Denise Moreland is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Board-Certified Supervisor of Counselors, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Towson University, and her Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.
She is certified in Integrative Medicine and Nutrition for PTSD and Complex Trauma; Trauma & Addiction: Strategies from CBT, CPT, EMDR, PE, Somatic & Psychodynamic Therapy; Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR); Mindfulness Interventions; and Problem Gambling Treatment.
She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Her focus is on individuals suffering from trauma, depression, severe anxiety, gambling issues, addiction/recovery, as well as counseling couples with relationship issues.
Leo Altidor is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, awaiting his Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor license. He received his Master of Science in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University, with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
He has experience with various counseling modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered Therapy. He has experience with Anxiety/Stress Management, Depression, Anger Management, Executive Functioning Training, and Trauma-Informed Care.
Leo works to establish therapy as a safe space for clients to work through stigma, better understand their resources and barriers, and successfully reach a state of thriving wellness. Leo is deeply committed to improving the standard of and ease of access to mental health and co-occurring care, as well as decreasing social stigma related to accessing mental health care.
Dan Chase is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor Intern, awaiting his Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor license. He received his Master of Science in Counseling from McDaniel College, with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He has worked in the fields of Outpatient Rehabilitation, Outpatient Community Psychiatry, and Inpatient Treatment for University of Maryland Medical Center in downtown Baltimore, as well as Sheppard Pratt Hospital.
He has experience with various counseling modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered Therapy. He has experience and training concentrating on Trauma-Informed Care. Areas of focus on Stress Management, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Social Skills Development, Substance Abuse/Addictions, and Co-Occurring Disorders.
Dan feels that the principle to counseling stems from the Recovery Model where both therapist and client partner together to identify strengths, goals, and potential for growth. Dan is committed to helping you feel empowered to develop fresh insights about your life, learn how to make healthier choices, develop coping strategies to manage distress, and help find meaning and purpose.
Don Kneessi is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor. He received his Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Forensic Counseling from Walden University. Don has worked in the human services field for 17 years with a variety of different populations such as: geriatric, youth and families under DJS supervision, persons diagnosed with developmental disabilities, homeless Veterans in Baltimore City, and adults receiving residential mental health rehabilitative services. Don believes that a strong therapeutic relationship is essential in successful therapy. Therefore, he provides a safe space for his clients to open up and be themselves while meeting them with empathy, compassion, and accountability.
Don is fully committed to help guide clients to greater self-awareness through exploring life possibilities and by identifying factors that block awareness and freedom. He validates the importance of responsibility, freedom, awareness, and potential. Don utilizes techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Existential-Humanistic Therapy; however, techniques from other approaches may also be utilized as they are deemed useful in helping towards self-awareness.
Wendie Malkinski is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She has been a nurse for over 29 years. She has worked in the fields of Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics, NICU, ICU, ER and Psychiatry. Her interest in Psychiatry came from working for many years at Crownsville Hospital Center and in the Emergency Room.
She specializes in ADHD, Bipolar Disorder and PTSD. She is also very passionate about removing the stigma surrounding mental illness. Wendie uses many treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and EMDR, as well as prescribing psychotropic medications.
She earned her Advanced Practice degree from Walden University and will be pursuing her Doctorate in Education and Family Therapy at Liberty University.
Shalia Seibles is a Mental Health Therapist Intern awaiting her Graduate Professional Counselor Licensure. She received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree from Walden University. She has experience working in the addiction and mental health field in Baltimore City mental health clinics.
She has experience with an array of modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy and Group Therapy. She has experience working with individuals who suffer from addiction, co-occurring disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, family issues and trauma.
Shalia is passionate about helping individuals navigate through life challenges and reach their desired goals. She strives to create a safe space for individuals to feel supported and empowered to process their thoughts and feelings.
Laura Wells is a Board Certified LCSW-C and is a board approved supervisor for those with their LMSW’s. She attended UMBC for her Bachelors in Social Work and attended University of Maryland, Baltimore to complete her Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in Families and Children.
Laura has lived in the local area for over 50 years and has 2 son’s who have attended schools in Anne Arundel County. She has been employed in the Anne Arundel County Public School System for 17 years and works part time for the Crisis Response System as a Mobile Crisis Team member.
Having had a child with special needs, Laura understands the unique demands of supporting children with their own diagnosis, medication management needs, behavioral, academic and social emotional challenges and how the cumulative effect can lend itself to high frustrations.
Laura specializes in the “younger crowd” and enjoys working with children including those with ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, crisis/trauma, and family/behavioral concerns. She believes in a collaborative and inclusive approach to working with children, which may include parents, guardians, educators, and medical professionals. She is sensitive to the unique and individual needs of a family and works to create a treatment plan to support systemic change.
Laura includes several modalities in her clinical work with children including CBT, Family Systems Model (structural family therapy) mindfulness strategies, play therapy (art, music, social autopsy’s) and crisis intervention strategies. She focuses on teaching the client de-escalation strategies, self awareness, positive self esteem, emotional regulation techniques, friendship and social skills, biofeedback, and self awareness which often support the whole child in multiple settings.