Client Care Coordinators

Ashly G.

Client Care Coordinator

Ashly is one of our Client Care Coordinator (3C’s)  and your first point of contact when you call Mindview Behavioral Mental Health and Wellness. Her bubbly, happy, cheerful voice will be the first voice you hear over the phone or hear in person that will make you feel welcome, cheerful, and comfortable. She is very personable, caring and a great fit for what our client needs. She is a “She’s a smile to light your day”.

Genesis R.

client care coordinator (3c's)

Genesis-another wonderful addition to our Client Care Coordinator (3C’s) and your first point of contact when you call Mindview Behavioral Mental Health and Wellness. She has a bright, light and funny personality that is very intuitive, accommodating and overreaching when it comes to providing support for our clients. She is very welcoming and personable as well.

Therapists

Philicia Ross

Licensed Masters Social Worker /Therapist

Hey! I’m Philicia (She/Her)! I am a cis-gendered anime enthusiast and licensed trauma-informed license therapist practicing in the D.C. Metro Area. When I was younger, I knew I had a gift for meeting people where they are and helping them gather resources to move forward. A descendant of a long line of healers, there was an aspect to overall wellbeing that I noticed was often absent from the conversation, mental health. Upon further research, I discovered that resources weren’t readily available for mental health in my community as a teenager. Thus, my purpose emerged. In 2015, I graduated from Washington Adventist University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology, then went on to graduate from Simmons Universities Masters of Clinical Social Work Program in 2019. Within that time, I served homeless youth, individuals in intensive outpatient settings, and adults in crisis centers.

As a therapist, I teach and support individuals- school aged children, adolescents, adults and teens to un-anchor from unhealthy patterns and thrive. They create stronger bonds with themselves and their environments. I look at the dynamics of the trauma and help navigate the murkiness so that the steps forward are more transparent through an integrative and eclectic approach. These approaches consist of CBT, DBT, psychodynamic, and narrative therapeutic approaches. I am a voracious learner so adding new modalities to my toolbox is always at the forefront of my mind. Empowering others to take the essential steps can lead to incredible and powerful results. I am also Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained. 

I work from a person-centered and relational approach. I note how relationships, especially those you have with yourself, affect how you move in your world. I also utilize a trauma-informed perspective to recognize how things of the past may inform you in the present. Lastly, I work from a culturally competent stance, where I acknowledge the whole of your identity, and it’s intersectionalities. You deserve to take up space in a room and be identified by others the same way you do yourself.

“I believe that therapy is a collaborative work. We work together where you hand me the life that you desire, and I give you the tools it'll take to understand, unlearn, and unleash it”.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners

UMU BENJAMIN

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Umu Coomber-Benjamin is a Board Certified Adult Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) with a Master’s degree in Nursing and a specialization in Psychiatric Mental Health Care. My training allows me to conduct psychiatric evaluations, make diagnoses, prescribe medications and supplements, and do nutritional and wellness counseling. I come from a holistic and integrative approach focus, focusing on the whole person, mind and body. Nutrition, exercise and therapy and how it affects our physical and mental health is of particular interest to me. My approach to patient management is to prescribe medications in a conservative, effective and safe manner.
Umu Coomber-Benjamin academic background is significant for having acquire her Bachelors of Science in Nursing with Hampton University. She further her education by acquiring her Masters of Nursing Science in Psychiatric Mental Health at Walden University. She is currently completing her integrative functional psychiatry fellowship with Dr James Greenblatts of Redefined Psychiatry.


NP Benjamin clinical background and experience have primarily been focused on the treatment of children and adults in an outpatient setting with previous experience with my previous experienced included inpatient and partial hospitalization program treatment of children and adults. I have experience with the treatment of broad spectrum of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, panic, mania/hypomania (bipolar), psychosis, attention deficits and hyperactivity (ADHD), post-traumatic stress (PTSD), Traumas, personality disorders, substance abuse and dependence and more.
Prior to earning her master’s degree, she worked as a certified critical care registered nurse in Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit treating babies and kids with congenital cardiac dysfunctions and defects, to moving into Trauma Intensive Care treating adolescents and adults post traumatic medical emergencies, into Adult Cardiovascular Unit post heart transplant, valves replacement, on ventricular assistive devices to heart attack and bypasses, into inpatient psychiatry locked down unit for the last 14 years. All of these experiences and exposures have been significantly tremendous to my growth as an individual and a provider

Umu Coomber- Benjamin practiced as a PMHNP initially inpatient pediatric psychiatry unit, transiting to partial hospitalization pediatrics into outpatient family psychiatry. In all of these settings, she became aware of the significant impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences or Exposures directly contribute to the instabilities of youth’s mental health disorders. acquired experience working with very complex patients, including the chronically mental ill. Many of her youth clients were already struggling with significant medical metabolic dysfunctions and physical health problems as a secondary exposure due to mental health disorder. This observation brought about her passion to further her clinical practice in using holistic, integrative, interconnectedness and Interdisciplinary approach with significant emphasis on psychoeducation on aspects of nutritional, activity, genetics, epigenetics, trauma, toxins and environmental impact to lessen the burden of mental health disorder in her client population.
Her experience has primarily been focused on the treatment of children and adults in an outpatient setting with previous experienced with inpatient and partial hospitalization program treatment of children and adults. She is experienced with the treatment of broad spectrum of disorders including depression, anxiety, panic, mania/hypomania (bipolar), psychosis, attention deficits and hyperactivity (ADHD), post-traumatic stress (PTSD), personality disorders, substance abuse and dependence and more.

“I believe psychiatric medications can be extremely beneficial in many cases. I also believe medications are not for anyone, and at time for some individuals, not as beneficial due to the added burden of side effects and possible genetic predisposition causing increase side effect or lack of effectiveness.

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