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Valyncia N. Graham, LCPC-S, Owner/Clinical Director
Laurel, MD: in person only
Valyncia N. Graham holds many titles including Therapist, Minister, Entrepruneur, and Speaker. Valyncia is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Board Approved Supervisor in the state of Maryland. She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is the Owner and Clinical Director and Unstuck Counseling in Laurel, MD. Valyncia holds a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health and Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Washington Bible College. Valyncia has experience working in therapeutic settings with victims and perpetrators of Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence, Community Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Partial Hospitalization, Eating Disorders, and Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital within the Department of Corrections. She has received a certificate in Advanced Trauma Training, is EMDR Training and is currently working towards certification in EMDR.
Valyncia has a passion for helping her clients overcome their hurts and help them to create new experiences in the context of a safe, accepting, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship. Valyncia is able to partner with her clients on a journey of healing by using a 5 step approach to freedom:
- Telling the whole truth about what is.
- Accept what has/has not happened.
- Grieve the loss. All of it.
- Define/redefine your boundaries.
- Take risks by making a different choice.
Fun facts about Valyncia: she loves soul R&B and go-go. Rare Essence, Chuck Brown, Chaka Khan, Earth Wind and Fire, and Boyz II Men are some of her “go-to” artists. She loves Thai food, frozen pizza, gummy worms, and movie theater popcorn.
Tristin Malone, LCPC, Assistant Clinical Director
Laurel, MD: in person and telehealth
Tristin Malone is the Assistant Clinical Director at Unstuck Counseling. She is a Maryland native who has a passion for serving children, adults, and families within the mental health community. Tristin is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. Tristin holds a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Trinity Washington University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. Tristin is EMDR trained and has working experience in therapeutic settings such as Community Mental Health, Homeless Shelters, Outpatient Mental Health, and Trauma/Crisis Centers. Tristin has a passion to help her clients achieve and maintain their best quality of life and gain a positive sense of self through a holistic approach focusing on body, mind, and soul while integrating therapeutic techniques and creating a positive therapeutic alliance.
Adrienne Washington, LCPC
Adrienne is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Morgan State University. She continued her education at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in DC, where she earned a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology with a focus in Juvenile Justice. Adrienne has a background working with youth in a residential treatment center, victims of interpersonal violence, and youth diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. She also has research interest in early childhood interventions, implications of trans-racial adoption, and increasing self-efficacy among young women of color.
Amber Thrasher, LCSW-C
Amber Thrasher is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degree in Social Work at Morgan State University. Amber has experience in working with clients with complex trauma, foster youth, autism and community organizing.
My therapeutic philosophy is knowing is half the battle. Taking the brave step to participate in therapy is the start to making impactful change. Once in therapy, my goal is to support clients in developing clarity, motivation and self-mastery. I utilize a variety of person centered interventions to support clients in identifying skills to maneuver life’s challenges both internally and externally. My primary modalities include CBT and psychoeducation along with some DBT practices.
Alycia Thompson, LMSW
Alycia Thompson is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Maryland. Alycia earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Law and Society from Frostburg State University in 2011. She then obtained a master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California in 2016. Alycia has more than five years of experience providing therapy services. She works with diverse client populations, using a client centered approach.
14201 Laurel Park Dr. Suite 116 Laurel, MD 20707