About Us


Dawn Thurman, PhD., LCSW-C, LICSW, Co-Owner, Clinical Director, Reiki II Practitioner, Birth & Postpartum Doula


Dr. Dawn Thurman earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree and a Doctorate of Philosophy Degree from Howard University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 19 years of direct practice experience in social work and behavioral health services. 

As a seasoned and respected clinician, Dr. Thurman has worked in community-based organizations as well as school settings. In addition to providing individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, conflict resolution, and parenting skills training, she also offers clinical supervision services for social work practitioners.

Licensure and Credentials:

Maryland-LCSW-C #20243

Maryland Approved Supervisor

Washington, DC- LICSW-LC50078172


S. Tia Brown, LMSW, Life Skills Coach


S. Tia Brown is a licensed therapist and lifestyle expert who uses solutions-based therapy to help individuals develop practical life skills and treatment plans to enhance their quality of life. After spending more than a decade addressing issues ranging from relationship and mental health stressors to budgeting and personal finance woes, Tia knows what helps clients develop the skills needed to make healthy choices and improve their overall quality of life mentally, financially and exponentially. 

Tia has landed coverage in print and broadcast outlets around the world, including CNN, MSNBC E!, VH1, Fox and was a recurring relationship expert on The Bill Cunningham Show. She's currently a Core Team Expert on The Dr. Oz Show. Tia is also the former Lifestyle Director at EBONY magazine.

Tia holds B.A in Legal Studies from Howard University, a Masters of Science from  Columbia University's School of Journalism, and a Masters of Social Work from New York University's Silver School of Social Work. She is a licensed therapist in New York and Maryland. 

Licensure and Credentials:

Maryland-LMSW # 25290

Certificate in Evidence Based Practices, NYS Office of Mental Health


Elizabeth Lee, LMSW, Independent Contractor

Elizabeth Lee earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. She has over five years of direct experience in social work (post Master’s Degree) and an overall, seven years of experience in working in various social work settings. 

Elizabeth’s clinical track in her Master’s program, focused on Children and Families, however, she has experience with substance abuse, various mental health services, human trafficking and much more. 

Elizabeth provides individual therapy for various needs, including depression, anxiety, conflict resolution, behavior management, domestic violence, self-esteem and group therapy sessions for young girls.  


Maryland LMSW #21034


Kristina Coleman, LMSW, Independent Contractor

Kristina Coleman earned a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a little over seven years of social work experience in various settings. 

Kristina has experience working with various age groups, from pediatric to the geriatric population. She is passionate about working with adolescents and adults individually.

Kristina provides individual therapy for various needs, which include depression, anxiety, grief, and self-esteem. 


Maryland LMSW #24598