Confident Kids Camp for Selective Mutism:
Meet the Camp Team
Confident Kids Camp is a 5-day, intensive therapy program
designed to help prepare children with Selective Mutism.
Meet the Camp Team
designed to help prepare children with Selective Mutism.
Director and Camp Leaders
Dr. Lindsay Scharfstein is a licensed clinical psychologist who earned her degree from the University of Central Florida and her pre- and post-doctoral fellowship from the Yale University Child Study Center. Dr. Scharfstein is the director of the Confident Kids Camp- DC Metro, a 1-week intensive treatment program for children with selective mutism. Dr. Scharfstein is passionate about a collaborative approach to care, involving families, schools, mental health providers, and community systems. She offers educational workshops on evidence-based treatments for anxiety disorders. She is thrilled to bring Confident Kids Camp to the DC area to support local, national, and international families who are coping with selective mutism!
Dr. Renee DeBoard-Lucas is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Marquette University. Dr. DeBoard-Lucas specializes in treating children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing trauma, anxiety, and depression. Dr. DeBoard-Lucas utilizes CBT, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Habit Reversal Training (HRT) for OCD and Tic Disorders. Dr. DeBoard-Lucas has received training in diagnosing and treating selective mutism in children and looks forward to being a teacher at the Confident Kids Camp-DC Metro!
Dr. Rachel Singer is a licensed psychologist who completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. Dr. Singer completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Singer has taught elementary school, Masters level, and doctoral level students. She has extensive training working directly with schools in order to provide comprehensive care for children experiencing anxiety and related disorders. Additionally, Dr. Singer has received training in implementing selective mutism interventions, and has participated in treatment planning and interventions for individuals with this diagnosis. Specific areas of clinical interest include generalized anxiety, specific phobias, social phobia, trauma, and family communication.
2019 Counselors, Classroom Assistants, and Clinical Helpers
Victoria Bacon is currently a doctoral student in the clinical psychology PhD program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas under the mentorship of Dr. Christopher Kearney. She earned her Master of Professional Studies degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida. She has clinical experience working in various roles in a wide variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric units, community mental health centers, and private practice. Victoria currently practices as a student therapist in Nevada. She provides both individual and group therapy, primarily to children and adolescents with selective mutism and other anxiety disorders. Her training and clinical work have a strong emphasis on evidence-based practices.
Kylie Campbell is currently pursuing her Psy.D. at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Community Health from Salisbury University in 2017. She has previously worked with children and adolescents at Robin’s Nest, a family success center, and is currently working as an extern at Children’s National Medical Center. Kylie’s clinical and research interests focus on health psychology, neuropsychology, and childhood trauma.
Shannon Casey is a graduate student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (DC Campus). She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Virginia Tech in 2017. Prior to her graduate work, Shannon assisted students in classroom settings as a dedicated aide at Accotink Academy in Springfield, Virginia. She is also currently a doctoral extern for the Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery and Education (SCORE) Program within Children’s National Medical Center, where she works in collaboration with neuropsychologists to assess and treat concussions in children and adolescents. Her clinical and research interests include neuropsychological assessments, developmental disorders, and school mental health.
Caroline Cole is currently a Master’s student at American University and an Intake Coordinator for Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from James Madison University in 2018. Caroline has extensive experience working with children of various backgrounds, including children with anxiety disorders and developmental disabilities. She has worked in preschool and elementary school settings, and is primarily a child caretaker. Caroline is a member of the Child Anxiety Laboratory and the Stress and Emotion Laboratory at American University, where her current research and clinical interests are parent involvement and anxiety and mood disorders in children. In the future, Caroline hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology where she can learn and practice cognitive and behavioral treatments for children.
Patricia Driscoll is currently a third-year doctorate student in the Clinical Psychology program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, DC. She earned her Master of Science in Applied Psychology with a concentration in Counseling from University of Baltimore, in 2017. Since then, Tricia has worked with children with neurodevelopmental, intellectual, and developmental disorders (Specifically, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder), mood disorders, related anxiety disorders, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Tricia has worked with Applied Behavioral Analysis and is a certified Registered Behavioral Technician. Tricia’s clinical interests include supporting, guiding, and assisting children and adolescents with Neurodevelopmental disorders, trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, with complex associated behavioral problems.
Jocelyn Freeman is a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology located in Washington, DC. She is currently completing her internship at the Family Wellness Center also in Washington, DC where she provides individual counseling using a person-centered and holistic approach to mental health wellness. Jocelyn has experience working with children and adults with mild to serve clinical presentation, and experience working with individuals with extensive trauma history. This is Jocelyn’s first year as a counselor at the Confident Kids Camp and is eager to be of service to the future campers.
Amber Haslam is a second year student in the Masters of Forensic Psychology program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC Campus. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University in 2016. She has spent time working in mentoring with adolescents with various learning needs and mood/anxiety disorders and well as in crisis intervention with victims of trauma. After completing her degree, Amber plans on continuing to work with victims of trauma of all ages.
Camille Hawkins is a rising third year doctoral student in GW’s Professional Psychology Program, where I am specializing in child and adolescent psychopathology and psychotherapy. Camille has worked with children and adolescents since 2014 in a variety of settings that include community mental health centers and schools. Outside of the classroom and therapy room, she enjoys spending time with friends, going to plays and movies, and traveling.
Bree Hemingway received her B.A. in psychology from Hampton University in 2016. She is in her last semester of the master’s program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology- DC campus, pursuing a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is currently interning at EveryMind, which is a community-based leading national institute. She has had the opportunity to work at a high school wellness center, in which she provided counseling services to a diverse population of adolescents, who deal with various mental health disorders. Her clinical interest includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and her passion is working with children and families. She is very excited to be working with Confident Kids Camp-DC Metro this summer.
Ann Lorry Lamour was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She is fluent in French, Haitian Creole, and English. She is getting her master’s in clinical Mental Health Counseling at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology-DC Campus. She has been interning at EveryMind, a community-based leading national institute dedicated to reducing mental illnesses and reducing suicide and improving wellbeing. She works with adults, refugees, asylum seekers who may be French-speaking, adolescents, young children, and families and has run therapy groups for elementary school children. She absolutely enjoys and loves to work with children. Her end goal is to eventually open her own practice and work with various different populations.
Jessica Mogilever is currently a second-year graduate student pursing a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Jessica has worked in a variety of treatment settings, those including: inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient, and detoxification and rehabilitation. At her current placement, she provides integrated and behavioral health services to children, youth, and families throughout Prince George’s County Public Schools, grades K-8. Jessica’s clinical interests include neurodevelopmental disorders, immigration-related psychological distress, intercultural miscommunications, intersectionality, race-related psychological distress, and social justice.
Hannah Navarro is a second-year doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at The George Washington University, Washington DC. She obtained her B.A. in Psychology from Southern Utah University where she interned at Turn About Ranch, a residential program for troubled teens. Hannah’s clinical training has included working with adolescents, college students, young adults and families from diverse backgrounds who present various levels of diagnostic complexity. She conducts therapy in both English and Spanish and has a special interest in working with children from bilingual households.
Annum Rentiya is currently a third-year doctorate student in the Clinical Psychology program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, DC. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Biology from University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2015. Since then, Annum has worked with children with eating disorders, mild traumatic brain injuries, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Annum’s clinical interests include supporting children and young adults with eating disorders, trauma, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders.
Minali Sharma is a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Education. She is currently completing her internship at the Expressive Therapy Center where she provides individual and group therapy to children, adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger and other behavioral difficulties. She uses an integrative approach that incorporates person-centered therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness and expressive arts therapies based on client’s unique traits, characteristics and culture. She also leads social skills groups for youth focusing on identifying social cues, developing effective communication skills and navigating challenging social situations.
Molly Tulipan is a rising third year doctoral student in clinical psychology at the George Washington University School of Professional Psychology. Her previous clinical experience includes conducting individual psychotherapy with patients at an outpatient community mental health clinic, conducting group and individual psychotherapy at a high school for students with emotional disturbances, and administering comprehensive psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. Molly’s research and clinical interests include rupture and repair in the early therapy relationship, attachment throughout the lifespan, and working with adolescents and their families.
Jordan Watson is a current graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PsyD program at George Washington University. Prior, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Rutgers University in 2016. She also worked as therapeutic support staff with children on the Autism Spectrum. Jordan’s clinical and research interests involve working with adolescents and young adults from diverse backgrounds who experience traumatic stress.