About

We are mental health professionals who believe mental wellness is a right and not a privilege. We demonstrate this with our combined 35 years of professional experience working in community behavioral health settings. We are committed to providing highly effective and individualized counseling services to meet the unique needs of DMV residents in support of their mental well-being.

Meet the team

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Joanne Kim, M.Ed., LPC
Co-Owner, Therapist, Consultant & Trainer

I am a licensed professional counselor in the District of Columbia and co-owner of M&K Counseling Associates Inc. I have over 15 years of work experience in various behavioral health settings. My professional efforts focused on providing equitable and inclusive healthcare to culturally diverse populations. I want to personally ensure that M&K Counseling Associates Inc delivers exceptional counseling and psychotherapy services while considering every individual’s financial situation.

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Jami Murray, Ed.D, LPC-DC-VA, LCPC-MD, NCC
Co-Owner, Therapist, Consultant & Trainer

I am a co-owner of M&K Counseling Associates Inc and have over 20 years of professional experience in leadership, supervisory, and practitioner roles in various behavioral health settings. I’m a licensed professional counselor in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia and earned a doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision. I am also an adjunct professor at George Mason University’s College of Education and Human Development Clinical Counseling Program. In my practice, I have helped a diverse population of clients overcome a variety of challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, family conflict, career or academic stressors, and relationship concerns. I also have extensive knowledge working with mental illness, motivation challenges, LGBTQIA populations, and domestic abuse.

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Anne DiGirolamo, LICSW
Therapist

I am a warm and engaging  therapist with over 15 years of counseling experience. I am also an adjunct instructor at Catholic University School of Social Work. My conversational approach to therapy combines humanistic and cognitive behavioral styles in a non-judgmental and inviting manner. I have extensive experience working with trauma, victims of sexual assault, and substance abuse. During the early 1990's, I was an AIDS epidemic advocate who worked with families and individuals living with this disease.

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Danielka Zeledon, M.Ed
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, DC
Licensed Resident Counselor, VA

I am a bilingual Spanish-English resident in counseling licensed in Virginia. I obtained a master’s degree in Community Agency Counseling from George Mason University. Also, I have advanced training and professional experience using CBT and other evidence based practices interning at GMU’s Center for Psychological Services and Cognitive Assessment Program. I particularly enjoy working with culturally diverse population and couples. I recognize the power of human potential, and the importance of connections in the healing journey.

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Gaku Fujiyama, Therapist
Licensed Resident Counselor, VA

I am a bilingual Japanese-English Resident in Counseling licensed in Virginia. I have experience helping a diverse population of clients with their challenges related to anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders, trauma, career or academic stressors, and communication skills. I also have advanced training and professional experience using CBT and other evidence-based practices interning at George Mason University's Center for Psychological Services and Cognitive Assessment Program.

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Patricia Mathison, Therapist
Licensed Resident Counselor, VA

I am a passionate and engaging therapist who believes everyone can heal and grow. I partner with my clients to empower them so they can recognize their own capacity to make positive change through a humanistic and person-centered approach. I have experience working with grief and loss, survivors of trauma, identity issues, LGBTQIA populations, and youth on socio-emotional wellbeing. I aim to utilize my background and commitment for social justice to address barriers to mental wellness.

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Carolyn Clark, Therapist
Licensed Graduate Social Worker, DC

Partnering with individuals to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and overcome their obstacles is my passion. I have worked with a diverse population of clients in the non-profit sector for the last 5 years. During which time I have worked with adults, teens, and children, including veterans and members of the LGBTQIA community, to develop strategies that allow them to achieve their goals. I have experience with a wide range of mental health diagnoses, trauma, substance use, and domestic violence. I believe building our understanding of how our brains and emotions work empowers each of us to live life more fully.

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Joanna Chakerian, Therapist
Licensed Graduate Social Worker, DC

I have experience working with various adult populations on a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and life transitions. My therapeutic approach is primarily psychodynamic, while incorporating cognitive behavioral and mindfulness styles. I genuinely enjoy actively listening to my clients in order to understand their goals, strengths, and challenges.

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Mohsen Parvizi, Therapist
Licensed Resident Counselor, VA

I am a bilingual Farsi and English speaking therapist who supports inclusion and diversity in my practice. I personalize and tailor my sessions to the needs of my clients to achieve their goals. I have worked with youth and adults who have experienced trauma, depression and multicultural issues. Overall, I believe in resiliency of all people and supporting them through their life changes.

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Dawne Sherman, Therapist
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, DC
Licensed Resident Counselor, VA

I am currently a Resident in Counseling in Virginia with a dual master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and K-12 School Counseling.  For the past seven years, I have provided mental health and addiction treatment services in a variety of community agency settings.  In addition, I have a year and a half of experience as a school counselor, supporting youth and teens with a broad range of concerns.  My clinical focus is on empowerment, growth, and change.  I am inspired to assist individuals with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, LGBTQ concerns, grief work, pet loss, and other life transitions.

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Shavonne Williams, Intern
Counseling Graduate Student

I have over 6 years of professional experience focusing on mental wellness for high-risk populations. I believe everyone can learn and facilitate their growth if they are open to the counseling and healing process.

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Chelsey Young, Intern
Counseling Graduate Student

I have over 5 years of professional experience providing social services in the DMV area. I am a goal-oriented therapist who uses evidence-based practices to help clients achieve their wellness goals for successful living.

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  • M&K Counseling Associates Inc.
    4414 5th St. NW
    Washington DC, 20011
    Telephone: (202) 670-3017

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