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Our Therapists


Columbia, MD Counselor


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

I am a MD Board of Professional Counselors and Therapist Approved Supervisor for LGMFT and LGPC.  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.

 


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Mrs. 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 am a MD Board Approved Supervisor. 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.

 



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

As a teenager, I knew that I wanted to be a counselor. I have over 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in the public school system. My journey started as a special educator and then as a school counselor. In addition, my love for education led me to teach on the collegiate level for Johns Hopkins University, Stevenson University, and Capella University. I have over five years of experience working in the mental health profession treating individuals, couples, adolescents and families.

I believe all people deserve the opportunity 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 happiness, success, and relationships that they truly want. I am certified in Strategic Intervention through the Tony Robbins and Chloe Madanes Center. In addition, 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.



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          Mrs. Cynthia Cho, MS, LCMFT (Mental Health Clinician)

I am a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT). I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults in long-term care facility, hospital, and outpatient mental health settings. I provide a safe and compassionate environment to help manage depression, anxiety, PTSD, life transitions, trauma, ADHD, self-esteem, anger management, and behavioral issues. I utilize an integrative approach to meet each client's individual needs and style. I find it rewarding to see clients and their families making steps to their recovery and be able to function to their best of abilities.

 

 

 


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         Ms. Irene Christin, LGPC, NCC (Mental Health Therapist)

I work with individual clients of all ages, families, and couples.  I offer help with managing high level of stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions.  

In my practice, I use an integrative approach that includes several evidence-based techniques. The foundation of my method is empathic understanding and unconditional positive regard. I am truly convinced that every person has a potential to grow and achieve positive life change.

There is time in life when you no longer can handle the problem alone. It is probably the time to seek professional help. We can work on it together and find the best possible solution for you and your loved ones.

 

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         Mr. Darin Ford (MFT Student 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 practice under the clinical supervision of a MD board approved Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor. 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.

 


     Ms. Elizabeth Melchione, MA, LGPC (Mental Health Therapist)

As a counselor, I have dedicated my education and training to assisting military, police & first responders, as well as adolescents, young adults and adults to work through many of life’s obstacles. I have experience in crisis, domestic and interpersonal violence, challenging or unfulfilling relationships, trauma, anxiety, depression, adjustment, ADHD/ADD, as well as the normal ups and downs that life tends to bring us through. I meet each client with a warm, empathic, and nonjudgmental space for them to explore themselves and what they’re experiencing to find the best solutions. 

I aim to see the world from everyone's unique lens within the framework of their cultural context, and utilize a holistic perspective that encompasses the entire person - body, mind and spirit. My approach is strengths based, collaborative in nature and individualized to each client, working from attachment based, psychodynamic & emotion focused perspectives.  I work to help clients create the lives they crave through understanding, awareness and self-acceptance, resulting in healthier, happier selves and more sustainable relationships so they can move through their worlds with peace and comfort. 

 

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