Meet the Team
Dr. Levi Y. Breuer is a licensed psychologist in Maryland. He provides psychotherapy to individuals and couples and conducts clinical and forensic psychological evaluations. Dr. Breuer earned his Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in clinical psychology from George Washington University in Washington D.C. He completed his internship at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. He earned his Masters degree in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to being in private practice, Dr. Breuer worked as a forensic psychologist in Maryland at a maximum security forensic hospital – Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center. In addition, he has also worked in a variety of other settings, including, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient mental health centers, and college counseling centers. Dr. Breuer pursued post-doctoral training in couples therapy and is a certified emotionally-focused couples therapist.
Dr. Sally Mays is a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She completed her post-doctoral training at the counseling center at Loyola University Maryland. She sees individuals (adolescents, emerging adults, and adults) and families for therapy and has expertise in treating anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns as well as many other mental health issues. Dr. Mays also conducts comprehensive psychoeducational and emotional assessments. She employs a therapeutic approach that is tailored to the presenting concern, goals, and personality of each individual client, but often employs a cognitive-behavioral approach that also takes into account the importance of interpersonal relationships and functioning. Dr. Mays focuses on providing a safe and supportive environment and works to help clients identify and reach their own goals with respect for their unique circumstances, cultural background, and beliefs. She believes that choosing therapy is an act of hope and courage that reflects an individual’s innate capacity to grow.
Dr. Shauna A. Pollard is a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland. She currently provides individual therapy and conducts psychological evaluations for adults. Dr. Pollard earned her Ph.D. in Human Services Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, with emphases in both Clinical and Community Psychology. She completed postdoctoral training at the Memphis VA Medical Center in Memphis, TN, where she received specialized training in interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness based techniques in her work with veterans. Prior to being in private practice, Dr. Pollard worked as a psychologist at the Savannah VA Primary Care Clinic in Savannah, GA and with the Towson University Counseling Center.
Dr. Pollard employs a strengths based approach in therapy, and assists individuals with taking an active role in managing their physical and mental health. She has worked in multiple settings and with diverse populations. Areas of specialty include academic achievement, adjustment to college/university settings, depression, health behavioral change, recovery from trauma, social reintegration after military retirement/discharge, and coping with chronic illnesses.
Dr. Sabrina J. Krum is a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland, New York and New Hampshire. She currently provides individual counseling for children, adolescents and adults and also conducts bariatric assessments. Dr. Krum earned her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She completed an APPIC accredited pre-doctoral internship at Chrysalis Health in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and completed her post-doctoral training at The Counseling Center of New Hampshire. She has a great deal of experience and interest in assessing and treating children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Krum specializes in the treatment of mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety, parenting issues, childhood behavioral problems, such as Attention-Deficit Disorder, Conduct Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and conducting bariatric assessments and counseling.
Dr. Krum typically draws from different orientations in the conceptualization and treatment of her clients; specifically, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal. Through these approaches, Dr. Krum is able to create an individualized treatment plan that tends to be present-centered, problem-oriented, and what is best for the client.
Dr. Neville Galloway-Williams is a licensed psychologist in Maryland. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She completed an internship as well as a post-doctoral fellowship specializing in PTSD at the VA Maryland Health Care System. Other areas of specialized clinical interest include insomnia, substance use disorder, anxiety and phobias, chronic pain, panic, depression, and life adjustment issues. Dr. Galloway-Williams conducts psychodiagnostic, ADHD, bariatric, and learning disability evaluations with a variety of age groups. She does individual, couples, and group therapy, using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as mindfulness and other cognitive and behavioral approaches to assist her clients to engage in lives that are consistent with their values.
Dr. James Rutledge is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Maryland and Virginia. He earned his Psy.D. in clinical psychology at Argosy University in Arlington, Virginia. Given his special interest in working with special needs children and their families, while still in graduate school, he completed a fellowship in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) program at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He completed his doctoral internship at the San Antonio Military Medical Center in Texas as a commissioned officer in the Army. He then worked for several years as a licensed psychologist at Fort Meade before resigning from active duty. He enjoys working with individuals of all ages, couples, and families. He has extensive experience working with individuals challenged by anxiety, PTSD, depression, ADHD, ODD, Personality Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Rutledge has also gained certification as a Prolonged Exposure Therapist which is an evidenced based manualized treatment designed to help individuals suffering from the effects of traumatic experiences.
Since no one size fits all, Dr. Rutledge uses an integrative approach with elements from cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and family systems orientations to help clients and families harness their strengths and improve their functioning.
Dr. Ariella Lipkin is a licensed psychologist in Maryland providing therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Dr. Lipkin earned her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) and Master of Arts degrees in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington, DC. She completed her internship at Assessment & Treatment Alternatives in Philadelphia, PA., a non-profit mental health clinic, and specialized in providing therapy and evaluations to victims and perpetrators of crimes. Dr. Lipkin attained extensive post-doctoral training at a men’s and women’s maximum security state prison. She also has a background in treating children, adolescents, and adults with a wide-variety of clinical concerns, in both private and community mental health settings. More specifically, Dr. Lipkin has received training in child custody mediation, trauma recovery, LGBTQIA issues, and women’s issues. Dr. Lipkin uses an integration of cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, psychodynamic, and client-centered therapies to address the specific needs of the client.
Dr. Lateffa Robinson is a Licensed Psychologist in Maryland. Dr. Robinson earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PhD) from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She completed her internship at The University of Southern California University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (USC UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Prior to earning her PhD, Dr. Robinson earned a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW), with a Clinical focus, also from Howard University. Before entering into private practice, Dr. Robinson has gaining over 15 years of experience as a mental health professional, providing a range of services to individuals and families in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, public schools, and outpatient hospitals; as well as providing Mental Health Consultation to other professionals providing mental health and special education services. She has served as Adjunct Professor at Howard University and continues to work as Clinical Assessment Consultant/Trainer with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She has extensive training in psychodiagnostic services, individual and family therapy, cultural competence, and mental health advocacy. Her psychotherapy practice orientation is holistic and eclectic, with an emphasis on using cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused strategies to foster positive change in the lives of individuals and families.
Dr. Julie Murphy is a licensed psychologist in Maryland, providing therapy to individuals and couples. She earned her doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Murphy’s specialties include depression (including postpartum depression), anxiety, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, identity development issues (especially for people with intersectional identities including disabilities, LGBQIAA+, trans, or nonbinary identities), family planning (especially for non cis gender/non-heteronormative relationships), relationship challenges, open/poly relationships, recovery from trauma (especially sexual violence), and parenting a child who has currently, or previously, had cancer. She uses methods that focus on strengths, empowerment, relationships, and healthy strategies for coping with oppression and trauma; has extensive training in relational-cultural, feminist, and interpersonal therapies; and also uses tools from mindfulness and narrative therapy. While she has done therapy and academic work related to marginalized communities for more than two decades, Dr. Murphy strives to continually learn as our cultural context, language choices, and rights change.
Dr. Victoria Lee is a licensed psychologist in Maryland, providing individual and group therapy, as well as psychological evaluations for adults and children. She earned her doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Lee completed her predoctoral internship at and works at the Howard University Counseling Services as staff psychologist providing individual therapy, group therapy and clinical supervision. Prior to working as a staff psychologist, Dr. Lee has served as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Howard University. Dr. Lee has attained extensive post-doctoral training in group therapy and is a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP). She currently serves as a faculty in the National Group Psychotherapy Institute at Washington School of Psychiatry and serves on the board of Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society. In therapy, Dr. Lee focuses on alleviating symptoms and improving quality of life by addressing distressful interpersonal dynamics. She aims to provide a nonjudgmental, collaborative, and supportive space for individuals and groups to explore their intrapersonal and interpersonal experiences to establish deeper connections with others and meaningful relationships. Dr. Lee has a interest in stress and adjustment linked to immigration and intergenerational conflict. She enjoys working with diverse populations and has extensive training in cultural competence.
Dr. Ariel Nickie is a clinical psychologist, licensed in Maryland and Pennsylvania. She earned her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) and Master of Arts degrees in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Northern Virginia. She attended internship at Philhaven Hospital where she received treatment in various settings and levels of care. She completed her post-doctoral training at Wellspan Behavioral Health, receiving specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is a certified cognitive behavioral therapist by The Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She believes in taking a holistic approach to one’s health and incorporates mindfulness as a tool in this process. Similarly, she provides an accepting environment for minorities of different groups, which includes addressing matters related to one’s diversity. She has a wide rage of experience treating anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, depression, and life-transitions/adjustment problems.
Dr. Eileen Griffin is a licensed psychologist in Maryland. She earned her Masters in Clinical Psychology (M.S.) from Loyola University Maryland and her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from The George Washington University. Dr. Griffin’s clinical experience has focused on individual psychotherapy and psychological assessment with adults and emerging adults in community clinic and college counseling settings. She is a psychodynamic and process-oriented therapist who has a range of experience helping individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, low self-esteem, history of repeated trauma, and challenges related to emerging adulthood. Dr. Griffin believes in the importance of genuineness, transparency, and empathic yet straightforward communication to help individuals build trust and have a supportive space to express their vulnerability. Her sessions focus on both past and present to allow clients to better understand themselves, let go of old patterns, and create more fulfilling relationships with themselves and others.
Dr. Lauren Grossman is a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology, Washington, D.C. Campus. Dr. Grossman completed her doctoral internship in pediatric psychology at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She then completed a two-year fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Southern California. Dr. Grossman also earned a master’s degree in Education in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania prior to returning back to graduate school to complete her doctorate. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults suffering from emotional and behavioral concerns or struggling with issues related to neurodevelopmental disabilities (ADHD, autism spectrum disorder). She utilizes an integrative approach that includes evidenced-based treatments that are tailored to meet the unique needs of the individual.
Dr. Kara Koenig is a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) at Wright State University School of Professional Psychology in Dayton, Ohio. She completed her post-doctoral training at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Koenig has extensive training and experience in working with children, adolescents, and young adults with depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, ADHD, co-morbid chronic health and mental health issues (e.g., diabetes, sickle cell disease, migraines), and high-functioning Autism. She currently provides individual psychotherapy utilizing techniques from a variety of therapeutic orientations in order to best meet the unique needs of each individual client. She has been specifically trained in behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and interpersonal interventions with a focus on serving individuals and families from diverse backgrounds. Additionally, Dr. Koenig conducts psycho-educational, psycho-diagnostic, ADHD-screening, and bariatric evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults.
Dr. Kristen Izant (she/her/hers) is a licensed clinical psychologist in Maryland, who provides individual and group therapy. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PhD) from Clark University in Worcester, MA. Dr. Izant completed her predoctoral internship in clinical and community psychology through the Yale Department of Psychiatry. She then pursued specialized post-doctoral training in the treatment of serious mental illness at the Washington DC VA Medical Center. Dr. Izant has extensive experience providing strengths-based, recovery-oriented care in both inpatient and outpatient settings for adults coping with significant mental health challenges. She has developed expertise in the treatment of psychosis, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and trauma.
Dr. Izant has an integrative approach to therapy that incorporates evidence-based practice to best address individuals’ goals. She is trained in cognitive-behavioral and exposure-based therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Dr. Izant cares deeply about affirming individuals’ unique identities, and acknowledges the impact of oppression and discrimination on emotional well-being. She meets individuals with respect and compassion, and strives to create a safe space in which to have authentic conversations
Dr. Jonathan Musman is a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland. He earned his Master of Psychology and Doctor of Psychology degrees from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He completed his internship and the John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (JLG-RICA) in Rockville, Maryland. Additionally, Dr. Musman completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Trauma Disorders Program at Sheppard Pratt. His clinical experience has focused on treating children and adolescents with comorbid mood, neurodevelopmental, and learning disorders and adults with trauma histories. Dr. Musman provides individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults and psychoeducational and psychodiagnostic evolutions.
Dr. Sarah Leone is a licensed psychologist in the states of Maryland and Arizona. She received her PhD in Psychology from The Ohio State University. Her postdoctoral training was conducted through a specialized community provider, Counseling & Consulting Services, assisting individuals and families throughout the state of Arizona. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds, from early childhood, adolescence, and on to the specific needs and stages of adulthood. While primarily offering psychological evaluation services, she has experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy and behavioral consultations for individuals and families. If you find yourself in need of a psychological evaluation or diagnostic evaluation, you may feel nervous or unsure of what this may involve. You may be coming to the evaluation process because you are looking for some answers for yourself or a family member with things like: difficulty with emotions or coping, anxiety, attentional or learning issues, medical needs or goals (such as pre-surgical evaluation), relationship patterns, suspected developmental delays or autism spectrum disorder, or presence of uncomfortable behavior patterns. You also may be coming to this process because of a requirement by another professional or by an organization. In any case, Dr. Leone is passionate about helping you through the evaluation process in an individualized way, focusing on your strengths, so that you have some of the answers you will need moving forward in your journey. She is a member of The Maryland Psychological Association, Division 53 of APA (The Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology), as well as an affiliate member of The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology.
Jessica Diez, LCPC is licensed by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Towson University. She went on to receive a Masters in Applied Psychology- Counseling from University of Baltimore. Ms. Diez works with individuals specializing in young adults. Ms. Diez draws from person-centered and existential theories as well as cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic theories. She has experience with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, self-esteem, adjustment/phase of life and transition issues. Ms. Diez wants to help clients feel a greater sense of purpose, fulfill their dreams, and improve their quality of life.
Eric Millman, LCPC is a licensed clinical professional counselor in Maryland. He earned his Masters in clinical counseling from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. He has extensive training and practice working with individuals struggling with addictions and other mental health issues. He provides psychotherapy in a way that is tailored to each individual, while integrating various theories and styles of practice. He believes that therapy is a one of a kind experience for people looking to change their lives. It is for those looking to be truly alive and to find deeper meaning, joy, creativity, and depth. He works with people to change in work, relationships, anxiety, depression, acting-out or acting-in behavior, and addictions. He additionally helps people find creativity, courage, bravery, embrace pain and sadness, and find greater meaning and joy.
Tiffany Land, LCPC is licensed by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Masters in Counseling Psychology from Towson University. In addition, Ms. Land is a Maryland Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. Prior to working in private practice, Ms. Land served as the Lead Clinician at the Correctional Mental Health Center located at Patuxent Institution. Such experience has provided Ms. Land with exposure to a variety of serious mental health diagnoses, including Schizophrenia, Depression, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Anti-social Personality Disorder.
Ms. Land believes therapy is not a “one size fits all”. She utilizes various approaches in therapy to find the right fit for each client. Ms. Land is motivated to provide tools clients can use every day even after therapy has terminated.
Rivka Janowski, LCPC is a licensed professional counselor in Maryland. She received her Counseling Psychology masters from Loyola University Maryland. Rivka’s passion lies in helping people to weed through their thorns to gain clarity and inner peace. She believes that each individual has multiple contributing factors to his or her distress that are the impetus for seeking help. For this reason she tries her best, as renowned psychotherapist Irvin Yalom phrased it, to “create a new therapy for each client.” Rivka uses theory and techniques from various modalities. She has experience working with couples and individuals — adolescents and adults — suffering from depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, trauma and abuse, addiction and substance use, divorce, infidelity, family conflict, relationship issues, life transitions, and suicidal ideation. Some of her specialties include anxiety, career counseling, and relationship/marriage issues.
Stephanie P. Bathurst, LCMFT is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Maryland. She earned her Masters degree in Clinical Counseling, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy from La Salle University where she had a secondary track in Addictions Counseling. Applying Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Approach and Emotion-Focused Therapy orientations to her individualized treatment, Ms. Bathurst stresses the importance of each client finding their best-fit therapist to guide them through the journey of growth and exploration. She is experienced in guiding adolescents and adults through the therapeutic process via an individual, couple or family dynamic. Ms. Bathurst is experienced in treating clients who suffer with depression, anxiety, identity crisis, anger-management difficulties, infidelity, attachment difficulties and low self-worth. Her true passion is engaging couples who have lost one another in the journey of life; helping them to identify maladaptive communication patterns, boundaries or general needs that may be impeding them from enjoying their time together. Sexual dissatisfaction, fulfillment and dysfunctions are also a professional specialty of hers. Ms. Bathurst works well with heterosexual couples, lesbian and gay couples and multi-partner, non-traditional relationships. Let yourself be heard and understood. Together, you can slow down the days and learn to enjoy the time you have with those you care about most.
Maureen Betz, LCSW-C is a clinical social worker, licensed in Maryland and Washington DC. After earning her Bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, she completed her Masters in Social Work at the Catholic University of America, with a dual-concentration in clinical and macro social work. She also earned a Certificate in International Social Development, and spent time working with children and impoverished urban communities in the Philippines. Maureen completed internship studies in a community based setting treating individuals dually-diagnosed with HIV and co-occurring mental health issues. Maureen’s other professional experience includes leadership roles in community-based mental health and non-profit settings in Washington DC. She has particular expertise working with individuals surviving trauma, recovering from addictions, mood disorders and psychotic disorders. Maureen is an ally to the LGBTQIA community, and has specialized training in Critical Incident Stress Management, trauma informed care, and person-centered approaches to treatment. As a therapist, Maureen sees her role as facilitating clients’ ability to identify and define problematic experiences for themselves, collaborate in the creation of a mutually agreed upon, goal-oriented plan of treatment, and to foster existing strengths and resiliency in order to empower clients to achieve success in the future.
Rebecca Aloni, LCPC is licensed in Maryland as a Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). She received her Bachelors in Psychology from Touro College in New York and her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. Rebecca has worked in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and day treatment programs conducting assessments and intake interviews to determine diagnosis and treatment needs, developing innovative individualized treatment strategies to match treatment needs using empirically support treatment interventions, and conducting therapy using cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, person centered therapy, strength-based interventions among other psychotherapeutic modalities. Rebecca provides individual, group, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with depression, self-harm, anxiety, social and interpersonal struggles, mood disorders, and opposition and anger related concerns.
Laura Krause, LCSW-C received her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Social Work, specializing in child welfare. She has worked doing in-home family counseling and outpatient individual, family and couples counseling. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, an Adoption Competent Therapist and a Registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator who is adept in teaching parents and caregivers how to build a strong, bonding connection with their child by helping parents interpret their children’s cues through massage, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, and more. Laura has experience working with developmentally delayed, behaviorally challenged and homeless children, as well as postpartum depression, anxiety and depression, and family relationship difficulties. In addition to early childhood mental health, Laura has clinical expertise in the areas of adoption, trauma-informed intervention, neurological effects of trauma, attachment and connection, parenting and couples counseling, child development, early intervention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, and Play Therapy.
Elise Smithmyer, LCSW-C is a licensed social worker (Maryland license #19678). She earned her Masters degree at CUA in Washington, DC. Prior to being in private practice, Elise worked as a psychotherapist, behavioral health specialist, and transgender advocate in a community health care center. She has a background in nursing and practiced as a Registered Nurse before finding therapy as her calling. She has worked in a variety of settings and is trained in multiple modalities of therapy in order to provide care that is tailored to each individual. Elise has extensive experience working with persons struggling with depression, anxiety, life stressors, relationship issues, grief, substance abuse, HIV, and/or gender dysphoria. She is committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental space for all individuals to engage in care.
Merrilee Peske, LCMFT, is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in Maryland. She received her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego and her Masters in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. Merrilee provides therapy from a family systems and strength based perspective, utilizing approaches from cognitive behavioral therapy and structural family therapy to address relational issues. She believes in showing clients unconditional positive regard and joining with them to create and achieve their goals. She is experienced in treating clients who struggle with stress, family conflict, parenting issues, life cycle transitions, depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, chronic illness and grief/loss. Merrilee provides individual, couples, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults.
Preetal Karecha, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Approved Supervisor in the state of Maryland. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communication from the University at Buffalo and completed a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College. Prior to working in private practice, Ms. Karecha was the Program Supervisor of a substance abuse treatment program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. During her time at Johns Hopkins she worked with various diagnoses including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. She is eclectic in her treatment approach drawing from various modalities to tailor therapy to fit each person individually. She approaches therapy as a collaborative process and creates an environment that is safe, open, and comfortable.
Denise Katz, LCSW-C is a licensed clinical social worker with over 28 years of experience working in community mental health. Ms. Katz earned her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She holds an IMAGO Relationship Therapy certification and has been trained extensively in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. As such, she is especially passionate about working with couples, women, and survivors of trauma. Throughout the course of her career in the mental health field, Ms. Katz has held a diverse array of roles, including working as a clinical manager, intern coordinator, supervisor, and therapist. She is board certified to supervise students acquiring their LMSWs and LGPC certifications.
Andrew Dauler, LCMFT is a marriage and family therapist licensed in Maryland. He earned his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland at College Park. Andrew specializes in analyzing the context of a person’s satisfaction in their romantic, familial, social and professional relationships. He helps to clarify the patterns that leave people feeling stuck in their distress, and empowers people with the skills and strength to feel secure. Andrew is trained in a variety of approaches to meet each individual’s needs, including Cognitive behavioral therapy, Emotionally Focused therapy, Gottman therapy, Play therapy, Narrative therapy, and Structural therapy
Penny Zimmerman, LCSW-C is a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland and Virginia. She earned a Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Psychology from Ohio University. She is an International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach. Penny has over 20 years of experience providing clinical, supportive, and coaching services to children, adolescents, families, adults, and couples. Penny’s clinical specialties include life transitions, attachment, loss and grief, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, the neurobiology of human development and trauma, and the therapeutic application of sensory techniques. Penny has completed extensive training in expressive therapies (play, sand tray, and art), narrative therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, relaxation, mindfulness, and regulation, Theraplay, TF-CBT, CBT, trauma and trauma recovery, and attachment-focused parenting. She is a graduate of The Kalamazoo Center for Healing Arts and maintained a massage and bodywork practice in the Midwest before relocating to Maryland. She brings a client-centered, holistic, and creative approach to her work.
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Bill Clare, LCSW-C is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Maryland as well as a psychotherapist that has been helping individuals, couples, and families for over 27 years to cope, survive and eventually thrive. After receiving his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, Bill began his professional career specializing in individual and family psychotherapy services to children and adolescents. He has since branched out to work with adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, gender identity, LGBTQIA issues, trauma, and substance abuse issues. He uses cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy to help clients seek their full potential. Bill has received training in mediation as well as is board certified to supervise students acquiring their LMSW and LGPC certifications.
Amanda Garratt, LCSW-C is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Maryland. She provides therapy to individuals, couples, and families, using an eclectic and strengths-based approach. Amanda has advanced training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200), incorporating mindfulness and body awareness practices throughout her work. Amanda earned her Masters degree in social work at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Peru. She is an LGBTQIA ally, is bilingual in Spanish/English, and has nearly a decade of experience working with children, teens, and adults experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship conflict. Amanda believes deeply in each person’s innate ability to heal and grow, and offers a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space for that process.
Alex Christiansen, M.S. is a licensed psychology associate under the supervision of Dr. Neville Williams. She earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland, where she is currently working towards her doctoral (Psy.D.) degree. Alex has previously conducted individual and group therapy in outpatient and inpatient settings. Her professional interests include working with people experiencing trauma-related symptoms and PTSD, depression, panic, life adjustment issues, and parenting concerns. Alex strives to provide LGBTQIA+ affirming care and has a particular interest in helping individuals explore issues related to identity development and oppression. Her therapeutic style is informed by Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Courtney Andrews, M.S., is a licensed psychology associate under the supervision of Dr. Ariel Nickie. She earned her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland, where she is currently working towards her doctoral (Psy.D.) degree. She has previously conducted individual and group therapy and assessment at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Loyola Clinical Centers, and Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, in Baltimore, MD. Her professional interests include working with individuals dealing with anxiety and depressive disorders, family or relationship conflicts, adjustment disorders, and parenting concerns. Her therapeutic style is informed by Cognitive-Behavioral, mindfulness, and interpersonal interventions. She views therapy as a collaborative process and strives to create a safe and open environment tailored to each individual’s needs and goals.
Katherine DeBroeck, M.S. is a licensed psychology associate and is working under the supervision of Dr. Neville Williams. She earned her Master’s of Science at Loyola University of Maryland and is currently continuing her studies there in the doctoral (PsyD) program. Katherine has experience working primarily at outpatient settings. Her areas of clinical training and interest include depression, anxiety and phobias, trauma, grief, panic, life adjustment concerns, behavior management, and chronic pain. Katherine approaches psychotherapy from a perspective that combines behavioral therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavior therapy, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Thanusha Neelapareddy, M.S. is a licensed psychology associate in the state of Maryland practicing under the supervision of Dr. Neville Williams. She is currently working towards her doctoral (Psy.D) degree in Clinical Psychology at Loyola University Maryland. Thanusha has previously conducted individual, couples, and group therapy and assessment at the Loyola Clinical Centers and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. Her professional interests include working with individuals from diverse backgrounds experiencing depression, anxiety, life stressors, trauma-related symptoms, relationship issues, family conflict, and parenting concerns, among others. Thanusha focuses on providing a warm, safe, non-judgmental environment tailored to each client’s unique needs and goals.
Maggie McGuire, M.A., M.S. is a psychology associate under the supervision of Dr. Lateffa Robinson. She earned her Masters of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology from The George Washington University and her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland, where she is currently working towards her doctoral (Psy.D.) degree. Maggie has worked with both adolescents and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings. She sees therapy as an opportunity to work collaboratively and strives to tailor each therapy experience to the needs of the individual. Maggie has a particular interest in working with individuals experiencing trauma-related symptoms and PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic, and life adjustment issues. Her therapeutic style is integrative and holistic, incorporating skills and perspectives from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and interpersonal therapies in order to uncover an individual’s strengths, fulfill their goals, and enable them to live a meaningful life.
Asher Siegelman, M.A. is a psychology associate supervised by Dr. Levi Breuer. Following Military service, he began his training in psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where he completed his B.A. in psychology. With an interest in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), he worked with various experts in Military and civilian trauma who focused on combat, community violence, and domestic violence. His Ph.D. in clinical psychology is being completed (dissertation submitted) at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he has focused on the assessment and treatment of suicidality for both Service Members and civilians. The bulk of his clinical training has been trauma focused, which has included experience with evidence-based treatments (e.g. Prolonged Exposure & Cognitive Processing Therapy). This has evolved to include other anxiety and stressor related disorders from mild to severe.