Marcia has a passion for mentoring, empowering and helping others fight to see their light in darkness. Marcia is an advocate of holistic living and is a mouthpiece for promoting wellness and destigmatizing mental health in minority and underserved communities. As a counselor at Alfred Street Baptist Church her focus is on assisting people with spiritual development, couples counseling, adolescents, grief and helping people navigate life transitions. In addition, Marcia is a domestic abuse advocate who provides guidance to those in various parts of their abuse journey. Marcia is the youth mental health liaison and a leader and advocate for DivorceCare.
She is an IFS (Internal Family Systems) and IFIO (Intimacy from the Inside Out) practitioner and uses both methodologies to assist in counseling individuals and couples. As an author and motivational speaker, she uses her experiences to empower people to not just survive but thrive. Marcia is passionate about teaching yoga, meditation and self-care to inspire people to find a pathway to heal and reduce stress. Marcia received her undergraduate degree from Spelman College and her master’s from Liberty University in Pastoral Counseling with a focus in trauma and crisis response. She is blessed to have two pillars in her life, Myles and Adin, that have taught her the meaning of unconditional love.
Jorge Wallace is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) in Virginia and Missouri who has over 15 years of experience in the mental health and social service fields. Jorge has taught and counseled adolescents, teens, and young adults throughout his career. He has vast experience in the areas of substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma, and veterans’ issues. Jorge completed his undergraduate degree in Social Work at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and his master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at Maryville University. His skills are utilized in a number of ways here at Alfred Street as he supports a number of vital ministries. Currently, he serves as the mental health liaison to the Seasoned Saints Ministry as they navigate the often-changing seasons of this phase of life.
La Tonya is the clinical administrative assistant for the Office of Christian Care and Counseling. She has over 20 plus years as an administrative assistant in the city government and non-profit sector. After years of working within the city government she decided to go the medical route and take classes to become a medical assistant. Once she received her diploma in medical assisting, she decided to challenge herself more and enrolled in a medical assistant associate degree program. She completed that two-year program in 1 year.
La Tonya finds joy in serving those she encounters daily and looks forward combining her profession and joy here at ASBC.
Michele knows what it is like to be a mom. She has two thriving young adults, Lamar and Faith, and has been called “Mom” by thousands of children over the past 30 years. Michele has had the privilege of working with children and parents over her career as a special educator, classroom teacher and middle school administrator. Building authentic relationships was the key to her ability to build connections with her own children, her students and their parents. She believes authentic relationships let our children understand who they are and develop into thriving adults who feel loved, cared for and empowered.
Each of us has our own unique parenting journey, Michele loves sharing what she has learned and the values and principles of empowered parenting with families. She is excited to support families as they create memories and thriving peaceful homes.
Michele is a certified parent coach, with JAI Institute for Parenting. She has a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Pennsylvania State University and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in K-12 School Administration from Regent University.
LaTasha is a national board-certified counselor and a licensed psychotherapist in the DMV area. LaTasha uses a multi-modal approach with clients to aid them in making impactful changes to their lives. Dr. Morgan has earned a DMin. In Christian Counseling, is a certified trauma professional, Internal Family Systems practitioner, a Prepare/Enrich facilitator and certified in Chaplaincy Skills for Community Ministry.
Through the years she has acquired an extensive background working with diverse clients. She works with individuals, couples, groups, and children. She is a preacher, teacher, trainer, and provides workshops, supervision for pastoral counseling interns, and spiritual formation for seminary students. Helping people, especially people of faith connect with the power of Christ and their God-given purpose to manifest healing is her most important work yet.
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