About Us

Genevieve Yirenkyi, Ph.D

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I am a Psychologist specializing in individual, child/adolescent, and family therapy, and maintain a virtual private practice but with office locations around Maryland.

With over 15 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 midst 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. 

Provides services to adults and adolescents.



Kaiya Nash, Ed.D, LCPC

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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. 

Provides services to adults only.


Joanne Epstein, LCSW-C

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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! 

                                   Provides services to adults only.



Lori Powley,
 
LCSW-C

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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. 

Provides services to child/adolescents, adults, family, & couples.



Dine' White,
 LCPC

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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. 

Provides services to child/adolescents, adults, family, & couples.


Jasmine Genus, LCSW-C 

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Jasmine received a Bachelor of Science Degree, Major in Legal Studies from University of Maryland, University College (UMUC); which she began while on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. She received a Master of Social Work degree from Howard University, School of Social Work in Washington, DC.

As a military veteran and military spouse, Jasmine has extensive knowledge of the mental health challenges faced by military members and their families. She has mentored several service members while active duty and has had the honor of providing mental health services to military veterans. She is trained in providing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Group Therapy and Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT) to children, youth and young adults and is pursuing certification in DBT.

Jasmine’s specializations include attachment, trauma, case management, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. She has worked with clients whose lives have been impacted by anxiety, depression, childhood abuse and neglect, community violence, and Individual Education Plan implementation. While the majority of her post Masters experience took place in Washington, DC, Jasmine has also worked in Southern California and licensed as a clinical social worker in Maryland, District of Columbia, and California.

Jasmine believes that her greatest success as a psychotherapist involves building a strong therapeutic alliance with adults who go on to obtain the skills required to achieve a sense of success, independence, and mastery over their lives.

Provides services to adults only.



Laura Frazier, B.S., PRACTICE ADMINISTRATOR

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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.

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