Dr. Sandra Lake is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse practitioner with over 10 years in the healthcare industry. She has worked in different fields of healthcare, Intensive care, Medical-surgical, Mental health, telemetry, and obstetrics to name a few. She has both inpatient and outpatient experience. Dr. Lake earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Washington Adventist University, where she graduated Cum Laude. She went on to complete her Master’s degree in nursing and her Doctoral degree in nursing at the University of South Alabama. She is an active member of various medical societies, including the Nurse Practitioners Association of Maryland, the World Association of Academic Doctors, and the National Association of Nigerian Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Lake enjoy spending time with her family when she is not working.
Dr. Lake is very compassionate, caring, listens, non-judgmental and treat everyone with dignity, empathy, and respect. Dr. Lake focuses on the individual as a whole, and collaborates with other professionals that are involved in her patient’s care to ensure optimal stability, thus promoting good quality of life. Dr. Lake provides medication management for all mood (depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, schizophrenia, PTSD, etc) and mental health disorders, including Suboxone for persons struggling with Opioid Use and Vivitrol for persons struggling with Alcohol Use. Dr. Lake work with other professionals to help her patients that are struggling with Substance abuse to prevent relapse.
Dr. Lake will listen to you and discern the best treatment approach. Make the call today to begin the journey to a brighter future. Dr. Lake specialize in ADHD treatment as well.
Dr. Cheryl Samuels Campbell, Ed.D., LCPC
Dr. Cheryl Samuels Campbell is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland, an education and professional services consultant, a lifelong learner, and a seeker of personal growth and transformation. She has over 10 years of experience providing individual and group counseling services in both outpatient mental health and corporate settings. Dr. Cheryl firmly believes in a client’s innate ability to overcome adversity, strengthen resilience, heal, and grow. She applies a client-centered approach to facilitate a client’s healing journey and to celebrate accomplishments along the way. She has counseled children, adolescents, and adults from age eight to sixty years who self-referred for services, were referred by a social services agency, or were court-mandated. As a result, Dr. Cheryl’s adult clientele is diverse. It has included homeless veterans, board-certified physicians, management consultants, landscape workers, and supermarket cashiers.
Dr. Cheryl earned a Master of Science in Organizational Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and a Doctorate in Educational Technology, Media, and Instructional Systems from Columbia University. Her certifications include Myers Briggs Type Indicator Practitioner, Change Management Advanced Practitioner, and Kirkpatrick Training Evaluation, Silver Level.
Tricialland Hilliard, PhD, LCPC, MA Psychotherapist
Based in College Park, MD, Dr. Tricialland Hilliard is a detail-oriented and empathetic psychotherapist. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Hampton University. She pursued her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Bowie State University. Furthermore, she earned her Ph.D. in counseling education and supervision from Argosy University. Dr. Hilliard is currently a practitioner at Nimel Mental Health. She is skilled in treating conditions such as autism, dementia, stress, suicidal tendencies, social anxiety, and emotional abuse. She also conducts sessions for stress management, counseling for marriage, and relationships, and provides therapies. Dr. Hilliard is actively involved in community services. She is a member of the National Council of Negro Women, Health Communities in the Inner City, and Benning Terrance Community Power Initiative Project. With an immense interest in helping people lead better lives, the care she provides is explicable and top-notch.
Dione Finney, LCPC Psychotherapist
Have you come to the place where life is overwhelming and repeated destructive behaviors, or worry, is chiseling away at your sense of quiet confidence? No matter what has brought you to this moment, you do not have to go it alone. My clinical work includes, but is not limited to issues of grief, relationships, depression, self-esteem, anxiety and more among women, adults, and seniors. When facing life issues, I believe a person’s mental and spiritual health is the life force to achieve wholeness and purpose – a quiet confidence. I offer a holistic approach with a blend of personal and professional experience in a safe environment, giving freedom to express your emotions and to be heard without judgment. Let’s begin your journey towards living your purpose today.
Michelle Tucker-Jones, PMH Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Michelle Tucker-Jones is a Board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with 20 plus years of nursing experience in various specialties such as cardiac, medical-surgical, home health, hospice, correctional medicine, travel nursing, occupational health and management. She has worked various institutions both large and small on the west and east coast allowing her to care for people from a multitude of diverse backgrounds. She completed her Masters of Nursing for Family Nurse Practitioner at Bowie State University and her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree at Washburn University. She holds a Post Masters certificate in Nutrition and Integrative Health and a certificate in Health Coaching. Mrs. Tucker-Jones has worked in Family Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, Functional Medicine, Mental Health, occupational medicine and has performed Veteran disability and compensation exams. as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Mrs. Tucker-Jones’s goal is to assist people in achieving a healthy balanced mind, body and spirit.
Melanie Stettz, LCSW-C
Melanie Stettz, LCSW-C was awarded her MSW in Clinical Behavioral Health from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She earned her B.A. from Georgetown University and an MBA from George Washington University. Melanie has experience in providing therapy to couples, families, children, teens, and adults. She is well-versed in group therapy and has been honored to work with hospice patients, military populations and those living with developmental disabilities. As a former Peace Corps volunteer in Central America, she speaks Spanish with non-native fluency and has lived and worked in several countries. Melanie utilizes a client-centered, strength-based and trauma-informed approach to therapy. Her work is integrative and is informed by multiple modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solutions-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Narrative, Existential and Gestalt Therapy.
Francis Oduah, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Francis Oduah MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP, is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who provides comprehensive client-focused mental health care to individuals and their families. He has managed several psychiatric conditions including anxiety, depression, mood disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. He completed his Master of Science in Nursing at Concordia University Wisconsin and received his Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Washburn University. Mr Oduah utilizes reflective practice and therapeutic use of self as a core to his practice. Mr Oduah believes in a holistic and person centered approach which are the pillar of his treatments. Mr Oduah is committed to building and establishing a therapeutic relationship with you, identifying your mental health concerns and providing appropriate treatment. Furthermore, Mr Oduah performs client assessment, develops treatment plans and provides recommendations to community resources when appropriate. Mr Oduah seeks to ensure that you achieve health and wellness by identifying your psychiatric disorder and focuses on treatment that meets your mental health care needs – allowing you to live a meaningful life you value and desire. Mr Francis specialties include:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder and Other Mood Disorder
- Post-partum depression
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Social Anxiety
- Panic disorder
Cheryl R. Zupancic, MA, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Cheryl R. Zupancic is a highly-trained and experienced psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner from the Washington Metro region. She is pleased to bring her compassionate and effective clinical practice to the clients of NIMEL Mental Health. Most recently, she served as the director and lead clinician of the adolescent division of a Virginia-based mental health facility; however, she is well-versed in the care of all ages and is excited to not only provide care for them, but also accompany them along their mental health journey as a partner to reaching their best selves. With over a decade of invaluable healthcare clinical practice and service to thousands, Mrs. Zupancic brings expertise gleaned from burn and trauma care, neurology, cardiology, and critical care to the purview of psychiatry, understanding that mental health is intrinsically connected to all body systems and, therefore, is most optimal when a holistic approach to care is embraced. Thus, Mrs. Zupancic feels a personal mandate to provide psychiatric care that is grounded in affirming each client’s wholeness, uniqueness, dignity, and potential. She is privileged to serve and assist clients on their road to mental health recovery and wellness regardless of their ailment(s). She is seeing clients of all ages, and has special interest and training in the care of clients with ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and psychotic disorders. She can also provide psychometric testing as necessary to be precise in the diagnosing and treatment processes. Also, as a holistic clinician, she is happy to provide advice on nutrition, supplements, botanicals (including cannabinoids), exercise and behavioral modalities that may be appropriate for a client’s treatment plan.
Gifty Addai-Pickett, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC
Mrs. Addai- Pickett is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over a decade of nursing experience working with children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. Mrs. Addai-Pickett believes in patient-centered, holistic care (addressing physical, mental, social, spiritual needs) and creates a therapeutic partnership with each client. Mrs Addai-Pickette advocates patient empowerment through family and patient education, clear communication, and trust to improve quality of life. Mrs. Addai-Pickett brings her experience in medical and mental health with a focus in understanding each client’s individual circumstances in order to make appropriate treatment plans, diagnoses, therapy recommendations and incorporate psychopharmacology if deemed necessary. Mrs. Addai-Pickett treats a range of mental health/psychiatric disorders including but not limited to; mood disturbances, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, OCD, PTSD and ADHD. Ms. Addai-Pickett earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Hampton University and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Shenandoah University.
Diane Chin, LCSW-C
Mrs. Diane Chin is a Licensed Social Worker with more than 30 years’ experience in providing community social work to families and children. She has worked with the department of social services in the past to help individuals navigate through life with positive experiences. As a counselor, Mr. Chin has experience working with adults who want to manage symptoms related to depression, anxiety, PTSD, childhood trauma and adjustment disorder. She primarily utilizes CBT, mindfulness and client centered approach to help clients achieve their goals. Mrs. Chin is compassionate, caring and willing to meet clients where they are to achieve optimal health. Mrs. Chin obtained her Masters of Social work degree from University of Maryland.