Genevieve Yirenkyi, Ph.D
I am a Psychologist specializing in individual, child/adolescent, and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Millersville and Columbia, MD.
With over 10 years experience as a psychologist, and as a graduate of Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I am currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are Mood and Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Parenting Skills, and Behavioral Management.
I am an interactive and engaged therapist that works with individuals who are in the mist of grief/loss, life adjustments, transitions, and emotional challenges, to achieve a more effective and healthier outlook on your life. I establish and maintain rapport and utilize the therapeutic relationship to catalyze and promote the change process. My therapeutic approach provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Kaiya Nash, Ed.D, LCPC
Dr. Nash is a licensed clinical professional counselor in Maryland with a Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology. With more than 10 years in the counseling field, Dr. Nash uses an eclectic, warm, nonjudgmental approach with a style tailored to each individual's needs. Varied theoretical orientations such as CBT, Humanistic, Interpersonal, and Family Systems Therapy, just to name a few, are utilized to help clients reach their full potential. Her areas of specialization include depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger management, and stress management.
Dr. Nash earned her Masters' in Counseling Psychology at Bowie State University in 2003 and her Doctorate of Education at Argosy University in 2013. She has worked in the school system helping to empower parents and engaging them to help their children overcome challenges or obstacles throughout their development. Dr. Nash believes that empowerment can have real meaning when clients take the first step in defining it through a collaborative counseling process. It is throughout this process that Dr. Nash helps her clients achieve a good working definition of empowerment to help restore balance in their lives.
Eugene L. VanBurch, MSW, LCSW-C
Eugene VanBurch is a licensed clinical social worker with experience treating small children/adolescents, single adults, couples and families. He has a particular passion for treating anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, stress, and trauma.
With more than six years of experience, Mr. VanBurch uses a variety of approaches to help clients, including cognitive behavioral therapy, crisis intervention, motivational therapy, and pre-marital counseling. He provides a non-judgmental atmosphere for his clients and encourages each person to be a willing participant in obtaining the assistance he/she needs to live a productive and healthy life.
Previous positions held by Mr. VanBurch include classroom intervention clinician, school social worker, and clinical supervisor. His early career experience offers a unique skillset and approach to help parents learn how to work with school administrators in order to meet the special needs of their children.
Mr. VanBurch earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. He is currently licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and the states of Maryland and Virginia.
Joanne Epstein, LCSW-C
I am an exceptional listener, mentor and guide, who works with people dealing with depression, mood disorders, anxiety, and addiction. My practice is patient-centered: I am trained in a number of treatment modalities, but they can only be effective if an honest, trusting relationship is forged between me and my patient. Creating that relationship cannot be one-sided; it must be collaborative. My first order of business when meeting a new client is to begin developing trust on both sides. I ask questions. I listen. I offer honest feedback. I keep my mind and heart open.
My therapeutic goal is to empower my clients to live their lives fully. My approach is non- judgmental and eclectic, drawing on various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational interviewing and MIndfulness. I am warm, compassionate, and grounded. I often use humor as an icebreaker and therapeutic tool, but also because I like to laugh.
With close to 20 years of clinical experience, I understand how to establish strong relationships with individuals, couples and families struggling with life's challenges, as am I. Let's begin a journey together!
Lori Powley, LCSW-C
Lori Powley, Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) received her undergraduate degree from Salisbury University where she was inducted into the Social Work Honor Society and her Master’s Degree from University of Maryland at Baltimore.
Ms. Powley majored in Families and Children with a minor in Social Administration and Community Organization. She has 20 + years of experience in providing quality Social Work services to individuals and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Lori has expertise in treating complex trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, mood disorders, stress, relationship issues, behavioral health, co-occurring disorders to children, adolescents, families and adults. Treatment modalities will depend on the needs of the individual during assessment and throughout the therapeutic process. Together, a treatment plan will be developed to ensure success and progress. Strengths based and solution focused are at the center of the treatment strategy.
Dine' White, LCPC
With over 15 years' experience in the fields of education and mental health, I am licensed to provide clinical professional counseling and certified to work as a school crisis counselor in Maryland. While it is important to provide children, and adults, the physical tools to thrive, it is equally if not more important to provide the social and emotional tools, and I have made it my life's work to provide this. Due to the unwavering interest I have in the betterment of ourselves, I specialize in working with young children to young adults. I also work with assisting families to navigate the unique dynamics of their family unit, as well as couples and individual counseling.
Completing my undergraduate degree of psychology in 2002, I subsequently earned my Master's in Counseling Education from Bowie State University in Maryland and have put both to great use working in the local school system and other mental health treatment settings over the past 15 years.
In appreciating the individuality of each person, I maintain a nonjudgmental Person-Centered theoretical orientation and utilize an eclectic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic (CBT) dominant technical approach. I am guided by the notion that it is our differences that make us great, and work with individuals to help them value and embrace their differences.
Ama Kyere, LCPC, LCPAT, ATR-BC
In 2007, I earned a Master of Arts degree in Art Therapy/Counseling at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. I completed additional graduate courses in Adlerian counseling and art psychotherapy at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. I am a board-certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC). I am licensed as a Clinical Professional Art Therapist (LCPAT) and Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. Previously, I provided art therapy and counseling services to youth involved in the juvenile justice system and youth and adults in a level one outpatient substance abuse treatment program. I have facilitated art therapy groups for an adult pain management group, for children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and for adolescents in community-based settings. As the City of Rockville Youth and Family Counselor, I provided office-based, school-based, and virtual counseling services for three years.
I primarily use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), an evidence-based, goal-oriented, short-term treatment for various mental health diagnoses. Clients learn CBT techniques and coping strategies in session and practice them outside of session to address their goals and concerns. Adlerian, strengths-based, and solutions-focused techniques are also incorporated into my approach. Art therapy services are on hiatus until they can safely be provided in-person. My current specialties include anger management, anxiety, communication skills, grief/loss, interpersonal relationships, life transitions, mood disorders, self-esteem, social skills, and stress management.
Laura Frazier, B.S., PRACTICE ADMINISTRATOR
I spent several years at the National Institutes of Health as a Grants Management Specialist after earning my Bachelor’s degree in Business & Management at the University of Maryland. Yearning to impact people more directly and to utilize my compassion, creativity, and empathetic nature, I obtained Activity Director Certification (ADC) through the National Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP).
I have 20 years of experience working in a 257-bed skilled nursing facility where I planned & developed a well-balanced, therapeutic activity programs that addressed resident’s physical, intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional, and vocational needs. I built relationships with those with a variety of long-term illnesses and/or short term set-backs. The greatest lesson I learned in those 20 years is that everyone goes through “seasons” of life, some more difficult than others. If you’re fortunate enough to be available during those difficult seasons, you just may be that someone’s only source of comfort and light. You may have even enabled them to have a quality of life otherwise thought impossible.