Our therapists will continue to offer online teletherapy until the threat of COVID is minimized. Though it is not our favorite way to provide therapy, we are finding successful ways to bring comfort and healing to each of our client's sessions.
Sarah Deludos MA, LGPC, NCC
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor; National Certified Counselor
Sarah works with children, teens, adults and families.
Sarah has experience working in private practice and in-patient psychiatric facilities providing mental health services to children, adolescents, adults and families. Sarah's interest is in working with children, teens, young adults who may be struggling with: anxiety; depression; emotional/behavioral concerns; adjustment disorders;school related issues; ADHD; trauma; self-harm; grief/loss; peer pressure/bullying; self-esteem/body image issues; gender identity issues and career/life transitions. Sarah is also skilled in guiding individuals and families through cultural/racial identity issues and adoption. Sarah loves facilitating social skills support groups for children and teens who are looking to master the complicated nuances of peer relationships.
Sarah utilizes various counseling theories and techniques based on an individual's needs. She takes a humanistic approach to counseling and emphasizes self-understanding, positive self-regard and self- worth. By incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Structural Family Therapy and Client Centered approaches, she is able to encourage her clients to reflect on past experiences, identify current struggles and become aware of cognitive, behavioral, relational patterns and psychosomatic reactions. Sarah fully engages her client in a collaborative effort, empowering them as they recognize and build upon their core strengths. Her goal for therapy is to create an open, warm and safe therapeutic environment for each client to heal and grow.
SARAH IS NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT NEW CLIENTS BEFORE SPRING 2021.
Sarah see clients Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Sarah's email: [email protected]
Sarah is under the supervision of Debbie Disney, LCSW-C
Sarah is in-network with Cigna and CareFirst/BCBS.
Bridget Dunkel, MA, LGPC
Master of Arts in Psychology, Clinical Concentration; Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor
Bridget works with children, teens, adults and families.
As a clinician, Bridget has been drawn to working with individuals who others had given up on. Bridget's work in community based mental health agencies, correctional facilities and inpatient treatment centers introduced her to opportunities to work with children, adolescents, adults and families. Her determination, patience and creative therapeutic approach would often encourage her clients to allow for a trust based client-clinician relationship, ultimately leading to significant positive changes. Bridget has experience and interest in working with individuals who may be struggling with: anxiety; depression; ADHD; trauma; self-harm; self-esteem /confidence; adjustment disorders; gender identity issues; life transition changes; grief/loss; school related issues; peer conflicts/bullying; difficult family dynamics and self discovery. Bridget uses a client centered approach with elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Mindfulness as well as art and play based interventions. Bridget is passionate about helping clients develop tools and skills necessary to cope with challenges as well as identify and explore strengths that lead to increased self confidence and resiliency.
Bridget will begin seeing clients at PCCC November 2020.
Bridget's email: [email protected]
Bridget is under the supervision of Debbie Disney, LCSW-C.
Adele Feild MA, LCPC
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Adele works with children, teens, young adults, adults and families.
Adele brings considerable experience in counseling and education through her work as a mental health therapist, educational specialist and mentor. Adele has experience working with individuals struggling with mood disorders; anxiety; depression; trauma; self harm; disordered eating behaviors; perinatal mood disorders; ADHD; PTSD; adjustment disorders; school related issues; learning differences; ADHD; Spectrum Disorders; early onset of Alzheimer/dementia; grief/loss; cultural/racial issues; peer and family conflicts and military service transitions. Adele is quite skilled assisting parents negotiate the difficulties they may face with children who learn and behave atypically in the school setting.
Adele believes in using a strengths based approach, incorporating aspects of various evidence based treatment modalities to help her clients build resiliency and social, emotional growth. Adele strives to create a safe, positive, nurturing atmosphere where her clients are supported in their efforts to change and grow. Adele's approach includes integrating aspects of Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic, Existential, trauma informed care. Using expressive and holistic interventions such as art, play and movement based activities as well as mindfulness, Adele is able to meet each client where they are and help them achieve their personal goals. She believes therapy can be used to address the whole person- mind, body and spirit.
Adele sees clients Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Adele's email: [email protected]
Adele is in-network with Aetna, BCBS, CareFirst, Cigna, Hopkins EHP, Medicaid, Tricare, and United Health Care.
Philip Guillet MS, LCPC
Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling; Licensed Clinicial Professional Counselor
Philip works with children, teens, young adults and adults.
Philip's eight years of experience in the mental health field spans community mental programs, specialized academic programs as well as in private practice. Philip incorporates his goal of cultivating self-compassion, character resiliency and spiritual strength in his approach as a therapist. Philip's experiences working with clients struggling with life challenges allows him to meld many styles of interventions into his therapeutic approach. His focus of guiding clients to consider a compassionate, loving relationship with themselves is evident as he incorporates aspects of Trauma Informed, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person Centered Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and other interactive, collaborative approaches to meet each client's needs. Philip's interests and experiences include working with individuals who are trauma survivors; individuals struggling with mood disorders; depression; anxiety; self-harm; LGBTQ and gender orientation; grief/loss; development differences; disordered eating behaviors; self esteem/body image difficulties; dysfunctional family dynamics; peer relationships and social skills challenges. Additionally, Philip's kink affirmative stance provides a competent perspective for individuals seeking support.
Philip sees clients Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Philip's email: [email protected]
Philip is in network with Aetna, Cigna, CareFirst, BCBS, Medical Assistance, UHC and EHP with Hopkins.
Lucy Holz MSW, LCSW-C
Master of Social Work; Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical
Lucy works with teens, young adults, adults, couples and families.
Lucy has over eight years in the clinical mental health field. Lucy's strong background providing individual, group and family therapy in in-patient settings, out-patient settings and community mental health centers honed her skills as a psychotherapist. Her work with adolescents, young adults, college students, veterans and members of historically marginalized communities has defined the therapeutic relationship she develops with clients. The diversity of Lucy's clients' needs allows Lucy to incorporate a comprehensive, holistic trauma-informed approach that encourages positive social, emotional and mental health growth. Lucy understands the importance of building a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship, providing a comfortable and inviting space for her clients to focus on their natural strengths, resiliency and desire to repair, heal and grow. Lucy weaves a variety of therapeutic modalities into her approach with clients incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness as well as creative modalites that encourage client comfort and expression. Lucy's areas of interest and expertise include: mood disorders; acute eating disorders; self-injurious behaviors; body image; self-esteem/confidence; trauma; post traumatic stress disorder; anxiety; depression; adjustment disorders; women's mental health issues; gender identity issues; family conflict; and reintegration for military personnel.
Lucy sees clients Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Lucy's email: [email protected]
Lucy is in-network with Aetna, Cigna, CareFirst, Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Medicaid, Hopkins EHP, Tricare/Humana and United Health Care.
Sharon Huffman MS, LCPC, MUP
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology; Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor; Master in Urban Planning
Sharon works with preschoolers, school age children, teens, young adults, and families.
Sharon has over fifteen years experience in the behavioral health field including public mental health, private practice, program management, preschool/elementary school based counseling, preschool classroom based teacher coaching, and mentoring and supervision of newer clinicians. As a school based therapist Sharon provided direct and indirect services to children and families as well as collaborative support with coordinating service providers. Sharon's experience and expertise includes working with young children with challenging behaviors; children with special needs including autism; individuals struggling with mood disorders; depression; anxiety; school related issues; learning differences; ADHD; family changes and conflicts; trauma; grief/loss; peer relationship issues; parenting concerns; oppositional defiant disorder; foster and adoptive family concerns; and other behavioral issues.
Sharon believes in building genuine relationships with her clients that provides a safe and caring space for therapeutic change. Helping clients see their own strengths and accept that they have the power to manage life’s challenges, while meeting people where they are and respecting each person’s culture and lifestyle, allows for positive change to occur. Sharon integrates the most appropriate interventions for each client; these include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma Focused CBT; Strengths Based Therapy; Client Centered Therapy; Solution Focused Therapy; Family Systems Therapy; Play Therapy, Sand Tray therapy and creative based modalities. Sharon is also experienced with crisis intervention, facilitating therapeutic groups and providing parenting workshops.
Sharon sees clients Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Sharon's email: [email protected]
Sharon is in-network with Aetna, CareFirst, Blue Cross/Blue Shield , Cigna, Medical Assistance, Hopkins EHP, United Health Care.
Stan Lacienski MA, LCPC
Master of Arts Counseling Psychology; Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Gottman Couples Therapy - Level 1 Trained
Board Certified Supervisor
Stan works with teens, young adults, couples, individuals and families.
Stan enjoys working with young individuals, adolescents, young adults, college students, families and couples. He has extensive experience in Higher Education, is trained in Family Mediation and has worked with clients struggling with substance abuse; gambling addiction; mood disorders; anxiety; depression; learning disorders; families in transition and/or in conflict; LGBTQ issues. He is also very familiar with the stressors and conflicts Military, Police Officers and First Responders face.
Stan is a "jack of all trades" when it comes to his experience and expertise as a clinician. Stan is trained as a Family Mediator; training which has enabled him to be effective with adolescents and their families. He is able to assist them in developing behavioral strategies that will bring harmony in the home environment. Stan is passionate about helping young adults and adults during transitional periods of their lives, whether that transition is a change in employment; a change in career; a change in family status; personal relationship changes or loss. His journeys have allowed him the opportunity to work with military and para-military personnel, including first responders. Stan utilizes various modalities when working with clients, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy(CBT), Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS), Motivational Interviewing Therapy (MIT) and Solution Focused Therapy. When working with couples, he incorporates the Gottman model as well as other successful techniques.
Stan's interest is in helping his clients, from children to seniors, work through life events that may be affecting their enjoyment in daily living.
Stan see clients Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Stan's email: [email protected]
Stan is in-network with Aetna, CareFirst, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Magellan, United Health Care and Hopkins EHP.
Jennifer Lutz Biglen MSW, LMSW
Master of Social Work; Licensed Master of Social Work
Jennifer works with children, teens, young adults, adults and families.
Jennifer has worked in the mental health field in a professional and volunteer capacity for over ten years, serving children, adolescents, families, adults and veterans. She worked with individuals who had been diagnosed with life threatening/chronic illness that impacted their daily functioning. As a mental health professional in a hospital setting, she provided support to those clients and family members during their time of transition, grief and loss. Jennifer has experience working with clients who are struggling with ADHD; trauma; school related issues; anxiety; depression; ODD; grief/loss; adjustment disorders as well as other emotional and behavioral issues. Jennifer uses a client centered, strength based approach, incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness as well as expressive modalities ( art, music and play) to help clients identify and achieve personal goals. Jennifer has comfort in guiding clients who are looking for a faith based focus. Jennifer encourages collaboration and works cooperatively with the caretakers in her child/adolescent clients' lives. She utilizes education to support the growth and confidence in her clients, encouraging strong, healthy relationships. Jennifer provides a safe, empathetic and non-judgement therapeutic environment that encourages positive emotional and mental growth.
Jennifer sees clients Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Jennifer's email: [email protected]
Jennifer is supervised by Debbie Disney, LCSW-C
Jennifer is in-network with CareFirst, BCBS and Cigna.
Kelly Maher MA, LCPC, NCC
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology; Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor; National Certified Counselor
Kelly works with teens, adults, couples and families.
Kelly brings almost ten years experience in the mental health field, working with teens, adults, and families struggling with mental health challenges and substance use disorders. Kelly has expertise working with diverse populations struggling with mood disorders; depression; anxiety; trauma; gender identity; adjustment disorders; substance abuse; mood regulation; peer/family conflict; and relationship issues. Kelly believes in building rapport with her clients based on trust while establishing a safe, empathetic and genuine environment for her clients to discover their core strengths. Kelly's integrative approach incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and positive psychology. Kelly is passionate about providing guidance and tools that are tailored to her clients' needs and is eager to offer support that will encourage resiliency, recovery, healing and growth.
Maryland Board Approved Supervisor
Kelly sees clients Wednesdays.
Kelly's email: [email protected]
Kelly is in-network with Aetna, CareFirst, BC/BS, Medicaid, Cigna, EHP with Hopkins and United Health Care.
Lola McKnight, MA, LCPC
Master of Arts Counseling Psychology; Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Lola works with children, teens, young adults, adult, and families.
Lola brings over fifteen years of experience in the mental health field as a therapist and educator. Her tenure includes working in residential, outpatient, hospital, and educational settings. Lola’s extensive work with children, teens, young adults, and families has given her the ability and comfort to help clients who struggle with challenges including: anxiety; depression; PTSD; mood disorders; adjustment disorders; trauma; self-esteem/low self-confidence; grief/loss; body image concerns; learning differences; ADHD/ADD; mood regulation and LGBTQ gender identity issues. Lola’s time as an educator informed her that students’ moods/behaviors could be connected to an undiagnosed learning difference or mental health challenge. Her familiarity with IEP and 504 process proves to be a benefit for her clients and families as she empowers them to advocate for support in their educational setting.
Lola works with her clients from a strength based, trauma informed, holistic perspective, using an eclectic approach that best matches her clients’ needs. Lola incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Instinctual Trauma Response Therapy (ITR), Mindfulness, Structural Family Therapy, as well as creative modalities in her therapeutic approach. Art based and play based activities are frequently incorporated seamlessly with clients. Lola strives to help her clients discover their core strengths, self-worth, self- awareness, and resiliency by encouraging them to determine their own path for positive change.
Lola sees clients Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Lola's email: [email protected]t.
Lola is in-network with Cigna, Medical Assistance , Tricare, United HealthCare and Hopkins. She will be in-network with Aetna and CareFirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield soon.
Audrey Olszewski MS, LGPG, NCC
Master of Science in Counseling; Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor; National Certified Counselor
Audrey works with children ages four-twelve and families.
Audrey began with PCCC when she was a second year graduate student in the Community Mental Health Counseling program at McDaniel College. Upon completing of the Masters program, Audrey earned her professional license as a Counselor. Prior to entering the Masters program, Audrey worked with children and adolescents in a residential treatment program as a counselor. In that capacity Audrey became skilled in working with children with severe emotional behaviors and those with mental health challenges. Audrey is also skilled in working with very young children, building on her six years as a pre-school teacher. Recognizing the importance of a multi-dimensional approach to therapy, Audrey utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client Focused Therapy and Mindfulness to help clients to develop coping skills and strategies. By incorporating non-verbal stress reduction techniques as well as utilizing art based and play based modalities, she is able to help her clients foster a strong sense of self and awareness. Her knowledge of child development and expectations allows her to help children and parents gain the skills needed to foster independent and appropriate behaviors in the home and school environment. Audrey has mastered working with clients who struggle with anxiety; depression; anger; impulse control; school/learning based issues; self-esteem and family dynamics.
Audrey sees clients Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Audrey's email : [email protected]
Audrey is under the supervision of Debbie Disney, LCSW-C
Audrey is in-network with CareFirst, BC/BS and Cigna.
Rina V. Rhyne MSW, LMSW
Master of Social Work; Licensed Master of Social Work
Rina works with children, teens, young adults and adults
Rina brings her fifteen years of experience as a therapist, program coordinator, mental health specialist and outreach educator to PCCC. Rina’s expertise as a trauma trained mental health professional came from wher work with individuals impacted by domestic/dating violence and assault. Rina has also become very familiar with the challenges clients face as they navigate cultural differences as members of immigrant families. She is skilled in helping clients who face life transitions, including: parenthood; parenting parents; relocation; employment shifts and career choices. As a trauma trained therapist, Rina is experienced working with clients who struggle with; mood disorders; adjustment disorders; sexual and physical abuse; gender identity issues; anxiety; depression; grief/loss; school and home conflict; peer relationships; adjustment to continual relocation stressors; academic/educational challenges and relationship conflicts.
Rina has a passion for empowering her clients to draw on their own strengths in order to gain insight and self awareness. Rina uses an integrative, client centered approach that includes trauma informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. Rina incorporates creative modalities that encourage each client to find comfort and safety in the therapeutic environment to allow for mental, emotional and personal resiliency and growth.
Rina sees clients Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Rina's email: [email protected]
Rina is under the supervision of Debbie Disney, LCSW-C
Rina is in-network with CareFirst, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Cigna.
Orly Rosenberg MSW, LCSW-C
Master of Social Work; Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical
Orly works with teens, young adults, adults and seniors.
Orly's six years of clinical and case management experience in the mental health field formed the foundation of who she is as a clinician. Orly is experienced working with adolescents, adults and senior adults facing chronic and acute life challenges. Her tenure as a mental health professional in the hospital setting as well as her clinical responsibilities in an out-patient agency taught her the value of the mind-body connection. Orly strives to create a safe, nurturing therapeutic environment, empowering her clients to explore their emotional, social, physical, spiritual and environmental strengths in order to create positive changes.
Orly's client centered approach incorporates a variety or therapeutic modalities: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Mindfulness; Solution Focused Therapy as well as creative and expressive modalities. Orly's areas of expertise and interest include: anxiety; depression; mood disorders; adjustment disorders; trauma; chronic/acute medical diagnosis; life/career transitions; gender identity; LGBTQ issues; women's issues; family/relationship struggles; grief/loss; self-esteem/self-confidence/self acceptance and body image struggles.
Orly is a graduate of the Ferentz Institute Trauma Certification program.
Orly see clients Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Orly's email: [email protected]
Orly is in-network with Aetna, Cigna, CareFirst, BCBS, Medicaid, Medicare and UHC.
Beth Smith MS, LCPC, MBA, NCC
Master of Science in Mental Health; Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor; Master of Business Administration; Nationally Certified Counselor
Beth works teens, young adults, adults and senior adults.
Beth has extensive experience working with adults, teens and children. Before becoming a therapist, Beth used her MBA working internationally and nationally in the I.T. world. She then used her business expertise to develop a licensed Learning Center for pre-school children, a Center that focused on children with special needs. Beth's passion for helping children, families and adults led her to become a professional counselor. Beth believes that effective treatment starts with a strong therapeutic relationship and strives to create a collaborative partnership by exploration and development of her client's personal strengths. Using an eclectic approach to therapy, Beth tailors treatment by integrating elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Mindfulness techniques. Beth's areas of expertise include trauma; anxiety; depression; mood disorders; loss/grief; trauma; domestic violence; spectrum disorders; life transitions; gender identity; adoption; work place conflicts; addiction; family challenges.
Beth is a graduate of the Ferentz Institute Trauma Certification program.
Beth is trained in EMDR.
Beth sees clients Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Beth's email: [email protected]
Beth is in-network with Aetna, CareFirst, BCBS, Magellan, United Health Care, Cigna, Hopkins EHP and Medicaid.
Rachel "Rikki" Spiegler MSW, LCSW-C, ADHD Certified Provider
Master of Social Work; Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical
ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider
Rikki works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families.
Rikki's training and experience working with children with special needs, their families and caretakers comes from her years of working in the private and public school settings. Rikki has worked with children, teens and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder; ADHD; anxiety; executive functioning deficits; behavior management challenges; social skills challenges; learning disorders; self-injury; mood regulation issues; dysfunctional family dynamics; grief/loss and low self-esteem. Rikki is very familiar with the challenges families face in school systems when their child does not fit the typical student profile. Her knowledge of the Individual Educational Plan (IEP) process and development of 504 Plans has enabled her to guide parents through the process to determine that their child's best interests are being addressed and met. Rikki is quite skilled teaching social skills in individual and group settings.
Rikki believes that a strong therapeutic alliance, positive regard and respect for the individual and family system is paramount when working with her clients and families. She uses an array of modalities based on what the client's and the family's needs are. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Motivational Interviewing (MI); Behavior Management; Mindfulness; Art based and Play based techniques.
Rikki is certified as an ADHD Clinical Services Provider; using her training and experience to guide clients of all ages through the many challenges they face when struggling with ADHD.
Rikki sees clients Tuesdays, Wednesdays
Rikki's email: [email protected]
Rikki is in-network with Aetna, CareFirst, BCBS, Cigna, Hopkins EHP , Medicaid, Medicare, Magellan and UHC.
Jane Swett MSW, LCSW-C
Master of Social Work; Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical
Jane works with children, teens, adults and families.
Jane believes in being genuine and supportive, allowing her to create a safe, empathetic and accepting therapeutic environment. Jane comes to PCCC with over seven years of experience with individual, family and group counseling in outpatient clinical settings and intensive in-home therapy. She is skilled in working with clients who are experiencing life disruptions due to trauma, depression, anxiety, disordered eating, body image issues, self-esteem, parenting/child conflict, autism, emotional/behavioral concerns, adjustment disorders, grief, gender identity issues and conflict in family. Jane uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Strength-based, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Family Therapy, Mindfulness/Meditation, Art based therapy, play based therapy, Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC) for complex trauma for youth and caregiver(s), and Solution-Focused Therapy to help her clients to develop and promote self-healing and internal strength.
Jane sees clients Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Jane's email is [email protected]
Jane is in-network with Aetna, CareFirst, BCBS, Cigna, Magellan, Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, Hopkins EHP and UHC.
Abbie Taylor, MSW, LCSW-C
Master of Social Work; Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical
Abbie works with children, teens, adults, individuals, couples and families.
Abbie's fifteen years of experience in the mental health field taught her there is no "one size fits all" approach to therapy. Abbie's work as a grief therapist in hospice care showed her the power of resiliency and strength as she supported her clients during their difficult experiences. While working with clients in a psychiatric hospital, Abbie's compassion and skills encouraged clients to recognize their core strengths in order to move towards self-awareness, emotional repair and positive change. The diversity of Abbie's work in the mental health field has given her experience and expertise with a variety of mental health diagnosis and issues, including: mood disorders; anxiety; adjustment disorders; depression; trauma; disordered eating and body image; self esteem; self injurious behaviors; developmental disabilities; ADHD; grief/loss; gender identity; family conflict; school related behaviors and struggles; life transitions. Using a strength based, trauma informed approach, Abbie incorporates aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness as well as creative modalities into the therapeutic process, empowering her clients to explore unlimited possibilities in order to heal, repair, change and grow.
Abbie sees clients Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Abbie's email is [email protected]
Abbie is in network with CareFirst, BCBS, Cigna, Medical Assistance, Hopkins EHP, Medicare. and UHC.
Giovanna Baisie-Arthur, Counseling Intern
Gio works with children, teens and emerging adults.
Gio is a second year graduate student in the Clinical Professional Counseling Program at Loyola University Maryland. Gio came to PCCC with a strong background in psychology and a passion for working with multicultural and diverse populations. As an intern under the supervision of our tremendously skilled clinician, Sharon Huffman, Gio is perfecting her ability to incorporate creative modalities into the work she offers her clients. Gio's use of games, play based, art based and movement based activities encourages her young clients to explore and communicate their thoughts and feelings in a productive and therapeutic manner. She is able to use many of the same creative modalities with her adolescent and young adult clients, guiding each client to discover their core strengths. Gio incorporates a combination of interventions that best fits her client's needs, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy. Gio is trained in Social and Emotional Foundations in Early Learning; Psychological First Aid; and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Traumatized Children.
Giovanna sees clients Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday.
Patrick Habermas, Social Work Intern
Patrick works with teens, emerging adults and adults
Patrick made a bold decision to change his career path in order to make his dream of becoming a therapist happen. The education and training he received as a Health Psychology major from Mansfield University led him to the University of Maryland's School of Social Work. As a first year student in the Master of Social Program, Patrick has the opportunity to immerse himself into the academic and clinical environments he was seeking. Patrick's areas of interest include working with individuals struggling with: anxiety; depression; mood disorders; low self-esteem/negative self image; LGBTQ challenges; grief/loss; difficult family relationships; attention deficit disorder; school related challenges and peer conflicts. Patrick encourages his clients to explore the impact life experiences may have on their physical, emotional and mental health by incorporating aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness in the therapeutic process. Patrick provides an environment where clients are able to express thoughts and feelings without judgement. Patrick's goal is to help his clients discover their core strengths, self-reliance, self-awareness and the confidence to make positive changes.
Patrick sees clients Mondays and Wednesdays.
Patrick is under the Supervision of Debbie Disney, LCSW-C.