Our Staff


Julia Amburgey–
MA, LGPC


Julia is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, with an M.A. in Applied Clinical Psychology. She also received a post-master’s Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Messiah University. She is a licensed graduate professional counselor in the State of Maryland and has experience working with older children, adolescents, and adults on issues ranging from depression, anxiety, familial and partner relationships, and work and school struggles. Julia enjoys working with people from all walks of life and utilizes a strengths-based approach to facilitate hope and to help clients overcome their struggles.

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Terry Bates–
MS, LCPC


Terry Bates is a professional affiliate with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and a licensed clinical professional counselor with the State of Maryland. Terry earned a Master of Science from Loyola College. He is experienced in individual, marital, and family counseling. He has a specialty as a family therapist.

 

 

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Kevin Bergstrom–
MS, LCPC


Kevin is a graduate from Virginia State University with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a member of the American Counseling Association. He enjoys working with late adolescents and adults on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, and anger.

 

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Carolyn Buresh–
MS, LCPC


Carolyn has a Master of Science from Loyola University. She is experienced with multicultural clientele, and clients presenting anxiety, depression, cultural adjustment, stage of life issues, premarital issues, and relational/marital health. She works with individuals and couples to resolve short-term difficulties and understand underlying dynamics. She has a literature, science, and pastoral social science background.

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Cynthia M. Canner–
MS, LGPC, NCC


Cynthia earned her Master of Science from the Pastoral Counseling Department at Loyola University Maryland. She has experience with individuals, couples, and children, including abuse and trauma. She has worked with members of the military, police, and firefighters, along with their spouses. In conjunction with her studies, Cynthia has done research with clergy and their families.

 

 

 

 

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Nancy Cheng–
MA, LCPC, NCC


Nancy completed her clinical course work and earned her MA in Counseling & Discipleship with a concentration on youth and family counseling from Capital Seminary and Graduate School. She works with children, adolescents and adults on areas including behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, interpersonal relational matters, healing from sexual abuse, response to various trauma/PTSD and spiritual formation. She has experience in individual, couples and family counseling and provides psycho education to strengthen coping, build emotional awareness, explore relationship patterns and process the impact of life transitions and traumas. 

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Brandy Day–
LCSW-C


Brandy is a graduate from University of Maryland with a Master of Social Work, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.   She is also a Certified Advanced Life Coach. Brandy specializes in working with trauma, addiction and mood disorders like anxiety and depression. She also has extensive experience assisting adolescence with behavioral and learning challenges.

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Israel Garcia–
MSSW, LCSW-C, BCD


Israel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. He has a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work. He guides individuals, families, couples and groups to transform difficult emotions or experiences into powerful therapeutic tools to find healing. His is trained in Clinical Trauma, Mindful Anger, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, ADHD, and Parenting.

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Elaine Hill–
MS, LGPC, NCC


Elaine is a graduate of Loyola University with a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling.  She is experienced working with a broad spectrum of clients in individual and group settings.
She believes that establishing a strong therapeutic relationship is key to building mutual trust, and leads to a more effective counseling experience.  Her counseling style provides empathy, respect, and support and has helped adults, couples, adolescents and older children overcome a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, self esteem, women issues, relationship and marriage, stress and grief.
Nothing gives her more pleasure than seeing people accomplish their goals, find fulfillment and leave the counseling experience healthier and happier people.

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Jackie Kang–
MS, LGPC


Jackie is a graduate of Loyola University of Maryland’s Pastoral Counseling program, with a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  She is a National Certified Counselor.  She enjoys working with older children, adolescents and adults on a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, spiritual issues, family stress and life transitions. She speaks conversational Korean.

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Emily Livelsberger–
LCPC


Emily has a Master of Science from Loyola University. She has over a decade of experience in professional coaching and counseling. Emily helps couples strengthen their partnerships through training in clear communication, conflict management and behavioral change. Emily’s experiential techniques foster mutual understanding, trust, and respect, which serve as a foundation for intimacy and growth. Emily works with individuals, couples, and groups, with a strong emphasis on interpersonal connections through the process of healing.

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Emily March–
LGMFT


Emily has a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University, and a BA in Bible and Intercultural Studies from Ozark Christian College.  She gained 10 years of experience working with people from different cultures and walks of life, helping with issues related to cultural adjustment, marriage, parenting, and spiritual concerns.  She enjoys working with individuals, couples and families.

 

 

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Cass Mitchell–
MA, LCPC


Cass is a graduate from Bowie State University with a MA in Counseling Psychology. She also holds a BS in Psychology from Valley Forge Christian College. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and has training in child-centered play therapy. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, relationship issues, and spiritual growth.

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Sarah Pickeral–
MA, MSW, LCSW-C


Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with adults (individuals and couples) focusing on issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship struggles, codependency, grief and loss, and life transitions.

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University and the University of Maryland School of Social Work, she has 12 years of experience in hospice care and counseling.  Her office is in Arbutus, MD.

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Julie Pratt–
MS, LCPC


Julie counsels children, adolescents (ages 7 and up), and families on a variety of issues including trauma, separation/divorce, emotional/behavioral difficulties, relationships, and family conflict. She also works with adults of all ages, as well as couples and groups. Her specialties include healing from trauma, past hurts, codependency, depression, and anxiety through treating both the mind and spirit.

 

 

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Matthew Raeder–
MSW, LCSW-C


Matt has over 24 years of experience in individual and couples counseling, focusing on a variety of therapeutic issues, including childhood sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, relational conflict, and sexual addictions. He also leads workshops and training classes focusing on developing healthy relationships. Matt is licensed in Maryland and Virginia.

 

 

 

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Karen Richardson–
MSW, LCSW-C


Karen is a licensed clinical social worker who works with individuals and families with a variety of issues, including parenting concerns, ADHD, anxiety, depression, foster care/adoption, and past trauma. She has training in play therapy and particularly enjoys working with preschool and elementary school-aged children. Her background also includes experience with adult survivors of abuse.

 

 

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Lauren Rizza–
LMSW


Lauren is a Clinical Social Work graduate from Florida State University, who works with individuals of all ages including adolescents, teens, and adults. She works with concerns such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, and trauma. She enjoys helping clients realize their strengths and help guide them to their full potential.

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Julie Robbins –
LCPC


Julie has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University. She works with clients of all ages, including children, adolescents and adults. She has worked with clients on a variety issues, from anxiety and depression to family relationships and self-identity. She enjoys helping clients find healthy, positive ways to meet their needs.

 

 

 

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Thomas Rodgerson–
PhD, LCPC


Dr. Rodgerson is experienced in individual and couples counseling, and integrates the behavioral sciences with the wisdom of faith traditions as appropriate for each client and for a broad spectrum of presenting problems. For over twenty years, he trained M.S. and Ph.D. students in Counselor Education and Supervision and Clinical Mental Health Counseling, while also serving as Director of the M.A. program in Spiritual and Pastoral Care. He works primarily with clergy.

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Daniel Stinchcomb–
MRE, MS, LCPC


After serving on the staff of several churches as an associate pastor in the areas of discipleship, youth ministry, and outreach, Dan began a second career in counseling. He has worked in pastoral counseling centers and publicly funded programs including hospitals, family service agencies, and county health departments. He has gained experience and specialized in couples therapy, family therapy, and therapy for co-occurring disorders (clients with both a substance abuse and a mental health disorder).

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Erin Stine–
MS, LCPC


Erin earned her MS in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. She enjoys working with individuals, young adults (18+), couples, and groups by coming alongside them to find deep healing. Her past career as a campus minister with InterVarsity prepared her to help individuals incorporate their faith into counseling. She has years of experience facilitating groups in early recovery from substance abuse.
Erin uses Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Reality Therapy. Her specialities include: addictions, co-occurring disorders, identity issues, boundary issues, life transitions, relational conflict, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, and spiritual concerns. Erin is an approved supervisor by the MD Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.

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Melody Weber–
PhD, LGPC, NCC


Dr. Melody Weber graduated from Southeastern University with a Master of Science in Professional Counseling and received her PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision from Loyola University Maryland.  She is a member of the American Counseling Association, is a Nationally Certified Counselor, and has extensive training in the integration of clients’ spirituality and faith with mental health counseling. Melody has experience working with adults and children to address a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, adjustment issues, and spiritual concerns.

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