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Outpatient Offices

Arlington County

3412 South 22nd Street
Arlington, VA 22204
Counselors: Stacey Crosson, LMFT

Fairfax County

7836 Fordson Rd
Alexandria, VA 22306
Counselors: Virginia Colbert, Psychologist ,
Whitney McDonough, LCSW

5875 Barclay Dr
Alexandria, VA 22315
Counselors: Whitney McDonough, LCSW ,
Virginia Colbert, Psychologist

9800 Old Keene Mill Rd
Burke, VA 22015
Counselors: Andranita Dogan, MS, Resident in Counseling

3901 Rugby Rd
Fairfax, VA 22033
Counselors: Marshanda Carter, MS, Resident in Counseling

Seven Corners Medical Center
6045 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22044
Counselors: Kayla Barnoski, LPC

6427 Franconia Rd
Springfield, VA 22150
Counselors: Bethany Miracle-Larson, Resident in Counseling

5952 Franconia Rd
Alexandria, VA 22310
Counselors: Bethany Miracle-Larson, Resident in Counseling ,
Emily Menzel, LSW

8304 Old Keene Mill Rd
Springfield, VA 22152
Counselors: Caroline Gentry, LPC ,
Mary Niemi, LCSW

Loudoun County

25615 Lennox Hale Drive
Aldie, VA 20105
Counselors: Barbara Ruth Pascoe, Resident in Counseling

Prince William County

11234 Balls Ford Rd
Manassas, VA 20109
Counselors: Nora Lutyk, Resident in Counseling

3058 PS Business Center Dr
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Counselors: Toinette Neube, Resident in Counseling

Medical Practice Offices

Seven Corners Medical Center
6045 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22044
Counselors: Valeria D’Amato Caputi, MA, Resident in Counseling

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DC

Outpatient Offices

1739 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Counselors: Wanda Scott, LCSW-C ,
Patrice Forrester, LCSW-C

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Samantha McElroy, LCSW-C

 

Practicing Since: 2014

 

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Military/Families of Military, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations ServedChildren 3+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Same-Sex Relationship, Transgender

 

What Clients Can Expect: Samantha uses various therapy ideas and theories to find what fits and is most appropriate for each client. She enjoys using play therapy, arts and crafts with clients when appropriate. Samantha’s experience includes working with children ages 4 and up, adolescents, adults, and families. She has connected many of her clients with programs that include respite care, social skills groups, and psychiatry to give the client the best support for their needs.

 

About: Samantha obtained her Masters degree in Social Work and currently is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Samantha has received training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Samantha has worked in both clinic settings and elementary school settings as well as families and children coping with poverty and have a trauma history.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Samantha, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Steven Andrus, LCPC

 

Practicing Since: 2004

 

Issues Served: Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. Alcohol/Drugs), Addiction (Sexual), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Blended Family Issues, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, OCD, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sex Therapy

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Male, Female

 

What Clients Can Expect:  Steven is passionate about helping children, individuals, couples, and families rediscover hope through the counseling process.

 

About: Steven is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Board Certified Counselor. He obtained his Master of Science degree in Marriage & Family Counseling from Mississippi College and continues his professional education by attending workshops and seminars on subjects such as trauma, parenting, couples therapy, grief, depression, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Steven has been married to his wife Kristen for more than 21 years. They have two children and three dogs. In his free time, Steven loves cycling and practicing jujitsu with his teenage son.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Steven, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Patricia Itzel, LCSW-C

Practicing Since: 2003

 

Issues: Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, OCD, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Sleep/Insomnia

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults

 

What Clients Can Expect: Patricia (Trisha) Itzel believes that a strong foundation is essential to coping with life’s challenges. As a therapist, Trisha utilizes multiple therapeutic modalities to best facilitate goal achievement, successful functioning, and overall wellness. She works with the client to start where they are and moves them toward success through combinations of cognitive and behavioral approaches. 

 

About: Trisha is a licensed, clinical social worker who received her professional education at University of Maryland Baltimore and Towson University. She has her Master’s degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She has over 15 years of experience and has enjoyed working in various settings with a variety of populations.  She especially enjoys working to help people reduce anxiety and learn stress management techniques to thrive in their daily routine. Trisha believes in taking a holistic approach to wellness and can incorporate Emotional Freedom Technique into sessions as desired.

 

To schedule an appointment with Patricia, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

 

Denise McKoy, LMSW

 

Practicing Since: 1996

 

Issues Served: Abandonment Issues, Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family Issues, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Cognitive Issues, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Geriatric/Aging Issues, Grief/Bereavement, Health & Wellness, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, Mood Disorders, Moral Wounds, OCD, Oncology, Parenting, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Children 3+, Adolescents, Adults, Male, Female, Couples, Families (included Blended Families), Same Sex Relationship, Transgender, Military (and their families)

 

What Clients Can Expect: Denise utilizes a holistic therapeutic approach, incorporating emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of wellness. Denise believes that as unique whole beings, when one area has been wounded, all other areas are impacted. Denise seeks to create a safe space for clients to gain understanding and achieve healing and wellness through the application of spiritual principles and use of clinical and physical modalities.

 

About: Denise received her BA in Social Work and Sociology from Gannon University and her MS in Social Administration/Mental Health from Case Western Reserve University. Denise has many years of experience working in behavioral health, health, wellness and nutrition. She holds certificates as a Dementia Practitioner and BCAT Professional and has 13 years of experience working with seniors and elder health/issues. She has extensive experience working in child welfare, providing support to children, parents, and foster parents. Denise has spent much of her professional career educating, mentoring, and developing clinical programs to best support clients. Denise is skilled in: CBT, DBT, REBT, EMDR, DISC, Behavioral Assessments.

 

To schedule an appointment with Denise, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Marissa Block, LGPC

 

 

Practicing Since: 2016

 

Issues: ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Sexual), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Couples Intensive, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Military/Families of Military, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Children 3+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples (Pre-Martial & Marital), Families, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender

 

What Clients Can Expect: Clients can expect an accepting and warm environment, collaboration of treatment goals and interventions to achieve those goals, and encouragement of personal responsibility and positive change. Marissa has been trained in EMDR and is passionate about the desensitization and reprocessing of traumatic memories. She also has experience studying and utilizing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and other mindfulness techniques. Marissa has completed the introduction and advanced courses in Play therapy and have subsequently received training and employed play therapy techniques in therapy. Marissa uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, as well as solution-focused and strengths-based therapy. She believes in a multi-faceted and holistic approach to treatment, incorporating mind and body. She values the importance of addressing personal identity, maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, social skills, utilization of resources, and self-care. She is passionate about tailoring therapy to the individual needs of each client, family, or couple.

 

About: Marissa worked at the University of Missouri-St. Louis Counseling and Social Advocacy Center and provided psychotherapy primarily to college and graduate students in 2016.  In 2017, she worked at Agape Christian Counseling Services, a non-profit agency in St. Louis, Missouri whose mission is to serve the St. Louis community regardless of ability to pay. Marissa served individuals and couples throughout the lifespan and with varying issues and/or clinical diagnoses while working with Agape until April 2018. She moved to Baltimore with her significant other in May of 2018. 

 

*Offers video counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Marissa, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Donna Benford, LCSW-C

 

Practicing Since: 1991

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Self-esteem/self-worth

 

Special Populations ServedAdults

 

What Clients Can Expect: Donna uses an eclectic therapeutic approach applying cognitive behavioral and insight-oriented interventions to help clients become empowered and promote healing. She believes that with a clinical therapeutic approach, all things are possible to promote change in one’s life.

 

About: Donna Benford received her master degree in Social Work from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1991. She has 26 years of experience in working with individuals, families, couples, and groups with various mental health issues and life challenges. She has experience in the areas of grief/bereavement, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, and women’s issues. In addition, her experience extends in working with clients with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, adjustment, mood, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorders.

 

To schedule an appointment with Donna, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Tom Moran, LCPC

Practicing Since: 2008

 

Issues: ADD/ADHD, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Depression, OCD, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Suicidal Ideation

 

Special Populations Served: Children 6+, adolescents, adults, families

 

About: Tom has worked with children, adolescents and their families in family-based and school-based programs, seeking to help kids with severe emotional disturbances to adjust in home, school and community settings. He has an additional four years of specialized training in the field of Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy, where therapy focuses not on changing the individual per se, but changing the interactional patterns within family systems.

 

Tom seeks to integrate eclectic counseling ideas and theories to address important issues and patterns discovered in sessions. He has his Masters degree in counseling, and is currently licensed in MD as a professional counselor.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Tom, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Tara Carleton, PhD, LGPC

 

 

Practicing Since: 2014

 

Issues Served: Anxiety/Panic, Career Counseling, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Oncology, Pregnancy/Postpartum Issues, Post-Abortion, Self-esteem/self-worth

 

Special Populations Served: Children 6+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples

 

What Clients Can Expect: Tara sees counseling as a journey and is humbled to have the opportunity to walk with clients on their journey in counseling. With an empathetic, caring, and encouraging presence, Tara is there to listen, support, and assist clients in the changes they want to see. With training in pastoral counseling, she also incorporates religion and spirituality for clients who desire.

 

About: Tara earned her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Loyola University Maryland’s Pastoral Counseling program in May of 2018. Her dissertation research was focused on moral injury and religious coping among Christian women post-abortion. Tara also earned a Masters degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola in 2014. Tara meets clients where they are and targets her therapeutic approach to clients’ circumstances and goals. She has most used the Adlerian, Rogerian, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic approaches to counseling.

 

To schedule an appointment with Tara, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Donna Lucker, LCPC 

 

Donna Lucker

 

Practicing Since: 1998

 

Issues: alcohol and drug abuse, relapse prevention, co-dependency issues, divorce, blended-family issues, spiritual direction, life skills, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, loss, relationship issues, process addictions

 

Special Populations Served: elementary aged children and up, adolescents, adults

 

Disorders Served: substance abuse

 

About: 

 

Donna earned her BA in psychology at Towson University, and her MS in Pastoral Counseling at Loyola College. She feels honored to stand beside her clients and help them through difficult times in their lives. Many people are at a crossroads in their lives, and need help finding a new and healthier path in which to follow. Finding clients' strengths and building upon them is an important goal in therapy. She believes in healing the mind, body, and soul. One cannot separate these parts if long-term health and happiness is to be achieved. It is gratifying to witness healing and growth in her clients who once had no hope.

 

Donna has two grown sons and two grandsons, who are the joy of her life. Donna enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, traveling, reading, and playing guitar. Most importantly, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

 

To schedule an appointment with Donna, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Sharon Hardy, LCSW-C

 

Practicing Since: 1996

 

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Marital/Premarital, OCD, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth

 

Special Populations ServedAdults, Couples, Blended Family

 

What Clients Can Expect: Although her clinical therapeutic focus is cognitive behavioral, Meg pulls from all areas of therapy to provide clients with treatments that are best suited to their needs. This includes utilizing a strength-based, family-centered approach to treatment. She looks forward to working with individuals and families to empower them to make changes that will enhance their lives.

 

About: Meg earned her Bachelor degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County in Social Work/Psychology and her Master degree from University of Maryland-School of Social Work. For 20 years, she has worked in the field of social work and has provided services including: individual and family counseling with an emphasis on crisis intervention, child safety, intensive parent-child dynamics, adoption, and case management. Additionally, she has facilitated groups for complex family dynamics, abuser intervention, parenting, anger management, and cognitive behavioral modification.

 

To schedule an appointment with Meg, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Dr. Kiu Eubanks Smith, PhD, Psychologist

 

Practicing Since: 2000

 

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD (Adult & Children), Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Life Transitions (career changes, divorce, new baby, etc.), Loss/Abandonment, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth (including Body Image), Sleep/Insomnia, Stress Management, Psychological Testing/Evaluation, Trauma, Work/Life Balance

 

Special Populations Served: Children 6+, Adolescents, Adults

 

What Clients Can Expect: Dr. Eubanks Smith is gifted in her ability to connect with clients and has a track record of success helping people transform from crisis to stability. Dr. Smith has specific expertise in Women’s Mental Health. Dr. Eubanks Smith also has 17 years of experience in clinical and counseling psychology, with advanced skills in diagnostics, assessment, and psychological evaluation. All clients served are believed to be capable of wholeness, will power, and personal growth.  

 

About: Dr. Eubanks Smith earned her PhD in Psychology from New York University and her EdM in Adolescent Risk and Prevention from Harvard University, completing her clinical training at Duke University for internship. Dr. Eubanks Smith is licensed in Clinical Psychology in Maryland and is a Certified Holistic Health Coach. 

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kiu Eubanks Smith, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Kimberly Harner, LCSW-C

 

 

Practicing Since: 1996

 

Issues & Disorders Served: Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence), Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Depression, Disability, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, Self-esteem/Self-worth, Sexual Abuse

 

Special Populations Served: Adults (21+), Family

 

About: Kim started working in the field of counseling in 1994 as a Pastoral Counselor and in 1996 became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Kim takes a cognitive approach to her therapy using the assistance of homework to help the client put into practice what they are working on in therapy. Kim believes that for her clients to achieve long-term success once therapy is over, it is important the client is actively involved in establishing goals for their treatment.

 

Kim comes alongside her clients assisting them in what changes they need to make in their life so the changes can be lifelong. In these changes, the client will uncover ways to understand themselves better and in turn live better lives. 

 

Kim completed her undergraduate work at Western Maryland College (McDaniel College) and finished her graduate work at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Kim has been married for 30 years, has two children, and one dog who is older than the whole family.

 

Kim believes it is important for the client to be actively involved in establishing goals for their treatment in order to achieve long-term success once therapy is over.

 

To schedule an appointment with Kimberly, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Erica Johnson, LMSW


Practicing Since:
 2011

 

Issues Served: Autism, Blended Families, Family issues, Abuse, Neglect, Trauma, Domestic violence, Sexual abuse, Oncology 

 

Special Populations ServedChildren 3+, Adolescents, Families 

 

What Clients Can Expect: Erica works with her clients incorporating motivational interviewing, creative/art techniques, play, strengths-based, and trauma-focused interventions. She has a passion for helping others navigate through life’s difficulties and seeing them empowered to live their best life.

 

About: Erica earned her B.S in Psychology from Morgan State University and M.S. in Social Work also from Morgan State. She worked for several years in child welfare as well as with children with autism. She has worked with children, adolescents, families, and groups. Erica has provided group counseling for children whose parents are diagnosed with cancer, offered crisis intervention, and case management services for children and their families. Erica has been married for 11 years and has two children. In her free time, she loves Zumba and game nights with her friends and family.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Erica, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Marina Gethers, LCSW-C

Practicing Since: 1990

 

Issues: ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Oncology, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Children 6+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Marina utilizes the Strength Perspectives, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Client-Centered Therapy approach to treatment. Marina also believes people need support and encouragement to address the root of their issues and explore ways to move towards wholeness and healing.

 

About: Marina received her Master’s Degree from the University of Kansas School of Social Work in 1990 and a Masters in Human Resources from Towson State University in 1990. Marina has had various opportunities to counsel individuals and couples, including as an EAP counselor, with Girl Scouts Behind Bars, with the VA, and more.

As an EAP Counselor, Marina has seen clients who have experienced grief and loss, domestic violence, divorce, blended families, financial distress, anxiety, ADHD, depression, work issues with management, trauma, addiction, caregiving, and stress management. Marina has facilitated numerous support groups which include: Women’s Empowerment, Financial Health, and Grief and Loss.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Marina, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

 

Dr. Cindy Dominique, LCPC

 

 

Practicing Since: 2005

 

Issues: Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Couples Intensive, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Testing/Evaluation, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender

 

What Clients Can Expect: Dr. Dominique is committed to helping reduce the stigma associated with receiving help that plagues individuals and families. She is passionate about helping promote mental health hygiene.

 

About: Dr. Cindy Dominique is a first-generation Haitian American born in Queens, New York.  At the age of 17, Dr. Dominique left home to attend college at Virginia State University where she received a Bachelor Degree in Psychology. Dr. Dominique also received her Master of Education from Virginia State University. Once her graduate studies were complete, Dr. Dominique returned home to New York where she worked as a vocational counselor in an outpatient drug treatment program.

Dr. Dominique is certified as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. In 2000, Dr. Dominique was accepted into The American School of Professional Psychology Clinical Psychology Doctorate program and became licensed as a Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland in 2005.

In 2006, Dr. Dominique completed her Pre-Doctoral Clinical Internship at Carolinas Medical Center Behavioral Health Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Dominique’s clinical interests include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Abuse Related Disorders, and Diversity. In 2007, Dr. Dominique was awarded the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology. Around this time, Dr. Dominique began her federal career working for in the Federal Bureau of Prisons at FCC Petersburg initially as a Staff Psychologist and then as a Drug Abuse Program Coordinator. Dr. Dominique has worked in numerous clinical settings to include community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, substance abuse treatment programs, state correctional facilities, and in private practice. Lastly, Dr. Dominique has worked as an Adjunct Professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology DC Campus. Currently she is the National Clinical Director for the US Border Patrol and has held this position for the last five years.

 

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cindy, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Shirley Wolf, LMSW

 

Practicing Since: 2019

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Sexual), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Blended Family Issues, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Confidence/Self-Respect, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence (survivor and offender), Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, OCD, Oncology, Personality Disorders, Phobias, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Shirley understands when we follow the pressures put on us by others, we lose our freedom and make choices we’re not proud of. Her goal is to guide clients to regain their freedom and achieve a fulfilling life.

 

About: Shirley graduated from the University of Louisville, Kentucky with a Master degree in Social Work. She has worked with sexual offenders, survivors of many different types of abuse, and those with addictive behaviors and low self-esteem.

You will find Shirley utilizes various therapeutic strategies throughout the problem-solving process. These include, but are not limited to, Motivational Interviewing (MI) (skills that empower the client to express their concern(s) from their own perspective), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (techniques used simultaneously that serve to educate the client, guide him/her to discover their own comfortable resolution(s), and acknowledge and accept past hurts, disappointments, and uncomfortable feelings.)

 

To schedule an appointment with Shirley, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Nicole Green, LCPC

 

Nicole Green

 

Practicing Since : 2008

 

Issues: ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Depression, Marital/Premarital, Self-esteem/self-worth 

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Couples

 

About: With a calling to holistically guide individuals and families to a place of wellness, Nicole Green is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Approved Clinical Supervisor, and Nationally Certified Counselor with nearly 15 years of experience working with individuals with varying levels of developmental and mental illness. She is also a former NSPA certified personal trainer experienced in working with individuals with a variety of health concerns. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Deaf Studies from Towson University and obtained a Master of Science degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University of Maryland in 2008. Since that time, she has become a sought out clinician in the area of Children/Adolescent, Anger Management, Depression, Spirituality, Marriage and Family and is MAPs and TF-CBT trained. She currently resides in Baltimore, MD, with her husband and son.

 

To schedule an appointment with Nicole, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Frederick Avolio, LCPC

 

Practicing Since: 2013

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Sexual), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

 

Special Populations Served: Children 6+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Male, Female

 

What Clients Can Expect: Counseling provides various models of relating to and working with clients. The model Fred prefers is “Love – Know – Speak – Do,” to better function as an instrument of real heart change in client’s lives.

 

Love: First, a counselor should care, even before the first contact because every person has intrinsic worth and the right to treatment with dignity.

 

Know: Through conversation and exploration, the counselor gets to know the client’s story, not just facts about him or her.

 

Speak: Through caring and knowing, Fred seeks to earn the right to speak truth into the client’s situation. Not his truth, but the truth based on the client’s stated values, beliefs, observations, insights, and things discovered in our counseling sessions.

 

Do: Fred will create a plan with the client for their work together, periodic action plans, and sometimes he will assign homework.

 

About: Fred is from Long Island, New York and moved to Maryland in 1979 with a Masters degree in Computer Science. After a 30+ year career, he retired from that work to pursue a career in counseling. Fred and his wife have been married since 1980 and have 9 children. Fred has a Masters of Science counseling degree from Loyola University Maryland and is a state licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Fred, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Michelle Nelms, LCPC

 

Practicing Since: 2013

 

Issues Served: Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, OCD, Perfectionism, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Adults, Female Clients

 

What Clients Can Expect: Michelle’s passions are journeying alongside those who are suffering from a broken heart. She wants to treat the reasons and not just the symptoms to make a difference. Identifying underlying causes of what keeps us stuck utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Bowenian Family Systems Theory are the clinical methods used. She also believes in using psychoeducation and light homework assignments to help deepen and enhance the healing process.

 

About: Michelle is a graduate from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia with a Masters in Professional Counseling. She is licensed in the state of Maryland as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

 

To schedule an appointment with Michelle, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Victoria Mojibola, CRNP-PMH

 

Practicing Since: January 2018

 

Issues Served: Medication ManagementADD/ADHD, Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Disability, Eating Disorders, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Military/Families of Military, OCD, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Testing/Evaluation

 

Special Populations Served: Children 6+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Military, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender

 

What Clients Can Expect: Victoria is a compassionate and empathetic family psychiatric nurse practitioner who believes in the comprehensive care of children, adolescents and adults with mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder; anxiety disorders including but not limited to panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder; attention deficit disorder; substance abuse and several other diagnoses.

 

Victoria has been providing individual and family therapy by concentrating on treatment for the mind and body through medication management and psychotherapy as well as developing and fostering positive coping skills in order to live healthier lives.

 

About: Victoria originally started her career as a Registered Nurse and then advanced to a concentration in Psychiatry and has found passion in being a board certified Nurse Practitioner. Victoria graduated with her Master of Science degree in 2017 from the University of South Alabama.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Victoria, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

William W. Walls, LCSW-C, LCSW

 

Practicing Since: 1999

 

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Sexual), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Couples Intensive, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Military/Families of Military, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues, Reconciliation, Safety Assessments, Court Evaluations

 

Special Populations ServedAdolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender

 

What Clients Can Expect: Will is a strong psychotherapist and counselor, with a “direct, firm, no nonsense, yet compassionate” style of counseling. He serves patients of all faith and non-faith groups, as he is well-versed in most religious, philosophies, and world views. He has served patients (children, adolescents, families, and couples) in a wide variety of service arenas such as: outpatient mental health centers, psychiatric rehabilitation programs, hospital emergency departments, psychiatric inpatient facilities, in-home mobile therapy, assisted living facilities, foster care agencies, child protective service agencies, and private practice.

 

About: Will is a counselor with over 20 years of experience working in the mental health fields. He graduated in 1995 from Towson State University with a B.S. in psychology, alcohol and substance dependence, sexual and pornography dependence, spiritual issues, grief and loss issues, mediation for separation and custody issues, family and marriage reconciliations, crisis services, premarital and marriage/couples counseling, fitness for duty services, and court evaluations. Will is blessed with having married his high-school sweetheart and being married for over 20 years, along with having four children (adolescence through early 20’s).

 

To schedule an appointment with Will, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Jeffrey O'Donnell, LCSW-C 

 

Practicing Since: 1991

 

Issues: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Blended Family Issues, Depression, Loss/Abandonment, Self-esteem/Self-worth, Sexual Abuse, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Children 6+, Adolescents, Adults, Male, Female, Couples, Families, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender, Adoptees and Families involved in Foster Care

 

What Clients Can Expect: Jeffrey is a firm believer that everyone has strengths. Using those gifts and focusing on solutions, he has been able to help people overcome significant challenges.

 

About: Jeffrey attended the Graduate program at The School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Jeffrey has worked in several residential facilities for children and adolescents, where the focus was always returning them to their families. This involved working individually with the children and then together with their families. Jeffrey has also worked with post-adoption reunion services and in foster care. In addition, Jeffrey has worked part-time for many years with children, families, adults, and couples in outpatient mental health programs.

 

To schedule an appointment with Jeffrey, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

A. Nikki Young, LCPC

Practicing Since: 2008

 

Issues: Anxiety, depression, grief/loss, stress, trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic violence, self-esteem, women's issues, spirituality, family conflict, divorce, addictions, relationship issues, life transitions

 

Disorders Served: Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addiction, adjustment disorders

 

Special Populations Served: Adults, adolescents

 

About: Nikki's clients appreciate a laid back, relaxed, and supportive environment. She embraces a holistic approach, emphasizing all aspects of her clients' lives - mind, body, and spirit. No matter the reason(s), her clients see her for therapy. She guarantees a non-judgmental, encouraging, comforting, and always engaging therapeutic relationship. All have unique stories to tell, and she welcomes working with clients from all backgrounds and/or faith perspectives.

 

*Nikki offers video counseling. 

 

To schedule an appointment with Nikki, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Annette Schlossnagle, LGSW

Practicing Since: 2014

Other Languages:

Issues: Anger, Conflict resolutions, Developmental issues, Grief/Loss, Marital, Peer relationships, School based problems, Self esteem, Sexuality, Social skills, Spiritual

 

Disorders Served: ADHD, Anxiety, Depressive, Disruptive, Dissociative, Impulse Control and Conduct, ODD, Mood, OCD, Personality, Substance Related and Addiction, Trauma  

Special Populations Served: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples

About: Annette believes seeking counseling is a sign of strength. Each individual has strengths, otherwise you wouldn't be where you are now. Therapy is a helping relationship in which she as the psychotherapist has the privilege of knowing and journeying with you in ways that not everyone is honored or able to do. You can learn and grow in ways that allow you to better meet any challenge. Therapy is a sacred trust between you and the therapist.

 

What clients should expect from sessions with you: When working together is a good fit, you can expect me to first of all ethical then professional, and compassionate. Annette will listen without judgement and work with you to help you achieve YOUR goals. You will be treated with dignity and respect.

 

To schedule an appointment with Annette, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Jerry T. Lawler PhD, Psychologist

 

Practicing Since: 1993

 

Issues: Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Couples Intensive, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, OCD, Personality Disorders, PTSD (including Combat Trauma), Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Adults, Couples, Clients referred by criminal justice system dealing with anger

 

What Clients Can Expect: Dr. Lawler approaches every client with a willingness to listen and not be judgmental. He will take the time to get to know each client to have a full understanding of their presenting problems, family life, past and present experience with relationships, and any other background information to assist him in helping his client in the best way possible. Psychotherapy begins with an agreement between counselor and client with a specific goal such as when a person is depressed and wants to feel better or has a phobia and can’t cross a bridge. It may be more general and involve repeated failures in relationships, goal issues, low self-worth, and long-term personality issues. In the latter case, Dr. Lawler will go deeper to understand how influences from the client’s past may have set them up for difficulties in the present. Dr. Lawler’s goal is to help the client “clean up their psychic house” allowing more room for God to enter. He uses a variety of proven psychological approaches that have been shown to work but never forgets that the relationships with his clients is the main driver of healing.

 

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lawler, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Lakeshia Gilbert, LCPC

 

 

Practicing Since: 2008

 

Issues: Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, OCD, Self-esteem/self-worth

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults

 

About/Bio: Lakeshia received her Master’s degree in School Counseling from Loyola University of Maryland.  She worked with students and their families providing individual, family and group counseling and support for seven years before leaving the school system.  Since that time, she has provided counseling services to individual, family and couples within the community as part of an in-home mobile program.  Lakeshia has worked with a variety of children and adults with issues that have affected the emotional, social, vocational and educational areas of their lives.    

 

Lakeshia considers it a privilege to come alongside her clients at times in their lives when they seek help with their mental health and wellness. Lakeshia uses a combination of mindfulness, person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, psychoeducation techniques to fit the needs of her clients.

 

Lakeshia has been married for 10 years and has two children.  She loves to read and bake.  

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Lakeshia, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Joan M. Jones LCSW-C

 

Practicing Since: 1977

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Disability, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, Oncology, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Children 3+, Adolescents, Adults, Male, Female, Couples, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender, Military & their families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Joan develops a therapeutic relationship with her clients by meeting them where they are at any given point in time. She uses an eclectic approach to therapy. She does not attempt to make the patient fit into any specific therapeutic process.

 

About: Joan works with traumatized victims, both children and adults. Joan also has special training working with geriatric individuals. Joan received her Master of Social Work degree in 1977 from the University of Maryland in Baltimore.

 

To schedule an appointment with Joan, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Renita Somerville, M.S.W., LCSW-C

 

Renita Thomas

 

Practicing Since: 1990

 

Issues: women's issues, divorce, blended family, grief, panic, anxiety, depression, trauma

 

Special Populations Served: adolescents, adults, couples, family

 

Disorders Served: PTSD

 

About: Renita Thomas is a Certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Hampton University.

 

She has over 25 years experience working with individuals and families who are dealing with traumatic and life-altering events. Renita enjoys seeing clients transform and heal from a place of brokenness and dependency to being whole and self-sufficient. As a divorced mother who raised three children on her own, she specifically has a passion for empowering and encouraging women to recognize their inner strength, overcome past hurts, and rise above circumstances.

 

To schedule an appointment with Renita, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Sarah Saffran, LCPC, LCPAT

 

 

Practicing Since: 2011

Issues/Disorders: Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Anxiety/Panic, Blended Family, Chronic Illness/Pain, Depression, Faith/Spirituality, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Women’s issues

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults

What clients should expect: Sarah enjoys working with those invested in a desire for personal growth and are open to engaging in using a creative process as a part of their healing journey, those who like to work with their hands, and creative thinkers. Sarah embraces a holistic approach: identifying connections between mind, body, and spirit while engaging all the senses in a purposeful way. As a clinician, she utilizes an integrated blend of traditional talk therapy, art therapy, and mindfulness approaches based on the client’s needs and preferences.

Sarah feels that therapy can be a creative, playful, and collaborative process. She uses an active, client-centered way of approaching therapy goals, helping the client recognize and build on their own strengths to bring positive change. Sarah wants to help her clients tell their unique story in the safety of the space created together so that the client is able to own their story, processing through it and create a new chapter as they move forward in healing. The therapeutic relationship offers a safe, accepting space for clients to learn more about themselves and develop strategies to feel better. The client is then empowered to shift their perspective and circumstances to lead a more balanced life.

What to expect from Art Therapy:

NO ART EXPERIENCE or “SKILLS” REQUIRED

Art Therapy is the therapeutic use of the creative process which may include use of traditional art materials as well as guided imagery, mindfulness, or creative thinking. Using art in counseling stimulates the brain in areas unreachable by verbal means alone. It provides direct links to meditative, reflective practices and modes of relaxation; can allow the opportunity to enhance creative thinking and problem solving.

For those clients who desire, Sarah can incorporate faith-based perspectives into the sessions. Sarah can help the client reflect on their personal faith as a source of strength during therapy incorporating mind, body, and spirit.

 

About: Sarah considers herself a student of life, always pursuing personal growth and expanding her expertise professionally to meet the needs of clients. Sarah enjoys all things DIY, including gardening, natural living and essential oils. She enjoys spending time in nature, listening to music, being creative with her children, and snuggling with her dog.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Sarah, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Charlene Briddell, LCPC, CAC-AD

Practicing Since: 2006

 

Issues: Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Couples Intensive, Depression, Infidelity, Marital/Premarital, Self-esteem/self-worth

 

Special Populations Served: Adults, Couples

 

What Clients Can Expect: Charlene promotes holistic therapy by incorporating various positive approaches. She focuses on a patient-centered view and an Adlerian approach. Adlerian psychotherapy is a humanistic and goal-oriented therapy. It highlights the individual’s goals towards success, a connectedness with others and their contributions to society. Charlene’s therapy sessions incorporate mindfulness integration, encouragement, and art therapy as needed. Often society emphasizes self-worth which often causes others to feel disconnected, or inadequate to others. Charlene's goal is to use hopeful and positive approaches to remind clients to focus on the success of their future and not the past. Charlene’s favorite quote is, “Surround yourself with people whose definition of you is not based on your history, but your destiny.” Pastor T. D. Jakes

 

About: Charlene is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Associate Counselor of Alcohol and Drug. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in 1998 and a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Bowie State University in 2012.

 

To schedule an appointment with Charlene, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

 

Emily Marsan, LGPC

 

 

Practicing Since: 2016

 

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Sexual), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Couples Intensive, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Military/Families of Military, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Children 3+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Same-Sex Relationship, Transgender

 

What Clients Can Expect: Emily often uses cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques combined with person-centered therapy. For her, counseling is all about empowerment and giving clients an environment that makes them feel accepted. Feeling fully appreciated encourages clients’ resilience and self-worth. This type of environment makes it easier to explore topics important - be it home life, spirituality, relationships, stress, etc. After all, the client is the expert on him/herself!

 

About: Emily has been working in mental health since 2012 when she completed her undergraduate degree. She pursued her Masters in Clinical Mental Health counseling because her belief is that long-term counseling is a powerful tool to aid people in not just coping with but also thriving in their life circumstances. Emily’s experience includes working at the Rockford Center in Inpatient care. She primarily worked with adults with chronic mental health issues and suicidality. She completed a large part of her graduate internship at Harmonious Mind and did crisis intervention work at Affiliated Sante Group working with children and adolescents. Emily believes in the importance of outpatient therapy as a preventative measure to give clients the extra non-judgmental support they need.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Emily, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Jason Holmes, LGPC

 


Practicing Since:
 2016

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Blended Family, Chronic Illness/Pain, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Sleep/Insomnia, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations ServedChildren 6+, Adolescents, Adults

 

What Clients Can ExpectJason believes that it is important for everyone to know that they matter, and he strives to make every client who walks through the door know this and feel comfortable from the outset. While the content of what is discussed and the work which is done are serious in nature, Jason imbues a bit of levity and hope as appropriate. He believes that we all have a story to tell and while some parts are beyond our control, much of the narrative is determined by how we handle the challenges faced.

About: Jason is motivated to help motivate and assist others to take the steps necessary in combating challenges and improving their quality of life. He tends to utilize an eclectic approach wherein a variety of techniques and resources can be included based upon what best serves each respective client. Some of the approaches he most frequently uses are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused therapy. He is a Certified Prepare/Enrich Premarital/Marriage Counselor.

Jason has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in a variety of settings and capacities. His experience spans mental health, education, and business. He has a Master of Professional Counseling degree as well as a Master of Education degree. Jason enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing, sports, reading, writing, and the great outdoors.

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Jason, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Sherlandra Noto, LGPC

 

Practicing Since: 2018

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Dual Diagnoses, Eating Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, OCD, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/Self-worth, Sexual Abuse, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Children 3+, Adolescents, Adults, Male, Female, Couples, Families (including Blended Families)

 

What Clients Can Expect: Sherlandra has experience working with diverse clientele from a wide range of different ages, races, cultures, and problematic types. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of different mental health settings. Sherlandra uses a client-centered approach being mindful that each person has different needs to address their concerns, but also recognizing that you are the expert on you. She seeks to integrate Eclectic counseling ideas that are evidence-based such as CBT, play therapy, developmental theories, and spirituality to address important issues and behaviors discovered along the therapeutic journey.

 

About: Sherlandra has a Master degree from Loyola University specializing in Pastoral counseling. She is currently licensed in Maryland as a Professional Counselor. Sherlandra approaches individuals as the storyteller of their own lives. This approach to therapy is to focus on the individual, helping them feel comfortable and accepted in order to begin to cope and heal from issues that are problematic or holding them back from being the best version of themselves. She seeks to help individuals have more fulfilling lives. Often, we find that life’s events and transitions can be hard to manage and cope with. Depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, and other mental health conditions impact how individuals experience life. Sherlandra seeks to help individuals who feel stuck and want to change unhealthy patterns of behavior by helping individuals build confidence, resilience, and acceptance in order to be able to move forward and reach their full potential in life. She is present to support individuals and empower them to embrace change, promote inner peace, and create the life they want to live. Her treatment focus is to be supportive and promote personal growth by fostering the strengths an individual already possesses while challenging them to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have held them back. Sherlandra provides a safe nonjudgmental, compassionate environment that invites you to be open and share your story. She meets clients where they are, honoring the importance of the therapeutic relationship and recognizing that it is a privilege to be invited into your story.

 

To schedule an appointment with Sherlandra, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Myra Waters, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

 

Practicing Since: 1995

 

Issues Served: Adjustment Disorders, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Multicultural/Race Related, Relationship Concerns, Self-esteem/self-worth, Sleep/Insomnia, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Adults, Male, Female, Couples

 

What Clients Can Expect: Clients can expect a thorough assessment of relevant history and presenting concerns followed by collaborative decision-making about the focus and direction of treatment. Dr. Waters enjoys the application of Cognitive Behavioral and Psycho-dynamic principles to therapy while taking into account multicultural issues that may be relevant to a client. Dr. Waters is a warm and effective therapist who enjoys the infusion of humor into the therapeutic process.

 

About: Dr. Waters received her graduate training at the University of Maryland College Park, Maryland (UMCP) earning a PhD in Counseling Psychology and her Master of Science Degree in Family and Community Development. She has served on the MD Board of Examiners of Psychologists from 2006-2014.

Dr. Waters is a former Women’s Basketball player and coach (University of Maryland, College Park). She has been honored as an Atlantic Coast Conference Legend.  She enjoys travel, fitness/wellness activities, trying new healthy recipes, and fellowship.

 

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Waters, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Michele Wilbur, LGPC

 

Practicing Since: 2015

 

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, OCD, Oncology, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Testing/Evaluation, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Children 6+, Adolescents, Adults

 

What Clients Can Expect: Michele’s clients can expect practical advice and positive reinforcement. She helps clients focus on values and living meaningful lives. Michele incorporates solution-focused brief therapy which helps clients identify and move toward specific goals that will improve their well-being. Michele also incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients focus on positive thoughts to help replace negative thoughts and behavior patterns. Michele also uses Acceptance Commitment Therapy which helps the client to learn acceptance and mindfulness strategies together with commitment and behavior change to increase their psychological flexibility.

About: Michele has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in School Counseling. Michele has worked with children and adolescents as a school counselor for 5 years helping students with academic goals, coping skills, behavior modification, and provided individual counseling with students who struggled with Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar, Depression, Anger, and Stress Management. Michele has three children of her own which she focused on raising for ten years while owning and operating her own tag and title company. Michele received her Maryland LGPC license in 2015 and worked with the Calvert County Mental Health Department in their school-based program while also counseling individuals at the mental health clinic.

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Michele, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Sally Jones, LCSW-C

 

 

Practicing Since: 1996

 

Issues: ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Oncology, Self-esteem/self-worth

 

Special Populations Served: Children 6+, adults, couples, family, divorced/blended family

 

About: Sally received her Masters in Social Work at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She is goal-oriented and works within a family-system approach that focuses on strengths and support while addressing dysfunctional emotions and behaviors.

She received her certification for Basic Mediation with The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Howard County, and certification for Child Access and Child Support and Financial Property at University of Maryland at Baltimore.

Sally has a private family mediation practice in Frederick, Carroll, and Howard Counties separate from her counseling services. There, she works with separated or divorcing couples to develop a plan to move forward in a positive way for both parties. Sally's goals for counseling or mediation sessions are to create a setting where people have an opportunity to really listen to each other, to be fully heard, and to direct the client's attention towards making workable plans for the future.

 

To schedule an appointment with Sally, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Mary Casabona, LCPC

 

Practicing Since: 2014

 

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Adjustment, Anxiety/Panic, Assertiveness/Communication Skills, Adoption/Foster Care, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, OCD, Self-esteem/Self-Worth, Sleep/Insomnia, Spiritual Growth, Stress Management, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Children 6-11, Adults, Couples, Military

 

What Clients Can Expect: Mary adapts her clinical approach to match the needs of her clients by utilizing a variety of approaches including cognitive behavioral, person-centered, motivational interviewing, creative/art techniques, mindfulness, family multigenerational approaches, strengths-based, and trauma-focused interventions. Mary has a passion for helping others navigate through life’s difficulties.


About: 
Mary earned her B.A. in Psychology from Nyack College and her M.S. in Education in Mental Health Counseling from The College of Saint Rose. Following obtaining her degrees, Mary went on to work at SARC (Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center) and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Mary has provided individual, group, and family counseling in outpatient, intensive outpatient, residential, and private practice settings. In these settings, Mary has specialized in the treatment of a variety of mental health disorders and substance abuse, as well as the treatment of domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Mary, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Judith Railson, LCSW-C

 

Practicing Since: 1989

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Sexual), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family Issues, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Coparenting, Chronic Health Issues, Death & Dying, Depression, Developmental Disabilities, Disability, Divorce, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, LGBTQ Issues, Loss/Abandonment, Major Mental Illness, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Single Parenthood, Suicidal Ideation

 

Special Populations Served: Children 3-11, Adults, Elderly, Couples, Families (including Blended Families), Male, Female, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender, Military and their families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Judy takes a positive approach to therapy with the greatest respect towards the individual, couple, or family. She is open-minded and extremely nonjudgmental.

 

About: Judy has 30 years of experience as a therapist. She has received several awards for her outstanding service to individuals from peers and community agencies. She received a Master Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland in 1989 and is licensed in the State of Maryland. Her greatest joy in life is seeing those that she serves living their best life. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, husband of 30 years, and her daughter who is currently in college. She also enjoys doing volunteer work for charitable agencies in Carroll County. She loves Carroll County and is proud to work and live there.

 

To schedule an appointment with Judy, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Valerie Dawkins, LCPC, NCC

 

Valerie Dawkins

 

Practicing Since: 1991

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Couples Intensive, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Children 6+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Valerie is a skilled therapist with decades of experience, and a natural ability to connect with people from all walks of life. Mrs. Dawkins has significant experience with various treatment populations and a special talent for engaging youth in the therapeutic process.

Valerie works primarily from a family systems perspective – looking at patterns in relationships and how everyone in the family is being affected by the presenting issues. Having been trained in many psychotherapeutic models, however, her approach is tailored to the needs and goals of each client. She strongly believes that the primary vehicle of change in treatment is the therapeutic relationship. Valerie specializes in the treatment of adjustment issues, trauma and abuse, relationship difficulties, parenting, marital and personal issues.

 

About: Valerie received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from George Washington University. She is a wife and step-mother, and an accomplished vocalist.

 

To schedule an appointment with Valerie, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Theolyn Walker, LCPC

 

Theolyn Walker

 

Received License: 2010

 

Employment in Mental Health: Since 2003 in inpatient and outpatient settings

 

Received license to work under supervision: 2003

 

Areas of Interest: depression, substance abuse, co-dependency, anxiety, self-mutilation, suicide, paranoia, schizophrenia; couple's, family, and individual therapy

 

About: Mrs. Walker is a licensed clinical professional counselor who obtained a graduate degree in psychology-counseling and a certificate in Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling from Bowie State University. In addition, Mrs. Walker earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland University College in Business Administration/Personnel/Criminology and has been working for the federal government in various administrative and analytical positions since 1987.

 

As a therapist, Mrs. Walker uses various theories and techniques in her counseling practice, but primarily uses: Adlerian, Reality, and Person Centered theories. By connecting impactful early life experiences to one’s way of making decisions, Mrs. Walker engages her clients in discovering a new perspective to past and current pain. Mrs. Walker teaches her clients how to apply new practices to assist one in meeting his/her goal. Mrs. Walker builds a strong rapport that encourages authenticity, bringing forth insight that promotes one to become resilient, productive, well, and ultimately changed.

 

Mrs. Walker's personal life is a testament to knowing that this race is not given to the swift, but to those who endure to the end. Mrs. Walker is married and mother of two adult sons.

 

To schedule an appointment with Theolyn, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Sherry Alexander, LCPC

 

 

Practicing Since: 2012

 

Issues: ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Couples Intensive, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Spirituality (Numinous Functioning)

 

Special Populations Served: Adults, Couples, Families, Military

 

What Clients Can Expect: Sherry’s approach to counseling is three-fold. Her way of being is Rogerian in that it is imperative that positive regard is extended to her clients in the therapeutic relationship. Her way of understanding is Psychodynamic in that she believes the past often informs the present. Her work is to travel with clients to treat unhealthy life patterns from the past. Her belief is that the past does not have to sabotage the future. Her way of intervening is Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic. She works together with clients to create positive and healthy thought cycles that inform understanding, choices, and behavior.

 

About: Sherry is a licensed Psychotherapist and certified Trauma Specialist who practices holistic therapy services (mind, body, and soul) with an empathetic and non-judgmental attitude to support the client in their growth and transformation towards mental, emotional, and spiritual wholeness.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Sherry, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

 

Tanya Vincent, LCPC

 

Practicing Since: 2016

 

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Couples Intensive, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Sports Psychology (Mental Coaching)

 

Special Populations Served: Children 3+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender

 

What Clients Can Expect: Tanya meets her clients where they are and provides them with what they need by using a collaborative style of counseling. Her counseling is client-centered and she works with her clients through motivational interviewing, strengths-based, and solution-focused counseling methods to achieve the best outcome for them. She uses homework assignments and weekly check-ins to make sure that counseling is moving in the right direction for the client.

 

About: Tanya has worked with at risk youth and families in home therapy sessions. She has worked in group homes and with the homeless population who suffer from severe mental illness. Her biggest strength is that she works as a case manager as well as a counselor on behalf of her clients. Tanya puts counseling into action by going the extra mile to make sure her client’s health is taken care of in all aspects: mentally, emotionally, and socially.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Tanya, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Dr. Carol Ivy Simmons, PhD, LCSW-C


Practicing Since:
 1998

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Sexual), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Couples Intensive, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Military/Families of Military, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Adults, Couples, Families, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender, Military and their families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Dr. Simmons utilizes an array of therapeutic specialties to include CBT, CPT, Trauma Informed Care, Family Systems and Psycho-analysis. Her theoretical foundation stems from an overall wellness model.

 

About: Dr. Carol Simmons has been a provider of Behavioral Health Services over the past twenty years. She has practiced on a national level and has provided responses internationally. Dr. Simmons has practiced in many different environments at the local, state and federal level across the country, including federally qualified health centers, inpatient hospitals, Native American Reservations and inner city communities. Dr. Simmons has extensive training in mental health practices, secondary training in substance abuse and trauma.  Dr. Simmons enjoys working with multiple populations, including adolescents, adults, and couples.

 

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Simmons, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Tracy Ambos, LCSW-C

 

Issues Served: Anxiety, Anger Management, Bipolar, Depression, Loss/Abandonment, PTSD, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Elders/Seniors, Military & their families, Couples, Families, Male, Female
 

What Clients Can Expect: Clients can expect that Tracy will provide creative, effective, and empathic ways to help clients reclaim a sense of healthy empowerment, achieve a much higher level of functioning, and integrate the resources necessary for genuine healing. Clients will explore issues of counter-transference and vicarious traumatization and will learn how to engage in self-care, enhance boundaries, and work in ways that improve efficacy and reduce professional burn-out. Clients who show signs of depression as well as anxiety may benefit from therapy that can help them learn new ways of thinking, practice positive behaviors, and take active steps to cope with their symptoms.

 

 

About: Tracy is a people person. She loves spending time with family and friends. Some of her hobbies consist of jogging, biking, cooking, baking, and gardening with family and friends.

 

 

To schedule an appointment with Tracy, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Hadiza Murray, LGPC

 

Practicing Since: 2016

 

Other Languages: French, Fulani, Hausa

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family Issues, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, OCD, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Adults, Male, Female, Couples, Families, Blended Families, Military (and their families)

 

What Clients Can Expect: Hadiza has over three years of specialized training in Mental Health counseling and substance abuse counseling. She has worked with children, adults and young adults, families, couples, as well as dual diagnosis population. Hadiza has been trained in Adlerian counseling theory with a wholistic view of the person however, she also integrates eclectic counseling ideas and theories when necessary.

 

About: Hadiza holds a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and a certificate in drug and alcohol counseling. Hadiza is licensed in Maryland as a professional counselor and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

 

To schedule an appointment with Hadiza, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Stefanie Clark, LGPC

 

Practicing Since: 2016

 

Issues Served: Anxiety/Panic, Depression, Self-esteem/Self-Worth, Life Transitions, Women's issues, Grief/Bereavement, Coping skills, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Children 6+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Stefanie’s goal is to make therapy a restorative and collaborative process where she as the therapist provides an environment conducive to helping individuals live a more efficient and productive life. Stefanie strives to address any beliefs, behaviors, feelings, or concerns that are important to individuals at the time. Her goal is for clients is to become more conscious about themselves and the world around them. Stefanie has worked with children, adolescents, and families in non-profit and school-based programs, helping children and adults with various anxiety disorders, life transitions, poor academic performance, and interpersonal difficulties. She has also facilitated groups providing psycho-education around coping, problem solving, understanding and naming emotions, and social skills while building empathy and self-esteem.

 

About: Stefanie’s areas of special training and expertise include religious/spiritual issues, anxiety, life transitions, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Existential therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. A large part of her work thus far has involved working with children and clients dealing with anxiety, unhealthy relationships, and family dynamics. Stefanie’s overall approach to therapy consists of an integrative perspective to treatment. There are certain theoretical concepts that she views as valuable and useful when working with clients. These concepts include empathy, encouragement, techniques promoting awareness and open dialogue, goal-oriented therapy, and cultural and social infusion.

In her spare time, Stefanie is an avid reader. She enjoys traveling, trying new foods, live music, shopping, museums, festivals, and photography. She also loves history, meeting new people, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

To schedule an appointment with Stefanie, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Nji Fru, FNP

 

Practicing Since: May 2017

 

Issues Served: Medication Management, ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Disability, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Seniors, Couples, Families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Nji has an extensive track record of achievement in administering medical /psychiatric services with diverse populations including pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Nji is able to provide patient care for any type of psychiatric disorder.

 

About: Nji has been a Nurse Practitioner with Prince Georges County Health Department where his primary focus is on providing leadership in the areas of mental health, addiction treatment, patient management, clinical experience, mentoring/developing staff, and effective multi-tasking to meet organizational goals.

 

Nji possesses a robust career history in meeting with patients to identify medical treatment requirements, gather pertinent data, and determine best-process medical/psychiatric strategies to handle their concerns. In his years as a Nurse Practitioner, Nji has built a solid track record of success in the areas of family medicine, team management, and flawless executions of patient care. His focus on these specialties will allow him to provide expert medical services to his patients.

 

Nji enjoys functioning as a presenter, liaison, and leader—his patients continually recognize him for his attention to details and his ability to actively listen to and address their concerns with a fresh yet grounded approach to medical treatments and working within the medical guidelines to achieve their treatment objectives.

*Offers Video Appointments

 

To schedule an appointment with Nji, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Lauretha Vargas, PhD, LCPC, CAC-AD


Practicing Since:
 2006

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Sexual), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Blended Family, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Marital/Premarital, Military/Families of Military, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Workplace Issues, Spiritual and Religious Problems

 

Special Populations Served: Adults, Couples, Families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Lauretha offers a highly personalized approach tailored specifically to each person, while utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy, integrated with Spiritual Principles (as requested) in order to build strength and personal growth.

 

About: Being deeply touched by the lost, helpless, and hopeless people existing in all parts of society today, Lauretha decided to roll up her sleeves and get to work. As a therapist, she is confident with the services she offers, in order to help one obtain a better insight into his or her problems or situations that may lead to a rewarding solution, such as, helping one reach desired goals that would bring him or her one step closer to their well-being. Lauretha will work to help conquer any life challenges by unearthing long-standing negative thoughts and behavior patterns that might be blocking the experience of a more fulfilling and abundant life.

 

Lauretha has over 25 years of experience specializing in addictions, mental health, spiritual and religious issues, and more. She works with a broad spectrum of clients helping them in their desire to close the gap between where they are right now and where they want to be in the future.

 

Lauretha has spoken at international, national and local conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of spirituality, counseling skills, how to work with incarcerated persons, addicted individuals, and training entry-level correctional officers on inmates with problems of alcohol and other drug abuse

 

 

To schedule an appointment with Lauretha, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Teresa "Terri" Gable, LCPC

 

Practicing Since: 2000

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Sexual), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anxiety/Panic, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Disability, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Adults, Male, Female


What Clients Can Expect: Terri’s theory of counseling is based on client-centered and cognitive behavior therapy. Her purpose as a counselor is to bring clients to a place of wholeness emotionally and spiritually.

 

About: Terri Gable is an LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor) who has been practicing since 2000. She has experience as a mental health counselor and an addictions counselor.

 

To schedule an appointment with Terri, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Julia Henry McGovern, LCSW-C

 

Practicing Since: 2000

 

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Sexual), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Couples Intensive, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Military/Families of Military, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Children 6+, Adolescents, Adults, Male, Female, Couples, Families, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender, Military & their families


What Clients Can Expect: Julia believes that it is an honor to be allowed to get to know all who come to work with her, and she is grateful for each person allowing her to be a part of their lives for a time. Where we are in our healing process is different for each one of us and Julia honors those differences with each person and family she meets.

 

About: Julia completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1995 from West Chester University and then she obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Widener University in 1999. Julia has had her LCSW-C licensure since 2003. Julia has worked with various age groups and populations. Some of Julia’s past experiences include working within the child welfare system, group home settings, domestic violence and sexual abuse centers, school environments, and general outpatient mental health organizations. Julia works with a wide variety of issues and enjoys individual, family and group therapy.

 

To schedule an appointment with Julia, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Eular Murray Gibbs, LCSW-C

 

Eular Gibbs

 

Practicing Since: 1982

 

Issues: trauma, relationship struggles, grief, sexual abuse, trauma, divorce, blended families, panic, anxiety, depression, addictions

 

Special Populations Served: women, couples, same sex couples, family crises, adolescents

 

Disorders Served: mood disorders, eating disorders, ADD, ADHD

 

About: Eular is a Certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX, and a Bachelor's degree in Counseling Education and Psychology from South Carolina State University.

 

She has over 30 years experience developing counseling programs for, and delivering services to, the Partnership for Children and Families, District of Columbia Public School System, Cecil County (MD) Healthy Marriage Initiative, Alexandria (VA) Division of Social Services, and several faith-based organizations and agencies. Eular sponsors a "Women Empowerment" workshop and support group designed to enhance the spiritual growth and development of single and married women.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Eular, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

 

Glenda Flowers, LCPC

 

Practicing Since: 1997

 

Issues: addictions

 

Special Populations Served: adults, couples

 

About:

Glenda has over 15 years of experience providing direct services to adults, children, and families in the social services and criminal justice arenas. She holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Baltimore. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated where she is involved with various community based projects such as mentoring, organizing events, and volunteerism.

As an employee of The Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia (PSA), she is the supervisor for the Specialized Supervision Unit, a unit designed to supervise defendants diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness. She has over 10 years’ experience providing various mental health and substance use trainings, and, in 2012, was certified as a Mental Health First Aid Trainer. She has served as a case manager in PSA’s renowned Superior Court Drug Intervention Program (Drug Court) providing individual and group substance use counseling. Prior to joining PSA, she was a Treatment Counselor at Dismas Halfway House in Baltimore, and served as a Psychiatric Technician at Riverside Psychiatric Hospital in Newport News, VA.

 

Glenda is a dually Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Supervisory Alcohol and Drug Counselor. In 2007, she opened her own business, Pushing Forward Counseling Services, where she provides individual mental health and substance use services to adults and individuals employed by the Department of Transportation.

 

To schedule an appointment with Glenda, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

 

Robert Basler, LCSW-C

 

 

Practicing Since: 2002

 

Issues: trauma, panic, anxiety, depression, adoption, foster care

 

Special Populations Served: elementary age children, adolescents, adults, family

 

Disorders Served: ADD/ADHD

 

About:

 

A graduate of Loyola College in Maryland, the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and the University of Delaware Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities, Mr. Basler has over 18 years of experience assisting children, adolescents and their families live healthier, happier lives. He is currently a clinical supervisor in the Children's Guild outpatient and school-based mental health program; in addition, he has trained professionals and parents on topics such as attachment, trauma, foster care and adoption.

 

His experience with foster care, adoption, and children's mental health allows him to successfully treat issues such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. Mr. Basler also treats multiple forms of trauma, including complex trauma like child abuse and neglect as well as medical trauma.

 

Mr. Basler utilizes a strength-based, family-centered approach to treatment. He believes that everyone has the ability to grow and heal, and that, by engaging in positive relationships with others, everyone can reach their potential. He is trained in Solution Focused therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) therapy.

 

To schedule an appointment with Robert, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Kaitlan Reeves, LMSW

 

Practicing Since: 2018

 

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, OCD, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

 

Special Populations ServedChildren 3+, Adolescents, Families, Couples

 

What Clients Can Expect: Kaitlan adapts her clinical approach to meet the needs of her clients by utilizing a variety of approaches including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral, person-centered, dialectical behavioral, play interventions, strengths-based, solution-focused, family multi-generational approaches, and trauma-focused interventions. Kaitlan has a passion for helping others overcome traumatic stress and other life challenges, and loves to see the change and hope that becomes instilled in individuals.

 

About: Kaitlan has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in school-based programs, residential settings, in-home settings, and in a Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Center in the local area. In these settings, Kaitlan has specialized in the treatment of a variety of mental health disorders, including co-occurring disorders, as well as the treatment of domestic violence and sexual assault. Kaitlan also specializes in working with foster children and parents, as well as biological family members to the children in foster care. Kaitlan has offered crisis intervention services as well. Kaitlan earned both her BSW and MSW from Salisbury University and is currently licensed in MD as a Licensed Master Social Worker. 

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Kaitlan, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 
 

Hyunju (Hannah) Nielsen, LGMFT

 

Practicing Since: 2018

 

Other Languages Spoken: Korean

 

Issues Served: Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Blended Family Issues, Couples Intensive, Depression, Divorce, Infidelity, Marital/Premarital

 

Special Populations Served: Adults, Male, Female, Couples, Families, Blended Families, and their families


What Clients Can Expect: Hannah will walk with you in your journey by offering warmth, compassion and understanding. She will work together with you to bring changes that you wish to make and help you to be able to continue on your own so you can stand strong in the midst of difficult moments.

 

About: Hannah Nielsen earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland and her M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. During her internship at Fort Bliss Family Life Center and at Family Matters Coaching, she provided individual, group, and marriage counseling. Hannah is passionate about helping couples to build a safe and strong foundation through understanding each other better and developing relationship skills to stay connected. She believes every couple can have a good relationship. It takes time and effort but a great relationship is worth striving for. She also likes working with teenagers and with individuals who struggle with depression and anxiety. She applies Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focused Therapy in her counseling. She is a certified Prepare & Enrich facilitator and is trained in Gottman Method Couple’s Therapy Level 1. She has been married for 20 years and has two teenagers. She likes walking and spending time with family.

 

To schedule an appointment with Hannah, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Rachel Kendzejeski, LCSW-C

 

Practicing Since: 2008

 

Issues Served: Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family Issues, Career Counseling, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Distress Tolerance, Divorce, Emotional Wellness Skills & Life Coaching, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility & Family Planning, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Mindfulness & Grounding Techniques, Miscarriages, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Spirituality, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues, Women’s Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Children 6+, Adolescents, Adults, Elders (65+), Male, Female, Couples, Families (including Blended Families), Military (and their families)

 

Experience with trauma counseling with first responders, i.e. fire fighters, paramedics, and police officers as well as active military, veterans, and their families.

 

What Clients Can Expect: As a clinician, it is important to Rachel that her clients feel empowered and supported throughout their counseling experience. Every client has unique and complex life experiences which have led them to seek help through the counseling relationship.  It is a priority for Rachel’s clinical practice that she adapts her clinical interventions to meet the needs of her clients and that they experience a nonjudgmental, supportive, and individualized, person-centered therapy atmosphere. Throughout the counseling experience, she partners with her clients to develop treatment goals and personal goals for them to work through and collaborates with them to enhance personal insights, self-worth, and self-confidence.

 

Rachel utilizes CBT techniques, Mindfulness skills practice, Trauma Informed Care, Solution-Focused, Narrative-, and Person-Centered modalities, and Dialectical perspectives to provide a variety of evidenced based treatment options. Every person’s therapy experience should focus on what they identify as their personal goals and needs. Rachel works to provide a holistic, strengths-based, and person-centered therapy experience for her clients.

 

About: Considering therapy can be a scary and overwhelming process. Often the people Rachel sees are experiencing intense emotional distress with episodes of hopelessness, worthlessness, and anxiety with chronic worry and despair. Rachel works hard to meet her clients where they are in their distress and provide a safe, empathetic, and judgment-free space for healing. Her hope is for her clients to feel comfortable to learn and apply new therapy skills to improve self-worth, navigate distressing symptoms, enrich family, social, occupational, and spiritual relationships, and embrace a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.

 

To schedule an appointment with Rachel, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Nelly Molano, CRNP-Family

 

Practicing Since: 2000

 

Other Languages Spoken: French & Spanish

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Sexual), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family Issues, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Couples, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Menopause, Miscarriages, OCD, ODD, Oncology, Personality Disorders, PTSD, SAD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sex Therapy (including Low Libido and Women’s Sexual Medicine), Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families (including Blended Families), Same Sex Relationship, Transgender

 

What Clients Can Expect: Nelly brings to clinic a humanistic philosophy for both mind and body and an abiding commitment to individualized, personalized, comprehensive care for patients using both pharmacological and behavioral methods to treat common mental health issues. She aims to service the individual across the lifespan and their family members in a variety of settings and roles. Application of classic theories, research evidence, and a holistic bio-psycho-social-spiritual-cultural approach to clinical management application allows her to provide a comprehensive framework to care that also emphasizes health promotion and risk prevention.

 

About: While Nelly is a generalist trained as a Family Nurse Practitioner, she has 18 years of specialization working with women addressing across their hormonal and affective disorders within the reproductive and postmenopausal needs. She has her Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and is currently licensed in MD as an M.S.N. and C.R.N.P.

 

To schedule an appointment with Nelly, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Courtnee Wright, LCSW-C

 

Practicing Since: 2013

 

Disorders Served: Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Codependency, Depression, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents (Males 17+, Females 14+), Adults, Couples, Families, Same Sex Relationships, Transgender

 

What Clients Can Expect: Courtnee believes in creating a comfortable atmosphere and allowing clients to express themselves at their own pace. She believes that creating a healthy therapeutic relationship is essential because if the rapport is unable to develop then the relationship cannot continue to grow.

 

About: Courtnee has received training in the area trauma and plans to continue on building her understanding about the most efficient ways to treat trauma. She enjoys working with female adolescents who are 14 or older and males who are 17 years of age or older. A few treatment techniques she uses are: CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness therapies.

 

To schedule an appointment with Courtnee, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Stefanie Plitt, LCSW-C

 

Practicing Since: 2008

 

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Children 3+, Adolescents, Adults, Families, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender, Military & their families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Stefanie’s gift for helping others, and unique understanding of children and adolescents, has led her to provide individual and family counseling at Safe Harbor’s Center for Child & Adolescent therapy. Although Stefanie’s therapeutic orientation is eclectic in nature, she gravitates towards interpersonal, solution-focused and cognitive behavioral perspectives. This helps clients to understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact and introduce interventions to improve the overall quality of life. Stefanie believes the relationship between a therapist and client is an essential component of the process. Her priority is to create a safe and non-judgmental environment that allows for the most effective work towards treatment goals.

 

About: Stefanie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park. Soon after, she went on to earn her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work with a concentration in clinical mental health. Stefanie continues to work on her education and has obtained advanced training in evidence-based practices including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and PracticeWise Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP). Stefanie is also currently working towards the goal to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). Stefanie resides in Bel Air with her husband and two cats.

 

To schedule an appointment with Stefanie, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Jessica Ives, LCPC

 

Jessica Ives

 

Practicing Since: 2003

 

Issues: ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, OCD, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Children 3+, Adults, Blended families, Couples

 

About: Jessica has a passion for working with children ages 2 and up, adults, and families. She is a registered Play Therapist through the Association of Play Therapists and has experience working in various settings including private practice, public and private schools, and the court system. Jessica uses an eclectic approach to therapy by focusing on the client’s needs and what works for them, meaning each client is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

 Jessica has been married since 1999, and has two children. She is also the founder of a 501(c)3 nonprofit that helps families and the medical community; this became a passion of her’s when her son had to have brain surgery in June 2013.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Jessica, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Linda Davis, LCSW-C

 

Practicing Since: 1998

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anxiety/Panic, Attachment Issues, Behavioral Issues, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Parenting, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Sexual Abuse, Spirituality, Stress Management, Trauma

 

Special Populations ServedAdults, Survivors of domestic violence, those suffering from addiction themselves or in a family member, Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, Former inmates, HIV/AIDS patients

 

What Clients Can Expect: Linda is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) working with trauma survivors for 35 years. She has experience with the Developmental Needs Strategy, as well as Sexual Health in Recovery. Her passion is helping people change in ways that improve their lives. She always emphasizes that healing is possible.

 

About: Linda Davis is a licensed Social Worker in Maryland who received her Bachelors in Psychology from UMBC and her masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland.  She has worked extensively with family members of addicts/alcoholics at Ashley Addictions Program and with Celebrating Families. She is experienced working at an IOP program for alcoholics/addicts, and at the Harford County Health Department where she did individual and group sessions at the Harford County Detention Center.

 

To schedule an appointment with Linda, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Melanie Sipes, LCPC

 

 

Practicing Since: 2015

 

Issues Served: Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Same-Sex Relationship, Transgender

 

What Clients Can Expect: Melanie uses a person-centered approach incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness techniques as well as methods drawn from decision making skills, communication skills and stress management. Melanie practices from a supportive, solution-focused approach to allow for the client to meet his/her goals and specific needs.

 

About: Melanie’s prior experience includes intensive outpatient treatment/psychotherapy with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, personality disorder, PTSD, anger management, self-esteem issues, major life changes, grief and loss, and substance use/abuse. Melanie enjoys working with clients using a compassionate and collaborative approach; the client is part of their own treatment team. Melanie tries to meet the client where they’re at by utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions that are appropriately tailored to each client. Melanie sees therapy as a collaborative approach with her contributing my professional input foundationally to help clients achieve their goals.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

To schedule an appointment with Melanie, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Eric Kuessner, LCSW-C, CPRP

 


Practicing Since:
 2017

 

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Substance Abuse i.e. drugs/alcohol), Addiction (Sexual), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/selfworth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

 

Special Populations ServedChildren 3+, Adolescents, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender

 

What Clients Can Expect: Eric uses an eclectic approach with the clients he serves. In addition, Eric will utilize play therapy techniques, sand tray techniques, and is currently integrating Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into his practice.

 

About: Eric Kuessner earned his BSW and MSW in Social Work from Salisbury University. Eric has been in the field working with high needs populations for several years. He has experience working with ages 4 through the life span. Eric has provided services in various settings such as: outpatient clinic, residential, and school-based. Eric has experience delivering individual, group, and family counseling. Eric is currently licensed in the State of Maryland as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counselor (CPRP).

To schedule an appointment with Eric, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Elizabeth Aitken, LGPC

 


Practicing Since:
 2018

 

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Military/Families of Military, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues, Spiritual Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Adults (18+), Couples, Family, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender

 

What Clients Can Expect: Beth believes that people are complex and integrated beings with unique needs of mind, body, and spirit. Beth believes that the relationship between the counselor and the client is critical to therapy. She feels it is important for clients to feel safe and to know there is a compassionate listener who will walk with the client through their journey toward healing. Beth uses a variety of approaches based upon the needs of the client and will work with the client to determine what strategies work best for him/her. Some of the strategies that Beth uses with clients include: cognitive behavioral, person-centered, motivational interviewing, acceptance-commitment, solution-focused, mindfulness, strengths-based, and trauma-focused interventions.

 

About: Beth is a native Marylander and after 30 years in education, Beth earned her M.S. in Education in Mental Health Counseling from McDaniel College. Beth completed her internship in mental health counseling at an out-patient mental health clinic providing individual and group therapy for children, adolescents and adults for a variety of mental health issues including: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, sexual abuse and trauma, LGBTQ issues, personality disorders, and persistent mental illness. Beth is particularly interested in the area of spirituality and spiritual related trauma. She currently holds a Maryland Graduate Professional Counselor License.

In her spare time, Beth enjoys reading, hiking, playing volleyball, and spending time with extended family. Beth is passionate about her faith and is active in her church community, serving in a variety of ministries.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

To schedule an appointment with Beth, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Benjamin Spearman, LGPC

 


Practicing Since:
 2015

 

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Borderline Personality Disorder, Codependency, Depression, Eating Disorders, Infidelity, Marital/Premarital, Self-esteem/Self-worth, Suicidal Ideation, Religious/Spiritual Challenges

 

Special Populations ServedAdolescents 13+, Adults, Married Couples

 

What Clients Can Expect: Ben’s focus is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) but he tends to be eclectic in his approach to therapeutic intervention. His passion is to see clients set free from negative emotional and cognitive patterns, allowing them to be the best versions of themselves.

 

About: Ben has worked in pastoral care for over a decade, providing support and spiritual direction for adolescents, adults, and married couples. Ben earned his B.S. in Ministry from Emmanuel College and his M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University.  Ben and his wife Christina have been married for 15 years. They have one precocious three-year-old, the best dog ever, and lots of dreams. Ben loves music, people, and exercising when his schedule allows.

To schedule an appointment with Ben, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Kathleen Cogan, LCPC

 

Practicing Since: 2003

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Sexual), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic, Attachment Disorder, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family Issues, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Disability, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Children 4+, Adolescents, Adults, Families (including Blended Families), Same Sex Relationship, Transgender, Military & their families, Couples with Trauma

 

What Clients Can Expect: Katie’s approach to counseling sessions focuses on honoring her client’s life experience, while focusing on the strengths they bring into the sessions. Katie specializes in trauma and grief with children, teenagers, and adults and she has advanced training in art therapy (for children and adults), play therapy, attachment disorder, Motivational Interviewing, and DBT. Katie believes when people go through serious life events they are changed for the better with active listening, empathy, and unconditional love.

 

To schedule an appointment with Katie, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Natalie Williams, LGPC

 


Practicing Since:
 2018

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, Oncology, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Females, Couples, Families (included Blended Families)

 

What Clients Can Expect: Trust and building a strong therapeutic relationship is extremely important to Natalie. She understands that coming to therapy alone can be challenging and may cause anxiety however, she strives to provide a safe, relaxing atmosphere that helps client become more at ease and open to the counseling process. Natalie’s hope is to journey with each client along a pathway that helps them resolve innermost conflicts and challenges. It is important to Natalie that each of her clients are able to live their best life and are able to be their best self.

 

About: Natalie has worked with children (school-age), adolescents, adults and their families.  She has three years’ experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Her experience has helped her formulate a deep understanding of a how life circumstances and health challenges impact their wellbeing. She has attending trainings on how trauma and its affects on a person’s life. She is passionate about her work and believes that an authentic relationship with her clients is essential in them developing greater self-awareness that leads to healing, change and positive growth. To help her clients, Natalie uses a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT), client-centered, and solution-focused, just to name a few.

Natalie has a Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling from Loyola University Maryland, a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Notre Dame of Maryland University with a concentration in direct care and she also majored in Religious Studies. In addition, she has an Associates of Applied Science in Human Services from Community College of Baltimore County with a concentration in counseling and mental health. Natalie has one adult son who she raised as a single mother and she enjoys being a grandmother to her two grandchildren. In her free time, Natalie enjoys sewing, crocheting, painting and designing jewelry. She has also used these crafts in her counseling room when appropriate.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

To schedule an appointment with Natalie, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

James "Jim" O'Neill, LCPC

 


Practicing Since:
 2010

 

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career  Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Loss/Abandonment, Military/Families of Military, OCD, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sleep/Insomnia, Trauma

 

Special Populations ServedChildren 6+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Same-Sex Relationship, Military & their families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Clients can expect someone who will listen, is kind, nonjudgmental, and motivating to help them reach their goals.

 

About: Jim has a strong interest in Mindfulness Based Interventions and compassion training. He is a qualified teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with the Center for Mindfulness at The University of California at San Diego Medical School. Jim also has interests in performance training with mindfulness, compassion, and resilience for athletes, first responders, and those with high stress occupations, including military veterans.

Prior to becoming a licensed counselor, Jim worked as a teacher in special education at the Kennedy Krieger Institute working with children with Autism and served as an English teacher in Bangladesh as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Helping others overcome challenges is a motivation to Jim since his oldest sister has special needs. Having spent several years in Asia, Jim also loves to travel.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Jim, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Denise Adams, LCPC

 

Practicing Since: 2011

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations ServedChildren 10+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Same Sex Relationships, Transgender

 

What Clients Can Expect: Denise adapts her clinical approach to match the needs of her clients by utilizing a variety of techniques and theories. She uses cognitive behavioral, person-centered, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, family multi-generational approaches, strengths-based, and trauma-focused interventions.

AboutDenise graduated with a Masters in school counseling from McDaniel college. From there, she expanded her education and experience to earn her LCPC. She is trained in trauma focused and crisis intervention techniques. She has done work with Intimate Partner Violence and sexual assault victims for several years. Denise has 5 children and lives with her husband and kids in Sykesville MD.  

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Denise, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Channing Clark, LCPC


Practicing Since:
 2014

 

Issues Served: Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Depression

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents 13+, Adults

 

What Clients Can Expect: Since Channing is a writer, poet, and playwright she loves to include writing and creative arts in her work with clients. She typically utilizes cognitive behavioral, person-centered, solution focused, and mindfulness approaches within therapy sessions. Channing enjoys creating an atmosphere where clients can identify and become their true selves. She believes that sometimes experiences in life can taint one’s genuine self and cause them to develop defense mechanisms that prevent their true nature from being shared with the world. Channing has a passion for helping others to navigate through life's experiences and difficulties in order to embrace and nurture their true identity. Clients can expect to be in a nonjudgmental environment where they can be heard and free to express themselves.

 

About: Channing has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years in various roles including case manager, community support specialist, and mental health therapist. Channing has a Bachelor’s degree in Family Science and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling.

 

 

To schedule an appointment with Channing, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Steve Osterhout, LCSW-C


Practicing Since:
 1987

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Sexual), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, OCD, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations ServedAdolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Military/Families of Military

 

What Clients Can Expect: Steve believes the best and most important component to the therapy process is in successfully developing a partnership in the process towards change. Through such relationships, there is great opportunity for healing, adjusting beliefs, and making significant changes to overall patterns of functioning. This is particularly relevant when understanding and embracing the possibility for transformation. Regardless of the circumstance, he steadfastly believes circumstances can change for the better. Life is a journey often fraught with danger and opportunity. Negotiating the path along the way often can be done more successfully when not walking alone.

 

About: Steve has been providing therapy for the past 25 years, having graduated from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 1988. He received his BA in Social Work from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1985. Steve has provided a variety of social work services in the communities where he has worked, including many community and school-based programs.

 

To schedule an appointment with Steve, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 Sabrina Lueth Walker, LCSW-C

 

 

Practicing Since: 2008

 

Issues: ADD/ADHD, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Oncology, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Children (6-11), Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Individuals with Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries, Medical Conditions, and Amputees

 

About: Sabrina obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Rutgers University in 2008. Her undergraduate degree, also from Rutgers, is in Exercise Science and Sports Studies through which she began her career in healthcare and health promotion. Her clinical experience centers around those recovering from traumatic injuries and illnesses, those learning to manage chronic medical conditions and those healing from loss. As a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, she finds great satisfaction in helping clients move beyond the pain caused by loss of any kind.

 

With a warm, collaborative and motivational approach, Sabrina partners with her clients to identify unseen obstacles serving as barriers to reaching goals, managing difficult circumstances, experiencing satisfying relationships and living the abundant life. What may seem insurmountable at the time can become attainable as one heals from past hurts, gains knowledge and insight and learns new skills in a supportive and encouraging environment. 

 

Sabrina believes in treating the whole person by addressing issues of the heart (feelings), mind (thoughts), body (health) and soul. She treats from a strengths-based, insight-oriented, in your corner perspective. She has received training in CBT, DBT, Trauma Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Emotional Regulation.

 

To schedule an appointment with Sabrina, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

 

Wen "Shang" Ji, LGPC

 

Practicing Since: 2016

Other Languages: Mandarin

Issues Served: Anxiety/Panic, Depression, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Peer Relationships, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self-esteem/Self-Worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Trauma

Special Populations Served: Adults, Female, Couples, Families, Mandarin speaking clients, American Born Chinese, Asian Americans

What Clients Can Expect: Shang believes clients know themselves the best. She is a person who uses professional strategies to walk side by side with each unique individual to help them reach their therapeutic goals.

 

Shang utilizes various therapeutic interventions such as Family Systems Theory, Psychodynamic, Theory, Experiential Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral, Insight Oriented, Structural Family Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, and many other modalities based on the need and pace of the client.

Sometimes the client can be eager to look for solutions of problems, yet ignore the fact that without finding the root of the problem, solutions only work temporarily. When a person loses their voice, it can affect the power of being themselves, the strength of being vulnerable, the eyes of seeing their own beauty, and the confidence of getting what they long for. They will soon realize that they are busy fixing “problems” one after another. In sessions, Wen may encourage her clients to walk down the valley to meet the past hurts and shame; she may encourage to revisit some painful memories the client never intend to revisit, but she will walk side by side with them to do all of this hard work as it is necessary for healing.

 

To schedule an appointment with Shang, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Dianne Fisher, LCPC


Practicing Since:
 2010

 

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Life Transitions, Loss/Abandonment, Self-esteem/Self-worth, Spiritual Issues, Stress Management

 

Special Populations Served: Adults, Adolescents

 

What Clients Can Expect: Dianne’s counseling approach incorporates a variety of therapeutic principles to create a treatment program to meet the specific needs of the client with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client-Centered Therapy. Dianne believes counseling is a collaborative effort between the counselor and the client; A meaningful change can be achieved through commitment, hard work, honesty, and time. Establishing a positive trusting relationship will facilitate an opportunity for healing past hurts, thus allowing clients to understand themselves better, set personal goals, and be supported in a safe, non-judgmental environment which will facilitate a positive transformation of a healthy, integrated fulfilled life.

 

All information shared in therapy is confidential. The counselor does not release information about a client without the client's written permission, except in the case of imminent danger to self or others, suspected of child/dependent abuse, court order or where otherwise required by law.

 

About: Dianne is a Maryland Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Masters of Science Degree in Pastoral Counseling; 2010 graduate of Loyola University Maryland - accredited by the American Counseling Association CACREP (Council for the Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs). Dianne received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Fairleigh Dickerson University in 1976.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Dianne, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Aliya Mullins, LCPC


Practicing Since:
 2004

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Sexual Abuse, Trauma

 

Special Populations ServedAdults, Couples, Families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Aliya uses a strengths-based approach to help individuals recognize their strengths and abilities. She uses a blend of cognitive behavioral interventions to help individuals reframe perspectives and build self-confidence. Her treatment philosophy is that no issue is too great to overcome.

 

About: Aliya has worked with survivors of trauma and individuals with addiction for over 10 years.  She has received training as an addiction specialist as well as in problem gambling. She enjoys assisting individuals in navigating the journey self-discovery and self-acceptance.

 

To schedule an appointment with Aliya, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Marie Celano, LCPC

 

Practicing Since: 2008

 

Issues Served: Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Blended Family issues, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, OCD, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Children 6+, Adolescents, Adults, Male, Female, Couples, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender


What Clients Can Expect: Counseling provides an integrated approach that has prepared Marie to meet the psychological needs of individuals, families, and organizations. Marie is equipped with a wide range of methods to help others bounce back from stress and live life to the fullest. In addition to her specialized training, she utilizes mindfulness, relaxation, journaling, and expressive therapies to enhance healing. She looks forward to partnering with you in your journey towards recovery.

 

About: Marie Celano is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University. Marie has worked with children, at-risk youth, young adults, couples, families, and older adults. While working at Job Corps, Ft. Meade, Baltimore County Schools, and the Samaritan Women, she interacted with many victims of abuse and trauma.

Marie's experiences have led her to obtain further training in PTSD in order to help bring healing and life transformation. Additional training includes Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Regent University’s Heart Model, and the Traumatology Institute. Currently she is enrolled in the Allender Center’s Advanced Counseling Certificate program for understanding and engaging the impact of trauma and abuse.

 

To schedule an appointment with Marie, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Jacqueline Benton, LGPC

 

 

Practicing Since: 2014

 

Issues Served: Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Codependency, Couples Intensive, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Self-esteem/self-worth

 

Special Populations Served: Adults, Women, Couples, Families, Adolescents

 

What Clients Can Expect: Jackie believes a positive relationship between a therapist and client is essential to the therapeutic process and she creates a compassionate, collaborative, empathetic and comfortable atmosphere which helps clients feel free to explore and express themselves. 

Women’s issues: Jackie is passionate about counseling women as well as coaching to help them identify their strengths, celebrate their uniqueness, and pursue their dreams with confidence.

Marital and Pre-marital issues: She also addresses marital and pre-marital issues; a trained facilitator with SYMBIS®, (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts).

 

About: Working in private and community settings, Jackie integrates various counseling methods and techniques tailored to the individual needs of each client and has especially pulled from elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and psychodynamic approaches to help clients to move forward from past inhibiting issues, reframe their narrative, and develop strategies that empower them toward a hopeful future.

Jackie is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland and holds a Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She is also a Certified Life Coach with the ICF accredited Life Coach Institute of Orange County.  She continues professional and educational development in areas such as CBT, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, marital issues.

 

Jackie has been married to her husband for 35 years and they have three adult children and four young grandchildren.  She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, writing and mentoring adolescent and young ladies.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Jackie, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Jonathan Le, LGPC

 

Issues Served: Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Suicidal Ideation

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Male, Female, Couples, Families, Same Sex Relationship

 

What Clients Can Expect: Jonathan has an eclectic approach to counseling and believes that it’s important to individualize and tailor the counseling approach to each client. He draws from multiple theoretical models including cognitive behavioral therapy, emotions-focused therapy, narrative therapy, and person-centered therapy. He practices from an integrative approach. Jonathan also enjoys working with individuals that struggle with spiritual issues related to their faith. He enjoys working with adults and adolescents.

 

About: Jonathan received his BA in Psychology and MA in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. Shortly after graduation, he attended Dallas Theological Seminary. Through various ministry residency and leadership roles, Jonathan actively participated in both pastoral and discipleship ministries within his local church. Jonathan has nearly 7 years of experience working in crisis intervention and suicide prevention settings, counseling those that suffer from depression. He has a strong desire for counseling clients that battle with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse addictions, identity issues, grief, and spiritual issues.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Jonathan, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

April Martin, LCSW-C

 

Practicing Since: 2012

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Depression, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Male, Female

 

What Clients Can Expect: April’s goal is to offer a safe and welcoming environment for individuals to share their stories and challenges. What she enjoys most about working with individuals is supporting them through their journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth. April believes in a client-centered, strengths-based approach. She utilizes eclectic therapy techniques based on the client's needs and where they are.

 

About: April received her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked in various settings including elementary and middle schools, residential facilities, and treatment foster care providing therapy and counseling to children and families since 2012.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with April, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Wanda Scott, LCSW-C


Practicing Since:
 1999

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Military/Families of Military, Oncology, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Military & their families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Wanda provides compassionate, and competent care to her clients. Her theoretical framework is eclectic with leanings toward cognitive behavioral and strengths models.

 

About: Wanda Scott is a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. She earned her Bachelor degree in Psychology from Salisbury State University in 1995 and her Masters of Social Work from Howard University in 1998. She has worked in a variety of settings such as outpatient clinics, hospitals, and private practice. Her focus has been working with people with chronic mental illness and helping them to recognize and manage their symptoms. She has also been instrumental with people dealing with life transitions such as grief/loss, and relationship problems.

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Wanda, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Rosalyn Ceasar, LGPC


Practicing Since:
 2018

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, Oncology, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Adults, Couples, Families, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender

 

What Clients Can Expect: Rosalyn’s focus in therapy is to help the client gain and be able to operate from a position of strength so as to be able to “stand” mentally and emotionally. The goal is to help the client gain the skills to be better able to weather the challenges they are facing and increase their ability to “see” their way forward.

 

About: Rosalyn has a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Trinity Washington University. She has worked with clients dealing with a range of challenges including trauma, crisis depression, anxiety, grief and loss. She adapts her clinical approach to meet the needs of her clients using a variety of approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), strength-based, solution-focused, person-centered, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness techniques.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Rosalyn, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Sterling Hawkins, LCSW-C

 

Practicing Since: 1989

 

Issues Served: Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Caregiver Burden, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Hospice, Life Transitions, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, OCD, Oncology

 

Special Populations Served: Adults, Seniors, Couples, Families, Same Sex Relationship

 

What Clients Can Expect: Sterling has been a practitioner for over 25 years and in part-time private practice since 2011. He holds a Masters of Social Work degree and is licensed in the District of Columbia and Maryland and is certified by the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. His underlying philosophy and orientation come from working with seniors and their families, and performing individual, couples, family, and group therapy for those who suffer with mild cognitive impairment and adjustment issues related to transition and loss. Sterling uses an eclectic mix of therapeutic techniques which include psychodynamic approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, emotionally focused therapy, journaling, photo-therapy, relaxation, and mindfulness techniques. These methods work well together to help establish stability, develop healthy relationships, and manage difficult emotions. Sterling creates a supportive environment of empathy, trust, confidence and success when working with his clients.

 

About: Sterling has worked in a variety of settings. His primary experience was established in Acute Care Medicine and home-based Primary Care at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC where he has worked with aging veterans and their families to educate and provide behavioral health services. Preceding his work with the VA, he worked in private-sector Home Health; Inpatient Mental Health; and in the recent past as a Behavioral Consultant for the Maryland Department of Social Services Medicaid Waiver Program for at-risk seniors. Sterling enjoys working with seniors and their families, and believes nothing helps you understand more about what's truly important in life than working with others through struggles you do not share or challenges you may eventually encounter. Seniors have traveled much farther along life's journey and they have a lot to teach us about what matters most and how to shape values, define purpose, identity, and hope. Learning about the aging process enables us to set priorities in our lives by spending time and doing things with those that matter most. Sterling is a native Washingtonian, and resident of Silver Spring, MD where he lives with his wife. He is a student of traditional African percussion, participates in local drum-circles, and enjoys writing and reading non-fiction documentary.

 

To schedule an appointment with Sterling, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Linda Buckmon, LCPC

 

Linda Buckmon

 

Practicing Since: 2008

 

Issues: ADD/ADHD, Substance Dependence, CBT, Process Addictions, EMDR, Panic/Anxiety/Depression, PTSD, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Adults, Couples, Family

 

About: Dr. Buckmon is the CEO, and founder of Transcending Psychological Services, LLC, where she offers therapeutic services for mind, body, and spirit. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Bachelor Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice, and Associate Degree in General Studies with a concentration in English.

 

She is also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Level II, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Dr. Buckmon has more than thirty years of training and experience working with substance abuse, mental health, and traumatic stress as a clinician and training provider.

 

Dr. Buckmon has brought traumatology into forensic settings and have worked with difficult populations including criminal offenders. Dr. Buckmon utilizes an integrated, holistic approach based on the individual need of each person. Dr. Buckmon active in her community volunteering in various advocacy activities through her sorority Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

 

Dr. Buckmon holds the philosophy that an individual can go above or beyond (a limit, expectation, etc..) and reach a quality of excellence.  She assists each unique individual with establishing personal goals and she will work with you fervently to pursue your goals. 

 

To schedule an appointment with Linda, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Stacey Lundquist, LGPC 

 

 

Practicing Since: 2015 

 

Issues: Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Couples Intensive, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement (Loved Ones & Pets), Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, Oncology, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Offense, Sleep/Insomnia, Spiritual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Testing/Evaluation, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Same Sex Relationships, Individuals with special work related scheduling needs (second or third shift appointments and Saturdays), Families, Military/Veterans and their families

 

What clients can expect: Change is difficult. At times we look to others to assist us in making the changes in our lives, our relationships, and in ourselves. Stacey believes that everyone needs someone to talk to and work through major change at some point in their lives. As a therapist, she is blessed to walk beside her clients as they journey through the change that life has presented. Using a variety of treatments such as Assessment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client-Focused modalities, Stacey works diligently to bring clients to a better place. The bravest first step that you can take is picking up the phone and making that counseling appointment. “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.  Knowing that the client is the person who knows the most about what they are going through, they can expect a listening ear and someone who respects their ability to make changes for a better life. And that, Stacey will apply the latest research and training in the field of counseling to their case, working side-by-side to ease the emotional pain they are experiencing. 

 

About: Stacey is certified in the SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) assessment and program.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Stacey, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

 

Francesca Montgomery, LCPC

 

Practicing Since: 2016

 

Issues: ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Depression, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm

Special Populations Served: Children 3+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Same-Sex Relationship, Transgender

 

What Clients Can Expect: Francesca believes that therapy should be person-centered. She allows the client to lead most sessions in order to encourage self-discovery. Francesca likes to use the beginning sessions with her clients to build a good rapport, and then assist them in navigating through life.

 

*Offers video counseling

To schedule an appointment with Francesca, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Gretchen Williams, LCPC

 

 

Practicing Since: 2003

 

Issues: ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Couples Intensive, Depression, Divorce, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, Self-esteem/self-worth, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Gretchen is a compassionate and empathetic therapist that motivates, encourages, and challenges her clients to focus on improvements that lead to positive change. She employs a variety of techniques to guide her clients to wholeness, mental health, and sobriety. She is client-centered and psychodynamic in her approach with them. Clients know that the treatment setting is a safe place to reveal brokenness and seek wholeness.

 

About: Gretchen completed graduate school at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where she obtained a Master of Divinity Degree in Psychology and Counseling. Gretchen did her undergraduate studies at Xavier University of Louisiana. Gretchen’s 15 years of professional experience includes inpatient therapy to adults with mental illness and substance abuse concerns, grief counseling, school-based mental health, trauma treatment of incarcerated females, and counseling to children and adolescents in the foster care system in addition to providing outpatient services to individuals, couples, and families. In her personal time, Gretchen enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Gretchen, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

 

Martha Kent, LGPC

 

 

Practicing Since: 2015

 

Issues: ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Veterans, Same Sex Relationship

 

What Clients Can Expect: Martha provides a holistic therapeutic approach to help clients manage life transitions. She believes in creating goals to help clients realize their strengths and find appropriate solutions to situations. Clients can expect a warm empathetic counseling who will help them build on their strengths, develop new skills, and reach their personal goals.

 

To schedule an appointment with Martha, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Kristin Discepolo, LCPC

 

Practicing Since: 2001

 

Issues Served: Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, OCD, Oncology, PTSD, Suicidal Ideation

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Family, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender

 

About: Kristin has done a lot of work with crisis intervention for patients and their families. Kristin graduated with her Masters in Counseling from Loyola College in Maryland. Kristin is also a Board Certified Music Therapist and received her music therapy training from Radford University.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Kristin, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Krystle Tinsley, LMSW

 

 

Practicing Since: 2010

 

Issues Served: Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Sexual), Adoption/foster care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral issues, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Codependency, Couples Intensive, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, PTSD, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Sex therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma 

 

Special Populations Served: Children 3+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Same Sex Relationships, Transgender, Military and Families, Veterans regardless of discharge.

 

What Clients Can Expect: Clients can expect an open non-judgmental environment to process their chief complaint. Therapy is a delicate environment in which you are able to present as yourself. Therapy is typically conducted in office but telehealth services are an option for persons with busier schedules and in need of later evening appointments. Krystle values the thoughts and opinions of her clients and is open to suggestions regarding therapeutic approach.

 

About: Krystle Tinsley is a licensed graduate social worker and a Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps veteran. Krystle’s professional experience includes work as a triage consultant, family, couples, and individual therapist and resource coordinator. Krystle has received training in CBT, CPT, PE, Military Sexual Trauma, Life Skills Crisis Intervention and Interdisciplinary Geriatric Treatment.  

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Krystle, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Curtis Clair, LGPC


Practicing Since:
 2018

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Sexual), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Conduct Disorder, Couples Intensive, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Marital/Premarital, Military/Families of Military, OCD, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation

 

Special Populations ServedAdolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Military/Family of Military, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender

 

What Clients Can Expect: Congratulations on taking the first step in dealing with the issue(s) that may be affecting you. This is the first step in getting the necessary coping strategies needed for you to continue to move forward. Curtis believes that all things have a beginning and an end. Everything in the middle of those two points is the walk that we must make in order to have a successful end and accomplish the goals that we set out to achieve. Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other integrative treatments, Curtis with work together with you to meet your goals.

 

About: Curtis has clinical experience working with individuals ranging in age from 11 to 60 and in many different areas such as anxiety, depression, work or home challenges, developing and maintaining social and interpersonal relationships, PTSD, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse just to name a few. In addition, he has worked with heterosexual clients as well as individuals within the LGBTQ community. Curtis provides a non-judgmental environment that promotes wellness, stability, mental and emotional health.

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Curtis, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Briana Slade, LMSW

 

Practicing Since: 2016

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Blended Family Issues, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Domestic Violence, Familial Issues, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Children 3+, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Couples, Elderly, Male, Female, Military & Veterans, Parents, Families (including Blended Families), Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence Survivors

 

What Clients Can Expect: Briana likes to utilize client-focused therapy overall, while combining psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral techniques. She realizes and appreciates that each client is unique and she likes to spend the first session hearing her client’s story. From there, she will build goals with her client and work at their pace. Briana believes listening with compassion is the best therapeutic tool and makes sure to end each session with the individual to experience some form of relief. Pain leads individuals to seek therapy to process what's going on inside of them and that pain can be processed through therapy such as - mindfulness exercises, art, writing narratives, and role playing. Building trust is Briana’s main priority, so as she is using her clinical knowledge, she will not talk over the client's head. She is driven to communicate clinically and professionally but with genuineness so that each client feels safe and on equal footing.

 

About: Briana earned her B.S. from University of Maryland College Park, and her MSW from University of Maryland, Baltimore. She holds a MD license as a Licensed Master Social Worker. She has a diverse client history including children in both home and school-based settings, geriatric care, adolescents, and adults navigating the onset or maintenance of behavioral health issues. She is passionate about working with individuals who struggle with mental health because so often their pain can go unseen and unaddressed. Briana currently works for the Department of Social Services in direct service with foster care youth and their families. In her spare time, she loves to read and hike.

 

To schedule an appointment with Briana, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Gbola Oladele, CRNP-PMH

 

Practicing Since: 2018

 

Issues Served:Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Sexual), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, OCD, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-harm, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served:Adults, Male, Female, Couples, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender

 

To schedule an appointment with Gbola, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Lisa Wolff, LCPC

 

Practicing Since: 2015

 

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Self-esteem/self-worth, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Adults, Adolescents, Families, Families with special needs children, Couples

 

What Clients Can Expect: Clients can expect to be greeted by a warm and compassionate counselor whose greatest desire is to help them fulfill their greatest potential and live their best life. Lisa generally builds rapport through creating an environment that is safe and authentic. She prefers to use the Rogerian approach to achieve this. In addition, Lisa has an eclectic approach to therapy which includes a combination of Adlerian approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focus Therapy, Art Therapy, Family Systems, and Mindfulness. She is also open to the integration of spirituality as a part of therapy if desired by the client.

 

About: Lisa has been practicing since 2015 and is a graduate of Loyola University. She earned a Master's of Science in Mental Health and Pastoral Counseling and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for the state of Maryland. Lisa has a passion for helping to bring wholeness and healing to those she treats.

 

Lisa has extensive experience working with at- risk youth in Baltimore City and Prince Georges County for 8 years as a teacher and counselor. She has a passion to help families who have children with special needs (autism) and has been able to provide guidance and support for those families who are experiencing challenges.  Lisa has spent 2 years counseling those addicted to opioids in medically assisted programs. She has been able to help those gripped in addiction to overcome their inner struggles and develop coping skills to overcome life's challenges.

 

Lisa has experience working with individuals who need life coaching. In this, she helps clients to working on: increasing their well-being and levels of accomplishment, connecting with their dreams and goals, developing and holding onto an optimistic perspective, savoring life "in the moment" in the pursuit of happiness, and maximizing one's potential.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Lisa, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Kondra Fulmer, LCPC

 

Practicing Since: 2006

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Addiction (Sexual), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Divorce, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Adults, Male, Female, Couples, Transgender

 


What Clients Can Expect: Kondra serves her clients with compassion, empathy and genuineness. She helps build a therapeutic relationship through motivational interviewing, being present, being honest, and validation.

 

About: Kondra has worked in public health for approximately sixteen years before changing careers. She has done extensive work with patients with HIV and other STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections). She has worked with children, couples and adults. Kondra has worked in the addictions field for the past eleven years. In her full-time employment, she serves in a corrections population some of whom are religious (sometimes Muslim) and some who are not. Working with Safe Harbor provides her with balance in an environment where it is okay to be spiritual and talk about God's desires for our lives.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Kondra, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Stacey Abraham, MSS, LICSW, LCSW-C


Practicing Since:
 1998

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e.drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Couples Intensive, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Military/Families of Military, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations ServedChildren 6+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Same Sex Relationship, Military and their families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Stacey has the instinctive ability to empower others to change their lives, impact their communities and to better shape their world. Counseling is not only Stacey’s passion, but it’s her gift. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Maryland (LCSW-C) and The District of Columbia (LICSW). She has obtained 20 years of clinical experience in working with juveniles, adults, young couples, children, and their families. Her specialty is working with clients who are subject to: adjustment disorders, grief and loss, depression, bipolar, anxiety disorders, post trauma, and bariatric therapy.

 

About: In Stacey’s clinical tenure, she served as a Clinical Supervisor, a Therapist, and a Treatment Specialist. Her clinical training includes but not limited to conducting assessment evaluations and utilizing diagnostic tools to provide the most appropriate recommendation to better serve her clientele. She is an energetic facilitator in group work in the area of relapse prevention while implementing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and Motivational Interviewing practices as it relates to illicit substance use, dual diagnoses, and gender-specific groups.

 

Stacey received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina and obtained her Master’s degree in Social Services (social work) with a concentration in Management from Bryn Mawr College for Women in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Stacey is equally devoted to the pursuit of equality for all Women. She serves on the women's auxiliary at her local church, facilitates women support groups in her community and is a proud member of The Federally Employed Women (FEW). Her motto is to inspire, encourage and empower. In her pursuit, she has traveled to South America and West Africa to study community and women issues as it relates to religion and social welfare.

 

To schedule an appointment with Stacey, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Barbara Ruth Pascoe, MA, Resident in Counseling

 

 

Issues Served: Anxiety, Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. alcohol/drugs), Codependency, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Same Sex Relationship

 

What Clients Can Expect: Ruth believes in the resilience present within each client, and utilizes gentleness and commitment to aid them in their search for healing. Ruth understands that we are only able to tell our truest stories within a context of genuine safety. She strives to ensure that context as she works with clients to move them through their wounds and into wholeness. 

Ruth enjoys connecting with children and teens, and is also drawn to the work that can be done with adults. Ruth is somewhat eclectic in her therapeutic mindset, as each client she meets is uniquely complex and is attended to as such. However, she is interested in schematic therapy, as well as emotionally focused therapy. She also allows Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy to inform her work.

 

AboutIn the past, Ruth has served individuals coping with mental illness, as well as substance abuse issues. She has conducted numerous therapeutic groups, family therapy sessions, and individual sessions, all within the psychiatric unit of a hospital. Prior to that, she completed an internship at Hyland Heights Baptist church, a location that allowed her to work with both adults and adolescents. She has also had experience assisting troubled adolescents living in residential treatment facilities.

Ruth is recently married and lives in Reston, VA, with her husband. Ruth is a graduate of Liberty University.

 

To schedule an appointment with Ruth, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Sharon Hardy, LCSW-C

 

Practicing Since: 1993

 

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Chronic Illness/Pain, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Self-esteem/self-worth, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations ServedChildren 3+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, and Families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Sharon is committed to providing a safe, inviting environment for individuals and families to ventilate their feelings and find optimal solutions to reduce their stress/anxiety and improve on their behavior. Sharon stresses empowerment and encourages each individual to identify and use coping strategies and use problem solving skills. Sharon uses Cognitive behavior Therapy and Client Centered Therapy in her practice.

 

About: Sharon has been practicing clinical Social worker for 22 years. She graduated from South Carolina State College and Howard University. Her field of concentration was in Mental Health. Her experience has been working with children, adolescents, men, women, and families in various settings: domestic violence shelters, elementary and middle schools, psychiatric hospitals and child welfare.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Sharon, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Stephanie Sherrer, LGPC, NCC

 

 

Issues: ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Blended Family, Depression, Divorce, Loss/Abandonment, PTSD, Self-esteem/Self-worth, Self-harm, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Children 3+, Adolescents, Family

 

What Clients Can Expect: Stephanie believes children and youth are resilient, unique, talented and capable of achievement. She provides an environment for open, clear, and comfortable ways for clients to communicate (talk or play) and will advocate for her client by providing holistic, inclusive, and collaborative services for clients to engage in during their therapeutic journey.

 

About: Stephanie is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) and School Counselor in the state of MD. She received her B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Early Childhood Education from Jackson State University and M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus on clinical and school counseling from Regent University.  She has experience providing services to children and adolescents in both the school and community setting. Based on her client’s need, she provides Child-Centered Play Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques (tapping), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Stephanie, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

 

Camella Ward, M.Ed, LCPC

 

 

Practicing Since: 2001

 

Issues: Addiction (Substance Dependence)

 

Special Populations Served: Children 3-5, adolescents, adults, couples, divorced/blended family

 

About: As a therapist, Camella's training and studies have included a preference toward the understanding of the nature of human beliefs and thoughts, and the connectedness of the mind, body, and spirit. She accepts and regards individuals where they are and assists in the development of one’s potential. This can include new learning of skills consciously and unconsciously. This is a life process and various stages of life may present challenges which can be overcome with the inspiration to be motivated and guided.

 

To schedule an appointment with Camella, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

Dragana "Dee" Hvrat, LGPC

 

 

Practicing Since: 2009

 

Issues: ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Sexual), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Couples Intensive, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, OCD, ODD, Parenting, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Trauma

 

Special Populations Served: Children 6+, Adolescents, Adults, Senior/Elderly, Couples, Families, Same Sex Relationship

 

What Clients Can Expect: Dee adapts her clinical approach to match the needs of her clients by utilizing a variety of approaches including cognitive behavioral, person-cantered, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, family multi-generational approaches, strength-based, and trauma focused interventions. Dee has a passion for helping others navigate through life’s difficulties, and to see the hope and change in her clients’ lives.

 

About:  Dee has worked with children, adolescents, and families in family-based and school-based programs, seeking to help individuals with severe emotional disturbances in homes, schools, and community settings. Dee was drawn to counseling while still in high school when friends and family revealed she was a naturally good listener, gifted with intuition, compassion, and has the ability to empathize with others. She believes in relative approach to counseling and as such, strives to provide a safe place for people to be heard and find acceptance of where they truly are – not just where they should be.  “The Person is more important than the Problem,” is one of her favorite sayings! Working from wellness perspective, she helps resolve barriers to natural growth and development, and promote healing and joyfulness.

 

Dee has earned her Bachelors Degree in Gerontology from University of Maryland and her Masters in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University; She received her Associate degree from UMBC in Biology and Nursing, and is certified in Health and Aging. She was born and raised in Bosnia where she has experienced first hand life tragedies, trauma, loss and survival for shelter.  Her life experiences as well as educational trainings place her to understand and allow her to specialize how to deal with grief, PTSD, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, parent/child conflict, self-harming behaviors, crisis de-escalation, difficult adjustments to life transitions and divorce.

 

To schedule an appointment with Dee, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Sandra Brown, LCSW-C

 

 

Practicing Since: 2003

 

Issues: ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Depression, Divorce, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Sleep/Insomnia

 

Special Populations Served: Children 6+, Adolescents, Adults, Family, Same-Sex Relationship, Transgender

 

What Clients Can Expect: Sandra always starts therapy where the client is presently in their life. She is respectful and understanding of both mental health and substance abuse issues and is nonjudgmental and compassionate with her clients. Sandra believes in providing a calming therapeutic environment and if the client prefers can include natural oil fragrances and calming music. In working with children, Sandra is willing to speak privately with children to help build their comfort level while taking the parents into consideration in building the therapeutic relationship.

 

About: Sandra enjoys listening and hearing people’s life stories and experiences. She is passionate about studying, learning new ideas, and sharing helpful life changing information with others. Sandra’s prior experience includes social work with families with children including single mothers, school-based wellness programs working with middle school children for 2 years, working with children with all types of issues such as divorce, suicide, parents with substance abuse issues, anger, anxiety, and depression. Sandra’s life experience raising her own children has helped to add understanding, insight, wisdom, and compassion for others.

In Sandra’s personal time, she enjoying spending leisure time with family and has a personal motto of family first. She enjoys reading, listening to inspirational videos to increase her understanding of human nature, spending time in meditation, listening to calming and soothing music, working out at the gym, and light yoga practice. 

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Sandra, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com

 

Stacey Crosson, LMFT

Practicing Since: 1998

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Couples Intensive, Depression, Divorce, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Military/Families of Military, Miscarriages, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Trauma, Workplace Issues, Work/Life Balance, Vocational Issues

 

Special Populations ServedChildren 6+, Adults, Couples, Families, Military and their families, Same Sex Relationship

 

What Clients Can Expect: As the Clinical Supervisor of Safe Harbor Northern Virginia, Stacey has over 25 years’ experience in the people-helping business. As a spouse of a retired U.S. military member, she offers a shared perspective of the military life. She also provides a developed lens on matters of the heart and mind. Stacey works with a broad spectrum of clients, applying an integrative approach to counseling which considers the needs, strengths, and personalities of the people she works with. She finds great satisfaction in working with any individual, couple or family who desire to bring growth and change to their lives and relationships. 

 

About: Stacey has a Master of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University, Ft Lauderdale, Florida. She is a Certified Family Life Educator through the National Council of Family Relations and is a certified in Prepare and Enrich. Stacey has completed Level One Certification of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy and is working towards full certification in the Gottman method.

 

To schedule an appointment with Stacey, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Dr. Virginia Colbert, PsyD, PhD


Practicing Since:
 1984

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Depression, Disability, Grief/Bereavement, Learning Disorders, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, OCD, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self-esteem/Self-worth, Self-harm, Suicidal ideation

 

Special Populations ServedChildren 3+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Family including Blended Families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Because of Virginia’s familiarity with various interventions, she is able to craft an approach that addresses the unique needs of each of the youth, adults, and families she attempts to serve. Much of her focus is given to creating an environment of change where it is safe to "come as you are.”

 

About: Dr. Colbert's passion for understanding human behavior was seeded in her heart during her early adolescence. She pursued her passion with undergraduate and graduate studies in psychology at the University of Virginia. She believes that her desire to become a clinical/school psychologist was a part of the plan for her life. Dr. Colbert has studied, trained and practiced her skills in multiple clinical settings across the years. She is experienced in a variety of therapeutic interventions including cognitive­ behavioral, behavioral, play, psychodynamic, strategic, group and family.

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Colbert, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Whitney McDonough, LCSW

 

Practicing Since: 1990 

Issues Served: Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Couples Intensive, Depression, Divorce, Infertility, Martial/Premarital, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations ServedAdults, Couples, Families, Divorced/Blended Families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Whitney’s treatment style combines calm compassion, genuine interaction, and focused attention while providing an empathic, non-judgmental environment that supports growth. She strives to build a therapeutic relationship and then use an individual’s strengths and resiliency to move them forward. Her clinical style is eclectic in that she uses a variety of clinical tools dependent upon each individual’s goals and unique needs. Whitney will work with an individual to create a treatment plan that best meets their needs and we will work together to address challenges and identify solutions to cope.

 

About: Whitney has been a social worker for over 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Whitney received her master’s in social work at Smith College School for Social Work and has been trained in psychodynamic, interpersonal, and family systems techniques.

To schedule an appointment with Whitney, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

 

Andranita Dogan, MS, NCC, CCMHC, Resident in Counseling

 

Practicing Since: 2018

 

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Borderline Personality, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Life Transitions, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Spirituality, Women’s Issues, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Male, Female, Military

 

What Clients Can Expect: Andranita believes that everyone has within themselves the means to change and the ability to create and maintain their own happiness, they just need a sounding board to help them bring it out. With a client centered approach to therapy, Andranita looks forward to giving you the encouragement you need to help you build your best self. She utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy, borrowing from CBT, DBT, and strength-based practices.

 

About: Andranita Dogan graduated in 2016 from Capella University, a CACREP accredited school, with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling. For the past seven years Andranita has worked with military families needing support. She has five years of experience working with the Exceptional Family Member Program for the Army and the Marine Corps, providing advocacy and support for military families transitioning at different stages of their military life cycles. She has assisted families with accessing public education support services by attending IEP meetings with families as support and helping to advocate on their behalf, and also by connecting them with resources in their local community for their special needs family member. As a former Combat Medic for the Texas Army National Guard, she was trained in emergency services and brings a sense of calm to every approach that she takes in supporting her community.

 

Andranita Dogan has continued to work with families and individuals within the community providing counseling through social skills groups for children 4-18. Andranita has also worked with the Community Service Board providing intensive in-home counseling to families and children at risk for an out of home placement. Andranita has also provided individual counseling to children and adults with various disorders, as well as cofacilitating a Relapse prevention group for adults suffering with substance use disorders.

 

To schedule an appointment with Andranita, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Marshanda Carter, MS, PhD, Resident in Counseling

 

Practicing Since: 2013

 

Issues Served: Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Blended Family Issues, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Suicidal Ideation

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Male, Female, Couples, Families, Blended Families, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender, Military (and their families)

 

What Clients Can Expect: Marshanda’s approach to counseling is an eclectic approach, but she offers an integrative approach using client-centered, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness strategies. Marshanda provides a non-judgmental and compassionate atmosphere in which you can safely explore and work through feelings and beliefs that may be keeping you stuck. Marshanda’s clients can expect someone who listens with compassion and works with them to live their best lives one step at a time. She enters the process with creativity and humor, along with practical solutions and concrete goals as you find the balance in your life wherever you are.

Marshanda’s clients come to her because they are struggling with anxiety, depression and feel like they can't pull themselves out of it. Her clients leave feeling more hopeful and empowered with specific strategies on how to navigate life and walk into their destiny. Marshanda believes in providing a warm, nurturing environment where you will get support to work towards your goals. She loves being a part of a person’s journey as they navigate through life. Serving in the military has given her wonderful opportunities to serve the active duty and veteran soldiers. As their counselor, she can give back to them and watch them grow and adapt to the civilian world.

 

About: Marshanda received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Capella University in 2017 as well as her Master degree from Argosy University in Community Counseling in 2013. Marshanda is a National Certified Counselor and a professor at Liberty University. When Marshanda is home from work, she is entertained by her husband, baby girl, and two boys. They keep her on the go with their sports, band practice, and karate classes. In spite of their busy lives, Marshanda says she wouldn’t have it any other way. In addition to this, she enjoys writing poetry and shopping online.

 

To schedule an appointment with Marshanda, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Kayla Barnoski, LPC

 

Practicing Since: 2013

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family Issues, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, OCD, Oncology, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Children 3+, Adolescents, Adults, Male, Female, Families, Same Sex Relationship

 

What Clients Can Expect: Kayla believes the therapy process should be a learning and open/safe palce to come each week. Kayla spends the beginning letting the client take the lead in the session with what they want to focus on and building of the therapeutic relationship with trust (through talking, questions, and therapeutic activities). This eventually leads to helping guide them to their end goal as the sessions progress. Kayla believes each client is unique and learns/grows in different ways. She uses a variety of techniques that range from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, ABA therapy, art therapy, play therapy, positive psychology, visuals, worksheets, person-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-focused interventions.

 

About: Kayla has been in the counseling field since 2013 after graduating from West Virginia University where she studied Psychology and Child Development and Family Studies. Kayla completed her Masters in Counseling Psychology in 2015 from Chatham University in Pittsburg, PA. Throughout graduate school, Kayla worked with families completing ABA based therapy practices in homes, schools, and community while also completing her internship at a residential facility. Post-graduation, Kayla began work on her LPC license in VA and did work with individuals, group, and family counseling in various settings including in-home, ABA services, Therapeautic Day Treatment, and trauma-focused work in schools. Kayla believes change occurs with children when there is a group effort and counseling with both the individual, family, and parents. In her free time, she loves to run (trying to run a race in each state) and feels her best therapeutic connection ideas come during that running time.

 

To schedule an appointment with Kayla, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Bethany Miracle-Larson, MA, Resident in Counseling

 

Practicing Since: 2014

 

Issues Served: Addictive Behaviors, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Military/Families of Military, Self-esteem/self-worth, Sexual Abuse, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations ServedAdolescents 14+, Adults, Couples, Families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Bethany’s approach to therapy utilizes a blend of therapeutic models, as she desires to meet her clients where they are. However, her primary therapeutic approaches are Solution-Focused Therapy, which supports the client in creating and implementing lasting solutions to their challenges, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), which helps the client to move away from unhealthy thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to create a peaceful and happy existence. Bethany creates a safe environment and believes that every individual deserves respect, acceptance, and unconditional positive regard in an atmosphere that is saturated with grace and is free from judgment or criticism.

 

About: Bethany graduated from Liberty with Masters in Professional Counseling in 2014, completed her graduate level counseling internship at Life Christian Counseling Center in 2014. She currently is a Resident in Counseling and under the supervision from a Licensed Professional Counselor. In addition to Bethany’s counseling coursework, she has been trained and worked as both a Lay Counselor and a Titus II Mentor for women, a Certified Life Coach, and a Certified Prepare Enrich Premarital/Marriage Facilitator. She has led numerous seminars for women on building self-esteem, finding balance in a chaotic world, and life transitions (career, divorce, relocation). She has also led seminars for couples preparing for marriage and those who desire to enrich their marriage. Bethany’s passion is to combine life/work experiences and education/training with clinical insights to cultivate hope, healing, and restoration in the lives of individuals and couples.

 

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Bethany, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Emily Menzel, LSW

 

Practicing Since: 2014

 

Issues Served: Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Blended Family Issues, Chronic Illness/Pain, Depression, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Marital/Premarital, Oncology, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Sleep/Insomnia, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Preschool, Elementary, Adults, Male, Female, Couples, Families (included Blended Families), Same Sex Relationship, Military & their families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Emily’s clinical approach is client centered. She strives to connect with her clients and build rapport from the first visit through using a strengths-based approach and motivational interviews. She believes that therapy is a relationship, where the client is helping to guide each session through goal setting and solutions-based therapy. When working with children Emily utilizes play therapy, as well as strengths based and family interventions. When working with adults and children, Emily strives to navigate through difficulties alongside her clients and enjoys celebrating the small and large victories with those she is helping. Emily has provided services to individuals, families, and in group settings.

 

About: Emily was born and raised in Northern Michigan. She received her B.A. in psychology from Albion College and MSW from Boston University. She met her husband while studying in Boston. While obtaining her MSW, Emily specialized her studies in geriatric and pediatric special needs social work. She obtained her Certificate in Geriatric Social Work in 2014. Since graduating and obtaining her license, Emily has worked at a level 1 trauma center providing care and support to patients hospitalized and their families. Emily is a military spouse, and in 2015 the Air Force took them overseas to Germany where Emily worked as the lead sexual assault victim advocate at Ramstein Air Force Base providing crisis intervention and assisting and supporting survivors of sexual assault. Emily and her husband moved back to the States in April 2018, then welcomed their first child in June 2018. Emily enjoys distance running, being outdoors, spending time with family and reading.

 

To schedule an appointment with Emily, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Caroline "Lina" Gentry, LPC

 


Practicing Since:
 2010

Other Languages: Russian

Issues Served: Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Codependency, Crisis Pregnancy, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Military, Miscarriages, Post-Abortion Recovery, Self-esteem/self-worth, Sleep/Insomnia, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations ServedAdults, Military, Diverse Ethnicities and Economic backgrounds

 

What Clients Can Expect: Lina truly believes that her clients are the expert of themselves. Listening to their story is her honor and privilege. She knows it can be challenging to be honest about all areas of life. She meets clients wherever they are at. She strives to help clients make sense of suffering and the unknown. Fear of the unknown can be debilitating. Telling their stories with honesty can help make sense of their past and hope for the future.

About: When a client can tell their story to a counselor who responds with empathy and no judgment, they can make sense of their experience both externally and internally. Lina actively listens and offers options of how to reframe how we view ourselves and our world along with practices that can encourage balance in all areas of life.

*Offers Video Counseling

 

To schedule an appointment with Lina, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Mary Niemi, LCSW

 

Practicing Since: 2010

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic, Depression, Loss/Abandonment, Self-esteem/self-worth

 

Special Populations Served: Children 6+, Adolescents, Adults, Families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Mary primarily uses a strengths-based approach as well as cognitive behavioral therapy.

 

About: Mary is a licensed clinical social worker. For the past 20 years, she has worked in a variety of treatment settings with children, adolescents and families and has provided individual, family and group therapy. She has worked with children in foster care as well as with children who have been in residential treatment. In addition, Mary has worked in psychiatric hospital settings with adults and youth. Mary is married and has children.

 

To schedule an appointment with Mary, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Nora Lutyk, MA, Resident in Counseling

 

Practicing Since: 2011

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Military/Family of Military, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, PTSD, Self-esteem/Self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Male, Female, Couples, Families, Transgender


What Clients Can Expect: Nora’s heart is for the healing of the whole person: spiritually, psychologically, emotionally, and physically. Nora’s counseling style is one of support, encouragement, and a strong therapeutic relationship in which she partners with her clients to bring about the breakthroughs they seek. Nora will typically use Person-centered therapy for the processing of traumatic memories and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for reducing emotional pain/negative behavioral choices by transforming misbelief to truth. Nora teaches the Imago Dialogue Method to couples and families for breakthroughs in the ability to respectfully communicate and emotionally reconnect. Throughout her life, Nora has worked with young people and has an affinity for counseling adolescents and young adults.

 

About: Nora holds a Master of Professional Counseling degree from Liberty University. She is working toward licensure in the State of Virginia. Nora enjoys music, writing, showing hospitality and lounging on the white sand beaches of the Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Banks with her family.

 

To schedule an appointment with Nora, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Toinette Neube, MA, Resident in Counseling

 

Practicing Since: 2003

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Blended Family Issues, Career Counseling, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, OCD, Personality Disorders, Self-esteem/Self-worth, Spiritual Counseling, Stress Management, Time Management, Workplace Issues, Parenting Issues, Women’s Issues

 

Special Populations Served: Adults, Women, Couples, Families (included Blended), Military & their families, Homeless


What Clients Can Expect: Toinette’s approach to counseling is eclectic in nature in that she caters her therapeutic approach to the client’s individual needs. The foundation of all her counseling is based in Grace, Love, & Mercy, with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Strength-based Therapy, and Mindfulness being her main therapeutic approaches. Her clients can expect a counselor who not only empathizes with their specific needs but also listens with a heart always aiming to build a strong therapeutic relationship.

 

About: Toinette Neube is a Resident in Counseling, Minister, Author, Speaker and Military wife of over 24 years. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education degree in Family, Marriage and Relationship Counseling. In 2003, she founded Nurture Thyself, Inc., a non-profit counseling and case management organization that specializes in helping women and their families, the homeless, and the economically depressed population. As a Couples Counselor she has hosted numerous couples retreats and seminars. She has written two award winning books, "Nurture Thyself" and “Women with a Mind to Build." She is married to her best friend of 24 years and they have two sons. Her motto in life is to “Embrace Life, Seek Truth & Be Free!”

 

To schedule an appointment with Toinette, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Valeria D'Amato Caputi, MA, Resident in Counseling

 

Practicing Since: 2017

 

Other Languages: Italian

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Adjustment Disorder, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Blended Family Issues, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, Self-esteem/self-worth, Single Parenthood, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Workplace Issues

 

Special Populations Served:Adults, Male, Female, Couples, Families, Military & their Families

 

About: Valeria has worked with adults with issues related to adjustment disorder, anxiety, depression, grief, and substance abuse. Her work also addresses issues related to parenting, relationship problems, self-esteem, and eating disorders. Valeria’s approach is to provide warm and non-judgmental support. Valeria is specialized in working with individuals who desire a healthy lifestyle, as well as individuals who face difficulties such as loss of a loved one, relationship issues, and stage-of-life changes.

Valeria's work is focused on identifying personal strengths and resilience because she believes that this is fundamental to overcoming setbacks, disappointments, and failures which occur at some point within one's life. She has obtained Emotionally Focus Couple Therapy (EFT) training and a Master’s degree from New York University (NYU).  She is currently approved as a Resident in Counseling in Virginia.

 

To schedule an appointment with Valeria, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.

Patrice Forrester, LCSW-C


Practicing Since:
 2010

 

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

 

Special Populations ServedChildren 6+, Adolescents, Adults, Families

 

What Clients Can Expect: Ms. Forrester utilizes family, trauma, and expressive arts therapies in her work with individuals within a person-centered framework which sees the client as having strengths that the therapist builds upon to help meet treatment goals.

 

About: Patrice Forrester is a licensed clinical social worker who has experience providing mental health services to children, teenagers, and adults affected by psychological trauma, HIV/AIDS, and chronic mental illness. She obtained her Masters in Social Work from Catholic University in 2010 and received further training in trauma-focused CBT for children and adolescents while a therapist at a DC-based mental health agency.

 

To schedule an appointment with Patrice, call 410-838-9500 or email appointments@safeharborbc.com.