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Licensed and Experienced Professionals Here to Guide You

Imagine waking up every morning feeling like you can take on the world. Imagine having the tools available to make educational decisions less challenging.  How great would that feel? We offer a wide range of counseling, educational, and psychological services to guide individuals through life’s most challenging and trying times.


Life can be difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional mental health service provider can make things better. We care about your well-being and provide you all the tools you need to seize the day and learn how to tackle even the most traumatic circumstances.

Rosalind R. Sheppard, Ph.D.

Rosalind R. Sheppard, Ph.D.

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Dr. Rosalind Sheppard has worked extensively with children, adults, and family systems for over 20 years.  She is a practicing school psychologist and has worked with students from birth to age 21 in three Maryland school districts.  Dr. Sheppard’s areas of expertise include depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, executive functioning weaknesses, and behavioral disorders.  She also provides pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling, grief counseling, and family therapy.  She works extensively with graduate student trainees to provide supervision for internships and post-doctoral experiences.  Dr. Sheppard’s assessment experience includes psychoeducational assessments and neuropsychology evaluations.  She works collaboratively with school systems and community supports.  In therapy, she utilizes a goal directed therapeutic approach that focuses on how thinking influences behavior.  Coping strategies and other positive interventions are utilized to help make lasting change.  Dr. Sheppard has extensive knowledge of the IEP and 504 processes and can help families navigate these supports.  As a psychologist, Dr. Sheppard strives to form a supportive, trusting relationship with clients to help foster growth.  She responds to the needs of clients in a nonjudgmental way.  

 

Clinicians

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Amira Boylston, Ph.D.

Dr. Amira Boylston is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a Psychology Associate with over six years of experience working with youth, adolescents, and their families. She is very passionate about helping individuals overcome barriers in their own lives in order to achieve their goals and thrive.


Dr. Boylston’s expertise includes working with clients on a variety of challenges such as anxiety, depression, anger management, and parenting issues. She has also worked with individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders.


In therapy, Dr. Boylston uses a cognitive-behavioral approach as well as other coping strategies to help her clients reduce stress in their lives. Additionally, she has extensive experience with psychoeducational assessments and navigating the special education process within the public school system.


Dr. Boylston received her master's, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees in School Psychology from the University of South Florida, and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Tufts University.

 
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Monique Easley, M.A., C.A.S.

Ms. Monique Easley is a Certified School Psychologist and Psychology Associate with several years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various capacities. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Towson University and her masters with a certificate of advanced study in School Psychology from Bowie State University. Ms. Easley has a passion for helping others to recognize their full potential in order to live life as the best version of themselves.

Ms. Easley has worked with individuals to develop strategies to manage anxiety, anger, and stress caused by various life events. Ms. Easley also has experience working with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive functioning difficulties, and social-emotional challenges. Additionally, Ms. Easley has experience with psychoeducational assessments and supporting families with understanding and navigating the special education process.

As a researcher, Ms. Easley has examined the impact of self-affirmations on an individual’s level of self-esteem and self-love, healing through writing, and utilizing different modalities such as quotes, music, and affirmations to facilitate healing.

As a therapist, Ms. Easley utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, self-love theory, and other coping strategies to support her clients on their individual growth journeys. Ms. Easley makes it a priority to create a safe space for her clients to help them build their capacity and grow in their individual journeys.