Marissa Edwards, Ph.D.

I work to help clients achieve psychological well-being that allows them to thrive in every aspect of life. I am passionate about promoting my clients’ ability to identify their goals, achieve those goals, and ultimately create the life they want. I have worked with individuals with various mental illnesses, health, behavior challenges and emotional difficulties. Together, we will work to build upon strengths, while empowering clients to recognize, understand, and adaptively manage life’s challenges.

I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology from Virginia State University. Prior to graduate school, I received my bachelor’s degree from Hampton University, where I majored in psychology with a concentration in relationship and family therapy.

I operate within an integrative therapeutic approach, pulling from evidence based approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, behavior modification and mindfulness-based strategies. I am supervised by Dr. Stanley.

Location: Capitol Hill Office

My areas of specialization include:
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Eating and Feeding Disorders
• Interpersonal Issues
• Weight loss
• Body image
• Confidence and self-esteem
• Adjustment Disorders
• Relationship challenges and Sexuality
• Cultural and Racial Stress
• LGBTIA+

Chanda Reynolds, Psy.D.

I am a graduate of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, D.C campus. I have earned a doctorate of psychology degree and a master of arts degree in clinical psychology from TCSPP. Additionally, I have earned a master of science degree in counseling & clinical health psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Overall, I approach therapy from a culturally sensitive perspective. I believe that one’s cultural experiences can significantly impact mental health and the ways that one chooses to cope. I utilize a client-centered approach in order to help establish a therapeutic alliance. Additionally, I firmly believe in empowering and teaching my clients to eventually become their own therapists. I receive supervision from Dr. Smedley.

Location: Capitol Hill Office

Areas of specialty:
• Cognitive behavioral therapy
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Challenges in early adulthood
• Issues pertaining to culture and diversity
• The integration of faith and mental wellness

Areas of experience:
• Dialectical behavioral therapy
• Acceptance & commitment therapy
• Motivational interviewing

Taylor Kline

Taylor Kline, LGPC

Hi! My name is Taylor and I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Washington, DC. I am a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University’s Counselor Education Program with an emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. I receive supervision from Dr. Stanley.

My clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults in both the community-based and college counseling center settings. I have provided individual and group counseling for a wide range of topics including grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and life transitions.

My counseling style is Person-Centered while incorporating elements from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Multicultural Therapy. Overall, I use a strengths-based approach to provide insight into how my clients’ thoughts and feelings affect their behaviors and outlooks while also considering cultural context. My common goal is to create a space where my clients feel comfortable and heard from the moment we meet. Therefore, I strive to create a collaborative working alliance with warmth and empathy.

Location: Capitol Hill Office

My specialty areas include:
• Anxiety
• Grief and loss
• Depression
• Stress management
• Life transitions and adjustment difficulties

I also have experience with:
• Trauma
• Relationship difficulties
• Crisis intervention
• Bipolar disorder
• Poverty and homelessness

Kevin Rose, LPC

My approach to treatment is to create change and promote health and healing through empowerment.   I utilize trauma informed methods to support patient centered goals, your task development and your chosen pace of our work.  Encouragement, positive reinforcement and humor are part of each session.   I will collaborate with you to help you learn and utilize skills in managing the challenges you face.  Our focus will be allowing you to improve and maintain the quality of your life in all areas.  I will honor your willingness to share and allow me to join you in your journey towards healing, understanding that each step forward is great progress.

I received my graduate training for Clinical Psychology at Boston University as well as graduate training in Leadership from Georgetown University. I have over 20 years experience in mental health providing individual and group therapies with adults in several settings. Patient treatments have included mood disorders, anxiety disorders, severe and persistent mental health disorders, trauma, substance use, & grief and loss. My theoretical approach is both cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic. I utilize various interventions from those perspectives. Additionally, I have trained many licensed clinicians and led several clinical programs.
Location: Capitol Hill Office

Samuel Koroma, CRNP, PHM

If you are suffering from a mental health condition that is causing distress or pain in your life, you are not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from these conditions each year. Some find it more difficult to seek appropriate care. My goal is to work with you to help alleviate this distress and get you to optimal functioning. My approach is to provide individualized care tailored to you and your experience. I provide care in a compassionate, non-judgmental, culturally sensitive, and thoughtful manner that encompasses respect and dignity.

I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner licensed to treat patients across the lifespan. I perform psychiatric evaluations and medication management for patients with anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADHD, PTSD, and many more.

Brady Montas, LICSW

Therapy should be like the fun middle school trips you we used to get excited about and less like your least favorite vegetables, which you have to eat because their good for you.  I obtained my Masters Degree from the Smith College School For Social Work and I am licensed in the District of Columbia as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). I have been working in the mental health field for over 12 years and enjoy it a great deal. I have experience working with clients that have experienced Anxiety, PTSD, Depression, Trauma, Grief and Loss and with clients that have just felt lost. My therapeutic approach is psychodynamic, solution focused and client centered. This means I am trained in several different kinds of therapy, which I use interchangeably to address the specific issues/concerns of each client.

As a therapist I consider myself a guide that helps others navigate life’s up and downs such as, love, loss, illness, work stress, relationship conflicts and life transitions. My hope is that our time together will help you get to your destination safely and with peace of mind. We will begin by establishing clear and attainable treatment goals which will we revisit every few weeks to make sure we stay on the right path.  We will discuss effective and maladaptive coping skills. We will celebrate the small steps forward and learn how to keep moving forward when the journey feels long and the body is weary.

My specialty areas include:
• Relationship concerns
• Life Transitions (Adjustments)
• Anxiety Disorder/Depression

• Grief and Loss

•Career-Life Balance

 

My theoretical approach is:
• Psychodynamic
• Solution Focused Therapy

 

Of Note:

Experienced In Providing Therapy In English and Spanish

I cannot see clients in the military due to possible conflict with other employer

Alejandra Fonte, LGPC

I am a pre-licensed professional counselor in Washington, DC.  I completed my Bachelor’s degree in
Psychology and my Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Miami. My
clinical training includes working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health
concerns in different settings. I am currently supervised by Dr. Krystal Stanley, Ph.D.

My approach to therapy is integrative and collaborative, utilizing person-centered, cognitive behavioral,
and multicultural lenses. I aim to incorporate the appropriate framework depending on the client’s
individual needs and life experiences. I work collaboratively with my clients towards identifying and
reaching personalized goals with empathy & non-judgmental compassion. My goal is to create a safe,
inviting environment where individuals can feel understood and experience healing. I believe we are all
capable and worthy of positive change and utilize the therapeutic relationship to guide my clients
towards personal growth. I am comfortable working with English and Spanish speaking clients.

My specialty areas include:
• Depression
• Anxiety Disorders and Stress Management
• Adjustment/ Life Transitions
• Self-esteem building

My past clinical experiences include:
• Addiction/Substance Abuse
• Chronic Pain
• Grief and loss
• Sociocultural concerns

Matthew Lyman, PMHNP

I am a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing with a Master of Science in Nursing and completed post-Masters advanced graduate studies at Northeastern University in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty. I also have a Master of Social Work degree from Boston College. I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) licensed in D.C., Maryland and Massachusetts.

In my capacity as a Nurse Practitioner, I have worked in outpatient mental health clinics, on a mobile team performing community-based interventions, and as a specialty psychiatric provider within a primary care group practice.

I have a wide range of experiences in providing pharmacological interventions to promote improved mental health, quality of life and general well-being. I take an approach that is collaborative in decision making for medication interventions, providing education, weighing risks and benefits, and considering each person’s unique goals for wellness with respect and empathy.
I am inclined to be cognizant of social and cultural factors in approaching treatment and strive toward cultural competence in its many forms.

Location: Capitol Hill Office

My specialty areas include:
• Anxiety
• Mood Disorders
• Psychotic Illnesses
• Cognitive Disorders
• Substance Abuse
• Trauma

I also have experience with:
• Eating Disorders
• Sleep-Wake Disorders