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    Our Philosophy

    Dr. Jacqui Grantland created Inner Peace Therapeutic Services, LLC in 2013 with the vision of creating a practice with highly-skilled, diverse, mental health professionals to best serve our community. We believe that every client is unique and an expert in their own story. Our philosophy on human nature is that people are born innately with good intentions. Nobody knows the exact cause of mental illness, there are several factors that can contribute to the development of mental and emotional issues such as environmental stress, psychological trauma, biology, and heredity. People cannot control the environment that they are born in or the hardships that life throws at them. Everyone needs support and guidance to help navigate difficult challenges and counseling is a collaborative relationship in which the client works with their therapist to develop goals specialized for their treatment.

    Our therapists have different theoretical orientations that guide them in their treatment. The theories that we find useful when treating clients are based on humanistic and pragmatic approaches, using interventions from different theories to develop a present, goal-oriented, strength-based approach to providing treatment.  Some of our therapies include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Reality Therapy. Utilizing evidence-based tools and interventions, our therapists will provide treatment based not only on research but on the client’s values, beliefs, and lifestyle.

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    Meet Our Staff

    Kumi Pledger, LCPC

    Kumi Pledger, LCPC

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    Kelsey Pearson, MS, LGPC, NCC

    Kelsey Pearson, MS, LGPC, NCC

     (she/her) Kelsey graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2020 with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Kelsey is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC). As a therapist, Kelsey recognizes you are the expert on you and she strives to support you with an individualized, authentic approach. Kelsey offers her clients a space that is […]
    Brittni Bittner, LGPC

    Brittni Bittner, LGPC

    (she/her) Brittni Bittner, LGPC, graduated from Bowie State University in 2021 with her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. As a therapist, she strives to provide an individualized genuine approach to support you in various major areas of life. Brittni emphasizes the importance of the relationship between her and her clients, creating a safe space built […]
    Julia Johnson, LGMFT

    Julia Johnson, LGMFT

    (she/her) Julia Johnson is a Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist who finds her passion in helping others discover a better version of themselves.  She has experience in working with couples, families, individuals, children, adolescents, and individuals with substance use disorders.  Other experience includes working with individuals diagnosed with cancer and their families as caregivers.  […]
    Jennifer Hamady, MA, LGPC, NCC

    Jennifer Hamady, MA, LGPC, NCC

    (she/her) Jennifer specializes in emotional issues that interfere with self-expression, communication, and confidence. She also focuses on career counseling, relationships, sense of purpose, and anxiety, and works with a range of clients including creatives, corporate executives, and others interested in achieving joy, peace, and meaning in their work, relationships, and lives, Jennifer is the author […]
    Ciara Hoover, MS

    Ciara Hoover, MS

     (she/her) Ciara Hoover, Intern, graduated from the University of Maryland Global Campus with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2017. Ciara is currently a student at Capella University and will graduate in March of 2022 with a master’s degree in clinical psychology. As an intern, Ciara is open to working with any population whether it […]
    Judy Glaze, Carolina Outpatient Billing Service

    Judy Glaze, Carolina Outpatient Billing Service

    Judy Glaze started Carolina Outpatient Billing Service in 2005. She has worked in the mental health field as a medical records manager, billing manager, collections manager and office manager since 1995. She has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, an associate degree in Administrative Office and Medical Office Assistant.

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