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The mission for The Child & Adolescent Program (CAP) is to provide comprehensive therapeutic and psychiatric services for children and adolescents. Our 17 and under service recipients seek our guidance, expertise, and services to address various presenting symptoms and conditions – ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Identify Confusion, and Trauma. The goal of CAP is to provide evidence-based modalities that address these various symptoms.

Specialized CAP Programs

Trauma Therapy

The CAP team provides specialized treatment to children and adolescents who have suffered from various types of traumas. These children and adolescents have the right to heal from traumatic experiences. Our staff help facilitate this recovery through trauma-informed clinical techniques, executive 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.

Play Therapy

The Child & Adolescent Program is developing a play therapy program that will help in addressing childhood trauma. The power of play for young children is an integral part of resolving psychosocial challenges in order to grow and develop resiliency for our most vulnerable members of our community.

Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral therapy is a broad term for the modalities used to treat mental health disorders that have behavior challenges as the primary symptom. The goal of the team is to help our young service recipients to identify and change potentially self-destructive or unhealthy behaviors.

Team Bios

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Yvette Kinchelow-Smith

LGPC, Associate Program Director

Yvette Kinchelow-Smith, LGPC, LPA, got her masters degree in Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Adlerian Psychology. Her counseling approach is eclectic and client centered. She has been utilizing skills from treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change as therapeutic interventions that will help clients with the issues they struggle with. Yvette has experience working with adults, teenagers, children and families who have experienced trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, grief/loss, other varied mental health diagnoses, and socioeconomic concerns. Yvette works from a systemic, collaborative, strength-based approach that is mindful of cultural, ethnic and economic concerns. She believes the hardest thing to do is to ask for help so she supports clients in their decision to inquire about therapy and looks forward to joining them on their journey.


Reina Crumpton

LCSW-C, Associate Program Director Training

Reina Crumpton Burks, LCSW-C is a licensed certified social worker who joined MPB Group in May 2022. She moved from a part time position with MBP Group to a full time Associate Program role in 2024. 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.

In her role as the Training Director, she will guide and train our internship team members in professional development and clinical skills that will help the new and upcoming clinicians in competency and professionalism.

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Moor Drammeh

LCPC, Adolescent Trauma Team Coordinator

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.

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Melissa Nugent

LGPC, Childhood Trauma Play Therapy Coordinator

Melissa Nugent, LGPC, is a licensed graduate professional counselor, specializing in trauma recovery with experience in treating anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, mood disorders and ADD/ADHD. Melissa has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds, working to create meaningful therapeutic bonds to promote a safe and effective healing environment. She believes that building a strong therapeutic bond is the foundation of a successful counselor-client relationship and takes pride in meeting the client where they are at. Melissa received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She then went on to receive her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Melissa practices from a holistic and integrative perspective, ensuring to fully meet the needs of each individual client by creating a non-judgmental, accepting, and individualized safe space. Melissa looks to provide a warm, open-minded, supportive, and client-centered counseling approach that will meet the needs of each client and provide them with an effective and trusting place to embark on their healing journey.