Meet our Providers

Alexandria Grey
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alexandria “Adria” Grey, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

Adria Grey is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland who has 10 years of experience supporting children, adolescents, and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from George Mason University and received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University.

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

Adria seeks to establish a person-centered and caring relationship with you in order to assist in the road towards your individual goals and life exploration.

Education

Walden University
MS Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions and adjustment
  • Trauma
  • Anger management
  • Substance issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Women’s Issues
Anne Donohue
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Anne Donohue, LCSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Anne Donohue is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical in the state of Maryland with more than 20 years of experience in various mental health settings. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from California State University Long Beach in 1995, and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University in 1991. 

Anne approaches counseling as a collaboration between counselor and client and utilizes a client-centered, strength-based approach to care. She works to provide a supportive, nonjudgmental space in which she can help clients work towards meaningful change.

Education

California State University- Long Beach
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Academic and Work Issues
  • Grief and Loss
Canicia Anyiatem
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: 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
Danielle Irving
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Danielle Irving, Resident in Counseling, LGPC

Philosophy of Care

Danielle Irving is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. She completed her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling, and Education Specialist Degree in Counseling from Hampton University. She brings 5 years of experience providing behavioral and mental health services in various settings to diverse populations across the lifespan.

Danielle utilizes person-centered, solution focused, and cognitive behavioral approaches to therapy while fostering creativity and flexibility to meet the unique needs of each individual. Her aspiration is to support to individuals, couples, and families processing emotions, experiences, life challenges and transitions while providing a safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental space.

Danielle seeks to establish a warm, genuine, and caring relationship with you to assist in building on your strengths, promoting growth, self-awareness, and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

Hampton University
Master of Arts Degree in Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Depression
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Women’s issues
  • Career/Employment Counseling
  • Grief/Loss
  • Relationship issues
Ebonique McClinnahan
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: 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
Ebun Akinyemi
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Ebun Akinyemi, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Ebun Akinyemi is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in Maryland with seven years’ experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges; first, as a nurse, and now as a psych nurse practitioner. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and has a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University, specializing in psychiatric-mental health nursing.

Ebun collaborates with clients to ensure individualized care for clients with mental health challenges. She utilizes evidence-based practice to assess, diagnose, and treat clients.

Ebun seeks to create a caring partnership with clients, ensuring that the client has the support they need through their journey to wellness.

Education

Walden University
MSN

Specialties

  • Medication Management
Francine Kamhoua
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Francine Kamhoua, CRNP-PMH

Philosophy of Care

Imagine feeling anxious, stressed, and not knowing where to get help. You require someone who cares by your side. Our goal is to build a lifelong-lasting relationship with each patient through mutual trust and respect.

Francine Kamhoua is a board-certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who practices in Bethesda, MD. She has over seven years of nursing experience. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Keuka College and completed her Master's degree in Nursing from Walden University. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Francine Kamhoua provides a unique, compassionate, evidence-based, patient-centered, and holistic approach to care. She specializes in assessing, diagnosing, and treating multiple mental and psychiatric disorders. Her overall goal is for each person to attain his/her optimum well-being and long-term happiness. She also speaks ​French​.

If you are struggling emotionally, do not hesitate to contact her to book an appointment in person or via tele-health.

Education

Walden University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

● Anxiety
● Depression
● Medication Management

Jane Tsamoh
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Jane Tsamoh, CRNP-PMH

Philosophy of Care

***Jane speaks English and French***

Jane is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 10 years of psychiatric mental health/behavioral health nursing experience. Jane conducts psychiatric evaluations, diagnoses, and treats individuals with psychiatric mental health disorders across the lifespan (children, adolescents, adults, and older adults). Jane is a people’s person who uses her interpersonal skills to develop good rapports and build collaborative therapeutic partnerships with individuals in treatment. Jane values and practices person-centered, trauma-informed, recovery-focused, culturally competent, and innovative care.

Education

Walden University

Specialties

  • Major depressive disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Persistent depressive disorder and other mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)/ Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) 
  • Trauma-related disorders-Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia spectrum disorders-schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, and psychotic disorders not otherwise specified
  • Substance use disorders
  • Personality disorders and challenging behaviors
Maureen Tabansi
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Maureen Tabansi, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Maureen Tabansi is a licensed Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Maryland who has over 13 years experience as a nurse; she is a caring, people oriented, optimistic, empathetic and enthusiastic person. She completed her Masters in Science from Walden University and graduated as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2019. Since her graduation, she has worked as a clinician in both outpatient and inpatient facilities to provide care to both adults and children seeking help with Bipolar, anxiety, depression and adjustment issues.

Maureen employs a non-judgmental innovation in problem solving, she possess good communication skills, she has great stamina, acquires a good sense of humor, and her commitment to client advocacy makes her strive to take her clients to their highest functional level.

Maureen uses her critical thinking skills acquired through her years of education and training to build a caring environment and relationship which her clients in other to map out an individualized treatment plan in collaboration with the client to achieve a desired common goal.

Education

Maryland
Masters Degree

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Adjustment issues
  • Conduct issues
  • Personality issues
  • ADHD
Nadine Kakanou
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: 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
Nina Davachi
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Nina Davachi, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, couples, children, and families who are facing a challenge and are looking for support. My experience in clinical practice allows me to assist with goal-directed activities and work to achieve change. A large part of my work is helping clients manage their anxiety or depression and to take concrete steps towards a more adaptive future. We work together to accomplish your goals.

I will support you in gaining insight that drives positive behavioral changes and helps you accept, rather than fight change. My approach is integrative and I incorporate different modalities to address issues. Collaboratively, we will decide on which approach is the best fit for you.

I have experience with a variety of issues, ages, and cultures, and find meaning in helping clients overcome barriers to becoming their best selves.

Education

Argosy University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Families
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Self-Harm
  • CBT
  • DBT
Oladipo Adedeji
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Oladipo Adedeji, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

Oladipo Adedeji is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland, and Resident in Counseling in Virginia. He has 6 years of experience providing individual and group psychotherapy to clients of various demographics (ages 4-65). He earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bowie State University and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. Oladipo seeks to understand the perspective of his clients and the stressful experiences negatively affecting their daily lives.

He uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and spiritually integrated psychotherapy to address concerns of clients, groups, and families. As clients exercise greater awareness and acceptance of themselves and their circumstances, both painful and pleasant, they often experience change.

People across the lifespan often experience low self-esteem, low motivation, irregular moods, discrimination, poor impulse control, family stress, school-related or work-related conflict, substance abuse, and grief. Oladipo partners with those experiencing these barriers to help them cope and develop more meaningful
relationships in their communities.

Education

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Loyola University Maryland

Specialties

• ADHD
• Anxiety
• Cultural issues
• Depression
• Grief
• Learning disabilities
• Men’s issues
• Self-esteem
• Spiritual and religious issues
• Trauma and adjustment disorders

Tiffany Burke
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tiffany Burke, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Tiffany Burke is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and Maryland. She has 9 years of experience providing individualized services to adults struggling with mental health and substance use. Tiffany completed her undergraduate work at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville with a double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice and received her Master of Arts in Counseling at Lindenwood University in Belleville, IL.

Tiffany uses cognitive behavior therapy to challenge thoughts; motivational interviewing to illicit change talk; and a strengths based approach to help clients address their concerns and manage everyday struggles in a healthier way.

Tiffany strives to develop a trusting, caring and respectful relationship and seeks to recognize each person’s individuality and meet them where they are to achieve their goals and meet their needs. She provides a safe space for her clients to be able to discuss whatever is on their mind at that time. Tiffany believes in complete transparency as it affords the trusting and caring
environment she intends to provide.

Education

Lindenwood University
Master of Arts in Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Self esteem
  • Substance use
Tolulope Lawson-John
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Tolulope Lawson-John, PMHNP, CRNP

Philosophy of Care

Tolulope Lawson-John is a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner licensed in Maryland, who specializes in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating various mental health conditions not limited to Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD, Psychoses, and Substance abuse disorders. She has over ten years of clinical experience working in diverse clinical practice and settings (including hospital, long term care, primary practice and Corrections) which have tutored her to be empathetic and compassionate while still providing evidence-based practice in treating patients.

Tolulope believes in removing the stigma from mental illness, thereby making treatment and recovery possible. She is proficient in conducting thorough psychiatric evaluation and evidence-based medication management. She believes in holistic, patient-centered approach to psychiatry, with individual touch.

Tolulope obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN, FNP) from Coppin State University. She completed her Post Masters in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) at Washburn University. Besides English, she speaks Yoruba fluently.

Education

Washburn University
Post Masters in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Ages 18+
  • Medication Management
Quintin Talley
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Quintin Talley, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

Quintin Talley is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland, and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of VA (he accepts self pay in VA). Quintin has nearly 10 years of experience working with adults (18 - 90) and children (5-17), in a number of therapeutic settings. Quintin has experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. He has helped clients to work through issues related to anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, school problems, career/job stress, communication problems in marriages and relationships, trauma, and other behavioral concerns. Quintin has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bowie State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Towson University. 

Quintin uses CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) based, person centered, mindfulness, solution focused, play therapy, and family systems interventions to help his clients meet their therapeutic goals. Quintin also provides coaching and counseling to couples and marriages having difficulty with communication and other relationship stressors. 

Quintin is very warm and approachable, yet intuitive. He understands that change can be difficult, and structuring a therapy plan that is both realistic and challenging is the key to making lasting change. Quintin understands that every individual is unique, and needs a customized approach in order to become the best versions of themselves.

Education

Towson University
Master's in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Marriage/Relationship issues 
  • Social Interaction 
  • Men’s issues 
  • Family dynamics 
  • Self-Esteem 
  • Children (5-17) 
  • Grief and loss 
  • Life Transitions
PatrickJ. Hogan
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Patrick J. Hogan, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

Pat Hogan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland.

Growth, change and renewal are central to Pat’s counseling philosophy.

Pat works with life transitions, adjustment challenges, end-of-life/grief, dementia and aging, and men’s issues.  Pat finds that many people are searching for meaning and connection. He believes, as Pierre Teilhard de Chardin wrote, that "We are not human beings on a spiritual journey, we are spiritual beings on a human journey,” meaning that each of us has inherent value and worth regardless of our circumstances and that each of us has the capacity for abundance and joy in life.

Pat works with each person’s strengths to focus on practical solutions and effective coping strategies. He has a Masters in Pastoral Counseling and recognizes that within each of us is a source of healing, creativity, resilience and vitality. Pat has decades of experience in spiritual practice, a touchstone for supporting clients in their own lives.

Pat is known for his caring and involved presence and is ready to assist you in your growth. Whatever you do, remember to keep investing in yourself, in your life, not because everything will go as planned but because your abilities, strengths and self-confidence will create a more positive and healthful you!

Education and Licensure

Pat Hogan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland.
Masters in Pastoral Counseling

Specialties 

  • Adjustment concerns
  • Life transitions
  • Spiritual/faith-based counseling
  • Loss/Bereavement/Anticipatory grief
  • Stress management
  • Men’s issues
  • Dementia and aging care-related support and education
Esther Saggurthi
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Esther Saggurthi, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

The mere thought of therapy can be daunting, while in actuality most of us ask for advice from those around us everyday. What makes therapy different from asking a coworker, friend or relative for their advice, is my approach to therapy. I believe therapy is allowing you the space to work out issues, the space to feel free and learn about yourself in new ways. Therapy is looking at your thoughts and behavioral patterns for maximum effectiveness to your desired goals. 

I practice mostly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Gestalt Therapy, with an overall holistic approach to counseling. The type of therapy modality used, or combination thereof is based on how best to meet YOUR needs. 

I see my job as having you look in a mirror at your inner self and decide if there is anything you would want to work on improving. I am here to support you in those endeavors. I will not do the work for you. I can not promise you all sunshine and rainbows. I will not have all the answers. I am human too. I will support you in any way I can, as you travel your journey of life, with all its surprises. 

My approach is best summed up in two quotes by Benjamin Franklin, “There are three things extremely hard:  steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Here’s to you, learning about yourself!

Education

Washington Adventist University
Master of Arts Clinical Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Panic/Phobias
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Aspergers
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Grief/Loss
  • Christian Counseling
Carolina Carbajal
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Carolina Carbajal, LPC

Philosophy of Care

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. The goal is for my clients to overcome the challenges that are preventing them 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

Education

Johns Hopkins University
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Autism
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment & Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger Management
Eric Yenchi
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Eric Yenchi, NP

My name is Eric Kowshoh Yenchi, I was born in Cameroon central Africa, I grew up in a small village in the North West region of Cameroon known as Babungo. Growing up in Cameroon, life was very tough, especially when it came to health care .There was just 1 health center in my village which was staffed with 1 nurse and a medical doctor who visited once every two months. This meant people who were very sick and could not wait till the arrival of the medical doctor had to drive for about 5 hours to the closest hospital in the town of Kumbo to get health care. This meant that many people who made the journey died due to bad roads, and sometimes the long waits that it took to see a medical doctor at the hospital.

The poor state of the health sector in my native country cost the lives of many of my family members, resulting in my resolve to become a medical professional so I could one day change the situation and help my community. With this in mind when I arrived the United States in 2006, I decided to study nursing. After graduating with my BSN in 2010, I decided to start my nursing career in a long term care facility taking care of geriatric patients with various illnesses confined to a nursing home. In January 2011, I visited my native country Cameroon for the first time, volunteered at the only clinic that was in my village. This time around they had more staff (4 nurses, and 1 medical doctor), which made my experience less tedious than I had anticipated. However, during this visit, I noticed that many of the people that were coming into the clinic with a mental illness were being turned away to traditional healers as the clinic did not have any experience dealing with mental illness.

With my observation, I decided to do a little research about mental health in Cameroon .What I found was not only shocking but was also very scary. I found out there were only two government hospitals in the country providing mental health services to 22 million people. Cameroon has 0.03 psychiatrists per 100, 000 of the population, and 0.2 psychiatric nurses per 100,000 of the population (psychology in Africa, 2013).Initiatives by private organizations in recent years have seen the creation of Mental Health hospital in Kumbo and BIMEHC, a mental health clinic in my village of Babungo.

With the acute shortage of these facilities and personnel, my focus changed. I realized there was not only a need for personnel but leadership to transform the mental health sector and sensitize the population about mental illness, as many attribute mental illness to witchcraft and spiritual curses. With this in mind, in 2011 I became a psychiatric nurse, enrolled and earned an MSN in Nursing Leadership in 2013.In 2015 I went to Cameroon, this time around I volunteered at Babungo Integrated Mental Health Care (BIMEHC) as a psychiatric nurse. During this service the main problem was the lack of a qualified practitioner for mental health. There was 1 psychiatrist coming from the capital every 6 months to meet with patients and prescribe medications for them. This acute shortage of mental health practitioners, has led me to believe that I can make a difference in the lives of those suffering from a mental illness by becoming a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Since becoming a psychiatric nurse , I have had various positions in the Mental health filed , from Charge nurse to , supervisor , and to Director of various mental health clinics in the Washington DC area .In November 2019  I passed my Boards to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner  and I am loving every minute of it .My short term goal is to continue providing services to those in need in and around my community , while my long term goal will be to someday own my own practice.

Farha Mowlana
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Farha Mowlana, LCPC

Sometimes we go through experiences that plant the seeds of self-doubt and shame or leave us confused and grappling for answers. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe environment for you to be able to process the complexities of life by self-exploration, to garner a deeper understanding of yourself through a holistic approach; taking into account the body, mind, spirit, and emotions in the quest for optimal wellness.

I specialize in addressing Trauma, Family relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction and Co-occurring disorders. I have experience working with people from all walks of life and know the importance of being culturally aware to each individual's needs. My approach is Strength-based, CBT oriented, Trauma-Focused, while incorporating Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing techniques.

I take the time to create personalized treatment plans with the recognition that we all have unique experiences that shape and assist us in overcoming the challenges we face.

Amara Toure
Accepting:
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Amara Toure, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Amara Toure is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with experience conducting psychiatric evaluations, diagnosing and treating individuals with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. He has experience providing care to patients of different populations (adolescents, adults, geriatrics and veterans), in different settings (inpatient, outpatient and homecare), with the goals of restoring, improving and stabilizing patients’ mental health. He completed his Master of Science in Nursing (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program) at Eastern Kentucky University. Prior to becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner, he received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Maryland school of Nursing. He worked as a psychiatric nurse and a medical surgical nurse at different private and public hospitals, and long-term care facilities, in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. His practice philosophy emanates from his nursing background that emphasize providing safe, compassionate, and empathetic patient-centered care. He strongly believes in a holistic approach to promote mental health and well-being, and he takes pride in delivering the best evidence based psychiatric care that is individualized to the needs of each patient.

Education

Eastern Kentucky University
Master of Science in Nursing (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner )

Specialties

  •  ADHD/ADD
  • Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder)
  • Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder)
  • PTSD
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