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Take a Closer Look

Dr. Teressa Bowman

Serving DC,MD & VA CEO , Master psychotherapist, Approved Clinical Supervisor , Boost Approved Supervisor*

Dr. Teressa Bowman is a licensed professional counselor, DMV native, mother of two and owner of (VHH); a private therapy practice dedicated to improving the mental health of women, men, adolescents and couples. She has earned a B.S. in Psychology (UM, 2010), an M.A in Professional Counseling (LU, 2013) and Doctorate of Psychology (UoR, 2020). Dr. Bowman is licensed by the boards of Virginia, DC & Maryland. She has spoken for the National Alliance of Mental Illness and the Northern Virginia Society of Licensed Professional Counselors. Dr. Bowman firmly believes that it is both irresponsible and unethical to ignore our mental health, as we are the pillars of our communities and backbones of our families. She has more than 15 years of mental health experience. Specializing in trauma , teen issues , DBT ,CBT, EMDR, BIPOC  and LGBTQ. 

Imani Carter

Serving DC Only

Bowie state University graduate (2019) and Pre licensed professional serving clients in DC area by virtual appointment for your convenience . Fully licensed in Washington DC. specializing in anxiety, depression and helping you become the best you. If you are ready for change and improve emotional regulation using sound interventions you have come to the right place. No WAIT LIST .

Utilizing CBT and strength-based techniques; I intend to help you overcome mental roadblocks that impede growth. As a DMV native, I understand the unique stressors that we face and I look forward to assisting you in your journey . Thank you for prioritizing your mental health.

Available hours Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 5-7pm . Saturday mornings 10-2pm

Chantel William

Executive Administrative Assistant

We are delighted to introduce our dedicated Executive Assistant, Chantel Williams, who brings a wealth of experience in education and a profound commitment to mental health advocacy.

 

Chantel has spent the last 12 years immersed in the field of education, contributing significantly to the well-being and success of students. Currently overseeing Student Support Services at a high school, she has been a steadfast advocate for mental health and wellness initiatives. With a deep understanding of the challenges young individuals face, Chantel is passionate about creating a supportive and nurturing environment and aims to contribute to the office's mission of improving the health and well-being of all those we serve.

Adrian Holmes 

Serving VA only 

Ms. Adrian Holmes Ms. Holmes has experience working with individuals who are dealing with severe mental illness, addiction, trauma, depression and anxiety.  She started working for her local Community Service Board (CSB) on the crisis unit she enjoys working with children, teens and adults. Later, she branched out to working in community and residential settings with individuals coming out of inpatient treatment. "I take a person-centered, culturally competent approach to my work. I am currently a resident in counseling taking on new clients".

Shaakira Simmonds

Providing clinical supervision only to LGSW's in residency Boost Approved *

Welcome to the first step in pursuing a different you. We endure several challenges on a daily basis and various life experiences which could cause increased irritability, difficulty sleeping, sadness, and anger which may bring about feelings of worry, anxiety or depression. Let's talk about how we can work through challenges, focus on healing and growth. There is hope and power in therapeutic recovery with the support of a licensed professional. I work with parents, young adults and college students who are adjusting to life. Let's collaboratively start the journey of renewal.

My passion is to provide a trusting, safe supportive and therapeutic environment for you while you recover and heal from the challenges of life. Let's talk about self-care and regaining who you are. Taking time to process your thoughts and feelings while moving forward with support can provide the relief you want.

I approach each client uniquely using solution focused and strength based therapies in a no judgment atmosphere of honesty. Throughout my career, I have been honored to be trusted to strengthen lives by creating paths to growth, facilitate healing and encouraging all to be their authentic self. ONLINE ONLY

Ricky Coston Jr.

Serving VA only 

Ricky Coston Jr. is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors, the American School Counselor Association, and the Virginia School Counselor Association. He has several years of experience working with adolescents and families mostly in the school setting. In 2012, Ricky earned his B.A. in Psychology and B.A. in Philosophy from The College of William and Mary. In 2014 Ricky earned his M.Ed in School Counseling from The College of William and Mary. Ricky relies heavily on Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Ricky has been a Baptist Deacon for over 10 years, and he has experience preaching sermons and teaching Sunday School lessons for adults and the youth. In his free time, Ricky loves going to the gym, doing escape rooms, and spending time with family and friends. Ricky has practiced martial arts for over 15 years and has taught martial arts for over 5 years. Ricky has also self-published a book titled Making the Grade. Ricky believes that we are all a work in progress and that we should always set goals and find new ways to better ourselves. 

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Stacy Snow 

Serving VA only 

I obtained my BS degree in Psychology and Development form Liberty University, where I also received my MA in Professional Counseling as well as a MA in Human Services Counseling: Life Coach. My work began with troubled at-risk children in a level 5 school setting, there I counseled children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders, using CBT and Behavioral Therapy  to help them with anger management, crisis de-escalation and problem solving. I continued my career working as a therapeutic counselor at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington where I facilitated individual and group therapy for a wide range of clients who suffered from various mental health disorders. My most recent work was with the young mothers in the homelessness population. I provided individual and family counseling using CBT, MI and Narrative therapy. My goal of therapy is to provide a trusting, safe and non-judgmental environment, for others to engage in the healing process. I approach each client with empathy and an unbiased understanding so that they feel a sense of belonging, understand their worth and move from a place of hopelessness to  hope and purposeful living.  It is important  to allow the client to be active in their healing process as we work together in a partnership towards wellness. 

Calvin Anderson Jr.

Serving VA only 

Calvin M. Anderson Jr, has completed his Bachelors in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth

University (2020) and his Masters Social Work at Baylor University (2021). Calvin’s work is

Calvin has worked within the fields of education and in the mental health working with

individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, personality and mood disorders, and

children on the autism spectrum. These experiences have motivated him to pursue his LCSW to

be able to provide therapy for those who are seeking answers to questions they have always

had. Calvin believes that going through the process of therapy is a key component in healing,

and is necessary in order to fully experience life. Calvin has experience conducting group and

individual sessions. Calvin utilized Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered, and

Solution-Focused therapy. Calvin approaches every client with empathy and compassion, with

the belief that every individual is unique in their own way and should not be treated as such.

Calvin believes that every person is an expert in their own life and therapy provides a road map

for each person to grow and be the best version of themselves.

Shyanne Hardy

Masters Level Intern- Eligible to see clients with  Openpath, Cigna and private pay only . Serving DC , MD and VA 

Shyanne Hardy received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from George Mason University (GMU) in 2020 and is now GMU graduate student intern working on completing her graduate degree in clinical mental health counseling. During her childhood and teenage years, Shyanne was an Air Force military child and a young athlete who played soccer who recognized the lack of mental health aid particularly to the BIPOC community. Because of this, she plans to specialize on mental health concerns among collegiate athletes and military children, particularly of color.

Zainab
Kamara 

Masters Level Resident- Eligible to see clients with  Openpath, Cigna, Anthem and private pay only . Serving  VA 

I am a firm believer in the philosophy that everyone’ journey is unique, and despite the ups and downs of life, each individual is the experts in their life. Together on our journey we can help

navigate and cope with the challenges of life. I have experience using modalities such as Person-

Centered approach with the collaborative work from Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Solution-

Focused therapy and Motivational Interviewing, with the hope of supporting individuals in

identifying their desires and empowering them to make positive changes.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana, and a

Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology-

Washington DC campus. I have experience providing services to a variety of individuals in

various settings, including Emergency Services, Adult Detention Center, Mental Health institutes

and community based non-profit organizations under the domestic violence umbrella.

In addition to my work at Vision, Hope and Healing, I am a Crisis Intervention Specialist with

Fairfax County Government Community Services Board, and a State Certified Prescreener in the

state of Virginia. My work at the CSB allows me to work with individuals from all backgrounds

who experience co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders by helping them to

navigate the complexities of their life while managing their illness. I have worked with diverse

populations with an array of mental health symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, with co-occurring substance abuse and mood disorders.

I believe in the inherent resilience of the human spirit and embrace a strength-based lens when

working with individuals who have experienced trauma, and who experience other challenges

and stressors. I promote and embrace the value of human connection and the importance of

finding one’s purpose. My commitment to you is to empower you with the tools, training and

knowledge you will need to perform optimally each day. I strive to ultimately utilize a collaborative and compassionate approach to counseling which fosters hope, healing and

resilience. I would like to join you on this journey and travel through this thing called life. Let’s

connect!

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