Meet Our Staff

Downtown Frederick Counseling Office Location

See our team. Click on the names below, to learn more about each therapist.

Sarah C. Smith-Trawick

LCSW-C

Site Supervisor

Sarah Smith-Trawick

LCSW-C

Everyone has strength, courage and resilience; trauma often obscures our connection to them. Sarah has been supporting trauma survivors for over 15 years. She has extensive experience working with women’s issues, interpersonal violence, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Sarah is licensed in the State of Maryland as a Licensed Certified Social Worker, Clinical (LCSW-C) and is Certified in EMDR therapy through EMDRIA. Additionally, Sarah is the site supervisor for the Frederick office and provides EMDR consultation to other professionals. She is LGBTQIA+ affirming and welcomes those individuals into therapy.

Contact Information:

To reach Sarah, email sarah@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call (301) 304-7108 ext 802.

Amanda Garner

LCSW-C, CCTP

Amanda Garner

LCSW-C, CCTP

Amanda is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Certified Trauma Professional (CTP). She has 5 years of experience in medical and mental health agencies working with diverse populations in health care, community-based, and clinical treatment settings. Amanda specializes in working with individuals’ across the lifespan experiencing a wide range of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, complex medical diagnoses, and grief and end-of-life issues. Amanda’s focus and goal in the therapeutic relationship is to compassionately join individuals’ in their healing journey and understand their unique experience. Amanda is trained in EMDR and utilizes a person-centered approach focusing on creating an empathetic, warm, and collaborative therapeutic environment. Amanda is an LGBTQIA+ affirming practitioner.

Contact information:

amanda@traumaspecialistsofmd.com

(301) 304-7108 x 808

Claudia Hernandez, LGPC, NCC

Claudia Hernandez

LCPC, NCC

Claudia Hernandez, LCPC, 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

Lynn-Davis, LGPC, NCC

Lynn Davis

LCPC, NCC

Lynn-Davis, LGPC, NCC

Lynn Davis, LCPC, NCC

Lynn is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a National Board Certified Counselor. She is formally trained in EMDR, ITR (instinctual trauma response) and neurofeedback, with extensive experience working with individuals experiencing crises. Knowing that healing is not only possible, it is probable, Lynn is passionate about supporting the wellbeing and growth of clients who have experienced trauma. Lynn works with adults of all ages and backgrounds, and provides neurofeedback for children, youth, and adults.

Contact Information:

To reach Lynn, email lynn@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call (301) 304-7108 ext 804.

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.

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

Susan Vanderhoff

LCSW-C

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

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.

Contact Information:

To reach Susan, email susan@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call (301) 304-7108 ext 838.

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

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Cheyenne Bowman

LGPC

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Cheyenne Bowman, LGPC

 

Cheyenne is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) with six years of experience working in the mental health field in residential and inpatient settings. She is passionate about working with adult clients navigating severe and persistent mental illness, as well as anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and relational difficulties. Cheyenne is an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist. She enjoys incorporating creativity, mindfulness, and self-exploration techniques into her sessions. Cheyenne utilizes an eclectic approach including CBT, DBT, psychodynamic and client-centered treatment modalities in therapy. Cheyenne will be fully trained in EMDR by mid-September 2021.

Contact Information:

To reach Cheyenne, email cheyenne@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call (301) 304-7108 ext 818

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Arielle Jordan

LCPC, NCC

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Arielle Jordan, LCPC, NCC

 

Hey, I am Arielle. I am a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland. I have been in the mental health field for five years. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and I am currently earning my Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. 

Your goals are important to me! I have experience treating adults who suffer from a variety of mental health challenges. I take a person-centered approach to therapy which means you are treated as a person first. I focus on the strengths, not the condition or disability. I want you to achieve your therapeutic aspirations, which is why my approach is tailored to your unique needs and circumstances. 

I use techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Reality Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, Exposure Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Journaling, and Mindfulness-Based Interventions.

What I love most about being a mental health professional is seeing people transform from day one until they finish their treatment. Witnessing the healing taking place is why I got into this field. One of the most exciting things I've learned as a mental health professional is that you can rise up from anything! Let's work together to maximize your well-being.

Contact Information:

To reach Arielle, email arielle@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call (301) 304-7108 ext 837.

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Duane Eggerman

LCSW-C

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Duane Eggerman

LCSW-C

 

Duane brings 6 years of comprehensive experience working with people with addiction disorders and associated mental health disorders. His experience in addictions has exposed the strong connection of trauma, addiction, and mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, and PTSD. Duane uses eclectic style of cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, acceptance, solution focused, and attachment theory therapies. He collaborates with adolescents and adults to define and reach their goals in living the best life that they can. Duane is an LGBTQIA+ affirming clinician. He strives to allow all who come through his door feel safe, secure, and heard.

Duane can be contacted at

duane@traumaspecialistsofmd.com

Jesse "Jess" Hundley

LMSW

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Jesse "Jess" Hundley, LMSW

 

Jess is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Maryland, a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania, and has been working in mental health settings for over 7 years. Jess has experience working with individuals with various mental health needs and has found a deep passion for helping people process traumatic experiences that have continued to cause distress. Following 4 years of working with parents as they navigate the child welfare system, Jess has found that a person-centered, strengths-based approach has empowered many people to reach goals they once thought were impossible. Holding space for clients to navigate feelings of complex grief, and validating their lived experience, while using psychoeducational practices are important aspects to Jess’s therapeutic approach. He views his work as a calling and is continuously learning new approaches that will benefit his clients. Jess is an LGBTQIA+ affirming practitioner.

Contact Information:

To reach Jess, email jess@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call (301) 304-7108 ext 841.

Whitney Dahlberg

LGPAT

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Whitney Dahlberg

Whitney is a Licensed Graduate Professional Art Therapist. As an art therapist, she is trained in traditional counseling techniques with a specialization in art modalities.Through art making and dialogue, she pays special attention to the experiences of our mind-body connection utilizing a holistic, process-oriented perspective and works from an individualized, strengths-based, trauma-informed lens. She seeks to provide a visual channel through meaning-making to safely express and navigate obstacles to healing. Engaging in the process of art itself can improve self-esteem, increase emotional self-efficacy, and facilitate an individual sense of identity.

Whitney is an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist who creates an environment of safety, trust, and respect for her clients. She has worked with individuals of all ages experiencing grief, depression, anxiety, medical diagnosis, and trauma. She is passionate about art as a tool for communication and the healing power of the creative process.

Laura Williams

MA, NCC, LCPC, LGADC, CCTP

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Laura Williams

Laura is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and licensed graduate alcohol and drug counselor (LGADC). She is a certified clinical trauma professional (CCTP) and trained in EMDR. Laura holds national and international certifications from the NBCC and IC&RC as a national certified counselor (NCC) and alcohol and drug counselor. She has 8 years experience working with kids, teens, and adults with anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma. She is passionate about advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and social justice issues. Laura also focuses on creating an authentic, secure space for people previously hurt by counselors or religion. She views counseling as a space for processing and acknowledging pain while searching for hope in the midst of life's messes.

Urbana Counseling Office Location

See our team. Click on the names below, to learn more about each therapist.

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Jamie Sedgwick

LCPC, NCC

Site Supervisor

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Jamie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. She has worked in the mental health field for 10 years. She has experience with a wide range of issues including PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief and behavioral issues. She has interest in working with teens (age 15+) and adults. She specializes in Borderline Personality Disorder, attachment and complex PTSD with a passion for helping individuals learn and incorporate healthy skills to create a life worth living. She is trained in DBT and Neurofeedback and EMDR certified. She currently leads a DBT skills group for women (ages 18+). In addition, Jamie is the site supervisor for the Urbana office and also provides EMDR consultation to other clinicians. 

Contact Information:

She can be contacted at jamie@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or 301-304-7108 ext 806.

Marlee Bardenett, LPC, NCC

Marlee Bardenett

LCPC, NCC

Marlee Bardenett, LPC, NCC

Marlee Bardenett, LCPC, 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.

Sheri Tydings, LCSW-C

Sheri Tydings

LCSW-C

Sheri Tydings, LCSW-C

Sheri Tydings, LCSW-C

Sheri is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C). Sheri believes we are all on a journey to become our ideal version of ourselves and offers a therapeutic environment that is safe and supportive to help you navigate that journey successfully. She enjoys working with teens and adults who may be experiencing life transitions, relationship conflicts, or issues with depression, anxiety, trauma, or self-esteem. She uses a client centered approach and is also trained in EMDR. She also enjoys working with people who wish to incorporate their faith/spirituality into the therapy process. 

Contact Information:

To reach Sheri, email sheri@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call 301-304-7108 x 823. 

 

Mission Statement

I believe we are all on a journey to discover and become the very best version of ourselves. I will be a safe, supportive resource to assist and encourage you on your journey!

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Kristine Sweeney

LMSW

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Kristine Sweeney, LMSW

 

Kristine is trained in EMDR Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Sandplay Therapy. She has an eclectic array of skills, including a number of techniques focused on understanding and treating the effects of adverse experiences and complex trauma. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults in a client-centered, empathic way. Kristine values the dignity and uniqueness of each and every person.

Kristine can be contacted at

kristine@traumaspecialistsofmd.com

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 liz@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call 301-304-7108 x 825.

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Alexa "Lexi" Windsor

LGPC

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Alexa "Lexi" Windsor, LGPC

 

I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC). I am passionate about helping my clients gain insight and develop tools to assist them on their journey to their best selves. I work to help my clients foster self-compassion and form positive healing relationships.

I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist who enjoys working with teens and adults who may be experiencing body image concerns, depression, anxiety, trauma, or grief. I use an eclectic approach, incorporating CBT, DBT, mindfulness, movement, and other forms of bodily expression to aid clients in releasing trauma and distress. I understand that healing takes time, and even when you may not be able to look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark."

Contact Information:

To reach Lexi, email lexi@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call (301) 304-7108 ext 839.

Megan Samuels

LMSW

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Megan Samuels, LMSW

 

Megan (she/her) is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who has experience working with a wide range of populations and settings.  She has trained at a college health center serving survivors of power-based violence (sexual abuse, relationship violence, stalking), an inpatient behavioral health hospital, an outpatient mental health clinic, and a crisis and counseling intervention hotline.  She also has extensive experience planning, implementing, and evaluating health and wellness programs for college students.  Megan has years of experience leading a sexual assault awareness and bystander intervention semester-long program for greek life chapters at University of Maryland, College Park.

Megan enjoys working with a variety of presenting concerns, including complex trauma, sexual trauma, eating disorders, suicidality, anxiety, and depression.  Megan uses an eclectic approach with clients, and tailors the sessions based on what is best for the client.  She often incorporates CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), polyvagal theory, and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).  Megan is Health at Every Size informed, trauma informed, and knowledgeable about intuitive eating for clients wanting to mend their relationship with food.  

Megan uses her knowledge, passion, empathy, and sense of humor to create a safe environment for clients to explore and heal.  She understands the importance of safety and trust in the therapeutic relationship.  Furthermore, Megan values collaboration and is happy to talk with psychiatrists, doctors, dietitians, school counselors, or parents to support the healing process.  She particularly enjoys working with high achieving students and athletes in high school and college.  Furthermore, she is an LGBTQIA+ affirming clinician and is continually seeking out resources to support LGBTQIA+ clients.

Megan is currently working on her EMDR training.  She is also in the process of earning her certificate in CBT-E (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders).

Rhiannon Bennett

LGPC

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Rhiannon Bennett, LMSW

Rhiannon has a Master's Degrees in both Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Rhiannon has eight years working in the mental health field and have taught 4th and 5th grade students with emotional and behavioral disorders in an inner-city public school. Rhiannon worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including residential and outpatient. Many previous clients have experienced trauma in their lives through interpersonal violence, assault, and abuse. Others are dealing with severe mental illness, or thought, anxiety, and mood disorders. In general, Rhiannon uses an eclectic approach including elements CBT, person-centered counseling, psychodynamic, and play therapy, as well as other modalities.

My contact details are Email: rhiannon@traumaspecialistsofmd.com and phone: 301.304.7108 Extension 826.

Ballenger Counseling Office Location

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Sarah Martin, LCPC, NCC

Sarah Martin

LCPC, NCC

Clinical Director

Sarah Martin, LCPC, NCC

Sarah Martin, LCPC, NCC

Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland and a Board Certified Counselor (through NBCC). Sarah has over 8 years of experience working in the mental health field. Sarah has extensive experience working with diverse individuals of all ages and families who have experienced trauma. She is passionate about helping individuals cope with medical trauma as well as helping families navigate adoption and the foster care system. Sarah is trained in EMDR, Neurofeedback, and offers Alpha-Stim treatment. 

Contact Information:

Sarah can be reached at 301-304-7108 x 805 or sarahm@traumaspecialistsofmd.com.

Callie Hildreth, CSW

Callie Hildreth

LCSW-C

Site Supervisor

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

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

LCPC

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

Beth Johnson

LCSW-C

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Beth Johnson LCSW-C

 

Beth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of clinical experience within various settings that include: in-patient psychiatric hospital, out-patient medical offices, mental health clinics, and detention facilities. Beth has worked with populations that include young and older adults, individuals, and families and those within the geriatric population. She is experienced in working with a wide range of issues to include life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and end of life issues.

Beth believes in meeting the client where they are and gently guiding them towards the life they really want to be living. She has compassion for everyone’s story and believes each person’s journey to a healthier wellbeing is unique. Beth is warm, authentic, nurturing and creative. Beth works from a cognitive-behavioral and a client-centered approach and is trained in EMDR therapy.

Beth can be contacted at

beth@traumaspecialistsofmd.com

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Christine Wolf

LGPC, E-RYT 500

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

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
transitions.
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).

Contact Information:

To reach Christine, email christine@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call (301) 304-7108 ext 836.

 

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Stefani Bon

LGPC, NCC

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Stefani Bon, LGPC, NCC

 

Stefani is a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Program at Hood College and a National Certified Counselor. She has extensive experience working with adolescents and teens in crisis dealing with emotional and behavioral challenges. Stefani has also worked with parents and families to assist in building understanding, communication, structure, and boundaries. Stefani is passionate about working with teens, emerging adults, and young adults to assist them in working through trauma experiences in order to live productive and meaningful lives.

Contact Information:

To reach Stefani, email stefani@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call 301-304-7108 x 829.

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Patricia Pasiak

RN, LCSW-C

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Patricia Pasiak, RN, LCSW-C

 

Patty has worked with individuals and with families in educational, residential, and healthcare settings throughout Frederick and Washington Counties.  As a Registered Nurse and as a Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical (LCSW-C) trained in EMDR therapy, she has supported people who have experienced trauma related to medical interventions, changing health conditions, eating disorders, and life-span transitions. Patty is an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist. She promotes human rights and social justice initiatives, as well as environmental stewardship. She advocates on behalf of older individuals, family caregivers, and persons and animals in situations of vulnerability. Recognizing that spirituality can be an important component of mental and physical health, Patty welcomes individuals who wish to incorporate their personal beliefs into their individualized wellness journey.

Contact Information:

To reach Patty, email 
patty@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call (301) 304-7108 ext 810.

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Meghan Garvin

LMSW

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Meghan Garvin

I have been practicing in the field for over 5 years and have experience working with individuals
who have faced trauma, hardship, crisis, abuse or neglect. I have specialized training in an
approach called Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART) which focuses on using
non-verbal skills, movement, and sensory tools in an effort to increase emotional regulation,
increase one's window of tolerance, and begin to process and rework traumatic experiences. I
incorporate many different approaches into my practice such as cognitive behavioral therapy,
play therapy, talk therapy, and other expressive modalities.

Outside of trauma treatment I am very active and love to spend time hiking and immersed in
nature. I can usually be found in the mountains or by a body of water with my pups talking about plants. My passion for plants has expanded within the last few years and I was able to
incorporate both my love of hiking and all things plants into my last practice. I ran horticultural
therapy groups as well as hiking groups that were able to serve multiple age ranges. I work with all ages, having had clients from age 3 to 74, my favorite population to work with is school-age youth and adolescence. I have experience conducting in-home family therapy and I really enjoy this approach as well, appreciating the different vantage point that this approach brings working with the entire family unit in their own personal space. I have experience working with the LGBTQIA+ population, individuals with ASD diagnosis, and many other diagnoses such as C-PTSD, Generalized anxiety, depression, ADHD, and reactive attachment disorder.

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Charity Mitchell

LMSW

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Charity Mitchell, LMSW

I believe every client should oversee their treatment and actively collaborate with them to create and
reach their treatment goals by using an eclectic approach. I have experience with advocating for
families within the public-school systems. I have experience with working with all ages of development
diagnosed but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar, PTSD. I have experience working with
couples and LBTQIA+ ally and am trans-affirming. I love working with adolescents, young adults and
adults. I have extensive experience in crisis management working to assess for suicide and self-harm and
collaborate with client to create a safety plan and get them connected with programs within the
community in order to maintain their safety during their crisis.
I earned my Undergraduate degree in Psychology from University of Maryland University College. I
earned my Master’s in Social Work from Widener University School of Social Work with concentration in
Clinical and Trauma. I am a Certified Trauma Profession with training in TF-CBT, Attachment Based
Family Therapy, CBT, DBT, and EMDR.
I cannot wait to meet you and assist you on your journey in healing.

Meet Our
Clinical Interns

Ballenger Office Location

See our team. Click on the names below, to learn more about each intern.

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Tara Breeden

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Tara Breeden

 

Tara is currently in the process of getting her masters in Clinical Psychology from Towson University. She has experience with behavioral treatment approaches, working with adolescents and adults with anxiety disorders in group and individual settings. Tara is passionate about working with those recovering from trauma. She understands healing from trauma requires a strong sense of trust and safety within the therapeutic relationship. Tara utilizes a trauma informed model of care combined with acceptance based, person-centered, and cognitive behavioral approaches to treatment. Tara aims to bring a patient, flexible, nonjudgmental, and compassionate centered approach to healing to meet each client where they are in their own unique journey. 

Contact Information:

To reach Tara, email Tara@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call 301-304-7108 x 807.

Downtown Frederick Office Location

See our team. Click on the names below, to learn more about each intern.

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Kaylie Groenhout

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Kaylie Groenhout

Kaylie (she/her) is completing her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at William & Mary. She has worked overseas helping service members and their families cope with military life challenges. She also has nearly a decade of experience working with birthing people and their families as a perinatal educator and doula.

Kaylie supports people dealing with issues including stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, infertility, birth/postpartum trauma, and grief. Her areas of interest include intersectionality, cultural identity, gender and sexuality, relational health, and spirituality.

Though treatment is always personalized, Kaylie’s therapeutic approach is person-centered, strength-based, and affirming. She considers the whole client, from their unique lived experiences, strengths, and challenges to the influence of the systems around them.

Kaylie is committed to creating a warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative space, and brings a sense of curiosity and often humor to her work. She is LGBTQIA+-affirming and open-arm welcomes people of all identities and orientations.

Kaylie can be contacted at

kaylie@traumaspecialistsofmd.com

Meet Our
Administrative Team

Carlei O'Neal

Billing Specialist

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Carlei O'Neal

 

Carlei has been with Trauma Specialists of Maryland since 2017 and, during that time, she has watched it grow by leaps and bounds. Carlei has over seven years of mental health billing experience. She takes great pride in working for an organization that is constantly striving to better the mental health of the community where she grew up. 

Contact Information:

To reach Carlei for any billing or insurance questions, email carlei@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call  (301)-304-7108 x801

Maria Tryfiates-Dalton

Administrative Coordinator

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Maria Tryfiates-Dalton

 

Maria is the administrative coordinator to TSMD. In this position, she works closely with the practice owner, manager and site supervisors providing administrative assistance. Maria serves as the primary contact for Trauma Specialists Training Institute. She holds bachelors degrees from West Virginia University in Business Administration and Fashion Merchandising.

Maria actively volunteers at her church, school, and is a Girl Scout Troop Leader.

Contact Information:

To reach Maria, email maria@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call (301) 304-7108 ext 832

Monica Robyns

Client Care Specialist

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Monica Robyns

 

For the past 11 years, Monica has been working as a community volunteer through the church, PTA and BSA Troops. Her educational background is in Urban Planning, but working with people is her passion. She currently serves as the Scoutmaster for a BSA Troop for girls, and enjoys spending time with her family, watching her two children play soccer, and backpacking. She believes everyone deserves respect and access to care, and works diligently to connect incoming Clients with the best provider for their needs.

Contact Information:

To reach Monica, email monica@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call (301) 304-7108 ext 828

Leadership Team

View our practice owner and operators. Click on the names below, to learn more.

Rachel Harrison, LCPC, NCC

Rachel Harrison

LCPC, NCC

Owner & Clinical Director

Rachel Harrison

LCPC, NCC

Founder & Clinical Director

I talk to people everyday who are facing difficult challenges in life, both past and present. If this is you, I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and work together to create a plan for therapy that will lead to feeling better and to the resolution of your past difficulties. I offer individual and family therapy to address issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and relational issues. I specialize in EMDR Therapy, the integration of spirituality and psychology, and those touched by the circle of adoption. In addition, I am a Neurofeedback practitioner.

Treating trauma is my specialty both for children and adults. I often use EMDR therapy, which I have found to work very well for many clients and it is a research based therapy. Currently, I am an approved consultant and trainer in EMDR Therapy. I also offer Alpha-Stim treatment.

I specialize in working with those who have been touched by the circle of adoption, including individuals who have been adopted, adoptive families, and birth families. Each of these groups require specific knowledge and treatment to obtain effective results. In addition, I periodically offer groups for adoptive moms.

To connect with Rachel, please contact administrative coordinator Maria Tryfiates-Dalton at maria@traumaspecialistsofmd.com

Sarah Martin, LCPC, NCC

Sarah Martin

LCPC, NCC

Clinical Director

Sarah Martin, LCPC, NCC

Sarah Martin, LCPC, NCC

Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland and a Board Certified Counselor (through NBCC). Sarah has over 8 years of experience working in the mental health field. Sarah has extensive experience working with diverse individuals of all ages and families who have experienced trauma. She is passionate about helping individuals cope with medical trauma as well as helping families navigate adoption and the foster care system. Sarah is trained in EMDR, Neurofeedback, and offers Alpha-Stim treatment. 

Contact Information:

Sarah can be reached at 301-304-7108 x 805 or sarahm@traumaspecialistsofmd.com.

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Lindsey Meekins

Practice Manager

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Lindsey Meekins

 

Lindsey comes to Trauma Specialists of Maryland after more than fifteen years of working in the community with children and families. She is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University and the University of Bridgeport. She specializes in community connections and resources and seeks to provide all clients with exceptional customer service as they navigate meeting their mental health needs.

Lindsey manages the administrative team at Trauma Specialists and is the lead for hiring new clinicians into the practice. She works closely with the Clinical team to promote our values and she hopes that all who come to Trauma Specialists feel welcomed as they begin or continue their journey of wellness. Lindsey welcomes the opportunity to speak with clients or clinicians who want to learn more about the practice and encourages anyone who may have questions or concerns to reach out. She looks forward to working with you.

Contact Information:

To reach Lindsey, email lindsey@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call 301-304-7108 x 816.

Sarah C. Smith-Trawick

LCSW-C

Site Supervisor

Sarah Smith-Trawick

LCSW-C

Everyone has strength, courage and resilience; trauma often obscures our connection to them. Sarah has been supporting trauma survivors for over 15 years. She has extensive experience working with women’s issues, interpersonal violence, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Sarah is licensed in the State of Maryland as a Licensed Certified Social Worker, Clinical (LCSW-C) and is Certified in EMDR therapy through EMDRIA. Additionally, Sarah is the site supervisor for the Frederick office and provides EMDR consultation to other professionals. She is LGBTQIA+ affirming and welcomes those individuals into therapy.

Contact Information:

To reach Sarah, email sarah@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call (301) 304-7108 ext 802.

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Jamie Sedgwick

LCPC, NCC

Site Supervisor

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Jamie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. She has worked in the mental health field for 10 years. She has experience with a wide range of issues including PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief and behavioral issues. She has interest in working with teens (age 15+) and adults. She specializes in Borderline Personality Disorder, attachment and complex PTSD with a passion for helping individuals learn and incorporate healthy skills to create a life worth living. She is trained in DBT and Neurofeedback and EMDR certified. She currently leads a DBT skills group for women (ages 18+). In addition, Jamie is the site supervisor for the Urbana office and also provides EMDR consultation to other clinicians. 

Contact Information:

She can be contacted at jamie@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or 301-304-7108 ext 806.

Callie Hildreth, CSW

Callie Hildreth

LCSW-C

Site Supervisor – Ballenger

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

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