Director and Supervisor
Dr. Suzan Francis, ED.D., LCPC
Feeling sad, lonely, and confused? Having difficulty completing simple tasks like getting out of bed or taking a shower? Grieving the loss of someone so deeply that your soul hurts? Is communication, trust, love, respect, and intimacy with your partner suffering? Feeling defeated by your child? You will receive insight and clarity, feel relief, hope, and strength, and you will feel safe and empowered after starting treatment with me.
Dr. Brandy Carter, Marriage & Family Therapist
Are you having trouble managing new life challenges? Victoria is passionate about providing a trusting therapeutic environment and helping clients navigate through tough life decisions. Her experience includes working with adolescents and adults with mental health illness, anxiety, depression, divorce and substance abuse. Victoria also has experience working with children who have experienced trauma, divorce and loss.
Has your life been completely shattered? Do you want to begin to pick up the pieces but have no idea where to start? You cannot believe that someone you love, someone you trust, some you give your all to would cause you so much pain. You continue to play over and over again different scenarios of where the relationship went wrong or think about how stupid you were for all the things you did to keep the relationship. My work as a therapist is to empower you to use the spirit within you, to overcome the shame, pain, and fear caused by your relationship.
Miguel Hernandez Concepcion, M.A., LCPC, NCC
Miguel is a clinician and educator specializing in crisis counseling, traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. Miguel is currently working on his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Capella University, concentrating on the experiences of bilingual professional counselors working with Latinx adolescents. In his free time, Miguel volunteers as an emergency manager/instructor conducting suicide intervention workshops and managing disasters across the USA with a veteran organization called Team Rubicon.
Keyana is steadfast in supporting all of her clients as they meet their goals and are dedicated and passionate while attending to their aspirations. She wants to do what is best for every client, creating an empathetic, easy-going atmosphere where she can approach their needs with an open mind.Her primary professional interests are performing group work, working with families, and working with married couples, and the geriatric community. Addressing and confronting nervousness, anxiety, self-worth, and isolation.
Dajuana employs a client-centered approach to each client to ensure they feel heard, understood, and supported. She desires to help women, men, children who are battling depression, anxiety, stress, and other interpersonal issues. Her goal is for each of her clients to leave with a renewed and strengthened self-worth and the tools to gain victory in every aspect of their lives. She does this through an eclectic set of interventions custom to her clients’ needs. She believes that her clients can lead the healthy and fulfilling life of their dreams if they put in the work.
Taylor has a heart for helping people transform their lives. Her holistic approach to counseling allows her to support each client as she holds space for all aspects of their diverse experiences. She uses a client-centered approach while integrating concepts from cognitive behavioral therapy that challenge her clients to consider how their thoughts impact their behavior. Taylor is passionate about working with adolescents and young adults navigating life transitions as well as those seeking to overcome depression, anxiety, and any experiences with trauma that are impacting their ability to heal.
Glen has over 8-years of experience facilitating LGBTGEQIAP+ cultural competency training seminars across a diverse field, from the DC office for the Federal Maritime Commission to the DC Mental Health Counseling Association. Glen also presents trainings on gender minority stress, sexual minority stress, and decolonizing gender and sexuality. Glen’s approach to counseling is integrative and primarily based in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Queer Liberation Psychology.
Cilicia Lawson, Clinical Counseling Intern
When life is not so pleasant, it may seem daunting to deal with day-to-day decisions and the general tasks that an individual or a family may face, especially in today’s world. In light of all of the joys and challenges that may potentially leave people unsettled, Cilicia is here to offer you the non-judgmental, compassionate support and guidance you may need throughout the various seasons of life. Whether you face concerns about career development, anxiety, depression, or desire pre-marital, marriage, or family. counseling, she will work with you to achieve your personal, professional, and/or relational goals.