Helping individuals, couples, and families work through goals as a clinically licensed Therapist since 2009

Welcome to Half Moon Counseling Services, conveniently providing counseling services using your computer, smart phone or tablet.  I started Half Moon Counseling Services to make clinical therapy more accessible and convenient.  As a licensed clinical professional counselor I have a heart for supporting and helping people through many different phases of their life and a variety of mental health diagnosis.  

I will work with you in the safety of your own environment and around your busy schedule.  Call for an initial consultation and schedule the first video session free to make sure this service fits your needs.  All video session are provided using a HIPPA compliant and secure electronic medical record system.  No sessions will be recorded.  Your privacy is my number one priority.

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Karmeshia Rice LCPC, NCC

Owner , Therapist, and Yoga instructor from Southern Maryland.  Karmeshia has worked in the field of mental health since 2000 and fell in love with helping others early in her career.  She worked her way through college while continuing to earn experience in the field.  In 2009, she received a Masters Degree from Loyola College in Pastoral Counseling and has provided clinical therapy services since.  Karmeshia brings laughter and holistic care to each of her sessions while striving to assist all clients to reach their best potential.

Ava Lee-Sherazi, D.D.S.

Dr. Lee-Sherazi is from Baltimore, MD. Her interest in dentistry began after she chipped her tooth in the 8th grade. She was fascinated by how her own dentist had fixed it better than new. In 2003, she graduated from Nameless College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. In 2007, she earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery at World University’s School of Dentistry, where she studied under Dr. Baltas. She specializes in orthodontia and oral surgery and is a member of the 123 Dental Association. During her spare time, she kickboxes and runs with her wife.

Derek Shin, RDH

In 2007, Derek Shin earned his dental hygiene associate’s degree at Untitled Technical College right here in Washington, D.C. He started at Keene Dental in 2008. As a District native, he treats all his patients with the familiarity of a neighbor. He’s passionate about bringing considered, quality care to all people, and devotes a lot of time volunteering his services at free clinics. He loves spending time with his dog and watching science fiction films with his partner.

Maja Peterson , Office Manager

Maja earned her associate's degree in Office Administration at Nameless College. In 2000, she moved to Washington, D.C. with her husband and joined the Keene Dental team. She is a scheduling extraordinaire and prides herself in having developed the system that keeps patient wait time under five minutes. As an interior design enthusiast, she took it upon herself to create an inviting atmosphere for our office. She enjoys rock climbing, painting, and video games.