Temple Builders, LLC was founded to give people the chance to receive quality Christ-based behavioral health support that empowers them to “renew their minds1,” “take capture their thoughts2,” “clean their hearts3,” and “honor their bodies as temples4.” Temple Builders, LLC is able to do this by providing behavioral health services for the whole “Temple” which includes our clients’ mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional states. We believe in the teaming approach to provide holistic treatment. Thus, we make sure that our clients and their health care team’s opinions are considered in every step of our services. As a practice, our professionals collaborate with their clients and other health care professionals who are imperative to their clients’ treatments.
We pride ourselves on making each client’s first step in this journey easy and comfortable. This journey, with us, begins with a 15-minute telephone consultation. During this consultation, clients will be given the opportunity to briefly convey their life challenges, ask any questions they may have about future services, and are provided with the next steps for scheduling their first appointment.
Our Core Values
As we support our clients, we are guided by our core values. These remind us of our dedication to our profession and our passion to guide others in living better, healthier lives.
About the Owner
Veronica Watkins is a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Veronica received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Morgan State University and Master’s in Social Work from Howard University. This mother of two has over 15 years of professional experience. In the past fifteen years, she has worked in the following areas: child welfare, outpatient mental health services, non-profit, government, in-home geriatric services, administration, and management. Throughout her career, Veronica is reminded daily about her passion and gifting to help to empower others. Veronica has been able to do this through both direct and indirect interaction with people.
When working with clients, Veronica is a firm believer in the strength perspective. She believes this perspective is the foundational building block. In addition to the strength perspective, Veronica utilizes Solution-Focused, Crisis Intervention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and at times Christian Counseling. Veronica is experienced and opened to providing services to adults, couples, families, and the elderly. Veronica enjoys working with people and lives by her motto: “View every day as a new beginning with the opportunity to achieve better results.”
Our Mission Statement
It is our mission to support our clients to gain the necessary tools to manage life and relationships. Our services are Christian-based, premium, eclectic, and holistic. This allows us to provide individualized support that caters to the unique needs of each of our clients. There is no “cookie cutter” model when it comes to our clients’ care.
Breona Dunlap-Griffin is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor and a certified supervised alcohol and drug clinician in Maryland. Breona received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and her Masters in Addictions Counseling from Coppin State University. She has four years of professional experience working with various populations. Her experience ranges from domestic violence and working exclusively with clients who are disadvantaged financially to groups who are economically privileged and face varied differences of stressors and difficulties. During her time, she has treated clients ranging from 17 years of age and up. Breona is encouraging and supportive of clients and their choices while appropriately educating them along their recovery journey and defining their recovery.
Breona works to build a trusting and supportive environment. She intentionally listens to her clients to hear what they are not saying. Exploration is a perilous mission that some seek the support of a soul without judgment to accompany them along the way. Utilizing person-centered theory, Breona can provide and support clients in safe exploration while honoring each person’s lived experiences.
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