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.



CEO, Therapist

Kelly is a licensed clinical social worker who has over 10 years of experience working with various populations. Kelly is a brainspotting therapist and trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and is TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) certified. Kelly has provided support to military personal and their families while residing in Okinawa, Japan. She 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. Kelly has worked with clients from birth to end-of-life. Kelly has dedicated her life to helping others heal from trauma and is the founder and CEO of Changing Tides Counseling & Behavioral Health which was developed with the goal and purpose to bring 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 and created Rapha’s Arm which was developed to help individuals heal from the trauma of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. 

Kelly received a dual bachelors degree in Sociology and Social Work from California State University San Bernardino and a Masters degree in Social Work from California State University Long Beach. 

The head and the body are connected. We need both to survive. ~ Kelly


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. She 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, she received her certification as a Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She 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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Everyone has the potential to make positive changes in their lives by building resiliency through motivation and self-awareness. My goal is to create a non-judgmental environment, with an emphasis on cultural awareness, while guiding clients to achieve their personal goals, development, and desired outcomes. I work with children 5+ years old, adolescents including at-risk and foster youth, individuals, couples, and families. I have a vast amount of experience working with families in crisis and experiencing significant barriers.


I utilize various trauma-informed therapeutic approaches including Mindfulness to help my clients embrace healthy coping mechanisms and develop confidence in their own resilience. We can build resolutions for harmful generational cycles and explore systematic challenges that have impacted your growth and healing. 


I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment to promote a safe space for one to be their authentic self to bring positive change and development. Together we can walk the path toward emotional wellness, despite history, socioeconomic status, and cultural background. The goal is to gain insight, awareness, and help my clients write their own narrative.



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.




Meet Mirissa Jackson, Licensed Master of Social Work Therapist with Changing Tides Counseling & Behavioral Health, LLC. Her passion for working with individuals and families is evident throughout her therapeutic career. With more than five years as mental health professional and three years a clinical therapist, Ms. Jackson’s resume boasts of experience in a variety of settings including rehabilitation, treatment centers, and military base facilities. She enjoys using a strengths-based approach when working with her clients. This includes specific treatment modalities such as, but not limited to Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), of which she is certified.

Mirissa is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTS-I) and is committed to seeing her clients grow, become their best selves, and reach the level of success they desire. She rests on the premise that if an individual is ready and willing to do the work, they’ll also be ready for the gift of healing and freedom on the other side of treatment. Mirissa invites you to partner with her on your journey to healing.



Anyer Tatis, is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) that has been working with Changing Tides Counseling and Behavioral Health LLC since January 2021. She graduated with her Master’s Degree and Education Specialist Degree in Professional Counseling from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.

Anyer has served infant, adolescent, teens, and adults. She is a bilingual therapist that specializes in Trauma-Informed Care, Solution-Focused Therapy, CBT, Narrative Therapy, Nurtured-Heart Approach, mindfulness, psycho-education and has specialized in Parenting Treatment for 3 years. She is experienced in post-partum mental health planning and child development. Her goal is to guide and help clients advocate for their mental health by prompting clients to build their toolbox that will serve them through all walks of life. 


Want to speak with one of our providers? Get in touch today and see how we can help you on your journey to healing and becoming healthy.



Office Manager

Hale' Herrine is a native of South Carolina. She is currently enrolled at Liberty University for Marriage and Family Therapy. Hale has a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. She has experience working with military service members and their families. She is dedicated to providing clients and perspective clients with the best, welcoming, timely, and efficient experience.



Jackson Sarter is an experienced Social Impact Therapist with a demonstrated history of working in the philanthropic industry and human services consulting space by providing therapeutic services, building strategic partnerships with internal and external stakeholders; in an effort to help individuals, families, and organizations transition to healthy interdependency.


Jackson has worked as a Case Manager for DC Public Schools and Department of Human Services; which led him to working in the Corporate Social Responsibility and asset building sector to financially empower disinvested communities. He received his Masters of Social Work in which he focused on Social Economic Development from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Jackson is a Native Washingtonian and received his BA in Economics from Morehouse College.


Office: (240) 273-3117

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