Meet Our Mental Health Team
Our Management Team
Jason Quarantillo, LCPC
Board Approved Supervisor
Sr. Vice President of Training
(410) 800-2169 (ext5829)
Vice President of Operations
Kathryn DeRaffele, LCPAT, ATR-BC
Board Approved Supervisor
Director of Clinical Services
Kimberly Maher, LCPC
Board Approved Supervisor
Associate Director- Telehealth
Jessica Hurst, LCPC
Board Approved Supervisor
Associate Director- Hunt Valley Office
Jayyidah Clarke, LCSW-C
Board Approved Supervisor
Associate Director- Telehealth
Kyle Jernigan, LCSW-CS
Associate Director – Harford & Overlea
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 **
Nkechi is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who graduated from Walden University. She is a seasoned professional with 22 years of experience in Nursing, ten years in psychiatric, ten years as a nurse case manager assisting clients in receiving appropriate care they needed in their various communities, training staff under her supervision, and with added experience as an Assessor Reviewer before going back to become a nurse practitioner.
As an experienced Nurse Practitioner who has worked with a diverse population, she renders professional quality services within the scope of practice to adults struggling with anxiety, depression, insomnia, bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders. Her approach to providing care entails openness, warmness, and empowering clients through various therapeutic ways that are suitable for that individual client. In addition, she provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management focusing on individual needs and traumatic life experiences, bearing in mind that every patient is unique and different from another patient. Nkechi has always had a passion for helping the less privileged and others in need and is poised to render quality care with unconditional positive regard towards the patients while maintaining safety in accordance with the facility’s policies and procedures.
Note: Ms. Nkechi works in the Overlea office as well as provides Telehealth Services.
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.
Jennifer is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who earned her degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She enjoys taking the time to get to know her clients and then working together to grow into the best versions of themselves.
Jennifer learns a bit about herself along the way. She uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) since she believes we are at our best when our values and not our fears guide us.
Note: Ms. Cleanthous works in the York-Belvedere Medical Center office.
Mike is a person-first clinician who believes that everyone deserves mental wellbeing. He empowers individuals to heal themselves and combines his experience as a social worker with evidence-based therapies. Mike practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) with both teens and adults.
His clinical focus includes anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma recovery, identity formation, and life transitions. He is a sex-positive, body-positive, nonmonogamy- and LGBTQIA+-affirming therapist. A typical session with Mike will likely include exercises in clarifying personal values, shifting perspective, applying self-compassion, and skills training. Mike provides a genuine, empathetic, and judgment-free space so that each client can gain insight and grow in their unique way.
Note: Mr. Andrews works in the York- Belvedere Medical Center Office.
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 towards healing and recovery.
Note: Ms. Bowman works in the Overlea Office, located in the Belair Beltway Plaza
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 and works in the York-Belvedere Medical Center Office.
Lauren obtained her master’s degree in Applied Clinical Psychology from The University of Baltimore. She has experience working with children and adults in various settings, including outpatient mental health clinics, schools, and substance abuse programs. Lauren believes in creating a safe, empowering, and collaborative environment to help clients achieve their personal goals
She has a passion for working with teens and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues. Lauren uses a holistic approach throughout therapy and utilizes a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Adlerian Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy in sessions. Her goal is to empower and support clients as they navigate their healing journey.
Note: Ms. Stevens works in the Overlea Office, located in the Belair Beltway Plaza.
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.
Catherine is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Certified Associate Counselor- Alcohol and Drug (CAC-AD). Catherine has experience working with adults, teenagers, families, couples, and groups. Her primary specialty is working with adults who struggle with co-occurring disorders, criminal justice system involvement, and clients who are reluctant to engage in therapy.
Catherine has experience working with various diagnoses, including but not limited to adjustment, grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use disorder, personality disorders, and bipolar disorder. Catherine utilizes a holistic and person-centered approach tailoring treatment goals and interventions based on individual client needs. She understands the importance of a positive and optimistic therapeutic relationship and an individualized approach that focuses on the client’s goals for treatment.
Note: Ms. Abrams works remotely providing Telehealth Services.
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.
Lauren is an MSDE Certified Teacher and an Educational Advocate. She is a twenty-year veteran of the classroom, working in both the private and public school systems. Lauren holds her MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University. She has taught English and Reading throughout her career and has extensive experience working with students with unique needs within and out of the classroom. Her passion is helping others navigate the school system procedures to ensure each child’s needs are met in the school.
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Note: Ms. Spencer-Harris works throughout Maryland
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.
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 in the Overlea Office, located in the Belair Beltway Plaza.
Hannah is a Licensed Graduate 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, 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.
Rebekah is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. She worked in the Adult Outpatient Community Psychiatry Program at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for the past six years. Rebekah works individually with adults 18 and older on various challenges such as depression, anxiety, stress, anger, grief, trauma, and social skills.
Rebekah has specialties working with adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD, young adults dealing with life transitions, and geriatric adults dealing with aging concerns and terminal illness. Rebekah is a very authentic and compassionate counselor who is creative and flexible with her therapeutic approach and often taps into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Rebekah values the therapeutic relationship as the most important part of treatment and strives to create an unconditionally accepting, safe, and trusting environment.
Note: Ms. Lipsky works in the York-Belvedere Medical Center Office.
Gabriella is a Licensed Graduate 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.
Kenna is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who graduated from New York University – Silver School of Social Work. She has worked with a wide variety of age groups, from children to adults, seeking individual therapy for adolescent issues, interpersonal/family conflict, parenting skills, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, PTSD, and other co-occurring disorders.
Kenna believes that a strengths-based approach can help her clients develop strategies to grow from life’s challenges. Most of Kenna’s practice as a therapist utilizes CBT, DBT, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness practice to help clients accomplish their goals. At the forefront, she is here to listen to her clients, support them, and help them reach their full potential.
Ms. Hinton works remotely providing Telehealth services.
Susan is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, From Northwestern University. Susan embraces a comprehensive, holistic approach to wellness that includes not only work but also a sense of self-worth, spirituality, emotional awareness, coping skills, problem-solving, and an emphasis on relationships and other elements essential to living a balanced life. In addition, she brings decades of experience in the business world to her therapy practice and an understanding of the unique pressures working professionals face. Susan focuses on substance use disorders counseling, trauma, and anxiety.
Ms. Shallcross works remotely providing Telehealth services.
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.
Tiffany is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Board Approved supervisor. She graduated from Concord University and has worked in the mental health field for the last seven years. She focuses on helping clients cope with family and life stressors, which include marriage, parenting, and perinatal mental health. Using a holistic approach, she helps clients manage thoughts, regulate moods, and take practical steps to start living lives they love. As a clinical supervisor, she utilizes the reflective learning model. This allows her to balance her clinical expertise and the supervisee’s ownership, mastery, and understanding of their clinical process.
Note: Ms. Blair 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.
Our Support Staff
Client Service Associate – Salisbury
Client Service Associate – Baltimore & Hunt Valley
Medical Coordinator – Prescribers
Medical Coordinator – Prescribers
We look forward to you joining our family!
We are looking to hire dedicated clinicians and support staff for our practice! If you are interested in working for Balance Point Wellness, LLC, email a resume and cover letter to Sarah Krieger, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org.