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Meet our Team

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Diera is not accepting new patients at this time. 

 

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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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.

Katryne Henry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida with 15 years of experience in the mental health field. Katryne completed her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master of Clinical Social Work at Florida State University. She has worked in various clinical settings, as well as, clinical forensic settings. Katryne is certified in moral reconation therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma informed care, crisis intervention and motivational interviewing. She has published a peer reviewed journal in cognitive psychology, which was awarded by the Bess H Ward.

 

Katryne is passionate about helping individuals find their inner power while increasing hope and self-confidence to accomplish their goals. In addition, she loves working with individuals, families and couples. Her focus is to help them grow together while identifying and addressing their specific needs. She helps couples strengthen their connection and she utilizes strategies to empower them to reach their goals.

 

Katryne specializes in treating anxiety disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder, agoraphobia disorder, panic attack disorder, acute and chronic post-traumatic disorder, attachment disorder, adjustment disorder, attention/hyperactivity deficit disorder, borderline personality disorder, mood and affect disorder, substance abuse addiction, pornography addiction, relationship issues, complex grief trauma, major life transitions, forensic, trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, anger management, self-harm, depression and child abuse. 

 

Katryne utilizes evidenced-based treatment modalities. She uses an eclectic approach that is holistic, trauma-focused and person-centered. Part of her strategy approach includes principles and techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness techniques, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, unconditional positive regard, and motivational interviewing. Katryne also finds it helpful to find relevant and pertinent analogies to help deepen her clients’ understanding in their healing journey.

 

Katryne supports her clients by creating a safe environment where painful thoughts and feelings can be shared and processed without fear of judgment, and she helps her clients find the root causes of their problems when addressing difficult challenges. She utilizes empowerment strategies and techniques to help her clients increase self-awareness, self-insight, and guides their healing therapeutic process while providing ongoing emotional support.  

Katryne is pending credentialing with insurance. 

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