Nancy Zhang, LGPC

I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in the state of Maryland. I have a
Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Master’s in Clinical Mental
Health Counseling from the George Washington University.

I have experience working with clients with mood disorders (depression, persistent depressive
disorder), anxiety, sociocultural issues (bicultural/multicultural concerns, acculturation stress),
unprocessed loss, and pervasive concerns in academic performance or interpersonal
relationships. I am also fluent in both Mandarin and English.

I take an eclectic approach, as I incorporate elements from Person Centered, Cognitive Theory
(CT) and Schema Therapy (ST) into sessions. I incorporate cultural humility into practice, in
which I make a continuous effort to learn about various cultures and cultural perspectives, utilize
culturally appropriate approaches, and hold a humble awareness that I will never be able to know
all there is about other cultures. I also work to personalize treatment to clients’ individual needs.

I view counseling as a collaborative process. First and foremost, I see my primary role is in
assisting and providing unconditional support for my clients as we embark on a journey toward
growth, self-awareness, and healing. While I will assist my clients in identifying, assessing
issues and setting reasonable, practical, achievable goals, I believe it is ultimately up to the client
to implement the plan into action. In addition, I strive in my practice to create a safe,
compassionate, nonjudgmental, genuine, supportive environment where exploration, growth, and
healing can take place.

Specialty Areas:
• Anxiety
• Mood Disorders (Depression, Dysthymia)
• Acculturation Concerns
• Self-Worth
• Life Transitions

Other Areas of Experience
• Sociocultural Concerns
• Emotional Expression
• Interpersonal Relationship Issues
• Academic Stress

Kristi G. Hall, PsyD

I am a graduate of Argosy University’s American School of Professional Psychology. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia. My vast psychological, forensic, and neuropsychological expertise serves as a strong foundation to assist clients with their assessment and treatment needs. My training and experience cover the developmental lifespan from assessing and treating young children with behavioral and learning problems to conducting capacity evaluations for geriatric clients.

I am a strong advocate for a holistic proactive approach to wellness. Thus, I am also able to assist individuals who want to focus on lifestyle issues including weight loss, stress management, and fitness. My approach to therapy is informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

As an occasional adjunct professor and perpetual student of learning, I remain well-informed of the evidence-based practices in all my areas of interests. I look forward to hearing from you and establishing a collaborative partnership to meet your needs.

Location: Silver Spring

My specialty areas include:

  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Weight Loss