Meet our Providers

Cierra Redfield
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cierra Redfield, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Cierra Redfield, originally from Baltimore, MD is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and has over eight years of compiled experience in working with families and youth seeking help and services for depression, anxiety, life transitions, domestic violence, substance use, and court intervention. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work at Coppin State University and received her Master of Social Work at Howard University. 

Cierra emphasizes the importance of holistic, strength-based, client and family centered, trauma-based, mindfulness based and cognitive behavioral interventions, while utilizing creative and critical thinking, flexibility, cultural sensitivity and interpersonal skills to ensure that the needs of individuals and families are met. 

Cierra’s goal is to create and establish a healthy and caring relationship with you, while identifying your strengths and informal supports to create a better quality of life. By partnering with you, Cierra seeks to help you meet your identified goals, create coping skills, and for you to feel empowered and in control of your life. 

Education

Coppin State University & Howard University
Bachelor of Social Work & Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief & Loss
  • Crisis Intervention
Devin Seltz
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Devin Seltz, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Life can be challenging, messy, and difficult at times. Therapy can be the outlet to explore and address such life occurrences. I understand the courage it takes to seek therapy and take that first step. As such, I will be your coach and supporter in confronting difficult obstacles that impose distress and prevent you from obtaining your goals.

I have the privilege of working with adults and couples dealing with a variety of mental health concerns and real-life challenges. It is my passion to help them navigate towards a healthier, more meaningful lifestyle and experience. My counseling approaches are holistic in nature. I specialize in CBT, SFBT, mindfulness, and existentialism.

Everyone is worthy of being heard, seen, appreciated, and valued. Let’s start the process together.

Education

Webster University
MA of Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem
  • Eating Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Academic/Career Coaching
Lazare Shadzeka
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: 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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: 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
Natalie Quashie
Accepting:
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Natalie Quashie, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Natalie Quashie is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) providing services in the District of Columbia. She obtained a Bachelor of Psychology degree from Spelman College and a Master Degree in Social Work from Howard University.

Natalie has twenty-one dedicated years of experience working in the Psychology and Social Work fields, helping children and families. She is passionate about each client’s ability to identify the need for services, putting in the work and creating changes in their life The pathway to this achievement is supported by several therapeutic models that are tailored specifically to each client.

Clients will utilize strength-based models like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviews, that focus on the client’s ability to impact positive changes in their lives. Natalie prides herself in creating a safe environment for clients to be able to express themselves, feel like they are being heard and feel empowered to make changes in their lives.

Education

Howard University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Job issues
  • Individual Counseling
  • General Issues
Amanda Buras
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Amanda Buras, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

**Only available for telehealth sessions**

Amanda Buras is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC who specializes in working with children and families and has significant experience counseling adults with anxiety, depression and trauma. She most enjoys working with children, families and adults who are seeking a safe space to process, grow and improve their relationships with others and self.  Amanda welcomes clients who are seeking growth and fulfillment through improving communication, practicing self-love, becoming more mindful and present and developing positive coping skills. She also has particular knowledge of working on emotional regulation and self-awareness.

Amanda received her Master of Science in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. She most frequently utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy in conjunction with mindfulness, attachment-based, person-centered and strength-based approaches. Amanda also has specialized training in EMDR, mindful awareness and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her approach to therapy is creating a comfortable space that is accepting and welcomes the expression of vulnerability in many forms and is also thoughtful of varying identities and experiences.

Amanda’s top priority in building a therapeutic relationship is ensuring a safe space for you to be your authentic self and explore the ways you can live the life you truly want.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem
  • Parenting/family concerns
  • Life transitions
  • Women’s issues
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • ADHD
  • Child behavioral issues
Nitika Gupta
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Nitika Gupta, LPC

**Nitika offers therapy services in English and Hindi

Nitika Gupta is a Licensed Professional Counselor in D.C. and Pennsylvania, with over seven years of experience helping adults and couples manage challenges such as depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict, transition-related concerns, trauma, and grief, among others. Nitika earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Southern California and her Masters degrees in mental health counseling from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Nitika personalizes treatment to fit your needs, using techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, 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
Amara Toure
Accepting:
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Amara Toure, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Amara Toure is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with experience conducting psychiatric evaluations, diagnosing and treating individuals with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. He has experience providing care to patients of different populations (adolescents, adults, geriatrics and veterans), in different settings (inpatient, outpatient and homecare), with the goals of restoring, improving and stabilizing patients’ mental health. He completed his Master of Science in Nursing (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program) at Eastern Kentucky University. Prior to becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner, he received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Maryland school of Nursing. He worked as a psychiatric nurse and a medical surgical nurse at different private and public hospitals, and long-term care facilities, in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. His practice philosophy emanates from his nursing background that emphasize providing safe, compassionate, and empathetic patient-centered care. He strongly believes in a holistic approach to promote mental health and well-being, and he takes pride in delivering the best evidence based psychiatric care that is individualized to the needs of each patient.

Education

Eastern Kentucky University
Master of Science in Nursing (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner )

Specialties

  •  ADHD/ADD
  • Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder)
  • Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder)
  • PTSD

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