Dr. Akosoa McFadgion
Dr. Akosoa McFadgion, PhD, LGSW is a licensed master social worker and research psychologist. With over 20 years’ experience, she has conducted research that examined child sexual abuse prevention, the intersection of HIV, Substance Abuse, and Domestic violence, and the prevalence of traumatic brain injuries among survivors of intimate partner violence. She continues to conduct research and training in healthy relationships, trauma, domestic violence, family violence, and how these factors influence the health of women and girls. She is also particularly effective in engaging communities to promote health and wellness for individuals, families, and social service organizations. Under the supervision of Wendy Alias, Licensed Independent Social Worker, Dr. McFadgion provides therapy framed with a trauma-informed and African-Centered approach and guided by her Christian beliefs. Her focus is supporting, women, girls, and men who are survivors of relationship violence, sexual assault, and recovering from childhood trauma.
Christian Howard, MA, CCMHC, MCC, LPC
I am a licensed professional counselor with certifications as a national board certified counselor and certified clinical mental health counselor. I am a transplant form San Bernardino, California with roots in Los Angeles. I spent my undergraduate years at The Illustrious Clark Atlanta University where I studied Psychology. I later found received a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2015 (LPC track) from Argosy University with an emphasis on marriage family therapy, which led to her to be inducted into the Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society. I am currently a PhD Candidate at The Chicago Professional School of Psychology studying International Psychology. I served in the Army reserves as a Non Commissioned Civil Affairs officer for 8 years.
I’ve worked with a variety of populations including but not limited to the LGBTQIAGNC community, minorities, those who are experiencing homelessness, individuals and families who’ve experienced trauma and transitions, and underserved children and adults. I also enjoy working with couples and divorcees. Some modalities I use are person center approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care and other evidence based practices. I like to think of myself as being eclectic and utilizing tools in my tool box to give individuals and families the appropriate coping mechanism to navigate life and their stressors.
Dr. Alisha Powell
Alisha Powell, PhD, LCSW, graduated from the University of Denver with her graduate degree in social work (MSW) and completed her undergraduate degree (BSW) at Oakwood University. Alisha also completed post-graduate studies in Marriage and Family Therapy and completed her doctorate in social psychology at Walden University. She has experience working in a variety of settings that have included long term care, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and residential treatment centers working with clients from all walks of life. Alisha currently works as a therapist and a Social Work professor where she serves as a doctoral mentor to students completing their dissertation and teaches several clinical classes to graduate students. Her areas of special practice include couples therapy, assessment, mental health and working with minority populations. Alisha is passionate about being a lifelong learner and empowering individuals to develop and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships. In her spare time, Alisha enjoys international travel and blogging about her experiences. Her reviews of attractions and restaurants throughout the world have been read by over 50,000 readers.
Abigail Middleton, LICSW
As a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW), I look forward to finding creative ways to address whatever brings you through the door. A DMV resident for more than 10 years, I completed my Master of Social Work degree at Boston College, and undergraduate degree at James Madison University. My work experience includes inpatient, community-based, school, and outpatient settings.
I’ve worked with a variety of populations including adults, elderly, and children, and presenting issues including depression, bipolar disorder, severe mental illness, and trauma. I specialize in relational conflict, anxiety, depression, adjustment to illness, grief/bereavement, and trauma recovery. I offer evidence-based treatment, specifically tailored to each client’s needs, including modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems focus, Mindfulness, and breath work.
My passion is to walk with clients as they reach personal goals of self actualization and healing. I believe each individual has the power to change, and it is my privilege to work through life’s challenges together with you. Using consistent and compassionate therapy, focused on your needs for growth and healing, I look forward to what we can accomplish together.
I am a Florida transplant providing counseling services in Washington D.C. as a Licensed Graduate Social Worker. I specialize in substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. I am also experienced in providing counseling for grief and loss, chronic/ terminal illnesses and gerontology as well as those experiencing anxiety, depression or life transition challenges. I enjoy working with men and women to help promote a healthier lifestyle, helping each client to achieve personal growth and progress. Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy and other evidenced based approaches we together can create positive change.
As a counselor, it is my goal for each client to feel safe and comfortable enough to share openly and honestly with a primary goal to improve your overall well being. I am kind and lighthearted with an understanding that therapy can come with many reservations. I utilize meditation and spiritual reflection as regular interventions to assist my clients to remain grounded and focused on self-care. Life’s challenges can be accompanied by depression, anxiety and other symptoms, which can serve as barriers to adjust and maintain resilience. Often times we need an unbiased and nonjudgmental ear to listen and hear our concerns. Through collaborative work we can create a plan to assist with moving forward to accomplish your personal goals. I aim to improve the entire person, not just one problem. It will be a privilege to take this journey with you and to witness your progress.
Chantel offers evening and weekend appointments to clients.
TERESA LEE, LICSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of North Carolina, and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Washington, DC. I received my Bachelors in Family and Community Services, Masters in Adult Education from East Carolina University and a Masters of Social Work from North Carolina State University. I have worked in mental health and substance abuse field since 2005. I enjoy working with individuals including adults, adolescents and children.
My clinical focus is centered around those that have concerns with anxiety, depression, sexual aggression and substance use. My therapeutic orientation is psychodynamic which includes aspects of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I tailor to the needs of each individual client.
I strive to incorporate my knowledge and clinical practice experience into my work with clients. My belief is that our experiences early in life shape how we learn to manage challenges and can often impact our lives well into adulthood. My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for my clients. I look forward to assisting you on your journey.
Teresa offers evening appointments to clients.
JENNA WEINTRAUB, LGSW
I am a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) practicing in Washington, DC. I received my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan. I completed my clinical internship at Michigan Medicine’s Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, where I received advanced training in individual and group therapy. I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Michigan.
I work with the young adult and adult population on a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, body image/self-esteem, trauma and grief. I also have extensive experience with substance use and addiction. I utilize techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
My approach to therapy is empathetic and understanding. Within the therapeutic relationship, we create a safe, collaborative atmosphere for you to gain greater insight into yourself and the issues you are facing. I provide evidence-based treatment that focuses on clients achieving their individual treatment goals. In therapy, we will work together to find the approach that best works for you, to empower continued growth and fulfillment.
Jenna Weintraub is working towards her LICSW license.