Child & Adolescent Trauma Program (CAT)
Our mission in the Child/Adolescent Trauma Program is to provide specialized treatment to children and adolescents who have suffered from various types of traumas. Children and adolescents have the right to heal from traumatic experiences. Our clinicians help facilitate this recovery through trauma-informed clinical techniques, execution of evidenced-based treatment models specific to trauma, empathy, compassion and commitment. We find it very important to build resilience amongst our youth as they are our future.
Specialized CAT Programs
• Traumatic Grief/Loss
• Adverse Childhood Experiences
LCSW-C, Program Director
Nelly Sandeep, LCSW-C, serves as the Program Director for the Child/Adolescent Trauma Program. Nelly has always been interested in treating children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and is passionate about equipping clinicians with the necessary skills to provide excellent care to clients.
Nelly received her Masters of Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work. During her time in graduate school, Nelly earned her clinical hours treating children and adolescents who had adverse childhood experiences. After graduate school, Nelly continued to provide individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults and received specialized trauma training while working at a trauma center in Baltimore City. Nelly is passionate about supporting all individuals but is specifically interested in providing therapeutic services to underserved communities. Nelly believes that every person has the right to a space where they can process their lived experiences without judgment and that individuals deserve to heal from traumatic experiences. Nelly is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. She believes that her background in these evidence-based modalities has helped her in supporting and serving her clients while also training clinicians and interns to provide the best clinical care.
Reina Crumpton Burks, LCSW-C is a licensed certified social worker who joined MPB Group in May 2022. She is currently a part-time clinician with MBP Group and works full-time with a Treatment Foster Care agency. At a young age, Reina read a book entitled "A child called It" by Dave Pelzer. In this autobiographical series, Mr. Pelzer discussed his experience with abuse and navigating the foster care system. This inspired Reina to want to become a social worker and advocate for youth who can't speak for themselves.
Reina earned a Master of Social Work with a concentration in behavioral health from the University of Maryland Baltimore and a bachelor’s of arts in sociology with a minor in psychology from Howard University. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and enjoys reading, spending time with family/friends, and traveling in her free time.
Moor is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor who earned his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Towson University in Fall of 2021.
Moor focuses on working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, and trauma-related issues. He utilizes therapeutic approaches, such as Client-Centered therapy, Existential therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in his therapeutic work. He believes in establishing a trusting relationship with his clients, in order to make them feel safe and supported as they confront the issues they are struggling with, through empathy, understanding, and support. Moor views each session as an opportunity to recover insights from the past, to find comfort despite the present circumstances, and create a hopeful path forward into the future.
LGPC, CAT Team Lead Coordinator (Columbia)
Neena Prabhu is a licensed Therapist who completed her Masters in Clinical Professional Counseling at Loyola University. She joined MPB Group as a therapist for the Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) and the Child and Adolescent Program (CAP). Neena specializes in work with children, adolescents, and also works with adults who have experienced trauma. By using therapy techniques tailored to each individual client, Neena seeks to create a secure space for her clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors. Along with TF-CBT and ACT, Neena utilizes mindfulness strategies and encourages her clients to pursue a holistic approach to their health. Neena believes that healing and growth occur within a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship and is committed to helping underserved and marginalized populations gain access to mental health care.
LMSW, CAT Team Lead Coordinator (Bowie)
Carsan Johnson is a licensed therapist who received her Masters Degree in Social work at Salisbury University. During her undergraduate and graduate career, Carsan has gained experience working with families and youth in a variety of service roles in Washington D.C and Maryland. She joined the MPB group as therapist for the Child and Adolescent Trauma Program. Carsan has always had a passion for working with children, youth and families in a mental health capacity. Carsan focuses on working with individuals with anxiety , depression and trauma related issues. By using treatment modalities tailored to each individual client's needs.
Carsan believes in the importance of creating a safe and judgement free environment for her clients to feel comfortable enough to share their thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Carsan utilizes CBT and ACT treatment modalities to help clients identify and challenge unhelpful thoughts and to learn practical self-help strategies.