Our Staff


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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Kathleen Dodson–
MSW, LCSW-C


Kathleen received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore in 2016. She also graduated from Lancaster Bible College in 2012 with a BS in Bible. She enjoys working with young adults, adolescents and children and has experience in working with anxiety, depression, grief, and substance use.

 

 

 

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Cheryl Fischer–
MSW, LCSW-C


Cheryl has extensive experience working on anxiety disorders, trauma, depression, mood disorders, sexual abuse, grief, loss, life transitions, and codependency. She works with adults and adolescents (ages 16 to 19), with a gentle, collaborative approach. She is a public speaker on suicide, depression and grief. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which resolves the development of trauma-related disorders.

 

 

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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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Daniel Holler–
MS, LCSW-C


Dan enjoys his second career as a counselor specializing in healing wounds of adult trauma and breaking the chains of childhood trauma. Dan is experienced in resolving phobias, anger issues, anxiety, and family conflict. He works with children from age 8, adolescents, and adults. He provides workshops for social workers at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and for the Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. He is an adjunct instructor at Carroll County Community College.

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Ladonna Johnson–
LCPC


Ladonna graduated with a MA in Counseling from Webster University. She enjoys counseling children on various issues including: anxiety, anger, adjustment issues, depression and trauma. She also counsels adults suffering from depression, anxiety, adjustment issues and medicated assisted treatment of substance abuse.

 

 

 

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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–
LGPC


Emily has a Master of Science from Loyola University. She has over a decade of coaching and counseling experience, and integrates professional coaching techniques with theories of psychotherapy. She specializes in helping clients move beyond their perceived limitations. She leads workshops on leadership, effective communication, conflict resolution, and behavioral change.

 

 

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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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Yaoying Qu–
MA, LGPC


Yaoying has a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. She is a Resident in Counseling in Virginia and a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland. She has worked with children, adolescents and families; couples in relationship; and adults with depression, anxiety, anger management, and relationship and adjustment issues. She has led workshops on parenting, communication, and emotion regulation. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin.

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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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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 Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. She enjoys working with individuals, young adults, couples, and groups by coming alongside people to assist them in finding deep healing. Her previous career as a campus minister has given her insight into helping individuals through a variety of life issues. For the past three years, Erin has facilitated groups with people in early recovery from substance abuse. Erin has experience with addictions, identity issues, life transitions, relational conflict, anxiety, depression, and spiritual issues.

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Christine C. Thron–
MS, LGPC


Christine graduated from Louisiana State University and received a master’s degree in Clinical Community Counseling and a post-master’s Certificate in Counseling At-Risk Youth from Johns Hopkins University. She has had training in family, marriage, individual, group, and play therapies. Christine has experience working with issues of addiction, sexual abuse, separation/divorce, adjustment, anxiety, and depression and has developed and taught classes on marriage and parenting. Additionally, she has been active in education and the homeschooling community for over 20 years. She enjoys working with clients in every stage of life. Christine is a National Certified Counselor and a member of the American Counseling Association. Her office is in Clarksburg/Germantown.

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