Helena "Leni" Weisl, MSW

(Dedicated Telehealth Team-Covers the entire state of Maryland)

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C), Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, (CCDC) Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Lyme Disease Literate Counselor. I have 25 years experience providing therapy for individuals, families, and couples. I strive to help those who struggle with life transitions, addiction, relapse prevention, martial/relationship issues, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, chronic pain/ health issues and family of origin issues in a compassionate, caring and holistic environment.

Steia Williams, MSW

(Dedicated Telehealth Team-Covers the entire state of Maryland)

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), who mainly specializes in teen, adult, and family counseling. I also provide LGBT counseling and early childhood behavioral health services. During my interaction with clients, I often utilize empathy to form a secure, trusting, lighthearted relationship. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process, therefore my role is to assist you in working towards solutions that benefit you in the best way possible. My methods include mindfulness practice, distress tolerance, and cognitive behavioral techniques to target depression, anxiety, and trauma. I provide a  safe, warm, and welcoming environment in order to help my clients feel comfortable in expressing their themselves. I strive to create a creative, unorthodox approach by using humor in order to appeal to adolescence. I am also passionate about working with teen girls to alleviate common stressors such as peer pressure, interpersonal relationships, family issues, and self image. I will work to the best of my ability to guide you in achieving a healthier, more optimistic outlook on life. 

Belinda Barber, MSW, CA

(Dedicated Telehealth Team-Covers the entire state of Maryland)

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), and Nationally Certified Crime Victims Advocate (CA). My commitment to the well-being and mental health of people is essential. I believe that change happens when people are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strength and realize their potential towards living a purposeful and fulfilling life. As a therapist, I create a non-judgmental and empathic atmosphere that guides individuals and families toward overcoming obstacles in their lives. I use a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each client and their circumstance. My experience, education and client-centered approach guides me in being an extremely effective therapist whose comfortable counseling diverse groups of people. I create an atmosphere of healing, self- acceptance in a unique, and respectful manner. As a Certified Victims Advocate, it's  important that victims stories are heard and accepted. I pride myself on being that boisterous advocate that gets victims' voices heard. I have over 18 years of experience in a variety of settings and with diverse clients. NACP ID: N27-011-4767

Bethany Yates, MSW

(Dedicated Telehealth Team-Covers the entire state of Maryland)

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), who brings their warm and playful personality into the professional setting in order to build an authentic relationship with clients. The majority of my experience has been in Baltimore City working with youth in foster care who have complex trauma histories and significant mental health diagnoses. I am particularly passionate about working with those who identify as LGBTQ+, struggle with chronic illness, and those in need of empowerment from mental health stigma, sexism, and racism. Although I let the client take the lead in our sessions, my clinical practice is heavily based in expressive arts (i.e. painting, drawing, photography, writing) as well as nature and mindfulness.

Germaine Banner-Wills. MA

(Dedicated Telehealth Team-Covers the entire state of Maryland)

​I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Bowie State University.

One of my core beliefs is that perspective is everything! In this way our unique perspectives impact how each of us views our experiences and one another. I value the individual perspective each of you brings into the counseling session. In therapy, I take a holistic and eclectic approach to treatment; encouraging you to listen closely to how your bodies respond to and reflect your inner feelings and thoughts. Guided meditation, progressive muscle relaxation and deep breathing can be used to help you center and get in touch with your authentic self or that inner voice that can help you gain insight; resolve feelings associated with trauma and regulate your emotions. By closely observing individuals’ nonverbal language and becoming attuned to the subtle ways that you communicate in session, I actively engage with you to help you master your inner language and practice techniques to achieve balance. I have years of experience treating adults with a variety of issues including ADHD, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, personality disorders, serious and persistent mental illnesses, substance and co- occurring disorders, as well as treating adults with trauma-related disorders and PTSD.

Prior to working in the mental health field, I served in the US Army and Maryland Army National Guard and later as a Special Education teacher. My years of teaching and time in the army taught me to value the unique skills that every individual brings into the counseling session and guides my eclectic approach to treatment. I have years of experience utilizing a variety of treatment models, including Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, aspects of Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) and Emotion Focused therapy (EFT) to assist individuals, couples and families when they feel stuck, to modify behavior or enhance communication. In addition, I have extensive practice leading groups to teach anger management, learn skills and regulate emotions. My primary approach to therapy is active and holistic. I encourage you to examine various aspects of your total environment such as nutrition, work, spirituality and exercise to uncover ways they may be impacting your functioning. Together we actively explore how making changes may positively impact your overall well-being.

Keesha Vines, M.A.,

(Dedicated Telehealth Team-Covers the entire state of Maryland)

My name is Keesha Vines, M.A., Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

(LCPC, NCC), I became passionate about mental health and substance

abuse treatment over 15 years ago. My education and professional

background in both the mind and the body gives me a unique and

effective approach to counseling.  I work to provide clients with

tailored treatment plans that can be integrated into their daily lives. 

I have over six years of counseling and management experience across

a vast variety of treatment settings include: private practice, inpatient

substance abuse/mental health and community-based services. A

holistic approach is utilized by exploring with and educating clients

about how the mind, spirit and body are interconnected. I utilize a blend

of Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing,

Solution Focused, and psycho-education to treat individuals. I am

a professional member of the American Counseling Association and a

board certified member of the National Board of Certified Counselors.

In addition to my license, I hold several certifications.  I continue to

educate myself by attending national and local conferences, keeping

up with current therapy research, and seeking supervision.

Here is a list of my specialties:

​Adults - Addictive behaviors and substance use issues, depression,

bipolar disorder, general mood disorders posttraumatic stress disorder,

anger and stress management, paranoid personality disorder, and

attention deficit hyperactive disorder.

​Children and adolescents - Mood disorders, posttraumatic stress

disorder, conduct disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, and

varying degrees of trauma.

LaCole Cole, MS

(Not accepting clients at the time)

I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, (LGPC).

I believe the mind is a powerful resource; therefore, creating a healthy mental state is essential to coping with problems. During sessions, I utilize a non-judgmental policy. I implement Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as my primary counseling method. CBT helps to reframe thought patterns to influence positive behavior.

 

My objective is to help you lead a satisfying life. The most gratifying part of my job is helping people work towards and maintain their goals. There is nothing more rewarding to me than to see people become empowered to overcome their challenges. I enjoy working in the areas of academic underachievement, behavioral issues, career counseling, depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, family conflict, and sex/gender identity.

Kathleen Stark, MSW

(Not accepting clients at this time)

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), who believes that the mind is powerful resource, that can open an opportunity to change in a creative and healthy way. Together we can work through life challenges, whether it involves current issues that interfere with daily life or past events that keep coming up. My goal is to open your mind, expand your thoughts on what is possible, to offer you a vision for your future, to enhance your current skills to create healthier ones.

I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma-Focused CBT to help change thought patterns to influence positive behaviors. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents (ages 16+), dealing with PTSD from trauma, physical/sexual abuse, domestic violence, anxiety and depression, and adjustment issues.

I offer professional/business life coaching to busy women struggling with balancing life’s demand. I use mindfulness practice and positive psychology to assist in learning coping skills that will help lead to a more happier and balance life.

Sharon Green-Briscoe, MS

(Dedicated Telehealth Team-Covers the entire state of Maryland) (Fee for Service)

I am a Certified Associate Counselor - Alcohol and Drug (CAC-AD).

Often, we carry around the mental and emotional weight of issues in our relationships, past experiences, traumas, or day-to-day stressors. After a while, this heaviness can begin to affect other areas of your life and often manifests as depression, anxiety, or abuse of alcohol and illicit drugs. I have worked in the behavioral health field for over 17 years, including work with clients who are dually diagnosed with substance use and mental health disorders. I have extensive experience working with clients in correctional facility, inpatient, and outpatient treatment settings where the behaviors were associated with ongoing abuse/misuse of alcohol or illicit drugs. Substance abuse is not a problem, it's a symptom. Many of us carry a deep pain within; often it is hidden by the abuse of alcohol and illicit drugs. What looks like selfish or harmful behavior is just a person's best effort at hiding the pain within.

My area of specialties is addiction, anxiety, depression, codependency, domestic violence, anger management, antisocial personality, behavioral issues, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, substance abuse, and PTSD. I work with teenagers, adults, veterans, and seniors alike.

I am a Certificated Addiction Counselor. I obtained my Master of Science degree in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in 2012. My work is guided by my belief that counseling is a collaborative effort based on trust. I used various methods to tailor an approach for each client, including Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Existential, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), and Person-Centered treatment approaches. My experience, education, and client-centered approach guide me in being a therapist who is comfortable with counseling diverse groups of people.  

I am ready to support you on your journey to embrace change.  Together, we can explore your strengths to inspire growth and change.  You can heal and recover.

Joy Adams, MA

(Dedicated Telehealth Team-Covers the entire state of Maryland)

“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.” 

                                              - Brene Brown -

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) that seeks to come alongside those who want to grow and change. Being in counseling is hard work and it takes courage; it is much easier to stay on the familiar path of destruction or the comfortable path of survival, but moving onto a daring path of growth is worth the risk. It is possible to go from surviving to thriving and I love to work with kids and adults of all ages, helping them make this a reality. 

One of the needs we all have is connection with others. Whether in individual or group therapy, I believe that being seen, heard, and valued by others is one of the ways we heal. With training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and experience dealing with many types of trauma, I seek to use relationships as one of the keys to healing. Many times we were hurt in relationships and so we must also heal in the relationship. I like to provide a safe environment for this healing to take place. In addition to dealing with trauma, I work with those struggling with anxiety, depression, borderline, bipolar, obsessive-compulsive, and attachment-related disorders.

 I love to be creative and play and use attachment-based therapy, narrative therapy, play, art, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I started my counseling career as a lay counselor in a church setting, and my faith is important to me. Studies have shown that spirituality is a significant aid in the healing process and those who would like to use this to their benefit are welcome to do so.

Meghan Bernier, MS

(Dedicated Telehealth Team-Covers the entire state of Maryland)

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Art Therapist (LCPAT) and an Art Therapist Registered-Board Certified (ATR-BC). I graduated with a Master of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling from Eastern Virginia Medical School. I believe in knowing and understanding the humanness in all of us so that when we are able to strengthen the human, everything we have built upon that, also becomes stronger. I absolutely believe in the power of art and its ability to guide, transform, release, and bring tangibility to feelings we would not normally be able to express. Art is as diverse as the humans on our planet and can be used as a second language, communicate love, and influence our perspective; music, poetry, journaling, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and even deconstruction are all possibilities. Art becomes us because it is created from within the self. I do not offer arts and crafts classes; this is a true therapeutic environment using art as one of many expressive mediums. 

I have spent the last several years working with Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, and their families. Much of my experience focused on substance abuse, addictions, recovery, relapse prevention, PTSD, depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, transition from active duty to civilian, grief, LGBTQ+, and homelessness. 

I have a passion for groups that support and strengthen its members. I have facilitated breast cancer support groups, creative expression for women, and recovery aftercare. I am an advocate for self-care and have offered self-care workshops for mental health professionals.

EVERY SINGLE HUMAN IS WORTHY OF LOVE, HAS BEAUTY, AND IS RESPECTED.

Dr. Sheila Moore, PhD

(Dedicated Telehealth Team-Covers the entire state of Maryland) (Fee for Service)

I have been an experienced Certified Counselor & Pastoral Counselor for 11 years and I am a retired educator with Calvert County Schools for 25 years, Baltimore County for 4 years, Strayer University for 8 years.

I am married with 2 adult daughters and 5 grandchildren. My decision to start counseling was a normal transition for me. I have always had the heart and the passion to have individuals feel whole and comfortable in their own skin. My goal is to be a positive influence in enhancing the lives of the individuals.

I have been blessed with the ability to accept challenges and I get along with and motivate others, without losing their respect. Because of the unconditional love that I have for people, and the knowledge that God has given me in diversity of thought, I have a strong desire to share it with others.

Gwendolyn Blacknall, LGADC

(Dedicated Telehealth Team-Covers the entire state of Maryland)(Fee for Service)

Are you tired of doing the same thing expecting different results? Have you lost yourself, and become someone else? Do you continue to use substances regardless of negative consequences, using more than planned, making promises to stop and can’t, spending most of your time getting, and recovering from substances, experiencing challenges with work, school, family, and friends. If this sounds like you, you are in the right place.  Let me introduce myself, I am a Licensed Graduate Alcohol and Drug Counselor with a Master’s of Science in Addictions Counseling from Capella University. I am currently enrolled at Northcentral University completing my Doctorate in Psychology.  I have 16 years’ experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient, and outpatient behavioral health facilities. I specialize in individual, group, and family therapies, I am also, knowledgeable of twelve-step programs. I take a person-centered approach, utilizing cognitive behavior therapy, and motivation interviewing. My approach is individualized when working with clients. Every client is different, and their treatment approach should reflect individualization to enhance successful recovery. I look forward to working with you!

Susan Buswell, MSW

(Dedicated Telehealth Team-Covers the entire state of Maryland)

I am an LCSW-C that has been in the field for over 20 years. My approach to therapy is strength, solution focused, and relationship based, while creating a trusting and safe environment. Before coming to the practice, I’ve worked as a middle school counselor at two different private schools, private therapy and family preservation through the Department of Social Services. This experience helps me to bring a different approach than others can offer as I have seen a wide range of problems with a wide range of age groups. During therapy, it is imperative that the relationship is open and honest as I believe it helps to grow the connection between the therapist and client. Life transitions and change can be a very difficult part of life but can also help create an atmosphere for personal growth. You are never alone; we can work together to help you grow and improve your quality of life.

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Mary T Chambers, MA

(Dedicated Telehealth Team-Covers the entire state of Maryland)

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with many years of experience working with individuals from diverse walks of life in moments of crisis, experiencing homelessness, justice involvement, and other challenges that life may sometimes throw at us. I bring a warm and calming personality to our therapy sessions. I am passionate about working collaboratively with clients to overcome and journey through anxiety, stress, ADHD, depression and other mood disorders, serious and persistent mental illness, trauma, and substance abuse challenges. I interact with my clients using various methods guided by principles from a strength based and person centered approach; as well as using techniques of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT). I believe in a holistic approach that addresses the wellness of mind, body and spirit. I look forward to getting to know and work with my future clients.   

Romel P Santiago, MSW

(Dedicated Telehealth Team-Covers the entire state of Maryland)

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has a deep respect for the courage that it takes to reach out and ask for help. My tailor an approach to the needs of each individual client I see. I am a specialist in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). I am also working on my license as a sex therapist for the state of Florida. I have experience working with adolescents, young adults, couples and adults. I have worked extensively with severe and persistent diagnosis, as well as sexual health and identities within adolescents and adult populations.

I see teenagers, adults and couples. I specialize in areas of depression, anxiety, grief, stress, anger management, trauma/PTSD, relationships, parenting, divorce, blended families and domestic violence for both the victim and the perpetrator. I work with LGBTQ issues both individual and couples, sexual health, sexual identity and BDSM. I work in addictions including eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, gambling, and sex addictions. I also work with people experiencing chronic illnesses. Some of the more challenging areas I specialize in include borderline personality, schizophrenia and schizoaffective. In addition, I work with adolescents who have behavioral and social problems, adjustment to divorced parents, blended families, and disabilities.

Through a structured interview and client engagement, I go above and beyond the obvious, the presenting issue, to identify the root problem. Based on the outcome of the interview and clinical expertise, I propose an individualized plan with goals that specifically target the problems with specific objectives and timelines for meeting those objectives. My extensive clinical background, training, and expertise have equipped me with skills critical to building and maintaining an effective and empathic relationship throughout the therapeutic process. I have over ten years working with substance abuse and a lifetime working with issues specific to minority populations.

Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, as a multi-racial young male, life's question of "who am I?" and "Where do I fit in?" became overwhelming. Between the various identities within me, it was difficult to identify the answers, as none of them made any sense. Society continued to hammer in the limited options I had as a minority male, and the likelihood of institutions, death and jail as being my only options. Regardless of what society states I will become, I have the choice to be better, greater and more powerful, as long as I doesn’t give up or give in.

Lorice Parker, MSW

(Dedicated Telehealth Team-Covers the entire state of Maryland)

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), who mainly specializes in, adult, and family counseling. I have 10 years of experience providing therapy for individuals, families, and couples.  I also have over 20 years of experience working in various child welfare setting. I am a certified life coach as well as an author.  I believe that every person has the right and ability to live a purposeful and fulfilled life.  My goal is to empower, affirm and build individuals to reach their maximum potential. I enjoy facilitating various groups such as: coping with divorce, and grief and loss.  I facilitate several trainings for other professionals.  I conduct training around LGBTQIA+, Managing Difficult Behaviors, Trauma Informed Care, and Understanding Child Development.

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