Meet The Team



Vivien Buvawala,



Professional Bio


Vivien Buvawala, LMSW, is a professional counselor and therapist, licensed in Maryland. As  one of the premier members of the Substance Use Disorders and Interventions Fellowship  (SUDIF), Vivien graduated with a Masters degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  Drawing from her experiences working with individuals across the lifespan, Vivien values good  mental health and believes in the importance of being an ally, support and helping hand to all.  She is always excited to learn new ways of doing things and hear a fresh perspective while  creating the space necessary for everyone to speak freely about their challenges, think through  options, celebrate progress, and value their journeys. In her time outside of work, Vivien enjoys  listening to music, spending time with her friends and family, and reading a good mystery novel.


Brian Butler,

Professional Bio

Brian completed his Master’s Degree in Social Work at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC.  Brian interned at Georgetown University Hospital with the Division of Infectious Diseases and at the Veterans’ Health Administration with the homeless veterans’ program.  Brian’s experience ranges from working with individuals, older adults, young adults, children/adolescents who suffer from mental health and substance abuse.  Brian has experience in working in various settings which include psychiatric hospitals and nonprofit community mental health treatment centers.  Brian believes in helping the client identify their problems and to utilize their strengths to help them address the issue to move forward.

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Chynae Foster, PSC

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Rolanda Norwelt, Clinical Intern
Howard State University

Carol Dodson, BA, MSW Clinical Intern
Virginia State University

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Christina Warren, MSW Clinical Intern
Howard State University