About

Germaine Ajavon, M.ed, NCC, LCPC, CMHIMP, CMC-1, CCATP

Pronouns she/her/hers/they. I am Gigi, a licensed psychotherapist and a holistic-based provider who meets the client where he/she/Ze/they is/are presently in life. I am respectful and understanding of mental health, culture, lifestyle, identity, and substance abuse that may contribute to the client(s) presenting issues. I approach client(s) with a nonjudgmental and compassionate worldview. With a multicultural background, I am able to accommodate the lifestyle and varied cultural (from socioeconomic status, ethnicity, racial identification, sexual orientation, religion, to disabilities) and linguistic background of clients. I am well-versed in herbology, holistic practices and lifestyle, world religions, and nutrition. I am also an educator, teaching Counseling Strategies at Stevenson University for the Counseling & Human Services Department. I enjoy reading, writing, traveling, and researching ways that individuals and families can improve mentally, physically, and spiritually.

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Experience

I'm a licensed therapist +
Certified Life Coach

I believe in providing a calming therapeutic environment, and if the client prefers, I can include natural oils, aromatherapy, and meditation/instrumental sounds. In working with children, I am willing to speak privately with children to help build their comfort level while taking the parents into consideration in building the therapeutic relationship. Also included are a variety of activities and play therapy-based techniques to help children and adolescents express themselves.

Qualifications

Related to the mental health field, I have a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Human Services with a minor in Psychology from Stevenson University, class of 2013. I also have a Master’s Degree, with honors, in School Counseling from Loyola University Maryland, class of 2015. I have an ABD from NorthCentral University in psychology: LGBTQ Studies. I have my LCPC: LC6984 since 2018.

  • 7 years of providing mental health services

  • 9 years working with students (teaching, providing mental health services: middle school-master program)

  • 11 years working with adults with mood and thought disorder

  • 3 years actively practicing holistic practices & nutrition, as well as life coaching

  • Fluent in French and Conversational Spanish

  • Certified Mental Health Nutrition & Integrative Medicine Provider, exp. October 2024

  • Certified Mindfulness Informed Provider, exp. October 2024

  • Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, exp. October 2024

  • Board-Approved Supervisor for LGs and NPs

Insurance Plans Accepted By Gigi:

Aetna
BlueCross Blue Shields
Carefirst
Cigna/ Evernorth Behavioral
Johns Hopkins Healthcare
Magellan
Medicaid
Self-Pay
United Healthcare

Currently not accepting any new clients across all insurances or self-pay

Giovanna Baisie-Arthur, Psychotherapist + Life Coach

I identify with the pronouns she/her/hers. I am a recent graduate from the Clinical Professional Counseling Program at Loyola University Maryland 21’. I have a strong background in psychology and a passion for working with multicultural and diverse populations. I am perfecting my ability to incorporate different creative modalities into the work that I offer clients.

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Experience

I'm a Counseling Therapist

In my past experiences, I have used a variety of games, play-based, art-based, and movement-based activities to encourage my young clients to explore and communicate their thoughts and feelings in a productive and therapeutic manner.

I am able to use many of the same creative modalities with my adolescent and young adult clients, guiding each client to discover their core strengths.

In working with adults, I focus on making clients feel seen, heard, and empowered. I incorporate a combination of diverse interventions that best fit the needs of my clients, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Meditation and Aromatherapy, Spiritually guided interventions for spiritual and religious individuals, and more.

Qualifications
  • License: Maryland / LGP11553

  • School: Loyola University Maryland

  • Year Graduated: 2021

  • Certified Life Coach

Insurance Plans Accepted By Gio:

Aetna
BlueCross Blue Shields
Carefirst
Cigna/ Evernorth Behavioral
Johns Hopkins Healthcare
Magellan
Self-Pay

Currently not accepting any new clients across all insurances or self-pay

Eliane Fankam, PMHNP-BC

Our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner has been working with our clinical director for 3 years now. She has experience working with individual struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, and thought disorders. You can reach out for a psychiatric evaluation and/or medication management only.

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Experience

I'm The Medical Director

I am Eliane... Pronouns she/her/hers. I graduated Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 2019,  and I have acquired more than five years of registered nurse experience working with patients dealing with medical-surgical history, substance abuse, and mental health issues. I follow evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation, and intuition. I have strong clinical skills enhanced by a natural ability to build rapport with patients and families. I promote and advocate for patient’s rights and safety. I am committed to practicing mental health using a holistic approach. I am also fluent in French, speaking and writing.

Qualifications
  • Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

    • Master of Science in Nursing

  • Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD

    • Associate of Science in Nursing

    • Associate of Art in General Studies

Insurance Plans Accepted By Eliane:

Aetna
BlueCross Blue Shields
Carefirst
Cigna/ Evernorth Behavioral
Johns Hopkins Healthcare
Magellan
Medicaid
Self-Pay
United Healthcare

Currently Accepting New Clients

Lateria Floyd, LMSW

 I identify with the pronouns she/her/hers. 

 

My name is Lateria and I’m a licensed master social worker with 5+ years providing mental health services. I am here to create a safe healing space for those who would like to embark on their therapeutic journey. My mental health background spans across diverse populations. In my career, I have worked with individuals who have severe & chronic mental illness, women, families, children, and individuals who identify with the LGBTQ+ community. I have also worked with youth in foster care specializing in finding a temporary, short, or long-term placement, as well as providing in-home stabilization services. Alongside that, I also have experience in crisis response. I am a firm believer that the youth are our future and we as a people must invest in them!

Experience

I'm a Licensed Social Worker

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I understand the barriers that individuals face due to inequalities, lack of accessibility, financial support, as well as lack of mental health awareness. Having knowledge of these known barriers, I utilize a person-centered approach alongside the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness meditation, and motivational interviewing. When working with youth, I use play therapy through drawing activities, use of dolls, and puppet play to broaden communication. Every client will have individualized treatment plans according to their needs.

 

I aim to change the stigma around mental health and the need for therapeutic services through compassion and creating a judgment-free zone. That can start with you!

Qualifications

In 2016, I earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Delaware State University.  In addition, I obtained my Masters of Social Work degree with a concentration in Urban Children, Youth, and Families from Morgan State University in 2020. I am also a member of Phi Alpha, The National Honors Society for Social Workers. 

 

License: Maryland - 27088

Insurance Plans Accepted By Lateria:

Aetna
BlueCross Blue Shields
Carefirst
Cigna/ Evernorth Behavioral
Johns Hopkins Healthcare
Magellan
Self-Pay

Currently Accepting New Clients age 5+

In-Person + Telehealth, available Thursday (6-7 pm), Friday (6-9 pm), Saturday (8 am-3 pm), and Sunday (8 am to 1 pm)

Juliet Kasozi RN, PMHNP-BC

 I identify with the pronouns she/her/hers. 

 

My name is Juliet, I have a long-standing history as a Licensed Practical Nurse with extensive experience working with older adults in long-term care facilities and a Registered Nurse in a hospital setting caring for Medical-Surgical patients, Cardiac/Stroke patients, Joint replacement, and Mental Health. I have acquired an exceptional understanding of mental illnesses across the lifespan through my education and work history. I am compassionate and highly capable of providing therapeutic listening, emotional support, and education to patients and their families while providing compassionate care.

Experience

I'm a Licensed Psychiatric NP

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Qualifications

Walden University, Minneapolis MN

Master of Science in Nursing

Chamberlain University, Chicago IL

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of District of Columbia, Washington DC

Licensed Practical Nurse

Insurance Plans Accepted By Juliet:

To be added as credentialing is completed


 

Rosie (3 yrs old) & Angie (4 yrs old)

We are preschoolers learning and teaching our peers about yoga practices, prayer, and meditation. We have been actively practicing a holistic lifestyle for about 1.5 years now. We are also vegetarian, gluten-free, and we love a variety of fruits and vegetables. We have upcoming books that will be published soon. Stay tuned. Follow our posts on @hpscounseling on Instagram and Facebook to see some of our work.

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