About Us

Paul Bashea Williams, LCSW-C, LICSW

Mr. Williams is founder and owner of Hearts In Mind Counseling. He is an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Approved Clinical Supervisor. He has worked as a Licensed Social Worker for over 15 years providing therapy, coaching and mentoring. He provides psychotherapy and psychoeducation and coaching for individuals, couples, families, groups and corporations. He also offers and provides clinical supervision and peer consultation. Mr. Williams is certified in couple and family systems.

Mr. Williams utilizes Brainspotting, Person Centered Solution-Focused Therapy, Insight Oriented Psychotherapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a catalyst for change with his clients. His typical clients struggle with depression, anxiety, love addiction, anger management, attachment issues, divorce/separation, and blended family dynamics. Mr. Williams a provides corporate cashing and training on Psychological Safety, Corporate Culture, Relationship Building Psychoeducation and Workplace Dynamics. He also specializes in working with the adolescent to adult male population. Helping them navigate and understand their purpose in life while providing relatable life experiences to their circumstances.


Meet Our Clinicians

Hearts In Mind Counseling Clinicians are diverse and have a multitude of trainings in specialty areas to meet your mental health needs.


Mrs. Lawrence is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Psychotherapist with extensive knowledge and experience working with children and adults. Since 2006, she has worked closely with individuals experiencing ADHD, behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, family conflict, divorce/separation, suicidal ideation, grief/loss and trauma. Mrs. Lawrence also has additional experience in domestic violence counseling and crisis response. 

Mrs. Lawrence is a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist, Trauma specialist, and Certified Prepare Enrich Couple’s therapist.  She utilizes Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy and Solution Focused therapeutic techniques to facilitate positive change and growth in her clients.


Mrs. Lawrence’s main goal is to assist clients in identifying presenting issues, ensure that they fully understand their diagnosis and empower them to overcome and succeed.  

Nikeita Lawrence, LMSW   |  Clinician

Grief Counseling  |  Women & Teen Girls  | 
Individual   Group Counseling and More


Monroe Howard-Shackelford is a Licensed Therapist, motivational speaker and educator best known for his work as a life coach and advocate for mental health awareness.  Monroe has translated his passion for education into a career spanning more than 15 years that has increased learning opportunities for students in both New York City and California, empowering youth, men of color and members of the LGBTQIA community in those regions. Inspired by his own diagnosis of major depressive disorder, he is driven to destigmatize mental health and promote the upliftment of black men and youth.  

Monroe holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Sacramento, and a dual Masters in Social Work and Public Administration from New York University. He hosts a weekly live show/podcast “The Naked Truth Experience” which celebrates marginalized individuals and the communities they represent.  

Monroe Howard-Shackelford, LMSW  |  Clinician

LGBTQIA+  |  Gender & Sexuality  |  Depression

Carlisle Greaves, LCSW-C   Clinician

Family Trauma  |  Stress & Anxiety  |  Depression     LGBTQIA+  |  Abuse  |  ADHD

Carlisle Greaves, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15 years of experience working with children, adolescence, and young adults with significant behavioral issues, mood disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. Moreover, I have also worked with adults and couples with a wide range of difficulties and issues such as various mood disorders, marital issues, anger management, personality disorders, schizophrenia, and thought disorders.

Mr. Greaves is also a professional musician. He utilizes music with clients who have difficulties expressing themselves in a traditional therapeutic setting. He uses a mobile recording studio, and drumming and percussion instruments to help clients express emotions and feelings that are difficult to articulate verbally.

Areas of Expertise:
LGBTQ-IA+, Relationship issues, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self-esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Body Image, Caregiver Issues, and Stress,  Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder, and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sex Addiction, Social Anxiety, and Phobia, Somatization

Erica Seivright-Potts, LMSW   |  Clinician

Women  |  Teens  |  Individual

Erica is a Licensed Master Social Worker with over 12 years of experience in medical social work, adoption counseling, and the Medicaid insurance sector. Erica has experience with geriatric, adult, adolescent and pediatric populations. She has worked primarily in the Washington DC metropolitan area. 


Erica holds a Bachelors Degree on Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a Masters of Social Work Degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. 

Laurel Blanco, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW  |  Clinician

Relationship Co-dependency |  Domestic Violence 
|  Group Counseling.

Ms. Laurel Blanco is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Approved Clinical Supervisor.  She is fluent in conversational Spanish.  She has over 16 years of working with a diverse population in mental health counseling, substance abuse and medical/ hospital care.  With training in addictions, cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and solution-focused therapy, she has a worked with wide range of clients. 

Feelings of loneliness, despair, anger, anxiety and even depressive symptoms can develop at any time with life events.  Through self-compassion, laughing, crying, venting and overall exploration of emotions together, new paths towards change can occur.  Ms. Blanco believes that in exploring the past and not remaining the past, anyone can be on the road to meet their fullest potential.