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Simonica Mendes, Graduate-Level Intern

Hi! My name is Simonica - so nice to meet you! I am graduate student at Bowie state University. I am completing my 1,000 hour internship here at Thrive Therapy Maryland! I have multiple supervisors here at Thrive and also attend trainings for clinical skills. I am also a  Graduate Assistant within my program! I am constantly learning so I can provide the best care possible to you.


My main areas of focus are trauma, depression, anxiety, and multicultural experiences. I aim to offer a safe space for you to process your experiences while we implement new techniques so you can heal + grow. You are the most important part of our sessions! I am excited to help you grow in your self esteem and the trust you have for yourself.


I hope you feel a little more comfortable with me now that you have read my biography. I'd love to partner with you on your mental health journey. Please reach out to me if you would like that too! 

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Simonica is INN with Cigna and Carefirst BCBS.
Direct pay rates are $110 per appointment. If you have Medicaid, we can discount services to $90/appointment.

Main Areas of Focus

I hold a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Massachusetts. I am a current master's Mental Health Counseling student at Bowie State University. I am approved to provide mental health care services as part of my Practicum + Internship in school.

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Antiracism

  • LGBTQ+ affirming

  • College struggles

  • Adults

  • Relationship Dynamics

  • Trauma

  • Mood disorders

  • Chronic Stress

  • Life Transitions

  • Career counseling

  • In Person

  • Telehealth

The theories I am most passionate about are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy.

If you are interested in working with Giovania, please fill out the form here.

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