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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

• Abuse/Neglect
• Traumatic Grief/Loss
• Adverse Childhood Experiences

Team Bios

NellySandeep

Nelly Sandeep

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

Reina Crumpton

LCSW-C

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

Moor Drammeh

LGPC

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.

MorganJefferson

Morgan Jefferson

LCSW-C

Morgan Jefferson, LCSW-C, is a licensed therapist who specializes in working with adolescents and teens. She received her Bachelor of Science in Family Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and received her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University in New York City. Morgan is a certified anxiety-informed professional (CAIP), understanding the formation and manifestation of anxiety at the scientific level.

Morgan has predominantly worked with school-aged students of all backgrounds in New York City and in Maryland. Her reason for joining the social work field comes from her own life experiences and a determination to increase the number of therapists of color. She believes that individuals, no matter their age, can change the course of their familial, and generational trauma. Through trauma-informed modalities, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), art therapy as a form of expression, and psychotherapy, healing is possible.

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Neena Prabhu

LGPC

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.