Meet The Team


Carol Dodson, BA, MSW Clinical Intern
Virginia State University

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Christina Warren, MSW Clinical Intern
Howard State University




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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


Professional Bio


I am Chynae Foster. I am the Patient Service Coordinator at My Empowering Impact. I am from Florida and I enjoy going to the beach and being outdoors. I am passionate about helping others and I understand how important therapy is to for mental and physical health. I look forward to speaking with you about all of your scheduling needs.

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Rolanda Norwelt,MSW Clinical Intern
Howard State University

Professional Bio

My name is Rolanda Norwelt, and I am a graduate student at Howard University School of Social Work. I graduated with my BSW at Frostburg State University in 2018. My love for helping people and my family's experiences are what led me to choose Social work. I had the opportunity to live overseas for two years, and my experiences there influenced my decision to get my master's in clinical social work. My goal is to help individuals therapeutically dealing with mental health. 


Leticia Marquina,

Professional Bio

My name is Leticia Marquina and I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from George Mason University and my Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Maryland School of Social Work. Throughout the years, I have volunteered at multiple homeless shelters and I have facilitated Healthy Family/ parenting classes for Fairfax County.  I have three years of experience as a case manager while working for a homeless shelter in Reston, VA. I also have two years of experience as a medical social worker while working at a Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. I am currently a Child Welfare Services social worker because I enjoy working with children and families. When I am not working, I enjoy outdoor activities and traveling. I am passionate about my career and enhancing it while making a difference in someone’s life.


“Be the change you want to see in the world”



Ileana Angeles,

Professional Bio

Ileana Angeles is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland (LCPC) with a passion for providing the utmost quality of services to individuals struggling with mental health disorders. Ileana received her Master’s of Science in Clinical Counseling, she is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and holds a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She has over 10 years of experience working with diverse groups and organizations. Her experience includes working with children with emotional and behavioral difficulties, trauma survivors, LGBTI, couples therapy, and individuals suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. Ileana implements both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered treatment interventions in her practice. using these interventions, individuals have the ability to overcome and understand their unhealthy or dysfunctional thought processes.