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Meet our Team

Outpatient Services Team 

Diera A Parham-Carruthers is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and District of Columbia.  She earned her Associates in Health Sciences, her Bachelors in Psychology, and continued her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Crisis and Trauma while serving in the United States Armed Forces for 8 years.  She has earned her certifications as National Certification in Counseling (NCC), sexual offender treatment provider (CSOTP), telemental health clinician (CTMC), clinical trauma adolescent provider (CTAP).  She served in mental health and health sciences in multiple settings for over 10-years.

Diera is a Clinical Therapist at Behavioral Therapy Solutions.  Prior to coming to Behavioral Therapy Solutions, Diera worked as a therapist at a 24 hour residential psychiatric facility for almost 2 years; intensive in home counselor for a 1 ½  year; Clinical Coordinator and back up forensic interviewer for about 1 ½ year; foster care case manager for 3 ½ year; laboratory technician for 8 years in the United Armed Services.  During her practicum and internship, she was an outpatient therapist for about a year that addressed multiple areas of mental health. She is knowledgeable and skilled with addressing parents (18 years old and up) and children (5 to 18 years old) with specific DSM diagnosis of addiction, substance-related disorders & alcoholism, major depressive disorder, problematic sexualized behaviors, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, bipolar disorder, PTSD, trauma & stress-related disorders, reactive attachment disorder, adjustment disorder, psychotic  disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, social anxiety, impulse control disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders, autism, and ADHD. Diera has a straightforward and to-the- point approach to therapy.  She encompasses evidence-based techniques in her sessions and utilized an integrative therapeutic approach when working with clients. 

Diera is in-network with the following insurances: Cigna, Anthem BCBS, ComPsych, Carefirst, United Healthcare, and Virginia Medicaid. 

Anthony Clark is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with over 25 years of experience providing mental health counseling to adolescents, teens, families, and couples in a variety of practice settings that include hospital, residential setting, home, and schools. Anthony’s therapeutic approach is to provide support and counseling to help each client effectively address personal life challenges. Anthony's areas of focus encompass a broad scope of concerns, with special consideration for depression, anxiety, mood dysregulation, emotional trauma and abuse, and ADHD. Anthony has also worked with families dealing with the challenges of parenting and couples experiencing relationship issues. Anthony combines traditional complementary methodologies such as cognitive-behavioral, dialectic behavioral, humanistic, rational-choice, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling with evidenced-based therapeutic interventions to help each client build on his /her strengths to live a healthier and happier life. Anthony believes that there is ‘no one size fit all’ and that every individual presents a unique situation and need. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity, respect, and compassion while on their journey to improving their quality of life. If you are ready to take the next steps to reaching your goals, Anthony is ready to support you!

Anthony is in-network with the following insurances: Cigna, Anthem BCBA, ComPsych, Carefirst, United Healthcare, and Virginia Medicaid. 

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ABA/Therapeutic Consultation Team 

Brittany is not accepting clients at this time. 

Brittany Hill is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She has a Master’s in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Social Work at George Mason University. Brittany has worked with individuals and families for the past decade, helping them navigate challenges and barriers that stand in their way.


Brittany began her work in the specialty of developmental disabilities in the home and school settings. She conducted research in the school system on peer relationships and mentoring. It was during the research process she found she enjoyed helping others understand themselves and their relationships with others.


Through her work, she discovered her passion to help others improve their lives and reach their goals, both short-term and long-term. Brittany believes that people can make big change in their lives. She hopes to help her clients stay committed to their progress and lead a life they desire.

Brittany sees clients in the following programs: ABA Therapy, Outpatient Therapy, and Therapeutic Consult.


Brittany sees clients in Outpatient Therapy at a reduced rated. Brittany is in-network with insurance funders for ABA Therapy and Therapeutic Consult.

In her free time, Brittany enjoys volunteering with military families, cycling, and spending time with her two-year old daughter.

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Chelsea Thomas Potarazu received her B.A. in Psychology from University of Maryland, College Park, her M.A. in Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Work at George Mason University.  Chelsea is a licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Maryland and Virginia. Chelsea has experience in the areas of Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ODD, ADHD, Autism, and intellectual disabilities across children, teens, and young adults. Chelsea also works with parents teaching them strategies such as gentle parenting, positive discipline parenting, and positive reinforcement strategies to be cycle breakers in the lives of their children. Chelsea has also supported parents in the “unschooling” process for parents transitioning away from the public school system. 


As a member of the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent community, Chelsea practices affirming care meaning she believes in supporting her client’s journey to self acceptance and self identification rather than conforming to traditional social or societal norms if that is part of their journey.  


Chelsea sees clients in the following programs: ABA Therapy, Romantic/Sexuality Education Program, Outpatient Therapy, and Therapeutic Consult.


Chelsea  is in-network with insurance funders for ABA Therapy and Therapeutic Consult. Chelsea sees clients in Outpatient Therapy and Romantic/Sexual Education at a reduced rated.

Minnie is a Master’s of Social Work student at George Mason University, where she also studied Social Work and Psychology for her Bachelors, with a concentration in child welfare and trauma-informed care. Minnie has worked with children who have autism, OCD, and ADHD for the last two years. She has helped clients and their families learn strategies and coping mechanisms for alleviating maladaptive behaviors while bringing positive energy and fostering hope in their lives. She believes that effective therapy begins with a therapeutic relationship.


Minnie has also worked with individuals and families living with dementia. She also has experience working with low-income families and individuals and has allocated housing and related resources for them. She hopes to work with children, adolescents, and adults, providing mental health services like  CBT and DBT, along with ABA Therapy and Romantic/Sexual Education.

Minne sees clients within the Outpatient Therapy Program at a reduced private pay rate. 

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