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

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

Lynn-Davis, LGPC, NCC

Lynn Davis

LGPC, NCC

Lynn-Davis, LGPC, NCC

Lynn Davis, LGPC, NCC

Lynn is a licensed graduate 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.

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.

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

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, LGPC, NCC

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Arielle Jordan, LGPC, NCC

 

Hey, I am Arielle. I am a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Graduate 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.

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Alyssa Castellano, LCSW-C

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Susan Vanderhoff, LCSW-C

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.

Krista Bajgier, LMSW, MEd

Krista Bajgier

LCSW-C, MEd

Krista Bajgier, LMSW, MEd

Krista Bajgier, LCSW-C, MEd

Krista is a Licensed Master Social Worker and a Restorative Justice Practitioner. She has experience with mood disorders, behavioral challenges, sexual and developmental trauma and PTSD. She has counseled clients across the lifespan and primarily supports adolescents and young adults. She has worked in individual and group therapy formats across school, out-patient, and residential treatment settings. She often integrates restorative practice work in parent coaching in order to support youth empowerment and allyship. She is formally trained in EMDR, DBT, IFS, and studies a wide range of other modalities for an eclectic approach to individual counseling. Her co-therapist is a whiteboard named Dolores.

Contact Information:

Krista can be reached at 301-304-7108 ext 809 or krista@traumaspecialistsofmd.com

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.

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.

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

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.

Ballenger Counseling Office Location

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

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.

Krista Bajgier, LMSW, MEd

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.

Ruthann McFadden, LCSW

Ruthann McFadden

LCSW-C, LICSW

Ruthann McFadden, LCSW

Ruthann McFadden, LCSW-C, LICSW

Ruthann is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of clinical experience within medical settings that include: hospitals, dialysis clinics, hospice, long-term care settings, and mental health clinics. Ruthann has worked with diverse populations to include children, adults, individuals with disabilities, families, groups, and those within the geriatric population. She is experienced in working with a wide range of issues to include anxiety, depression, life transitions, complex medical diagnosis/challenges, grief/loss, and end of life issues. Ruthann has compassion for everyone’s journey towards healing and believes each person’s experience is unique. Ruthann is empathic, intuitive, and creative. Ruthann works from a cognitive-behavioral and a strengths perspective approach. Ruthann is EMDR trained.

Contact Information:

To reach Ruthann, please email ruthann@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call 301-304-7108 ext 824.

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.

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Heather Smith

LCPC

Heather Smith, LCPC

Heather Smith is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide array of issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship difficulties, and self-harming behaviors. She has special interest in working with adolescents, young adults, and individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community who struggle with transitional life difficulties. Heather can be reached at

Contact information:

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

 

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.

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.

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.

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Christine Wolf

Meet Our
Clinical Interns

Ballenger Office Location

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Hannah Burhans

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Stefani Bon

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Stefani Bon

 

Stefani is a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Program at Hood College. 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.

Downtown Frederick Office Location

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Amanda Mason

Elizabeth Forbes, LGPC

Amanda Mason

 

Amanda’s approach is interactive, warm, and accepting. She aims to provide a space in which you feel safe, seen, heard, and respected.

Amanda is currently completing a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through the College of William and Mary. Her therapeutic approach is person-centered, trauma informed, and strengths-based. She believes that you are the expert in your own life and therefore strives for a collaborative yet supportive therapeutic relationship. She hopes to be a steady and trusted traveling companion on your healing journey.

Amanda has additional training in Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy for Trauma and in Perinatal Mental Health. She has a special interest in working with individuals that have experienced trauma, new and expectant parents, those navigating a major life transition, and those touched by adoption.

Contact Information:

To reach Amanda, email amandam@traumaspecialistsofmd.com or call (301) 304-7108 ext 826

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

Kaylie Groenhout

Meet Our
Administrative Team

Santana Daugherty, LGPC

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

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

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

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

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.

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 – Frederick

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 – Urbana

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.

Krista Bajgier, LMSW, MEd

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