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Professional Staff

Tori Shequine

Tori Shequine

Tori Shequine, LCPC, received her MA in clinical psychology from Towson University. A licensed professional counselor, specializing in relationship issues, abuse and trauma, Tori has been able to positively impact her clients by tailoring her approach to the client's unique personal needs. Utilizing a holistic approach, Tori draws from cognitive, behavioral, humanistic, transpersonal, and existential traditions, together with alternative therapies backed up by the latest research, to alleviate suffering and gain a sense of empowerment in one's life. Tori has trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn in Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals and Bellaruth Naperstak in Guided Imagery and Visualization.

Locations: Towson, Crofton, Silver Spring

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care First, Cigna, Johns Hopkins EHP, Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan, Magellan, Medical Assistance, United.

Robin Brown

Robin Brown, LCSW-C, received her BS in psychology from Towson University and her Master's in Social Work from University of MD, Baltimore in 1995. Robin specializes in using a mindfulness framework to assist clients in finding their strength to flourish while dealing with anxiety, trauma, PTSD, domestic abuse or neurodevelopmental-related issues. Drawing from various modalities ranging from cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior therapy, to guided imagery and art therapy, Robin works with children and adults to help them find their path to healing in a safe space. 

Location: Columbia

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care First, Cigna, Johns Hopkins EHP, Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan, Magellan, Medicare, Medical Assistance, Tricare.

Mollye Kellman

Mollye Kellman, LMSW, received her MSW from University of Maryland School of Social Work in 2019. She has worked in a school setting with children and families as well as young adolescents in an outpatient therapeutic setting. Mollye has certifications in Play Therapy techniques and the Conscious Discipline Model which focuses on social emotional well-being. Mollye works with clients to help identify their needs using a Strengths-Based approach and believes mindfulness strategies are a helpful tool in therapeutic practices. She has been an advocate for clients’ and their individual interests and needs through the Public Defender's Office. She believes creating a safe environment is essential for growth and progress. Mollye is excited and eager to work with children, adolescents, adults, and parents who seek guidance and support on navigating their children's' behaviors, structure, routines, etc. When Mollye has free time, you can find her walking her dog in downtown Baltimore or singing with her cousin. Mollye looks forward to working with you and getting to know your interests and goals! 

Edyta Chrzanowska

Edyta Chrzanowska, LCPC, received her MA in counseling psychology from Towson University. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a heavy focus on family systems and relationships. She is especially interested in working with the young adults of the 21st century in navigating their independence and identity development in circumstances that are very different to those of previous generations. She uses an eclectic and individualized counseling approach focusing on empowerment, self-awareness, and self-compassion to promote a sense of wholeness, self-acceptance, optimism, and accountability. She believes people make positive changes when they build a reservoir of resources using their natural strengths and learned coping tools to deal with life stressors. She is a big advocate for mindfulness, yoga, and other alternative practices.

Location: Bel Air

Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Johns Hopkins EHP, Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan, Megellan .

Candace C. Crew

Candace C. Crew, LCSW-C, attended the University of MD, Baltimore, where she received her Masters in Social Work in 2004. Candace has worked in the school setting with children and families, as well as in an outpatient setting with adults. Candace specializes in using a mindfulness framework in order to assist the client in gaining insight and understanding into the difficult areas of their life where they may be feeling stuck. She uses this approach to work with individuals with a variety of issues and collaborates with the client to guide them in clarifying and taking action in those areas they recognize as barriers to living a full life. In addition to the mindfulness framework Candace uses strategies from complementary approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy when working with clients to assist them in making meaningful strides toward their goals for treatment.

Location: Bel Air

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care First, Cigna, Johns Hopkins EHP, Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan, Magellan.

Hilary S. Fink

Hilary S. Fink, LCSW-C received her MSW from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work in 2004. Hilary's expertise consists of working with clients who have a trauma-related history as she has completed a Certificate in Trauma Treatment at The University of Maryland, School of Social Work in December 2007 and a Certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment Level II in December 2010 through The Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education, Inc. Hilary has a background in treating domestic violence survivors, behavioral and anxiety disorders and PTSD. She utilizes a strengths-based perspective as well as an individual approach to treating her clients in a safe and trusting environment.

Location: Towson

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care First, Cigna, Johns Hopkins EHP, Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan, Magellan, Medical Assistance.

Alexandra Lee

Alexandra Lee, LCSW-C: I received my Master of Social Work Degree and Certificate of Gerontology from University of Pittsburgh in 2011. I believe in creating a safe and trusting environment where you can express yourself. Whether you are trying to work through your feelings or mindset on a particular matter; or navigate a difficult relationship or challenging situation: It is possible for you to learn how to do this. By learning how to respond and solutions that work, you can regain hope and a sense of control over your thoughts and feelings. You will be able to create space to connect more with what really matters to you. In addition, you will be able to make meaningful and constructive changes that will help you move forward, reshape your quality of life, and reach greater fulfillment. I would like to hear from you or your family if you are experiencing a variety of problems that could include self-esteem issues, stress, depression, anxiety, or adjustment to a significant life change. Every person has intrinsic goodness and strengths. This combined with helpful skills and strategies that I will provide will support you to achieve your goals. I look forward to helping you throughout your journey. Client Focus: Adults; Seniors (65+) / Modality: Individuals; Family

Location: Silver Spring

Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care First, Cigna

Beth Holley

Beth Holley, LCSW-C received her MSW from University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning and RN from Johns Hopkins University. She has completed extensive post graduate studies with the Psychology Master�s Plus Program at Loyola University Baltimore and with the Beck institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She has been practicing for many years. Beth perceives the human mind as having an unparalleled capacity for growth and change. She brings a calm, excitement to her work, an awareness of what therapist and client can synergistically accomplish, to meet goals for growth, well-being, healing, and empowerment. She utilizes a variety of modalities, including CBT and DBT informed interventions, Emotion Focused therapy, Interpersonal and psychodynamic theories and interventions to address anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and, problem solving in all realms. Beth has experience in a variety of settings. She continues to update her base of knowledge to ensure evidence based and effective practice with adults of all ages.

Location: Towson

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care First, Cigna, Johns Hopkins US Family Health Medicare, Magellan, Medicare

Rekha Mehrota

Rekha Mehrota, LCPC If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma or just feeling stuck with where you are in life, Rekha would like to help. She uses an interpersonal, integrative multicultural approach providing a space for you to process what you're going through and figure out how to move forward. Rekha work with both individuals and couples/family members. She assists clients who are having problems in relationships - marital, premarital. She also focuses on women's care during pregnancy and post giving birth and any post-partum symptoms. Taking a step back and looking together at patterns in your relationships, personal and career path can help you learn more about yourself, understand what is going on now, and make changes in your life. Come recognize your strengths and develop new ways of using them successfully.

Location: Columbia

Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care First, also accepting clients self-pay

Ashley Styles

Ashley Styles, MS, LGPC.  Does the monotony of day to day life, tasks and routines leave you feeling stuck? Does it get frustrating without an outlet, a safe place to vent and let life's pressure roll off your slate. Going through the motions without checking in with yourself gets tough and can be quite overwhelming. We all need a check in every now and again to make sure that we are our best selves and equip with the tools to take on life tasks with self assurance. With you in mind, Ashley's primary goal is to provide you a safe space to release and be true to yourself. Ashley takes a holistic approach that will guide you toward a more manageable and healthier outcome for you and loved ones. Ashley earned her Masters Degree from Bowie State University in 2016.

Location: Crofton

Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care First

Melanie Levine

Melanie Levine, LCSW-C , graduated from University of Maryland, School of Social Work in 1998. She is a dynamic psychotherapist in practice 10 years with a special interest in healthy relationships.  She is trained in Yoga For Depression by Amy Weintraub, author of the book by the same name.  Melanie has a background in domestic violence, anger management and gay and lesbian relationships.  She also runs psycho-educational groups utilizing The Healthy Step Model. 

Location: Towson

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care First, Cigna, Johns Hopkins EHP, Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan, Magellan, Medical Assistance, Medicare, Tricare.

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Nikolay Sergeevykh

Nikolay Sergeevykh, LCPC earned his Masters in Agency and Community Counseling in 2000 giving him over 10 years experience in the field. He has worked at a variety of settings including community mental health, residential treatment, in-home therapy and therapeutic foster care. Nikolay has also supervised and trained psychotherapists and mental health workers. Nikolay sees children, adolescents, couples, families and therapeutic groups.

Location: Towson

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care First, Cigna, Evergreen, Johns Hopkins EHP, Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan, Magellan, Medical Assistance.

Micki Magers

Micki Magers, MS-Psychology, LCMFT, has encouraged client's health for more than 25 years. After graduating from University of California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, she was director of Social Services in a county hospital before living in Hawaii for eleven years. Micki became certified as a trauma specialist in the '90's and has worked with trauma intervention since. As a clinical Marriage, Family, Therapist, she works with children, parents and adults across the socioeconomic spectrum. She has taught and supervised graduate students, homeless youth, adults and parents, and facilitated high school teen groups. She has traveled nationally and internationally serving military children and families. Micki trained with Albert Ellis, Fritz Perls, William Steele, and in alternative therapies such as Thought Field Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique and Eden Energy Medicine. Micki combines theories and interventions to meet client needs. She is grounded in theory and embraces effective options. Her presence, sense of humor and keen listening serve to meet clients where they are and encourage them to go where they want to be. Her passion is helping others and pursuing health alternatives.

Location: Towson

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care First, Cigna, Magellan, Medical Assistance.

Sharan Chahal

Sharan K Chahal

Sharan K. Chahal, LLC.
Welcome. I am glad you are here taking the first step in helping yourself. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor with more than ten years of experience providing counseling to individuals. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families who are ready for change, need support during difficult times, or looking for someone to talk with for peace of mind. My approach to therapy is to be able to provide a safe, supportive, accepting, and positive space for you to discuss your concerns. I recognize that there is no 'one size fits all' approach to therapy and find it important to collaborate with you each step of the way. I am compassionate, solution-focused, and experienced in a full range of evidence-based therapies. I also enjoy using grounding and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques. I work with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, adjustment disorder, relationship issues, divorce, grief, and trauma.

Danielle Crystal

Danielle Crystal is a provider established in Owings Mills, Maryland and her medical specialization is counselor (addiction (substance use disorder)). A substance abuse or addiction counselor like Danielle Crystal advises patients who experience alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, mental health issues or other mental or behavioral problems. Substance Abuse counselors incorporate the principles of 12-step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). They educate clients how to cope with stress and life's issues in ways that help them recover. Counselors also help patients improve their personal relationships and find ways to discuss their addiction or other problems with family and friends.

Jodi Dively

Jodi Dively, LCSW-C, received her Master of Social Work degree from Temple University in 1996. She enjoys working with individuals and couples who have a desire to improve their quality of life through personal growth and behavior change. She utilizes evidenced-based and best practices to address the underlying factors of emotional disorders, regardless of what emotions are most distressing to you - anxiety, anger, depression, shame, loss, distrust, guilt. I am here to assist you in your journey for improved health and well-being. She is trained and experienced in applying cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, psychodynamic and supportive models of treatment. She has a broad understanding from which to offer her services, having worked in all levels of care. In addition, she believes in providing integrated services for both mental health and substance abuse for best possible outcomes. She seeks to formulate with clients an approach to treatment that is strength-based, recovery oriented and suitable to meeting your presenting needs. Regardless of treatment approach, she believes that much depends on establishing positive rapport and an empowering therapeutic relationship.

Location: Crofton

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care First, Cigna, Johns Hopkins EHP, Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan, Medical Assistance.

Julie Zaniewski

Julie Zaniewski, LCPC,received her MS in counseling and post master's certificate in clinical community counseling from Johns Hopkins University.  With over ten years of experience, Julie is certified in substance abuse counseling, specializing in providing rehabilitative therapy to clients suffering from addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar and other mood disorder. She has a diverse background working with children, LGBT population, as well as individuals facing multiple challenges.  Utilizing cognitive, behavioral, client centered, solution focused and existential theories, Julie's eclectic approach  is tailored to fit each client's needs.  Her sense of humor combined with an empathetic style provides a comfortable, supportive and therapeutic environment enabling personal growth.

Location: Teletherapy only

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care First, Cigna, Johns Hopkins EHP, Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan, Magellan, Medical Assistance.

Kelly Merckel

Kelly Merckel, LCPC, Welcome! My name is Kelly and I look forward to meeting you! I am here to help you work through the ups and downs of life, providing a supportive and trusting environment, and allowing you to be your most authentic self. My goal as a therapist is to help you better understand your strengths, how to incorporate them in daily life. You can expect to learn and implement additional skills to help empower you to be the best version of yourself. I have experience working with adults. I have worked in various settings, including office, school, outpatient substance abuse, methadone clinics, and jail. I have worked with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship issues, family conflict, mood disorders, self esteem, health concerns, trauma, and grief/ loss, among others. Utilizing a holistic approach, incorporating CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, Play Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy to help bring out the best version of you!

Location: Towson

Insurances Accepted: Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care First, Cigna, Johns Hopkins EHP, Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan, Magellan, United 

Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams, LCPC, received his MS in Counseling from Loyola University Maryland and his BS in Psychology from Stevenson University (formerly Villa Julie College). In addition to private practice, he is Lead Clinician at an outpatient recovery center that helps those dealing with substance abuse. His experience with clients dealing with substance abuse has given him the opportunity to address many co-occurring disorders including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, and anger. He is passionate about restoring hope through his sessions and believes in collaborating with his clients to identify concerns and to establish their goals for therapy. During his sessions he utilizes motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy. Ryan believes that it�s important for his clients to feel heard and fosters an environment of trust and support for clients.

Location: Towson

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care First, Cigna, Johns Hopkins EHP, Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan Megellan, Medical Assistance, United.

Steve Wechsler

Steve Wechsler, LCSW-C,has been a practicing therapist for 17 years. A graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, he has extensive experience working with geriatric patients and their families. He has worked at the VA, Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Baltimore, and Community Mental Health. He has been a volunteer job coach for older workers through AARP. He also has a trauma treatment certificate from Julie Lopez at the Viva Center and has training from the Johns Hopkins Bayview Behavioral Health Clinic. He is active in the senior provider network of Prince George's County. He considers himself and active, behavioral therapist, giving homework assignments (books, articles, writing) and setting goals from the beginning of treatment. He enjoys working with adults (individual, couple, or families) across a variety of diagnoses and situations. He is also an amateur musician (bassoonist) with community orchestras and likes to incorporate creativity as part of the healing process.

Location: Silver Spring

Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care First, Cigna, Johns Hopkins EHP, Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan, Medical Assistance, Magellan, Tricare.

Jen Dugan

Jen Dugan, LCMFT, received her MS in Marital and Family Therapy from The Family Institute at Northwestern University in 2004.  Jen finds that focusing on the unique challenges that today's children, adolescents, and families face is of utmost importance, while balancing individual needs and the needs of the system is vital.  Specializing in promoting healthy attachment and positive parenting, Jen uses creative therapies and filial therapy in order to help children and parents develop strong bonds with one another, increase self-esteem, give children a unique mode of communication and strengthen family systems.

Location: Columbia

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care First, Cigna, Johns Hopkins EHP, Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan, Magellan, Medical Assistance, Tricare

Erica Cohen

Erica Cohen, MA, LCPC, received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Towson University. Erica has almost 20 years of experience working with substance abuse issues, dual diagnosis, and clients referred for legal reasons by the court system, probation officers, and lawyers. She has a specialty in working with anxiety disorders and depression as well as mood disorders. She has worked in a Medication Assisted Treatment, to include a Suboxone clinic and a Vivitrol program. She also has run several groups including the Social Drinkers Group, the Intensive Outpatient Program, substance treatment groups, and recovery groups.

Erica also has experience working with adolescents (ages 13 and up) through adulthood with mental health issues and/or substance abuse issues. Issues addressed in therapy include: substance abuse, dual diagnosis, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, social and communication issues, relationship issues, family issues, stress management, and trauma. She also has a special interest in working with parents of kids with special needs to help provide mindfulness and stress management skills, in order to lead a more productive lifestyle. In therapy, Erica utilizes a cognitive behavioral therapy approach along with mindfulness and meditation, motivational interviewing and interpersonal skills, together with alternative therapies to help clients take control of becoming the best self they can be.

Erica has also received specialized training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy working with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma. She helps work through the trauma, while at the same time, combatting maladaptive thinking to a more rational and positive perspective where the client can flourish to achieve their goals in a healthy way. Self-empowerment comes from within. We can work together to build on your strengths, strengthen your weaknesses and reach your highest potential, while also building on your self-confidence and self-esteem.

Erica works with: Ages 13 and up, adolescents and adults, families, those referred by legal system Mental health issues to include individual and family counseling, parent-child sessions

Location: Towson

Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Megellan

Patricia Shields Davis

Patricia Shields Davis, LCSW-C, received her MSW from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2001. She has worked with adult and adolescent clients in areas of grief, trauma, addictions and recovery, geriatric care, hospice and cancer survivorship, co-dependency and family relationships issues. Using mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy, Patricia offers support and acceptance to clients as they explore their life stories, confident in each person’s ability to grow across the lifespan. She assists clients to reintegrate into wholeness the fractured sense of body, mind and spirit following life disruptions and losses. She has a passion for helping others find meaning from the transformative power of difficult life experiences and recover their capacity for joy and peace.

Location: Columbia

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Carefirst

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Bel Air

1212 Churchville Road 
Bel Air, MD 21014 

Crofton

2191 Defense Highway
Suite 312 
Crofton, MD 21114 

Columbia

6851 Oak Hall Lane, Suite 302
Columbia MD 21045

Rehoboth/Lewes

Sandbar Village Shopping Ctr
19413 Jingle Shell Way Unit 2
Lewes DE 19958-6307

Silver Spring

The Montgomery Center
8630 Fenton St, Suite 920
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Towson

The Shell Building 
200 E. Joppa Rd, Suite 407
Towson, MD 21286

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