Monika Cope-Ward, LCSW-C

Mrs. Cope-Ward is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with many years of experience working with individuals, couples and families.  She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Mrs. Cope-Ward graduated with her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Howard University in 2001.   She has completed the  Level 3 training for couples counseling through the Gottman Institute   She is also an approved Gottman Educator for The Seven Principles workshop. Helping couples make sound healthy choices in their relationships and navigate through conflict with ease is her mission.  She is located in our Laurel, MD office.

Carol-Ann Trotman, LCPC

Ms. Trotman is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She provides individual, group, and couples counseling. Ms. Trotman has always dreamed of working with couples since childhood. She provides counseling around communication. She is currently completing her PHD in Clinical Sexology,  therefore, she has some additional training to make sure your sexual needs are met in your relationship. Ms. Trotman is currently taking appointments in the Lanham office.

Kia James Ed.D, LCPC

Dr. Kia James is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She provides individual and couples counseling services. She graduated from Bowie State University with a BA in Psychology, and she continued her schooling, eventually gaining her Masters and Doctorate from Argosy University, also known as, The American School of Professional Psychology.  Dr. James has completed the level 3 training for couples counseling with the Gottman institute.  She is also an approved Gottman Educator for the Seven Principles Workshop.  Dr. James  has a passion to help couples strengthen their relationship and build healthy happy families.


The Relationship Boosters is a team of professionals with additional training in marriage and couples counseling.  We provide couples counseling and coaching services in the office and online. If you are ready to invest in your relationship, contact us!