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Experience Change with Diversity Counseling Associates

Your Well-Being Is in Good Hands

Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a licensed Mental Health Service Provider in the Southern Maryland area, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.

 

“Discussing positive experiences leads to heightened well-being, increased overall life satisfaction and even more energy”

Nathaniel Lambert

 
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All About Therapy

Learn About My Methods

According to the American Psychological Association, “Psychologists help people of all ages live happier, healthier and more productive lives.” Through the use of various psychotherapy methods and collaborative treatment measures, my patients develop life-changing habits to help them cope with any of life’s various obstacles. My therapy sessions are designed to dissect personal issues and provide patients with effective tools to help them see the glass half full instead of half empty.

 

Services I Offer

With You Every Step of the Way

Family Therapy

Feeling a bit down lately and nothing seems to lift your spirits? It might be time to seek help from a licensed professional. My Family Therapy sessions help patients develop positive attitudes towards life’s most complex and challenging circumstances. Contact me today and let me help you find the best in yourself.

Couples Therapy

If you’re looking for quality Couples Therapy sessions with a certified Mental Health Service Provider that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I guide my patients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and see what I can do for you.

Individual Therapy

In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. I’m confident you’ll find my personalized Individual Therapy beneficial and inspirational. Get in touch to book an appointment.

Group Therapy

Feeling a bit down lately and nothing seems to lift your spirits? It might be time to seek help from a licensed professional. My Group Therapy sessions help patients develop positive attitudes towards life’s most complex and challenging circumstances. Contact me today and let me help you find the best in yourself.

 

Sam Okanume, PhD, LCPC, LPC, MAC, LSWA

I love helping my patients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. Contact me today to learn more and book a session.

6108 Old Silver Hill Rd, Suite 217, District Heights, MD 20747.

240-232-5255

 
 
 
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My Story

Exceeding Expectations One Patient at a Time

I’m Diversity Counseling Associates, a licensed Mental Health Service Provider based in Upper Marlboro, Maryland - here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. I truly care about my patients’ well-being and guarantee top of the line counseling and psychological services catered to their needs.

Since 1999, I have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those dealing with challenging life experiences. Patient well-being is my number one priority, and I go above and beyond to help them through all their obstacles. Get in touch with me today for more information.

 

My Qualifications

Experience You Can Count On

Child and Adult Therapist

January 2000- present

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Substance Abuse Therapist

April 2001 - August 2005

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Troubled Youth Therapist

July 2009 - May 2018

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Behavioral/Emotional Health

April 2001 - August 2005

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Diagnostic Assessment

September 2006 - August 2015

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Mental Health/Substance Abuse Assessment

January 1995 - December 2000

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Insurance Accepted

Medicaid/Medicare

At Diversity Counseling Associates, I accept patients receiving medical coverage from Medicaid/Medicare. I’ve gone above and beyond to accommodate to the unique situation of every patient. Call me and see what your options are today.

Care First/BlueCross Blue Shield

I’ve developed a tight professional relationship with the insurance representatives at Care First. They have a deep understanding of my services and the therapeutic options I provide for my patients.

HSCSN

HSCSN offers some of the most comprehensive and clear-cut health insurance policies available, and I proudly accept patients that have Itaka as their insurance provider.

Most Insurace Companies

At Diversity Counseling Associates, I accept patients receiving medical coverage from most health insurance companies. I’ve gone above and beyond to accommodate to the unique situation of every patient. Call me and see what your options are today.

 

Office Hours

New Patients Welcome

Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Weekends: On Call

 
 

Helpful Information and Resources

If you’re looking to stay informed about all the latest trends in the industry, then you’ve come to the right place. I provide a variety of psychology-related resources for your reading and learning pleasure, covering a broad range of subjects in the field. Browse through the resources below, and get in touch with any questions or requests you may have.

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Coping With Stress: 7 Tips for Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

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Exploring Family Dynamics

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