Multicultural Counseling - Clinicians Bio - Beltsville, MD
Multicultural Counseling & Consulting Center, LLC - Services in three languages
Dr. Fonrose has been a counselor for over 13 years and have been offering Anger management, University, Counseling service
Multicultural Counseling & Consulting Center, LLC is a behavioral health and human services consulting firm that provides a variety of services in the areas of mental health, immigration and adaption, career, training and development, coaching, and college consulting.
Dr. Marie Fonrose earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Saybrook University, a M.A. from Bowie State University, and a B.S. in Biological Sciences from University of Maryland.  Marie has over 25 years of experience in the areas of counseling, educational consulting, teaching, and special education. She has worked extensively in the areas of college consulting assisting students to find the best college that suits their career ambition. Dr. Fonrose is an Associate Professor at Central Michigan University and an adjunct at Prince Georges Community College.  Most notably, Dr. Fonrose has worked and continues to work closely with partner organizations since the earthquake in Haiti, providing services to earthquake victims in the areas of leadership training and post-traumatic stress disorders. She holds licenses and certifications as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland (LCPC), Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia (LPC), National Board Certification Teacher (NBCT), and School Counselor Certification in DC.  Additionally, she is a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator and is ready to equip you with the tools to thrive in your relationship. Dr. Fonrose is an Approved Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Supervisor for Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC).
Dr. Fonrose specializes in individual, child and adolescent, pre-marital and marital Counseling, group,coaching, and maintains a private practice in Maryland. Dr. Fonrose counsels primarily from a cognitive-behavioral and psycho-dynamic orientation. However, she draws from various approaches recognizing the uniqueness of each individual. Dr. Fonrose's therapeutic approach is to provide a warm, caring and safe environment where clients can address the obstacles that keep them from enjoying the most fulfilling life and reaching their highest goal--health. Dr. Fonrose is able to serve clients in English, French, and Haitian-Creole.  She has a good grasp of Spanish.  Dr. Fonrose welcomes you into this space and look forward to the journey ahead.

Dr. Fonrose is a Minister at HCC and can offer Christian Counseling to those who have a preference for it. 
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                                                           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.


Bilingual License Professional Counselor-SpanishSUSANA FERRADAS, Ph.D, LCPC

Dr. Susana 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.   

Susana 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
Stacey 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.

Stacey believes 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 consulting. 


Veronica Rojas Banner, M.A., LGPC                       Spanish/English
Veronica Banner 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.

She sees non-insurance clients and can offer sliding scale.

Available days: 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 together.
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.

There 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.




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