Meet Our Providers


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
Colleen Rogers
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Colleen Rogers, LCSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Colleen Rogers is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical in the state of Maryland, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia (she accepts self pay only in VA). Colleen has 15 years of experience working with adults, older adults, and families facing a variety of issues related to aging, including life transitions (retirement, relocation, etc.), caregiving, serious illness, and grief & loss. Colleen received a Bachelor of Social Work from James Madison University and a Master in Social Work from Hunter College.

Colleen utilizes supportive, person-centered, strength based, mindfulness based, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused approaches to therapy. Colleen works from a place of compassion and believes that every person is unique and possesses an inherent capacity for healing and growth. Colleen’s openness and genuine curiosity allow her to work successfully with a diverse client population.

Colleen seeks to establish a supportive relationship with you and to be present as you work to learn new skills, access inner resources and wisdom, and take meaningful action towards your goals.

Education

Hunter College
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Aging-related issues
  • Caregiving
  • Life transitions
  • Serious Illness
  • Death & Dying
  • Grief & Loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management

**Colleen offers in-person and virtual counseling

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

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

Janay Taylor, LCSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Janay Taylor is a Licensed Certified Social Worker, Clinical who has experience working with children and adults with a wide range of mental health needs. Janay is seeking to work with clients who are looking to receive guidance with depression, anxiety, parenting education, communication, and relationship issues. Janay comes from an environment of working with people involved in the Child Welfare system guiding them towards reunifying children with birth families. Janay completed both a Bachelors of Social Work and a Masters of Social Work from Salisbury University.

Janay utilizes empathetic listening, guided practice, collaboration, and strengths-based approaches to help clients reach their own understanding of how to make their life better. Janay works with clients to find a path to their own happiness.

Janay wants to build an understanding and accepting environment where people can feel confident about their own abilities in reaching and maintaining their goals with the ultimate outcome of living an enriching and meaningful life.

Education

Salisbury University
Masters of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Organization
  • Parenting
  • Relationship issues
  • Communication
  • Self-esteem
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
Johanté Webb
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Johanté Webb, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

Johanté Webb is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland who has worked with adults, couples, and teens experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, adjustment issues, and relationship concerns. Through her positive approach to counseling and advocacy for client self-care, Johanté has managed over 100 client cases from diverse backgrounds. Johanté completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Pepperdine University and received her Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. 

Johanté uses an eclectic approach to therapy to ensure a person-centered experience that clients value. She utilizes treatment interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, strength-based therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based therapy to help clients achieve their treatment goals.

Johanté is caring and motivated to collaborate with you. She seeks to help you improve your well-being and encourages you to live an optimal life.  

Specialties

  • Individuals and Couples
  • Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders
  • Stress management and Adjustment disorders
  • Self-esteem, Confidence and Communication issues
  • Attachment and Relationship concerns
  • Women’s issues
  • Grief and Loss
Karen Osborne
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $150: 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
Kavita Shanbhag
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
Self Pay Rate: $89

Kavita Shanbhag, LCPC

Are you thinking of writing the next chapter of your life? You may feel as if you are carrying the weight of the world every day, facing great difficulty letting go of those burdens, and feeling as if you are spinning your wheels. It may be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel due to common issues such as feelings of inadequacy due to unrealistic societal expectations, difficulty coping with traumatic event(s) or feeling unfit as a parent. I believe in an individual’s capacity to create change beyond their own belief about their potential. You also deserve to witness your ability to change whether you are seeking therapy for yourself or for your child.

For the past four years I have worked with clients of all ages. I have guided adult clients in creating progress through a combination of a Person-Centered and Solution-Focused approaches. The Person-Centered framework allows clients to gain self-awareness and self-acceptance in a non-judgemental environment. The Solution-Focused approach is future-oriented, which helps clients realize their potential through goal setting and measuring progress. I have used these approaches in treating the following concerns: Anxiety, Grief, Stress, Depression, Relationship Issues, Adjustment Disorders, and Abuse.

In working with children, I implemented elements of directive play therapy, client-centered play therapy and expressive therapies (i.e. through the use of drama, art, music) since it is the most natural communication mode for children and promotes healing with the inclusion of familial support. I have used these approaches in treating the following concerns: Grief/Loss, Anxiety, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Depression, Anger Management, Children of Alcoholics (COA)

Taking the initial steps in finding the right therapist may leave you feeling uneasy and apprehensive. My main goal is for you to feel comfortable with me so we can work as a team to address any challenges that you are experiencing and establish positive changes in writing the next chapter of your life. Please feel free to contact me at the Thriveworks (Germantown) location to schedule an appointment. I look forward to meeting you.

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
Nita Johnson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Coventry
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Value Options
  • Tricare
  • OptumHealth
Self Pay Rate: $99

Nita Johnson, LCSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Nita Johnson is a board certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker who loves her work, and has been in the mental health field for almost two decades. She is a warm, compassionate, empathetic, respectful listener that enjoys helping and working with adult individuals and couples. She specializes in women’s issues, relationship problems, mood disorders, anxiety, family issues, and stress management. Over the years, she has witnessed many clients heal, grow and make positive changes.

Nita provides an emotionally supportive, safe environment to learn and practice more effective communication to improve relationships with partners, friends and family. She utilizes an integrative approach including cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy and psychodynamic therapy. She will help you identify and prioritize objectives, and collaborate with you to develop strategies to achieve your goals.

Through your therapeutic work together, you will learn about yourself and with her help, you will find many answers within you. Let Nita have the honor of guiding you on your journey. There is hope for a happier, more fulfilling life.

Education

University of Maryland Baltimore County
Bachelor of Social Work
University of Maryland at Baltimore
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Mindful Based Approach
Rosa Joppy
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rosa Joppy, LCSW-C

Hope starts here. Even in the most challenging of times, where progress seems furthest out of our reach, there are seeds of positivity. Sometimes they're masked as obstacles, yes, but you have all the makings of someone capable of creating your best possible life. 

Together we will work through the challenges you bring to the table. Your strengths will come to the forefront. We can honor things that have happened either way back in the past or as recently as yesterday and healthily release them to clear your path, getting you one giant step closer to the peace and stability you deserve. 

As a Licensed Certified Clinical Social Worker, not only do I have the expertise to assist you in your journey, I also have access to resources to tailor services to your specific needs. My approach is personalized to fit your vision this experience. With a strengths-based lens, we will use a positive outlook to determine what best works for you. We all know life gets busy. My weekend availability gives you flexibility outside rush of the work week. Let's connect and explore the ways we can work together. 

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” Roy T. Bennett

Rosa specializes in the areas of:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Women's issues
  • Ethnic-Cultural issues
  • Trauma
  • Stress management
Stephanie Felde
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stephanie Felde, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Stephanie enjoys working with young adults struggling with the transition to adulthood and balancing all aspects of various life experiences. This includes new jobs, moves, loss or gaining of a spouse, recent loss of friends or family, familial changes, as well as depression, anxiety and stress from the world around us. If you need it, Stephanie provides job coaching and will help to create goals to follow to achieve and maintain a more well-rounded life. Stephanie is also open to just listening and offering suggestions and guidance when needed, and she enjoys talking through emotions to figure out the root causes. Stephanie is a listening ear, to empower you to make your own decisions to help alleviate stress and become a happier person.

Actively listening and offering insight, Stephanie helps you create and reach tangible goals to make the best decisions based on your specific needs. She uses motivational interviewing and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to help you gain insight into your own life. She believes you are in control of your life’s choices and behavior, and she is able to listen and offer advice to help.

Stephanie is passionate about helping people achieve their goals, big and small. If you experience depression, anxiety, or just need someone trustworthy to listen and offer insight, she is available nights and weekends. She can offer you a secular or Christian worldview if you prefer, and she is open to helping all ages and backgrounds. Please reach out to Stephanie today via email to schedule an appointment.

Education

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Masters of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Transitions
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
Megan Mills
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
Self Pay Rate: $99

Megan Mills, LCPC

Megan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor; she has a master's in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Megan is committed to providing quality services to children, adolescents, and adults. She has over 8 years of experience helping children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples for treatment of mental illnesses in inpatient and outpatient settings. She has also completed completed the Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Megan believes that the choice to enter therapy exhibits bravery and self-compassion. She seeks to provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment where people can share emotions and experiences and learn skills to improve confidence, communicate more effectively, change unhelpful thoughts or habits, and overcome past or current obstacles in order to move forward in their lives. Megan sincerely desires to support you in your counseling journey.

Megan has experience in treating:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Adjusting to life changes
  • Addiction
  • Couples / Family counseling
Janet Hawkins-Pope
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Carefirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $130

Janet Hawkins-Pope, LCSW

Janet is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has over twenty years of experience working with adults, couples and families from a variety of backgrounds including the military, and provides empathy and strength building. She supports her clients toward self-empowerment and brings a wealth of professional and life experience to help clients on their journey of healing.

She has significant background and training in relationship therapy, which includes communications, conflict management, emotional safety and problem solving. She enjoys working with couples to help them achieve greater insight and understanding into their relationship. Janet’s education and diverse background gives her a wealth of experience to apply in working with her clients. She prides herself on providing her clients with tailored treatment that can be integrated into their daily lives.

A sample of Janet’s areas of expertise include: Relationships, Depression, Anger Management, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety Family Conflicts, Grief/Loss, and Trauma/PTSD

Audrey Elkinson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Carefirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $130

Audrey Elkinson, LCSW-C, ATR-BC

Audrey believes in the uniqueness of each client.  She is eclectic in her approach to treatment and uses multiple modalities.  She focuses on the client’s strengths to assist in the navigation of life’s challenges.  She has experience working with individuals of all ages.  Audrey often uses CBT, DBT, and art therapy to address issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, parenting, and grief.

Audrey received her MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work, where she was a research assistant to the Financial Social Work Initiative.  She completed a certificate program in Forensic Social Work at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.  Audrey worked as a court evaluator at the Montgomery County Circuit Court, in Rockville, Maryland.  In that position, she conducted custody evaluations, testified as an expert witness in custody trials, taught co-parent education classes, and performed adoption home studies.  Prior to her role as a social worker, Audrey received a MA in Art Therapy from The George Washington University.  She worked as an art therapist for more than 15 years and is credentialed as an art therapist at the highest level possible, ATR-BC.  She was innovative in the development of art therapy programs for children, adults and families.   She studied and worked with world-renowned experts who studied ADHD, Mood Disorders, and HIV/AIDS.

Marie Delices
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marie Delices, LCSW-C

I love helping my clients identify where they are feeling stuck and learn what their triggers are so they can feel more in control of their lives. I encourage them to define for themselves what brought them to therapy, what they want from it, and then how it helped them change over the course of time. It is a unique relationship and support, offering perspectives that are not otherwise available. I emphasize that it takes courage, not weakness, to face difficult issues.

I have a client-centered, strength based approach, and use tools from a range of
therapy models. I’m committed   to build the therapeutic relationship with all my clients. I believe that people have many answers within themselves which can be accessed more quickly by working with a therapist.

As a therapist I believe that true change is possible and each person has the ability to create more space for peace and joy in their life. Through our work together, I can help you elicit your own strengths to help you change unhealthy behaviors; such as substance abuse, anxiety and depression.

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.

Martha Harris
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Martha Harris, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Martha is a strengths-based, person-centered, solution-based counselor who approaches each therapy session focused on the individualized need of each individual and will tailor specific interventions to fit the specific needs.

Martha shares her main goal as a counselor is to support and provided new ways of viewing life in the present verses the future or past. She utilized the analogy of her role as providing seeds of change that when you are ready and able you will have the skills to plant, nurture, and watch the seeds of your life grow into the flowers and trees that will create your new normal.

Education

Martha is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board-Certified Approved Supervisor. Martha graduated from McDaniel College receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. Martha has extensive history working with various ages ranges; however, focuses her treatment on college-age and older. 

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child/Adolescent and Parental Training
  • Depression
  • Family or Peer Conflicts/Relationships
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Racial or Cultural Identity/Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma/PTSD
Katie Murray
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Katie Murray, LCSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Katie is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical. She maintains a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach with all clients. Katie is a welcoming and affirming therapist for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. The basis of her work with clients is supported by the frameworks of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. Katie is on the national registry of therapists certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and specializes in working with individuals who have a history of acute and complex traumatic experiences. Katie works to provide her clients with education around mindfulness techniques, supporting them in gaining effective tools to manage presenting symptoms of PTSD, anxiety and depression, to help empower their sense of confidence, self-awareness and emotional regulation throughout the course of therapy.

Throughout her career, Katie has had a wide-range of experiences working with both teens and adults who are survivors of complex trauma. In addition to previous outpatient therapy, she has managed community-based programs providing transition to adulthood focused services for at-risk teens and adolescents with significant mental health needs. She served as a co-facilitator of evidence-based Multi-Family Psychoeducation Groups for families with a teen diagnosed with either bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Katie also spent six years as a therapist and Behavioral Health Director within the juvenile justice system and hardware secure settings, providing trauma-informed individual, family and substance abuse services.

Education

Salisbury University
Masters of Social Work

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Conduct disorders
  • Individuals undergoing a major adjustment or life transition
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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