Mr. Schuyler Cunningham, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, BCD
Mr. Schuyler C. Cunningham, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, Board Certified Diplomat is an expert ADHD practitioner. He specializes in assessments, evaluations, and treatment. He also trains other mental health providers in ADHD assessment, Brain Maps/qEEGs, and treatment at the Center. In addition to founding the Center for Neurocognitive Excellence, he practiced at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, where he was a Principal Investigator investigating traumatic stress in people with cancer, chaired the Research Committee for the Social Work Department and provided counseling to people being treated at the Clinical Center. Additionally, he is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and uses brain mapping and neurofeedback as well as a variety of other approaches to create safe and individualized care for each client. He is a sought after speaker and has published on various aspects of mental health counseling. Mr. Cunningham obtained his Masters in Social Work from the National Catholic School of Social Service at the Catholic University of America and holds advanced social work licenses in both DC and Maryland.
Ms. Rachelle Davila
Client Care Manager
Ms. Rachelle Davila has over 10 years experience working with people in the medical and mental health fields. Her experience includes providing medical care to patients as a Certified Medical Assistant and office support for large practices and nationally recognized community health centers. Before joining The Center for Neurocognitive Excellence, Ms. Davila launched the mental health social media campaign focused on providing access to care for families with low incomes through the Stephen F. Austin Community Health Network. Ms. Davila obtained her CMA certification from the Texas School of Business in Friendswood, TX. She speaks both English and Spanish fluently.
Ms. Lauren Horton, MA, LPC
Ms. Lauren Horton is a, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Washington D.C. She uses a culturally aware pluralistic approach when helping clients progress towards their therapeutic goals and helping clients increase awareness, harmony and balance in their lives. Lauren uses a variety of techniques from Afrocentric, Attachment, and Solution-Focused theories. Lauren also currently practices at The George Washington University Student Counseling Center and has worked at Fairfax County Anger and Domestic Prevention Treatment Program and Harrisonburg’s Batterer’s Intervention Program. She has advanced training in Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing as well as is a Certified Ambassador for the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. Lauren also has experience leading psychoeducational groups that focused on healthy and interpersonal relationships, regulating emotions, and teaching mindfulness. Lauren has a serious interest in resilience, self-compassion, and mental toughness. She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from James Madison University and is proficient in Spanish.
Ms. Sophia Gruden, MS, LGPC
Therapist and Life Coach
Ms. Sophia Gruden, LGPC is a counselor and life coach who trained with Martha Beck Institute. She is also trained in neurofeedback with a specialty in infra-slow fluctuation training. Before becoming a therapist she was an Art Director and designed projects for HGTV, TLC, Style, and Discovery channels. Ms. Gruden is currently pursuing her Doctor of Psychology at George Washington University. Her research interests include personal trauma and the physiological and somatic manifestation. She incorporates the works of Drs. Bessel Van der Kolk and Peter Levine and the expressive arts as therapeutic mechanisms for healing trauma in to her practice. Mr. Gruden obtained her Masters of Science in Counseling at Johns Hopkins University. In her free time, she enjoys painting, sculpting, and nature walks with her family. Mr. Gruden speaks French and enjoys engaging with different languages and cultures.