Theonie (Theo) has been in the counseling profession for 14 years. She uses a client-centered framework, having witnessed the enormous therapeutic power in providing unconditional positive regard to each individual. Theonie provides a kind, caring, and warm atmosphere where her clients can feel comfortable being themselves. Her goal is to provide an optimum environment for personal growth, where clients feel heard, understood, and accepted. Theonie enjoys joking and laughing with clients, believing immensely in the healing power of laughter. With a strong cognitive behavioral background, she also highly values, and often recommends, engaging in therapeutic activities outside of therapy sessions.
Theonie became licensed to practice independently in the state of Maryland as an LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor) in 2009. She also received her MAC (Master Addictions Counselor) certification in 2015 from NAADAC (National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors). Theonie received a Masters in Clinical & Community Psychology from Norfolk State University in 2004 and a Bachelors in Psychology from George Mason University in 2001.