We aim to assist our clients in healing the mind, body and spirit connection by utilizing treatment plans that incorporate not only traditional psychotherapy, but healthy eating, exercise, meditation, yoga and wellness.
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What We Do
We offer a variety of counseling and general therapy services to clients in the Washington DC area. We're available for traditional face-to-face counseling as well as telemental health counseling. Get in touch with our staff for more information!
Meet our staff of experience professionals! We're looking forward to working with you to help you get exactly where you want to be! We have a variety of counseling services in the Washington DC area.
Dr. M. Nickleson Battle, Jr. "Dr. Nick"
Dr. Nick is a licensed counselor in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors as Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and holds a Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University and a BS in Psychology and a Master of Science Degree in Psychology with specialization in Leadership Coaching and Development from Capella University. Dr. Nick’s approach to psychotherapy and counseling is based on Dr. William Glasser’s Reality
Therapy. Reality Therapy focuses on the three R’s realism, responsibility, and right-and-wrong,
rather than symptoms of mental disorders. By utilizing Reality Therapy approaches Dr. Nick
works with the client to focus on their here-and-now actions to learn to use new skills, behaviors, actions in order to develop their problem-solving skills.
In addition to his work in private practice he serves on several boards and works with various
non-profits in the Washington metropolitan area.
His professional affiliations include both the American Counseling and Psychological Associations, Maryland Counseling and Psychology Associations, and The Black Doctoral Network.
Dr. Kerri legette-mccoullough
Dr. Kerri C. Legette McCullough is licensed professional counselor in DC and MD. She is Nationally Certified Counselor and a graduate of the Community Counseling Master of Arts program at Argosy University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Johnson C. Smith University in 2004 and her Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Central University in 2007. She has a doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University. Her research interest include: colorism and the development of self-esteem, intimate partner violence and it intersection with substance use, and offender re-entry. Her some of her professional memberships include American Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society.
Dr. Legette McCoullough's utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Strength Based Approaches with her clients. CBT stresses the role of thinking and its effects on how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings. This type of therapy assists the client in identifying, testing the reality of, and correcting dysfunctional beliefs underlying his or her thinking. CBT is a structured collaboration between therapist and client and often calls for homework assignments.
Kerri believes that every person is resilient and has the capacity to heal and live a full life. Therapy is one way for the client to move beyond life's difficulties and claim the life they want.
It takes a great deal of strength to seek out help. Kerri offers a safe space for self-exploration so that the client can develop constructive coping skills, healthier relationships, deeper self- awareness, personal growth, and increased self-esteem. Kerri has experience in working with individuals and groups in a variety of areas. Some of those areas include: trauma, addiction, and self-injury.
Dr. demitri kornegay
Dr, Demitri C. Kornegay, retired as a lieutenant after 31 years with the Montgomery County Police Department in Montgomery County, Maryland, in 2014. During his career, he has worked with Special Assignment Teams, the Special Investigations Division, School Security, the Traffic Division, Applicant Background Investigations, Internal Affairs and the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit of the Emergency Response Team. He has been a police-community relations specialist for WHUR-FM.
Dr. Kornegay was a high school All-American in football and attended the University of Richmond, Virginia, on an athletic scholarship and graduated in 1979 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Speech Communications and Theater Arts. He minored in Sociology. He graduated from Bowie State University in 2010 after earning his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. He earned his Doctorate degree in Education from Argosy University. His major was Counseling Education and Supervision. He is also a member of Leadership Prince George’s.
In the 1970’s, this “Outstanding Young Man of America” nominee tutored juvenile offenders at the Virginia Penitentiary in the city of Richmond, Virginia. In the 1980’s, this member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. volunteered his time and services to the Washington Urban League as an elementary school tutor in their "Operation Rescue" program in Washington, D.C. In the 1990’s this two time winner of the J. Franklin Bourne Association's prestigious, "Award for Community Service," was ordained a Deacon at the Galilee Baptist Church and developed and still runs a 12-week, Rites of Passage program for young men called "Men Under Construction."
This “Legacy of Excellence” award winner from agoodblackman.com and the “Religious Leader of the Year” recipient from the Gamma Pi (graduate chapter) of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., helped coach the Gwynn Park High School football team from “worst to first” when they went undefeated in 2005 and won the Maryland Public School Athletic Association’s State Football Championship. As runningback coach and team counselor, he was known as “Coach Deacon.” He also mentored elementary school children in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Dr. Kornegay has authored two books; "Dear Rhonda-Life Lessons From A Father to His Daughter,” and “Man Up! – No Excuses – Do The Work!”. Both were written with the goal of “leveling the playing field,” for the thousands of young men and women who either didn’t know or barely knew their fathers. These books were so well received he has appeared on such television broadcasts as "Good Morning America, The View, Black Men Revealed and Fox Mornings to discuss them. His private work in the community has been featured in the NAACP’s “CRISIS” magazine and “Black Enterprise magazine.”
Demitri C. Kornegay, Ed.D., NCC, LCPC, is a nationally certified counselor who is also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). In addition to teaching graduate courses at Bowie State and Johns Hopkins Universities, he has provided mental health counseling for people of all ages in the Washington Metropolitan area since 2015. Dr. Kornegay has conducted workshops and forums at the D.C. Department of Corrections, the Prince George's County, Maryland, Fatherhood Conference, the African American Male Empowerment Summit, African American Women On Tour, and Blacks In Government (BIG). He has been a Visiting Scholar at Hampton University, in Hampton Va., and Clark Atlanta University, in Atlanta, Ga.
dr. tricialand hilliard "dr. T"
Dr. Tricialand M. Hilliard, affectionately known as “Dr. T”. She is a licensed professional counselor in Maryland. She is a National Board of Certified Counselors and Qualified Mental Health Professional. Dr.T earned her doctorate from Argosy University in Counseling Education and Supervision. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Hampton University in 2005.
She has over 18 years of clinical experience working with a diverse population of adults, professionals, children, couples, and families. Dr. T’s clinical background and training for clients who have experienced; child abuse, suicide, co-occurring disorders, addictions, depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use disorders, relationship issues, emotional regulations, work/life balance management, young adults, self-care, women and children.
She supports individuals by utilizing a holistic approach; Adlerian Therapy. Dr. T, is an Adlerian, who believes in goal-centered practices with the key concept of understanding and accepting interconnectedness through positive growth despite the situation. Developed by Alfred Adler, Individual psychology helps individuals focus their works in the present. This creates a moment for change and growth identified through self-awareness, feelings, actions and behaviors. Dr. T will work to help Identify short term goals based on strength and resilience for each lifestyle tasks; self/love, work, family, spirituality, leisure intervention in each session.
Her women focused self-care work help professionals and caregivers struggling with priorities, professional impairment, compassion fatigue and professional burn-out. With over 10 year of clinician experience, she is the subject matter expertise in gender-specific interventions to include self-care practices and overall wellness for professional Black and Brown women. Dr. T specializes in group and individual work with Black and Brown women on various lifestyle tasks combined with “Superwomen Syndrome”. In this gender-specific safe space for women therapy work on the finding your inner purpose is based on utilizing the “S.H.I.F.T” (self-healing in focused treatment).
Dr. T believes optimal wellness for professionals who serve others must first come from self. She will help you take care of you!
Her professional affiliations include both the American Counseling and Psychological Associations, Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society American, Multicultural Counseling Division, Maryland Counseling and Therapy for Black Girls.
dr. letea perry
Dr. LeTea Perry is currently balancing life, work and wellness. Dr. Perry has been in the mental health field since 2003 and worked with populations such as: chronically mentally ill, homeless families, as well as children and adults with disabilities. She has been in the Calvert County school system since 2010. She has her B.S. from Pennsylvania State University in Psychology with a concentration in Business. In addition, she attained her M.Ed. in School Counseling with a specialization in Adlerian Theory from Bowie State University. Dr. Perry has received her Doctorate of Education from Argosy University in the concentration of Counselor Education and Supervision. She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor and attained her license as a professional counselor. Her passion and research focus has been the single minority woman’s experience and their quality of life issues as it relates to relationships, health, Superwoman Syndrome and wellness. For her doctoral thesis, she researched the impact of fairy tale media exposure on the love attitudes and life satisfaction of African American single women. The story of the African American woman is often untold in Social Science research and Dr. Perry has added to the data with her groundbreaking study.
Dr. Perry is a published co-author in the SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling. She has been featured on the Lanada Williams Radio Show twice in 2016 and in the Counseling Today November 2017 issue. She was a consultant for the Equity and Diversity Leadership Team for Calvert County Public Schools and was a consultant for the Threat Assessment Task Force Committee. She is currently Co-Chair for the Educational Committee Youth Conference Division for Concerned Black Women of Calvert County, a professional high school counselor for Calvert County public schools, an Upward Bound counselor for Howard University, mentor, Third Vice President of National Council of Negro Women Washington Section, transformational public speaker, adjunct professor in the DC area, and an advocate for multicultural competency within the educational as well as mental health community.
Dr. Perry tries to always be on the cusp of mental health and diversity trainings. She recently developed a training and is in the process of implementation on How to be an Ally to Transgender Youth for School Personnel. It is her goal to be a positive influence for others in order to help them reach their full potential in the areas of education, wellness, advocacy and quality of life.