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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:

  1. Telling the whole truth about what is.
  2. Accept what has/has not happened.
  3. Grieve the loss. All of it.
  4. Define/redefine your boundaries.
  5. 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, LCPC

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

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.

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.

Zena White, LGPC

Zena is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Zena has clinical experience in the areas of codependency, mood and anxiety disorders, family conflict, narcissistic abuse, gender dysphoria, career changes, childhood trauma, and suicidal ideations. I provide services to couples, adolescents, adults, and families. I employ Narrative and Jungian approaches. I am passionate in helping individuals take charge and become the sole authors of their experiences and story. Along with mindfulness and breath work, I explore many avenues in therapeutic interventions such as dream work, conversations about our cultures and spiritual practices in order to understand a client’s holistic needs. My goal is to provide support and insight to my clients in order to amplify their intuition so they can feel secure in making decisions that best serve them. I hope to give a different perspective of what mental health counseling is to Black and Brown people across the diaspora. 

Ubong Inyang, LGPC

Ubong Inyang is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor. He received his undergraduate degree from East Stroudsburg University in Psychology Counseling and his Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He has experience counseling families, adolescents and children and couples. He has also worked in adult residential facilities, juvenile detention centers and mentoring programs. 

He has an eclectic approach with a focus in Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and facets of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. He is an advocate for mindfulness and helping clients be the author of their story through controlling their emotions and building strong, lasting relationships. If you’re struggling to label or identify emotions he can help build an emotional vocabulary with psycho education. He plans to impact his clients through genuineness and authenticity and give them the tools to regulate themselves. He hopes to be a catalyst for change in order to help clients reach their full potential.

Shanita Newman, LGPC

Shanita Newman is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor for the state of Maryland. She is a graduate of The University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology; Trinity Washington with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience working with unhoused youth in Washington DC as well as experience servicing pregnant people and their families in the lower wards of Washington DC. Shanita has experience working in Prince George’s County Public Schools as both an instructional assistant in the special education department as well as a mental health clinician. As seen in the HBO original docuseries, Black and Missing, produced by Soledad O’Brien in partnership with Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. 

Shanita has provided therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families. She works with both individuals and groups to provide therapeutic treatment.  She specializes in working with teens and millennial women dealing with issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, identity development, phase of life, life transitions, etc. Shanita’s goal is to be for others what she needed when she was navigating her adolescents as well as her young adulthood. She has worked hard to create safe spaces for people to see themselves and begin their own journey of healing and self-discovery.

ADDRESS

14201 Laurel Park Dr. Suite 116 Laurel, MD 20707

PHONE

240-806-8401

EMAIL

info@unstuckcounseling.com