About Us

Renita Gabriel (Psy.D.) is a licensed psychologist in Maryland and the District of Columbia and is the founder/CEO of BPS. She is also a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor through the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Dr. Gabriel has had significant experience providing psychological services (psychotherapy and psychological assessment) in both inpatient and outpatient settings with populations varying across the lifespan and from culturally diverse backgrounds. She has also taught courses at the graduate level at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. She earned her undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University and her doctorate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology Chicago Campus.

Her areas of practice include the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, PTSD, Stress Management, Grief/Loss, Relational Issues, Adjustment Disorders, forensic and psychological assessment.  Dr. Gabriel’s areas of interest include mentorship, spiritual development, writing, teaching and providing education and support to faith-based communities around mental health. Her professional memberships include the Maryland Psychological Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors. She is a devoted wife and mother of two and author of The Point of It All: A Faith Based Guide to Successful Living.

  Shayla Bullock (LCPC) has provided education, crisis intervention/management, individual and group therapy in the field of domestic violence, abuse and trauma for the past 13 years in both the residential and outpatient settings. Her main therapeutic practices include trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, compassion-focused therapy, and mindfulness-based practices to motivate clients during their individual healing journeys. She’s been trained on Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping) which is an experiential method that clears out unwanted feelings and releases limiting beliefs.

Shayla is committed to creating a compassionate environment for each individual client that focuses on their personal strengths and resiliency that will lead to independent coping skills that provide a healthy management of emotional regulation throughout their lifespan.

Practice Philosophy

The BPS practice philosophy is to provide competent, compassionate and quality mental health services that inspire hope, foster change and empower the client to make their own breakthroughs (discoveries required to make meaningful changes and advancement in their lives). Each clinician takes a comprehensive approach to treatment that considers each individuals’ unique set of circumstances and needs.

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