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Counselors, Therapists, Psychologists in Towson, MD

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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
Emily Angerhofer
Self Pay Rate: $99

Emily Angerhofer, LCSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Emily Angerhofer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) with more than 12 years of professional experience. She believes in cultural humility, and restorative justice practices; she is also LGBTQI+ allied. Emily works with teens and adults to help them manage the effects of ADHD, oppositional defiance-related disorders, autism-related concerns or conditions, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and more.

Emily earned her Master's degree in Social work from the University of Maryland. She classifies herself a play-based therapist, utilizing narrative and expressive arts therapies. She believes children learn and grow best through play, and gain autonomy by naming and claiming their story. She also wants to support the full family system; adults need support and therapeutic interventions that will help them to live the life they most desire. Emily utilizes a mix of therapeutic techniques, and mindfulness practices to support adults along their journey.

With the client as the expert on their experience, Emily works with individuals on goals and strategies which will aid them in finding balance and contentment. Emily also has an interest in supporting the parents and siblings of children with special needs. As a mom of two boys on the autism spectrum, she has unique insight into the experience. These family members need a safe space to vent, and state needs that might not be received positively at home.

Education

University of Maryland
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • ODD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioral Interventions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma Focused Care
  • Parenting, Co-parenting
  • Family Discord
  • Life Transitions
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adolescent Concerns
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
MaryPatricia"Trish" DiPaula
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mary Patricia “Trish” DiPaula, LCSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Trish DiPaula is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) with over 30 years of experience helping clients of all ages to better cope with problems caused by anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, grief, difficult life transitions, stress, relationship issues, academic concerns, low self-esteem, stress, trauma, PTSD, and women’s issues.

Trish earned her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland. In therapy, she uses a proactive, positive approach, which is reinforced by more than three decades of hands-on, clinical experience. She's worked to offer counseling services in a variety of settings, including healthcare, schools, and community environments. Being a seasoned mental health professional, Trish knows that sometimes, we just need to feel heard in order to start the healing process.

As a result of her rich work experience, Trish has a strong understanding of diverse cultural backgrounds and is responsive to a wide range of client needs and circumstances. She'll team up with you to identify your strengths and will help you address your personal challenges with helpful coping methods and de-escalation techniques to use in real-life situations. Start moving toward better mental health, with Trish's expert assistance.

Education

University of Maryland
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Coping Skills
  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Grief
  • Stress
  • Relationship Issues
  • Academic concerns
  • Low self-esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
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
Rebecca Helem
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rebecca Helem, LCSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Rebecca Helem is an experienced and passionate Clinical Mental Health Psychotherapist with demonstrated success in working with multiple constituents. She is adept at working with an array of adults to include young adult to older adult populations with various backgrounds. She began her journey as a Clinical Mental Health Psychotherapist while working in multiple Federally Qualified Health Centers in DC and Maryland. After over 20 years work in the provision of trauma informed work in case management, and staff supervision, she retooled her skills and completed certification in Level 1 & Level 2, Advanced Trauma Treatment by the Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training & Education Institute in Maryland. She successfully completed post masters clinical coursework of interest, at the University of Maryland in 2011

Education

University of Pennsylvania
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Mindfulness
  • Grief/Loss
  • LGBTQIA+
Sara Smoley
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sara Smoley, LCSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Sara Smoley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and adjusting to life. She received her Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and her Bachelor of Arts from Concordia College, Bronxville.

"I will listen to your story and help you get to the heart of the matter. You are the expert on your journey and I am here to help you get to where you want to be," says Sara. "Everyone needs someone to talk to sometimes. I would be honored to be that person and help you to realize your full potential."

Education

University of Maryland at Baltimore
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
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
Shane Kelsey
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shane Kelsey, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

Shane’s ideal client is someone who believes they are ready to change. He understands that clients come from all walks of life, backgrounds, and experiences. Shane believes that the most important person in the therapeutic process is the client and not the therapist. It is the job of the therapist to help the client to facilitate their progress and support them in ways that best fit who they are as a person. A good client is anyone willing to take the first step by asking for help.

Through over 8 years in mental health Shane have made a concerted effort to constantly find ways to expand his professional experience. Over this time he has worked with a variety of teams in group & individual settings. Using DBT, CBT, Person-centered therapies. Shane works to put myself in positions to learn useful information from both my colleagues and clients.

Shane is well aware of how difficult it can be to take the first step to come to therapy or engage with a new therapist. He encourages potential clients to reach out with any questions they may have. He knows that therapeutic fit is the most important part of therapy and is always available to answer questions/concerns even if he may not be the best fit for them.

Education

University of Baltimore
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Substance Abuse
  • Teen and Adolescent Therapy
  • Family 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
Duarte Aguiar
Self Pay Rate: $99

Duarte Aguiar, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

Duarte Aguiar is licensed in the state of Maryland as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and is a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC). He is a graduate of Loyola University with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Duarte has 5 years’ experience providing therapy in Maryland to a diverse client-base in a variety of clinical settings including school-based (adolescent and adult), substance abuse/recovery clinic, marriage and family, individual, groups, and psychoeducation. Duarte specializes in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma-Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Approach, and Pastoral Counseling to treat various diagnoses. 

Duarte’s philosophy of care as a spiritually oriented therapist consists of a holistic perspective of the person(s) present in therapy. Inspired and informed by the person-centered approach, Duarte believes in the value of being present in a non-judgmental, therapeutic relationship while helping to challenge the client(s) to live up to THEIR own expectations. With that said, Duarte believes in bringing the client’s own beliefs, aspirations, and values to the forefront and using those unique aspects of the client’s virtues to guide the development of a trusting and open therapeutic atmosphere. 

Duarte is committed to providing a safe space where the client can feel heard, accepted, encouraged and even challenged. 

Education

Loyola University Maryland
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • PTSD 
  • Grief/loss
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Substance use/abuse/recovery
  • Anger and stress management
  • Oppositional and conduct disorders
  • Marriage and family issues
  • Catholic Counseling
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.

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.

Tori-Lyn Mills
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tori-Lyn Mills, LCPC

Tori Mills is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has over 20 years of experience in mental health. She works as a clinical therapist providing a variety of mental health services to adolescents, adults, and couples, and she specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting issues, codependency, and self-esteem. Tori partners with clients to increase self-awareness, cultivate empowerment, encourage positive change, and most importantly to work toward achieving the goals that clients set forth for themselves.

Tori has a B.A. in Psychology from Hampton University and a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Coppin State University.  Some of her experience includes Needs Assessment, School Therapy, Partial Hospitalization, and Care Coordination. She has also completed the Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. The framework of Tori's approach is developed from cognitive behavioral therapy and infused with components of rational emotive behavior therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. She is experienced with diverse cultures and populations in a wide variety of life situations, which includes experience working with individuals with dual diagnosis and dual sensory impairments.

Have you been in search of discovering the "new you" where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being? Ever been frustrated trying to find the right person to talk to without feeling rushed or judged? Tori's goal is to provide a safe, calm, and compassionate space for you to uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. "Hi, my name is Tori Mills, LCPC and I invite you to book an appointment with me to begin your journey of self-discovery," she says. "During our initial meeting, we will identify your personal needs and goals so that I can be your GPS as we work together to explore different routes to your own self-empowerment and personal growth."

Her specialties include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 
  • Individual Therapy 
  • Family Therapy 
  • Depression & Anxiety 
  • Grief & Loss 
  • Parenting Issues 
  • Codependency 
  • Self-Esteem / Awareness 

Tori has a B.A. in Psychology from Hampton University and a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Coppin State University. 

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