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Ce English-El

Ce English-El, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
33 years of experience
Virtual
Hi. I'm C.E. English-El, known by most as Ce. I've been a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Therapist for over 25 years and a Living Coach for over 10 years. My counseling style is eclectic and whole person centered with a wellness orientation. Not only am I good at connecting with people I enjoy the process of engaging, learning, growing and moving . My wealth of experience and exposure is grounded in the addiction treatment milieu where I evolved from a fledgling counselor to a director of clinical services for adult and adolescent inpatient and outpatient programs. I have authored and lectured extensively in the addiction treatment arena. Other areas of expertise include Emotional Intelligence (EI) development, Mindfulness appreciation, coaching well-being, relaxation response, self-care and family connections. Academically, I have a Bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of DC, a Masters degree in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University, and a post graduate certification in Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. I'm thorough in assessment and delivery of services with integrity and commitment. On a personal level, I'm a people person by nature and involved in this helping profession by choice. I’m a country boy from Long Island who’s been living the addiction recovery platform for over 30 years with the Florida sand between my toes and living with meaning and purpose.

Next available: Jul 30

Charlene Mahan

(she/her)

Charlene Mahan, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
13 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hi there, I am a license mental health counselor licensed in Florida, Georgia, New York and DC. I obtained my degree from Troy University in Orlando, Florida. I have 13 years of experience working with clients. I have experience helping teens (13-17 years) and adults (18 years and older) manage their feelings of anger, anxiety, depression, career exploration/change, increase their self-esteem and others.

Next available: Jul 26

Stephen Pleasant

(he/him)

Stephen Pleasant, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
23 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello, my name is Stephen Pleasant, and I'm a psychotherapist for men. Why therapy for men? Well, because sometimes a man just needs a pork shoulder to cry on. That being said, I will also work with women as well. It’s a recognized human tendency for men to get “stuck” in their lives and to end up “settling” for the status quo when deep down they know they are capable of a great deal more. Here’s the truth; You are never “stuck” with your present circumstances. The Game of Life is a psychological and spiritual journey and winning at this game requires you to change your play and learn to think differently and do things in a new way. I help men break out from being “stuck” in life, resigned to producing results that are disappointing to them and others. My goal is to see transformative progress in men’s confidence, clarity, and self-expression, so that they may gain the fuller personal and work life they thought was beyond them.

Next available: Jul 26

Tunisia Lumpford

Tunisia Lumpford, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Challenging
Virtual
Do you worry often or feel sad most days? Do you have conflicts at home, school, or/and work? I am available to help you through those challenges. I will listen and help you with writing your story. I will help you to rejuvenate and regain balance in order to THRIVE. I am here to support you during your journey and next steps.

Next available: Aug 21

Ashley Thomas

(she/her)

Ashley Thomas, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW based in Indiana. I attended the University of New England for my Masters of Social Work. I have experience in group therapy, intensive outpatient therapy, and individual. I have spent most of my post master education in animal assisted therapy and trauma. enjoy working with those who have experienced anxiety, trauma, grief, shame, and imposter syndrome.

Next available: Jul 29

Rashid Jalloh

(he/him)

Rashid Jalloh, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
13 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi!, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Maryland. I received my Masters from Howard University in Washington DC and have been practicing for the last 13 years. I help people struggling with life issues cope and overcome their struggles and continue to function as best as they can.

Next available: Jul 30

Denise Collins

Denise Collins, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
40 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello. I am a Clinical Social Worker practicing in Maryland and additionally licensed in DC and Virginia. I received my Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and have been practicing for over 40 years. While I am new to the private practice setting, I bring years of experience working with individuals and their caregivers challenged with chronic medical illness such as cancer and Chronic Kidney Disease, helping them explore limiting beliefs that can interfere with achieving goals. Clients tell me I am warm and compassionate, very present in the sessions. I also have a certification in Financial Social Work and can help clients explore the role that their relationship with money plays in their lives and how that might influence their choices.

Next available: Aug 13

Joseph Melendez

(he/him)

Joseph Melendez, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
7 years of experience
Empowering
Humorous
Solution oriented
Virtual
Joseph Melendez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He graduated from New York University with a Bachelor’s and Master of Social Work. Joseph is heavily involved with the LGBTQIA+ community and is a proud affirming provider. Additionally, he actively supports and works with individuals with disabilities, an area that is often overlooked. Joseph hopes to work with you soon!

Next available: Jul 30

Joy Phillips-Schwartz

(she/her)

Joy Phillips-Schwartz, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
13 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in the mental health field for over 15 years providing an array of mental health services to clients. I currently provide therapeutic services for adults, couples, and families. I am also trained as a forensic interviewer and work with victims of Sexual Abuse. I also work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, and personal crises. I have been trained in various psychotherapy models such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Trauma therapies. I make every effort to understand my clients' needs and to help them work through challenging situations. I strongly believe in the value of therapy and the impact it has on helping heal past traumas and anxieties. I am here to support and guide you through the healing process so that you can live the life you choose to live. Joy-Ann also utilizes faith-based methods for clients who prefer therapy from a Christian perspective

Next available: Aug 13

Madison Murphy

(she/her)

Madison Murphy, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
5 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Madison Murphy is an experienced clinician who prioritizes creating an open, safe environment while empowering clients on their therapeutic journeys. Madison takes a strengths-based approach while primarily utilizing CBT, DBT, and mindfulness skills. Madison enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds, although she is most experienced in working with young adults. One of Madison's passions is working with clients experiencing anxiety and life transitions.

Next available: Jul 31

Yasir Ahmed

Yasir Ahmed, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
8 years of experience
Intelligent
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, I am a licensed therapist with more than 9 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I work with adults and teenagers who seek help with depression, anxiety, trauma and relationship concerns. I also have experience working with those in crisis and those looking for support in tough times. I also work with clients of diverse cultural backgrounds. I am a male therapist of Asian Indian background and work with clients from various backgrounds. My style of therapy is centered around your preferences and can be tailored to meet your needs. I work with you so that you can set the agenda and goals and pace of therapy.

Next available: Jul 29

Kia Batiste

(she/her)

Kia Batiste, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
6 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
Welcome, I'm Kia! Life can present you with a million and one ups, downs, flips, and turns. All of this, understandably so, can take a toll on your mental health and relationships. Although we have these challenges, seeking support can be difficult. So, congrats on taking this step! You deserve a safe space to express yourself, heal, and grow to your full potential. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and the founder of Free Your Mind Therapy LLC. I obtained my Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Interpersonal Practice, through The University of Tennessee. I started my career working with At-Risk Youth and fell in love with the field. Since then, I have worked with clients of different demographics, backgrounds, and ages. I'm eager to join you on this journey. Let's work together to restore YOU.

Next available: Aug 3

J Park

J Park, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
2 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
What does it mean to be human? I like to think of myself as an introspective and critical thinker. How does this question get answered? One way that I have come to appreciate the conversation is to listen to people's thoughts and processes of how they are trying to get to the answer. It is found somewhere at the beginning of life, the present in which we are living, and towards the outlook of the future. Are we missing something in our search and can we learn from one another? I think the truth is that it can be found in many of our stories and thoughts even when it can be ugly, confusing, and isolating from the status quo. Along the way, if you uncover the strength within yourself and embolden the voice as you narrate your story, we may discover that the answers you find are nothing to be ashamed or scared of. So tell me about yourself... what is your story?

Next available: Aug 1

Marissa Williams

(she/her)

Marissa Williams, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
10 years of experience
Humorous
Authentic
Virtual
Hello! My name is Marissa and I am a licensed professional counselor practicing in the states of Virginia (in person and virtual) and D. C. (virtual). I provide therapy to adults, teens and children of all ages. Sessions with me are client lead, but I can be firm for those who may need a nurturing push. As a seasoned trauma provider, I have experience working with couples, families, individuals and groups. I am well versed in working with people to overcome depression, and anxiety and a variety of other wellness needs.

Next available: Jul 26

Katrice Hollins

(she/her)

Katrice Hollins, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hi! My name is Katrice Hollins and I am excited to support you in your journey. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia and the District of Columbia who has been in the helping profession for 20 years. I have worked in a variety of fields including social services, inpatient mental health, foster care, special education, and school mental health. I am passionate about helping people to reach their goals and develop life-long wellness. As a therapist, it is not my role or desire to give you advice or make decisions for you. What I offer is a place for you to feel valued for who you are, exactly as you are. I will ask questions and help you process the answers. I will reflect on your values and feelings that allow you to make the best choices for your life.

Next available: Aug 7

Michelle Glenn, LCSW-C, CCTP-II

(she/her)

Michelle Glenn, LCSW-C, CCTP-II, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Michelle is a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia. She received a Master’s degree in Social Work in 2013 from The University of Maryland, Baltimore, focusing on clinical/direct practice. With a decade of clinical experience, she has worked as a therapist in a private group practice, outpatient mental health, and managed care settings.

Next available: Jul 30

Dr. Alicia M Moran

Dr. Alicia M Moran, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
25 years of experience
Intelligent
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
"There can be no transforming of darkness into light ... without emotion." -Jung Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the core of my training. It embraces the belief systems of the past that affect your present. It's a state-of-mind that defines thinking that affects emotional awareness. To become aware is not to change, but to understand and accept. Carrying guilt or shame of the past, triggers the conflict of now. I don't offer advice - I offer choices - a chance to choose your own method of healing that fits you - not something others feel 'should' be. Come. Sit. Talk. Let's wander your path together. Licensed in Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina, Washington DC, Arizona, and Florida

Next available: Jul 26

Efraim Eshaghian

Efraim Eshaghian, LMFT - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
4 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi, my name is Efraim Eshaghian. I have been in therapy myself, and I have come to realize what allows one to live the life he would like to live. We work on allowing the client recognize his/her own solutions and path to greatness. Together, we create the amazing experience of being empowered, which is so powerful. Self discovery and self awareness of one's strengths is the key to open a world that one never knew existed. We try to find that hidden key and access this unbelievable world which is filled with one's positive qualities which ultimately allows one to change around his/her life. The experience is unbelievable.

Next available: Jul 29

Latonya R. Moore

Latonya R. Moore, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile! I am Latonya Moore. Are you feeling "stressed out", and/or anxious ? Are you having difficulty in your relationships? Would you like to learn coping skills to manage your life more effectively? I am an experienced licensed therapist and I am excited that you have decided to focus on improving your health/wellness. Be mindful that the change you are seeking requires commitment and a willingness to participate in a supportive, collaborative process.

Next available: Jul 29

Erika Reid

(she/her)

Erika Reid, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
28 years of experience
Virtual
Greetings, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 28 years of experience working in the mental health and medical social work field. I have worked with children, adults, families, geriatrics, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. I have experience working with Autism, ADHD, and people with multiple medical disabilities. I utilize the following treatment approaches in therapy: Crisis Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral, Cognitive Processing, Solution-Focused, and Bio-Psychosocial Medical models. I received a Masters of Social Work from Florida International University-2015. I am bilingual in English and Spanish and served in the United States Navy Reserves 2004-2012.

Next available: Jul 31

Sabra Starnes, LICSW, LCSW, M.ED

(she/her)

Sabra Starnes, LICSW, LCSW, M.ED, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
24 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
I believe that therapy is a collaborative process. Therefore, my role is to assist you in finding solutions that benefit you in the best way possible. My area of focus is working with teens and adults on stress, anxiety, and depression. My highest priority as a therapist is cultivating a space for you, the client, to feel safe, supported, and unconditionally accepted. I have been doing therapy for 24 years and am passionate and committed to supporting others on their healing journey. My clinical approach is person-centered first and foremost, while incorporating cognitive-behavioral and motivational interviewing methods to focus on your goals and motivations, and target what solutions are most effective and appropriate for you. As a licensed clinical social worker and fellow human, I know the importance of telling your story in a safe space. You need to feel heard, supported, and seen, and you need to allow the courageous healing process to take place. You need to let out what you have been holding in, laugh, cry, feel, and express all your emotions to celebrate your strengths and personal growth. Therapy takes commitment and willingness to show up and be your true self in a safe and supportive way. If you are ready to do the work to make the changes and feel better, I am looking forward to starting a professional working relationship with you. Best Sabra

Next available: Jul 26

Dr. Sophia Sills-Tailor

(she/her)

Dr. Sophia Sills-Tailor, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
12 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi, I am Dr. Sills-Tailor as your therapist I provide support, guidance, and encouragement on your journey to change. I work with you in the exploration of your life so that you can make sense of your past, experience your present and look hopefully toward the future. We will work on identifying patterns of thinking and behaviors outside of your awareness and use this knowledge to create lasting change. I received my training and education at Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University and Harvard Medical School .

Next available: Aug 5

Mary Durso LICSW

(she/her)

Mary Durso LICSW, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
23 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Individual Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). I received my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology in 1985 and my Master's degree in Social Work in 1999. I earned my LICSW in 2002. I like talking with people--but more importantly, listening to people. To me, therapy is a block of time. It is an opportunity for people to talk to someone who is not a parent, brother, sister, spouse or even best friend. My goal is to listen to you and to help you consider options in your life.

Next available: Jul 26

Roberto Martinez

(he/him)

Roberto Martinez, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
7 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
I specialize in providing counseling for anxiety, loss, relationship challenges, and trauma with a focus on increasing self-esteem and building onto current resiliency. I am a firm believer that all of us go through tough times in our lives, but also that given the proper therapeutic tools you will meet your mental health goals. Each individual is different and together we will come up with a therapeutic approach to either improve or continue your ability to thrive. I also offer career exploration services. Congratulations on taking the first (and often most difficult step) of seeking mental health services!

Next available: Aug 24

Shae Travis

(she/her)

Shae Travis, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
4 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
I spent many years as an educator in public schools and as a counselor. Now I have the privilege to devote my full time to mental health counseling. My focus is to help families and individuals navigate through life's challenges. I'd love to be your counselor - whether you would like to do pre-marital/couples counseling, to consciously uncouple/improve co-parenting dynamic, or focus on self-work.

Next available: Aug 5

Gary Gregory

(he/him)

Gary Gregory, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
27 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Intelligent
Virtual
I work with clients to help restore balance, wellness by identifying troublesome patterns, dynamics, issues and work in a wholistic manner addressing cognitive, emotional and behavioral and historical/cultural factors. I also find body/somatic work as a necessary component of managing stress, quality of life and explore how lifestyles impact one's wellness. I have a long history of work with addictions, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, identity issues, health and aging issues.

Next available: Jul 26

Taleisha Ellerbe

Taleisha Ellerbe, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
18 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
With over 15 years of experience in Behavioral Health, I pride myself on being able to engage , provide a non-judgmental space and show my genuine investment in your wellness. Can you really Feel Better, Think Better, and Sleep Better by taking the time to talk to someone and process your thoughts and feelings? Well... The short answer is YES! Yes you can gain peace of mind participating in individual therapy. Learn to cope, manage your emotions and develop positive ways to respond to negative emotions. - I work constantly to break the stigma surrounding Mental Health. I don’t believe in crazy, I believe there is rhyme and reason behind everything. Mental health doesn’t have to be scary, it doesn’t have to be shameful, it doesn’t have to be a life sentence of turmoil; there is relief. - Combat the thought " I’m not talking to anyone about my problems" and allow yourself an opportunity to take some weight off your shoulders. Give yourself an opportunity to gain another perspective and an opportunity for validation. I look forward to working with you * Confidential * Safe * Licensed Professional

Next available: Jul 26

Dr. Shannon D. Howard, PsyD, LCPC, LPC, CSOTP

(she/her)

Dr. Shannon D. Howard, PsyD, LCPC, LPC, CSOTP, LPC - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
22 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Dr. Shannon Howard is a highly sought-after professional counselor and CEO of SinClair McCoy, LLC. She serves as a sexual relationship specialist who focuses on assisting women and men with healing from childhood trauma surrounding sexual abuse. Her extensive educational background consists of dual degrees in both Counseling and Clinical Psychology with a focus on Philosophy and Women’s Studies. She also possesses specialized training in trauma relating to the treatment of sex offenders and survivors of sexual assault. She believes that every client is unique in their way and that each person’s story is different. This is the catalyst behind her coaching methodology. Using targeted strategies and personalized coaching approaches, she works with couples and individuals to help them transition from victim to victor. Dr. Howard helps clients face their past trauma by uncovering and resolving the root issue, assessing desired outcomes, and implementing a plan of action that leads them toward living a more optimal life experience. She is the author under the alias Sinclair McCoy of The Alternative book trilogy. She speaks nationally to the masses on a variety of topics including:Life After Sexual Abuse Finding Your Sexy After Sexual Abuse Regaining Your Body Trust She is the owner of a private practice AND co-owner/ managing partner of a group practice in Maryland. She has been in the counseling field since 2002 and is passionate to serve a variety of clientele. Her clients are located in the D. C. and Maryland states. I am LGBTQIA+allied, sex-positive, kink-friendly and nurturing to clients within this community. I also help clients navigate open relationships (ENM), polyamory, and non-traditional relationships. **I CAN ONLY SEE CLIENTS WHO ARE IN THE STATES OF DC AND MD AT THE TIME OF THEIR SCHEDULED SESSION. IF YOU ARE IN ANOTHER STATE YOU WILL NEED TO RESCHEDULE ONCE IN DC OR MD.

Next available: Jul 26

Mary Olisa, LCSW-C, LICSW, CCTP, C-DBT.

(she/her)

Mary Olisa, LCSW-C, LICSW, CCTP, C-DBT., LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy
LICSW
17 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
I am a Board Certified Licensed Clinical Independent Social Worker. I am licensed in Maryland and Washington DC and have 17+ years extensive experience serving in various behavioral and mental health settings. I am Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) who provides client - centered psychotherapy. I offer a safe, warm, therapeutic, judgement- free space for Adults (18+) and Older Adults (65+). Each client will be met where they are, with acceptance and empathy. Life happens and we encounter challenges at one point or another. Negative thoughts and beliefs often control how we think, feel and relate. Over time, our negative emotions and pervasive thought patterns may become overwhelming and repressed. We will reflect upon any challenges you may have; including past and present. And as a team, we will get to a root cause, identify your trigger(s) and work collaboratively to develop insight, awareness, coping skills and tools to build your resilience, so you can arrive at answers within yourself. In essence, I'll support and empower you through your journey.

Next available: Aug 7

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