Our Leadership

Serving with unprecedented passion, care, and experience

Misty Cromartie Hammons, LCPC-S

Chief Executive Officer

Misty Cromartie Hammons is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 13 years of experience in the mental health field.  Misty received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and went on to pursue a Master of Arts in Psychology at the Catholic University of America.

Misty has experience conducting research with children and adolescents, providing psychiatric rehabilitation services, therapeutic staff support and providing individual and family therapy. Misty has worked with adults with substance abuse issues, foster care children, at-risk youth and juvenile offenders; as well as providing intensive outpatient group therapy and individual therapy. Misty is passionate about issues that young people face such as peer pressure, validation and self-esteem.

Marcia Hancock, LCSW-C

Chief Operating Officer

Marcia Hancock has over 11 years of experience working with children and adolescents in a multitude of settings, including schools; detention centers; and outpatient mental health centers.  Marcia has treated children with conduct disorder, attention deficit hyper activity disorder, anxiety disorder, schizoid affective disorder, learning disabilities, and mood disorders.

Marcia received her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from American University and Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work.  Marcia is also a Licensed School Social Worker and a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical.

Myrja Paul, LCPC-S, NCC

Director of Programs

Myrja Paul is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience working with at-risk youth, adolescents, and adults. Myrja received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and her Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins University.

Myrja has provided individual and family counseling to children in outpatient mental health clinics, schools and in the home. Myrja has also worked with adults coping with domestic violence, depression, anxiety, and Bipolar disorder. Myrja’s two passions are working with clients to help them achieve their goals and working with new clinicians, providing supervision and guidance, to help them grow professionally and personally.

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At Innovative Therapeutic Services we strive to provide the best mental health services by recognizing the unique qualities of each individual and focusing on their attributes within.
Innovative Therapeutic Services is MBE Certified

Office Location

11810 Grand Park Avenue
Suite 575
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Phone: +1 301-604-1458
Fax: +1 301-604-1459

Hours of Operation:
Mon.-Thurs. 9am. - 8pm.
Friday 9am.-7pm.
Saturday 9am.-12pm.
Sunday Closed

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