Trauma Specialists of Maryland has a team of dedicated clinicians to meet the mental health needs of our youngest clients. We have convenient hours after-school or via Telehealth. In our offices, we have safe spaces for children and adolescents to explore and engage with our clinicians. EMDR therapy can be provided to children and adolescents both in-person and via Telehealth. We are affirming and inclusive of all children and adolescents finding their own identity within the LGBTQIA+ community.
Services for Children and Adolescents include:
- Adolescent DBT Group
- Play Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Attachment Therapy
- Adoption Support
Our clinicians provide therapy for children who may be experiencing ADD/ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Eating Disorders, Behavioral Concerns, Grief, Life Transitions, Abuse, Grief and Addiction.
If you have multiple children in your family that would benefit from therapy, we will schedule each family member with their own clinician. If you’d like to learn more about these services and what we can offer, please complete our request for appointment form and someone will be in touch with you soon!
Please note that many of our Child and Adolescent Clinicians will often see rising adults or College-Aged Students. We strive to provide the best fit possible and will work with you at intake to determine the best fit with our available appointments.
Child and Adolescent Clinicians
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Marlee Bardenett, LCPC, NCC
Marlee can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-304-7108 ext 815.
Veronica Bonsby, LMSW
Veronica is a 2021 graduate from University of Maryland's School of Social Work with a clinical concentration in families and children. She has several years of experience working with individuals with mental health diagnoses and survivors of trauma. Most specifically, Veronica's experience is with survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Veronica has worked with individuals in residential treatment centers as well as intensive outpatient settings. She is passionate about supporting families as they navigate the various challenges of life. Veronica has experience in working with individuals and families in the military, families who are blending two homes together, families who are working with DSS services after an incident, or healing from incarceration, or grief of a loved one. She prefers to use a variety of treatment modalities in therapy, placing a strong emphasis on cultural humility and personal resilience with a tendency towards positive psychotherapy and strength-based approaches. Veronica is EMDR trained and experienced in EMDR therapy. She is skilled in working with individuals with dissociative symptoms and derealization. She sees children and adults in her practice.
To reach Veronica, email email@example.com or call (301) 304-7108 ext 820
Christine Wolf, LGPC, E-RYT 500
Christine Wolf, LGPC, E-RYT 500
Christine Wolf, LGPC, E-RYT 500, is a Licensed Graduate Processional Counselor and
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. Christine spent her early career years as an Early
Childhood Intervention Teacher and working with diverse families and populations as a Child
and Family Specialist. Christine works with children (including birth to five) and adults.
Christine is trained in EMDR and provides trauma-based interventions in addition to cognitive
behavioral practices, parts work, play-based therapy, and attachment theory perspectives.
Christine also incorporates trauma informed yoga and mindfulness to support nervous system
regulation. Other specialties include depression, anxiety, adoption/foster care, grief, and life
As the Community Development Specialist, Christine also provides community development
training and interventions, including EMDR protocols for large groups such as Acute Stress
Syndrome Stabilization (ASSYST), EMDR Therapy for Early Intervention and Ongoing
Traumatic Stress Protocol (IGTP-OTS), and Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP).
To reach Christine, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 304-7108 ext 836.
Santana Daugherty, LGPC
Santana is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor that has experience working with mood, thought, and anxiety disorders in teens and adults. She is EMDR trained and LGBTQIA+ affirming. Before working with Trauma Specialists of Maryland, Santana was a therapist on an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team in Baltimore City.
Santana can be reached at email@example.com or 301-301-7108 x 814.
Lorena Morales, LMSW
Lorena Morales, LMSW
Lorena is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She has experience working with diverse populations in community based and clinical treatment settings. Lorena uses a strengths based approach to help empower her clients through their healing journey. She works with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship, trauma and life transitions. Lorena is a LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist and strives to make all her clients feel welcomed and accepted.
To reach Lorena, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 304-7108 ext 833
Susan Vanderhoff, LCSW-C
Susan is a licensed social worker with over 25 years of clinical experience with children and their families, adults and groups. She is certified in EMDR through EMDRIA and has worked with a variety of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety and trauma. She has a deep belief in the resilience of the human spirit and our ability to heal. She uses a variety of therapeutic modalities to support healing including EMDR, play therapy and cognitive behavioral techniques. Because everything that happens to us happens in the body, Susan includes mind/body work in most sessions. Susan has found her training in trauma sensitive yoga to be a great benefit to her work. She is awed by the courage and commitment witnessed in her clients and consider it a great privilege to help navigate that journey.
To reach Susan, email email@example.com or call (301) 304-7108 ext 838.
Kaitlin Kennedy, LCSW-C
Kaitlin is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical. She brings extensive experience to the team treating children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma. Kaitlin is trained in EMDR Therapy and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). She offers treatment for depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, behavioral issues and family therapy.
Kaitlin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-304-7108 x 803.
EIisabeth Rzepkowski, LGPC
Liz is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC). Liz has five years of experience working in the mental health field with multiple populations including young children, teens and adults. Liz likes to meet you where you are at, while incorporating concepts such as CBT, DBT, and strength-based approaches to help identify, and bring out your most authentic self.
She offers treatment for substance use, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Liz currently works with, and will become certified in EMDR therapy. She enjoys incorporating different concepts such as art or music into the treatment process as well. Liz understands that the healing process is not often a direct route, but with much more to be gained in taking a scenic view.
To reach Liz, email email@example.com or call 301-304-7108 x 825.
Callie Hildreth, LCSW-C
Callie is a clinical social worker who believes every person has the power to create a life they enjoy. She has extensive training in various trauma-focused and informed treatments. Her experience includes working with survivors of child abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. She is an LGBTQIA affirming therapist, a trauma-informed yoga teacher, and is EMDR trained.
To reach Callie, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 304-7108 ext 821
A.J. Wagner, LCPC
A.J. is EMDR trained and specializes in trauma. She has an interest in working with children, adolescents, and adults. She wants to support those who are focused on healing, growing, and overcoming both past and present obstacles. A.J. is completing her first year at Trauma Training Consortium.