Meet The Team
Carol Dodson, BA, MSW Clinical Intern
Virginia State University
Christina Warren, MSW Clinical Intern
Howard State University
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 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.
Chynae Foster, PSC
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.
Rolanda Norwelt,MSW Clinical Intern
Howard State University
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.
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.
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