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Helena (Mimi) Martin

Helena (Mimi) Martin

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I have an integrative and collaborative style and approach my work with non-judgment and empathy. I am comfortable being more or less directive and solutio..." read more

Washington, DC 20036

Washington, DC 20064

Helena (Mimi) Martin Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18885

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Duane Bowers LPC,CCHt

Duane Bowers LPC,CCHt

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Other, Other

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I believe that we create our own reality through our beliefs about, and how we perceive the world. If a client is not comfortable with their reality, I ass..." read more

Washington, DC 20006

Falls Church, VA 22046

Duane Bowers LPC,CCHt Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14630

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David Pellegrini, Ph.D.

David Pellegrini, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults

"When psychotherapy is deep and engaging, it can foster powerful transformation and personal fulfillment. My intention as a therapist is to establish ~ thro..." read more

Washington, DC 20007

David Pellegrini, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09847

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Susan Berlin, LICSW, CASAC

Susan Berlin, LICSW, CASAC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I believe that the gems that you receive from the work on yourself come from understanding yourself more fully in order to have more choices in your life a..." read more

Washington, DC 20007

Susan Berlin, LICSW, CASAC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01463

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Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP

Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"We are a private practice of professional psychotherapists serving metropolitan Washington, DC. Recognized internationally for her work on the post-traumat..." read more

Washington, DC 20015

Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00228

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Megan Bousquet, ATR, LPC

Megan Bousquet, ATR, LPC

Verified Credentials

Creative Arts Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Through art and psychotherapy, Megan strives to promote emotional and mental well-being for women at all stages of life. Her work is focused around the emo..." read more

Washington, DC 20001

Megan Bousquet, ATR, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22893

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Amy Kohn McNelly, LMFT, CAC-II

Amy Kohn McNelly, LMFT, CAC-II

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Other

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"The relationship between a patient and his or her therapist is the most influential aspect of long term effectiveness of therapy. My ability to feel and co..." read more

Washington, DC 20008

Amy Kohn McNelly, LMFT, CAC-II Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17518

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Paula D. Atkinson, LICSW, E-RYT 500

Paula D. Atkinson, LICSW, E-RYT 500

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I believe we are all able, and perhaps even meant, to be free from suffering and fear and compulsion. I believe that freedom comes not from always trying t..." read more

Washington, DC 20037

Paula D. Atkinson, LICSW, E-RYT 500 Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19150

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Joseph Cooper, PhD LPC

Joseph Cooper, PhD LPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Other

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Feeling anxious and stressed? Tired of being depressed and down? As a therapist, my treatment style is actively engaged, caring, and empathic, and I believ..." read more

Washington, DC 20008

Joseph Cooper, PhD LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15315

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Jean S. Gearon, Ph.D.

Jean S. Gearon, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"The focus of my work, though not entirely, is on trauma-based disorders including simple and complex PTSD. The rest of my practice involves work with depre..." read more

Washington, DC 20037

Jean S. Gearon, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21845

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Washington, DC welcomes millions of visitors and part-time residents every year, although it is home to just over 632,300 full-time residents1. As the capital of the United States, the District of Columbia is the central location for all three branches of government: the White House (executive), Congress (legislative), and the Supreme Court (judicial). Tourists flock to the city to take in the sights that detail the country’s history. Some of the most famous attractions are the National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery, the WWII Memorial, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Museum, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

 

Mental Health Statistics
Based on 2012 outcome reports from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), nearly 3 out of every 1,000 city residents received inpatient mental health services. In addition, family therapy was used by 4.8% of residents, multisystemic therapy by 8.1%, and 7.8% accessed assertive community treatment. In total, more than 20,000 D.C. residents received care through the district in 2012. Of those receiving treatment, 74.2% were between 20 and 64 years of age, and 18.3% were under the age of 182. SAMHSA also reported that between 2005 and 2010, 20.9% of city residents used some form of illicit drug, 12.9% had a substance abuse problem, and 6.7% had experienced an episode of depression in the prior 12 months3.

 

Mental Health Services
The District of Columbia is a cultural, ethnic, and linguistic melting pot that strives to ensure all of its residents have easy access to mental health services. The Mental Health Rehabilitation Services (MHRS) system allows residents to choose from district-affiliated private providers from within the community that will meet their behavioral health needs. Services provided to residents include housing assistance, employment assistance, rehabilitation services, crisis and emergency services, inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, counseling, peer support programs, medication management, and assessment. One highly effective service offered through the MHRS is the same-day urgent care option. Residents in need of psychiatric assistance can enter any clinic during normal operating hours and receive immediate assessment, counseling, and medication if needed4.

 

Aside from the traditional services that the MHRS offers to children and families in the D.C. area, several specialized programs have been developed to reach those most in need. The Children and Adolescent Mobile Psychiatric Service (ChAMPS) allows providers to go directly to a child in need, regardless of where they are. Stabilization can be achieved onsite in an effort to prevent further emotional deterioration or inpatient admission. The mobile service is geared toward residents between the ages of 6 and 21 and provides follow-up care visits to ensure the family and child are receiving ongoing treatment and care.

 

Families First is a unique project designed to meet a range of behavioral and emotional needs of the district’s residents. Using a family-centered approach, Families First connects community services, private providers, and families facing emotional health challenges so that issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and violence can be addressed. The goal is to help children and families learn how to prevent and cope with these situations and to strengthen individual and family resiliency5.

 

Children’s Services of SAMH allow for a broad spectrum of care, from infant care to transitional care into adulthood. Service planning and multidisciplinary teams involve community resources, mental health professionals, and family members. The goal of the Family Service Planning Team is to identify the immediate needs of the child and family and to design a program of care to meet those needs4.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2013). State & County QuickFacts. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/11000.html

2 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2013). District of Columbia 2012 Mental Health National Outcome Measures (NOMS): CMHS Uniform Reporting System. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/dataoutcomes/urs/2012/DistrictofColumbia.pdf

3 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2012). National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-Washington.pdf

4 District of Columbia, Department of Mental Health. (2013). Adult Services. Retrieved from http://dmh.dc.gov/service/adult-services

5 District of Columbia, Department of Mental Health. (2013). Services. Retrieved from http://dmh.dc.gov/services