Our Staff


Gary has worked in health care setting for the past 25 years in Washington, DC. His experience includes working with individuals, their spouses and partners, families with issues related to illness, death and dying, substance abuse, mental health, and life struggles. He utilizes a wholistic-systems approach and is experienced in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Rose Shelton, LGPC

Everyone has an idea of who they are, who they once were, and who they would like to be. The dream of being one’s ideal self can be achieved or hindered with one of the most powerful things we hold, our thoughts. These thoughts can be from the past, from our experiences or consist of beliefs taught to us by others. Our thoughts impact how we feel and how we behave.

My goal, as a therapist, is to help you find solutions that work for you on an individual basis. I work with you as you wade through the sea of nonbeneficial and irrational thoughts and experiences to find resolve, comfort, and enlightenment. There are no magical thoughts or quick fixes. However, using various techniques and long-standing approaches with proven results, we can work together to figure out what thoughts and behaviors are the ones holding you back from being your best self and living your best life. I use a number of approaches from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic Therapy, Psychodynamic to Hypnosis to assist client’s in working through current conflicts in life and bringing about their desires for themselves.

Whether you want to talk, are looking for support through difficult times, or looking to make real change in your life, we can work together to achieve dreams, meet goals and rise above the ashes. Using my background as a mental health therapist, a certified addictions counselor, and specializations in spirituality, grief, multiculturalism, and hypnosis, I am sure we can find a way to work together toward your goal of well-being.

Terrill Coles, LGSW

Terrill Coles is Licensed Social Worker with a Master of Social Work Degree from Howard University. Terrill has a genuine passion for supporting children, adolescents and young adults in conjunction with their families. He has over twelve years of experience working with these populations in a variety of settings, including: mental health agencies, juvenile corrections, education, mobile crisis, hospitals, child welfare, and private practice. Terrill uses a Strengths-Based, Client-Centered, and Humanistic approach to aid children, teens, and young adults in overcoming their challenges and fully recognizing their fullest potential. Terrill has specific trainings in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis (Autism Spectrum Disorder modality).

Terrill believes that the needs, struggles, and strengths must be addressed within the context of the individual in order to produce growth. He is truly invested in helping clients to work on achieving their healing holistically and living a successful life.

Jessica Smith, LICSW

Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her training and degree from Howard University. Jessica has dedicated years to working with children and their families to promote emotional growth and healing. She has over 11 years of experience working in the mental health field, which includes: mental health hospitals, children hospitals, child welfare agencies, group homes and the school system. Jessica uses the strength based model, cognitive/behavioral therapy and person centered approach to treatment. She has worked with adults and geriatric populations whom have experienced severe trauma and PTSD. Her passion is to work with children and adolescences that are experiencing a myriad of challenges. She has extensive experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault and is committed to the treatment of this population.

Her specialties include: child/ adolescent therapy, trauma, grief and loss, mood and anxiety disorders, family therapy, couples therapy and dual diagnosis.

Jessica holds the belief that with support and encouragement healing is possible. The path ahead may be unclear but it always begins with that first step.


Mychelle Williams is a Philadelphian and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana and Masters of Arts in counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Mychelle's passion inspired her to treat the whole person by utilizing holistic, person-centered and strengths-based modalities for over 6 years in a variety of settings such as inner city public schools, county rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, universities, community mental health agencies and private practice.

Her core competencies are centered around adolescents & teens and their families who have experienced trauma. She also has extensive experience with LGBTQ+ youth and young adults in both individual and couple settings.

Her diverse experiences have allowed her to remain focused on her mission of servicing historically underserved and misinterpreted populations. Because of this work, she has developed specialties in Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Identity development, Mood and Anxiety disorders, and Self-worth.

I believe that it is never too late to reclaim your power and to rewrite your narrative and I aim to empower and encourage individuals to do just that, as you journey to become the best version of yourself.

Counseling Solutions LLC

2000 P Street, NW,

Suite 200,

Washington, DC 20036

Phone. 443-415-2328

Email. rvccounselingsolutionsllc@gmail.com