Gina Pennington, LCPC
Gina Pennington is a
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who obtained her Masters of Science
(MS) in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. She
received a Bachelors of Social work from the University of Georgia. Gina has over fifteen years experience in the
mental health field providing counseling services to adolescents and adults in
a wide variety of contexts. Gina
specializes in treating individuals, couples, and families to cope with
anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship problems, and low self-esteem.
With a compassionate, down
to earth, and practical approach, she help adults and teens develop coping
skills through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and acceptance
strategies. Her goal is for you to have a safe place to share your concerns
while also learning coping strategies to use outside of therapy.
SUSANA FERRADAS, Ph.D, LCPC
J. Ferradas is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who earned her Master
of Science in Education and Mental Health Counseling. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Psychology and Secondary Education at the University of Miami in Coral Gables,
Florida. After over 12 years of working as a licensed psychotherapist serving
the mental health needs of communities in Miami, Florida, she became interested
in public policy and advocacy of mental health care for underrepresented communities
and decided to pursue her doctorate. She recently received her PhD.
in Counseling Psychology at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
has extensive experience working with children, families, and couples in a
variety of treatment settings. Through a
supportive and encouraging therapeutic style, Susana helps the individuals she
works with learn how to cope with depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues by
helping them develop practical skills to make positive changes in their lives. Susana is bilingual and conducts therapy in
both English and Spanish.
Stacey Scott, LCPC
Scott is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who earned her Master of
Education degree in Counseling from Howard University. She received a Bachelor
of Science degree in Social Work from Bridgewater State University. Stacey has over 20 years of experience
counseling and consulting. After 10
years of working in the public school sector, Stacey transitioned to private
practice where she enjoyed working with adults and couples.
in empowering and strengthening the growth of individuals to live fulfilling
lives by helping them develop effective coping skills as they deal with
anxiety, depression and relationship issues. She specializes in treating
adolescents, adults and couples and offers Christian Counseling to those who
share an interest. Stacey also provides Vision Board workshops, training, and
Banner, M.A., LGPC Spanish/English
obtained a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor’s of Science
in Counseling Psychology from Washington Adventist University. She recently obtained a second Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Washington Adventist University (WAU).
Veronica is working
towards her state licensure by obtaining her clinical counseling hours here at
Multicultural Counseling & Consulting Center, LLC. She works with children,
adolescents, adults, and couples. Veronica supports individuals and couples to
cope with depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, life phases, cultural
adaptation, trauma, and self-concept, by helping them develop practical skills
to make positive changes in their lives. Veronica’s uses a multi-modal approach
to include: person-centered, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic
approach, as well as a variety of treatment techniques. Veronica can also offer
Christian counseling if needed. She is bilingual and conducts sessions in both English and Spanish.
non-insurance clients and can offer sliding scale.
Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursday, and every other Saturday
John Elame, LCPC, NCC
John a License Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
who earned a Master’s of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Argosy
University. He received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology & Anthropology
with special emphasis in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Buea-Cameroon.
John has over 5 years of professional
counseling experience and is a certified Alcohol and Drug Trainee (ADT). John’s
clinical work encompasses working with children, adults, and families providing
therapeutic services to those who struggle with addiction, depression, anxiety,
mood disorder, ADHD, anger management, and behavioral issues .
John’s theoretical approach of treatment is eclectic; but
draws primarily from CBT, person-centered, and motivational interviewing.
Daniel Sanchez, PhD, LGPC
Dr. Sanchez received a Master of Science
in Educational Psychology in 2005, and a PhD in Educational Psychology in 2011,
both from Capella University. He also
recently graduated from Walden University with a Master’s of Science in
Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Prior
to this, Daniel was employed in both the private and public-school sector for
many years; having received a Bachelor of Science of Mathematics from the
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in 1992. Dr. Sanchez believes in
empowering clients with the necessary coping skills and tools to help them deal
effectively with various life-challenges issues such as depression, anxiety,
PTSD, family crisis, marital conflict and other related challenges; with a
special interest in issues of healthy sexuality and sexual addiction from both
a faith-based and non-faith-based perspective.
Daniel enjoys using an integrated and eclectic approach to counseling
that combines the basic tenets of educational psychology and Adlerian therapy,
while remaining open to other treatment modalities that he believes would best
suit the client; and as previously mentioned, is also available to employ a
faith-based or Christian perspective at the client’s discretion. Furthermore, as a parent of two children with
special needs, Daniel also specializes in counseling parents and families
with special needs children. Dr. Sanchez is fully bilingual and can conduct sessions
in either English or Spanish.
He is available Monday and Tuesday from 9 am--6 pm; Wednesday from 10 am--2pm; Friday from 12 pm--6 pm and will only service non-insurance clients. He also
offers sliding scale.
Cheryl A Mitchell, LCPC
The process of putting the pieces together to
gain perspective, appreciation, or understanding of the picture is rewarding.
Looking at past events, current situations, or behaviors can lead to awareness
for positive change, which is the greatest work we can do in our journey
Ms. Cheryl Annette Mitchell is a Licensed
Clinical Social Worker with over six years of experience in behavioral health,
focusing on substance abuse treatment, gambling, trauma, and other mental
health issues. She has experience working with children and adults.
Ms. Mitchell is pursuing a doctoral degree in Human Services, specializing
in counseling, at Walden University in Minnesota. She received a Master of Arts
(MA) in Counseling and Secondary Education, and a second Master of Arts in
Teaching (MAT) from Trinity University, Washington, DC. She also obtained a
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Behavioral and Social Sciences from the University of
Maryland in College Park, Maryland.
are many reasons people seek the services of a counselor. Ms. Mitchell is skilled in cognitive
behavioral therapy, brief therapy, solution-focused therapy, and harm-reduction
(problem gambling) therapy. She is ready
to assist “you” in obtaining your personal goals of achieving long-term
positive changes in your life.