• Meet our Therapists

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    Our Philosophy

    Dr. Jacqui Grantland founded Inner Peace Therapeutic Services, LLC in 2013 with a vision of creating a community of diverse, highly-skilled mental health professionals dedicated to providing holistic and compassionate care. We believe that every person has inherent value and is the expert of their own life story. We recognize the complexity of mental health, understanding that environmental stress, psychological trauma, biology, and heredity all significantly influence one’s mental and emotional well-being.

    At Inner Peace, we view counseling as a collaborative journey, where therapists and clients work together to tailor treatment goals that resonate with each person’s unique narrative. Our therapeutic approach is grounded in humanistic and pragmatic principles, emphasizing a present-focused, strength-based, and goal-oriented methodology. We offer a wide range of therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Art Therapy, and Reality Therapy.

    Our commitment is to provide treatment that is not only evidence-based but also aligns with our client’s values, beliefs, and lifestyles. We strive to create a supportive environment where individuals can find guidance and support to navigate life’s challenges. At Inner Peace, we firmly believe in the power of therapy to help people discover inner peace and build resilience. 

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    Meet Our Staff

    Julia Johnson, LCMFT, Clinical Supervisor

    Julia Johnson, LCMFT, Clinical Supervisor

    (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.  […]
    Kumi Pledger, LCPC

    Kumi Pledger, LCPC

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    Sarah Meadows, LCPC

    Sarah Meadows, LCPC

    While creating art in college, I realized that it provided a reflection of hidden emotions, without words, that were subconscious. It was a pivotal point for me, as I realized the power it had for healing. Once I understood the power of art to speak for what was hidden, I decided to pursue a degree […]
    Brittni Bittner, LCPC

    Brittni Bittner, LCPC

    (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 […]
    Ciara Hoover, MS, LGPC (Under Clinical Supervision)

    Ciara Hoover, MS, LGPC (Under Clinical Supervision)

     (she/her) Ciara Hoover, graduated from the University of Maryland Global Campus with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2017 and from Capella University in 2022 with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. As an intern, Ciara is open to working with any population whether it […]
    Nicole Dando, LMSW (Under Clinical Supervision)

    Nicole Dando, LMSW (Under Clinical Supervision)

    Nicole Dando graduated from Salisbury University in 2020 with a master’s degree in Social Work. As a therapist, she utilizes a strength-based lens when working with individuals, and believes in the inherent resilience of the human spirit. Nicole promotes and embraces the practice of mindfulness and the value of human connection. Nicole has experience providing […]
    Veronica Rivers, LMSW (Under Clinical Supervision)

    Veronica Rivers, LMSW (Under Clinical Supervision)

    Veronica graduated from Salisbury University in 2020 with a Master’s degree in Social Work. She started her career working with individuals experiencing mental health crisis in the emergency room. She has worked as a: therapist, case manager, and substance use counselor. With her experience, she discovered her passion with working with those experiencing the effects […]
    Denise Devoe, LGPC, AADP (Under Clinical Supervision)

    Denise Devoe, LGPC, AADP (Under Clinical Supervision)

    Are you searching for a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings? Do you want to find inner strength and resilience to face life’s challenges? Look no further—I’m here to support you on your journey to healing and self-discovery. **Why Choose Me?** – **Diverse Expertise:** My therapeutic approach draws from a rich tapestry of […]
    Valerie Cash, Mental Health Counselor Intern

    Valerie Cash, Mental Health Counselor Intern

    Valerie is a dedicated and compassionate Clinical Mental Health Counselor graduate student at Walden University, pursuing a dual Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. She holds a BS in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Western Washington University. Currently, Valerie is completing her clinical hours at Inner Peace […]
    Judy Glaze, Biller

    Judy Glaze, Biller

    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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