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About The MECCA Group

Our mission is to improve the emotional well-being of children and families by providing client-focused and culturally relevant psychological, therapeutic and rehabilitative health services.

Founded in 2006, The MECCA Group is comprised of a clinically and culturally diverse team of professionals who provide comprehensive psychological, rehabilitative, and educational services for children, adolescents, young adults, and their support systems in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Our dedicated team consists of clinicians in the fields of psychology, social work, counseling, behavior management and analysis, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, vocational education, and special education. All professional team members have extensive knowledge and experience in providing evidence-based practices as well as comprehensive holistic care to help all clients reach their highest potential and to live fully. The partners of The MECCA Group are Mercedes E. Ebanks, PhD and Keisha L. Mack, PhD.

Our Dedicated Team

Meet our Team

Founding Partners

Mercedes E. Ebanks, PhD
Chief Financial Officer Parent Coordinator
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Keisha L. Mack, PhD
Chief Operations Officer Clinical Psychologist
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Clinical Staff

All of our clinical staff are licensed or certified in their field of expertise. 

Clara Aragón, PhD
Psychology Associate Bilingual
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Angelia Fisher, PsyD
Psychology Associate
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Catherine L. Ford, PsyD
Psychology Associate
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Ana C. Gardano, PhD
Clinical Psychologist Billingual
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McKenzie Green, EdD
Professional Counselor
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Charles B. Jenkins, EdS, EdD
School Psychologist Psychology Associate
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Shannon Martin, MEd
School Psychologist
Alana M. Parker, EdS
School Psychologist
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Myriam Prinston, BS
Occupational Therapist
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Laura Rubalcava, PsyD
Psychology Associate Bilingual
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Monica W. Samuel, MA
Psychology Associate
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Arvin D. Sanders, PhD
Psychology Associate
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Sia A. Southern-McCoy, MSW
Clinical Social Worker
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Akia T. Wade, MPsy
Psychology Associate
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Katara Watkins-Laws, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
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Administrative Staff

Theresa Clomax
Human Resource Generalist
Channel C. James, MSW, QMHP
Social Worker Government Program Manager
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Ceira Jones
Administrative Assistant
A. Renee Knight, JD
Contract Manager
Angelina N. Nortey, PhD
Clinical Psychologist School Based Programs Manager
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Rosario H. Paredes Carrion, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist Clinical Programs Manager, Bilingual
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