Each mental health provider associated with Cedar Ridge is an independent contractor and sees clients based on their specialties and practice areas.

Our private practice mental health providers recognize that at times, traveling or commuting to our offices may be difficult. To make it more convenient for you, we have a number of providers who provide telehealth therapy sessions using our HIPAA-compliant platform.

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Theodora Adedeji, LCPC, LPC, NCC

Theodora Adedeji, LCPC, LPC, NCC

Theodora has over 20 years of experience in the Mental Health field. She is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Theodora is a...

Dr. Candice Aston, PhD, NCSP

Dr. Candice Aston, PhD, NCSP

Dr. Candice Aston, PhD, NCSP, is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist with years of experience working with children and adolescents navigating various life challenges. She received her Doctoral degree from Duquesne University in School Psychology...

Lisa Barnes, LCSW-C

Lisa Barnes, LCSW-C

Since 1991, Lisa has been working with adolescents, adults, and couples who present for counseling services with a variety of complex issues.  Her areas of specialty include: • Substance Abuse/Addiction Disorders• Family and Addiction...

Catherine S. Bonny, LCSW-C

Catherine S. Bonny, LCSW-C

Cathy Bonny brings a wide range of skill and experience to her practice at Cedar Ridge Counseling Centers. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, she attended the University of Maryland School of Social Work and graduated with a Master's in Clinical Social Work. Jobs early...

Erich Bonny, LCSW-C

Erich Bonny, LCSW-C

Erich Bonny, LCSW-C completed his bachelors degree in Developmental Psychology and then his Masters in Clinical Social Work at the University of Maryland. His graduate focus was on child and family therapy issues and he is certified as a family specialist in Maryland....

Beth Bracone, LCSW-C

Beth Bracone, LCSW-C

Beth has over 35 years of experience providing services to individuals and families as a social work professional. Over the years, she has worked intimately with people and families from all backgrounds at a homeless shelter, the Department of Social Services, as a...

Danice Brown, PhD

Danice Brown, PhD

Dr. Brown works with adults, late-adolescents, and couples. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University in 2003 and received a Masters and Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Ohio State University in 2008. Danice works...

Patrice Camp, LGPC

Patrice Camp, LGPC

Patrice is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor who graduated from Towson University with a MA in Counseling Psychology. Patrice has proficiency in working with adolescents and adults who have experienced stress, anxiety, depression, school-based concerns,...

Holly M. Chalk, Ph.D.

Holly M. Chalk, Ph.D.

Dr. Holly Chalk works with adolescents, adults, and couples. Holly has experience working with clients who experience depression, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, adjustment...

Mary Beth Chubb, LCSW-C

Mary Beth Chubb, LCSW-C

Mary Beth is new to Cedar Ridge Counseling Centers, but has over 20 years of experience in the field of social work. Early in her career Mary Beth specialized in children and families; however, over the past 15 years has been working with adults as her primary area of...

Judy Cohen, LCSW-C

Judy Cohen, LCSW-C

Judy works with clients from young adults to senior adults. She provides an environment where they can experience the feeling of trust and safety to express their feeling and thoughts without judgement.  She graduated from University of Maryland School of Social Work...

Rick Conway

Rick Conway

Rick Conway, LCPAT, LCPC, ATR-BC is a licensed art psychotherapist and clinical counselor with an MA from The George Washington University as well as an MFA from Southern Methodist University. The focus of his studies has been trauma based and multicultural practices...

Jeanne Crane

Jeanne Crane

Jeanne is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Maryland and received her education in the healing arts from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute) in Laurel, Maryland. She is also a certified Acupuncture Detoxification...

Kayla Cross, LCSW-C

Kayla Cross, LCSW-C

Kayla graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Hood College in May of 2012. She went on to earn her Master’s degree at The University of Maryland School of Social Work in July of 2013 and her LCSW-C in March of 2016. Kayla has a specialization in...

Liana Davis, LCSW-C

Liana Davis, LCSW-C

Liana has been with Cedar Ridge Counseling Centers since 2009 and works with all populations including adults, families, and couples; however, she specializes in work with children and adolescents. Liana completed her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Criminal...

Wendy Dechowitz, LCPC, CAC-AD

Wendy Dechowitz, LCPC, CAC-AD

Wendy believes that everyone has the ability to live their best lives, but sometimes life gets in the way. Using a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy, Wendy works...

Steven DellaVecchia, Psy.D.

Steven DellaVecchia, Psy.D.

Steve began working for Cedar Ridge in 2011 and works with many different populations, but specializes in work with children, adolescents, and families. Steve completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Towson State University in 1998. He spent 5 years working...

Evan Dickstein, CRNP-PMH

Evan Dickstein, CRNP-PMH

Evan Dickstein, CRNP-PMH has been providing medication management to those seeking mental health treatment since 2015. His treatment approach involves getting to know his clients in depth in order to develop an individualized treatment plan. Evan is a Certified...

Melissa Doan

Melissa Doan

Education2007 Education Specialist Degree, School PsychologyMarshall University, Huntington West Virginia1998 Master of Arts Degree, Dual, Clinical Counseling and School CounselingMarshall University, Huntington West VirginiaLicensure/CertificationMaryland Licensed...

Maegan Dougherty, LPC

Maegan Dougherty, LPC

Maegan is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with individuals ages 14 and up. She enjoys individual, couple, family, and group therapy settings. She received her Masters Degree in Clinical Community Mental Health Counseling from Duquesne...

Kyla Duhart, LCSW

Kyla Duhart, LCSW

Kyla Duhart is a licensed certified social worker-clinical (LCSW-C). Her approach to therapy involves providing clients with a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment. You can expect empathy and encouragement to make changes in order to develop personal...

Clifford Essman, Ph.D.

Clifford Essman, Ph.D.

Dr. Cliff Essman holds degrees from Cornell, Michigan State University and Boston College in addition to his Ph.D. from Penn State University. Dr. Essman has been doing psychological testing and counseling for 30 years and was one of the original founders of Cedar...

Sasha Fairbend, LCSW-C

Sasha Fairbend, LCSW-C

In 2000, Sasha earned a degree in Sociology from The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). With ambitions of a career change, she then completed her degree in Social Work from Hood College in 2012. Finally in 2013, Sasha achieved a Masters of Social Work...

Jessica Fisher, LCSW-C

Jessica Fisher, LCSW-C

Jessica is a licensed clinical social worker. Jessica obtained her BA in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the University of Maryland, College Park and obtained her Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore focusing on clinical social work...

Kim Friner, LCSW-C

Kim Friner, LCSW-C

Kim Friner completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1983, and graduated from University of Maryland School of Social Work in 1984, obtaining her MSW with a Clinical Concentration. Ms. Friner began her career working with substance abusers in a therapeutic...

Karen Glock

Karen Glock

Karen attended University of Delaware for her undergraduate degree, and completed her Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling at McDaniel College. She has experience as a therapist in an outpatient clinical setting working with both younger and older...

Lauren Greenwald, LCSW-C

Lauren Greenwald, LCSW-C

I believe that individuals have great capacity for growth, change and healing. Therapy plays an essential role in helping people achieve an expanded awareness of themselves and of themselves in relation to others. I take a compassionate, non-judgmental, strength-based...

Victoria Gudeman, LCSW-C

Victoria Gudeman, LCSW-C

Victoria earned her Master’s Degree from University of Maryland in 2014 with a concentration in EAP (Employee Assistance Programs) and clinical mental health. Victoria also became a licensed social worker in 2014. In 2012, she graduated from Hood College with a...

Betsy Hansen, LCPC

Betsy Hansen, LCPC

Betsy Hansen draws from both cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices to help her clients access greater mental and emotional wellness. Betsy has experience in working with individuals coping with concerns related to depression, anxiety, fertility,...

Robert Humphreys, MA, LCPC

Robert Humphreys, MA, LCPC

Robert is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor who earned his MA in Counseling Psychology from Towson University. Before becoming a mental health therapist, Robert received a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from UMBC and understands the importance of...

Laura Humphries, LMSW

Laura Humphries, LMSW

Laura Humphries, LMSW, earned her Master’s of Social Work degree in clinical studies from the Catholic University of America and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies from University of Maryland. Laura worked during her graduate studies at Maryland...

Tracey Jones, LCPC

Tracey Jones, LCPC

Tracey is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working in an outpatient community mental health clinic providing individual and family therapy. Tracey has provided therapy in school based setting as well as providing early childhood mental health...

Brittany Kellner, LCPC

Brittany Kellner, LCPC

Brittany is a licensed clinical professional counselor with experience in outpatient mental health and private practice settings. She obtained her Bachelors in Psychology in 2013 from University of Maryland, College Park and a Masters of Science Degree in Mental...

Joyce King

Joyce King

Laura Humphries, LMSW, earned her Master’s of Social Work degree in clinical studies from the Catholic University of America and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies from University of Maryland. Laura worked during her graduate studies at Maryland...

Karisa Kissinger, LMSW

Karisa Kissinger, LMSW

Karisa Kissinger, LMSW, specializes in working with children, young adolescents, and teens, particularly with grief, depression, anxiety, ADHD, life cycle transitions, school problems, and trauma. Karisa is currently an ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider and a...

Judith Kunnes, LCSWC

Judith Kunnes, LCSWC

In my many years as a therapist, I have learned and effectively used a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques. However, most importantly, is my relationship with the client. I strive to work as a partner to help my clients build on the motivation and skills...

Bridgit Lacy-Wolak, LCSW-C

Bridgit Lacy-Wolak, LCSW-C

Do you find that you get so trapped in the mental chatter, the self-criticism, or the need to please, that you’ve lost your voice, maybe lost your direction? Do you dismiss or repress your own thoughts and feelings (or the opposite and lash out), because acknowledging...

Susan Lekel, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW

Susan Lekel, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW

Susan Lekel, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW works from a collaborative and relational perspective, and believes our therapeutic relationship is the foundation for a successful outcome. She has a special interest in wellness and the mind-body connection and in treating the whole...

Maura Livingstone

Maura Livingstone

Maura is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience in outpatient clinic and school settings working with adults, teens, and children as young as four. She earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from McDaniel College in 2013 and a master’s degree...

Kathleen Mahony, LCPC

Kathleen Mahony, LCPC

Kathi earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2000 from the University of Maryland with a secondary specialization in Behavioral Science. She earned a Master’s degree in Counseling from McDaniel College in 2004, becoming certified in the state of Maryland as a...

Janelle Mancuso, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW

Janelle Mancuso, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW

Janelle Mancuso, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW has over 20 years of experience working in the behavioral health field. She provides holistic and integrative healthcare focused on effective techniques that balance mind, body, and spirit. Janelle is trained in Advanced Mind Body...

Michael Mandel, LCPC

Michael Mandel, LCPC

A native of the suburbs of Philadelphia, Michael moved to Maryland to attend McDaniel College where he received both his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and his master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling. His experience includes working with adults,...

Amy Martin, CRNP

Amy Martin, CRNP

Amy Arbaugh Martin is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) with more than 20 years’ experience in primary care and mental health. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Currently, Amy is treating ages 18 and over, specializing in medication...

Don McNamee

Don McNamee

Don McNamee has been with Cedar ridge Counseling since 2013. He has a Master’s Degree in Developmental Clinical Psychology. He possesses 47 yrs of experience in the Counseling field. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor. Don will...

Mach Meas, LGPC

Mach Meas, LGPC

Mach is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC), who specializes in working with children, adolescents, teens, and adults. Mach has experience in working with individuals coping with depression, anxiety, problems at school, family and relationships. Mach has...

Therese Moran-Conlon, LCPC

Therese Moran-Conlon, LCPC

My name is Therese Moran Conlon, LCPC and I have 15 years of experience helping children, teens, adults, couples and families to achieve their goals. I wore many hats at Villa Maria. First as a school consultant then I provided home based respite for families with...

Karalyn Mulligan, LCPC

Karalyn Mulligan, LCPC

Karalyn Mulligan, Clinician at Cedar Ridge Counseling Centers, Domestic Violence Coordinator of The University of Maryland, Capital Region Health’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center, and President of The Maryland Health Care Coalition Against Domestic...

Chandra Niklewski, LCPC

Chandra Niklewski, LCPC

Chandra began her professional career as a news reporter in 2007 after completing a bachelor’s degree program in journalism with minors in sociology and psychology. After four years of covering tragedy and traumatic events, she discovered a skill and passion for...

Marissa Pena

Marissa Pena

Marissa Pena is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 20 years’ experience in the field. Marissa received her bachelor’s degree in social work in 2000 from West Texas A&M University, and her master’s degree in social worker in 2005 from New Mexico Highlands...

Joseph J. Prajzner, LCPC

Joseph J. Prajzner, LCPC

Joseph Prajzner Jr, LCPC began working with Cedar Ridge Counseling Centers in 2012. He graduated from Western Maryland College with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and continued his education at McDaniel College completing a Masters Degree in Counseling. He has...

Kelley Rainey, LCPC

Kelley Rainey, LCPC

Kelley A. Rainey, LCPC, is a Licensed Certified Professional Counselor who has spent much of her career working with those impacted by trauma through the lens of domestic violence and family violence, as well as with those who are effected by the symptoms of...

Lacresha Reid White, LCSW-C

Lacresha Reid White, LCSW-C

Lacresha Reid White is a licensed certified social worker-clinical (LCSW-C). Lacresha received her bachelor's degree in social work at Frostburg University and a master's degree in clinical social work at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She has...

Laura Rhodes, LCPC, CCTP

Laura Rhodes, LCPC, CCTP

Laura Rhodes earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Florida State University in 1983 and her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of West Florida in 1984. She is licensed as a Certified Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland...

Amy L. Rich, LCPC

Amy L. Rich, LCPC

Amy L. Rich has almost 20 years experience as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, although she has had a lifelong interest in learning about people, and what makes them “tick.” After earning her Master’s Degree from Loyola University in Maryland in 2002, and a...

Lauren Rosier, LCSW-C

Lauren Rosier, LCSW-C

Lauren completed her Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology, Public Policy, and Criminal Justice) in 2009 at the University of Baltimore and earned a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work with a Specialization in families and children in 2012 from...

Amy Rudich, LCSW-C

Amy Rudich, LCSW-C

Amy is 2008 graduate with her Masters in Social Work and has been a licensed social worker since that time. She also holds a bachelors in social work from James Madison University. New to Cedar Ridge in 2016 Amy works with all populations including young adults and...

Matt Schneider, LCSW-C

Matt Schneider, LCSW-C

Matt has been practicing psychotherapy since 2007, when he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work.  He has worked with all populations over the years for many mental health concerns, though presently specializes in later-life adjustment...

Deanna Scirica, LCSW-C

Deanna Scirica, LCSW-C

Deanna earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Human Services from Stevenson University in 2015. She then earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a focus in clinical behavioral health from University of Maryland in 2018. Deanna completed several internships...

Jamal Simmons, LCSW-C

Jamal Simmons, LCSW-C

Jamaal Simmons has experience working in a crisis hospital setting for 3 years at Sinai hospital, experience in outpatient mental health therapy and substance abuse treatments, 3+ years working at the National Institute for the study and treatment of sexual trauma and...

Francesca Singleton, LCSW-C

Francesca Singleton, LCSW-C

Francesca Singleton, LCSW-C earned her Bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Services at Towson University, and her Master of Social Work degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore. She trained in psychotherapy at Shepherd’s Clinic during her graduate studies....

Matthew Slade, LCSW-C

Matthew Slade, LCSW-C

Matthew graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Towson University in 2010. After completing his Master’s degree in Social Work in 2016, he obtained his LMSW. During his time as an intern in 2010, Matthew served populations surviving substance...

Diane Soronson, LCSW-C

Diane Soronson, LCSW-C

Diane obtained her Master's Degree in Social Work from University of Maryland in 1978. She is licensed as a Certified Clinical Social Worker. She is also trained and experienced in Critical Incident Stress Management. Diane has worked in the out-patient mental health...

Jessica Spiegel LCSW-C

Jessica Spiegel LCSW-C

Jessica graduated from Indiana University with her bachelor's degree in social work. She went on to further her education at the University of Maryland, earning her graduate degree in social work with a focus on mental health in 2010. Jessica has extensive experience...

Ashley Sweet, LCSW-C

Ashley Sweet, LCSW-C

Ashley Sweet, LCSW-C, is a Licensed Certified Social Worker, Clinical with previous experience in school based social work, outpatient mental health treatment, and inpatient psychiatric hospital settings. She has worked with children, adults and families facilitating...

Jami Townes MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Jami Townes MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

What Clients can expect from me I like to create an atmosphere where patients feel safe and know that their information, and what is discussed during sessions is completely confidential unless there is an attempt to harm oneself or others. I specialize in medication...

Katie Valente, LCSW-C

Katie Valente, LCSW-C

Katie is new to Cedar Ridge, but has over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from University Maryland in 2005. She has been a licensed social worker since 2006, and obtained her LCSW-C in 2011....

Vanessa Senatus, LCPC

Vanessa Senatus, LCPC

Vanessa earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Sociology from University of Maryland in 2008 and obtained her Master of Arts degree in Professional Counselor Psychology from Washington Adventist University in 2014. She is a Licensed Clinical...

Kristina Wright, LCPC

Kristina Wright, LCPC

Kristina joined Cedar Ridge Counseling Centers in 2014. She has worked in different areas of the therapeutic world including psychiatric rehabilitation facilities, substance abuse centers, the public school system and outpatient mental health clinics. Kristina has...