Meet Our Mental Health Team
Our Management Team
Our Mental Health Treatment Providers
Providers are currently accepting new clients. Contact us at 410-800-2169, option 1, to schedule an appointment/referral.
** Please note: All providers are currently providing Telehealth Services **
Dr. Collins received his Medical Degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, in 2003. He pursued his General Psychiatry training at Howard University, which he completed in 2007. Dr. Collins returned to the University of Maryland, Baltimore, for his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training, which he completed in 2009. Dr. Collins specializes in medication management of psychiatric conditions.
He has particular interest in childhood related conditions, including ADHD, Anxiety disorders, and Autistic Disorders. He works with children, adolescents, and adults.
Note: Dr. Collins works in the Overlea Office, located in the Beltway Plaza and the Harford County Office.
LaToya received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Towson University. She started her healthcare career 18 years ago as a combat medic in the United States Army, treating soldiers and their families. LaToya has worked in Geriatric psychiatry in a local nursing facility. She also has worked on multiple inpatient psychiatric units.
She has experience working with a diverse group of patients. Most recently, LaToya worked on research studies with children and adolescents battling chronic health problems and the natural process of aging. She believes that fostering our mental health is an important part of treating our overall wellness.
Note: Ms. White works at the York- Belvedere Medical Center office, and the Harford County office
Wendy is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Walden University. Wendy has training and experience treating clients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and practice settings, including emergency departments and outpatient clinics. Wendy has been a nurse for 14 years, with most of her experience in the emergency department taking care of severe mental health disorders.
She realized that she wanted to provide extended advanced care to this population, which prompted her to return to school for a higher degree. Wendy treats clients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and schizophrenia. She provides clients with a safe environment and offers culturally diversified care with a holistic approach for mind and body well-being. Each treatment plan is individually comprised of input, not only from Wendy but from the client and therapist as well, truly showing her commitment to individualized, personalized, and comprehensive care for her patients.
Note: Ms. Strong works in the Harford County Office, as well as provides Telehealth Counseling Services.
Donna is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who treats clients of all ages. She received her graduate degree from Frostburg State University and is board certified as a PMHNP by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. After over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse, she decided to become a nurse practitioner.
Donna is also a certified nurse case manager with expertise in assisting clients in navigating the healthcare system’s complexities and obtaining the care they need. Donna believes in a client-centered approach where the client is the most important part of the treatment team. She believes in the importance of therapy and medication and works closely with the client’s therapist to assist the client in attaining their treatment goals. The NP program Donna attended at Frostburg was designed to provide health care services in rural and underserved areas. As a life-long resident of the Eastern Shore of Md, she understands the challenges faced by those living in rural communities and is excited to be a part of the team at the Salisbury office.
Note: Ms. Martin works in the Salisbury Office.
Olalekan Ajayi is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who graduated from Walden University. He is a highly skilled professional with thirteen years’ overall nursing experience, five years in psychiatry before he went back to school and became licensed as a PMHNP. Olalekan’s experience encompasses a commitment to delivering exceptional, qualitative, and compassionate patient care to diverse and multicultural client mixtures.
He has a holistic understanding of psychiatric and medical techniques, processes, and the unique protocols of the Psychiatric-Mental healthcare delivery in outpatient settings, community, correctional health care systems, hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. The years of experience bring to fore proficiency in obtaining a history, carrying out a physical assessment, diagnosing, implementing treatment, and evaluating care outcomes while maintaining safety and promoting client dignity, respect, and in accordance with each facility’s policies and procedure.
Note: Mr. Ajayi works in the Hunt Valley Office, as well as provides Telehealth Services.
Anissa Salerno, PMHNP, is a Child and Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Anissa manages and treats a wide range of mental health concerns, including Autism, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Eating Disorders. Her approach to care recognizes that every patient is unique and should be treated as such.
Anissa provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management with special attention to individual needs, personal history, stressful or traumatic life experiences, and concerns about medications. Anissa approaches patient care with patience, warmth, understanding, and helpful explanations that facilitate treatment and the patient’s sense of comfort and trust. She approaches treatment from a nonjudgmental space allowing the professional relationship to develop. This approach is successful in meeting the needs and desired outcomes of each client. Anissa’s primary focus is providing honest communication with her patients and quality resources for all those involved.
Note: Ms. Salerno works in the York-Belvedere Medical Center.
Jennifer is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who received her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Towson University. Jennifer has specialized training and experience in treating clients across the lifespan with various mental health conditions. She has psychiatric experience, including working in local hospitals, in the emergency room, and in outpatient clinics. Jennifer has been a nurse for over fourteen years with a background in critical care.
Since her first psychiatric clinical experience in nursing school on an acute crisis inpatient unit, Jen has been drawn to psychiatry and helping to heal the mind and body using a holistic approach. She enjoys working collaboratively with other mental health providers and individualizes each treatment plan to suit the most appropriate needs of the client. Jennifer enjoys working with clients with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, other mood disorders, and ADHD. She is fully dedicated to helping to improve the overall quality and well-being of her patients.
Note: Ms. Haller works in our Telehealth division and in our Delaware Offices.
Kwesi is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with a degree from Walden University. Kwesi has 15 years of nursing experience with a focus on critical care and behavioral health. He has extensive experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders from various age groups and cultural demographics.
Specializing in a range of mental health conditions, Kwesi has honed his skills in diagnosing and treating mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and schizophrenia. He approaches each patient with an individualized treatment plan, recognizing the uniqueness of their experiences and tailoring interventions to suit their specific needs. His holistic approach takes into account biological, psychological, social, cultural, and environmental factors that contribute to mental health issues.
Beyond his clinical experience, Kwesi is well known for his empathetic and non-judgmental demeanor. He strongly believes in inclusivity for people from all walks of life. He creates a safe and supportive environment where patients can openly express their thoughts and emotions. His collaborative approach focuses on building a strong therapeutic alliance that involves working closely with patients to set achievable goals, empowering them to actively participate in their healing journey.
Mr. Codrington works in our Hunt Valley office and remotely, providing Telehealth services.
Brandi is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Brandi enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and is passionate about working in the field of early childhood. She has experience providing support to parents with challenging children. Brandi works with a wide range of diagnoses, including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and ADHD.
Her treatment approach incorporates a range of modalities depending on what is most appropriate for each client. Brandi believes in creating a judgment-free space that allows the client to be comfortable and helps them on their journey to self-discovery.
Note: Ms. Tanasescu works remotely, providing Telehealth services.
Ian is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Ian serves as the Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer at Balance Point. For questions, please contact him at (443) 932-4396
He has a decade of experience and started working as a mental health counselor at Sheppard Pratt Hospital in their Child and Adolescent Day Hospital. He also has experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of mental health disorders. To speak with Ian about general questions, concerns, or referrals, please call/text him at (443) 932-4396.
Note: Mr. Bolland works remotely providing Telehealth services.
Jason has been working in the mental health field for over eighteen years providing services to both adolescent and adult clients in various settings. His primary approach utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy principles to help clients build social and emotional skills.
Jason has a firm belief in the importance of understanding the connection between emotions, attitudes, behaviors, and relationships. He uses these concepts to help clients find balance and direction in their lives.
Note: Mr. Quarantillo works in the Harford County Office, as well as provides Telehealth Counseling Services.
Kathryn is a licensed and board-certified art therapist. Over the past 10-years, she has worked with children and adults in a variety of settings. Kathryn has been a counselor and art therapist at Balance Point Wellness since 2017, specializing in interpersonal dynamics, attachment, trauma, and recovery. Her therapeutic approach focuses on healing, resiliency, adaptive coping, and personal insight from a humanistic perspective.
She also uses evidence-based models such as TF-CBT, CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness strategies in her practice. In addition to traditional counseling techniques, Kathryn values art-making as a vehicle for cathartic release, identity development, and healing. She believes that as human beings, we all have a creative side no matter our age, experience level, or background. Kathryn’s approach to art therapy invites participants to explore different materials and find insight into their creative process. More information about art therapy can be found here: https://arttherapy.org/about-art-therapy/
Note: Ms. DeRaffele works in the York-Belvedere Medical Center office.
Germaine has experience working with adults, couples, and families in outpatient therapy and Residential Crisis settings. One of her core beliefs is perspective is everything! She values the individual perspectives of each of the clients she serves. Germaine has experience treating clients with ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders, substance use disorders, personality disorders, and trauma. She is also passionate about working with clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
She believes in an eclectic approach to working with clients, opting to use various treatment strategies to address their needs and goals. Germaine utilizes guided meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and deep breathing to help her clients center and get in touch with their authentic self. She believes that an inner voice can help clients gain insight, resolve feelings associated with trauma, and regulate emotions. She uses mindfulness-based strategies alone or in conjunction with other treatment modalities such as CBT, Acceptance, and Commitment therapy (ACT), and DBT. Germaine has a holistic approach to treatment; assisting clients in exploring various aspects of their environment, such as nutrition work and exercise, impacts their functioning. She encourages them to explore making changes that can positively impact their emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.
Note: Ms. Banner-Wills works in the York-Belvedere Medical Center office.
Kimberly has worked in the counseling field for several years in various settings, including outpatient and school-based. Her approach to therapy involves working with you as a team to assist you in returning to your previous level of happiness.
Therapy is about empowering you, providing you with the tools to be able to cope with day to day stressors that, at times, can seem to be overwhelming. She enjoys working with clients 5 years old and older. She utilizes a variety of approaches as each individual is unique, and each session with the same individual can also be unique.
Note: Ms. Maher works in the Harford County Office, located at 2015 Emmorton Rd.
Dr. Hall earned a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington DC (ASPP, Washington DC). He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in childhood obesity at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.
Dr. Hall serves children, adolescents, adults, and families. His clinical interests include psychological adjustment and lifestyle issues, disruptive mood and behavior disorders, and multicultural/diversity issues in health and wellness. His intervention approach integrates elements of cognitive-behavioral and person-centered therapy.
Note: Dr. Hall works in the York-Belvedere Medical Center office.
Shenna is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and believes in the power of a positive therapeutic relationship and the client’s ability to utilize their strengths in their treatment. She has experience as a school-based mental health therapist, working with children in Baltimore City who present with various diagnoses.
She has also worked with adults in several outpatient mental health settings who have struggled with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, and other diagnoses. Her approach incorporates many treatment modalities, and she will utilize whatever feels right with each client. Shenna enjoys using humor in sessions to help clients develop the skills and resources necessary for positive change and personal growth.
Note: Ms. Warner works in our School-Based Program.
Bethany Benson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Board-Certified Supervisor for the State of Maryland. She has experience working with adults, children, and families in both the school and outpatient settings. Before joining Balance Point Wellness, she worked with children ranging from ages four to fifteen in a school setting and adults experiencing chronic homelessness in Baltimore City.
Bethany has experience working with individuals with various diagnoses, including but not limited to Adjustment Issues, Grief, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder, Trauma, Anxiety, and Depressive Disorders. She uses an eclectic approach grounded in CBT, Play therapy, and Person-Centered, tailored to each individual’s specific needs. Bethany believes in the power of a positive therapeutic relationship to help each individual find healing and reach their fullest potential.
Note: Ms. Benson works in our School-Based program.
Johanna brings over 15 years experience in the mental health field to Balance Point Wellness, LLC. She helps children, adolescents, and adults achieve their personal goals through a delicate balance of acceptance and change.
Johanna specializes in anxiety and mood disorders and utilizes a variety of evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. She also works with trauma victims and is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Note: Ms. Howe works remotely, providing Telehealth services and in our York Road office.
Ronald is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Before joining the Balance Point team, Ron worked at a group practice where he provided individual and group therapy. He has experience working with children, teenagers, and adults.
Most of his focus is on teenagers with problem behaviors. Ron works with a wide range of diagnoses, including (but not limited to) Anxiety, Depression, Trauma Disorder, ADHD, and physical abuse. Ron uses a CBT approach but believes in allowing the client to drive, which modality works best for them.
Note: Mr. Howley works in our Harford office, and remotely, providing Telehealth for Maryland and Delaware.
Jaime is a Licensed Master Social Worker who earned her degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Jaime has experience working with children and adolescents in school settings in areas such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and grief support. She also works with adults in the clinic setting.
Jaime’s clinical passions include anxiety, grief/loss, and life transitions. She utilizes a strengths-based approach and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and believes in the power of humor with her clients. Jaime understands that therapy is a collaborative effort where the client and therapist work together to create positive changes and accomplish goals.
Note: Ms. Marcucci works in the York-Belvedere Medical Center office.
Cynthia earned her master’s of social work degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work, specializing in therapy with families and children. The majority of Cynthia’s career has been spent helping students and families overcome issues of trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, as well as co-occurring disorders.
Cynthia also works with clients in the clinic setting. Cynthia believes therapeutic relationships start with empathy and meeting the client where they are.
Note: Ms. Morris works in our school-based program.
Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Board-Certified Supervisor for the State of Maryland. Jessica’s current areas of clinical focus are with adolescents (16 and older), adults, and couples by helping them through life’s challenges. She specializes in treating individuals who come to counseling for Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, bipolar disorders, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues, and other emotional and trauma-related disorders.
She utilizes an integrative and client-centered approach and draws from Cognitive-Behavioral, Rational-Emotive, Motivational Enhancement, Dialectical-Behavioral, Trauma-Informed therapies, and mindfulness-based modalities. She assists people who are having a tough time dealing with life stressors to find new ways for healing optimum functioning, and to help them “thrive vs. survive.”
Note: Ms. Hurst works in the Hunt Valley Office.
Jayyidah Clarke has over 10 years’ experience working as a licensed social worker in the behavioral health field. She believes that each person holds the capacity to utilize their creativity to resolve life’s challenges; working together towards developing new insights that inform change.
Jayyidah believes therapy is most effective when we observe/discuss the challenges, symptoms, or problems that bring you to therapy and also observe/discuss your strengths. Sometimes life brings us opportunities to see ourselves more clearly through that with which we struggle. Jayyidah is a fan of mindfulness-based practices and incorporates this practice when clinically appropriate. She also utilizes CBT and play therapy as needed with children and adolescents. Jayyidah works with all ages and has experience working with individuals with dual-diagnosis or trauma.
Note: Ms. Clarke works in the Harford County Office, located at 2015 Emmorton Rd.
Daniel received his social work license with a concentration in behavioral health from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Daniel has experience working with adolescents and adults of all ages seeking support for challenges such as ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and relationship problems. In addition to his clinical experience, Daniel provided workshops on various topics, including happiness, productivity, relationship skills, and trauma.
His primary approach is CBT and other techniques, such as motivational interviewing, psychodynamic, systems, and existential modalities. Daniel allows the nature of his clients’ personalities and challenges to dictate which particular modality best suits them. He believes that optimal results from therapy originate from the very nature of the client-therapist relationship itself.
Note: Mr. Stewart works remotely, providing services using Telehealth.
Life is challenging but doesn’t have to be painful, and Gerrie believes everyone has the capacity to be the best version of themselves. Gerrie has a diverse background with advanced education in social work, psychology, anthropology, and American Sign Language. Each discipline has given her extensive knowledge, a solid theoretical foundation, and an open, accepting mindset.
Gerrie and her clients work as a collaborative partnership where they work together to identify what obstacles you are faced with and together identify strategies that can help you move forward towards a meaningful change. Gerrie is especially effective working with adults struggling with anxiety, life transitions (i.e., graduation, divorce, empty nest), grief (death of loved one including beloved pets, job, health, age), infertility, or feel stuck, confused and lost. She uses a variety of tailored techniques to meet each person’s specific needs to gain insight and a new perspective.
Note: Ms. Bender works in the Harford County Office located at 2015 Emmorton Rd.
Mike Andrews, LCSW-C (he/him), lives in Baltimore and holds an MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. His therapeutic approach integrates contemporary relational psychoanalysis, Client-Centered Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Mike employs a straightforward, conversational style in sessions, fostering an open and collaborative space. Specializing in working with adults experiencing panic, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, personality, and gender issues, Mike is committed to accompanying clients toward mental health and lasting change.
Note: Mr. Andrews works in the York-Belvedere Medical Center Office.
Melissa has experience working with children, adults, and families in various settings, including schools and partial hospitalization programs. She has experience treating clients with ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, school-related issues, and various other diagnoses. Melissa’s goal as a therapist is to create a supportive and intentional space for positive change.
She utilizes multiple counseling theories and techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy based on each individual’s unique needs. Melissa strives to help her clients process and recognize the root of their struggles, develop healthy coping skills, and assist them in living a life aligned with their true values.
Note: Ms. Ouazana works in the Baltimore County School-Based Program and remotely, providing Telehealth services.
Tayler received her degree in counseling psychology from Loyola University, Maryland. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Tayler has experience treating clients with depression, eating disorders, anxiety, PTSD, and interpersonal/relationship issues.
Previously, she worked with clients who experienced sexual assault to provide them with trauma-informed care. She uses a client-centered approach to foster a supportive therapeutic relationship and also draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness to help clients identify positive coping skills. Tayler is committed to helping clients as they navigate their journey toward healing and recovery.
Note: Ms. Bowman works remotely using Telehealth.
Courtney has spent her career curating a person-centered approach, which allows for the consistent building of strong therapeutic relationships. While earning her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University, Courtney completed her internship at Friendship Public Charter Schools Collegiate Academy, Washington, DC.
In doing this, she was given the opportunity to work with adolescents from diverse economic backgrounds, which expanded her views regarding the definitions of meaningful work within the counseling setting. After receiving her masters, she worked at Turning Point Clinic, Baltimore, MD. Utilizing her experience, she helped individuals suffering from substance use disorders realize the effect internal as well as external factors have on their use. During her counseling sessions, using a combination of techniques including but not limited to mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy, Courtney strives to walk with her patients as they travel down the myriad paths their journey takes them on.
Note: Ms. Matthews works remotely, providing Telehealth Services.
Shraga obtained his master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University. Shraga brings years of experience with children, teens, and their families as a teacher and assistant principal. He believes in the potential of every client and is passionate about tapping into their diverse strengths.
He has worked with both children and adults on issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and other emotional dysregulation like oppositional behaviors and anger challenges. He uses various modalities to help clients gain insight, self-awareness, and the empowerment to embrace life’s challenges.
Note: Mr. Freedman works remotely providing Telehealth Services and works in the York-Belvedere Medical Center Office.
Carrie is a Licensed Master Social Worker who graduated from the University of Maryland – School of Social Work. She has experience in providing therapy to adults, coping with a wide variety of challenges. Carrie has a passion for working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, Bi-Polar Disorders, Co-occurring Disorders, and trauma.
She believes therapy is most effective when the client’s strengths are at the center of treatment. Most of my interventions include mindfulness-based practices, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and solution-focused therapy. My work has always focused on the importance of the therapeutic relationship and working together to help each client reach their highest potential.
Note: Ms. Holleran works in the Harford County Office, located at 2015 Emmorton Rd.
Brenda is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with eight years of experience working within community mental health. She is a person-centered therapist and works with children, families, couples, and individuals with various presentations.
She primarily focuses on mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, and improving communication and personal life skills. She is also a board-approved clinical supervisor since 2017.
Note: Ms. Santosus works in the Overlea Office, located in the Belair Beltway Plaza.
Cassidy is a Licensed Master Social Worker, graduating from Salisbury University with her Bachelors in Social Work and Masters in Social Work. She has over five years of experience working with children, families, and adults in various settings, including outpatient mental health clinics, schools, and community-based programs.
Working to provide person-centered care for each client, she uses various treatment approaches, including but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Meditation, Solution-Focused work, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy. Cassidy believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to continually grow and thrive by nurturing their unique abilities, strengths, and aspirations. Her primary purpose is to provide an empowering and empathetic environment for clients to navigate through their path of healing.
Note: Ms. Dolby works in the Salisbury Office.
Faith holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland and a Master’s in Social Work from Salisbury University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Mental Health and Human Services.
She is a Marine Corps veteran with over ten years of experience providing social services to Marines, soldiers, veterans, and their family members. She also has experience in providing school-based mental health services to adolescents and their families.
Note: Ms. Lahmon-Martin works remotely providing Telehealth Services.
Marianne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work. She has been working in the mental health field for almost 25 years. The majority of that time has been as a school-based clinician in a local county high school.
Marianne finds the complexity and energy that teenagers bring to treatment exciting. She not only enjoys working with teenagers but adults of all ages who find themselves struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, crises, and other stressors that are maybe impacting their ability to be the best they can be. Marianne employs such treatment as Cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and strengths-based modalities. Marianne’s work with teenagers frequently leads to her working with their caregivers/parents as well. She finds this both challenging and rewarding for everyone involved because as solutions are sought, understanding improves, and relationships are rebuilt.
Note: Ms. Kadyszewski works remotely providing Telehealth Services.
James is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. He received his master’s degree in Applied Psychology and a certificate in professional counseling studies from the University of Baltimore. James’ clinical experience includes helping clients with anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, and more.
James describes his approach to counseling as leaning heavily into person-centered principles, with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. James enjoys working with diverse people and firmly believes that they have their own strengths, even if they may not immediately recognize them. In working with diverse people, James likes to let clients’ personal values guide the therapeutic process.
Note: Mr. Smith works in the York-Belvedere Medical Center Office.
Sara is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience providing services to children, adolescents, and adults. Sara is passionate about working with teenagers and young adults navigating through life transitions and challenges.
She has experience in working with anxiety, depression, grief & loss, and ADHD. Sara utilizes a strengths-based approach and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in working collaboratively with clients to meet their goals. She hopes to partner with each of her clients on their journey to becoming the best and healthiest versions of themselves that they can be.
Note: Ms. LaMonica works in the Hunt Valley Office.
Chelise is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist working with adults, teens, couples, and families. Her clinical experience includes helping clients with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, spirituality, faith crisis, and relationship difficulties.
She describes her approach to therapy as experiential and person-centered. She favors narrative and strengths-based models and incorporates mind-body work, such as guided imagery and mindfulness practices. Her therapeutic practice is informed by background and master’s degree in storytelling, and she has a passion for helping clients meaningfully re-story their lives.
Note: Ms. Fox works in the Harford County Office, located at 2015 Emmorton Rd.
Michelle is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. She has been part of Balance Point Wellness, as an intern, for over a year. Michelle started her journey as a Healthcare Leadership Coach, receiving her Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University certification.
She looks forward to integrating her counseling and coaching skills to work with clients on finding balance and self-acceptance while removing barriers.
Note: Ms. Jolley works in the Hunt Valley Office and remotely providing Telehealth Services.
Bushra Queraishi is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Maryland, Baltimore. Bushra has experience working with diverse populations, including drug and alcohol treatment, Diabetes care management, and the foster care system. She specializes in clients experiencing depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, anger management, addiction recovery, chronic diseases, and personality disorders.
Bushra empowers clients by providing them with tools to improve self-determination, life skills, and coping skills to manage mental health and life challenges. She utilizes evidence-based modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Mindfulness , and Psychoanalysis. Lastly, Bushra builds on my skills by engaging in CEU pertaining, trauma, DBT, EMDR, and other processing treatment modalities.
Note: Ms. Queraishi works remotely providing Telehealth Services.
Shira received her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University. Her education is a culmination of years of teaching and mentoring teenagers in the community. She has experience working with individuals and groups of all ages on various mental health concerns. She believes in meeting clients where they are at, helping them find their inner wisdom, and guiding them in a non-judgmental, empathetic space.
She simultaneously focuses on finding practical solutions to currents concerns and improving one’s wellbeing while healing the past that has left its impact. Shira works with teenagers and adults with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, poor self-esteem, and PTSD utilizing an integrative holistic approach according to each client’s needs, including CBT, attachment and inner child work, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, and body-based therapy, and expressive therapies. She strives to make therapy a safe and comfortable place where clients can develop a deeper and more compassionate understanding of themselves and how to live their best life.
Note: Ms. Katz works in the York-Belvedere Medical Center Office.
Adina is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who earned her degree from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Adina believes in a strengths-based therapeutic approach to empower her clients to strengthen their belief in themselves and learn to have a more positive outlook on life.
Adina believes that hope is the most important thing to impart to her clients and uses mindfulness as a modality for achieving this. Adina has experience working with various populations, such as children, special needs adults, and geriatrics. Adina understands the importance of being accepting of individuals of all backgrounds and cultures and is passionate about working with them to help each client grow, be empowered, and heal.
Note: Ms. Raskin works remotely using Telehealth.
Mary is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical with a Master’s in Social Work from Rutgers University. In addition to her experience as a clinician in outpatient and school-based mental health programs, Mary has a background working in the child welfare system and has a particular passion for working with children who have experienced trauma.
Mary specializes in Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Trauma-related disorders in children and adults in school-based and Equine Facilitated Therapy settings
Note: Ms. Tupper works in the Baltimore County School-Based Program and Equine Facilitated Program.
Heather is a Licensed Master Social Worker who earned her graduate degree from Southeastern University. She specializes in providing therapy to young children experiencing a variety of challenges. Heather is passionate about helping children learn to identify and process emotions using mindfulness and coping skills.
Note: Ms. Huber works in the Baltimore County School-Based Program.
Kyle is a Licensed Certified Social Worker who graduated from the University of Maryland – School of Social Work. Kyle believes that therapy can help anyone grow into the most complete and healthy version of themselves and wants to help you benefit as well. In a warm, non-judgmental, and trauma-informed therapeutic environment Kyle will assist you in pursuing personal goals and gaining insight into who you are, why you do what you do, and how you can align your psychology with your higher motivations.
Since 2015 Kyle has provided outpatient psychotherapy in a variety of settings to adolescents, adults, couples, and families utilizing concepts from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and emerging research in mindfulness. Kyle works with clients managing a variety of symptoms relating to such challenges as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and adjusting to life’s ups and downs. Kyle strives to create an environment that validates and celebrates the strengths of all individuals, with particular attention to the unique traits and challenges of LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent people.
Note: Mr. Jernigan works in the Overlea Office, located in the Belair Beltway Plaza.
Leah is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor who earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Leah has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She has worked with a wide range of individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, ADHD, self-esteem concerns, and more.
Leah believes that a strong therapeutic relationship is essential in successful therapy. Therefore, she provides a safe space for her clients to open up and be themselves while meeting them with empathy, compassion, and accountability. Leah works side by side with her clients to help them see their potential and help them gain insight into themselves, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and trust themselves as having the power over their healing. Her approach is eclectic and tailored to each client. However, she tends to use therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness the most. Leah is honored to be a part of your journey toward healing and self-growth.
Note: Ms. Childersworks in the Hunt Valley Office.
Hannah is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. While in graduate school. Hannah completed a one-year internship in San Diego, California, working with veterans of the U.S. armed forces. Her clinical treatment experience includes depression, anxiety, homelessness, and substance use.
Hannah primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy elements in her treatment approaches and enjoys using solution-focused therapy. Overall, Hannah uses an eclectic treatment approach and enjoys working with adolescents and adults facing a wide array of problems.
Note: Ms. Seibert works remotely, providing Telehealth services.
Chavon is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor from the University of Central Oklahoma. Chavon has treated children ages six and up, teens, young adults, and adults battling addiction, depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD, mood disorders, low self-esteem, trauma, LGBTQ+ concerns, and navigating the many life changes that one may experience.
She uses various techniques with all clients, including CBT, DBT, play therapy, motivational interviewing, existentialism, solution-focused, mindfulness, and holistic methods. By providing a safe and warm environment, clients can recognize their strengths, properly define their concerns, and utilize new skills and techniques that increase personal well-being while opening the doors to purpose and unseen possibilities.
Note: Ms. McMillian works remotely, providing Telehealth services and our School-Based program.
Gabriella is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Medaille College. Gabriella has worked in the mental health field for five years and has experience working in many settings, including hospitals, residential, and outpatient programs. As a counselor, Gabriella has experience working with all ages, from children to adults.
Gabriella uses cognitive behavioral therapy and person-centered techniques to help individuals achieve their mental health goals. Gabriella has a strong passion for helping others through their journey of healing and growth.
Note: Ms. Restuccia works remotely providing Telehealth services.
Lauren Robinson is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who obtained both her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Social Work at Salisbury University. Lauren has experience providing individual and group therapy to children, teens, and young adult women with various mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Lauren has a passion for incorporating creative art therapies, alongside Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), to help clients develop and foster mental, emotional, and social skills.
Ms. Robinson works in the Salisbury Office.
Eleeshabah is a Licensed Master Social Worker, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, with her degree in Social Work. Eleeshabah is aware of the negative impact of some societal variables and is passionately focused on facilitating client success through meaningful and highly effective therapeutic interventions. She has been a social worker for the past nine years. Her specialty is Children and Family Health, and she has worked with children and families impacted by various morbidities and social disparities. Her work is grounded in the belief that every person can achieve success, given adequate support and tailored tools and resources.
Ms. Yahudah-Yisrael works in the Hunt Valley office.
Elizabeth “Liz” Ruffo, LGPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and received her degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Liz has experience working with children and adults, in individual and group settings on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Liz’s passion is helping her clients learn their strengths and paths in life and being a facilitator along their process.
Ms. Ruffo works in the Salisbury office.
Leslie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of experience working with children and youth. She is a person-centered therapist and certified in CBT, specializing in youth who have experienced trauma. She is a board-approved supervisor. Leslie focuses on anxiety, depression, and behavioral challenges and seeks to improve the activities of daily living, social skills, and life skills of children and youth.
Ms. Allen works in our Harford County office
Elizabeth is a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) from Salisbury University – School of Social Work. She has experience working with children and adults in both individual and group settings. In addition, she has experience working with individuals seeking treatment for anxiety, depression, PTSD, family/relationship conflict, parenting skills, anger management, trauma, ADHD, bipolar disorder, grief and bereavement, and other co-occurring disorders.
Elizabeth uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a strengths-based approach to help her clients grow from personal experiences and conflicts. Elizabeth sees the importance of the therapeutic relationship, so she offers a safe space and nurturing environment for all her clients. Elizabeth has a strong passion for helping her clients reach their full potential and supporting them during their time of growth.
Ms. Norris works in our school-based program.
Andrew Harris is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 2013. His schooling focused on the difficulties we encounter as we grow old. Since that time, however, he has worked in numerous settings and has experience with a wide range of clinical presentations.
Andrew enjoys helping Clients recognize that life can be tragic, messy, and overbearing but also beautiful, rich, and rewarding. He has received training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy and was a fellow at the Baltimore- Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. In addition, Andrew enjoys helping each client develop their own unique “type” of therapy to realize their full potential.
Mr. Harris works in our Hunt Valley office.
Rhoda believes that everyone has a gift; it just takes some people longer to unwrap it. She has fourteen years of experience in The Behavioral Health Field, which includes Inpatient, Residential, and Community Mental Health settings. Some of the tools that she uses are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Her specialties include Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and Chronic Medical Issues. Rhoda also specializes in working with Individuals Diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease. Lastly, Rhoda is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor who works with Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders.
Note: Ms. Phillips works in the Delaware office.
Taylor is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker who earned her graduate degree in social work from Salisbury University. She has experience providing therapy and psychoeducation to individuals and groups in an inpatient setting for co-occurring disorders, bipolar disorders, PTSD, depression, anxiety, trauma, and more. Taylor utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and a strengths-based approach to enhance collaborative efforts with clients. She also focuses on stress and anger management, emotional recognition and regulation, mindfulness techniques, and developing coping skills.
Note: Ms. Myers-Morgan works in the School-Based program.
Zoe is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker who earned her graduate degree in social work from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Zoe has spent most of her budding career working in schools as a school-based social worker and has many years of experience working with children. At Balance Point Wellness, she is both a school-based social worker as well as an Equine-Assisted Therapist, in which she provides therapy on a farm while engaging clients with horses. In addition, Zoe is passionate about holistic psychology and uses a trauma-informed lens in her therapeutic interventions.
Note: Ms. DeGrazia works in the School-Based program and our Equine Facilitated program.
Sydney is a Licensed Master Social Worker and earned her Master’s in Social Work from Marywood University. She is passionate about providing children, adolescents, and young adults with the skills and support necessary to thrive in their environment. She has experience working with various individuals, including trauma survivors, adults with mental health diagnoses, and youth with autism, ADHD, and other behavioral concerns. Her approach incorporates client-centered and person-in-environment perspectives, valuing the diversity of clients’ experiences and self-determination.
Ms. Stone works remotely, providing Telehealth services.
Leslie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Prolonged Exposure Therapist, which is a treatment modality for those with PTSD. Leslie earned her Master of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, with a concentration in Couple and Family Therapy, from Chestnut Hill College. Leslie’s PE certification was completed with the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania.
Leslie enjoys working with adults 21 years and older and is experienced working with individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds utilizing a client-centered, systems approach. Leslie is passionate about removing the stigma often associated with mental healthcare, most especially for BIPOC. Leslie is empathetic and compassionate and provides culturally sensitive, and trauma-informed care seeks to build strong therapeutic alliances and believes in working collaboratively with clients to address their presenting concern(s) and to identify their therapeutic goals. Leslie utilizes various treatment modalities to promote resilience, growth, healing, and overall sustainable improved well-being.
Ms. Taylor works in the Delaware office and works remotely, providing Telehealth services.
Alysha Menkis is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who obtained her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. She also obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Small Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Western Connecticut State University.
After obtaining her master’s, Alysha worked with children and adolescents as a school counselor. In this capacity, she created and implemented classroom lessons and provided individual and group counseling to help students learn social skills, executive functioning, and conflict resolution. Alysha works with children and adolescents who have a variety of diagnoses, including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, adjustment, ADHD, and mood disorders. She uses a variety of methods, such as play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness.
Note: Ms. Menkis works in the Baltimore County School-Based Program.
Tiahna Pantovich is a Licensed Master Social Worker who specializes in individual and group therapy, focusing on grief, trauma, separation, substance use, and relationships. She has provided therapy both in Washington, D.C., and Maryland, virtually and in person. Using a mixed-methods, eclectic approach along with her wide-ranging education, she creates a supportive therapeutic space to grow, solve problems, and improve one’s mental health. She has an education in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a graduate degree in Social Work from Howard University. She has conducted research in mental health and social work, publishing in multiple languages. Therapy can be provided in up to three languages virtually on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis.
Note: Ms. Pantovich works remotely providing Telehealth services.
Nadiyah is a Licensed Master Social Worker who earned her graduate degree in social work from Fordham University. She has experience working with youth, young adults, and families in residential, school, and community mental health settings. She uses a strength-based approach to help individuals to discover their potential and improve their wellness.
Note: Ms. Williams works remotely providing Telehealth services.
Jessica is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The George Washington University. Jessica has been trained in cognitive behavioral individual and family therapy by the Youth and Family Services Bureau. She has experience working with substance use disorders, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, and psychosis. She has worked for the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center as a substance use and mental health counselor. She is passionate about incorporating cultural identity into therapy and helping clients explore who they are and how their personality helps them make their way in the world.
Jessica is available to work with young adults and adults in individual or family therapy. Sometimes our minds are not safe spaces for us, and Jessica is committed to working with you to make your mind a safe and peaceful place for you to be.
Ms. Qureshi works in our Baltimore office providing Telehealth services.
Colleen is a Licensed Master Social Worker from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her approach to care is providing a supportive and therapeutic space for clients to learn ways to improve their satisfaction and quality of life. This is achieved through the use of various clinical tools such as solutions-focused strategies, cognitive behavioral skills (CBT), and mindfulness techniques. The treatment sessions and therapeutic techniques will be tailored to the client’s strengths and needs. Whether the client is working through a traumatic event, grief, or other stressful life situation or experiencing ongoing or periodic anxiety or depression, a safe space to utilize various modalities of treatment will be created. Colleen believes one of the most important aspects of treatment is the therapeutic relationship and strives to deliver a positive experience for all clients to achieve client goals.
Ms. Cronin works in our Harford County School-Based program.
John Collier is a Licensed Master Social Worker from Salisbury University. John enjoys working with people from all walks of life and takes pride in his ability to help others process their trauma, anxiety, ADHD, depression, and more. John utilizes a combination of CBT, ACT, and various other therapeutic techniques. John is a laid-back and open-minded therapist and can assure you that our sessions will be an environment where you are comfortable opening up.
Mr. Collier works in our Salisbury office.
Connor is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) who earned her Master’s degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in the clinic and farm setting. Connor’s clinical experience includes helping clients with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ASD, trauma, and more.
Connor provides equine-facilitated therapy at our farm location and in-clinic and telehealth services. She describes her approach to counseling as integrative and holistic, utilizing a person-centered approach, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). In addition, she believes in building a collaborative and supportive relationship with her clients to help them feel empowered in their own therapeutic journey.
Ms. Bayley works in our Hunt Valley office.
Jessica Wise is a Licensed Master Social Worker, having obtained her MSW from Salisbury University in Maryland. Jessica has experience working with adolescents and adults, including Veterans. Jessica specializes in the treatment of a range of diagnoses including, but not limited to, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use Disorders, and ADHD.
Jessica uses trauma-informed care in all of her treatment and supports the LGBTQ+ community. Jessica incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness into her practice, as well as many other treatments tailored to the needs of the client. Jessica believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship and creating an atmosphere of trust and respect for each individual’s unique lived experience.
Note: Ms. Wise works in our Telehealth Program
Amy Nicholson, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker and has over 14 years of Behavioral Health experience. Amy has worked in a psychiatric inpatient setting in a Co-Occurring Disorders Unit, where she developed over five years of expertise in case management and crisis intervention. In addition, Amy has over 9 year’s experience providing mental health therapy for adults. Amy primarily uses an Eclectic Therapy approach but mostly draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapies and Mindfulness Techniques to assist her clients. Amy has a wealth of experience and knowledge in treating various conditions, most specifically depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, stress management, and relationship issues. Amy seeks to provide compassion, support, guidance, and her authenticity to enable her clients to draw on their own strengths and reach their full potential.
Note: Ms. Nicholson works remotely in our Maryland Telehealth program.
Jodi Schuleman is a Licensed Master Social Worker from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Her passion for working with children and adolescents has been fueled by her work in both educational and mental health settings. Her experience includes working with clients who are facing challenges with anxiety; depression; grief/loss; self-esteem/body image issues; adjustment disorders; school-related issues; learning disorders; ADHD; family/relationship challenges; peer relationships; LGBTQ and gender identity issues; stress management; social skills challenges, as well as other emotional and behavioral issues.
She provides a warm, healing space where clients can explore their experiences without judgment or fear. She practices a humanistic approach based on the individual’s needs. By using integrative methods of therapy that incorporate a Client-Centered approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), Mindfulness, and expressive modalities(art, music, writing, and play), she allows her clients to identify and achieve personal goals. Jodi works collaboratively with her clients as they integrate skills and techniques in the therapeutic setting that empower her clients to recognize their core strengths, power of resiliency, and self-worth. Helping clients discover and acknowledge their strengths while incorporating new coping strategies is the key to successful therapeutic outcomes.
Note: Ms. Schuleman works in our Baltimore County School-Based Program
Jennifer Lannigan is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who earned her MSW from the University of Maryland – School of Social Work. Jennifer has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in various capacities for over 10 years. Jennifer’s experience includes working with at-risk youth involved in the juvenile justice system, students in middle and high school settings, case management, and crisis intervention with clients of all ages. By utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused therapy, mindfulness, and others, Jennifer works with her clients to address various challenges such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and trauma. Jennifer is passionate about creating a warm, welcoming, and empathetic environment while utilizing strengths-based practices to encourage, cultivate and empower the client’s individual growth and overall healing.
Note: Ms. Lannigan works in our Baltimore County School-Based Program.
Amanda is a Licensed Master’s in Social Work who has been working in the mental health field for over five years. Amanda received her Master’s degree from Arizona State University and has worked with both the juvenile and adult judicial systems providing treatment to patients with a wide variety of diagnoses, including mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Amanda has experience in a large range of client-centered modalities, including CBT and DBT, and looks forward to working with clients on their paths to reaching their goals.
Ms. Romero works in the York-Belvedere Office.
Katie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in the mental health field for the last five years. She has spent her career working with children, teenagers, young adults, and families in a variety of settings, including private counseling practice, crisis counseling, and the child welfare system. She provides person-centered care and primarily uses the evidence-based modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness Techniques to work with clients. Katie specializes in anxiety, depression, and coping with life’s changes. She provides a non-judgmental and empathetic environment to nurture the therapeutic relationship.
Note: Ms. Hitch works in our Salisbury office.
Lexie is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor from the City University of New York’s Hunter College with experience providing individual and group therapy to adults and young people in nonprofit and community mental health settings. Lexie approaches therapy as a partnership. She draws on a range of therapeutic approaches that meet each of her client’s unique needs, strengths, and goals.
Lexie earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the City University of New York’s Hunter College. There, she received the award for Counseling Service & Advocacy. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Stanford University.
Note: Ms. Frosh works in the Baltimore County School-Based Program and remotely, providing Telehealth Services.
Chanee Gibson is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor holding a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bowie State University and a Master’s in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University. Chanee has an extensive background in working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. In her free time, Chanee likes to spend time with her family in addition to reading.
Note: Ms. Gibson works remotely in our Telehealth program.
Brittlie Agostino is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor from Walden University with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Towson University. She is dedicated to helping individuals of all ages and backgrounds and mainly practices through an existential lens. This modality helps individuals and families understand themselves and the world through a wider lens while also focusing on what is most important to them. She has experience working with adults with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders.
Note: Ms. Agostino works remotely using Telehealth.
Joshua is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Baltimore. He has experience working with a wide variety of adults with specialties in anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance abuse, autism spectrum disorder, and intellectual disabilities. Joshua uses a person-centered framework with techniques from CBT, ACT, and motivational interviewing. During his free time, he likes to spend time with friends and family as well as playing a variety of games.
Note: Mr. Humphreys works in our Hunt Valley office and works remotely providing Telehealth services.
Anna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a Board approved supervisor with a Master’s degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America. She has over 25 years of experience working with youth and adults in the mental and behavioral health fields. Her background includes working with at-risk youth and their families to support and safely maintain them in their homes and community, working with youth and families utilizing a team-based, wraparound approach, and working with children, adolescents, and parents involved with child welfare.
Anna’s eclectic approach is strengths-based and person-centered and helps clients gain insight into their underlying story and how it connects to their functioning, emotions, behaviors, and relationships. She believes in tailoring therapeutic goals and interventions according to the needs of the individual. Anna provides a supportive environment and empowers clients to develop self-awareness and shift perspectives to create positive changes in their lives.
Note: Ms. Jung works remotely, providing telehealth services.
Rachel is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Rachel’s vision for her approach to working with clients offers an applied integrative theoretical and holistic lens. Foundational theories informing Rachel’s approach to clinical work include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused approaches, and Compassion-focused. She has experience working with adults with substance use and mental health disorders at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Rachel will create a safe, nurturing, and nonjudgmental space for clients to process trauma and cope with life’s challenges. Rachel hopes to collaborate on ways to increase awareness of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors as it relates to mood disorders, relationship conflict, and overall well-being.
Note: Ms. Fields works in our York-Belvadere office and remotely, providing Telehealth Services.
Kirsten is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. She also obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Child and Adolescent Studies from Bowie State University. Prior to becoming an LMSW, she worked as an Applied Behavior Analysis for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder for three years. Kirsten strives to create a healing and nonjudgmental environment for her clients, utilizing a client-centered approach. By using various clinical tools such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, solution-focused strategies, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), she works alongside her clients to identify and accomplish goals. Kirsten also works with her clients to identify triggers, empower them, and provide them with the necessary tools to overcome trauma and become the best version of themselves.
Note: Ms. Beasley works in our School-Based program and sees clients over Telehealth
Rosa is a Licensed Master Social Worker who graduated from Daemen College. She is passionate about helping individuals through a holistic approach, incorporating both the mind and body into the therapy process through meditation and mindfulness, CBT approaches, and somatic awareness. Rosa has experience working with adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, relationship and attachment issues, and life transitions. She has a special interest in perinatal mental health, empowering women throughout their pregnancy and postpartum journey.
Note: Ms. Bennett works remotely, providing Telehealth services.
Matthew Wagner is a Licensed Master Social Worker who earned his degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Matthew has experience serving at-risk youth, houseless persons in Baltimore City, as well as adults of all ages with substance use disorders. Matthew has worked with a wide range of issues, such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, and more.
When assisting clients in reaching their goals, Matthew focuses efforts on practicing CBT, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. In order to create a more well-rounded approach to healing, Matthew likes to incorporate nature and creativity to help the client facilitate an outlet for healing and exploration of various coping skills. Matthew strives to create an empowering and non-judgmental environment in which the client’s strengths, personalities, and learning styles are incorporated to discover an individualized path to wellness.
Note: Mr. Wagner works in our Belvedere/York Rd office.
Reggie is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who earned his degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work. Reggie has experience working with those dealing with anxiety, ADHD, codependency, depression, grief, PTSD, racial issues, trauma, and more. He has provided services in schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, community centers, and government agencies.
Reggie generally has an eclectic approach but often utilizes strengths-based perspectives and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as points of reference for intervention. He has a passion for helping others to become aware of subconscious patterns, take responsibility for that which is in their control, commit to course correction, & learn ways to cope with the discomfort of change. Reggie strives to create a space for willful souls to embark on adventurous endeavors, discover meaning from life experiences & transform tragedy into triumph.
Note: Mr. McHenry works remotely, providing telehealth services.
Diego has experience working with a diverse range of individuals, couples, groups, and families in English and Spanish. He has worked in domains such as restorative justice, LGBTQ+ affirming, community mental health, and private practice and with presenting issues including ADHD, anxiety, depression, cultural/racial distress, PTSD, and life transitions. Diego believes empowering clients with strategies and values exploration as well as working to remove barriers from one’s life, can lead to authentic and healthy living. He employs mindfulness, accountability, insight exploration, and fun in sessions and is flexible to the needs of clients as they are only experts on themselves.
Mr. LLanes works remotely, providing Telehealth services, and in our York-Belvedere office.
Michael Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health who focuses on bringing creativity and imagination to the treatment of mental health issues. He proudly claims to be a “Geek Therapist” and works to incorporate pop culture into his practice, connecting with clients over shared interests and fandoms. He is certified in Narrative Therapy from the Institute of Narrative Therapy in England. He has used Geek Therapy and Narrative Therapy to work with clients struggling with addiction, Trauma-based disorders, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and other mental health disorders in both inpatient and private practice settings.
Note: Mr. Smith works in our Delaware office.
Kate is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Towson University and a Master of Science in Applied Psychology from the University of Baltimore. They have an extensive background in mindfulness practices, which they integrate into the therapeutic experience when applicable. Kate has experience working with clients who experience mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, complex trauma, PTSD, and gender and sexual identity exploration.
Kate specializes in working with LGBTQIA+ folks and is dedicated to providing culturally competent care as well as neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+-affirming care. They approach all therapeutic interventions from a trauma-informed framework that holds space for the impact that environmental and sociopolitical systems have on mental health. Kate’s approach to therapy involves ensuring client safety and security in being one’s most authentic self. They integrate lived-experience-informed approaches and evidence-based practices to shape the therapeutic experience to each client’s needs while prioritizing client autonomy and safety throughout the process.
Note: Kate works in our Baltimore office and remotely, providing Telehealth services.
Graziella Marzullo is a Licensed Master of Social Work who earned her master’s degree at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Graziella has experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults, as well as the elderly, across numerous settings. Her experience includes working with patients presenting with a wide array of diagnoses, including ADHD, Major Depression, Anxiety, and others. Graziella’s dedication to helping her clients achieve success by connecting them to the resources they need to maximize their growth, potential, and success is unmatched.
Graziella believes in meeting patients where they are and uses a client-centered approach to support a therapeutic relationship. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral techniques and evidence-backed approaches to create a productive therapeutic environment. She is committed to empowering her clients and helping them navigate their therapeutic journey.
Note: Graziella works in our Baltimore County School-Based program.
Alex is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who graduated from Salisbury University with both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Before working at Balance Point Wellness, she worked with adults and teenagers ranging from ages thirteen to fifty in both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as with adults experiencing chronic homelessness in Harford County. She has worked with adults and teenagers in outpatient settings who are struggling with anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and various other diagnoses. Alex doesn’t use just one treatment approach and believes that treatment should best reflect each client’s needs and strengths.
Alex believes that the healing powers of a positive therapeutic relationship, to work together, will empower you to tackle your goals and find confidence in yourself again.
Note: Ms. Greer works in our Overlea office.
Madi is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She has experience working with children and adolescents in both individual and group therapy in school-based and inpatient settings. Madi uses a strengths-based approach and a person-in-environment perspective in her work with clients. She draws from her experiences utilizing dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) based modalities to help her clients strengthen their mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation. Madi has a particular interest in mindfulness, trauma-informed care, and family systems. She graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, with her Master of Social Work and from the University of Maryland, College Park, with her Bachelor of Science in Family Science.
Note: Ms. Jackson works in our Baltimore County School-Based program.
Courtney Gwee is a proud native of Baltimore. While growing up in Baltimore, Maryland, Courtney developed a passion for helping others. Courtney decided to expand her passion for helping others by obtaining a Master of Social Work degree from Morgan State University in 2014. Courtney has worked in the areas of medical social work and treatment foster care. Throughout her venture, she assisted her clients on how to navigate through life-altering events, including grief, loss, and trauma. With over ten years of experience in the social work field, Courtney has faced numerous scenarios while continuing to apply a person-centered approach. As a wife, mother, and loving member of her community, Courtney continues to focus on people first.
Note: Ms. Gwee works in our School-Based program.
Jasmine firmly believes that today’s world is more complex, alienating, and confusing than ever before. America’s turbulent social, cultural, economic, and political climate can feel all-encompassing, which can create feelings of anxiety, depression, social distrust, and hopelessness. Despite all this, Jasmine has an inextinguishable inner light fed by hope and a deep belief that joy, purpose, and connection are available right here, right now. Jasmine hopes to share this light and belief with all she works with.
Within a therapeutic relationship, Jasmine helps adolescents and adults of all ages discover and affirm their unique personal narrative and worldview. Within counseling, Jasmine’s vibrant and non-judgmental presence empowers clients to learn about themselves and make decisions to improve their mental, emotional, physical, social, and relational health. She is a strong believer that behavioral change, no matter how small, can positively impact one’s everyday life.
Jasmine’s clinical practice is informed by a health and wellness background (if she had pursued nursing, she would have been 4th generation!), 10 years adulting away from home with limited financial resources or career path insight, Buddhist mindfulness/meditation, spirituality informed by a Christian upbringing and adult-commitment to walking with Jesus, nature as a living and interactive companion and finally a deep awareness of the impact of race, class, and gender on one’s internal and external reality.
She looks forward to partnering with any potential client who feels they may be able to “come home” to themselves within the therapeutic safety of her practice. Jasmine enjoys working with the BIPOC community, those with spiritual or religious backgrounds (Jasmine is a follower of Jesus), and sexual minorities.
Ms. Lehman works in our York-Belvedere office.
Kara is a Licensed Master Social Worker who graduated from Walden University with a Master’s in Social Work. Kara has work experience in school and clinical settings and experience in the field of crisis response. Kara completed her first internship at a nursing and rehabilitation facility in Philadelphia and her second at a mental health therapy office in Baltimore City. Kara primarily has experience working with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, and stress management.
As a therapist, Kara encourages her clients to reach their full potential using goal setting and management to accomplish their goals. Kara is here to help and equip her clients with skills, tools/techniques, and resources that can be used to assist them in their daily lives, as well as provide a place where they can be heard and listened to. To achieve this, Kara uses cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), play therapy, and mindfulness with her clients.
Note: Ms. Bosworth works in our School-Based program.
Sophie has experience working with adults, adolescents and youth as they navigate a range of challenges such as anxiety, OCD, depression, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. She is passionate about helping individuals gain insight into themselves in order to recognize their own strengths and build skills to work through difficulties. Sophie utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion-focused approaches, trauma-informed approaches, mindfulness and acceptance-based practices, and motivational techniques. She is thoughtful about how client identities, backgrounds, and other relevant characteristics may inform treatment. Sophie values building a safe, nonjudgmental, and open therapeutic relationship and invites client collaboration and feedback in the hopes of meeting the unique needs of each individual that she works with.
Ms. Bailowitz works remotely, providing Telehealth services.
Jasmine (she/her/hers) recognizes that it is a brave and courageous decision to seek therapy. She strives to honor your needs and meet you where you are with care, humility, curiosity, and compassion. Jasmine is informed by evidence-based practice to ensure high-quality care and treatment, which include humanistic, CBT, attachment-based, feminist, and multicultural therapy. She holds experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity exploration, and/or navigating relationships. She is committed to continually learning as our cultural context, language, choices, and rights change.
Ms. Gim works in our Hunt Valley office and remotely, providing Telehealth services.
Jessica is an alum of the University of Delaware’s Sociology Department, as well as Salisbury University’s Graduate School of Social Work. She is a compassionate and dedicated social worker and therapist focused on helping individuals navigate complex – and often challenging – landscapes of emotion. Jessica has 15 years of experience in the field, working with a vast range of mental health concerns (anxiety, depression/mood disorders, adjusting to life changes, etc); her work has so far focused on adult populations. Jessica’s primary goal is to provide a safe and nurturing space for her clients to share, heal, grow, and expand their inner wisdom and incredible strengths. Jessica’s therapeutic framework is rooted in empathy, collaboration, and evidence-based techniques. Using a multi-perspective approach allows her to help empower each unique person to manage anxiety, alleviate depression, and cope with life’s transitions while developing resilience in navigating challenges as they arise. Seeking help is an act of courage! Jessica is honored to hold and witness your healing process. Everyone deserves the chance to embark on their own journey to self-discovery and growth without facing struggles alone.
Ms. Riser works remotely, providing Telehealth Services.
Jazmin is a Licensed Master Social Worker who earned her degree from the Salisbury University School of Social Work. Jazmin believes in a person-focused, strengths-based approach to therapy that allows her clients to experience full expression of self and changes in life perspective. Jazmin believes in holding a standard of hope for her clients. Jazmin has experience in working with autistic individuals, individuals with special needs, severe trauma, geriatric individuals, couples, children, and families. Jazmin is accepting of all backgrounds and walks of life and truly hopes to make an impact on the individuals she serves.
Ms. Lawrence works in the Salisbury office and remotely, providing Telehealth services.
Taylor is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She is a graduate of both Stevenson University and the University Of Maryland, Baltimore, with her bachelor’s in Psychology and Masters in Social Work. She primarily works with children, teens, and young adults who are having difficulties navigating life due to symptoms of depression, anxiety, and/or trauma. Outside of Taylor’s primary specialties, her goal is to create a safe and brave space for individuals to find power in the parts of their story that have been uncomfortable for them.
Taylor believes that everyone’s journey to sifting through trauma and navigating growth is unique. This is why finding power in your personal narrative is so important. We often forget how vital the journey is and how much we hold on emotionally, mentally, and physically, so much so that a lot of responses become unhealthy automatic responses or defense mechanisms. Taylor believes everyone has the power to not only understand their actions, thoughts, and feelings but learn how to better show up for themselves and respond to and process life’s challenges in a healthy way. She believes therapy’s purpose is to empower individuals from all walks of life, including ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and religious backgrounds.
Taylor’s work is centered on the belief that each and every narrative within our personal journey is beautifully unique and the notion that without mud, a lotus can not bloom. Those narratives may look and feel challenging at times, but they aid in how we intentionally live our lives. Taylor believes that therapy helps us understand those narratives in a brave space. She approaches her practice from mindfulness, trauma-informed, and cognitive behavioral-focused lens. Through this work, she is able to work in power with each client, which allows her to be a part of their healing journey through not only exploring their life experiences but finding ways to cope with those experiences and impact the present moment. Together, they can unpack behaviors, recognize feelings, and connect deeper with their thoughts. She hopes to work in power with clients to create intentional, empowering, and compassionate spaces of healing.
Ms. Luallen works remotely, providing Telehealth services, and in our Overlea office.
Karly Creasy is a Licensed Master level Social Worker. She graduated with both her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Social Work from Salisbury University School of Social Work. Karly’s Therapy style is eclectic, drawing techniques from CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered Therapy. Karly has experience working with a wide range of clients within an individual setting. Karly believes that all people are deserving of healing and strives to offer her clients a safe space to begin.
Note: Karly works remotely, providing Telehealth services and in our Salisbury office.
Kinda is a Baltimore native who fell in love with helping others. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. While in school, she excelled in specialty courses related to mental health and human behavior. She quickly found that her passion was caring for others and helping them manage their mental health. Kinda delivers compassionate and effective treatment to those who seek to manage their mental health concerns.
Ms. Phillips works in our Baltimore County School-Based program and in our Belair Beltway Plaza office.
Melissa graduated from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and currently holds her LCSW-C and is a Board-Certified Supervisor. Melissa has over 20 years of experience working in the Mental Health Field with children, families, and adults. Throughout Melissa’s career, she has worked with clients of a wide range of different ages and settings. Melissa draws on a large range of therapeutic approaches to help her clients.
Melissa prides herself on providing a welcoming, non-judgmental, and inclusive environment to begin where the client is in order to encourage openness and mental wellness. Melissa believes that each client is the expert in paving the way to their own mental wellness, and she is so thankful that her clients trust her on this adventure.
Ms. Perlin works remotely, providing Telehealth services.
Cassie is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor from Frostburg State University. Cassie believes your mental health guides every stage of your life, and Cassie is here to help you achieve psychological and social well-being. Cassie utilizes a variety of evidence-based and empirically supported therapeutic modalities to prioritize the individual’s needs. Cassie’s mission is to provide a comfortable and supportive environment for individuals to explore aspects of their mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
Cassie specializes in individual counseling and uses a person-centered and strengths-based approach to help individuals identify their internal strengths and use them to improve their overall wellness. She has experience providing dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and interpersonal
therapy. Cassie integrates mindfulness practices that help individuals become aware of the connection between mind, body, and spirit.
Cassie has experience working in an outpatient setting as well as an inpatient forensic psychiatric setting, where she specialized in anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. She provided services to teenagers and adults of varying ages and has a passion for working with the geriatric population and their families. Working and volunteering in dementia care facilities, she has experience addressing the mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges families and individuals encounter.
She received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Frostburg State University, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and a certificate in Gerontology. Cassie found a passion for nature during her time on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She enjoys being on the water and finding creative ways of spending time outside. Spirituality is a significant part of Cassie’s life, and her therapeutic approach prioritizes health in all aspects.
Cassie works remotely, providing Telehealth services.
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