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Valyncia N. Graham, LCPC-S, Owner/Clinical Director
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
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.
Maryann Etukudo, LGPC
Maryann is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health from Bowie State University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from University of Maryland Easter Shore. Maryann has clinical experience in the areas of domestic violence, personal unfulfillment, gender dysmorphia, and anger management.
My goal is to provide you with the help and cultural understanding you need and deserve. I understand that at times making the decision to seek therapy can be difficult. I hope to not only diminish the stigma that comes with seeking therapy but to create a safe, and welcoming space where I will assist you by building on your current strengths.
My approach is tailored to meet the diversity of each individual client no matter your race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or religious affiliation. My multicultural background allows me to also connect with individuals struggling with cross-cultural, immigration, as well as acculturation issues.
I believe that one of the greatest feelings is discovering the best version of ourselves and I would love to assist you along this journey.
Shantae' Elliott-Lucas, LCPC-S
A native Washingtonian, Shantae’ Elliott-Lucas earned a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations from Trinity University. She continued her education at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she earned a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology. After graduation she began her career in mental health in 2012, working with clients in correctional settings.
Having a calling for helping those in crisis, she continued dedicating her work and research to the forensic population throughout her career. Serving at various correctional facilities in the state of Maryland, Shantae’ also spent years working as an in-home and community therapist to families and children.
With an approach of using methods tailored towards each client, she strives to meet the needs of her clients at their pace. Shantae’ earned her credentials as a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and prides herself on ensuring that she guides and assists upcoming professionals in the field.
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.
Shamonique Driskell, LCPC
Shamonique is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Shamonique received her Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services from Syracuse University. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University.
With over 10 years of experience, I have specialized training and experience in anxiety, depression, trauma, codependency, family conflict and domestic violence. I have spent the majority of my counseling career working passionately with at risk youth and families to create change from a strength-based perspective while regaining normalcy within their lives.
I provide engaging and transformative mental health counseling to adolescents, adults and families. I am dedicated to assisting individuals in healing from traumatic events while simultaneously incorporating new and healthy lifestyle changes. From my perspective, the client plays an integral role as the expert of their life and in sharing their journey with me, I hope to help them work towards sustainable growth and healing.
Allow me to help you navigate your challenges in a safe and supportive environment. My interactive, practical and casual therapeutic style will create a safe space for self-discovery and peace. Together we will tap into your strengths to tackle what no longer serves its purpose in your life.
14201 Laurel Park Dr. Suite 116 Laurel, MD 20707