wellness. She takes time to understand an individual from their/his/her own unique biological, social/emotional, familial, cultural, and environmental experiences and the systems that impact each client. She uses use theoretical approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy and more.

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Bridgette Aguilar-Dishman

Associate Counselor

240-428-0465

Bridgette supports clients to resolve developmental, relational, behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and situational difficulties. She works with those who who are multicultural; have been impacted psychologically by their socioeconomic status;  are experiencing sadness, worthlessness, agitation or retardation; are going though or have gone through change of some kind that causes stress; are frequently fatigued,  and feel guilty. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and strength based approaches.

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Mirshelle Edwards

Associate Counselor

240-428-0465

Mirshelle provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for a multitude of symptoms and experiences related to sadness, low self-esteem, depression, neglect and abandonment, frequent worry, self-blame, feeling inadequate or alone, fear, overwhelmed due to intense emotions and/or expectations, shame difficult changes.  Therapy will also introduce the cognitive triad (relationships between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors), behavioral techniques, and behavior modification.

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Dominique Wright

Associate Counselor

240-428-0465

Dominique works with people who are living with debilitating sadness, frequent crying spells, irritability/anger, frequent worrying;  victims or pepetrators of crimes; emerging adults navigating identity issues; those managing roles, expectations and real or perceived pressure related to school, work and/or success; those navigating live transitions and adjusting to change. We will identify and manage irrational and flawed thinking; improve self soothing, replace unhelpful behaviors, improve mood and more.

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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. She embrace AAPI, LGBTQ+ & BIPOC identities and relationships and helps clients move toward emotional and physical safety, radical acceptance.

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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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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Lisa Salins, LCSW-C

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, work stress and pressure from expectations within the family; and day-today stress.