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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
Dine' White
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dine’ White, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

With over 15 years’ experience in the fields of education and mental health, Dine’ White is licensed to provide clinical professional counseling and certified to work as a school crisis counselor for the state of Maryland. While it is important to provide children, and adults, with the physical tools to thrive, it is equally if not more important to provide the cognitive tools. She has made this her life’s work to provide these tools to all populations. Due to her unwavering interest in the betterment of ourselves, she specializes in working with young children to adults. She also works with assisting families to navigate the unique dynamics of their family unit, as well as couples and individuals in counseling.

Completing her undergraduate degree of psychology in 2002, she subsequently earned her Maryland Educator Certificate followed by her Master’s degree in Counseling Education from Bowie State University in Maryland. She has put both accomplishments to great use while working in the local school system and various mental health treatment settings over the course of 15 years.

In appreciating the individuality of each person, she maintains a nonjudgmental Person-Centered theoretical orientation and utilizes an eclectic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic (CBT) dominant technical approach. She is guided by the notion that, it is our differences that make us great, and works with individuals in order to help them value and embrace those differences.

Education

Bowie State University
Master’s in Counseling Education

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Panic
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Mindfulness
  • Academic/Career Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Grief & Loss
  • PTSD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
Ebonique McClinnahan
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Ebonique McClinnahan, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Ebonique McClinnahan is board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, NASM Personal Trainer and Certified Professional and Development Life Coach. She completed her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Fayetteville State University in 2007, followed by a Master’s of Science in Nursing Education from Grand Canyon University in 2009 and a Masters in Nursing as a Psychiatric NP from Rush University in 2013. 

Ebonique’s experience includes more than 20 years of behavior health care provided to both civilian and military service members within the community, acute care, residential treatment and outpatient setting. Her background specialties include psychotic and mood disorders, depression, anxiety, life-kills, substance abuse, addictions, crisis management, sexual abuse. She 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
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
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 with a dedication to providing compassionate and patient centered care. Mercy is licensed in the state of Maryland and has an extensive background in the healthcare field. She is experienced in helping clients struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment issues, and ADHD. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bowie State University in 2009, and received her Master of Science 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 is a lover of arts and music. She enjoys painting on her free time and loves to travel and explore nature. She 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

A psychiatry nurse practitioner 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 psychiatry nurse practitioners 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. Therefore, this paper will explore their philosophy of Care.

Due to the complexity of human beings in understanding their lives and illness experience, PNP 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 stakeholder affected. Besides, Mental health disorder affects the ability to communicate experiences, and its symptoms may not conform to conventional diagnostic criteria. Therefore, PNP needs 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, PNP natures resilience, and growth capacity because of psychiatry disorder on patients' growth and development abilities. The existing healthcare system may fail to address the complexity of problems suffered by patients completely. Consequently, PNP needs 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, psychiatry nurse practitioners 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
Nelley Acheampong-Buadu
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Nelley Acheampong-Buadu, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Nelley Acheampong-Buadu is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC). Nelley zealously manages and treats patients remotely with a wide range of mental health concerns including but not limited to Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Addictions. She obtained a Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialization, from Walden University. Leveraging her experience, education and comprehensive clinical skillset Nelley provides a well-rounded healthcare experience by thoroughly assessing each patient’s concerns, medical history, and traumatic experiences, in search of potential triggers that may be contributing to the identified ailment. 

Utilizing evidence-based guidelines merged with clinical experience, personal observation, Nelley seizes every opportunity to transparently communicate, educate, and advocate for each and every patient to promote a sense of fulfillment and improve patient’s overall quality of life. 

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Addictions

 

Sarah Otley
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sarah Otley, LCSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Sarah Otley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Baltimore, Maryland, who is experienced in helping children, adolescents, adults, and families with depression, anxiety, family conflicts, and stress.  Sarah received her Bachelor of Social Work Degree at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and Master of Social Work Degree at University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work.

Sarah offers a trauma-informed and individualized approach.  Sarah implements techniques of mindfulness, solution-focused, narrative, family systems, attachment/ attunement, cognitive and behavioral interventions. Sarah partners with her clients to identify practical interventions that cultivate success in everyday life.

Sarah provides a supportive environment where you can work through difficult emotions and achieve personal growth.  Sarah strives to assist you in processing trauma, conflicts, and everyday stress so that you may be your most healthy self and experience a more connected and fulfilled life.

Education

University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work
MSW

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief/ Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Anger Management
  • Attention/ ADHD
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 with a strong passion for patient and family centered care. Although coming from a family of teachers, Seth had always aspired to be Medical Provider. He obtained his first bachelor’s degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) in 2003. 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. His 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 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 did not only focus on his patients, he also supported family members of patients with mental health disorders. Through this, 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, he felt the calling to help combat mental health crises. This motivated him to pursue a degree as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

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
Shane Kelsey
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shane Kelsey, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

Shane’s ideal client is someone who believes they are ready to change. He understands that clients come from all walks of life, backgrounds, and experiences. Shane believes that the most important person in the therapeutic process is the client and not the therapist. It is the job of the therapist to help the client to facilitate their progress and support them in ways that best fit who they are as a person. A good client is anyone willing to take the first step by asking for help.

Through over 8 years in mental health Shane have made a concerted effort to constantly find ways to expand his professional experience. Over this time he has worked with a variety of teams in group & individual settings. Using DBT, CBT, Person-centered therapies. Shane works to put myself in positions to learn useful information from both my colleagues and clients.

Shane is well aware of how difficult it can be to take the first step to come to therapy or engage with a new therapist. He encourages potential clients to reach out with any questions they may have. He knows that therapeutic fit is the most important part of therapy and is always available to answer questions/concerns even if he may not be the best fit for them.

Education

University of Baltimore
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Substance Abuse
  • Teen and Adolescent Therapy
  • Family 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
Tia Gross
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tia Gross, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

Tia Gross is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland who has 14 years experience partnering with adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, women’s issues and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Towson University and received her Master of Science in Applied Psychology - Counseling from University of Baltimore.   

Tia utilizes relational, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual.

Tia seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths, working through adversities, and empower you to create new, meaningful, and fulfilling chapters in your life.

Education

University of Baltimore
Master's in Applied Psychology-Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Women’s issues
  • Relationship issues
Xiomara Arrieta
Self Pay Rate: $99

Xiomara Arrieta, LCSW-C

Philosophy of Care

I have worked in several settings including both outpatient and inpatient mental health clinics. I spent several years working as an outpatient mental health therapist to young children and families in the foster care system. I also specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, cultural assimilation issues, women's issues, symptom management and couples counseling.

I feel that taking a diverse approach which draws from various modalities, is the best way to work with people. My ultimate goal as a clinician, is to help people feel as if they are in a healthy environment where they are supported and feel empowered to achieve their goals.

I look forward to working with you as you embark on things in life.

Education

Fordham University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Family Dynamics
  • Unhelpful Thinking Patterns
  • Mood Regulation
Duarte Aguiar
Self Pay Rate: $99

Duarte Aguiar, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

Duarte Aguiar is licensed in the state of Maryland as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and is a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC). He is a graduate of Loyola University with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Duarte has 5 years’ experience providing therapy in Maryland to a diverse client-base in a variety of clinical settings including school-based (adolescent and adult), substance abuse/recovery clinic, marriage and family, individual, groups, and psychoeducation. Duarte specializes in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma-Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Approach, and Pastoral Counseling to treat various diagnoses. 

Duarte’s philosophy of care as a spiritually oriented therapist consists of a holistic perspective of the person(s) present in therapy. Inspired and informed by the person-centered approach, Duarte believes in the value of being present in a non-judgmental, therapeutic relationship while helping to challenge the client(s) to live up to THEIR own expectations. With that said, Duarte believes in bringing the client’s own beliefs, aspirations, and values to the forefront and using those unique aspects of the client’s virtues to guide the development of a trusting and open therapeutic atmosphere. 

Duarte is committed to providing a safe space where the client can feel heard, accepted, encouraged and even challenged. 

Education

Loyola University Maryland
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • PTSD 
  • Grief/loss
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Substance use/abuse/recovery
  • Anger and stress management
  • Oppositional and conduct disorders
  • Marriage and family issues
  • Catholic Counseling

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