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NACN CLINICIANS

GREG ROBERTS - M.A., LPC, NCC

Greg Roberts M.A., LPC, NCC is a licensed psychotherapist, workshop clinician, and public speaker. He holds Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Hampton University. Roberts is a nationally board-certified psychotherapist and has worked in the field of counseling and psychological services for over a decade addressing the various psycho-social challenges facing children, adults and families primarily in underserved areas of color. He has served various public charter and non-public special education placement schools in the role of school psychologist providing psychological assessment and therapy-based services, in addition to providing clinical intervention for adult client issues.

Dr. LAURA RUBALCAVA 

Dr. Laura Rubalcava is a bilingual Psychology Associate completing post-doctoral fellowship training at The MECCA Group, LLC in Washington, DC. She completed doctoral studies in clinical psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2018, and holds two Master of Arts degrees in clinical psychology (2013) and community counseling (2009), respectively. Dr. Rubalcava builds relationships with her clients using evidence-based treatments for health-related conditions, including eating and weight concerns (e.g., binge/ emotional eating), as well as the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship issues. She is skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), delivering service in individual and group therapy formats. 

DR. AMELIA HALL

Dr. Amelia Hall comes to the National Activist Care Network with 15 years of education, training, and professional experience spanning the fields of medicine, public health, and psychology. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Towson University, Towson, MD, 2 Master of Arts degrees, one in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University, Bowie, MD, and the other in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology, Arlington, VA. Finally, among her academic accreditations Dr. Hall holds a Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology also from the American School of Professional Psychology, where her doctoral research focused on the impact of religious and spiritual attitudes on sexual minorities. Among her various areas of expertise are diversity/multicultural issues and Complex trauma. She is a sought after speaker and workshop clinician, with numerous professional accomplishments that earned her a spot in the 2019 cohort of Prince George’s County’s Top Forty under 40, being recognized for exceptional contributions in health and next generation thought leadership.

DR. CHRISTIN SMITH

Licensed to practice in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas, Dr. Christin Smith joins Sound Mind’s National Activist Care Network team as a clinical psychologist with over a decade of clinical experience, primarily focusing on psychological evaluation and therapeutic processing done within corrections systems. It is her commitment to this work that has given her a clear view of the inequities that exist within the legal system, and how those inequities impact the trajectory of youth who have been incarcerated. Dr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, double majoring in psychology and criminal justice. She holds both Master of Arts (M.A.), and Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) degrees in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  Smith’s doctoral research was a quantitative study involving statistical analysis and original data collection from incarcerate juvenile participants at Prince George’s County Correction Center, involving an in-depth review of the juvenile justice system and attachment theory. In addition to direct service provision, Dr. Smith provides clinical supervision services to training psychologists, and serves as a mentor to current doctoral students at her alma mater The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

SHARMANE D. GRADY - LPC, NCC

Sharmane Grady is an experienced mental health professional with a decade of clinical counseling experience. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA in Criminal Justice, and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Hampton University, Hampton, VA. Grady has conducted individual, couples and group therapy in Hospital as well as private practice settings using various therapy approaches to include Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In addition to direct therapeutic intervention, Grady also has served in supervisory roles in clinical settings where she oversaw mental health clinicians working intensive in-home, and therapeutic day treatment programs, by providing weekly supervision sessions for supervisees and assists in case crisis. Finally, Grady is an experienced and energetic group facilitator, having facilitated group processes focused on Mindfulness, Creative Recovery, Legal Issues, Recovery Lifestyles, Basic Substance Abuse, Self-Esteem, 12 Steps Recovery, Drug Free Living and many other groups.

DR. LUCETRY DALTON

Dr. Lucetry B. Dalton a proud native of Pontiac Michigan, joins the National Activist Care Network with over a decade of clinical experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and earned both Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology degrees in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington D.C. Campus. Upon completing doctoral course work, Dr. Dalton returned to her home state of Michigan to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology at McLaren-Flint hospital, providing clinical services to underprivileged populations and medical education to residents & medical students. Currently, Dr. Dalton is employed as a full time Clinical Psychologist with the Rock Health Collective powered by Premise Health in Detroit, MI. She is a published researcher, author and founder and CEO of The Dalton Process Academy, LLP a sport and mental health training academy. Among her many professional accomplishments, Dr. Dalton was selected as the Top Winner and Most Elite of the Oakland County Executive Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2018, making her the first woman of color and the youngest to receive this honor. Also in 2018 she was awarded the highest honor of Proclamation by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners as well as being named Pontiac’s “Hometown Hero” by Mayor Deidre Waterman. Dr. Dalton’s clinical work is undergirded by a strong passion towards transitioning her hometown into a continuously thriving community.  

MADISON MYRICK

Madison S. Myrick is an accomplished Licensed Clinical Social Work Professional with over 7 years experience facilitating comprehensive professional development trainings, and providing behavioral and mental health therapy to diverse populations in private practice, healthcare, outpatient treatment, and education settings. Holding a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Social Work from Howard University, Myrick specialized areas of concentration include childhood and adult trauma, relationship and marital development, cognitive behavioral therapy, military transitions, behavioral health, and family systems. She also has special training and certification in evidenced based treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In addition to direct client service, she is also an experienced supervisor that provides clinical/professional support to budding and experienced therapists. Myrick is a seasoned, culturally competent mental health professional with an organically empathic nature that aids her in developing and implementing initiatives that identify client strengths. This makes her a benefit to every client that she treats.

JANELLE JOHNSON - M.A., LPC

Janelle Johnson, M.A., LPC comes to Sound Mind’s NACN team with over a decade of clinical experience as a licensed professional counselor practicing in the southeastern region of Virginia. Holding and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Counseling both from Hampton University, Hampton, VA, she possesses strong skills in providing non-violent crisis intervention for individuals and families. Johnson provides direct clinical counseling to a diversified caseload of clients utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Person-Centered approaches with children, adolescents, and adults, in individual, couples, group, and family session formats. With extensive experience in group processing, Johnson is a highly effective group leader that facilitates regular substance abuse groups for adolescents and adults, in addition to conducting workshops and trainings on various mental health topics within the Hampton Roads community. In addition to direct therapeutic intervention, Johnson provides clinical supervision to Residents in Counseling in the process of receiving their professional counseling license in the state of Virginia.

ARYKA MACLIN - M.S.W, LGSW

Aryka Maclin, M.S.W, LGSW, is a Licensed Graduate Social worker who received her Master’s degree in Social Work from George Mason University. She completed her undergraduate studies at Virginia State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. She also hold a Mastor of Social Work degree from George Mason University. She is a highly skilled, compassionate, empathetic, and solution-focused mental health professional. Dedicated to providing support and therapeutic services, she has over 9 years of experience serving individuals and families struggling with a wide range of difficulties including, PTSD, trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, adjustment reactions, life changes, grief and loss, relationship issues, behavior disorders, anger management, low self-esteem, suicidal ideation and self-injury, sexual abuse prevention, and family dysfunction.  Aryka is committed to helping improve the quality of life of her clients. With the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other  evidence-based practices both in school-based, community-based, and institutionalized environments, the services she provides have proven to have a positive impact the lives of many diverse client populations.

VASHTI THOMAS, LGSW

Vashti Thomas is a highly skilled licensed Social Worker, and bring to the NACN team over 9 years of experience working with adolescents and adults. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with dual major in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Bowie State University, and a Master of Social Work degree from Howard University. Vashti practices using a combination of cognitive behavioral strategies, strengths based, and mindfulness approaches to foster emotional regulation, improve mood and daily functioning. Vashti takes an individualized person-centered approach when working with clients to empower them to make positive changes in their lives and relationships. She is a believer in the benefit of therapy for people of all ages as they cope with stress, seek to better understand themselves and strive to have better relationships at school, home, work, and in their community. 

DR. MARCUS PATTERSON 

Dr. Marcus Patterson is a licensed clinical psychologist with over a decade of experience serving various mental health populations in various roles and capacities. He has received training in several clinical treatment modalities and provides an eclectic and individualized therapeutic approach when working with clients. Dr. Patterson enjoys working with men and women of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations, seeking to provide a safe, empathic, and comfortable environment where clients can feel secure and empowered. Dr. Patterson has a Master of Forensic Psychology, and Doctor of Clinical Psychology degrees from Argosy University.

DAN HOEFLING

Dan Hoefling began his journey as a mental health clinician working at the largest non-for-profit community mental health clinic in Washington, DC. He was inspired by the resilience and strength of the clients that sought services, who often struggled with a variety of issues related to serious mental illness, poverty, homelessness, trauma, and addiction while also often marginalized by society. It was there where he received training to facilitate Men's Trauma groups but also create a space for men to discuss their concerns and issues in a society that teaches men to minimize their emotions.

Since, Dan has been focused on using his experience from completing 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training to bring mindfulness and create space for people in exploring their feelings, thoughts, and actions.
 

MONIQUE M. RUSSELL

Monique M. Russell earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA and her Master of Social Work degree from Stony Brook University, in Stony Brook, NY. She is currently licensed as a  Master Social Worker in the State of New York. Monique has strong knowledge of Crisis Intervention and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In the current climate, Monique is committed to those who are putting their lives on the line during these times. With a focus on health and wholeness, she is committed to supporting the movement by ensuring that the persons on the front lines have to ability to process the trauma in real time by providing a safe space, allowing them return to the fight strengthened and rejuvenated.

Reyna Aday, LMHC

Reyna is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS), Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (CCHT), and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500). Currently, she is completing her PhD in Clinical Sexology with a specialization in Clinical Hypnosis.

Reyna is a Holistic Practitioner and uses an eclectic blend of Hypnosis, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, Sex Therapy, Yoga Therapy and Psychoeducational techniques to treat adults with a focus on the Geriatric Population. Reyna specializes in Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Women Issues, Sexual Dysfunctions/Identity Issues, Assertiveness Issues and Stress Management.

Reyna is also a Motivational Speaker who has spoken in several cities and municipalities throughout the State of Florida. Her philosophy consists of empowering people and highlighting their strengths so that they are free to experience change and growth. She is determined to dispel mental health misconceptions regarding treatment to normalize mental health conditions.

Reyna has provided Smoking Cessation therapy to countless individuals in our community, through local hospitals, community centers, prisons and substance abuse centers. Reyna is passionate about contributing to the Community as she believes that it is a building block for our society. She Volunteers for the American Cancer Society to lend her voice for the National Anthem.

Dr. Kimmery Newsom

Dr. Kimmery Newsom, PhD, LMFT, LCMFT, CSATP, CFLE completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology, Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and her PhD in Family Life Education, all from Kansas State University. Dr. Newsom has about 15 years of experience as a therapist and 11 years teaching in the college classroom. She is licensed as an independent Marriage and Family Therapist in KS and WI and is a certified sexual addictions treatment provider (CSATP). Dr. Newsom is also a certified family life educator (CFLE), which is a credential specific to the field of family studies. 

 

Currently, she holds a position at the University of Wisconsin-Stout as a tenured assistant professor and program director of the Human Development and Family Studies department. Dr. Newsom has the privilege of teaching future therapists about how to conduct trauma-informed treatment with clients from different backgrounds. Dr. Newsom recently co-authored a textbook anthology entitled “Cultural Diversity for Family Life Education”. Her passion is to assist people in their journey and help them to appreciate the ways they show up in the world. Dr. Newsom seeks to empower others to pick up their power and continue to live life intentionally.

Trina McDonald, LCMHC

I have experience in both mental health and substance use disorder and have worked with various populations including corrections, military personnel, those living with HIV, and outpatient private organizations as well as a medication assisted treatment clinic.I fully embrace that everyone has a purpose and adopt the quote “There are two important days in your life; the day you were born and the day that you fond out why.”

 

I have a client-centered approach and use a strength-based approach. I use cognitive behavioral therapy as a counseling foundation; yetusean eclectic blend (i.e. motivational interviewing, solution-focused,reality,and narrative therapy), to accomplish successful treatment outcomes. My personal traits of patience,empathy, andunconditional positive regard paired withthe use of the spiritual traits of faith, hope, and love along witha dependence on a power greater than yourself drives my counseling philosophy.

 

Together we work in partnership to help youaccomplish spiritual, mental and emotional, social, and physical health goals so that you may navigate through lifechallenges and strugglesmore excellently.

Veronica Wade-Hampton, LPC

As a native of the Mississippi Delta, it has been my continued goal to increaseknowledge and advocacy in thecritical areaof mental health. It has been my experience that when advocacy is propelledthrough education, resources and support, this not only brings much needed awareness buthelps to break the stigma associated with mental health that hinders a massive population fromreceiving help. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with specialty credentials in the states of Tennessee (MHSP) and Arkansas (CMHS) as well as an Approved Clinical Supervisor. I am currently also seeking licensure in the state of Mississippi.

 

As a mental health professional with over fifteen years of experience, it is my goal and obligation to help connect individuals, couples, and families to available services. Whereas I cannot meet the needs of every person in need of assistance, I can do my part in providing clinical services to those in my community.

 

I have over 16 years experience in the mental health field.I offer a continuum of services to help children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing behavioral, emotional or addictive problems that can lead to shattered lives. Areas of practice include but are not limited to: trauma, mood disorder/depression, alcohol and substance, ADD/ADHD, Behavior Management, Grief/Bereavement, Anger Management, Stress Management, Conflict resolution, Parenting (also teen), Moral Reconation Therapy, and domestic violencesessions.

OTIMBUM WILSON

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile! This means that you are contemplating the beginning of your therapeutic journey, and this is a beautiful first step. I am a firm believer that ANYBODY can benefit from therapy no matter one's age, gender or race. I have experience working in a multitude of settings such as school-based counseling, Methadone clinic, community agency work, and private practice. I have experience working with individuals (children, teenagers and adults), families, and couples. I have experience serving diverse populations with a wide range of mental health concern.

 

I believe in a person-centered counseling approach where my clients are able to feel a sense of respect and autonomy. In addition, I utilize motivational interviewing skills, solution focused therapy, reality therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Your goals are what are important to me and will be the foundation of our therapeutic journey together.

 

I understand that it can be difficult to ask for help and I recognize the courage that it takes. Therefore, creating a comfortable and safe space for you with no judgment. I'm here to support you along the way and help you to reach a state of relief from whatever your unique situation may be. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.