A New Day is Ahead

Find a Balance in Life

A Wellness Plan for Individuals Seeking Healing & Restoration


Realizing you have a problem that you can’t solve on your own is a brave first step for any individual or organization. Seeking out help and support can be a hard decision to make, but here at Gift of Dreams, we know what you’re going through, and we are here to work with you until you develop the skills to reach optimal wellness.

In our years specializing in behavioral health, we have worked with many people with many different obstacles to overcome. Through tailoring the practice to meet the specific needs of every client,  we can help you learn strategies to address your struggles and help you confidently plan for a better tomorrow.

We support our clients and stand by their sides as we work together to pinpoint the causes of their issues. In unison, we will work to remove negative behavioral and thought patterns that give rise to problems in your personal life, church, or business, helping our clients to become happier and more fulfilled.

“You may be disappointed if you fail but you are doomed if you don’t try.”
 "Our belief is that change starts with the person you see in the mirror, and we strive to be a positive influence for those that believe that dreams do come true."

No matter what struggles you are coping with, it is never too late to change your course and develop the necessary strategies to leave yesterday’s problems behind in order to realize tomorrow’s successes.

At The Gift of Dreams, you will have your specific needs met in a way that is collaborative, comfortable, and conscientious. We will work with you and for you to ensure that you are meeting therapeutic goals and becoming the best you’ve always been capable of being.

If you’re ready to embark on the journey to the life you’ve always wanted, then contact us today so we can get started!

About Mekeshia Bates, DNP, MDIV, MPH, MSN

Dr. Mekeshia Bates is a doctorally-prepared adult psychiatric nurse practitioner licensed in Maryland and Washington, DC. She is passionate about providing psychiatric care including consulting, counseling and medication management across the adult lifespan. Dr. Bates has experience with adult psychiatry, geriatrics, trauma, and addictions. She has provided psychiatric services, consultation, and medication management to clients in outpatient, inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient settings both as a civilian and through the military.

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New Client Forms

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Mental Health Resources

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