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Beverly Sargent, NCC, LCPC, Ph.D

Executive Director

Beverly R. Sargent is Executive Director of the District Heights Family and Youth Services Bureau, District Heights, Md.  She is a nationally certified and state licensed clinical professional counselor and pastoral therapist. Dr. Sargent is a National Board of Certified Counselors fellow and graduate of the Morehouse School of Medicine course in healthcare disparities. She graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision. Before entering the counseling field professionally, she was a sexual assault crisis counselor and volunteer advocate for Prince Georges County Hospital and also a volunteer domestic violence advocate in Minot, North Dakota. She later served on the Board of Directors for the Domestic Violence Crisis Center in Minot.  Dr. Sargent retired from U.S. Air Force in 2003. Dr. Sargent’s research interests emphasize using mindfulness to build resilience in marginalized children. She is the author of two children’s activity books, “When My Daddy Died,” and “When My Mommy Died.” Both are available on Amazon.com under the pen name, B.R. Sargent.

Katrina Emerson

SMHART Therapist

Katrina Emerson is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor with the District Heights Family & Youth Services Bureau. Katrina began her career with the District Heights Youth Services Bureau as an intern in the Summer of 2012. After completing her Master’s degree in 2013, Katrina began employment with DHFYSB as a SMHART therapist, providing counseling services for students within Prince George’s County schools.

 

Bruce J. Holmes

Bruce J. Holmes graduated from Trinity University with his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2014. He has experience empowering youth and adults in both the school setting as well as in a residential treatment facility. Bruce has worked with the substance abuse population and also has experience working with clients who have been diagnosed  with mental illnesses. Bruce is currently in the process of pursuing his licensure.

Undine Hunt

Administrative Assistant, Notary Public

Undine Hunt joined the YSB in 2008 serving as the Administrative Assistant.  She recently became a Notary Public for the state of Maryland. Ms. Hunt brings experience from both the corporate and non-profit worlds. In addition to her responsibilities as Administrative Assistant she also coordinates College Tours and previously led the Visionary Youth Program which provided tutoring to local elementary school students.

Interns

The District Heights Family & Youth Services Bureau hires 2-3 masters and doctoral-level interns per year. We have a diversity of training specialties including counseling, psychology and social work. We also provide a diversity of treatment approaches such as child-centered play therapy, including sand work, family therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy, including mindfulness and trauma-focused. We are well-known by some of the most sought-after colleges and universities in the Metropolitan-DC area, as a prized training site for interns. These positions are competitive. The first round of interviews are resume only. Prospective interns should contact us no later than February of each year for placements for the following school year. Send your cover letter and resume with references to interns@districtheights.org. No phone calls please.

 

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ANGER MANAGEMENT GROUP

ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS

District Heights Family & Youth Services Bureau is now accepting names for an upcoming “Anger Management Group”.  The group is open to youth between the ages of 13-18, …

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