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Columbia, MD Counselor


Ashton Morgan, MBA, MAMFT, LCMFT (Executive Director)

I am completeing my Doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and enjoy working with clients who have a broad spectrum of relationship problems. My areas of expertise are infidelity, divorce, separation, addictions, children with behavioral issues, and men's issues. I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I offer a highly personalized approach, tailored to each client with complementary methodologies and techniques. With compassion and understanding, my approach to therapy is to focus on solutions to the problems that affect us all. It is my belief that meaningful change comes from deep within; it is not something that can be imposed by me as the therapist, nor are you expected to do it alone.



 



Columbia, MD Therapist

Terri Boyer, MAMFT (Pre-Licensed MFT)

I am a Marriage and Family Therapy Pre-Licensed Professional. I believe in the structure and marriage. My goal is to assist couples and families, or individuals with achieving transformation in their lives. There will always be "road blocks" in life, my job is to assist you with navigation around the "road blocks" of life whether in relationships, infidelity, intimacy, or family conflict. Your mental, emotional, and spiritual health matters as much as your physical health. Let me assist with GPS (Great Professional Support) through those "road blocks".


 


 



Columbia, MD Therapist Intern

Ashley Roberson, MAMFT (Pre-Licensed MFT)

I am a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern. I believe we all have the capacity to be caring, nurturing individuals, however, the trials of life do not always help to foster those qualities. My purpose in life is to aid individuals and families in finding their path through those troubled times. I provide a caring and non-judgmental environment where my clients can feel safe to explore who they are and who they want to become. I specialize in individuals, families, and couples as well as military families. As a veteran who deployed twice with the U.S. Air Force I understand the stress placed on the individual and family during those times. I would love the opportunity to help with anything hindering you from becoming your best you.




 



Miesha Rice, MSW, LCSW-C (Mental Health Clinician)

My therapeutic approach is holistic.  Whereas I am firmly grounded in theoretical approaches, and evidence-based practices, I also believe that sometimes individuals and families benefit greatly from having an un-biased, non-judgmental sounding board; someone who can encourage focus on strengths, and looking at the glass as half full vs. half empty.  I am passionate about my work, and I love to instill hope back into my clients, as well as guide them back to a state of homeostasis.  I specialize in Family Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  I have a wealth of experience working with children in the Baltimore, Howard, and Anne Arundel Public School Systems.  I also work with adolescent, adult female and male victims of domestic violence, and those needing services to satisfy requirements of community, social service, and court-ordered programs.  In addition, I have received training from the Red Cross to provide services to Military families.  I am also very skilled in providing trauma informed care, crisis intervention, working with victims and witnesses of crime, and providing grief and bereavement services to survivors of homicide.   My motto is that "All things are possible...".
 



Lesly Ogungbemi MSW, LCSW-C (Clinical Director)

I have over 35 years of experience in providing mental health services in a wide range of public and private settings.  I have experience in working with children in residential care settings, working with victims of child abuse and neglect, providing crisis services with the American Red Cross.  I have also taught social work classes as an adjunct professor at Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD. and at Dundalk Community College. I approach each therapeutic relationship from a strength based perspective, using an array of therapeutic interventions such as family systems therapy, cognitive behavioral, insight oriented, rational emotive solutions focused therapy and many other modalities.  Using a holistic approach, that recognizes the many facets of the individual: mind, body and spirit, I believe that with support, everyone can maximize their individual strengths.



 



Barb Jacques, (MFT Intern)

An intern from Capella University, I am currently working to complete my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. With 15 years of experience in nursing and health education, in addition to 13 years in ministry, I believe in a holistic model of wellness that encompasses physical, emotional, and spiritual health. My goal is to provide a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment in which we can identify your strengths and work together to overcome current challenges, so that you can achieve your goals.


 



Dr. Pamela Johnson, CRNP (Medical Director)

Medical Director for Family Therapy Group, LLC. I am also a board certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with expertise in prescribing medications to adults and children with chronic and acute mental health illnessI practice a holistic approach to health and use a whole person approach to treatment. 
 



Dr. Cassandra Clarke-Williams, LGPC (Mental Health Clinician)

I always knew at a young age that I wanted to be in the helping profession. I have over 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. My journey in the school system began as a special educator and then as a school counselor. My love for education led me to teach on the collegiate level for Johns Hopkins University, Stevenson University, and Capella University. I also have over five years of experience working in the mental health profession.

I believe all people deserve to reach their most significant potential. With this in mind, my approach to therapy will help clients to identify what is keeping them from having the life that they truly deserve and want. I employ various strategies and techniques such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, REBT, Solution Focused Therapy and other modalities as needed. I provide a warm and non-judgmental therapeutic environment where clients are free to be themselves. I look forward to assisting you with your counseling needs.
 



Jemma Chong-Qui, MA, LCADC (Mental Health Clinician)

My qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, and a credential as a Licensed Counselor (LCADC).  I have over 20 years experience working in the mental health field. My therapeutic approach is integrative and individualized to meet the needs and goals of my clients.  I firmly believe that in order to effectively treat a client, you have to use techniques that would be specific and tailored to the individual I am helping.  This will help you to successfully manage emotions and circumstances that feel overwhelming and defeating. I want to help you build a strong sense of resilience so that you can find the better you that I am confident that is somewhere inside of you. I meet people where they are in the treatment process. Counseling is an important part of overall health care and an important part to reaching your better self.  I do Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy and Substance Abuse/Addiction Therapy. I have particular interest in relationship issues, cultural issues, and a wide range of other issues as well.
 



Darin Ford (MFT Intern)

After 20 years of mentoring, spiritual counseling and advising families, couples, singles and young adults, I am currently working towards completing my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I believe humans are able to overcome problems and flourish when they are in a relationship with someone who is dedicated to hearing their story, walking with them and bringing the best of them into view. My goal is to assist clients on the road to a more desirable experience of themselves and life. I provide feedback and guidance in a positive and solution-oriented environment and use a varied therapeutic process tailored to the needs of the client. I look forward to joining you on your journey towards positive change. Together we will succeed.
 



Brian Davis, MSW, LGSW (Mental Health Clinician)