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Julie Beasman, Psy.D.

Dr. Beasman is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in individual therapy with adolescents and adults as well as couples and marriage therapy. She received her bachelors degree in psychology from SUNY, her Master's of Arts in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College, and her Doctorate of Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. Dr. Beasman has experience training and working in a variety of outpatient and inpatient settings including Bellevue Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Springfield Hospital, and counseling clinics. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Maryland Psychological Association, and is listed in the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.

 

Dr. Beasman's therapeutic orientation has been guided by her training in Cognitive Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal, and Psychodynamic approaches. While our ultimate goal is to find peace and happiness in the present and future, it is also often important to understand one's past and how it influences one's current emotions, coping patterns, and interpersonal relationships. Above all, a strong therapeutic relationship and making therapy sessions a safe, comfortable place is critical.

Louisa Clarke, LMSW

Each person is different and has unique strengths, needs, and desires that contribute to a fulfilling life. These differences are what Louisa likes to celebrate with her clients, making room to enjoy the wins and provide compassionate care for the lows. Louisa takes an environmental approach, acknowledging that sometimes outside challenges affect where we'd like to be in life. Wherever you are on your journey you don't have to figure it out alone. Many people come to therapy for the encouragement and support they need to make the changes necessary for living a balanced and fulfilling life. Whatever those obstacles may be, Louisa knows that the belief each person has in their ability to change can depend on the belief their therapist- has in them to change as well. Louisa provides a warm, safe space for people and is LGBTQIA friendly, BIPOC supportive, and client-focused. Louisa pulls from an array of approaches such as Motivational Intervening, DBT, CBT, Trauma Informed Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Somatics, Mindfulness, and Art Therapy.

 

Louisa received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore in 2018. She has experience with multiple populations from diverse backgrounds, predominantly from school based positions. She has worked most recently with children and their families, but has previously supported adults with a variety of mental health concerns, including LGBTQIA populations and those recently released from incarceration. Louisa uses a combination of CBT, somatics, and self- compassion to guide sessions. She has experience treating depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and more. Please contact the office if you would like to schedule an appointment.

Jennifer Fingado, LMSW

I am a Licensed Social Worker offering a cognitive based therapy for adults. I’ve worked in a variety of mental health settings including a psychiatric rehabilitation agency in the City of Baltimore, The Veteran Health Administration and Behavioral Health Services at Harford Memorial Hospital. My experiences have provided the opportunities for me to provide in-home

services as a mental health specialist for children and families, medical social work services for Veterans and psychotherapy in an intensive outpatient program.

 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused therapy underpin my practice. I utilize a strength based approach to acknowledge the patient’s expertise, identify strengths and utilize resources to optimize treatment outcomes. I implement a holistic, person-centered approach to therapy and welcome you to come work with me. Together we will build a professional that enables you to reach your goals.

 

Ashley Gamatoria, LCSW-C

For some, the term “therapy” can seem intimidating. For others, it might sound hopeful and exciting. Wherever you are, I want to be there to welcome you and provide you support for making a possible life changing first step. My goal as a therapist is to meet you wherever you are with whatever challenges you are facing — be it major challenges or for everyday stressors and support. I work with clients to build on strengths they already possess but might not know they have, and build on positive coping skills and process various stressors related to daily life or mental illness.

 

I have experience working with a wide range of mental health diagnoses ranging from anxiety and depression to bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and those with dual diagnoses. In addition to working as a clinical social worker, I have 14 years of experience as a first responder, EMT. I enjoy working with first responders and those in helping professions.

 

Wherever you are in the decision to seek treatment and engage in therapy; I would love to help. It is my ultimate goal to help you find and build upon your inner strength and work with you to process any struggles working toward finding peace and understanding within yourself while feeling supported in a safe and understanding environment.

 

Elana Greene, LGPC

My name is Elana (pronouns: she/her/hers) I am excited to join you in a collaborative and comfortable environment where individuality and resilience are celebrated. I am offering individual therapy services to those 18 and over looking to focus on concerns with anxiety, trauma, grief, transitional life changes, eating habits, recovery, and self-esteem. I strive to create an authentic, warm, and individual focused environment through the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness. People from all races, genders, sexual orientations, ability levels, religions, etc. are welcome into my office to be their most authentic selves.

 

I am currently a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland working under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Laura Massaro. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology  from Towson University and have since completed my Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling at Loyola University of Maryland. I have previous experience working with children, teenagers, and adults, with a spectrum of concerns and diagnoses, in forensic, residential and outpatient settings.

 

I look forward to working with you and supporting you along your path to growth, wholeness, and peace.

Asia Jackson, LGPC

Starting therapy can be scary and oftentimes appear overwhelming. We all experience challenges in life, but sometimes emotions can get the best of us. I am committed to helping you in every step of the way regain that confidence in yourself, becoming more resilient as you tackle every obstacle life has thrown at you. As a team, you and I will walk side by side on your journey of self-exploration.

 

I offer individual and person-centered therapy to a diverse population of clients. My areas of specialty include substance use and addiction, anxiety, depression, and various mood disorders. I have experience in working with adolescents, young adults and older populations. I utilize treatment modalities centered around Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused therapy, and Existential therapy.

 

I am currently a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Penn State University and my Master of Science in Applied Clinical Counseling from the University of Baltimore.

 

Wherever you are in your journey, I would be happy to help in any way that I can.

 

Warm Regards.

Allison Lewis, LMSW

My name is Allison (pronouns: she/her/hers), and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker that is committed to providing care and positive outcomes for clients. I received both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees through Salisbury University, specializing in clinical social work. I provide a supportive, empathetic, and nonjudgmental environment that allows the opportunity to foster strong relationships with clients to assist them in achieving their goals. I provide therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults, and utilize a collaborative, patient-centered practice that is individualized to meet clients where they are in their journey toward mental wellness. Through the implementation of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, a strengths-based approach, and mindfulness techniques, I will work with clients to identify the techniques and tools to cultivate success and improve their quality of life. I believe that compassion, empathy, and authenticity provide the foundation for healing and growth, and I am dedicated to being a caring and diligent provider who understands the importance of support and collaboration for each individual’s unique needs. Let’s work together to navigate and overcome the challenges that have you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or disconnected. You deserve to live your life as your best self, and I am looking forward to supporting you and your journey to better mental health!

Gina Magyar-Russell, Ph.D.

Healing is our responsibility because we have the power to heal ourselves, even if we have previously been led to believe we don’t.  - Briana Weist

 

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Maryland and specialize in spiritually integrated psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.  I strive to provide a warm, honest, and accepting environment. I also believe that individuals hold the key to their own healing. I’m here to help you open the door and begin the journey together.

 

I graduated with a BA in psychology and history from the University of Michigan (1997) and earned my MA (2001) and Ph.D. (2005) in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University (OH). I completed a pre-doctoral internship in clinical health psychology at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (2003-2004). I was a post-doctoral fellow and held a faculty position in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2005-2009) where I worked with individuals suffering from severe anxiety disorders and medical patients recovering from burn injuries and cardiac conditions. I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore; since 2009). I enjoy working with adults and couples and have over 20 years of experience treating anxiety, OCD, and depression, as well as working with individuals facing religious and spiritual issues and acute and chronic health conditions.  If you have questions or want to learn more, please email me at gmagyarrussell@welllifecc.com.

Christine Martin, Ph.D.

My name is Christine Lynne Martin, Ph.D. I initially received my Master's Degree in School Psychology at the California State University in Northridge (CSUN) and then practiced for seven years as a school psychologist in the public school system. During this period I also continued my education at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in Los Angeles, first receiving my second Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, specializing in individual and family needs, followed by my Doctoral Degree. I am now a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and hold a license to practice Clinical Psychology in both California and Maryland.

 

During the course of my training I completed three internships in both the public school system where I worked in elementary, middle, and high school settings, in addition to two specialized school settings for children with special mental, emotional, and physical needs. I later completed an APA-Approved Internship at Camarillo State Hospital, CA, followed by a two year APA-Recommended Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, MD. There, I spent one year in the Neuropsychology Department at the Kennedy Krieger Institute followed by a year in the Psychiatry Department.

 

In addition to practicing as a school psychologist, I have also worked as a behavioral specialist in a residential facility for adolescents and young adults with mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges and as a mental health clinician at a high school with at-risk teens, as well as in practicing privately serving children, adolescents, and adults. Since receiving my first advanced degree, I have practiced in the field of psychology for more than 25 years.

 

During the span of my career, I have had the opportunity to provide mental health services to the school-aged child population up through the senior adult community. At this point, I find that I am especially drawn to the needs of adults, both women and men. I truly enjoy feeling that I am making a positive contribution to the welfare of human-kind through providing therapeutic services to those in need. The fact is that, at least at one point or another, everyone is faced with life challenges that can be better supported and/or resolved through the assistance of professionals who have a genuine desire to serve and assist. I feel very fortunate to be in a position to do so.

 

Overall, I believe in taking a holistic approach to every client and yet try to tailor my focus on each individual's specific needs. As a result, I draw from a number of therapeutic approaches such as behavioral, interpersonal, humanistic, and spiritual fields of psychology. I have particular interests in the areas of depression, anxiety, loss, personal growth, life transitions, infertility, stress management, and gender-related issues. I feel that many of us have many of the answers and abilities to address and resolve our challenges if provided with the proper support and guidance to address them. Should you feel comfortable with my background, philosophy, and interests, I look forward to meeting you to transition from "here" to a "better there."

Laura Massaro, LCSW-C

“As the shadow follows the body, as we think, so we become.”

- Sayings of the Buddha

 

Welcome! My name is Laura Massaro and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I received my Bachelors degree in Psychology from SUNY Fredonia and my Masters degree in Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. I joined WLCC in October 2017, working predominately with adolescents and adults providing individual therapy. Prior to joining WLCC, I worked with adults with severe mental illness (SMI) in Buffalo, NY, and with children and families as a School-Based Mental Health Clinician with The Children’s Guild Family Help Center

 

I work from a holistic, person-centered approach, looking at the whole person and the many factors that contribute to our thoughts, emotions and behaviors. You know yourself best and I am here as a guide. I believe that life is about balance and this looks different for each person. I have experience treating individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, anger management issues, ADHD symptoms, trauma, and family and relationship stressors. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and trauma focused treatments (Trauma-Focused-CBT, ARC: Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency). Mindfulness and relaxation techniques are also used to help with emotional regulation and focus.

 

In addition to providing therapy, I am the Training & Outreach Director at WLCC. I am a Maryland board-approved social work supervisor, providing supervision to clinicians working toward their clinical licensure. I also work within WLCC to connect our clinicians and psychiatric nurse practitioners with case consultation groups. As the world returns to normal after COVID, I plan to do outreach work within the community.

 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 stepdaughters, and 2 dogs. I love reading, travel, spending time with friends, exercise, yoga, and just relaxing :)

 

Alexandra Paz y Mino, LMSW

My name is Alex and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker welcoming you to experience therapy with a focus on your own innate strengths and abilities to overcome. I provide therapy services to children and adults. I employ a variety of evidence-based, person-centered practice dependent on the needs of the individual, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, strengths-based approach, and mindfulness.

 

I have experience working in a variety of mental health settings including Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs for children and families coping with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and various mood disorders. I have worked with individuals with developmental disabilities and provided therapy to these adults in a day program setting. I have worked with adults, children, and families with rare diseases at the National Institutes of Health and other inpatient medical settings focusing on grief and adapting to illness.

 

We all feel overwhelmed and burdened by hardships at various times in our lives, and it is important to know that you are not alone in your negative thoughts and feelings. I believe in the significance of meeting clients where they are and utilizing a strengths-based perspective to highlight self-determination. It is my goal to provide a safe space in which you feel supported and empowered.

 

Loredana Petrucci McCarty, Psy.D.

Are you hoping to enhance a general feeling of health and wellness? Do you think and feel that support will help with things? An initial step in taking care of yourself is in communicating, gathering insight and tools in therapy and practicing mindfulness to enhance your well-being such as feelings  of happiness and ease. I am happy to have the privilege as a practitioner to utilize my education and training from Loyola College and The Johns Hopkins University to provide quality care. I enjoy a wellness perspective, identifying strengths to achieve goals. Mindfulness/mind/body, mindfulness based cognitive behavior therapy, and expressive arts are incorporated within therapy to help individuals achieve happiness and peace.

Kelley Porter, LCPC

Welcome! My name is Kelley and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. I received my Bachelors degree from University of Baltimore, and my Masters Degree from Loyola University in Clinical Psychology. I am offering individual therapy services to those ages 18 and over. I have worked with a wide range of clinical presentations including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and individuals with dual diagnoses. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Humanistic/Person Centered Therapy.

 

Seeking therapy can be a challenging and scary decision. My goal is to create a safe and comfortable environment while meeting you where you are in therapy. I incorporate mindfulness techniques to help create a relaxing environment. While working together, we will create and work towards your goals.

Emalee J.W. Quickel, Ph.D.

The decision to start therapy is a deeply personal and meaningful decision, and it is important to find a therapist who will be a good fit with your personality and communication style.  I am a Licensed Psychologist (#05874) in Maryland, and graduated with my Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of North Carolina Charlotte in 2014.  I also have a master's degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in substance abuse treatment.  The most important thing to know about me and my style of therapy is that it is individualized, holistic, and present-focused.  I tend to work from a mindfulness-based framework, which seeks to understand how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interfering with our ability to live fully present and deeply meaningful lives, and then working towards building values-based actions to reach target goals.  I believe that the client gets to chose where we're going in therapy - my job is just to help you draw the map.  My style is informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Client-Centered Psychotherapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  I am happy to provide more background information about those techniques and how they inform my treatment approach at any time before or during the therapy process.

 

I enjoy working with many different types of clients, including those who are chronically stressed, coping with a medical diagnosis or physical limitation, struggling with depression or anxiety, reentering the community following incarceration or inpatient treatment, LGBTQ+ individuals, persons in recovery, and folks who just want to learn how to be their best selves.  If I feel as though your situation is something that I do not have the expertise or training to help you with, I am committed to helping you find the right therapist to meet your needs.  However, people of ALL races, genders, sexual orientations, ability levels, religions, etc., are welcome in my office.  If you have any questions or want to speak with me to learn more, please email me at equickel@welllifecc.com.  It is an honor to do this work with you!

 

G. Sara Ross, LCSW-C

I believe therapy is a tool to help others overcome changes- whether that’s dealing with a current life change or changing the way you think about previous life stressors. I am trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy). I generally use CBT interventions with my clients and truly believe our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected. If we can change the way we think about a situation, it will impact our feelings and behaviors. I also think it is important to implement mindfulness techniques as a way to stay centered, grounded, and calm.

 

I have experience working with all ages five and up. Whether it’s depression, anxiety, social issues related to school/work or peers, trauma and/or grief, I look forward to helping you or your child manage these stressors. I hope to help you become more confident in managing your symptoms and day to day life.

Jaimie Ryan, LCSW-C

Deciding to seek therapy can be a scary decision for some, for others it may be an easy or even an exciting one. No matter what you are feeling about embarking on this journey, my primary goal is to make you feel comfortable and work together in a partnership to determine and meet your own goals. Goals may be specific or general; you may also even be unsure of your goals, and that is perfectly fine.

 

My name is Jaimie Ryan and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing individual, couples, and family therapy to adults. I enjoy working with clients on the various issues that come up in life ranging from daily stressors to those needing help coping with symptoms of a mental illness. I obtained my Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice Psychology at Juniata College and began working at a community residential rehabilitation program for adults with mental illness. It is there in which I found working in the mental health field to be my passion and went back to school to earn my Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work. I have also obtained certifications in grief counseling, trauma treatment, and social skills training. I have worked in many different areas within the mental health field; these areas include residential programs, psychiatric day programs, community outpatient clinics, and both inpatient and outpatient programs at the Veterans Administration. In addition, I have experience with case management, care coordination, and group therapy. Throughout my many years of providing therapy, I have worked with a variety of diagnoses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and those with a dual diagnoses of substance abuse and mental illness. I specialize in working with grief, trauma, and mood disorders. I provide an eclectic approach to therapy drawing from various treatment modalities to find what best suits the individual client. I primarily draw from cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. I focus on providing client-centered and supportive therapy in conjunction with the various treatment modalities to best meet an individual's needs. I am very open and it is important to me while working with clients, to have an ongoing dialogue in which you can feel comfortable telling me what is helpful and what is not in therapy; we can always adjust to what is most beneficial to you. It is important to find a good match for your therapeutic experience, and as you engage in therapy I hope for you to always feel supported and find inner peace.

Ryann Siegel, M.S.

Welcome! My name is Ryann Siegel, and I am a Psychology Associate in the state of Maryland. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Development from the University of Maryland, College Park, and my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. I am also continuing to pursue my Psy.D from Loyola University Maryland, and am currently within my last few years of coursework. I am offering individual and family therapy services to individuals 16 and over. I have worked with a wide range of clinical presentations including anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and dual diagnoses. I have received training and utilize a variety of treatment modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Humanistic/Person Centered Therapy. I have also been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), a treatment utilized to treat individuals who have experienced trauma who are 18 and younger.

 

I aim to create a safe and comforting space for my clients where we can work collaboratively towards the goals you set. I hope to be the guide that helps my clients get to where they are wanting to go while realizing their own power and independence. Together, we will work towards getting you where you would like to be.

Rebecca Thomas, LMSW

My name is Rebecca and I’m currently a Licensed Masters Social Worker. I received my Bachelor of Social Work at CSU Sacramento, and my Masters of Social Work in clinical behavioral health from University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work. Therapy is a unique experience for each individual and I am mindful of that with my approach as I tailor it towards the needs of clients. I’m here to meet you where you’re at and support you in reaching your goals. I use a multitude of modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, and other approaches that may be beneficial.

 

I have experience working in multiple mental health settings such as school-based therapy services, the Veterans Administration Health Care System, and community outpatient mental health. I have worked with a variety of ages from young children to adults as well as areas of concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, other mood disorders, ADHD, stress and anger management, and interpersonal relationships among couples. I have experience working with both individuals and couples and look forward to supporting you along this journey towards  growth, healing, and peace.

 

Courtney Vaughan, LCSW-C

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, working with youth between the ages of 6 and 17 years old.  I have always had a passion for working with children and adolescents, because of their resilient and eager nature. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, from Salisbury University in 2004. Directly after, I obtained my Master’s Degree in Social Work, from the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work with a specialization in families and children in 2005.

 

My experience includes working as a School Mental Health Clinician as well as a School Social Worker, in Baltimore City Public Schools, conducting diagnostic assessments, in addition to working with a program that supports students, families and school staff as a child or adolescent transitions from a psychiatric inpatient hospitalization, back into their original school and community. I offer individual counseling in addition to group work to address issues such as: anxiety, depression, social skills development, attention-deficit concerns, and other common childhood disorders.

 

I work from a strengths-based and holistic approach as I believe that all children and families have the ability to utilize their individual qualities and resources to overcome hardships. I find it important to focus on the strengths of an individual, and support his or her self-determination. I also utilize Problem Solving and Cognitive Behavioral theories in both my individual and group work with youth; however, overall it is important for me to tailor what I do to the needs of my clients.  Being flexible and working with the family to promote the success and well-being of children and adolescents is what is most important to me.

 

Erin West, LCPC

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor offering individual therapy services to those ages 18 and over as well as couples, marriage, and adult family therapy. My experience includes counseling in the school system at Sheppard Pratt Hospital and Villa Maria, providing community mental health services to clients with dual diagnoses, and offering counseling in private practice settings. My background includes working with children, adolescents, and adults. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Towson University in 1998 and my Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland in 2003. I hold the Maryland Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor license and am a member of the American Counseling Association. I have been afforded many opportunities to treat multiple diagnostic concerns and have enjoyed the varied experiences that have helped shape my work today. I enjoy working with clients on a range of concerns, with particular interests in anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, anger management, relationship concerns, self-esteem, marriage/couples counseling, and mindfulness practices.

 

I work primarily from a Cognitive Behavioral framework, although I mix elements of various theoretical approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, and Solution Focused therapy models. My goal is to find the blend which best suits each of my clients. Counseling will be provided in a safe and comfortable space for you to share and gain support. I believe in working alongside my clients to offer resources for change and ultimately teach clients how to apply what they have learned during sessions in their lives. In this way therapy can be seen as a stepping stone towards feeling greater balance and control in life. Counseling is not a lifetime commitment, but rather an opportunity to gain assistance at difficult life intervals or transitions. Counseling can also be an avenue for gaining clarity and processing feelings during positive life events. Change, whether positive or negative, can be overwhelming and it is often helpful to have someone outside the circle of friends and family to discuss concerns and address the challenges and opportunities life brings.

 

Learn more about me by visiting My Profile on Psychology Today

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have at ewest@welllifecc.com. It is also helpful to browse through the other pages on our website, which include valuable information, and where some of your questions may be addressed. Thank you for visiting my profile!

Rachel Wills, LCPC

I have a true passion for working with people ages 15 and up to not only address, but achieve their personal needs and goals. My professional career began with my Bachelors from Towson University in Psychology and continued onto my Masters from University of Baltimore in Applied Psychology with a Concentration in Counseling. Prior to joining the Well Life team, I worked in various agencies within the state government in a case management role; however, in this clinical role I am now able to build upon my knowledge of the field of addictions and other specialties. In addition to assisting those impacted by the disease of addiction, I also have experience in life transitions, conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, addiction and chronic relapse, mindfulness and stress management, communication enhancement, grief, mood disorders, trauma, women’s issues and marital and relationship issues.

 

I have a holistic approach that incorporates Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy. While I understand the specific goals for each individual may be different, my experience is that all them will foster an opportunity for growth, integration and wholeness. It is my belief that at some point in everyone’s journey, we could all benefit from therapy and I would love to assist you in yours. Feel free to reach me at rwills@welllifecc.com  if you think I can help you with your therapeutic needs.

 

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Julie Beasman, Psy.D.

Dr. Beasman is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in individual therapy with adolescents and adults as well as couples and marriage therapy. She received her bachelors degree in psychology from SUNY, her Master's of Arts in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College, and her Doctorate of Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. Dr. Beasman has experience training and working in a variety of outpatient and inpatient settings including Bellevue Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Springfield Hospital, and counseling clinics. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Maryland Psychological Association, and is listed in the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.

 

Dr. Beasman's therapeutic orientation has been guided by her training in Cognitive Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal, and Psychodynamic approaches. While our ultimate goal is to find peace and happiness in the present and future, it is also often important to understand one's past and how it influences one's current emotions, coping patterns, and interpersonal relationships. Above all, a strong therapeutic relationship and making therapy sessions a safe, comfortable place is critical.

Louisa Clarke, LMSW

Each person is different and has unique strengths, needs, and desires that contribute to a fulfilling life. These differences are what Louisa likes to celebrate with her clients, making room to enjoy the wins and provide compassionate care for the lows. Louisa takes an environmental approach, acknowledging that sometimes outside challenges affect where we'd like to be in life. Wherever you are on your journey you don't have to figure it out alone. Many people come to therapy for the encouragement and support they need to make the changes necessary for living a balanced and fulfilling life. Whatever those obstacles may be, Louisa knows that the belief each person has in their ability to change can depend on the belief their therapist- has in them to change as well. Louisa provides a warm, safe space for people and is LGBTQIA friendly, BIPOC supportive, and client-focused. Louisa pulls from an array of approaches such as Motivational Intervening, DBT, CBT, Trauma Informed Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Somatics, Mindfulness, and Art Therapy.

 

Louisa received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore in 2018. She has experience with multiple populations from diverse backgrounds, predominantly from school based positions. She has worked most recently with children and their families, but has previously supported adults with a variety of mental health concerns, including LGBTQIA populations and those recently released from incarceration. Louisa uses a combination of CBT, somatics, and self- compassion to guide sessions. She has experience treating depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and more. Please contact the office if you would like to schedule an appointment.

Jennifer Fingado, LMSW

I am a Licensed Social Worker offering a cognitive based therapy for adults. I’ve worked in a variety of mental health settings including a psychiatric rehabilitation agency in the City of Baltimore, The Veteran Health Administration and Behavioral Health Services at Harford Memorial Hospital. My experiences have provided the opportunities for me to provide in-home services as a mental health specialist for children and families, medical social work services for Veterans and psychotherapy in an intensive outpatient program.

 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused

therapy underpin my practice. I utilize a strength based approach to acknowledge the patient’s expertise, identify strengths and utilize resources to optimize treatment outcomes. I implement a holistic, person-centered approach to therapy and welcome you to come work with me. Together we will build a professional that enables you to reach your goals.

 

Ashley Gamatoria
LCSW-C

For some, the term “therapy” can seem intimidating. For others, it might sound hopeful and exciting. Wherever you are, I want to be there to welcome you and provide you support for making a possible life changing first step. My goal as a therapist is to meet you wherever you are with whatever challenges you are facing — be it major challenges or for everyday stressors and support. I work with clients to build on strengths they already possess but might not know they have, and build on positive coping skills and process various stressors related to daily life or mental illness.

 

I have experience working with a wide range of mental health diagnoses ranging from anxiety and depression to bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and those with dual diagnoses. In addition to working as a clinical social worker, I have 14 years of experience as a first responder, EMT. I enjoy working with first responders and those in helping professions.

 

Wherever you are in the decision to seek treatment and engage in therapy; I would love to help. It is my ultimate goal to help you find and build upon your inner strength and work with you to process any struggles working toward finding peace and understanding within yourself while feeling supported in a safe and understanding environment.

Elana Greene,
LGPC

My name is Elana (pronouns: she/her/hers) I am excited to join you in a collaborative and comfortable environment where individuality and resilience are celebrated. I am offering individual therapy services to those 18 and over looking to focus on concerns with anxiety, trauma, grief, transitional life changes, eating habits, recovery, and self-esteem. I strive to create an authentic, warm, and individual focused environment through the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness. People from all races, genders, sexual orientations, ability levels, religions, etc. are welcome into my office to be their most authentic selves.

 

I am currently a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland working under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Laura Massaro. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology  from Towson University and have since completed my Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling at Loyola University of Maryland. I have previous experience working with children, teenagers, and adults, with a spectrum of concerns and diagnoses, in forensic, residential and outpatient settings.

 

I look forward to working with you and supporting you along your path to growth, wholeness, and peace.

Asia Jackson, LGPC

Starting therapy can be scary and oftentimes appear overwhelming. We all experience challenges in life, but sometimes emotions can get the best of us. I am committed to helping you in every step of the way regain that confidence in yourself, becoming more resilient as you tackle every obstacle life has thrown at you. As a team, you and I will walk side by side on your journey of self-exploration.

 

I offer individual and person-centered therapy to a diverse population of clients. My areas of specialty include substance use and addiction, anxiety, depression, and various mood disorders. I have experience in working with adolescents, young adults and older populations. I utilize treatment modalities centered around Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused therapy, and Existential therapy.

 

I am currently a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Penn State University and my Master of Science in Applied Clinical Counseling from the University of Baltimore.

 

Wherever you are in your journey, I would be happy to help in any way that I can.

 

Warm Regards.

 

Allison Lewis, LMSW

My name is Allison (pronouns: she/her/hers), and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker that is committed to providing care and positive outcomes for clients. I received both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees through Salisbury University, specializing in clinical social work. I provide a supportive, empathetic, and nonjudgmental environment that allows the opportunity to foster strong relationships with clients to assist them in achieving their goals. I provide therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults, and utilize a collaborative, patient-centered practice that is individualized to meet clients where they are in their journey toward mental wellness. Through the implementation of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, a strengths-based approach, and mindfulness techniques, I will work with clients to identify the techniques and tools to cultivate success and improve their quality of life. I believe that compassion, empathy, and authenticity provide the foundation for healing and growth, and I am dedicated to being a caring and diligent provider who understands the importance of support and collaboration for each individual’s unique needs. Let’s work together to navigate and overcome the challenges that have you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or disconnected. You deserve to live your life as your best self, and I am looking forward to supporting you and your journey to better mental health!

Gina Magyar-Russell, Ph.D.

Healing is our responsibility because we have the power to heal ourselves, even if we have previously been led to believe we don’t.  - Briana Weist

 

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Maryland and specialize in spiritually integrated psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.  I strive to provide a warm, honest, and accepting environment. I also believe that individuals hold the key to their own healing. I’m here to help you open the door and begin the journey together.

 

I graduated with a BA in psychology and history from the University of Michigan (1997) and earned my MA (2001) and Ph.D. (2005) in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University (OH). I completed a pre-doctoral internship in clinical health psychology at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (2003-2004). I was a post-doctoral fellow and held a faculty position in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2005-2009) where I worked with individuals suffering from severe anxiety disorders and medical patients recovering from burn injuries and cardiac conditions. I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore; since 2009). I enjoy working with adults and couples and have over 20 years of experience treating anxiety, OCD, and depression, as well as working with individuals facing religious and spiritual issues and acute and chronic health conditions.  If you have questions or want to learn more, please email me at gmagyarrussell@welllifecc.com.

Christine Martin, Ph.D.

My name is Christine Lynne Martin, Ph.D. I initially received my Master's Degree in School Psychology at the California State University in Northridge (CSUN) and then practiced for seven years as a school psychologist in the public school system. During this period I also continued my education at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in Los Angeles, first receiving my second Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, specializing in individual and family needs, followed by my Doctoral Degree. I am now a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and hold a license to practice Clinical Psychology in both California and Maryland.

 

During the course of my training I completed three internships in both the public school system where I worked in elementary, middle, and high school settings, in addition to two specialized school settings for children with special mental, emotional, and physical needs. I later completed an APA-Approved Internship at Camarillo State Hospital, CA, followed by a two year APA-Recommended Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, MD. There, I spent one year in the Neuropsychology Department at the Kennedy Krieger Institute followed by a year in the Psychiatry Department.

 

In addition to practicing as a school psychologist, I have also worked as a behavioral specialist in a residential facility for adolescents and young adults with mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges and as a mental health clinician at a high school with at-risk teens, as well as in practicing privately serving children, adolescents, and adults. Since receiving my first advanced degree, I have practiced in the field of psychology for more than 25 years.

 

During the span of my career, I have had the opportunity to provide mental health services to the school-aged child population up through the senior adult community. At this point, I find that I am especially drawn to the needs of adults, both women and men. I truly enjoy feeling that I am making a positive contribution to the welfare of human-kind through providing therapeutic services to those in need. The fact is that, at least at one point or another, everyone is faced with life challenges that can be better supported and/or resolved through the assistance of professionals who have a genuine desire to serve and assist. I feel very fortunate to be in a position to do so.

 

Overall, I believe in taking a holistic approach to every client and yet try to tailor my focus on each individual's specific needs. As a result, I draw from a number of therapeutic approaches such as behavioral, interpersonal, humanistic, and spiritual fields of psychology. I have particular interests in the areas of depression, anxiety, loss, personal growth, life transitions, infertility, stress management, and gender-related issues. I feel that many of us have many of the answers and abilities to address and resolve our challenges if provided with the proper support and guidance to address them. Should you feel comfortable with my background, philosophy, and interests, I look forward to meeting you to transition from "here" to a "better there."

Laura Massaro, LCSW-C

“As the shadow follows the body, as we think, so we become.”

- Sayings of the Buddha Welcome! My name is Laura Massaro and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I received my Bachelors degree in Psychology from SUNY Fredonia and my Masters degree in Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. I joined WLCC in October 2017, working predominately with adolescents and adults providing individual therapy. Prior to joining WLCC, I worked with adults with severe mental illness (SMI) in Buffalo, NY, and with children and families as a School-Based Mental Health Clinician with The Children’s Guild Family Help Center.

 

I work from a holistic, person-centered approach, looking at the whole person and the many factors that contribute to our thoughts, emotions and behaviors. You know yourself best and I am here as a guide. I believe that life is about balance and this looks different for each person. I have experience treating individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, anger management issues, ADHD symptoms, trauma, and family and relationship stressors. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and trauma focused treatments (Trauma-Focused-CBT, ARC: Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency). Mindfulness and relaxation techniques are also used to help with emotional regulation and focus.

 

In addition to providing therapy, I am the Training & Outreach Director at WLCC. I am a Maryland board-approved social work supervisor, providing supervision to clinicians working toward their clinical licensure. I also work within WLCC to connect our clinicians and psychiatric nurse practitioners with case consultation groups. As the world returns to normal after COVID, I plan to do outreach work within the community.

 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 stepdaughters, and 2 dogs. I love reading, travel, spending time with friends, exercise, yoga, and just relaxing :)

Alexandra Paz y Mino,
LMSW

My name is Alex and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker welcoming you to experience therapy with a focus on your own innate strengths and abilities to overcome. I provide therapy services to children and adults. I employ a variety of evidence-based, person-centered practice dependent on the needs of the individual, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, strengths-based approach, and mindfulness.

 

I have experience working in a variety of mental health settings including Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs for children and families coping with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and various mood disorders. I have worked with individuals with developmental disabilities and provided therapy to these adults in a day program setting. I have worked with adults, children, and families with rare diseases at the National Institutes of Health and other inpatient medical settings focusing on grief and adapting to illness.

 

We all feel overwhelmed and burdened by hardships at various times in our lives, and it is important to know that you are not alone in your negative thoughts and feelings. I believe in the significance of meeting clients where they are and utilizing a strengths-based perspective to highlight self-determination. It is my goal to provide a safe space in which you feel supported and empowered.

Loredana Petrucci McCarty, Psy.D.

Are you hoping to enhance a general feeling of health and wellness? Do you think and feel that support will help with things? An initial step in taking care of yourself is in communicating, gathering insight and tools in therapy and practicing mindfulness to enhance your well-being such as feelings  of happiness and ease. I am happy to have the privilege as a practitioner to utilize my education and training from Loyola College and The Johns Hopkins University to provide quality care. I enjoy a wellness perspective, identifying strengths to achieve goals. Mindfulness/mind/body, mindfulness based cognitive behavior therapy, and expressive arts are incorporated within therapy to help individuals achieve happiness and peace.

Kelley Porter, LCPC

Welcome! My name is Kelley and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. I received my Bachelors degree from University of Baltimore, and my Masters Degree from Loyola University in Clinical Psychology. I am offering individual therapy services to those ages 18 and over. I have worked with a wide range of clinical presentations including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and individuals with dual diagnoses. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Humanistic/Person Centered Therapy.

 

Seeking therapy can be a challenging and scary decision. My goal is to create a safe and comfortable environment while meeting you where you are in therapy. I incorporate mindfulness techniques to help create a relaxing environment. While working together, we will create and work towards your goals.

Emalee J.W. Quickel, Ph.D.

The decision to start therapy is a deeply personal and meaningful decision, and it is important to find a therapist who will be a good fit with your personality and communication style.  I am a Licensed Psychologist (#05874) in Maryland, and graduated with my Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of North Carolina Charlotte in 2014.  I also have a master's degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in substance abuse treatment.  The most important thing to know about me and my style of therapy is that it is individualized, holistic, and present-focused.  I tend to work from a mindfulness-based framework, which seeks to understand how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interfering with our ability to live fully present and deeply meaningful lives, and then working towards building values-based actions to reach target goals.  I believe that the client gets to chose where we're going in therapy - my job is just to help you draw the map.  My style is informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Client-Centered Psychotherapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  I am happy to provide more background information about those techniques and how they inform my treatment approach at any time before or during the therapy process.

 

I enjoy working with many different types of clients, including those who are chronically stressed, coping with a medical diagnosis or physical limitation, struggling with depression or anxiety, reentering the community following incarceration or inpatient treatment, LGBTQ+ individuals, persons in recovery, and folks who just want to learn how to be their best selves.  If I feel as though your situation is something that I do not have the expertise or training to help you with, I am committed to helping you find the right therapist to meet your needs.  However, people of ALL races, genders, sexual orientations, ability levels, religions, etc., are welcome in my office.  If you have any questions or want to speak with me to learn more, please email me at equickel@welllifecc.com.  It is an honor to do this work with you!

G. Sara Ross,    LCSW-C

I believe therapy is a tool to help others overcome changes- whether that’s dealing with a current life change or changing the way you think about previous life stressors. I am trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy). I generally use CBT interventions with my clients and truly believe our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected. If we can change the way we think about a situation, it will impact our feelings and behaviors. I also think it is important to implement mindfulness techniques as a way to stay centered, grounded, and calm.

 

I have experience working with all ages five and up. Whether it’s depression, anxiety, social issues related to school/work or peers, trauma and/or grief, I look forward to helping you or your child manage these stressors. I hope to help you become more confident in managing your symptoms and day to day life.

 

Jaimie Ryan,    LCSW-C

Deciding to seek therapy can be a scary decision for some, for others it may be an easy or even an exciting one. No matter what you are feeling about embarking on this journey, my primary goal is to make you feel comfortable and work together in a partnership to determine and meet your own goals. Goals may be specific or general; you may also even be unsure of your goals, and that is perfectly fine.

 

My name is Jaimie Ryan and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing individual, couples, and family therapy to adults. I enjoy working with clients on the various issues that come up in life ranging from daily stressors to those needing help coping with symptoms of a mental illness. I obtained my Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice Psychology at Juniata College and began working at a community residential rehabilitation program for adults with mental illness. It is there in which I found working in the mental health field to be my passion and went back to school to earn my Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work. I have also obtained certifications in grief counseling, trauma treatment, and social skills training. I have worked in many different areas within the mental health field; these areas include residential programs, psychiatric day programs, community outpatient clinics, and both inpatient and outpatient programs at the Veterans Administration. In addition, I have experience with case management, care coordination, and group therapy. Throughout my many years of providing therapy, I have worked with a variety of diagnoses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and those with a dual diagnoses of substance abuse and mental illness. I specialize in working with grief, trauma, and mood disorders. I provide an eclectic approach to therapy drawing from various treatment modalities to find what best suits the individual client. I primarily draw from cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. I focus on providing client-centered and supportive therapy in conjunction with the various treatment modalities to best meet an individual's needs. I am very open and it is important to me while working with clients, to have an ongoing dialogue in which you can feel comfortable telling me what is helpful and what is not in therapy; we can always adjust to what is most beneficial to you. It is important to find a good match for your therapeutic experience, and as you engage in therapy I hope for you to always feel supported and find inner peace.

Ryann Siegel, M.S.

Welcome! My name is Ryann Siegel, and I am a Psychology Associate in the state of Maryland. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Development from the University of Maryland, College Park, and my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. I am also continuing to pursue my Psy.D from Loyola University Maryland, and am currently within my last few years of coursework. I am offering individual and family therapy services to individuals 16 and over. I have worked with a wide range of clinical presentations including anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and dual diagnoses. I have received training and utilize a variety of treatment modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Humanistic/Person Centered Therapy. I have also been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), a treatment utilized to treat individuals who have experienced trauma who are 18 and younger.

 

I aim to create a safe and comforting space for my clients where we can work collaboratively towards the goals you set. I hope to be the guide that helps my clients get to where they are wanting to go while realizing their own power and independence. Together, we will work towards getting you where you would like to be.

Rebecca Thomas, LMSW

My name is Rebecca and I’m currently a Licensed Masters Social Worker. I received my Bachelor of Social Work at CSU Sacramento, and my Masters of Social Work in clinical behavioral health from University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work. Therapy is a unique experience for each individual and I am mindful of that with my approach as I tailor it towards the needs of clients. I’m here to meet you where you’re at and support you in reaching your goals. I use a multitude of modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, and other approaches that may be beneficial.

 

I have experience working in multiple mental health settings such as school-based therapy services, the Veterans Administration Health Care System, and community outpatient mental health. I have worked with a variety of ages from young children to adults as well as areas of concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, other mood disorders, ADHD, stress and anger management, and interpersonal relationships among couples. I have experience working with both individuals and couples and look forward to supporting you along this journey towards growth, healing, and peace.

 

Courtney Vaughan, LCSW-C

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, working with youth between the ages of 6 and 17 years old.  I have always had a passion for working with children and adolescents, because of their resilient and eager nature. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, from Salisbury University in 2004. Directly after, I obtained my Master’s Degree in Social Work, from the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work with a specialization in families and children in 2005.

 

My experience includes working as a School Mental Health Clinician as well as a School Social Worker, in Baltimore City Public Schools, conducting diagnostic assessments, in addition to working with a program that supports students, families and school staff as a child or adolescent transitions from a psychiatric inpatient hospitalization, back into their original school and community. I offer individual counseling in addition to group work to address issues such as: anxiety, depression, social skills development, attention-deficit concerns, and other common childhood disorders.

 

I work from a strengths-based and holistic approach as I believe that all children and families have the ability to utilize their individual qualities and resources to overcome hardships. I find it important to focus on the strengths of an individual, and support his or her self-determination. I also utilize Problem Solving and Cognitive Behavioral theories in both my individual and group work with youth; however, overall it is important for me to tailor what I do to the needs of my clients.  Being flexible and working with the family to promote the success and well-being of children and adolescents is what is most important to me.

Erin West, LCPC

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor offering individual therapy services to those ages 18 and over as well as couples, marriage, and adult family therapy. My experience includes counseling in the school system at Sheppard Pratt Hospital and Villa Maria, providing community mental health services to clients with dual diagnoses, and offering counseling in private practice settings. My background includes working with children, adoloescents, and adults. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Towson University in 1998 and my Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland in 2003. I hold the Maryland Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor license and am a member of the American Counseling Association. I have been afforded many opportunities to treat multiple diagnsotic concerns and have enjoyed the varied experiences that have helped shape my work today. I enjoy working with clients on a range of concerns, with particular interests in anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, anger management, relationship concerns, self-esteem, marriage/couples counseling, and mindfulness practices.

 

I work primarily from a Cognitive Behavioral framework, although I mix elements of various theoretical approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, and Solution Focused therapy models. My goal is to find the blend which best suits each of my clients. Counseling will be provided in a safe and comfortable space for you to share and gain support. I believe in working alongside my clients to offer resources for change and ultimately teach clients how to apply what they have learned during sessions in their lives. In this way therapy can be seen as a stepping stone towards feeling greater balance and control in life. Counseling is not a lifetime commitment, but rather an opportunity to gain assistance at difficult life intervals or transitions. Counseling can also be an avenue for gaining clarity and processing feelings during positive life events. Change, whether positive or negative, can be overwhelming and it is often helpful to have someone outside the circle of friends and family to discuss concerns and address the challenges and opportunities life brings.

 

Learn more about me by visiting My Profile on Psychology Today. It may also be helpful to browse through the other pages on our website, which include valuable information, and where some of your questions may be addressed. Thank you for visiting my profile!

Rachel Wills, LCPC

I have a true passion for working with people ages 15 and up to not only address, but achieve their personal needs and goals. My professional career began with my Bachelors from Towson University in Psychology and continued onto my Masters from University of Baltimore in Applied Psychology with a Concentration in Counseling. Prior to joining the Well Life team, I worked in various

 

agencies within the state government in a case management role; however, in this clinical role I am now able to build upon my knowledge of the field of addictions and other specialties. In addition to assisting those impacted by the disease of addiction, I also have experience in life transitions, conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, addiction and chronic relapse, mindfulness and stress management, communication enhancement, grief, mood disorders, trauma, women’s issues and marital and relationship issues.

 

 

I have a holistic approach that incorporates Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy. While I understand the specific goals for each individual may be different, my experience is that all them will foster an opportunity for growth, integration and wholeness. It is my belief that at some point in everyone’s journey, we could all benefit from therapy and I would love to assist you in yours. Feel free to reach me at rwills@welllifecc.com  if you think I can help you with your therapeutic needs.

 

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Meet Our Therapists

Julie Beasman, Psy.D.

Dr. Beasman is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in individual therapy with adolescents and adults as well as couples and marriage therapy. She received her bachelors degree in psychology from SUNY, her Master's of Arts in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College, and her Doctorate of Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. Dr. Beasman has experience training and working in a variety of outpatient and inpatient settings including Bellevue Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Springfield Hospital, and counseling clinics. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Maryland Psychological Association, and is listed in the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.

 

Dr. Beasman's therapeutic orientation has been guided by her training in Cognitive Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal, and Psychodynamic approaches. While our ultimate goal is to find peace and happiness in the present and future, it is also often important to understand one's past and how it influences one's current emotions, coping patterns, and interpersonal relationships. Above all, a strong therapeutic relationship and making therapy sessions a safe, comfortable place is critical.

Louisa Clarke, LMSW

Each person is different and has unique strengths, needs, and desires that contribute to a fulfilling life. These differences are what Louisa likes to celebrate with her clients, making room to enjoy the wins and provide compassionate care for the lows. Louisa takes an environmental approach, acknowledging that sometimes outside challenges affect where we'd like to be in life. Wherever you are on your journey you don't have to figure it out alone. Many people come to therapy for the encouragement and support they need to make the changes necessary for living a balanced and fulfilling life. Whatever those obstacles may be, Louisa knows that the belief each person has in their ability to change can depend on the belief their therapist- has in them to change as well. Louisa provides a warm, safe space for people and is LGBTQIA friendly, BIPOC supportive, and client-focused. Louisa pulls from an array of approaches such as Motivational Intervening, DBT, CBT, Trauma Informed Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Somatics, Mindfulness, and Art Therapy.

 

Louisa received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore in 2018. She has experience with multiple populations from diverse backgrounds, predominantly from school based positions. She has worked most recently with children and their families, but has previously supported adults with a variety of mental health concerns, including LGBTQIA populations and those recently released from incarceration. Louisa uses a combination of CBT, somatics, and self- compassion to guide sessions. She has experience treating depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and more. Please contact the office if you would like to schedule an appointment.

Jennifer Fingado, LMSW

I am a Licensed Social Worker offering a cognitive based therapy for adults. I’ve worked in a

variety of mental health settings including a psychiatric rehabilitation agency in the City of Baltimore, The Veteran Health Administration and Behavioral Health Services at Harford Memorial Hospital. My experiences have provided the opportunities for me to provide in-home

services as a mental health specialist for children and families, medical social work services for Veterans and psychotherapy in an intensive outpatient program.

 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused therapy underpin my practice. I utilize a strength based approach to acknowledge the patient’s expertise, identify strengths and utilize resources to optimize treatment outcomes. I implement a holistic, person-centered approach to therapy and welcome you to come work with me. Together we will build a professional that enables you to reach your goals.

 

Ashley Gamatoria LCSW-C.

For some, the term “therapy” can seem intimidating. For others, it might sound hopeful and exciting. Wherever you are, I want to be there to welcome you and provide you support for making a possible life changing first step. My goal as a therapist is to meet you wherever you are with whatever challenges you are facing — be it major challenges or for everyday stressors and support. I work with clients to build on strengths they already possess but might not know they have, and build on positive coping skills and process various stressors related to daily life or mental illness.

 

Ihave experience working with a wide range of mental health diagnoses ranging from anxiety and depression to bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and those with dual diagnoses. In addition to working as a clinical social worker, I have 14 years of experience as a first responder, EMT. I enjoy working with first responders and those in helping professions.

 

Wherever you are in the decision to seek treatment and engage in therapy; I would love to help. It is my ultimate goal to help you find and build upon your inner strength and work with you to process any struggles working toward finding peace and understanding within yourself while feeling supported in a safe and understanding environment.

Elana Greene, LGPC

My name is Elana (pronouns: she/her/hers) I am excited to join you in a collaborative and comfortable environment where individuality and resilience are celebrated. I am offering individual therapy services to those 18 and over looking to focus on concerns with anxiety, trauma, grief, transitional life changes, eating habits, recovery, and self-esteem. I strive to create an authentic, warm, and individual focused environment through the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness. People from all races, genders, sexual orientations, ability levels, religions, etc. are welcome into my office to be their most authentic selves.

 

I am currently a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland working under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Laura Massaro. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology  from Towson University and have since completed my Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling at Loyola University of Maryland. I have previous experience working with children, teenagers, and adults, with a spectrum of concerns and diagnoses, in forensic, residential and outpatient settings.

 

I look forward to working with you and supporting you along your path to growth, wholeness, and peace.

Asia Jackson, LGPC

Starting therapy can be scary and oftentimes appear overwhelming. We all experience challenges in life, but sometimes emotions can get the best of us. I am committed to helping you in every step of the way regain that confidence in yourself, becoming more resilient as you tackle every obstacle life has thrown at you. As a team, you and I will walk side by side on your journey of self-exploration.

 

I offer individual and person-centered therapy to a diverse population of clients. My areas of specialty include substance use and addiction, anxiety, depression, and various mood disorders. I have experience in working with adolescents, young adults and older populations. I utilize treatment modalities centered around Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused therapy, and Existential therapy.

 

I am currently a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Penn State University and my Master of Science in Applied Clinical Counseling from the University of Baltimore.

 

Wherever you are in your journey, I would be happy to help in any way that I can.

 

Warm Regards.

 

Allison Lewis, LMSW

My name is Allison (pronouns: she/her/hers), and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker that is committed to providing care and positive outcomes for clients. I received both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees through Salisbury University, specializing in clinical social work. I provide a supportive, empathetic, and nonjudgmental environment that allows the opportunity to foster strong relationships with clients to assist them in achieving their goals. I provide therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults, and utilize a collaborative, patient-centered practice that is individualized to meet clients where they are in their journey toward mental wellness. Through the implementation of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, a strengths-based approach, and mindfulness techniques, I will work with clients to identify the techniques and tools to cultivate success and improve their quality of life. I believe that compassion, empathy, and authenticity provide the foundation for healing and growth, and I am dedicated to being a caring and diligent provider who understands the importance of support and collaboration for each individual’s unique needs. Let’s work together to navigate and overcome the challenges that have you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or disconnected. You deserve to live your life as your best self, and I am looking forward to supporting you and your journey to better mental health!

Gina Magyar-Russell, Ph.D.

Healing is our responsibility because we have the power to heal ourselves, even if we have previously been led to believe we don’t.  - Briana Weist

 

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Maryland and specialize in spiritually integrated psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.  I strive to provide a warm, honest, and accepting environment. I also believe that individuals hold the key to their own healing. I’m here to help you open the door and begin the journey together.

 

I graduated with a BA in psychology and history from the University of Michigan (1997) and earned my MA (2001) and Ph.D. (2005) in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University (OH). I completed a pre-doctoral internship in clinical health psychology at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (2003-2004). I was a post-doctoral fellow and held a faculty position in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2005-2009) where I worked with individuals suffering from severe anxiety disorders and medical patients recovering from burn injuries and cardiac conditions. I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore; since 2009). I enjoy working with adults and couples and have over 20 years of experience treating anxiety, OCD, and depression, as well as working with individuals facing religious and spiritual issues and acute and chronic health conditions.  If you have questions or want to learn more, please email me at gmagyarrussell@welllifecc.com.

Christine Martin, Ph.D.

My name is Christine Lynne Martin, Ph.D. I initially received my Master's Degree in School Psychology at the California State University in Northridge (CSUN) and then practiced for seven years as a school psychologist in the public school system. During this period I also continued my education at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in Los Angeles, first receiving my second Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, specializing in individual and family needs, followed by my Doctoral Degree. I am now a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and hold a license to practice Clinical Psychology in both California and Maryland.

 

During the course of my training I completed three internships in both the public school system where I worked in elementary, middle, and high school settings, in addition to two specialized school settings for children with special mental, emotional, and physical needs. I later completed an APA-Approved Internship at Camarillo State Hospital, CA, followed by a two year APA-Recommended Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, MD. There, I spent one year in the Neuropsychology Department at the Kennedy Krieger Institute followed by a year in the Psychiatry Department.

 

In addition to practicing as a school psychologist, I have also worked as a behavioral specialist in a residential facility for adolescents and young adults with mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges and as a mental health clinician at a high school with at-risk teens, as well as in practicing privately serving children, adolescents, and adults. Since receiving my first advanced degree, I have practiced in the field of psychology for more than 25 years.

 

During the span of my career, I have had the opportunity to provide mental health services to the school-aged child population up through the senior adult community. At this point, I find that I am especially drawn to the needs of adults, both women and men. I truly enjoy feeling that I am making a positive contribution to the welfare of human-kind through providing therapeutic services to those in need. The fact is that, at least at one point or another, everyone is faced with life challenges that can be better supported and/or resolved through the assistance of professionals who have a genuine desire to serve and assist. I feel very fortunate to be in a position to do so.

 

Overall, I believe in taking a holistic approach to every client and yet try to tailor my focus on each individual's specific needs. As a result, I draw from a number of therapeutic approaches such as behavioral, interpersonal, humanistic, and spiritual fields of psychology. I have particular interests in the areas of depression, anxiety, loss, personal growth, life transitions, infertility, stress management, and gender-related issues. I feel that many of us have many of the answers and abilities to address and resolve our challenges if provided with the proper support and guidance to address them. Should you feel comfortable with my background, philosophy, and interests, I look forward to meeting you to transition from "here" to a "better there."

Laura Massaro, LCSW-C

“As the shadow follows the body, as we think, so we become.”

- Sayings of the Buddha Welcome! My name is Laura Massaro and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I received my Bachelors degree in Psychology from SUNY Fredonia and my Masters degree in Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. I joined WLCC in October 2017, working predominately with adolescents and adults providing individual therapy. Prior to joining WLCC, I worked with adults with severe mental illness (SMI) in Buffalo, NY, and with children and families as a School-Based Mental Health Clinician with The Children’s Guild Family Help Center.

 

I work from a holistic, person-centered approach, looking at the whole person and the many factors that contribute to our thoughts, emotions and behaviors. You know yourself best and I am here as a guide. I believe that life is about balance and this looks different for each person. I have experience treating individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, anger management issues, ADHD symptoms, trauma, and family and relationship stressors. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and trauma focused treatments (Trauma-Focused-CBT, ARC: Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency). Mindfulness and relaxation techniques are also used to help with emotional regulation and focus.

 

In addition to providing therapy, I am the Training & Outreach Director at WLCC. I am a Maryland board-approved social work supervisor, providing supervision to clinicians working toward their clinical licensure. I also work within WLCC to connect our clinicians and psychiatric nurse practitioners with case consultation groups. As the world returns to normal after COVID, I plan to do outreach work within the community.

 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 stepdaughters, and 2 dogs. I love reading, travel, spending time with friends, exercise, yoga, and just relaxing :)

Alexandra Paz y Mino, LMSW

My name is Alex and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker welcoming you to experience therapy with a focus on your own innate strengths and abilities to overcome. I provide therapy services to children and adults. I employ a variety of evidence-based, person-centered practice dependent on the needs of the individual, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, strengths-based approach, and mindfulness.

 

I have experience working in a variety of mental health settings including Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs for children and families coping with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and various mood disorders. I have worked with individuals with developmental disabilities and provided therapy to these adults in a day program setting. I have worked with adults, children, and families with rare diseases at the National Institutes of Health and other inpatient medical settings focusing on grief and adapting to illness.

 

We all feel overwhelmed and burdened by hardships at various times in our lives, and it is important to know that you are not alone in your negative thoughts and feelings. I believe in the significance of meeting clients where they are and utilizing a strengths-based perspective to highlight self-determination. It is my goal to provide a safe space in which you feel supported and empowered.

Loredana Petrucci McCarty, Psy.D.

Are you hoping to enhance a general feeling of health and wellness? Do you think and feel that support will help with things? An initial step in taking care of yourself is in communicating, gathering insight and tools in therapy and practicing mindfulness to enhance your well-being such as feelings  of happiness and ease. I am happy to have the privilege as a practitioner to utilize my education and training from Loyola College and The Johns Hopkins University to provide quality care. I enjoy a wellness perspective, identifying strengths to achieve goals. Mindfulness/mind/body, mindfulness based cognitive behavior therapy, and expressive arts are incorporated within therapy to help individuals achieve happiness and peace.

 

Kelley Porter, LCPC

TWelcome! My name is Kelley and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. I received my Bachelors degree from University of Baltimore, and my Masters Degree from Loyola University in Clinical Psychology. I am offering individual therapy services to those ages 18 and over. I have worked with a wide range of clinical presentations including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and individuals with dual diagnoses. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Humanistic/Person Centered Therapy.

 

Seeking therapy can be a challenging and scary decision. My goal is to create a safe and comfortable environment while meeting you where you are in therapy. I incorporate mindfulness techniques to help create a relaxing environment. While working together, we will create and work towards your goals.

Emalee J.W. Quickel, Ph.D.

The decision to start therapy is a deeply personal and meaningful decision, and it is important to find a therapist who will be a good fit with your personality and communication style.  I am a Licensed Psychologist (#05874) in Maryland, and graduated with my Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of North Carolina Charlotte in 2014.  I also have a master's degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in substance abuse treatment.  The most important thing to know about me and my style of therapy is that it is individualized, holistic, and present-focused.  I tend to work from a mindfulness-based framework, which seeks to understand how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interfering with our ability to live fully present and deeply meaningful lives, and then working towards building values-based actions to reach target goals.  I believe that the client gets to chose where we're going in therapy - my job is just to help you draw the map.  My style is informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Client-Centered Psychotherapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  I am happy to provide more background information about those techniques and how they inform my treatment approach at any time before or during the therapy process.

 

I enjoy working with many different types of clients, including those who are chronically stressed, coping with a medical diagnosis or physical limitation, struggling with depression or anxiety, reentering the community following incarceration or inpatient treatment, LGBTQ+ individuals, persons in recovery, and folks who just want to learn how to be their best selves.  If I feel as though your situation is something that I do not have the expertise or training to help you with, I am committed to helping you find the right therapist to meet your needs.  However, people of ALL races, genders, sexual orientations, ability levels, religions, etc., are welcome in my office.  If you have any questions or want to speak with me to learn more, please email me at equickel@welllifecc.com.  It is an honor to do this work with you!

G. Sara Ross, LCSW-C

I believe therapy is a tool to help others overcome changes- whether that’s dealing with a current life change or changing the way you think about previous life stressors. I am trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy). I generally use CBT interventions with my clients and truly believe our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected. If we can change the way we think about a situation, it will impact our feelings and behaviors. I also think it is important to implement mindfulness techniques as a way to stay centered, grounded, and calm.

 

I have experience working with all ages five and up. Whether it’s depression, anxiety, social issues related to school/work or peers, trauma and/or grief, I look forward to helping you or your child manage these stressors. I hope to help you become more confident in managing your symptoms and day to day life

Jaimie Ryan, LCSW-C

Deciding to seek therapy can be a scary decision for some, for others it may be an easy or even an exciting one. No matter what you are feeling about embarking on this journey, my primary goal is to make you feel comfortable and work together in a partnership to determine and meet your own goals. Goals may be specific or general; you may also even be unsure of your goals, and that is perfectly fine.

 

My name is Jaimie Ryan and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing individual, couples, and family therapy to adults. I enjoy working with clients on the various issues that come up in life ranging from daily stressors to those needing help coping with symptoms of a mental illness. I obtained my Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice Psychology at Juniata College and began working at a community residential rehabilitation program for adults with mental illness. It is there in which I found working in the mental health field to be my passion and went back to school to earn my Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work. I have also obtained certifications in grief counseling, trauma treatment, and social skills training. I have worked in many different areas within the mental health field; these areas include residential programs, psychiatric day programs, community outpatient clinics, and both inpatient and outpatient programs at the Veterans Administration. In addition, I have experience with case management, care coordination, and group therapy. Throughout my many years of providing therapy, I have worked with a variety of diagnoses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and those with a dual diagnoses of substance abuse and mental illness. I specialize in working with grief, trauma, and mood disorders. I provide an eclectic approach to therapy drawing from various treatment modalities to find what best suits the individual client. I primarily draw from cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. I focus on providing client-centered and supportive therapy in conjunction with the various treatment modalities to best meet an individual's needs. I am very open and it is important to me while working with clients, to have an ongoing dialogue in which you can feel comfortable telling me what is helpful and what is not in therapy; we can always adjust to what is most beneficial to you. It is important to find a good match for your therapeutic experience, and as you engage in therapy I hope for you to always feel supported and find inner peace.

Ryann Siegel, M.S.

Welcome! My name is Ryann Siegel, and I am a Psychology Associate in the state of Maryland. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Development from the University of Maryland, College Park, and my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. I am also continuing to pursue my Psy.D from Loyola University Maryland, and am currently within my last few years of coursework. I am offering individual and family therapy services to individuals 16 and over. I have worked with a wide range of clinical presentations including anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and dual diagnoses. I have received training and utilize a variety of treatment modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Humanistic/Person Centered Therapy. I have also been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), a treatment utilized to treat individuals who have experienced trauma who are 18 and younger.

 

I aim to create a safe and comforting space for my clients where we can work collaboratively towards the goals you set. I hope to be the guide that helps my clients get to where they are wanting to go while realizing their own power and independence. Together, we will work towards getting you where you would like to be.

Rebecca Thomas, LMSW

My name is Rebecca and I’m currently a Licensed Masters Social Worker. I received my Bachelor of Social Work at CSU Sacramento, and my Masters of Social Work in clinical behavioral health from University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work. Therapy is a unique experience for each individual and I am mindful of that with my approach as I tailor it towards the needs of clients. I’m here to meet you where you’re at and support you in reaching your goals. I use a multitude of modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, and other approaches that may be beneficial.

 

I have experience working in multiple mental health settings such as school-based therapy services, the Veterans Administration Health Care System, and community outpatient mental health. I have worked with a variety of ages from young children to adults as well as areas of concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, other mood disorders, ADHD, stress and anger management, and interpersonal relationships among couples. I have experience working with both individuals and couples and look forward to supporting you along this journey towards  growth, healing, and peace.

Courtney Vaughan, LCSW-C

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, working with youth between the ages of 6 and 17 years old.  I have always had a passion for working with children and adolescents, because of their resilient and eager nature. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, from Salisbury University in 2004. Directly after, I obtained my Master’s Degree in Social Work, from the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work with a specialization in families and children in 2005.

 

My experience includes working as a School Mental Health Clinician as well as a School Social Worker, in Baltimore City Public Schools, conducting diagnostic assessments, in addition to working with a program that supports students, families and school staff as a child or adolescent transitions from a psychiatric inpatient hospitalization, back into their original school and community. I offer individual counseling in addition to group work to address issues such as: anxiety, depression, social skills development, attention-deficit concerns, and other common childhood disorders.

 

I work from a strengths-based and holistic approach as I believe that all children and families have the ability to utilize their individual qualities and resources to overcome hardships. I find it important to focus on the strengths of an individual, and support his or her self-determination. I also utilize Problem Solving and Cognitive Behavioral theories in both my individual and group work with youth; however, overall it is important for me to tailor what I do to the needs of my clients.  Being flexible and working with the family to promote the success and well-being of children and adolescents is what is most important to me.

Erin West, LCPC

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor offering individual therapy services to those ages 18 and over as well as couples, marriage, and adult family therapy. My experience includes counseling in the school system at Sheppard Pratt Hospital and Villa Maria, providing community mental health services to clients with dual diagnoses, and offering counseling in private practice settings. My background includes working with children, adoloescents, and adults. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Towson University in 1998 and my Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland in 2003. I hold the Maryland Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor license and am a member of the American Counseling Association. I have been afforded many opportunities to treat multiple diagnsotic concerns and have enjoyed the varied experiences that have helped shape my work today. I enjoy working with clients on a range of concerns, with particular interests in anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, anger management, relationship concerns, self-esteem, marriage/couples counseling, and mindfulness practices.

 

I work primarily from a Cognitive Behavioral framework, although I mix elements of various theoretical approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, and Solution Focused therapy models. My goal is to find the blend which best suits each of my clients. Counseling will be provided in a safe and comfortable space for you to share and gain support. I believe in working alongside my clients to offer resources for change and ultimately teach clients how to apply what they have learned during sessions in their lives. In this way therapy can be seen as a stepping stone towards feeling greater balance and control in life. Counseling is not a lifetime commitment, but rather an opportunity to gain assistance at difficult life intervals or transitions. Counseling can also be an avenue for gaining clarity and processing feelings during positive life events. Change, whether positive or negative, can be overwhelming and it is often helpful to have someone outside the circle of friends and family to discuss concerns and address the challenges and opportunities life brings.

 

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Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have at ewest@welllifecc.com. It is also helpful to browse through the other pages on our website, which include valuable information, and where some of your questions may be addressed. Thank you for visiting my profile!

Rachel Wills, LCPC

I have a true passion for working with people ages 15 and up to not only address, but achieve their personal needs and goals. My professional career began with my Bachelors from Towson University in Psychology and continued onto my Masters from University of Baltimore in Applied Psychology with a Concentration in Counseling. Prior to joining the Well Life team, I worked in various

 

agencies within the state government in a case management role; however, in this clinical role I am now able to build upon my knowledge of the field of addictions and other specialties. In addition to assisting those impacted by the disease of addiction, I also have experience in life transitions, conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, addiction and chronic relapse, mindfulness and stress management, communication enhancement, grief, mood disorders, trauma, women’s issues and marital and relationship issues.

 

 

I have a holistic approach that incorporates Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy. While I understand the specific goals for each individual may be different, my experience is that all them will foster an opportunity for growth, integration and wholeness. It is my belief that at some point in everyone’s journey, we could all benefit from therapy and I would love to assist you in yours. Feel free to reach me at rwills@welllifecc.com  if you think I can help you with your therapeutic needs.