MBA, LCSW, RPT-S
Althea is the founder of Brighter Day Therapeutic Solutions and Unicorn Life Training. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator. Althea has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Southeastern University. In 2006, after spending four years researching mental health disorders in the Quality Improvement Department at the American Psychiatric Association, Althea received a Master of Social Work in Organizational Leadership from George Mason University. Althea’s passion grew for helping individuals and families go from “Hurt to Healed” and aided in her decision to return to George Mason University in 2008 to complete requirements to become a Clinical Social Worker and specialize in trauma recovery. She has an active psychotherapy private practice in Northern, VA.
Althea has experience treating children, adolescents, and adults with diverse backgrounds and ranges of concerns, including anger, substance use/abuse, domestic violence, anxiety, and depression. My career in the mental health field spans for more than 18 years in the provision of research and diagnosis, behavioral mental health, and employee assistance services. I use a prescriptive approach to treatment, tailoring interventions to the unique needs of the client. I bring a range of educational, professional and life experiences to my work as a therapist, clinical supervisor, and mental health consultant.