Our team of licensed clinicians has a variety of experiences that offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals (adults, adolescents, and children), couples, and families.
Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.
We will aim to support you at each step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
Dr. Kristi G. Hall, Psy.D., (owner) is a licensed clinical psychologist in Maryland and Virginia. Dr. Hall provides therapy and coaching for veterans, individuals, families, couples, and adolescents using an integrated and cognitive behavior approach. In therapy and coaching, Dr. Hall focuses on mental wellness and improving the mental health and mental capacity of individuals with symptoms related to anxiety, depression, trauma, race-based issues, relationships, somatic health, weight loss, and weight management.
Dr. Hall also work with individuals that identify as LGBTQ+, issues related to race based stress and trauma, along with various life transitions (e.g., life-family, relationship, occupation, and/or change in geographical locations).
Dr. Hall has an extensive history with psychological, forensic, and neuropsychological evaluations for patients and clients that are diagnosed with serious mental illnesses (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar, etc.). She also has experience as an adjunct professor in forensic and cognitive assessment. Additionally, Dr. Hall has experience completing capacity evaluations as well as therapy for geriatric patients.
Dr. Hall is excited to work with clients to help identify goals and develop a great therapeutic relationship!
Dr. Sybil Smith-Gray, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in Maryland and in Georgia. For more than two decades, she has worked tirelessly as a forensic clinician providing assessment and treatment services to clinical and justice-involved populations. Dr. Gray is an educator, an activist, a mentor. She is a devoted mother, a loving sister, and dear and trusted friend to many.
In recent years, Dr. Gray expanded her professional repertoire to include life coaching services. As an affiliate coach of Wholesome Minds, Dr. Gray brings a wealth of professional and personal lived experiences that inform her specialized coaching services for mature women of color. She enjoys a healthy, vibrant, meaningful lifestyle. Her passions include, reading, writing, gardening, attending church, cooking, being in nature, knitting, music, learning to play the guitar, dancing, daring, and laughing with family and friends. Her happy place is Oak Bluffs. Anywhere in Texas, is a close runner-up. She will soon be 65 years strong.
Have you raised your children, or are you nearing the end of active parenting? Have you become a caregiver to ageing parents? Are you taking on the care of your grandchildren because their parents are unable to do so? Are you questioning your new role as “head of the family” after losing a parent or parent figure in your life? Have you endured the sky rocketing phenomenon of “gray divorce” (i.e. divorce after age 50), after decades of commitment to your spouse and family? What role does being a mature Black woman play in your experience of these events?
These life changes, while significant, don’t necessarily result in severe mental health symptoms. Many individuals are able to maintain functioning without compromise in their daily lives while coping with these changes. These events do, however, tend to heighten self-reflection and a search for answers. What now? What’s next? How do you move forward into the absolute best years of your life, unencumbered and unrestrained? We can explore these questions and much more.
We will start by identifying the patterns you have established in five critical areas of your life: Faith. Fitness. Finances. Family. Friendships ( including romantic relationships). Next, we will assess how these patterns are, or are not, serving your highest good. Finally, we will consider what, if any changes, need to be made. My primary objective is to help you become the best version of yourself. Together we can craft a vision for an amazing future for your life and establish an action plan that will help you get there!
If you believe coaching might be a good fit for you, contact me. Remember: It’s time to focus on YOU now! ~Dr. G
Ms. Jackie Albanes, LCSW-C & LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Ms. Albanes provides therapeutic services for individuals of all ages using eclectic methods and strategies to meet each individual's needs. Ms. Albanes works with the client to strengthen the therapeutic relationship through a strength’s based perspective. She collaborates with the client to ensure each participant feels supported by a positive therapeutic relationship. Ms. Albanes understands the importance of working together to assist each client reach their individual therapeutic goals.
Additionally, Ms. Albanes is an expert with the child and adolescent population. She began her career working at Child Welfare Services and did so for over 12 years. For nearly 2 years since leaving Child Welfare Services, Ms. Albanes has welcomed a change by working with teens and young adults in the school system. Ms. Albanes finds it highly rewarding professionally and personally engaging with children, adolescents, their caregivers, and involved support systems.
The first step in acknowledging the need for and seeking support is sometimes the hardest, but Ms. Albanes is looking forward to working with you on creating a personal playbook to establish a healthy social emotional mindset!