Luis Felipe Cebas, LMSW, LGSW, CA

Pronouns He/Him/El
My Story

My Story

Therapist & Owner

Luis Felipe (He/Him/El) is a first-generation, bilingual, social worker, photographer, entrepreneur, and Afro-Latino gay therapist. Luis was born and raised in Northern Virginia and the Dominican Republic to a mixed-race Dominican and Spanish couple. Luis spent a number of his formative years in the Dominican Republic, which provided him the opportunity to immerse himself in diverse and culturally rich communities. Luis’ multicultural upbringing is the foundation and guiding principles upon which he interprets and navigates through our ever-changing and diverse global communities. Luis uses his multidimensional identities and experiences to better understand not just patients as they are right now, but as a whole, including their past and overlapping spheres of influence.

Luis has over 4+ years of clinical experience in multiple areas, including direct practice, case management, and crisis intervention services in a variety of clinical settings. Luis graduated with his master’s from the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work where he focused on Interpersonal Practice, Mental Health, and co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use issues. Luis also had the opportunity to complete further training through the Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) focusing on substance abuse and the opioid epidemic.

If you are interested in improving your mental health and wellness, Luis is ready to assist you in identifying and reaching your goals. Luis provides initial consultations before establishing a long-term relationship so that future clients can feel comfortable and empowered when deciding on choosing their next therapist.

 

Dr. Shanéa Thomas, LICSW, LCSW-C

Dr. Shanéa Thomas, LICSW, LCSW-C

Clinical Supervision

Dr. Shanéa Thomas, LICSW, LCSW-C (He/She/Dr.) is a bold lecturer and seasoned scholar-practitioner with more than 15 years of professional social work experience in the Washington D.C. metro area. His main commitment is training and strategizing with social workers, educators, and service providers around building safer therapeutic and educational spaces for all people.  This is especially for those working in communities who are underserved and under resourced, and those identifying as Black, Indigeous, people of color, and LGBTQI+ folks.  Dr. Thomas has facilitated over 50 workshops centering diversity, equity and inclusion needs, grief and loss, mental health, sex and gender, and LGBTQI+ populations. When creating organizational change through strategic planning, Dr. Thomas’ work unapologetically centers marginalized voices with community organizations and healthcare institutions to help shift power, privilege, and organizational accountability. 

For the past ten years, Dr. Thomas has dedicated her time as a Senior Lecturer for the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work’s Virtual Academic Center. As a Youth Psychotherapist, Dr. Thomas also commits time toward supporting local LGBTQIA+ youth and those affected by HIV/AIDS through organizations such as Whitman-Walker Health and in the past, the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing in Washington, DC. She is a proud alumnx of Virginia Tech, Howard University, and Widener University holding a BS in Psychology, a Masters of Social Work degree with a concentration of Direct Services (Families and Children), a Masters in Education, and an Advanced Certificate in Human Sexuality Studies, respectively and an EdD in Organizational Change and Leadership through the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. Whether through trainings, workshops, or supervision, Dr. Thomas is humbled to be using his gifts to serve the community.

 

My Approach

I am passionate about working with all communities, especially People of Color, Latino, and other minority communities to improve their mental health and wellness. I offer therapy services geared towards adults, couples, and elderly individuals. I uses a combination of the Ecological Systems model and PiE (People in Environment) through a Trauma-Informed lens to better understand, support, and meet clients where they are in their journey. Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, I work to help and support clients struggling with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Relationship Issues, Sexuality, Gender Identity, and Sexual Health.

My Values

My personal and professional values that I carry with me at all times are: 

  • Integrity
  • Compassion 
  • Service
  • Social Justice

These are the values that drive and motivate me to help others.

My Commitment 

My goal is to create and facilitate a physical, emotional, and spiritual safe space where clients can unpack and begin their healing journey. I am committed to educating and providing guidance for minorities and other communities of color by building a trusting, empowering, and supportive relationship with each client.