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Counselors, Therapists and Life Coaches in Annapolis, MD

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Canicia Anyiatem
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Canicia Anyiatem, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Canicia Anyiatem is a licensed professional psychiatric nurse practitioner in the state of Maryland, who specialized in treating mental health issues and Alcohol drug problems for adolescents and adults in providing medication management such as assessing and presenting medication options for mental health issues. Also provides prescriptions of psychoactive medications, medication refills and side effects monitoring.

Canicia provides comprehensive initial assessment and evaluation to explore and understand individual patient’s mental health needs in order to determine a better plan and ways to recovery. Canicia completed her Bachelor of arts in nursing from Bowie state University Maryland and received her Master’s in nursing from Walden University.

Canicia works in collaboration with patients, patients’ families, coworkers, friends, physicians, therapists in order to provide the best comprehensive care and integrated treatment for her patients

Education

Walden University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety/stress/panic/phobias
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Medication management
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma stress related disorder (PTSD)
  • Mood disorders/bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorder
Deena Hynson
Self Pay Rate: $99

Deena Hynson, Supervisee in Social Work, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Deena Hynson is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Maryland. Her ideal client is middle-aged to elderly individuals with complicated diagnoses and personality disorders.

Deena believes that out-of-the-box thinking is the best way to work with clients when it comes to treatment because no two people are the same; therefore, no two treatments can be the same. Focusing on the future in a positive light using the power of "what can be" rather than "what has been". Finding people's strengths and hidden abilities and bringing them to the light.

"Growing up poor myself, I understand how hard it is to work your way up to where you want to be," says Deena. "Reaching your goals can be a long process with many stumbling blocks, but it is possible within each of us. I invite all who feel like they are not sure of how to reach a goal, or may be thinking they are not capable of reaching it to give themselves a chance with help. Reaching out for help is not lowering yourself, rather it is gaining strength from another."

Education

Salisbury University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Trauma and PTSD
Ebonique McClinnahan
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Ebonique McClinnahan, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Ebonique McClinnahan is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Certified Professional and Development Life Coach. Ebonique’s experience includes more than 20 years of behavioral health care provided to both civilian and military service members within the community, acute care, residential treatment, and outpatient settings. Her background specialties include psychotic and mood disorders, depression, anxiety, life skills, substance abuse, addictions, crisis management, and sexual abuse.

Ebonique completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Fayetteville State University, her Master of Science in Nursing Education (MSN) at Grand Canyon University, and her PMHNP at Rush University. She is also a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer. Ebonique has a strong belief in treating the patient holistically and helping clients find their true inner purpose within.

Education

Grand Canyon University
Master’s of Science in Nursing Education

Specialties 

  • Psychotic disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Addiction
  • Crisis management
  • Sexual abuse
Michael Bartlinski
Self Pay Rate: $99

Eugene Michael Bartlinski, LCSW-C, LCADC

Philosophy of Care

Eugene Michael Bartlinski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) and Licensed Certified Addictions Counselor (LCADC) who has been in the counseling field for 28 years. Eugene has seen how substance misuse and mental health issues affect people and their loved ones. When working with clients, he draws on a variety of theoretical techniques that in his clinical opinion will best serve his clients at that particular time.

Eugene completed his Master of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He began his counseling career in 1993 after working as a probation officer in the state of Maryland for several years. He has also worked for and managed different outpatient addiction/mental health treatment programs. Eugene taught in the addictions program at Anne Arundel Community College from 2002 to 2018, and served on the program’s advisory board. He is a former member of the Maryland Domestic Violence Council, establishing criteria for counseling programs for both the victim and perpetrators of domestic violence.

Education

University of Maryland School of Social Work
MSW

Specialties

  • Couples and Relationship Counseling
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders (PTSD)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Anger Management
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Depression Counseling
Jennifer Gibbs
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jennifer Gibbs, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer Gibbs is a Licensed Master Social Worker who works in the state of Maryland. Jennifer began her social work career as a psychiatric rehabilitation counselor and has worked in the mental health field for over five years. As a mental health therapist, she has worked with clients of all walks of life, cultures, backgrounds, and ages, ranging from children as young as five to senior citizens. Jennifer has experience working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, and bipolar disorder.

Jennifer brings an empathetic, vibrant energy to her work as she takes a person-centered approach, focusing on the unique situation of each client. She is very open-minded and uses creative interventions, including art activities, music, and writing. She is a natural problem-solver who listens intently to the client's problems, while also highlighting their strengths. She takes a holistic approach to person-centered care that addresses the core beliefs of the person, and assists in reconstructing those beliefs to help create the new life each client envisions for themselves.

Jennifer is a caring, empathetic, thoughtful, and non-judgmental person by nature who patiently works with clients to develop a strong therapeutic alliance, and creates a safe space for each client to work through their life situations and heal past wounds so they can become the person they always envisioned.

No matter where a person comes from, or what happened in one's past, everyone deserves to feel safe, empowered, healthy, and fulfilled—as a person who greatly values the healing powers of the therapeutic process, Jennifer would be honored to accompany you on your personal journey of growth and exploration.

Education

University of Maryland
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Women-centered Care
  • Autism-spectrum Disorders
  • ADHD
Karen Osborne
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Karen Osborne, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Karen Osborne is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and Maryland to provide mental health care to individuals across the lifespan. She has thirty years of diverse clinical expertise in the profession of nursing.

Her scope of practice encompasses psychopharmacological assessment, diagnosis and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. She utilizes a collaborative, patient-centered practice philosophy that is flexible, caring, and individualized to meet patients where they are in their journey for mental wellness. In addition to her board certification as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, she also has a Master of Science degree in Nursing Leadership.

Karen specializes in providing medication management and psychotherapy to individuals across the lifespan for many psychiatric disorders. Areas of expertise include mood disorders, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, adjustment disorders, and behavioral disturbances in children and adolescents.

Education

Drexel University
Post Master’s Certification Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Wilmington University
Master of Science in Nursing Leadership

Specialties

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral disturbances in children and adolescents
  • Depression
  • Mood disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Social anxiety
Margaret FitzGerald
Self Pay Rate: $99

Margaret FitzGerald, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Margie FitzGerald is a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW-Certified Social Worker) with over 7 years of experience helping teens, adults, and seniors who are struggling to cope with the effects of depression, undeveloped coping skills, grief, relationships, abuse, and narcissistic abuse.

Margie earned her Master's degree in Social Work from the Catholic University of America. She has experience as a daughter, sister, wife, ex-wife of a batterer, and mother. Margie is unstoppable in her compassion for those who are courageous in their commitment to heal and work in therapy. Margie offers her clients unconditional acceptance of them as human beings on this spiritual path called life. Her clients sense her authenticity and compassion which assists them in developing trust and confidence in their therapeutic relationship while working together to achieve common goals.

As a seasoned woman in life and relationships where gifts and trials have come which have blessed and stretched her beyond her limits, Margie will be able to assist you in taking the healthiest steps forward.

Education

Catholic University of America
Master's degree in Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Relationships
  • Abuse/Narcissistic Abuse
Mercy Awokunle
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Mercy Awokunle, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Mercy Awokunle is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with more than 2 years of experience and dedication in providing compassionate and patient-centered care. She's licensed in the state of Maryland and has an extensive background in the healthcare field, helping clients struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment issues, and ADHD.

Mercy completed her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Bowie State University in 2009, and received her Master's degree in Nursing from Walden University, specializing in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Mercy is guided in her practice by the core values of integrity, trust, transparency, professionalism, and service.

She understands the importance of attentive listening and believes that the provision of quality and therapeutic care is essential to improve each individual's quality of life. Mercy seeks to establish a courteous and trusting relationship with you and work with you to help achieve your goals.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • OCD
Nadine Kakanou
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Nadine Kakanou, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Nadine Kakanou is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who has 5 years of experience in the mental health field. Nadine completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Walden University. A PMHNP is tasked with evaluating a patient’s mental health status by assessing their relevant medical background, conducting comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, and identifying potential issues that might negatively impact a patient's mental health. The primary concern of individuals suffering from mental health problems is accessing mental health care professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive care and offer preventive strategies. Although PMHNPs receive intense training to meet mental health patients' needs, their roles are poorly understood because regulatory barriers have limited the entire scope of the practice.

Due to the complexity of human beings in understanding their lives and illness experience, a PMHNP requires the ability to access situations from different perspectives, not only through a psychological lens but also from a biological and development view, while recognizing the perspective of stakeholders affected. Besides, mental health disorders affect the ability to communicate experiences, and their symptoms may not conform to conventional diagnostic criteria. PMHNPs need to have a high tolerance of uncertainties and a willingness to frequently re-evaluate assessments upon discovering new information.

In addition to diagnosing and treating disease, PMHNPs nurture resilience and growth capacity because of the impact of psychiatric disorders on patients' growth and development abilities. The existing healthcare system may fail to address the complexity of problems suffered by patients completely. Consequently, PMHNPs need to effectively advocate for patients to acquire all the services needed to meet their mental health needs. They also need to push for the development of more effective services. In conclusion, PMHNPs are well prepared and equipped to provide independent and effective psychiatric care and treatment to effectively meet the needs of mental health patients.

Education

Walden University
PMHNP

Specialties

  • Medication Management
Seth Owusu-Kwarteng
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Seth Owusu-Kwarteng, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Seth Owusu-Kwarteng is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with a strong passion for patient and family-centered care. Although he came from a family of teachers, Seth always aspired to be a medical provider. He obtained his first bachelor’s degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana). After he completed his internship, he worked as a Medical Laboratory Technologist for four years, supervising clinical laboratory services and teaching laboratory technician students. He also established a microbiology unit that allowed effective diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases in a rural hospital in Ghana. Seth’s strong passion for improving health outcomes through direct patient care motivated him to seek a career in nursing after he migrated to the United States. For several years now, Seth has had the opportunity to treat patients with wide-ranging acuity in various settings such as the surgical and trauma, general medicine, oncology, emergency, and psychiatric units.

Seth completed his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at George Washington University, where he received the Clinical Excellence for Psychiatric Mental Health Award and the Sigma Theta Tau Award. He has worked as a nurse for over seven years at a level 1 trauma hospital in Washington, DC, providing care for vulnerable patients with various diseases, including patients with mental health issues. While working as a nurse, Seth not only focused on his patients, he also supported family members of patients with mental health disorders. Through this work, he developed a strong sense of compassion to provide quality, individualized, and holistic care for individuals and families with mental health challenges. Being aware of the increased need for mental health practitioners in the country, Seth felt the calling to help combat mental health crises. This motivated him to pursue a degree as a PMHNP.

Seth’s holistic approach to providing care for his patients is built on three key principles, which are compassion, quality, and empathy. He is a great listener and very understanding, with genuine concern for his patients. He also believes that patients and their families are key members of the treatment team and that their involvement in decision-making and health therapy is vital to the overall outcome of the patient. He is delighted to provide education, resources, and treatments needed to improve the quality of lives for his patients.

Education

George Washington University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Steven Moore
Self Pay Rate: $99

Steven Moore, LPC-S, NCC, MAC

Philosophy of Care

Steven Moore is a Licensed Professional and Nationally Board-Certified Counselor with a Master Addictions Counseling designation in the states of Nebraska and Texas. He has over 20 years of counseling experience and he is a United States Air Force Veteran. Steven received his Master’s degree in counseling from the University of Oklahoma in 1998.

Steven’s philosophy as a counselor is to treat you as a unique individual, worthy of unconditional acceptance, regardless of your circumstances or struggles. He will come alongside, challenge, and encourage you to find healing emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Steven’s practical view of counseling is as a journey of self-exploration by you, meant to increase your level of self-understanding and self-awareness. Steven acts as your guide or facilitator during your journey of self-discovery.

Education

Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling
University of Oklahoma

Specialties

  • Veterans issues
  • Adoption & foster care
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Anger management
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Blended Family/Couples
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Men’s issues
SusanaLynn Nwosu
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Susana Lynn Nwosu, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Susana Nwosu is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who specializes in treatment-resistant mental illness in children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Nwosu has worked in the mental health field for 7 years, managing complex and chronic illnesses. She understands the importance of building strong relationships with clients and creating a supportive environment to heal.

Dr. Nwosu completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Maryville University, graduating with the highest honors. She completed her doctoral studies on improving healthcare providers' cultural competency when caring for people from different backgrounds. Dr. Nwosu proudly serves the LQBTQIA+ community.

Dr. Nwosu is committed to being a compassionate, caring, and diligent provider who understands the importance of communication and of each individual's unique needs. She provides a holistic approach to comprehensive care, caring for the whole person, mind, and body.

Education

Maryville University
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma & PTSD

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