1451 Rockville Pike, Suite 250
Rockville MD 20852

About Us

Carael Group, LLC was established in 2017 by Latonia Staten, LCPC, CAC-AD who is founder and owner. Mrs. Staten surveyed the availability of mental health services in the Maryland area and noticed that Montgomery County, Maryland, in particular, had a shortage in mental healthcare and not enough training opportunities for new developing counselors. 

After being a counselor for over 25 years, Mrs. Staten realized the importance of training the next generation of counselors. She secured the Maryland Board Supervisor credential and redesigned her business by adding supervision as a services offering. Thus, creating an opportunity for fellow counselors to develop their skills and introduce them to some of the indirect and direct counseling opportunities that may not have been discussed while in graduate school.

Mrs. Staten began her counseling career as a certified substance abuse counselor in the State of Maryland while pursuing a second degree in BioPsychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Several years after graduating UMBC, Mrs. Staten enrolled in the Counseling Program at Argosy University where she graduated with honors and became a member of Chi Sigma Iota. 

Mrs. Staten holds three degrees in the following areas: Biotechnology, BioPsychology, and Counseling. Additionally, she has several certifications in areas such as: suicide prevention, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, smoking cessation training,  psychopharmacology, anxiety and neurobiology, and other certifications. When not in a classroom increasing her education, Mrs. Staten volunteers with a veteran and schizophrenia organization, plays with her furry “son” Milo, works on real estate projects and goes on wondrous adventures with her wife.

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