Danishka Valdes

Danishka graduated with her MSW and a concentration in Mental Health from Simmons School of Social Work in 2018.  Shortly after graduating she moved from Massachusetts to D.C.  She loves meeting people from all walks of life and being able to hear the stories that make them unique.  Danishka is energetic, compassionate and strives to…

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Amber Collazo

Amber Collazo (she/her/hers) graduated from The Catholic University of America with her Master of Social Work in 2021, and has been in the DC area since 2012. She is Puerto Rican and was raised in Huntsville, Alabama, where she grew up volunteering for various causes with her mother, now a fellow social worker. Amber moved…

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Asia Felder-Watkins

Asia is a licensed LGPC in the District of Columbia.  She was born and raised in the DMV; and is a graduate of Bowie State University with a bachelor’s in communications, and Trinity Washington University with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Through her work and lifestyle Asia takes pride in engaging with…

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Carlette Jones

Carlette joins OCU as a school-based mental health therapist. Carlette recently received her Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from The George Washington University. She has received the National Certified Counselor credential and is currently working towards obtaining LGPC licensure in DC. Carlette has worked with adults to improve their job readiness skills, establish a routine,…

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Caroline Santilli

Caroline is an art therapist, activist and artist among many other things. She is currently a school-based mental health therapist for One Common Unity. Caroline is from the Philadelphia area and moved to the DMV in 2017. She has grown to love the area and learns more about its rich culture each day. Caroline received…

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Jiayu Liu

Jiayu was born and raised in Beijing, China and earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Capital Normal University in her home country. With a strong sense of curiosity and a desire to learn more about different cultures, she decided to attend graduate school in the United States and earned her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling…

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