Rashad Skinner, LCSW-S

Rashad Skinner is the founder and Executive Director of Sapphire Therapeutic Services, Inc. He has been working families by providing counseling and training for over two decades to preserve and improve the family unit for children. Prior to founding the agency, Rashad’s social work expanded to include helping clients in hospital settings, treating drug addiction in the criminal justice system, and with families involved in the child welfare system. He specializes in motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, structuralism, and grief counseling. Rashad has bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and Master’s in Social Work. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor, DWI educator, and parenting instructor.

Katherine Hurst, LCSW Supervisee

Katherine Hurst is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Texas and Louisiana. Her professional experience includes working as a School Social Worker providing counseling and support to students through their academic journey as well as educating on Social Emotional Learning. Additionally, Katherine has also worked as a Medical Social Worker in the Oncology setting providing support to cancer patients and as a counselor for survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Katherine specializes in motivational interviewing, crisis intervention and grief counseling. She is currently pursuing her clinical licensure through Sapphire Therapeutic Services to continue providing counseling services as an independent clinician. 

Lauren Carr, Social Media Manager

Lauren Carr is a college student from central Maryland with majoring in business with a focus in marketing. Lauren is creative with a passion for writing, two traits that have aided her in publishing her first book. She interns at BDC Entertainment, a marketing company in DC, and she is excited to expand upon her knowledge and gain new experiences in the field.