Meet our Counselors and Life Coaches


Audrey Elkinson
In network with:
  • Carefirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Mutliplan
  • Optima
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

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.

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

Elizabeth Santiago

(Operates as Life Coach with Clients Outside MD)

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

Janet Hawkins-Pope
In network with:
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Janet Hawkins-Pope, LCSW

Janet is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has over twenty years serving the needs of military members and their families. She is certified in the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP), which draws upon proven strategies from cognitive behavioral couple’s therapy. Cores skills include communication, conflict management, emotional safety and problem solving. All core skills can be used individually as well. Janet also specializes in working with domestic and child abuse. Janet has over 14 years providing services to individuals and their families.

Janet graduated from California State University; San Bernardino. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. She has been licensed as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of Nebraska and Maryland. She is also a Board Certified Diplomate, in Clinical Social Work, the highest certification which is recognized at the national level.

Janet’s education and diverse background in both the military and private sector 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. 

Marie Delices
In network with:
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • United
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Carefirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
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.

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

Martha Harris, LPC

Martha is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Martha graduated from McDaniel College receiving her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and Master's in Counseling Psychology. Martha has extensive history working with various ages ranges as young as 4 to matured as 60+.

Martha is a strengths-based counselor; utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-based therapy, and person-centered approaches to tailor specific interventions to assist each individual she is assisting.

Martha shares her main goal as a therapist is “to support and provided new ways of viewing life in the present verses the future or past. I like to uses the analogy of my role as providing seeds of change that when you are ready and able you will have the ability to plant, nurture, and watch the seeds of your life grow into the flowers of your new normal”.

Martha is born and raised in the DMV. In her spare time, Martha enjoys spending time with family and friends, engaging in community service activities in her local area, playing her instruments, exercising, and spending time with her pets.

Some of Martha’s areas of expertise include:

  • Anger Management
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child/Adolescent
  • Coping skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbances
  • Family Conflicts
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationship
  • Parental Training
  • Racial Identity/Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Forgiveness
  • Stress
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women’s Issues

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