MU ALERT ISSUED

Meet the Staff

Counseling Services Staff

 



Allana Taylor MSW, LCSW

Director

Allana is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  She has worked in both private practice as well as community based mental health settings for over 20 years, having rich experiences working with folks from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. She believes that a successful therapeutic experience should focus less on the bad choices one has made in the past and more on the right choices that one decides to make going forward. Her approach is skills based and practical, relying on Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused approaches. Allana's areas of speciality include trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment related issues, general life stressors, and family conflict. 


She appreciates the value of engaging both the individual and their community.  As a proud member of the Marymount community, she is committed to offering programming that promotes wellness and that is fun!   Allana values a healthy work life balance and makes sure to engage in activities that nurture her spirit and promote her overall well-being.  She loves to travel with family and friends.    An Alaskan cruise is the next adventure to check off on her bucket list!

Credentials: Masters of Social Work Degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Wake Forest University




Analisse Reyes, M.A.

Psychological Counselor & Training Coordinator

Analisse is a Licensed Professional Counselor in DC. Her focus is helping individuals achieve an optimal state of being. Analisse uses a holistic treatment approach while honoring the importance of blending other modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral, Interpersonal, Multicultural and Psychodynamic therapeutic approaches. She enjoys working with clients across all cultural identities and diverse backgrounds. Analisse areas of specialty include prenatal/postpartum support, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, acculturation process, interpersonal and relationship challenges, identity development, trauma, and general life stressors. Prior to Marymount, she worked as a family therapist for a non-profit mental health agency in Washington D.C. that provides services to under-privileged populations.  Additionally, Analisse enjoys spending time with her loved ones, especially her husband and children. She practices her own self-care by enjoying a good cup of coffee, catching up with friends, playing
with her children, and teaching about essential oils.

Analisse provides therapy in English and Spanish.

Credentials: Master degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Chicago
School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C. and B.A. in Psychology at Walsh
University in North Canton, OH.

 

Ricardo Phipps, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Psychological Counselor

Ricardo is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia, and he is committed to helping others identify and live out of their strengths to meet life's challenges. Ricardo works from a narrative therapy approach, supporting clients in discovering and rediscovering the empowering moments of their lives which shape their identity. He also integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy into his work, with a strong emphasis on cultural sensitivity and cultural humility. Ricardo works with a wide range of clinical issues (anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal issues, grief) and is especially interested in working with clients who wish to integrate spirituality and religion into therapy.  Currently, Ricardo is also Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology--DC Campus. He has worked previously in other university counseling centers as well as in community mental health agencies. Faith, family, and friends are very important to Ricardo. He especially enjoys traveling and learning about new cultural expressions. He also enjoys having a good meal with loved ones.

Credentials: Ph.D. in Counselor Education from The University of Mississippi (University, MS), M.S. in Community Counseling from Jackson State University (Jackson, MS), M.Div. from Notre Dame Seminary (New Orleans, LA), and B.A. in Mathematics and History from Rice University (Houston, TX)


Chloe Koutsos, MS, NCC, LPC

Psychological Counselor

Chloe is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and Board Certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Her focus is helping individuals achieve a reduction in symptoms they may be struggling with and an improved mood and state of well-being. Chloe practices from an integrative treatment approach which includes components of cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapies. She enjoys working with clients with a range of presenting concerns including peer conflict, anger, general life stressors and specializes in working with clients with concerns of anxiety, depression, self-esteem and social anxiety. Prior to Marymount, she has worked in a variety of treatment settings addressing issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and substance use concerns with children, adolescents, adults and families. Outside of Marymount, Chloe works with clients in her private practice, enjoys spending time with loved ones and hiking. Chloe practices her own self-care by cozying up on her couch and enjoying a cup of coffee with a good book. 

Credentials: Chloe received her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and completed her undergraduate degree in Hawai’i where she majored in Psychology and minored in Social Sciences.




Natanya Marcus, MA, Resident in Counseling


Psychological Counselor

Natanya is a Resident in Counseling in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She uses an integrative approach to tailor treatment to the unique needs of each client, drawing from modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Narrative, and Expressive Arts therapeutic approaches. Natanya enjoys working with young adults from diverse backgrounds who are in phases of transition. Her areas of focus include anxiety, depression, identity development, body image, self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties, and general stressors of daily life. Natanya believes that everyone can benefit from counseling and is passionate about de-stigmatizing mental health. Additionally, she enjoys drawing, reading, practicing yoga, and spending time with friends and family. 

Credentials: M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and B.S. in Psychology from Union College in Schenectady, NY.

x