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Who we are.

Asé Therapy and Services approaches mental health with the idea that if there is a will to change, then change will happen. Our practice aims to give our clients the power and knowledge they need to create change in their lives.

In addition to therapy, we offer support groups, professional development, training, and education for corporations and non-profits, internship opportunities for pre-licensed and Master’s level students, and clinical supervision for MFTs in Maryland and Social Workers in Maryland and DC.

Ase Therapy Services in Action

We listen to you.

We value you.

We work with you.


Mission Statement

Asé Therapy & Services aims to provide inclusive, professional, and compassionate care to folks experiencing life challenges and transitions. We believe that there is power to change in all of us and we are committed to helping people seize that power.



The Team

Samina Khawaja, Individual and Family Therapist

Samina Khawaja, LPC

Individual and Family Therapist

Samina (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia and Virginia; she has over a decade of experience working with families and individuals in a variety of clinical settings.  She completed her Master’s in Community Counseling at Argosy University and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Psychology and Psychology from the University of Virginia. 

Samina is passionate about working alongside youth, families, and individuals with purpose and respect.  She aims to guide families and individuals as they navigate difficult challenges, ease emotional burdens, and engage in self-expression and reflection.  Samina works to create a space where one can be their authentic self in order to embark on a meaningful journey of healing and growth. 

Kalphria Wilson, LCSW-C, LICSW

Individual and Family Therapist

Kalphria (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has had over seven years providing clinical services in trauma-informed settings. She has obtained a Master’s in Social Work, Clinical Track from the University of Maryland-Baltimore and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minor in Sociology from the Florida State University.

Kalphria seeks to hold space for individuals on the path to healing from trauma, violence, systemic oppression, abuse, and grief and loss. She is passionately committed to working with marginalized groups to address inequalities in race, gender, sexual identity and sexual orientation.


Garine Dalce, LMSW

Individual and Family Therapist

Under the supervision of Kalphria Wilson, LCSW-C, LICSW

Garine received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Boston College and her Master's of Social Work from Boston University. Additionally, Garine holds a Master’s in Business Administration. Throughout her career, Garine has focused on providing services to the underserved. Her multicultural background allowed her to serve many from different cultural backgrounds. She has experience working with immigrants, adolescents, and women. Her career expanded to the Juvenile Justice System, where she has served as Deputy Director to support healthy decisions for adolescents. With rich experience as a Life Coach, Garine realized she could provide a comforting ear to her clients.


Clinically, Garine values the importance of providing a safe space to voice their concerns and receive feedback. Garine’s goal is to work with clients experiencing anger, low self-esteem, and trauma that has held them from moving forward.

Kassandra Butler

Clinical Intern - Master's Student at the John's Hopkins University

Under the supervision of Michelle Collins, LMFT

Works best with young adults, first-generation students, BIPOC corporate professionals, Latine children of immigrants, families with adolescents

Black couple and family therapist

Michelle Collins

Founder and Individual, Couple, and Family Therapist

Michelle (she/her/hers) is a licensed couple and family therapist based out of Baltimore, Maryland. She received her Master’s in Couple and Family Therapy. People who work with Michelle describe her as compassionate, funny, and knowledgeable.

Michelle has over 6 years of experience providing counseling to couples, families, and individuals. Michelle has specialized training in supporting people who are seeking pre-marital support/therapy, folks who have experienced trauma, attachment issues in families and couples, and families with adolescents. Michelle approaches therapy using techniques that help clients learn coping skills, grow beyond old patterns, improve health, change relationships, and deepen sense of self. Michelle’s lived experiences as a Black woman, wife, and mother aide in her ability to help clients. 

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