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Our Therapists- Please note that not all Therapists have the same availability 


Sydney Bryson, LCPC

Always remember you are never alone as you think, or feel. Sydney Bryson is the Executive Clinical Director of Alek's House. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has practiced in the Metropolitan area since 2007.  She received her Masters in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology in 2005. Ms. Bryson is passionate about helping others through challenging situations. She aims to provide clients with support while empowering them to achieve their fullest potential whether it is at home, within their family, marriage or in the workplace. She realizes that each individual is unique and deserves to be treated as such. Ms. Bryson has worked closely with children, adolescents, adults and couples utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, which helps the clients to uncover and alter distortions of thought which may cause psychological distress. She has used this approach to work with a broad spectrum of problems including depression, anxiety, phobias and difficult relationships. She is committed to each individual’s journey to mental wellness and emotional balance. Finding the right therapist is key to one's success. Take that first step. 

Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM 

She also is available after hours for her clients experiencing a crisis.

Latarsha Walker, LCPC

Latarsha Walker is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor practicing for 15 years. She obtained her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in 2002. She works with children and adult clients serving in modalities of individual, family and group therapy. Ms. Walker's therapeutic approach includes multiple therapeutic techniques; which are employed to support and empower clients to achieve goals. Therapeutic techniques utilized are Person Centered Therapy, Family Therapy, and Reality Therapy. Populations served with these techniques are clients who experience symptoms related to anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia, environmental and relational problems. She believes each individual deserves to be treated with respect and live life to the highest potential with mental, developmental and emotional wellness.

 Office Hours: Monday through Friday taking first client at 10:00 AM and the last client at 5:30 PM.



Kehinde Paul, LGSW

Is a Licensed Masters Social Worker and has been practicing for 12 years. He has been working in this field for over 20 years and received his Masters Degree in Social Work in 2002. He works with children and adults providing individual and family therapy.  Many of his therapy sessions are community based and include in-school sessions as well as in home sessions.  He is a strong advocate for his clients and attends IEP meetings as well as facilitations conducted at the Maryland Department of Social Services.  Mr. Paul utilizes empowerment and strength based perspectives in treating his clients.  He also believes in meeting the client where they currently are ( i.e. emotionally, psychologically, and behaviorally).  He has worked with children, adolescents, and adults teaching them coping strategies, and minimizing maladaptive defense mechanisms. He has a strong background in working with adults with Axis 1 psychotic and mood disorders and understands the behaviors associated with them.  As well as substance abuse treatment, he is committed to dedicating his work to supporting our clients towards wellness and emotional stability. 

Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, & Friday 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM 

Valari Carreno, LCPC

Mrs. Carreno is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor specializing in individual, geriatric and family therapy.  Mrs. Carreno graduated from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York with a focus on psychology and sociology. This was followed by graduating from Bowie State University with a specialization in Counseling Psychology. With over 20 years of experience as a therapist, she has focused on particular areas; including thought & mood disorders, co-morbid medical & health concerns, aging, and geriatric care, as well as processing & managing grief.

 Office Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 8:30 AM -6:00 PM



    Kathleen M.A. Young, M.A., LCMFT

Kathleen Young is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been practicing for over 6 years in both California and Maryland, and graduated with a Master’s Degree  from Pacific Oaks College, California.  She conducts psychotherapy with children, teens and adults in providing individual, couples and family therapy. Ms. Young’s treatment emphasis includes Depression, Anxiety/Phobias, PTSD, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Pre-Marital and Marital Conflicts, Family Dynamic Conflicts, Behavioral Problems, as well as Personality Disorders and inter-relationship problems.  Her treatment interventions are eclectic including Family Systems, Client Centered, CBT, Attachment Theories, as well as Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic modalities. Ms. Young has a core belief that the life span of the human experience can be broadened and enhanced for every individual who has a desire for deeper insights, healing and self-understanding.  She believes that there are many approaches to outpatient psychotherapy and various formats in which it may occur. Despite variations, all psychotherapy is a two-way process that works especially well when clients and their clinicians can communicate safely and openly about their problems, thus paving the way to transformation and optimum mental health.

 Office Hours: Mondays through Wednesdays, and alternate Friday’s from 10:00AM - 6:00PM



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