MCAT Outpatient Team

Jacqueline Manu

Primary Therapist

Jacqueline Manu, NCC, LGPC is a dynamic, dedicated mental and behavioral health care provider with over 3 years of progressive experience. Highly trained in active listening techniques and theories, Jacqueline is adept at communicating effectively with clients and colleagues to establish positive, trust-based professional relationships.

Jacqueline began her career as a Community Integration Specialist, where she ensured quality across community integration outcomes. From there, she acted as Resource Coordinator, where she excelled in resolving conflicts within the team and led transitioning and transfer with timeliness to ensure support and service continuity. She then dove into her role as Mental Health Intern, spending her time coordinating and liaising with 27 individuals, groups, and communities to ensure optimal mental health through various therapeutic techniques, including CBT, Play Therapy, The Empty Chair, and encouraging clients to discuss their emotions and experiences. She also spent a majority of her time creating processes and treatment plans to focus on common patient issues, such as substance abuse, aging, bullying, anger management, careers, depression, relationships, self-image, stress, and suicide.

Before landing at RCA, Jacqueline acted as a Case Manager, where she helped develop case plans, assess progress, and follow up on tasks and services. She also helped lead 50 workshops that catered directly to patients.

At RCA, Jacqueline will be working hands-on with our patients and plans to use her core skills to help our patients reach and maintain recovery.

Michael Britcher

Corp. Director of Outpatient

Michael Britcher MS, ODL has worked in the mental health/behavioral health and substance abuse fields for 28 years. He has held various positions including Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director of Residential Services and Chairman of the Behavior Management Committee. Most recently Mike served as the CEO/Vice President of Onward Behavioral Health. He was responsible for all aspects of a 25 office Outpatient Treatment company.

Mike earned his Master’s Degree for Organizational Development and Leadership from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has co-facilitated graduate level classes at PCOM and been a guest lecturer for The Administration of Human Service Programs at the University of Scranton, Department of Counseling and Human Services.

He holds a personal patent for the Safety Shield® and copyright for Positive Outcome Intervention Strategies for Effective De-escalation (POISED), an early detection and proactive intervention training program for crisis intervention and de-escalation situations.

“Punishment does much but encouragement does more.”

Teresa Allen

Primary Therapist

I provide compassionate therapy for adults, groups, and families. As a LGPC, I am passionate about the helping relationship and foster a collaborative style using a wellness and person-centered approach. I use a variety of techniques encompassing motivational interviewing, DBT, CBT, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I enjoy helping people explore their options as they learn how to increase their strengths to cope with stressors, make meaningful connections, and engage more deeply with life. I am driven, pragmatic, and find that cultivating the practices of resilience, self-compassion, and mindfulness dynamically support those struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. It helps to develop a plan to reach one’s potential—this is highlighted by positive psychology’s contributions by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: “The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… the best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.” And self-care certainly has its place as Louis Armstrong sang in his sandpaper voice: “Would you like a walk?” Through this simple gesture, one may consider sufferings at times derive from unmet needs—that something good will come from walking or fishing—and part of my work is to identify needs intentionally with a profound realization that every person is unique and possesses gifts that when activated provide one with purpose and meaning beyond compare.

Terence Collins

Primary Therapist

Terence Drew Collins was born in Hammond, Louisiana and left at the young age of 17 to join the military.  Terence has been married to Linda for thirty –seven years, father of three adult children and one granddaughter, resides in the DMV for over 40 years. Terence is a decorated veteran of the US Marine Corp, US Air Force, and Homeland Federal Law Enforcement.  

Terence Collins earned a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Columbia Union College, in Tacoma Park Maryland and received a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling/Leadership Development from Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, Maryland.  Reverend Terence Collins has had extensive experience working as a community developer and has a vast amount of expertise in non-profit management.  Mr. Collins currently serves at Westphalia Methodist Church.  Executive Director at Community Ministry of Prince George’s (2001-2004); Prince George’s Health Department Maternal Health and Fatherhood Development (Adam’s House), 2001-2014; United Communities Against Poverty, Catholic Charites of America, Quality Assurance Health Care; Medstar Hospital, Behavior Health and Psychiatric services;  Innovation Therapeutic services; District of Columbia Courts Youth Division, University Maryland School of Medicine Policy and Planning,  Metro Mental Health, Utopia Behavioral health. Terence has  gained an exceptional amount of experience,  knowledge in professional work related to community development, health wellness, business and organizational development, community advocacy and social service work among a wide-range of populations that include adolescents, adults, community action, rehabilitation coordination, chemical dependency, working poor, housing development, incarcerated, ex-offenders, and fathers.  Strategic Management disciplines include: Military, Federal and Local, Nonprofit/For Profit Strategic Management.  Business models orientation for Community Health and Executive Management and Industrial Specializations. Life theme: “Be A drum major for Justice”

Micah 6:8: And what does God require of you. But to do justice, to love kindness. And walk humbly with your God?

Rebecca Marvin

Primary Therapist

Rebecca Marvin, MAC, LGPC is an Outpatient Therapist at Recovery Centers of America and has 5 + years of clinical experience working in trauma related to childhood abuse and domestic violence throughout the lifespan, developmental challenges, and at-risk youth.

She graduated from Kutztown University with her bachelor’s in Clinical Counseling Psychology and minor in Criminal Justice. She obtained her master’s degree at Arcadia University in Counseling with concentrations in Child and Family Therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis. Rebecca started as a counseling intern at Philadelphia Children’s Alliance, Child Advocacy Center, where she worked with children, adolescents, and their families to process and work through sexual trauma. She then worked in DC providing multisystemic therapy for at-risk youth and their families. She worked extensively providing therapy to individuals who experienced domestic violence and sexual trauma at a non-profit agency in Charles County. She also provided crisis intervention to domestic violence and sexual assault victims in the ER and facilitated Abuser Intervention Program groups.

Rebecca has worked with co-occurring diagnoses of mental health and substance abuse throughout the various populations she has worked with and is motivated to provide a holistic approach to treatment utilizing the skills and experiences she has developed as a therapist.

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