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Strengthening Prides Offer the Following Services:
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Individual Therapy for Adults

Individual Therapy for Children and Adolescents

Family Therapy


Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Mental Status Exam

Client Support Specialist


Providing Integrative Therapeutic Services in the District of Columbia  Related to:

Mental Disorders

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity (ADHD)

  • Oppositional Defiant (ODD)

  • Conduct (CD)

  • Life Transitions/Adjustment 

  • Anxiety/Panic

  • Depression

  • Trauma/PTSD

Social Emotional Skills

  • Behavior Management
  • Self-Regulatory
  • Self Esteem Building
  • Coping Strategies
  • Mindfulness/Self-Awareness
  • Communicative Skills
  • Problem Solving/ Decision Making

Evidence-Based Trauma-Informed Therapy Program (10 Weeks) Group or Individual



Designed to reduce symptoms of anxiety, behavioral problems post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and to improve school functioning, grades also peer and parent interactions.
Therapy Sessions
Therapeutic Approaches:
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Play/Art Therapy (Directive/Non-Directive)

  • Functional Family Therapy 

About Us

Strengthening Prides uses evidence based treatments designed to empower youths and help them acquire the tools needed to fortify cohesiveness within home, school, and the community.

Meet the Founder



Kelly M. Baker is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, alumni of The Catholic University of America, School of Social Services and a Certified ADHD Professional (ADHD-CCSP) and a Certified Dialectical Behavior Clinician(C-DBT). 

I began Strengthening Prides to passionately service children, adolescents and their families in the District of Columbia particularly in the underserved wards 7 and 8. These youths exhibit academic deficits, emotional and behavioral disturbances, poor self-esteem, lack of effective communication or experienced direct or vicarious trauma .


Whether it is Prevention, Early Intervention, or Treatment, my purpose is to help people thrive within their school/work setting, become leaders of their communities, also strengthen family ties.

When you know better, you do better.” — Maya Angelou.
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