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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
Johanté Webb
Self Pay Rate: $99

Johanté Webb, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

Johanté Webb is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Maryland who has spent more than 8 years working with adults, couples, and teens who are 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's degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University and received her Master's degree 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 (CBT), interpersonal therapy, strengths-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. Work together as a team to start making progress towards your personal goals, in and outside of sessions.

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
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 with a dedication to providing compassionate and patient centered care. Mercy is licensed in the state of Maryland and has an extensive background in the healthcare field. She is experienced in helping clients struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment issues, and ADHD. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bowie State University in 2009, and received her Master of Science 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 is a lover of arts and music. She enjoys painting on her free time and loves to travel and explore nature. She 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

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
Nelley Acheampong-Buadu
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Nelley Acheampong-Buadu, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Nelley Acheampong-Buadu is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC). Nelley zealously manages and treats patients remotely with a wide range of mental health concerns including but not limited to Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Addictions. She obtained a Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialization, from Walden University. Leveraging her experience, education and comprehensive clinical skillset Nelley provides a well-rounded healthcare experience by thoroughly assessing each patient’s concerns, medical history, and traumatic experiences, in search of potential triggers that may be contributing to the identified ailment. 

Utilizing evidence-based guidelines merged with clinical experience, personal observation, Nelley seizes every opportunity to transparently communicate, educate, and advocate for each and every patient to promote a sense of fulfillment and improve patient’s overall quality of life. 

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Addictions

 

Nicole Myers
Self Pay Rate: $99

Nicole Myers, Supervisee in Social Work, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Nicole is a Licensed Master Social Worker who has over 7 years of experience providing therapeutic services to adults and children experiencing a wide range of mental health challenges. She is a generalist practitioner that has very specific training and experience in treating most mood disorders, grief, trauma, substance use disorders, and LGBTQ+/gender identity issues within adolescents and adults under the age of 65.

Nicole received her Master's of Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore in 2019. She utilizes Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and mindfulness-oriented therapies such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and Dialectical (DBT). These modalities are skill-oriented therapies that teach practical skills to minimize active symptoms.

Nicole's work focuses on teaching new skills and behaviors to disrupt and replace maladaptive ones. Then, she helps you work on practicing those skills in a variety of situations that would usually induce a stress response. Together, you will explore and implement healthy coping mechanisms and communication skills to foster healthy thinking patterns and mental strength.

Nicole is a therapist that truly believes building a warm and trusting rapport with her clients is the basis for eye-opening work. Her goal is to provide a safe, therapeutic and judgment-free space to allow for full transparency and accountability during sessions. She strives to help clients see they are not alone on this journey to mental wellness and with the right navigation their goals are attainable.

Education

University of Maryland - Baltimore
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Grief
Patricia Robison
Self Pay Rate: $129

Patricia Robison, Psychologist

Philosophy of Care

Patricia Robison is a Licensed Psychologist (LP) in the state of Maryland with more than 15 years of experience working with young adults and adults seeking assistance with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, identity issues, transition issues, stress, grief, and loss.

She earned her MA and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from the Fielding Graduate University. She also has a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Thomas Jefferson University and certifications from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing and the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. Patricia uses an integral approach with key insights and interventions from pharmacological, psychodynamic, cognitive, humanistic, existential, multicultural, and transpersonal approaches to psychotherapy. This inclusive stance confronts the breadth of psychological complexity and meets the needs of each unique person without blending the approaches into one.

Patricia seeks to form a warm, caring, and collaborative therapeutic relationship with you to build on your strengths and understand you–mind, body, heart, and spirit–so that she is able to help you meet your goals and live the meaningful life you seek and desire.

Education

Masters in Psychology
PhD in Psychology
Fielding Graduate University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief/Loss
  • Identity
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Stress management
  • Relationships

 

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 with a strong passion for patient and family centered care. Although coming from a family of teachers, Seth had always aspired to be Medical Provider. He obtained his first bachelor’s degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) in 2003. 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. His 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 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 did not only focus on his patients, he also supported family members of patients with mental health disorders. Through this, 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, he felt the calling to help combat mental health crises. This motivated him to pursue a degree as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

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
Stacey Gray
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stacey Gray, LCSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Stacey Gray is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has experience in community outpatient mental health, school-based support, and residential treatment centers working with individuals across the life span who are dealing with various mental health concerns that inhibit them from living their lives to the fullest potential. Stacey specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who are seeking help with depression, mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, co-occurring disorders, and family and relationship stressors.

Stacey graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a Master's in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She believes that the client leads the treatment process and adapts the interventions according to what is most appropriate at the time. She uses a variety of treatment interventions during treatment including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoanalytic, mindfulness, behavioral modification techniques, and psychoeducation.

Stacey’s primary focus during the treatment process is to ensure that the client feels that there is hope for change. Regardless of what you have experienced or are currently experiencing there is an opportunity for healing.

Education

University of Maryland School of Social Work
Masters in Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Family and Relationship Stressors
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Academic/Career Issues
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
Tzu-Yu"Alice" Kan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tzu-Yu “Alice” Kan, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

Tzu-Yu (Alice) Kan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York. Alice has extensive experience working with culturally diverse clients on various mental health issues related to depression, anxiety, anger management, grief, trauma, hallucination, delusion, cultural identity, and relationships. She interned at a substance abuse program, where she assisted individuals in understanding their addiction, helped slowly reduce the use, and eventually helped maintain abstinence. After her internship, Alice joined a program assisting the severe mental illness population, specializing in serving minority groups and immigrants.

Alice completed her Master of Education (MEd) and her Master of Arts (MA) in Mental Health Counseling at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a trilingual therapist who speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese fluently. Alice’s approach in counseling is person-centered, strength-based, and goal-oriented. She believes that establishing trust and having a collaborative therapeutic relationship are both crucial in the therapy session. Clients know themselves the best and Alice believes that in order to assist them, they must explore their issues, discover their inner-self, and eventually self-actualize.

Alice will serve as a map for you while you are lost in your journey. Do you feel stuck in your current life and don’t know where to go? Do you feel overwhelmed with what is going on around you? Have you experienced loss, trauma, and constantly feel hopeless in life? Don’t hesitate to seek out help. Alice will make sure to provide you with a safe, warm, and comfortable space to speak about your issues and support you in going through difficult times in your life.

Education

Teachers College, Columbia University
Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling
Master of Education

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Coping Skills
  • Relationships
  • Stress
Mohammed Abdullah
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mohammed Abdullah, LCPC

Mohammed Abdullah is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) and Board-Certified Clinical Supervisor (BCCS). He has more than 20 years of experience working with clients of all ages to help them learn to better manage the effects of chronic stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger issues, behavioral disorders, academic-related stressors, dysfunctional relationships, family life difficulties, and men and women's issues.

Mohammed utilizes humanistic approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychoanalytic methods, among others to successfully assist his clients. The foundation of his work relies on building a healthy client-therapist relationship.

Mohammed puts a lot of emphasis towards building trust and fostering a healthy and open line of communication. His goals during each session are to promote growth and to build upon the strengths that his clients already have.

Leo Fraser
Self Pay Rate: $99

Leo Fraser, LCSW-C

Leo Fraser is an LCSW-C who has 10+ years of experience serving adults and adolescents seeking help within outpatient facilities, hospitals, and nonprofits. He completed his Masters of Social Work, specializing in mental health. His approach is psychodynamic mixed with CBT and Solution Focused using a collaborative approach. He believes in working in the present using your strengths to accomplish your goals.

Leo also has extensive experience working with patients dealing with addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, work stressors and more. The services he provides are to alleviate life stressors in order to support the client in discovering fulfillment and contentment with current life circumstances. Schedule a session & partake in the process of learning more about you.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relational Issues
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.

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