All of our clinical staff are licensed mental health professionals. Each clinician practices from a modality that is best suited to meet the needs of the individual and/or family serviced. Additionally, each clinician is trained in Choice Theory. Here at CCS, we believe in healing through the power of choice. Our clinicians have experience working with children and adults in the individual, family and group setting. Choice Clinical Services strives to meet the needs of the community we serve. In that effort, we offer evening and weekend hours by appointment.
Our founder and CEO is also a practicing clinician on staff. She graduated from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work in 2009. Taylor is a licensed in the State of Maryland as an LCSW-C and is also a board certified supervisor. Taylor’s vision and reason for starting CCS was to promote a safe and positive environment to service the needs of the community by providing an empowering opportunity for individuals and families to evoke positive change within themselves and in their life.
Jacqueline has been working in the mental health field since 2007, after receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland. In 2010 she graduated with her Master’s degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America and now holds a LCSW-C license in Maryland. Over the years she has served a wide range of populations and worked with a variety of mental health issues. She has experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, those in the foster care system, and families of diverse backgrounds.
Aisha graduated with her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University in 2001 where she specialized in children and families. She holds a clinical license in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Throughout her mental health career she has dedicated herself in preserving families through addressing mental health issues and self-determination. She has experience providing mental health services to children, adolescents, families and couples. She is trained in Child Centered Play Therapy and Grief Trauma Interventions for children.
Aisha graduated with her Master’s Degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America in 2000. She holds an LCSW-C license in Maryland and an LICSW license in Washington, DC. She has worked in multiple settings including community mental health clinics, the school system, and medical settings. She has experience providing mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults and has specialized training in the treatment of eating disorders and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Anne-Marie Christensen is a clinical social worker at the College Park office. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University in 2007 and is licensed in Maryland as an LCSW-C. Throughout her career, Anne-Marie has worked in the public sector with children, families, and adults from a variety of backgrounds. She has over ten years of experience providing clinical services and assisting high-needs populations in reaching their goals.
Antionette Parks is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland and Washington, DC. She has provided mental health services to teens, teen mothers, adults, couples, and families for over 20 years. Also, her background in high school counseling has given her the opportunity to work with students and their families from diverse backgrounds.
Aparna graduated with her Master’s Degree in Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania in 2011. She holds an LCSW-C license in the State of Maryland. Aparna works to help her clients overcome barriers to living their most purposeful life. She utilizes evidence-based theories to provide tools to a variety of populations. Aparna has experience working with adolescents, adults, and families of diverse cultural background.
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Ashley received her Master’s Degree in Social Work and holds an LCSW-C in the State of Maryland. Throughout her career, she has worked with a variety of populations focused on anxiety, depression, and ADHD, to name a few. She has experience with individual, family and group therapy. As far as treatment modalities, Ashley has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and utilizes other evidence-based tools. She supports her clients by helping them with the most challenging components in their lives and preparing them for success.
Dannel has been in the field for eighteen years, eleven years post-masters. She attended Boston College and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She earned her master’s degree in advanced generalist social work from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. After graduate school, Dannel was recruited to work in London for two years on gang prevention efforts. She has been a therapist in incarceration units, residential schools, and general education schools in the public and private sector. She pursues knowledge in learning differences, ADHD/ADD, adolescents, young adults, divorce, LGBTQ, school difficulties, school avoidance, anxiety, and self-harm. She has special training in bullying prevention, gang prevention, and sexual abuse prevention.
Elizabeth graduated from University of Maryland, School of Social work in 2011 and is licensed in the state of Maryland as a LCSW-C. Elizabeth has over ten years experience working with populations with various mental health needs and trauma. She's worked with children, adults and families, and was trained as a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner at the Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University.
Hana is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW). She earned her Master's degree of Social Work from Salisbury University in 2015. Her education and career have always focused on her passion for working with different age group of individuals. She has extensive therapeutic experience working with families, children, adolescents, and adults in variety of settings including, public schools, pediatric offices, community sites and homes in the Maryland area. She has provided her therapeutic and counseling expertise to clients experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges such as, anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief and loss, family conflict, and trauma; utilizing her keen senses of empathy and interpersonal communication skills to build strong rapport with each client and formulate a tailored therapeutic approach to address their unique needs. She places distinct emphasis on holistic and strength based practice model to guide her day to day diverse therapeutic approaches including CBT-Cognitive Behavior Therapy, ARC-Attachment, Self-regulation and Competency, Person-centered Approach, Solution-Focused, Mindfulness, Behavioural Activation and Motivational Interviewing techniques. Hana lives in Silver Spring, MD with her dog Lucky. She enjoys traveling, reading, and painting during her free time.
My approach to therapy is not a one-size-fits-all attitude or method. Together, we can identify what's going wrong and where we can make changes to improve your happiness, relationships, and overall well-being. Using a holistic view, I take the time to learn about you, your values, and your goals for treatment. I incorporate various forms of therapy: cognitive behavioral, strengths-based, solution-focused, and mindfulness based techniques.
I've found that the most crucial part of therapy is establishing a comfortable, collaborative therapeutic relationship. My goal is to create a safe, judgement-free space for a treatment experience that will be meaningful, healing, and to supportive to you on your journey of self-discovery towards goals and aspirations.
Lauren has been working in the mental health field since receiving her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2015. Lauren is a Licensed Master Social Worker and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America in 2017. Lauren is currently licensed in both Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Lauren enjoys and has a history of working with clients ranging from early childhood to early adulthood and has served a wide variety of mental health issues.
Lisa is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor working in the College Park office. She graduated from Towson University with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2012 and subsequently entered a PsyD program at Widener University where she has completed all relevant coursework. During her time in that program she earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, an MBA and a certification in Biofeedback. Lisa has worked in various settings both as part of her training and professionally including an in-patient hospital, out-patient community mental health, neuropsychological testing, college coaching/counseling and providing services to juveniles who are detained. In these environments Lisa has treated very culturally diverse individuals suffering from mental illness that run the gamut from mild to severe. She is committed to providing an understanding, supportive, collaborative and inclusive therapeutic environment where individuals feel safe to not only contemplate but implement the changes needed to meet their goals. Lisa uses a holistic approach that honors the past but focuses on change in the present utilizing elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Given her business and coaching background she is also well suited to address performance concerns in the work place or otherwise with an approach focused on exploration and accountability.
I’m Marjorie and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated from The Catholic University of America in 2013 with a degree in social work with clinical concentration. Following graduation, I enrolled at The Washington School of Psychiatry as part of my post graduate training and continuing professional development.
Since, I have had formal training and field experience in the following evidence-based modalities which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma-Focused CBT, Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, Behavior activation, motivational interviewing, zone of regulation and child centered play therapy (CCPT). I also use elements of Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) where applicable. I help clients hone in on their ability to effect change in their lives through our evidence-based modalities, empathy and skill building. The primary goal of therapy with me is to keep you in your life as active and healthy as possible.
I believe that recovery is always closer than what we can grasp or see. We are always doing our best and have room to try harder and as a practitioner I work with you to highlight both.
Megan has been working in the mental health field since 2008, after receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Salisbury University. She graduated from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work in 2010. Megan is licensed in the State of Maryland as an LCSW-C and is also a board certified supervisor. Over the years, she has served children, adults and families of diverse backgrounds, and worked with a variety of mental health issues.
Monet is Licensed Master Social Worker. She graduated with her Master’s Degree in Social Work from The University of Maryland Baltimore in 2016. She has worked with clients ranging in age from early childhood to early adulthood. She enjoys building relationships with clients and using a strengths-based approach to empower her clients to move toward positive changes for themselves and their lives overall.
Tiera graduated from Howard University’s School of Social work in 2013 with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Tiera is clinically licensed in both Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Tiera has a history of working with both families and individuals and enjoys working with the adolescent and adult populations.
Unique is Licensed Master Social Worker, who has been working in the field of mental health since receiving her BA in psychology in 2014. She graduated with her Master’s Degree in Social Work from The University of Maryland Baltimore in 2016. She has done much work with adults navigating the challenges of severe mental illness within institutional settings--hospitals and jails. As a therapist, Unique brings passion for empowering people to realize their own worth. As a minority professional, she values diversity and uses it as a strength to empower clients to reach their fullest potential of personal development and holistic wellness.