Professional Experienced Team

All treatment services are provided by professionally licensed or certified under COMAR Health Occupations Article to perform addiction counseling; or a counselor in training as approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapies. 

Our Clinical Team

Karen Kemp, Clinical Administrator

 

Karen Kemp holds a Masters Degree in Human Services from Lincoln University. She possesses over 17 years of addiction counseling and has 23 years of sobriety. Ms. Kemp has a unique way of blending her creative style of teaching and her personal experiences to help others “uncover”, “discover” and “recover” their core selves.


After obtaining her degree, she became an entrepreneur and launched her own substance use disorder treatment program in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Bridging the Gap Services opened it’s doors in 2016 in Baltimore City and has since expanded by opening a facility in Clinton, Maryland to serve the citizens of Prince George’s County.


She has been advocating for increased access to healthcare and funding for drug treatment services; and now she advocates for educating the treatment community about the use of alternative medication assisted therapies for the treatment of opioid and alcohol dependence.


 EDUCATION & TRAINING:

  • Lincoln University, Lincoln, PA  2005-2007:  Masters of Human Services (MHS)
  • Strayer University, Washington, DC  1998-2000:  Business Administration
  • Dundalk Community College, Catonsville, MD  1997-1998:  Behavioral Science
  • Northwestern Senior High School, Adelphi, MD  1978:  Diploma

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE:

  • CSC-AD Certification

James Turner, Clinical Supervisor

Mr. James Turner received his Masters in Psychology from Alabama State University.  He possess over 20 years of mental health counseling and clinical supervision of licensed professionals.


He is responsible for mental health counseling, case management services, gambling assessments and other administrative functions of the Clinical Department including but not limited to matters related to service recipient care, staff training and supervision. 


 EDUCATION & TRAINING:

  • Bowie State University, Bowie, MD
    Master of Arts in Counseling/Psychology - Dec. 1999
  • Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL,
    Bachelor of Science in Social Work - June 1986


CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE:

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor -
    State of Maryland (LC2119)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor -
    Washington, DC (PRC13995)
  • Certification in Co-occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders (Received in 2005)
  • Approved Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Supervisor (65)
  • Approved Alcohol and Drug Supervisor (583)

Yolanda Lewis-Rangland, MD

Dr. Yolanda Lewis-Ragland received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine and has been in practice for almost 20 years.


Dr. Ragland is responsible for conducting physical evaluations and assessments to determine if a service recipient meets the criteria to participate in Suboxone/Vivitrol Pharmacotherapy. She also will make recommendations for primary health care and mental health issues to the appropriate referral source.


She has a passion for health and wellness and will do all she can to get you to be the best you can be!


EDUCATION & TRAINING:

  • Howard University College of Medicine Medical School


CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE:

  • American Board of Pediatrics
    Certified in Pediatrics
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine
    Certified in Obesity Medicine
  • MD State Medical License
    Active through 2018
  • DC State Medical License
    Active through 2018

Our Staff

Primary Counselor

Provide clinical and administrative support to the Clinical Administrator and oversee the case management for each service recipient assigned to their caseload.

Admission/Billing/Insurance Coordinator

Responsible for the screening of all service recipients seeking admission. Collect and generate statistical data. Responsible for the insurance verification and authorization of services.

Toxicology Technician

Responsible for toxicology and breathalyzer screenings with service recipients to include collecting toxicology for initial drug testing to determine baseline upon admission to the program.  Responsible for conducting random drug testing to include the scheduling, communication to service recipient and tracking results and/or failure to appear.