About

We are mental health professionals who believe mental wellness is a right and not a privilege. We demonstrate this with our combined 40 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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Carolyn Clark, LICSW- DC
Junior Partner, Therapist, Trainer

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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Anne DiGirolamo, Therapist
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, DC

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, Therapist
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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Alex Arkoian, Therapist
Licensed Resident Counselor, VA

I am a nonjudgmental, open-minded, and compassionate therapist who is curious about my clients and their unique emotional, cultural, and social experiences. I am skilled working with adolescents and adults on challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder, and grief. I use a blend of counseling theories and techniques to collaborate with and empower my clients, including strength-based, person-centered, and relational therapy. I have great respect and admiration for clients seeking to heal and grow.

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Nicole Brzozowski, Therapist
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, DC

I am a warm and person-centered graduate counselor licensed in Washington, D.C. Strengths-based, narrative, and multicultural in my approach, I believe in partnering with my clients to empower them to embody their strengths and capacities to make positive change. As a bi-racial Korean-American who has worked domestically and abroad, I have experience working with diverse populations on challenges related to career development, academic stressors, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, identity, and motivation.

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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, Therapist
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, DC

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, Therapist
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, DC

I am a non judgmental, empathic Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor. With over 7 years of experience providing social services in the DMV area, working with high risk populations, those experiencing symptoms of mental health (such as Anxiety, Depression, and ADHD), those struggling with substance use, and members of the LGBTQIA+ Community. I strive to utilize a trauma informed, culturally competent approach in order to provide a safe and supportive environment. I recognize that every individual is unique and I empower clients to achieve their therapeutic goals.

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Jalen Graves, Therapist
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, DC

I am an affirming and practical Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in DC, as well as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Most of my work experience is related to Substance Abuse, utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other evidence based practices, however I am open and eager to learn from all individual experiences. I enjoy working with emerging adults in a solution focused, person centered environment. I also enjoy working with clients who identify with different cultural backgrounds and the LGBTQIA community.

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Krysta Michaelides, Therapist
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, DCLicensed Resident Counselor, VA

I have over 7 years of professional experience providing counseling services with diverse populations in New York and the DMV area, including being a crisis counselor in helping sexual assault and domestic violence survivors. As a therapist, I utilize evidence-based practices and mindfulness techniques to help clients learn and facilitate their growth through the counseling and healing process. I am inspired to assist individuals with self-esteem, trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction and other life issues. It is my passion to help individuals empower themselves, to develop a deeper self-awareness and to overcome obstacles they encounter in their lives. I work under the supervision and guidance of M&K Counseling Associates Co-Owners - Joanne Kim & Dr. Murray.

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Dorothy Mebane, Therapist
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, DC

I am a licensed graduate professional counselor for Washington, DC. I obtained my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Mason University where I interned at the GMU Center for Psychological Services. I have experience and advanced training using behavioral and CBT interventions, components of DBT, mindfulness, and other evidence-based practices. My prior work experience includes crisis counseling at the National Suicide Prevention Hotline and working with homeless and immigrant populations. Using a person-centered and collaborative approach, I help culturally diverse clients facing challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, loss (including loss of a child), self-esteem, and relationship distress, as they find hope and become empowered to move forward to a more fulfilling life.

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Karla Kolb, Counselor
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, DC

I am a non-judgmental counselor who is eager to learn about your individual circumstances and struggles. I have a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Washington University. I have also worked in a variety of mental health treatment settings and most valued my experience working with adults in underprivileged populations. My range of experiences include, but is not limited to, supporting people with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, life stressors, and substance use. I seek to tailor treatment to the unique needs of each client and value culturally sensitive approaches to therapy. I strive to work collaboratively with my clients to empower them to accomplish their life goals.

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Runa Alnoor, Counselor
Licensed Resident Counselor, VA

I deeply believe in an empathetic, non-judgmental and curious approach to learning each individual’s unique life story. I am passionate about providing a safe environment to share your highs and lows, unlearn thoughts and behaviors that don’t serve you, and replace them with more healthy and effective habits.I have experience working in schools, homes, and offices with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and families. I use a combination of strength based approaches that are tailored to individual needs. I am also fluent in English and Pashto and welcome clients with diverse backgrounds.

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Peter Devlin, Therapist
Licensed Graduate Social Worker, DC

I practice a relational form of psychodynamic/humanistic therapy that views the therapeutic relationship as central to the therapeutic process. My areas of clinical interest include treatment-resistant mood disorders and personality disorders. I have had great success working with people who have had difficulty connecting to therapists in the past and enjoy working with couples. I am a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and received a Masters in social work from the University of Southern California.

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  • M&K Counseling Associates Inc.

    4414 5th St. NW
    Washington DC, 20011

    1655 Fort Myer Drive
    Suite 700
    Arlington, VA 22209

    Telephone: (202) 670-3017

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