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Children

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
  • EMDR
  • Family Therapy
  • Attachment Therapy 
  • Adoption Support
  • Neurofeedback

 

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

click the clinician below to learn more about them.

Marlee Bardenett, LPC, NCC

Marlee Bardenett

LPC, NCC

Marlee Bardenett, LPC, NCC

Marlee Bardenett, LPC, NCC

Marlee works with children and teens who are facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship concerns. She strives to create a safe, warm environment where children and teens who are having difficulties connecting with family and friends can build healthy connections. Marlee has experience working with teens experiencing significant mental health crises in a partial hospitalization setting. She has experience working with teens experiencing self harming thoughts and behaviors and suicidal thoughts. Marlee uses a psychodynamic and attachment-based approach to meet her clients where they are at. Marlee is EMDR trained and is also working toward her certification in Humanistic Sandtray Therapy. She enjoys using creative approaches to support her clients because sometimes words can be difficult or insufficient. Marlee is LGBTQIA+ affirming.

Contact Information:

Marlee can be contacted at marlee@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or 301-304-7108 ext 815.

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Veronica Bonsby, LMSW

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Veronica Bonsby, LMSW

 

Veronica is a 2021 graduate of University of Maryland's School of Social Work with a clinical concentration in families and children. She has five years of experience working with individuals with mental health diagnoses and survivors of trauma, most specifically domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Veronica uses a variety of treatment modalities in therapy, placing a strong emphasis on cultural humility and personal resilience. Veronica is working toward her certification in EMDR.

Contact Information:

To reach Veronica, email veronica@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call (301) 304-7108 ext 820

Dante Brown, LCPC

Dante Brown

LCPC

Dante Brown, LCPC

Dante Brown, LCPC

Dante is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC) with in-depth experience in crisis management, individual, family and group therapy. He is trained in EMDR, TF-CBT and DBT. Using these interventions as well as mindfulness, he works with mood instability, behavior issues, trauma, anxiety, and managing difficult life transitions. Dante has provided therapeutic services in a variety of settings including private practice, K-12 public schools, and residential treatment programs. Recognizing that everyone must learn to live with life challenges, he aims to empower clients to work through their challenges. 

Contact Information:

Dante can be reached at dante@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or 301-304-7108 x 807.

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Alyssa Castellano, LCSW-C

Colleen Crisafulli, LCSW-C, CCTP

Colleen Crisafulli

 LCSW-C, CCTP

Colleen Crisafulli, LCSW-C, CCTP

Colleen Crisafulli, LCSW-C, CCTP

Colleen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) that has been working in the mental health field for over 5 years. Colleen aims to bolster client strengths in creative and unique ways, while seeking to empower personal growth. Colleen has experience treating diverse populations that have experienced trauma. Other areas of treatment include depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, attachment, helping families navigate the adoption/foster care system, OCD, and body image-related issues

Contact Information:

Colleen can be contacted at colleen@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or 301-304-7108 ext. 813.

 

Mission Statement – Cultivating healing through self-compassion, self-love, and personal growth.

Santana Daugherty, LGPC

Santana Daugherty

LGPC

Santana Daugherty, LGPC

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. 

Contact Information:

Santana can be reached at santana@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or 301-301-7108 x 814.

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Elizabeth Forbes

LCPC

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Elizabeth Forbes, LCPC

Elizabeth is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland. She brings many years of experience working with teens, specifically in the school setting. She has a passion working with children and adults affected by trauma. Her area of expertise is teens and adults, but she has a desire to work with younger children. She works with individuals dealing with trauma, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship concerns, and stress management. Elizabeth is EMDR trained.

Contact Information:
To reach Elizabeth, please email elizabeth@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call
301-304-7108 ext. 819.

Claudia Hernandez, LGPC, NCC

Claudia Hernandez

LGPC, NCC

Claudia Hernandez, LGPC, NCC

Claudia is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) and National Board Certified Counselor (NCC). She has 9 years of experience working in the mental health field. In addition to her mental health background, Claudia is fluent in both Spanish and English. She is experienced in both individual and group therapy, in various environments such as schools and residential settings, and has worked with non-profit organizations to help teens and adults with severe mental illnesses. Claudia has worked with individuals suffering from many mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, OCD, and body image disorders and often incorporates mindfulness strategies into her sessions. Claudia has an interest in working with youth (ages 12+) and adults. She is trained in EMDR, DBT, and CBT modalities which guide her sessions.

Claudia can be contacted at

Claudia@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or
301-304-7108 ext. 817

Krista Bajgier, LMSW, MEd

Callie Hildreth

LCSW-C

Callie Hildreth, CSW

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.

Contact Information:
To reach Callie, email callie@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or
call 301-304-7108 ext 821.

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Kate Hutchinson, LMSW

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Kate Hutchinson, LMSW

 

Kate has 8 years of experience working in the mental health field through the school system, foster care system, and has understanding of the child welfare system through early intervention. She works with children, adolescents, and families with a wide array of issues. Areas of treatment include depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, parent coaching, attachment, and relational difficulties. Kate’s therapeutic approach is individualized, strengths-based, and trauma informed. 

Contact Information:

To reach Kate, email kate@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call 301-304-7108 x 835.

Kaitlin Kennedy, LCSW-C

Kaitlin Kennedy

LCSW-C

Kaitlin Kennedy, LCSW-C

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. 

Contact Information:

 

Kaitlin can be reached at kaitlin@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or 301-304-7108 x 803. 

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Lorena Morales, LMSW

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

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. 

Contact Information:

To reach Lorena, email lorena@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call (301) 304-7108 ext 833

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Elisabeth Rzepkowski, LGPC

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

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.

Contact Information:

To reach Liz, email lizr@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call 301-304-7108 x 825.

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Susan Vanderhoff, LCSW-C

A.J. Wagner, LGPC

A.J. Wagner

LCPC

A.J. Wagner, LGPC

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.

Contact Information:

To reach A.J. directly, please email aj@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call 301-304-7108 x 822.

Phone/ Fax

(301) 304-7108

Address

124 N. Court St. Frederick MD 21701

3534 Urbana Pike, Suite C
Frederick, MD 21704

5216 Chairmans Court Unit 104 Frederick, MD 21703