I am an LCPC board-certified mental health therapist in Maryland and I am also licensed with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC). I am equally certified in Telehealth for mental health professionals. Furthermore, I'm certified to supervise LGPC professional looking for LCPC certification, and I’ve been in practice for the past 6 years. I graduated from Walden University in 2014 with an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and I’m presently a doctoral student in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) at the Ph.D. ABD (All but Dissertation) level. Hopefully, I’d complete the program before the end of 2021.
As a mental health counseling professional, I worked in methadone clinics where I saw clients with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Using the therapeutic community (TC) model, I also worked in the jail system at a male maximum-security correctional facility with clients incarcerated for drug-related crimes who were getting ready to be released. When I worked in an out-patient mental health clinic, I saw clients from all cultural backgrounds including those within the LGBTQ+ community, and my clients had all kinds of mental health disorders and illnesses including anxiety, depression, relationship, and blended family issues, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, as well as physical and emotional trauma. Presently, in my private practice, my clients include those in PRP programs.
Although I’ve worked with clients as young as 4 years and as old as 70 years, I prefer clients between the ages of 18 years and above. I do individual and group counseling and Christian counseling as well. As a professional translator (French-English; English-French), I can handle French-speaking clients. My counseling style is relaxed, fun-filled, and very interactive. I treat all my clients with respect, as I feel honored that they have chosen me to be their therapist. I am always open to hearing everything they have to say with a non-judgmental mind and nothing I hear surprises me.
Although my foundational theoretical orientation is person-centered, my approach is eclectic in nature as I integratively use CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy among other theories. I consider every client as unique with specific needs and even at cultural levels, I never believe in the “one treatment fits all” approach because clients have their own cultural uniqueness, even identical twins. I also believe that clients are imbued with the attributes they need to be the best expression of themselves.
Consequently, my role is always to bring out those strengths in them and encourage them to activate the hidden ones. Additionally, no matter what their mental health issues are, my ideal clients are those who are intentionally ready and determined to change for the better. Considering that I am an eternal learner and that I am always open to learning from the experiences of every client I meet, I see our exchanges during therapy sessions as mutually beneficial.
Since what I do is more of a calling, I assure you that I will always be here for you and together, we will overcome whatever it is that is making you feel less than who you are as I fully dedicate myself to helping you attain your treatment plan goals.
“Your potential is endless. Go do what you were created to do.” (Unknown).
“The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire, the size of your dream and how you handle disappointment [and setbacks] along the way” (Robert Kiyosaki).
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCPC LC8137
Is a spiritual leader and knows how to help!
Written on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with Grace for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
I feel like talking to Ms. Grace is like talking to a wise girl friend. Very laid back and not judgemental.
Written on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Grace for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
I have had 2 sessions with Grace. Her approach to therapy is exactly what I was looking for. She has insights that are thought provoking and emotional. Her thoughts on life, love and relationships are exactly what I want to hear
Written on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Grace for 1 week on issues concerning relationship issues
Understanding and good at her job
Written on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Grace for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Im very happy with Grace. She is very good at using a conversational style of therapy and provides worksheets to help me in between sessions.
Written on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Grace for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Grace is wonderful.
Written on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Grace for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coaching