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Meet Our Team

Executive Director -Jonisha Toomer, LCPC

J Toomer, LCPC

Jonisha has spent the past 17 years dedicated to the social non-profit sector. Taking on the mission to reduce recidivism in DUI’s by creating a comprehensive program for DUI education in 2015, she has since expanded to built a program that provides mental health and recovery community supports. Jonisha has over a decade of experiences in providing 1:1 therapy for those with co-occurring


Office Manager/AA -Tamia Brown

T Brown

Tamia joined the Right Step team in 2021. Since her arrival she has become an indispensable asset and the first point of contact for all who reach out to Right Step. With a background in Criminal Justice and Human Services delivery, she is able to prioritize client needs while assuring clients they are in good hands. 

Mental Health Therapist - Fatima Hassan, LCPC

F Hassan, LCPC

Fatima joined the Right Step team in 2023. Her ideal client is one of any age who is looking forward to make positive changes and ready to learn tools that will help them succeed outside of therapy. She specializes in mood disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and youth and adolescents. 

Community Integration Specialist - Denae Mangum

D Mangum

Denae has been a member of the Right Step team since 2022. She provides comprehensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation (PRP) support to our Mental Health clients in need of intensive community support. Denae is our resource whiz and is an asset to Right Step as well as the community!

About Us

Who We Are:

Right Step was founded in 2015 out of the need to aid in the fight against impaired driving and to potentially save lives.  Right Step has evolved to provide Mental Health Therapy for children and adults, Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment, Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment, Inpatient Residential Treatment, and Community Integration (PRP) support for Adults

Behavioral health is our specialty and we are happy to help!



Right Step’s mission is to provide superior behavioral health care solutions by way of the provision of wrap-around services.  Services built on systemic experience for a community over run with capitalist intention.             


Our vision is to provide a continuum of behavioral health care in Maryland that addresses the needs of the individual using a person centered approach to evidence based practices.


Right Step operates based on 6 core values:

  • Hope - to develop your strength

  • Strength - to realize your power 

  • Power - to overcome your fears

  • Exposure - to find purpose

  • Purpose - found to continue the journey

  • Access - to community resources


"Productive and professional workplace culture with a mission to meet the needs of the community through integrative services" - Employee Feedback

Mental Health Therapist - Paulette S. Smith, LCSW-C

P Smith, LCSW-C

Paulette is the newest member of the Right Step team.  Her ideal client is an adult who is dealing with complex emotional challenges such as depression, low self-esteem, and past traumas from their adolescent years. She is the right therapist for those who are looking for a holistic approach to well-being, addressing both mental and physical health aspects. Paulette brings a wealth of knowledge to the team and love working with adults navigating intricate emotional landscapes.

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