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Counseling & Educational Institute
John V. Gamble, LPC, CCDVC, MAC, BCPC, PTSD
President & CEO
Mr. Gamble has a long history providing direct intervention for under-achieving and disruptive behavioral students and indirect services to parents, teachers, counselors, principals and other designated persons in the District of Columbia public schools. He also provides intervention for cognitive behavior and goal oriented treatment for domestic violence, anger management, substance abuse, and social and educational adjustment, and conducts Critical Incident Stress Debriefing’s to companies across the Washington Metropolitan area.
Cynthia L. Jamison, Diplomate, MHS, LPC, LCADC, MAC, SAP, CCFC, CRAT, DCMHS
Ms. Jamison has worked in the fields of mental health, alcohol and drug abuse and corrections for over 40 years. She was the past Program Administrator for The Interdynamics Inc., Therapeutic Community Substance Abuse Program located at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup, Maryland. She was previously the Clinical Supervisor for the 28-Day Jail Based Substance Abuse Treatment Program at the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.
Robert Barnes, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker, Psychiatric Social Worker
Dr. Barnes has achieved a plethora of accomplishments from attaining his PhD and working for several years at the Federal City College now known as the University of the District Of Columbia. He has been a contractor for the Social Security Administration completing developmental assessments on infants, clinical evaluations, and mental status examinations. As Liaison with DC and MD Schools he has recommended children for level 5 placements and has considerable experience in residential placement of disturbed youth. His experience lends itself and exceeds qualifications for a School psychologist and counselor.
Robert Gavin, (ABD), LPC, ACADC, ICAADC, NCACII, DAPA
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Mr. Gavin is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Professional Counselor (APA), Clinical Advanced Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III with the District of Columbia Addiction Professional Consortium, Internationally Certified Advanced Alcoholism and Drug Counselor (IC & RC) and Masters Addiction Counselor (NAADAC). He is currently a PhD Candidate in Counseling Psychology. He holds a Master of Human Services degree from Lincoln University and a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree from the University of the District of Columbia.
Raunda Williams, Ed.D
Mental Health Counselor
Dr. Williams is experienced and proficient in counseling and developmental education. She has extensive expertise in responding to and identifying student needs, promoting academic excellence, and engaging/motivating students from various perspectives. She has a broad and deep knowledge of administrative guidelines required to implement counseling and developmental programs within an academic setting.
Christopher F. Gray, M.Ed.
Mental Health Counselor
Mr. Gray earned his M.Ed. in Counseling & Guidance from Howard University and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from George Mason University. He is currently earning his Certificate of Advanced Study in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University. Christopher Gray has over 15 years of experience helping individuals working as a psychiatric rehabilitation specialist and as a high school and middle school counselor. He specializes in couples, family and group psychotherapy.
Michelle Jackson, BHS, CPS, CFPS
Certified Family Peer Specialist
Ms. Jackson is a Behavioral Health Services Consultant, Certified Family Peer Specialist and Psychology Major with distinct certifications from the D.C. Department of Behavioral Health to provide peer support services to adults, children and families in the community. She is the Founder of Reasons to Hope Foundation & Executive Director of The District of Columbia Peer Support Association and provide premier integrated allied behavioral health products, and non-clinical recovery support services.