Ashton Morgan, MBA, MAMFT, LCMFT (Executive Director)
Owner of Family Therapy Group, LLC. I am a MD Board of Professional Counselors and Therapist Approved Supervisor. I am completing 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.
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 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.
Barb Jacques, (MFT Intern)
An intern from Capella University, I am currently working to complete my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University . 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 illness. I practice a holistic approach to health and use a whole person approach to treatment.
Dr. Cassandra Clarke-Williams, LGPC (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 work under the clinical supervision of a MD board approved supervisor.
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.
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, LMSW (Mental Health Clinician)
I have been a practicing Social Worker since obtaining my BSW in 2013, and I continued my education with a Master's Degree in Social Work in 2015. Since changing career paths into social work and psychotherapy in 2013, I have worked with clients with a wide array of needs. I am comfortable working in the areas of addiction, ADHD, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, couples therapy, depression, financially induced anxiety & depression, grief and loss, mid-life crisis, mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorders, post-traumatic stress and the complications that come from low self-esteem. I approach each client holistically, working with them to improve their relationships with family, friends and society. My focus has always been to help individuals, couples and families to reach their maximum potential for happiness, resiliency and self-actualization. Self-discovery takes more than an hour a week, it can be a life long journey.
Maya Harris, JD, MAMFT, LGMFT (Mental Health Clinician)
I am passionate about helping others lead a meaningful, authentic life. My Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) stands out from other types of counseling. While many counselors are trained to work with individuals, MFTs are trained to work with couples and families of all types, across generations, both past and future, even if there is only one person in the room. No stranger to adversity, I enjoy helping people from all walks of life gain victory over life's challenges. Prior to my career as a family therapist, I worked to improve life for families and communities as a lawyer. I now strive to provide a safe space for women to heal, be supported, and honor their voice. I am also a couples' therapist, passionate about assisting couples wanting to take their well-being and relationship health to the next level. I use the wisdom of the generations, the science of the brain and emotions, and, upon client request, the guidance of faith, to provide a fruitful and lasting counseling experience. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, beach bumming, doing almost anything creative, and enjoying a late morning with a good cup of coffee. I work under the clinical supervision of a MD board approved supervisor.
Emily Mori, MS, LGPC (Mental Health Clinician)
I believe that a healthy therapeutic relationship serves as the foundation for change and acceptance within the client. As a committed and highly dedicated mental health counselor with 6+ years of extensive experience in working with people from diverse backgrounds, clients view me as having an outgoing personality with absolute rapport building skills. I am uniquely skilled in working with individuals with developmental disabilities. I hold a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. My experience includes group therapy and program development for special needs advocacy. I am passionate about working with children and adolescents who are experiencing challenges with academics, parenting, family dynamics, regulatory, and behavioral issues. My goal is to help clients confront their problems in a way that results in practical, long-term solutions. I work under the clinical supervision of a MD board approved supervisor.
Cynthia Shin, MS, LCMFT (Mental Health Clinician)
I am a Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. 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.
Brenda Yuen, MS, LGPC (Mental Health Clinician)
I am a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am passionate about helping traumatized clients begin their healing and promote their recovery process, while creating a safe and accepting therapeutic relationship. My involvement with the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study has reinforced a belief that trauma is passed down through inter-generational transmission. Educating traumatized clients and empowering them to understand how they can stop that transmission going forward is a goal I will continue to work towards. Recovery and prevention are key elements of my work with clients. I am especially interested in the field of traumatized survivors of interpersonal violence. I approach every client through a trauma-informed lens and, because each client is unique, I prefer to take an integrative approach for every client. I work under the clinical supervision of a MD board approved supervisor.
Angelina Argyle, LCSW-C (Mental Health Clinician)
I am a therapist with specialized knowledge in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), self-compassion, and advance mindfulness skills. In my career as a Clinical Social Worker at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and as a lecturer for treatment organizations promoting best practices in the behavioral health industry, I have developed these techniques with diverse populations in individual, group, and family psychotherapy. I work particularly well with those struggling with mood disorders, eating disorders, geriatric issues, trauma, chronic pain, personality disorders, transgender issues, and schizophrenia.