Meet The Mind Over Matters Team.

Mariana Sampaio Licensed Mental Health Counselor


Life is a huge adventure and I work with people so they can make the best out of theirs. I believe every person is unique and deserving of the best that life has to offer. Therefore, my approach to counseling is to tailor to my client’s background and needs.

Ana Carolina Borges-Baird Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

You cannot control what life throws at you. What you can control is how you respond to those challenges and hardships. My approach to counseling is to acknowledge those inevitable challenges while normalizing and validating the accompanying emotional pain. 

Melissa Tucker LMHCA Mind Over Matters Institute

I enjoy working with young people who are struggling to form their adult identity. I work with clients who have noticed that being an adult doesn’t quite match up to what their dreams are, so they want to make effective changes to reach their full potential. 

I am passionately driven to make a positive impact in people's lives. I approach each person as a unique individual to help them tailor their strengths in the best way possible. I am tuned to the unique needs of each individual. 



Our mental health therapists are licensed with a wealth of knowledge of cross-cultural issues, personal experience, and professional training.  Each therapist has different therapeutic modalities of evidence-based approaches, and it will be individually tailored to each patient.  


Also, our professionals are able to provide therapy in many different languages – English, Portuguese, Spanish, Wolof, Soninke, and French – and a multicultural approach. Choose between in-office or telemental health services.