Jeanine Miles is a licensed professional counselor offering services to children, adolescents and adults in New Jersey and Virginia. Jeanine has a vast array of clinical interests and her expertise include weight management, eating disorders, women’s issues, adolescent girl’s issues and ADHD. Jeanine’s interest in mental and behavioral health care stems from her passion to help others. 

When treating patients, Jeanine likes to provide a calm and nurturing environment for individuals for self-exploration, expressing and emotional healing. Patient centered-humanistic approach and wholeness oriented. 

Jeanine enjoys hiking and traveling. She is also a certified bariatric counselor.  

“Courage…
1 Asking for what you need
2 Speak the truth
3 Owning your own story
4 Setting boundaries
5 Reaching out for support”
– Brene Brown 

Mark Lancet is a licensed professional counselor providing services to adolescents and adults in Pennsylvania and Virginia. He has a vast array of clinical interests and his areas of expertise include addiction, depression, codependency, geriatric therapy and self-esteem. Mark first became interested in behavioral health care because he wanted to make a positive impact on other people’s lives and to assist in constructing a path forward in partnership with each patient. Mark’s philosophy of care is to meet a person where they’re currently at in a non-judgmental and accepting way.  

Fun facts about Mark include that he has appeared nationally on the Geraldo Rivera Show and has performed at the New York World’s Fair. Additionally, Mary has travelled to Great Britain, Spain and Italy. 

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” – Elie Wiesel 

Mariam Kashani is a licensed nurse practitioner offering services to adults in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. She has been a nurse practitioner since 2001 and is board-certified in both adult primary care and psychiatry. She has a variety of interests; however, she specializes in depression, anxiety, mood disorders and bipolar disorder.  Mariam completed a doctoral degree in Advanced Nursing Practice in 2013 from John Hopkins University.

Soon after Mariam began practicing in primary care, it became clear to her that the mind and body are not separate entities, but parts of the whole person. In her practice, Mariam utilizes a person-centered approach in order to treat the whole body to achieve mental health balance. Mariam’s philosophy is that mental health is at the core of overall wellness and each person can benefit from a customized treatment plan to empower their health. She also believes that every individual possesses the intrinsic ability to heal and lead a happy and fulfilling life. 

“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” – Rumi 

Anthony Lopez is a licensed mental health counselor offering services to adults in Florida, New York and Virginia. He has a variety of clinical interests; however, he specializes in men’s issues and health, stress management, depression, anxiety disorders and faith-based counseling.  In his practice, Anthony’s philosophy of care is to form a true connection and trust with each patientHe usually begins by focusing on equipping patients with the resources to manage their symptoms and then looks for deeper issues that may exist. Anthony’s approach to care is collaborative, insightful and enjoyablePatients have expressed that he’s very down to earth and that their situation was well understood.

Anthony’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare developed while working as an administrator at a university. There, he started a mentoring and leadership program. He ended up mentoring some of the students and loved it. Anthony then felt that pursuing a career in therapy was the next step. 

Anthony speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. He’s traveled to Israel, Jordan, Brazil, Guatemala and Bolivia, and has received U.S. Senate Congressional Recognition. 

“Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got.”- Jim Rohn 

Mary Raykowitz is a licensed professional counselor offering services to adults in Virginia. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in mood disorders, substance abusedependence, and addiction, bipolar disorder, stress management and women’s issues. In her practice, Mary believes all individuals have the ability to change with the appropriate assistance. With her clients’ leading the way, she helps guide them toward their most productive lives. 

Mary’s interest in mental and behavioral health care developed while working in a corrections facility, where she interacted with individuals who were court-ordered for treatment.  This spurred her interest to become a counselor and assist people with mental health issues to improve their lives. 

Mary is currently working on obtaining a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. She owns two rescue chinchillas, loves to read and always has a book at hand. 

“I am not what happened to me.  I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Gustav Jung 

Carlita Coley is a licensed professional counselor offering services to adults in Virginia. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in cognitive behavior therapy, stress management, women’s issues and health, LGBT issues and life coaching. In her practice, Carlita strongly believes in empowering clients to connect with and articulate their own truth. 

Carlita’s interest in mental and behavioral health care came naturally at a young age.  As a middle child, she was the “peacemaker” and always sought to try to understand and articulate everyone’s perspectives in order to obtain or maintain peace. career in mental health was not something she believes she chose; it was more of calling. 

Carlita had three children in four-and-a-half-year spanShe has a puppy named Maverick, who is part Chihuahua and part German Shepard, and the beach is her therapy. 

“My mission in life is not to merely survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.”  – Maya Angelou 

Andrea Davis is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in Virginia. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in mood disorders, parenting, marriage and relationship counseling, anxiety disorders and family therapy.  In her practice, Andrea’s philosophy of care is centered around the belief that we are all in it together. She believes that we all have our struggles and sometimes it takes someone outside of the situation to help with gaining non-judgmental perspectives. Andrea sees her role as a mental health professional, as being like a chameleon of sorts where her approach changes to blend and partner with those she’s working with in order for successful outcomes. Together, her and her patients learn through trial and error until they resolve all issues. 

Andrea’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare began when she interviewed her school counselor for career day in 7th grade. As she developed as a professionalshe realized that she was a stable presence for those in crisis and those dealing with more complex problems like chronic mental illness and severe mood and anxiety disorders. Through working with youth and families, she grew a passion for taking problems that seem complicated and breaking down solutions with manageable, bite sized steps toward healthy living. 

Andrea enjoys animals and learning facts about animals with her kids; they visit zoos and animal exhibits oftenWhen Andrea feels overwhelmed, she enjoys organizing and cleaning. A goal of hers is to visit all US territories and states, so far, she’s been to all states between Texas and Maine and several islands in the Caribbean. 

The mark of a wild heart is living out the paradox of love in our lives. It’s the ability to be tough and tender, excited and scared, brave and afraid—all in the same moment. It’s showing up in our vulnerability and our courage, being both fierce and kind.” – Brené Brown 

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. Princess Diana 

Cheryl Simms is a licensed professional counselor offering services to children, adolescents and adults in VirginiaShe has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in addiction, child and adolescent therapy, couple counseling, post-traumatic stress disorder and within the military community. In her practice, Cheryl’s philosophy of care is to providexcellent services that maintain the standards of professionalism, advocacy, moral, empowerment, empathy, honesty and diversity. 

Cheryl’s interest in mental and behavioral health care stems from her love for helping others. She is always willing to advocate for others and is a great listener. She believes everyone has the power within themselves to do and be better. 

Cheryl enjoys anything outdoors, as well as crafting and designing home decor. 

“To thine own self be true.” 

Rhonda Schwindt is a psychiatric nurse practitioner offering services to adult residents in Virginia and New Jersey. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in the treatment of mood, anxiety, thought and substance use disorders as well as post-traumatic stress. She also has extensive experience assisting people who are ready to quit smoking. While she enjoys working with all patient populations, she has a special interest in serving the LGBTQ community. Rhonda’s philosophy of care is deeply grounded in two fundamental principles. First, each person has the capacity for healing and possesses a unique set of strengths. Second, mental health care is not about a specific disease state or a list of criteria found inside a diagnostic manual. Rather, it is about soliciting each person’s life story and creating a collaborative plan that respects their individuality. 

In addition to maintaining an active clinical practice, Rhonda is an associate professor at The George Washington University School of Nursing and Director of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. She has extensive experience in graduate education and has an established program of research focused on reducing the disproportionate impact of substance use disorders among those living with mental illness. 

Rhonda is also a martial artist and an avid runner. 

Shilpa Jaggi is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adult residents in New Jersey and Virginia. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, she specializes in life transitions, career guidance, and generational and cultural issues. Shilpa’s approach to care is to partner with patients to facilitate change empowering them to gain insight into their strengths and abilities. 

Shilpa is passionate about giving back to her community and sees her role in mental and behavioral health care as a way to contribute and help others recognize their capabilities.  She became interested in the field when she noticed deficits in the health care system and the lack of providers. 

Shilpa loves college basketball and awards season, especially March Madness and the Oscars. One of her lifetime goals is to watch all four tennis Grand Slams, live. 

“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” – Roy T. Bennett 

If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline at 1.800.273.8255. If your issue is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.