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Meet our staff

Carolina Carbajal
In network with:
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Carolina Carbajal, LPC

My passion for counseling is very transparent. I enjoy providing my clients with highly effective tools and strategies to promote wellbeing and positive change. My utmost priority is establishing a safe and comfortable environment to foster growth, insight, empowerment, and healing. 

I incorporate different treatment modalities to meet the needs of the client and tailor my sessions utilizing cognitive behavioral, strength-based, solution-focused and person-centered approaches. Based on the concerns or needs of the client, I am sure to provide my clients with the most effective tools and strategies to overcoming the challenges that are preventing clients from cultivating meaningful and fulfilling lives.

I have experience working with all age groups. I started my clinical career in child and adolescent psychopathology and working with individuals on the Autism spectrum. I have extensive experience in multi-cultural counseling treating complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, conduct disorder, mood disorders, adjustment and life transitions. My previous work experience has been in the field of multi-systemic therapy, applied behavior analysis, domestic violence, trauma therapy and anger management. I am also bilingual and can provide sessions in Spanish.

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” -Henry Ford

Gwendolyn Harter
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
In process of being in network with:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $99

Gwendolyn Harter, LCSW-C

Life in the 21st Century is abounding with technology that helps us find opportunities to be our true selves but it also comes with anxiety, depression, traumas, relationship issues, and family life with seemingly no precedent for you to follow. Have you avoided therapy because you didn’t feel comfortable having to explain yourself and your hobbies? Maybe cosplaying at your favorite conventions, hitting the Ren Faire, or playing MMOs? Maybe you’d rather stay home and knit instead of going out with friends? How about trying to find someone who knows what a subreddit is and also kink and poly friendly? Look no further!

I work with adolescents and adults to accept their true selves and to live their best lives. My office is a sanctuary for free speech. It is a brave space to explore yourself and your place in the world. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Trauma Systems Therapy. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. What that means to me is that it is important to understand you and your environment. Your anxiety, depression, mood disorders, obsessive disorders, phobias, PTSD, and co-occurring substance abuse is something we can work on together.

I have additional experience working with people on the autism spectrum, family and partners of people on the spectrum, those who are pre and post-op for bariatric surgery, adoption issues, grief and loss, parenting issues, and family therapy. I have also been an activist and therapist for the LGB and especially T community for the last 6 years.

 

Stacey Jaundoo
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $100

Stacey Jaundoo, LCPC

Stacey Jaundoo is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who earned her Master of Education degree in Counseling from Howard University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Bridgewater State University.  Stacey has over 20 years of experience counseling and consulting. After 10 years of working in the public school sector, Stacey transitioned to private practice where she enjoyed working with adults and couples.

Stacey believes in empowering and strengthening the growth of individuals to live fulfilling lives by helping them develop effective coping skills as they deal with life stressors, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. She specializes in treating adults (18+) and couples and offers Christian Counseling to those who share an interest. Stacey also provides Vision Board workshops, training, and consulting.

Elizabeth Santiago
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Carefirst BCBS
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $65

Elizabeth Santiago, LCPC

Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional Counselor in VA and GA. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Community Counseling both from Argosy University in Atlanta, GA. She obtained a certification in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University in 2015. She is a Hispanic therapist whom fluently speaks Spanish and English. Since 2012, she has worked with at-risk teenagers, ages 12-19, whom are struggling with addiction, trauma, anger, low self-esteem, cutting behaviors and dysfunctional parental relationships. Elizabeth has also worked with individuals and families living with co-occurring mental illnesses including addiction, anxiety, depression, and trauma. She has been an advocate for victims of Domestic Violence as well as Victims of Sex Trafficking. She has experience working with couples whom are struggling with marital or relationship problems. She incorporates unconventional yet highly effective therapeutic interventions such as Art therapy, Music therapy, Drama therapy, Expressive therapy, and Gesalt's Empty Chair techniques, in session, to facilitate cognitive or psychological breakthroughs. Elizabeth specializes in working with individuals living with a Shame/Guilt Based Thinking and helps these individuals overcome these life-long, deep rooted, negative thinking patterns. In sessions, Elizabeth will utilize various therapeutic techniques including; Person-Centered, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Behavior Therapy and Brief Strategic Therapy to promote change. Elizabeth's professional approach when working with clients is to meet each person where they are and build them up by creating a safe, accepting, and trusting therapeutic environment.

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Carolina, is a caring and empathetic individual. I felt heard and understood since I walked in to see her. She...Read more

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Stacey Scott has exceptional ability to listen.

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I am glad that I made the decision to work with Stacey Scott. She is an exceptional listener. Ms. Scott is com...Read more

mitted to her clients. Stacey is intentional about ensuring her clients are successful and thrive. Stacey takes the the time to listen and helps with developing strategies that are effective. Stacey Scott is a professional. I am so glad I had an opportunity to talk with her and even happier that she listened.

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