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MEd, Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor under supervision of Emily Rizzo

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Welcome to a space of acceptance, understanding, and empowerment. I'm Jarrell Slade, a dedicated Licensed Graduate Professional Therapist with a Master's degree in Counseling & Human Development and a fervent commitment to providing affirming therapy to the LGBTQIA+ community.

About Me:

As an advocate for diversity and inclusivity, I specialize in offering a safe and affirming therapeutic space for individuals within the LGBTQIA+ spectrum and Black and/or Indigenous people of color. My approach is rooted in respect, empathy, and an understanding of the unique challenges faced by the community. I created a psychiatric rehabilitation program (Greater Maryland Youth) that focused on life skills training, academic achievement, and community integration for underrepresented minority youth in Prince George's County, MD from 2016 to 2019. I also worked as a Counselor & DEI Consultant with Alexandria City Public Schools to enhance their knowledge of equitable practices within the school environment. Lastly, I worked as a Couples & Relationship Therapist at The George Washington University clinic to enhance communication, intimacy/closeness, and family dynamics to same-sex couples. 

Affirmative Approach:

I am deeply committed to creating an inclusive and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your identity, navigate life transitions, and address mental health concerns. Whether you are seeking support for coming out, relationship challenges, or general well-being, I am here to help you embrace and celebrate your authentic self.


My mission is to empower individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community to thrive emotionally and mentally. Together, we will explore your unique experiences, strengths, and goals, fostering a path towards self-discovery and resilience.


What Sets Me Apart:

Understanding the importance of cultural competence, I actively stay informed about current LGBTQIA+ issues and work collaboratively with clients to tailor therapy to their unique needs. My goal is to create a space where you feel heard, validated, and supported in your journey towards personal growth and self-acceptance.


🌟 Gender Identity and Expression

🏳️‍🌈 Sexual Orientation Exploration

💑 Relationship and Family Dynamics

🧘 Mental Health and Well-being

🌻 Anxiety and Stress Management

😌 Self-esteem and Confidence Building


Get in Touch:

Taking the step towards seeking therapy is an act of self-care and courage. If you're ready to embark on a journey of self-exploration and empowerment, I'm here to support you. Contact me for a confidential consultation to discuss how we can work together to achieve your therapeutic goals.

In this space, your authentic self is celebrated, and your journey is honored. Let's navigate this path of self-discovery together!

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