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Managing our mental health can be difficult at times. You shouldn’t have to manage it alone.

The Changing Tides Counseling & Behavioral Health LLC team of certified, highly skilled, and experienced providers always have our clients’ best interests and wellbeing at heart. Meet the faces that are here for you. Schedule an appointment today.


Serving Maryland, Virginia, DC, & Florida

Owner / Therapist

Kelly is a life coach, consultant, and licensed clinical social worker with over fifteen years of experience working with various populations, and she has expertise in self-care. Kelly is a Certified Daring Way Facilitator and is trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), brainspotting, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Kelly has provided support to her clients and their families while working as a Psychotherapist and a Medical Social Worker for patients in Cancer/Oncology, labor and delivery, NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), Postpartum, ICU, the ER, and Foster care youth and families, domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking, childhood trauma, child abuse/maltreatment, people who cause harm, and military personnel and families in Okinawa, Japan. Kelly has worked with clients from birth to the end of life.

Kelly has dedicated her life to helping others heal from trauma and believes self-care is life-care. She is the founder and CEO of Changing Tides Counseling & Behavioral Health, which was developed with the goal and purpose of bringing culturally attuned and supportive care to those who are being served with a holistic approach. 

Kelly is a native of San Diego, California, and moved to Maryland in 2014. In 2015, Kelly authored a book, created Rapha’s Arm, and started SHE Inc., a non-profit. Rapha's Arm and SHE Inc. were developed to Strengthen, Heal, & Empower clients from the traumas of intimate partner violence, human trafficking, and sexual abuse/assault/violence.

Kelly received a dual bachelor's degree in Sociology and Social Work from California State University San Bernardino, a master's degree in Social Work from California State University Long Beach, and a Ph.D. candidate from Grand Canyon University.

All parts of you are welcome!

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Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

This International Fitness Trainer followed her passion for helping clients commit to be fit and healthy into a multi-faceted business helping hundreds of women especially High Achieving women create optimal WELLth™ by helping them to live with intention and transform in all areas of their life. Quay is the CEO/Founder of Q ur Body Lifestyle, L.L.C. providing coaching programs, webinars, workshops, and training to emerging and High Achieving Executive women with the strategies and tools to expand their mindset and develop the vitality they need to live a life of significance, success and sustainability.


Quay’s fitness career began in Okinawa, Japan as a certified spin instructor. During that time, Quay received her certification as a Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Quay has dedicated her life to the health and fitness industry for over twenty years training military personnel, DOD civilians, diplomats, and others around the world.

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Serving Maryland


Jennifer Novak is an LMSW that has been working with Changing Tides Counseling & Behavioral Health, LLC since May 2020. She graduated with her Master's Degree in Social Work from Florida State University in 2010 and has worked in a variety of environments including family support, substance abuse treatment, hospice, early childhood, and private mental health practice.


Jennifer works with families, children, teens, and adults, through issues including anxiety and depression management, couples and family counseling, anger management, grief counseling and other problems. She understands the importance of getting to know her clients in the context of their history and personal circumstances, and uses techniques such as CBT, trauma-informed practice, mindfulness, psycho-education, and stress management to help clients overcome barriers to achieving personal fulfillment and happiness. She is certified as a Gottman Level 3 Trained Marriage/Couples Therapist. 

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Serving Maryland


DeShawn, a new member of the Changing Tide's Team is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of combined experience in Child Welfare, Services to the Aging, and Crisis Intervention in both Maryland and Washington DC. DeShawn is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work and a native Baltimorean.


Over the years, DeShawn has served clients with various needs; including, untreated mental health, substance use disorders, intimate partner violence issues, unresolved traumatic experiences, processing grief and loss, stress resulting from minimal financial resources, housing instability and food insecurities, in addition to clients presenting with a range of other needs. DeShawn recognizes the importance of all people having access to a therapeutic outlet that will allow them to process experiences and emotions with the goal of gaining clarity and insight to be able to function at their highest, most productive level. 

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Serving Maryland


Briana “Bri” Cragwell is a Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) and earned her MSW from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, where she specialized in clinical/macro behavioral health and employee assistance programs. Prior to graduation, Bri spent two years as an AmeriCorps service member, where she worked with youth and families living in disadvantaged communities.

Bri’s professional interests include cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused techniques, internal family systems, wellness, and work-life balance.  Bri specializes in sex therapy, is a certified yoga teacher and reiki practitioner and is interested in utilizing mindfulness and other alternative care modalities in collaboration with traditional counseling models. 


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Serving New Jersey and Maryland Therapist

Larissa received a master's degree from Rutgers University and is currently a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with various populations. She has experience working with children, teens, and various stages of adults. Although Larissa has worked with many different ages and mental health needs, her work has focused on addictions and eating disorders in young adults. Larissa completed the ACT certificate program at Rutgers University and is currently awaiting approval for LCADC licensure. She takes a holistic and individualized approach to each client and enjoys utilizing CBT to help empower clients to change their negative thoughts. Larissa takes the belief that other aspects of life (health/wellness, self-esteem, habits, goals, values, and time management) have a powerful impact on your mental health. Larissa has experience in DBT, trauma-informed care SELF, CBT, mindfulness, grief, and Motivational Interviewing.    Larissa currently resides in New Jersey but is looking to explore the world. Larissa has resided and studied in South Carolina (Coastal Carolina University) and England (University of Exeter) and is always looking for the next adventure. She is a huge advocate for incorporating daily self-care into your routine and believes that travel, nature, and a good cup of coffee are powerful tools for this. As an avid reader and researcher, she continues to look at new and modern modalities of treatment to utilize in her practice. 



Serving Maryland & Virginia


Kameke Richardson-Owens, is a Licensed Master’s Social that is licensed in Maryland and Virginia. Kameke obtained her MSW at the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work and has supported clients in the behavioral health field for the last 10 years. Kameke has experience with adults and families in different populations and worked in various settings with skills in managing depression and anxiety, serious mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and crisis intervention.   


If you are struggling with depression and anxiety, Kameke can help you navigate these feelings and offer a path forward to guide you through troubled times. She believes in taking a collaborative approach to help clients reach their goals, and she provides a non-judgmental approach that involves interpersonal therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.  

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