Germantown, MD Counselors and Life Coaches

Get affordable in-person or online care — we accept most major insurances and have self-pay rates as low as $99.

Meet Our Providers


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
Ebonique McClinnahan
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Ebonique McClinnahan, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

Education

Grand Canyon University
Master’s of Science in Nursing Education

Specialties 

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

Janay Taylor, LCSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Janay Taylor is a Licensed Certified Social Worker, Clinical (LCSW-C) 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 completed both her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Salisbury University. She comes from an environment of working with people involved in the Child Welfare system, guiding them towards reunifying children with birth families.

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

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

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

Education

Walden University
Master of Science

Specialties

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

Nadine Kakanou, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Walden University
PMHNP

Specialties

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

Seth Owusu-Kwarteng, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

George Washington University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

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

Megan Mills, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

Megan Mills is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who is committed to providing quality treatment for anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, adjusting to life changes, and other issues. Megan has over 8 years of experience helping children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples for treatment of mental illnesses in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Megan completed her Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Community Counseling at Johns Hopkins University. She has also 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, nonjudgmental 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.

Education

Master of Science in Clinical Community Counseling
Johns Hopkins University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Adjusting to life changes
  • Addiction
  • Couples / Family counseling
Janet Hawkins-Pope
Self Pay Rate: $130

Janet Hawkins-Pope, LCSW

Janet Hawkins-Pope is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) that has over 10 years of experience working with adults, couples, and families from a variety of backgrounds, including veterans and active military members. She specializes in treating dysfunctional relationships, depression, anger management, adjustment disorders, anxiety, family conflict, grief, loss, trauma, and PTSD.

Janet has a 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 give her a wealth of experience to apply in working with her clients.

She prides herself on providing her clients with a tailored treatment that can be integrated into their daily lives. Janet supports her clients toward self-empowerment and brings a wealth of professional and life experience to help clients on their journey of healing.

Audrey Elkinson
Self Pay Rate: $130

Audrey Elkinson, LCSW-C, ATR-BC

Audrey Elkinson is a Licensed Certified Clinical Social Worker and Board-Certified Art Therapist (LCSW-C, ATR-BC)with more than 10 years of professional experience working with children, teens, and adults who have been struggling to cope with anxiety, depression, family conflict, dysfunctional relationships, behavioral issues, poor coping skills, oppositional defiance disorder, low self-esteem, women's issues, chronic stress, and more.

Audrey received her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, where she was a research assistant to the Financial Social Work Initiative.  She then completed a certificate program in Forensic Social Work at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Audrey has also earned a Master's degree in Art Therapy from George Washington University. She has 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.

Audrey believes in the uniqueness of each client and is eclectic in her approach to treatment and uses multiple modalities. Audrey often uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT), and art therapy. As an individual, couple, or family, you'll be able to work side by side with Audrey to start making progress towards a better quality of life and improved mental health.

Marie Delices
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
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: 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
Self Pay Rate: $99

Martha Harris, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Martha Harris is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Board-Certified Approved Supervisor. Martha specializes in treating anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, life transitions, racial or cultural identity issues, grief/loss, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), family or peer conflicts, and other issues. She has an extensive history working with various ages ranges, however she focuses her treatment on college-age and older. Martha completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and her Master of Science (MS) in Counseling Psychology at McDaniel College.

Martha's main goal as a counselor is to support and provide new ways of viewing life in the present versus the future or past. In her role, she uses the analogy of providing seeds of change, so 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. Martha is a strengths-based, person-centered, solution-based counselor who approaches each therapy session focused on the needs of each individual and will tailor specific interventions to fit those specific needs.

Education

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
McDaniel College

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
Self Pay Rate: $99

Katie Murray, LCSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Katie Murray is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical who 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. She helps to empower their sense of confidence, self-awareness, and emotional regulation throughout the course of therapy. Katie is a welcoming and affirming therapist for members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

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 help with the transition to adulthood 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.

Katie maintains a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach with all clients. The basis of her work with clients is supported by the frameworks of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), 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.

Education

Salisbury University
Masters of Social Work

Specialties

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

Schedule a session with a Thriveworks provider

Our providers help people make meaningful advances in their lives. We accept most insurances, and offer weekend and evening sessions.

Rated 4.5 overall from 10,849 Google reviews

Location details

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Germantown is located in Executive Park Circle on Executive Park Ct. To find our building, turn either left or right (depending on your direction) into Executive Park Cir. from Wisteria Dr., and turn at the third cross street. Our building is across the street from Germantown Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and Seneca Dental Care, and shared by Potomac Nephrology, among other businesses. The closest bus stop is Wisteria Dr. & 17941.

Phone number (240) 949-6808
Ratings
★★★★ 4.00 (20 reviews)
Address 19805 Executive Park Cir,
Germantown, MD 20874
Office Hours Shown in ET
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Support team hours Shown in ET
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm

Client reviews
See why our clients love our providers. Leave a review on Google

Locations Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Germantown Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Germantown

Join the movement — gain access to expert mental health tips and discussions, delivered directly to your inbox.