NaTasha Benjamin is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) for the State of Maryland; having previously maintained clinical licensure for the State of North Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She is also a National Certified Counselor and received her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2012 from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Prior to obtaining her Masters, NaTasha worked in the mental health field for nearly ten years serving children and adolescents in the school and community settings as well as adults who were at-risk for homelessness, incarceration, or psychiatric hospitalization. She has also co-facilitated psychoeducational groups for male offenders of domestic violence who were court-ordered into treatment; as well as has provided therapeutic support to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. NaTasha currently works as a mental health clinician in the government sector.
NaTasha’s clinical approach is rooted in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT); helping individuals understand that the way they interact and deal with difficult situations is heavily based on their thoughts and feelings about themselves and the world around them. Through collaboration, NaTasha helps guide her clients towards decreasing and/or eliminating problematic thoughts, behaviors, and coping strategies and replacing them with healthier and more positive ones to enhance life-satisfaction. She has also had extensive trauma-focused training for both adolescent and adult populations.
Jasmine Gary is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in both Maryland and Washington, D.C., currently practicing under a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She received her Masters in Counseling Psychology in 2014 from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and holds a Bachelors in Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University. She has experience working with adults living with complex mental illnesses and those experiencing stress, depression, and anxiety. Jasmine is also a certified instructor with Crisis Prevention Institute.
Jasmine is passionate about holistic health and wellness of her clients. She practices from a trauma focused framework, while working to help her clients identify patterns that hinder them in their day to day functioning. Jasmine utilizes techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, and mental grounding to help calm the mind from racing thoughts. She also encourages self-reflective work for people who are looking to identify triggers to behaviors; including journaling and mood/symptom tracking. Jasmine believes that each individual is the expert of their own life and counseling is a valuable pathway to integrating the mind, body, and spirit.