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Dr. Anastasia Teng, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Director

Dr. Teng joined the practice in December, 2016. She completed her Doctoral Internship at Philhaven Hospital and Post-Doctoral training conducting neuropsychological/vocational evaluations.  Dr. Teng is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Pennsylvania and Maryland. 

In addition to her expertise in psychological assessment, Dr. Teng is an experienced clinician treating a range of emotional and psychological issues across the life span.  Dr. Teng has special interest in the treatment of post-traumatic stress symptoms, anxiety, depression, relational conflicts and grief and adjustment issues. She values her relationships with her clients and is committed to your wellness as an individual. 

 

 

 

Deborah Palmer, LCPAT

Debbie Palmer completed her Master’s Degree at Goucher College, with internships at Villa Maria and Sheppard Pratt Health System. She continued at Sheppard Pratt working psychiatric inpatient with both adolescents and adults. She has worked with special needs children for many years, including the Hearing and Speech Agency- Gateway School.

Debbie uses a variety of therapy techniques including CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Art, and faith-based therapy with children, adolescents, couples, and families. Her goal is to help clients identify and strengthen healthy coping skills to deal with anxiety, depression, stress, etc., and to heal and restore broken relationships.

 

 

 

Amanda Bolen ATR, LCPC

A registered art therapist and licensed professional counselor, Amanda works with children, families, teens, and adult women. Amanda uses the creative process to help improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of her clients. Sessions provide clients with a safe environment where there is freedom to express thoughts and feelings, explore areas of stress and trouble, and develop positive coping skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monika Preston, LCPC

Monika, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC), has extensive experience working with adult individuals from various backgrounds who suffer from life transition problems, mood and anxiety disorders, substance abuse problems, posttraumatic stress disorder, sexual abuse, and personality disorders.  She enjoys working with couples who find it difficult to communicate their needs and desires, or who feel stuck in dissatisfying patterns of relating to one another.

Monika is committed to counseling as a collaborative, holistic, and flexible process with interventions tailored to meet client’s specific needs. She believes that there is always hope, even in the most difficult circumstances, and is honored to become part of her client’s courageous journeys as she compassionately supports them as she helps her clients work towards self-understanding, healing and growth; focusing on living a precious life with purpose, meaning, and fulfillment.

 

 

Dr. Christina Jensema, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist  

Dr. Jensema has extensive experience working with individuals suffering from relational problems, low self-esteem, panic attacks, depression, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic violence, bi-polar disorder, and psychosis. She joins with her clients collaboratively, empowering them to be the most they choose to be, and is committed to the notion that personal responsibility is inextricably inter-connected with social responsibility.

Dr. Jensema’s therapeutic stance is based on the philosophy that everyone’s experiences and world-views deserve respect and understanding; she continuously reminded of the resilience of the human spirit through her work with her clients.

 

 

 

 

Fred Medinger, LCSW-C

Fred has extensive clincial experience in mental health clinics and hospitals, as well as institutions of higher education. Fred values the importance of the helping relationship itself, one where individuals, couples, and families who are engaged in therapy feel safe, respected, and encouraged to feel hopeful about their situation and their ability to handle whatever concerns have brought them to the clinic.                         

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly Kiederer, LCPC

 Kelly is a licensed clinical professional counselor who completed her degree in Counseling Psychology at Loyola University of Maryland.  She has experience providing mental health treatment in various levels of care and settings, including outpatient clinics, detention centers, after school programs, group homes, and a residential treatment center.  Kelly enjoys working with children ages 5 and older, adolescents, and adults for individual therapy, as well as family and couple’s counseling. 

Kelly is certified to work with sexually aggressive youth and has 8 years of experience in working with that population. Kelly’s past experiences include working with individuals with depression, mood disorders, anxiety, psychotic disorders, ADHD, relationship issues, parenting issues, substance abuse, anger management, adjustment issues to life changes, and oppositional defiant disorder.  Kelly looks forward to helping clients develop coping skills and to assisting them in their journey towards a healthier and happier life. 

 

 

Nikki Lovelace, LCPC

For 11 years, Nikki has worked in the field, utilizing a variety of treatment modalities including Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and Psychodynamic. In addition to her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, Nikki has also obtained an Advanced Trauma Treatment Certificate. Her clinical areas of expertise include trauma, abuse (ie. Physical, sexual, emotional, mental), depression, and anxiety related disorders. Nikki’s goal as a clinician is to meet the individual needs of her clients and tailor her treatment accordingly. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawrence Mernaugh, LCSW-C

Lawrence R. Mernaugh, LCSW-C is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical Psychotherapist with extensive experience providing needed services to adults with a full array of complex and persistent psychiatric conditions, and medical/psycho-social issues. Expertise in: diagnosis/treatment of individual’s needs and services; individual, Couple/Family, and Group Therapy. Certificate in Ageing with extensive experience working with Geriatric population. Extensive experience working with Dually-Diagnosed individuals and victims of Trauma and Serious Losses and Anger Management Issues - NAMA Certified Anger Management Specialist. Expertise in Grief/Trauma/Loss Counseling. Has been successful in providing assistance and support to many individuals over the years, because of a strong belief that therapy helps individuals access and understand their feelings, gain a sense of meaning in life, and become the person they want to be.

 

 Earlene Williams, LCPC
 

I provide psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families. Treatment is individualized to clients' specific needs and I help to empower clients seeking to move forward, to achieve their wellness goals through a process of reflection and reasoning. I take a multicultural approach to treatment that considers racial and ethnic diversity as well as diversity in spirituality.

I believe that therapy is a two-way street, and I encourage clients to be active in their own treatment. I believe in using humor, spirituality, relaxation training, and mindfulness techniques to help clients. I am committed to helping empower you to achieve your wellness.

I use an eclectic combination of psycho-dynamic psychotherapy techniques (CBT, solution-focused therapy, empowerment techniques, Internal Family Systems, and mindfulness-based interventions), to help clients deal with depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, divorce, parenting concerns, marriage or couple issues, relationship and communication problems, grief and loss, school problems, behavioral issues, and LGBTQI issues.

 

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