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DR. SAMANTHA KNOX
Dr. Samantha Knox is a Licensed Professional Counselor in DC, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor in Maryland. Dr. Knox also holds a Board Certified Telemental Health (BC-TMH) credential. She completed her doctoral studies in Counselor Education and Supervision at Marymount University in Arlington, VA where her dissertation focus was on Previously Incarcerated African American Mothers and Attachment. She received her Masters in Counseling/ Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC, and a Bachelors in Elementary Education from Dillard University in New Orleans, LA.
Dr. Knox provides EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral, Adlerian, and Solution Focused techniques for children, adolescents, and adults. Her population specialties are adjustment disorders, anxiety and depressive disorders, LGBTQ, substance use, grief/loss, racial identity, and spirituality.
CHAYLAH CHANTELLE FRANCIS
COUNSELING STUDENT INTERN
Chaylah Francis is currently a Pre- Licensed Counseling Clinician pursuing a Psychotherapy Graduate certification at Bowie State University. Chaylah obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Cinematic Arts from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. She went on to gain her Master of Arts in Human Service Counseling with a Graduate Certificate in Military Resilience. As a United States Army Reservist, Chaylah has dedicated her education and career to the service of others. Chaylah is passionate about Military mental health, specializing in healing related to military unique traumas and stressors. Her goal is to support individuals with mental health problems; to guide individuals to live meaningful lives in their communities and achieve their full potential. Chaylah specializes in military trauma, victim advocacy, stress-related disorders, individual counseling, and group therapy. Chaylah utilizes faith-based counseling, existentialism, a person-centered therapeutic approach, mindfulness, and cognitive-based psychotherapy. She is under the clinical supervision of Dr. Samantha Knox.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou.
COUNSELING STUDENT INTERN
Ms. Jerrina Ricks is a native of Prince George’s County, MD. Ms. Ricks graduated from Sanford-Brown College is 2012 with an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Medical Assisting. In 2017, she began her career as a Psychiatry Assistant for an outpatient mental health facility. During this time, Ms. Ricks had the privilege of working with some of the finest psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and therapists in the DC Metro. Ms. Ricks possesses an array of skills that allows her to provide the best experience possible while working directly with both clients and providers.
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