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Counselors and Therapists in Washington, DC (Georgetown)

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Bose Ajayi
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189: Follow-ups

Bose Ajayi, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Bose Ajayi is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) licensed in DC and VA, providing care and support to patients with psychiatry and mental health care needs. Bose has a strong belief in patient education and involvement in their treatment plan. She has over 10 years of experience in nursing, caring for patients with various healthcare issues. She has worked in group homes, nursing homes, skilled care facilities, step-down ICU, and as an operating room nurse.

During her early years of nursing, she had the opportunity to work with an agency at Walter Reed. During this period she was exposed to information on mental health challenges, especially facing the military and their family. This great opportunity increased her desire to pursue a degree in mental health where she aspires to use her degree to make a positive difference in caring for those with mental health care needs.

She understands the stigmatization, and challenges that are associated with mental health issues. For these reasons, she provides holistic and patient-centered care where the families are involved when necessary and approved by the patient. Bose strongly believes in treating each patient according to their needs, including cultural care, spiritual care, and also collaborative care where she involves other disciplines when necessary.

Mental health issues are worldwide problems and the challenges are real because of the stigmatization in mental health. As a practitioner, Bose's model of care throughout her career is to listen to patients, and then share her thoughts, observation, and treatment plan with patients to help them achieve a positive result. She will be there for the patient to support them in their decision making, goal setting, and encourage where necessary. She will work with every patient with the same respect and commitment. She welcomes everyone to her care services. "Let's thrive together to make a positive impact," she says.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Relationships
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Erica Ohnstad
Self Pay Rate: $149

Erica Ohnstad, LPC, LSATP, ATR-BC

Philosophy of Care

Erica is licensed in the state of Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Addictions Treatment Practitioner, and a Board Certified Art Therapist. She has an extensive history of working with clients suffering from co-occurring disorders. Erica feels that the therapeutic value of art has the opportunity to heal, empower and engage those isolated due to their addiction, depression, anxiety, fears, anger, and pain.

Erica received her Master's degree in Art Therapy from George Washington University, with a focus on Trauma-Informed Care. Erica believes whole-heartedly in the healing power of creativity, incorporating both integrative and cognitive approaches to foster growth and empower clients towards obtaining their goals set forth in therapy. Her nurturing spirit helps clients discover their true potential.

Utilizing an integrative approach that implements CBT, DBT, positive psychology, and person-centered care enables Erica to maximize the therapeutic value of an integrated approach to heal, empower, and engage those isolated by their addiction, depression, anxiety, fears, and self script to provide innovative therapy for her clients.

Education

Masters in Art Therapy
George Washington University

Ieisha Dale
Self Pay Rate: $149

Ieisha Dale, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Ieisha Dale, originally from Louisville, KY is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the District of Columbia and Kentucky. She has experience connecting with adolescents, adults, families, and couples seeking help with anxiety, stress, life transitions, parenting issues, family issues and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Louisville and received her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University.

Ieisha utilizes systemic, relational, collaborative, client-centered, strength-based, behavioral, and expressive approaches to therapy while always providing the flexibility and understanding necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual, family, and couple. Ieisha understands the importance of meeting an individual where they are in life, while working alongside you to help meet your desired goals. She seeks to establish a welcoming and compassionate relationship with you to assist in building on your strengths and empower you to create the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

Northwestern University
Master of Science in Marriage and Family therapy

Specialties

  • Family issues
  • Couple issues
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Life transitions
  • Women’s issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Depression
Lazare Shadzeka
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Lazare Shadzeka, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

**Lazare offers Counseling and Medication Management services in English and French

Lazare Shadzeka is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner via the American Nurses Credentialing Center, with privileges in Maryland and Washington DC.  He completed his Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree in 2014, in the renowned Marymount University and while pursuing a calling of serving the adult, elderly and vulnerable communities, he decided to further his education, consequently receiving his Master of Science in Nursing Degree with honors from Walden University. Lazare has accumulated over six enriching years in the provision of holistic care to a wide variety of clients, with psychiatric conditions.

Lazare is an enthusiastic, caring and people-oriented person with an innate skill in managing overall patient care and support with provision of health assessments, psychiatric evaluations, treatment planning, medication management, therapeutic services, client education and regular follow-ups. Client wellness is a priority that drives his full engagement and committed nature.

By starting cordial relationship with Lazare, clients will experience a caring, collaborative, and engaging environment with the goal of improving client outcomes progressively working towards their goals and improving on their daily lives.

Education

Walden University
MSN

Specialties

  • Psychiatric Assessments
  • Treatment Planning
  • Medication Management
  • Therapeutic Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Schizoaffective Disorders
NadineCarole Missiet Fogoum
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Nadine Carole Missiet Fogoum, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

** Nadine performs assessment, diagnosis and implements a treatment plan of care including medication management and counseling

Nadine Missiet is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with the American Nurses Credentialing Center in both the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland.  She completed her Master of Science in Nursing Degree at Walden University, and she is caring and compassionate nurse practitioner. She has devoted more than seven years providing holistic care to a wide variety of clients with psychiatric conditions.

As a nurse practitioner, she treats her patients with dignity, respect, and acting with empathy and compassion. She recognizes the importance of both mental and physical well-being, customizing care to respect the individual’s belief, and striving to educate patients on health maintenance and disease prevention that will promote quality living throughout the community. She believes that a patient’s wishes come first, and therefore, each individual should be considered a partner in his/her own care. Keeping a patient informed and well educated before making a decision regarding health is vital.

As a humble nurse practitioner, she will focus more on having her patients become partner in their own care, and be able to gain control and understanding of their own health and well being. At the end of the visit, a patient may not remember the laboratory results or vital signs divulged, but hopefully, they will remember how their practitioner made them feel valuable, empowered, and respected when choosing their provision of care.

Education

Walden University
MSN

Specialties

  •  Psychiatric assessments including history and physical
  •  Medication management
  • Counseling services
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia
Olakunle Ayanwale
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake $189: Follow-ups

Olakunle Ayanwale, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

My philosophy is that Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner have the  responsibility of providing holistic, safe, and patient-centered care. During their practice,  PMHNP have the mandate of using their clinical judgment to improve patient outcomes.  PMHNP are also patient advocates that should strive to empower patients by encouraging them  to become active in the care process and engage in the decision-making process. Lastly, I believe  that PMHNP have the commitment of improving their current knowledge and skills through  perpetual learning. By so doing, we avoid remaining stagnant in our beliefs but evolve our  professional through adoption of evidence-based practices and technological advancements.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
Nitika Gupta
Self Pay Rate: $149

Nitika Gupta, LPC

**Nitika offers therapy services in English and Hindi

Nitika Gupta is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Washington, DC and Pennsylvania, with over 8 years of experience helping adults and couples manage challenges such as depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict, transition-related concerns, trauma, and grief, among others. Nitika completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at the University of Southern California and her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Pennsylvania. She offers therapy services in English and Hindi.

Nitika personalizes treatment to fit your needs, using techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy. Her counseling style is collaborative and compassionate, providing a welcoming, nonjudgmental space where you can feel empowered to be the ultimate expert on your situation. Nitika believes that therapy is not meant to “fix” you, because you are not broken; rather, it is meant to nurture you while you reflect on your behaviors, thoughts, and emotions. Through an interactive journey, Nitika aims to establish trusting relationships with individuals and couples, come up with goals, and find meaningful and effective solutions.

Nitika’s specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Stress management
  • Personality disorders
  • Relationship concerns
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Acculturation- and transition-related concerns

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