Staff

 

PGW believes that the healing experience begins with finding the right therapist. Together we can partner with you on your road to good health. PGW has a number of licensed psychologists and counselors with diverse interests and specialties to address specific concerns. Take a moment to review our backgrounds so that you can feel assured that you are beginning your journey with a therapist who will best meet your needs.

Tuesday
Sep092014

Dr. Maia Coleman King, Ph.D.

Dr. Maia Coleman King is a licensed clinical psychologist who treats patients for individual, group and couples therapy. As a partner at PGW, Dr. Coleman King balances the roles of clinician, supervisor and Assistant Clinical Psychology Professor for The George Washington University.  Dr. Coleman King specializes in treating women struggling with symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as couples seeking assistance in building communication skills, overcoming differences, and making decisions that are more satisfying.  In addition, she has over ten years of experience in the psychological assessment of children, adults and forensic populations. 

Dr. Coleman King earned her Ph.D. at Howard University in Clinical Psychology in 2004. She is also a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where she earned a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology. Dr. Coleman King completed her Internship at the APA-accredited Howard University Counseling Service Internship Program. She has five years of experience working as a Certified School Psychologist in the District of Columbia Public School System, and was promoted in her last year to a Psychology Program Manager for the District. Dr. Coleman King completed a Post-Graduate Fellowship with the Washington Chapter of the New York Freudian Society and is a professional member of the American Psychological Association as well as the Association for Black Psychologists.  She has been invited to speak on numerous health panels, has appeared in local and national media outlets (including television, newspaper and magazine), and has recently been asked to become a recurring guest on Skyline 360, a weekly radio program on WVLS Radio.     

 

 

Tuesday
Sep092014

Katharine Marshall Woods, Psy.D

Katherine Marshall Woods, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with a rich clinical background. Her specialties include working with children, adolescents and adults who experience mental illness, life transitions and interpersonal difficulties. Dr. Marshall Woods earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in psychology from The George Washington University in 1998. Thereafter, she continued her education at The George Washington University where she obtained her doctoral degree in 2004. Dr. Marshall Woods served five years within the District of Columbia Public Schools as a certified school psychologist providing primarily psychological assessments to school-aged children. In 2008-2009, Dr. Marshall Woods provided individual, family, and marital psychotherapy to active military personnel in the Middle East of Doha, Qatar. In working with the troops, Dr. Marshall Woods provided intervention services to individuals with anxiety, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and family and marital conflicts.

Today, Dr. Marshall Woods is a partner at Psychological Group of Washington and serves as manager, clinician, and supervisor. Dr. Marshall Woods provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults experiencing academic and interpersonal transitions, and administers psychological assessments. She has extensive training provided by the Department of Disability Services to execute and supervise Diagnostic Assessments Reports and Behavior Support Plans. Dr. Marshall Woods provides clinical supervision to those in pursuit of their clinical license and students obtaining their doctoral degree in psychology. She has held an Assistant Clinical Psychology Professor position with The George Washington University for the last six years. She is presently a monthly columnist for EmPower Magazine, where she responds to readers questions regarding life’s challenges. Dr. Marshall Woods has been a recurrent guest speaker at Howard University and additional institutions to discuss various topics which include the DSM, stress management and emotional fitness. She has appeared on a number of media outlets such as News Channel 8, In Transition, NPR and The Huffington Post. Dr. Marshall Woods is also a trained mental health professional with the American Red Cross, providing psychological crisis intervention services to those who have experienced trauma by a natural disaster.

Tuesday
Sep092014

Dr. Victoria Sylos-Labini, Ph.D.

Dr. Victoria Sylos-Labini has extensive experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults with a wide variety of presentations. She specializes in treating mood disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), academic and behavioral problems, interpersonal issues, and grief and loss. She provides these interventions in individual, family, and group formats. Her therapeutic style aims to increase self-awareness, self-esteem, and personal strengths.

Dr. Sylos-Labini’s research and training includes working with ethnic minority youth and families struggling with parenting, acculturation, and adjustment issues. In addition, she has substantial experience conducting psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults as well as psychosexual evaluations for children. 

Dr. Sylos-Labini received her Master’s in Science and doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University’s APA-accredited doctoral program. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology at Fairfield University. Dr. Sylos-Labini is a native to the Washington DC area and has a bicultural background. She is able to provide services in Italian, and has Spanish comprehension. 

Tuesday
Sep092014

Dr. Lily Kaye, Ph.D.

Dr. Lily Kaye is a generalist with a diverse clinical background.  She works with a variety of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, adjustment, personal growth and acceptance, familial and interpersonal/relational issues, disordered eating, weight loss, and connections between physical and mental health.  Dr. Kaye has provided therapy in various settings, including an OCD/Anxiety Disorders Specialty Clinic, a Veterans hospital, a Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Department, and a university counseling center.  Dr. Kaye provides an individualized approach to therapy, with an integration of cognitive-behavioral strategies, mindfulness and acceptance therapies, and components of multicultural and humanistic perspectives.

Dr. Kaye graduated from the University of Florida summa cum laude with bachelors’ degrees in psychology and linguistics. She received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Florida’s. Dr. Kaye’s research is in the area of health psychology, including prevention and early intervention of obesity, strategies for decreasing health disparities among racial/ethnic minority and low-income populations, and variables impacting engagement in health behaviors.

 

Tuesday
Sep092014

Dr. Ellen Connell, Ph.D.

Dr. Ellen Connell is a Clinical Psychologist, licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and California. She has extensive experience working with adults and adolescents in individual psychotherapy, and she specializes in treating issues of anxiety, social anxiety, self-esteem, depression, interpersonal relations, and emotional regulation.

Dr. Connell was trained in both Integrative Psychotherapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, where she obtained a doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2012. Her undergraduate degree was from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she also studied Psychology.  In between, Dr. Connell spent several years working in the animated television and film industry, and she enjoys incorporating her knowledge of creative industries to help patients who wish to increase their creativity and their personal effectiveness in the workplace.

When working with patients, Dr. Connell takes an integrative approach to therapy, considering all aspects of a person’s well-being—mind, body, and spirit. She often incorporates mindfulness and mind-body psychology techniques to help patients manage their anxiety and increase their sense of well-being. 

Tuesday
Sep092014

Danielle Blessing, M.A., LMFT 

Ms. Blessing is a Licensed marriage and Family Therapist in the District of Columbia. She earned her Master's degree from LaSalle University in Clinical Counseling Psychology, with a focus in marriage and Family Therapy. Her experience includes working in homes, residential facilities, schools, and outpatient office settings. 

Presently, Ms. Blessing works with a diverse client base including families, couples, and individuals. She uses various therapeutic approaches, tailored to each individual client’s needs. She enjoys engaging adolescents and children by using fun and creative techniques such as art, games and music.

Her supportive and accepting demeanor creates a warm environment for clients to feel comfortable being open with their feelings. She is compassionate, understanding and patient as she guides clients through their journey of change. Ms. Blessing truly enjoys the work that she does and has genuine interest helping others to create healthier and happier lives.

Tuesday
Sep092014

Paris Gasique 

Paris Gasque, LICSW is a consultant who will earn her doctoral degree in Educational Psychology from Howard University in 2013. She provides individual, family, group therapy as well as evaluations and assessments. Ms. Gasque has extensive experience in special education within local school districts, including experience as a school psychologist. Her skillset also includes teaching, administration leadership, and organizational training and professional development

Tuesday
Sep092014

Adaugo Ohanyerenwa 

Adaugo Ohanyerenwa is a licensed clinical professional counselor with experience providing therapy to adolescents, adults, and family exposed to trauma and violence and experiencing, mental illness, life transitions, and interpersonal/relational issues. She utilizes creative techniques through art and music to engage with clients and provides an individualized approach to therapy with an integration of cognitive behavioral and solution-focused techniques.  She strives to help her clients identify their own solutions; improve their self-esteem, self-awareness, personal strengths, and overall mental health and well being.  Ms. Ohanyerenwa has extensive training in providing community based interventions and home therapy to low-income families and ethnic minorities, especially individuals of African descent.

Today, Adaugo Ohanyerenwa serves as the Family Services Team Lead Supervisor  for the Office of Specialize Instructions – Early Childhood Education Division.  She supervises a team of parent outreach coordinators, social workers, mental health counselors, and interns from Howard University in providing mental health services and parent engagement activities to families attending the District of Columbia Public Schools early childhood programs.

Adaugo Ohanyerenwa received her Master of Arts from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago with a focus in Clinical Counseling.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in both psychology and sociology from Georgetown University.  Adaugo Ohanyerenwa is a native the Washington, DC area and lived in Chicago, IL, and Los Angeles, CA.   

Tuesday
Sep092014

April Preston, LMFT

April Preston is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, from St. Paul, MN. She earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University. Ms. Preston enjoys working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families.  She has experience providing psychotherapy to disenfranchised populations.

She has worked with those with low income, as well as those experiencing homelessness. Ms. Preston utilizes an array of therapeutic approaches. She specializes in systems, and family dynamics. She also has a strong love for community and cultural matters. Ms. Preston believes her clients are the experts of their own lives. She seeks to assist her clients in embracing their strengths, honoring their areas of growth, and identifying the life they want to live.

Tuesday
Sep092014

Board Members