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Department: 
Psychotherapy Adult PSO1
Office Address: 
1221 Mercantile Lane
Largo, MD 20774
Phone Numbers: 
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800-777-7904

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I am currently a crisis therapist in the Kaiser Permanente clinical decision unit (CDU)/urgent Care unit. I assist your care team by providing psychosocial assessments on an urgent care basis only. These assessments can be in person at our Largo CDU/urgent care location or via video visit from any location located in Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia. I do not maintain a regular outpatient psychotherapy schedule.

I am a licensed clinical social worker with Kaiser Permanente, and I maintain licensure to practice in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

I earned my bachelor of arts in social work at the University of the Virgin Islands. I obtained my master of social work degree at the University of Maryland School of Social Work with a clinical admin concentration in families and children.

I have been employed with Kaiser Permanente since October 2015. As a behavioral health crisis clinician, I provide crisis assessment to ascertain acuity of crisis and safety to self and others. Through the CDU, a patient is linked to the needed level of care within the behavioral health department that would best provide services that allow the member to make progress towards improved level of functioning. Services are provided via face-to-face, telemedicine, and through video visits. While a full therapy session is not provided in this setting, therapeutic modalities that I work from are brief solution focused therapy, mindfulness therapy, and strengths-based therapy.

Within Kaiser Permanente, I collaborate with physicians, nurses, case managers, clinical pharmacists, psychiatrists, and psychotherapists.

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