Executive Director

Rebecca Mitch Mckee, PhD, LCPC, CFC

Clinical/Forensic Psychotherapist

Board Approved Supervisor

 


Licensed Counselors

Jessica Landis, M.Ed., LCPC, NCC

Jessica received her B.S. in Psychology in 1991 and her M.Ed. in Counseling in 1998 from the University of Pittsburgh. She has taken additional coursework at Loyola University, Goucher College, and Anne Arundel Community College along the way. She has over 23 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She began her career as a counselor in the area of community mental health and supported adult clients with severe and persistent mental illness in a supportive housing environment where they could learn basic skills of daily living to be able to successfully function individually within their community. She provided case management support by helping her clients navigate benefit acquisition (such as SSI, SSDI, Medical Assistance and housing), establish medical and mental health management, and by providing healthy opportunities to socialize with others. Jessica also had the opportunity to supervise the daily program management of 25 clients who lived within the supportive housing environment.

While Jessica worked in community mental health she returned to school to earn her M.Ed. in Counseling to be able to work with children in the school setting. She had the opportunity to counsel briefly in the Pittsburgh Public School system before she moved to Maryland and began her work as a Professional School Counselor with the Anne Arundel County Public Schools from 2001 – 2013. Jessica is a Maryland Certified K – 12 School Counselor. In 2013 she decided to step away from full-time work in the schools to be able to focus on the work of being a full-time mom. Jessica earned her LCPC in 2013 and after a year of being a full-time mom she began part-time work as a counselor at Anne Arundel Counseling. Additionally, she worked part-time as a counselor at The Center for Counseling Arts when she lived in Pittsburgh.

She is experienced in dealing with anxiety, depression, Postpartum Depression, grief, life transitions, relationship issues, including pre-marital and marital work, stress and school related issues. She believes that the path towards wellness is multifaceted and can include exploration of mental, spiritual and physical health.


Terri Miller, MS, LCPC, NCC

Terri is nationally certified as a licensed clinical counselor in Maryland and in Florida. She earned her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida in 2012 and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts 2004. Terri is an EMDR therapist. She completed her EMDR training through the Rivers Edge Institute, an EMDRIA approved training provider and is currently working towards her certification. She believes in a multidisciplinary and evidence-based approach to treatment to promote health and wellness for the person as a whole.

Terri is experienced in counseling individual adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. Prior to moving to the Annapolis area in 2017, Terri worked in the pediatric acute care unit at Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital in Florida. Terri understands the importance of faith and spirituality in fostering hope and healing through counseling. She completed graduate clinical training at the Baptist Medical Center in the Pastoral Care Department. There, she spent a year in their Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program, which was an extensive interfaith educational experience.

Additionally, as the wife of a, now retired, Navy service member and a mother of 3 children, Terri understands the unique challenges our service members and their families face. She completed her undergraduate and graduate education while moving to different duty stations and raising her three children. She has specialized education in counseling military families, trauma and crisis stabilization.

With this philosophy in mind, Terri understands the importance of treatment for mind, body, and spirit as it relates to each individual client’s life experiences as well as their cultural and spiritual beliefs. Terri is passionate about creating an open and judgment-free therapeutic atmosphere where clients can feel safe to work through their most difficult experiences so they are able to move forward in their lives in a healthy way.


Joan C Crossman, LCPC

 

Joan has been working as a psychotherapeutic counselor since 1987. In these thirty-three years, Joan has counseled children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She has been employed in State agencies, school systems, psychiatric facilities, and private practice. There is no question that she is truly dedicated to helping those that want her support and guidance.

Joan graduated from LaSalle University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with the distinction of being included in the Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. Joan went directly into graduate school to receive her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University. She earned her Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Joan was a licensed Clinical Counselor in Virginia and remains a Licensed Clinical Counselor in Maryland.

Joan creates a welcoming, open and trust filled therapeutic atmosphere for her clients. She believes that every person is unique and needs to be treated with care, respect, honesty and dignity. Joan likes to emphasize a client’s strengths and positive attributes to help them navigate through life’s challenges. When Joan is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outside, playing with their dogs, and laughing as much and as often as she can.


Morgan Mahaffey, MA, LCPC

 

Morgan was born and raised in Maryland, but moved to St. Louis, Missouri to earn her M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary. While in Missouri, she worked in both a private practice setting and a non-profit agency. Morgan has experience working with individuals (children, adolescents, teens, and adults), couples, families, and groups. She has helped clients with depression, anxiety, life transitions/adjustments, codependency, self-esteem, grief/loss, divorce, and other areas.

Morgan is an EMDR therapist. She completed her EMDR training through the EMDR Training Center LLC, an EMDRIA approved training provider. In EMDR therapy, those dealing with PTSD, abuse, and other forms of trauma reprocess traumatic memories and decrease the distress caused by them. This type of therapy can be instrumental in helping clients find healing from some of the most painful moments in their lives.

Morgan believes each client is unique and thus treatment is not one-size-fits-all. She operates from an eclectic therapeutic model, with an emphasis on a person-centered approach. She prioritizes safety and trust in the counseling relationship and helps clients recognize their own strengths and autonomy. Morgan seeks to help clients work through their current issues and grow in their abilities to handle challenges that arise in the future.


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Samantha J. Klunk, M.Ed., LCPC

Samantha received her Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Psychology from Dominican College of Blauvelt, NY in 2012, and her Masters in Counselor Education from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2014. While completing her Masters, Samantha was able to gain experience counseling students in a high school setting. Samantha has received training in trauma informed care, motivational interviewing, and crisis management strategies.

As a clinician, Samantha has experience providing solution focused therapy to patients experiencing acute mental health crises and comorbid disorders. Samantha has successfully assisted patients with addiction disorders, anxiety disorders, Bipolar disorder, Depression, psychotic disorders, PTSD, somatoform disorders, and personality disorders.

Samantha’s true passion is working with individuals to assist with the connection of the mind, body, and spirit. She thoroughly enjoys assisting individuals improve their lives and fully develop to their own potential.


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Dr. John Wirth, LCPC, LMHC, ICADC, MS, PhD

After growing up locally here in Edgewater, John completed his undergraduate and graduate education in South Florida. While working towards his MS degree, at Palm Beach Atlantic University, John was an Intern 12 – Step Counselor at the Hanley Center in addition to volunteering as a counselor at Christ Fellowship Church. John completed his PhD, with the American Academy of Clinical Sexology, and continued to work with the Hanley Center in their Psychology department where he was able to help those in recovery address their emotional triggers and underlying issues initiating their journey through the 12 Steps.

During his experience with rehab centers, church counseling centers and in private practice, John has had the pleasure of working with men and women of all ages from 18 years old up through retirement age. As a Christian Counselor, John believes that faith is an important part of the counseling process.

In healing mind, body and spirit all components must work together and be addressed for us to grow, thrive, learn and heal as we go through life’s experiences. As an LCPC and LMHC in both Maryland and Florida, John utilizes Rational Emotive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy in addition to teaching a variety of healthy coping skills to enable clients to break free from old negative patterns and implement healthier coping mechanisms as they move forward toward their goals.


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Carol K. Stewart, MSW, NCC, LCPC, PhD

Carol is a licensed mental health and pastoral counselor. She received her master’s degree in Social Work from Catholic University in 2000. She completed a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Pastoral Counseling and her doctorate in Pastoral Counseling, Counselor Education and Training from Loyola University Maryland.

Practicing since: 2000
Issues: trauma, moral injury, PTSD, grief and loss, depression, anxiety
Special populations served: military, adults, adolescents, individuals, couples, families
Disorders served: trauma, EMDR, moral injury, PTSD, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, stress,
grief and loss, spiritual challenges.

Carol’s experience includes counseling individual adults and adolescents, couples, and families. She has worked with clients in numerous venues including the Army Chaplaincy Family Life Centers and the Alexandria, Virginia Department of Social Services. She has over 10 years of experience in child welfare having worked for the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect and the Federal Office of Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN). She served as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), advocating for children in the foster care system. She also served as the Chaplaincy Fellow for the Henry Jackson Foundation on the Suicide Care, Prevention, and Research (CPR) Initiative at Uniformed Services University.

Carol believes that attention to one’s spirituality (in whatever manner the client defines it) is an important component of physical and mental health. Using a combination of clinical and/or spiritual approaches, she seeks to journey with her clients as they work toward deeper self- understanding. Her goal is the creation of a safe space, open to grace, in which clients can explore obstacles to healing as well as tap into available physical, mental, and spiritual resources to strengthen health and resilience. She is also a military wife and military mom who is sensitive to the unique challenges faced by those dedicated to the service of our country.


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Ralnah Brown, MA, RN, LGPC

Ralnah received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2003 and a Masters of Arts in Counseling with a focus on Marriage and Family in 2019. Before becoming a Counselor, Ralnah served as a Registered Nurse in the Washington Metropolitan area schools and hospitals before becoming a Nurse Manager at a national nursing association. Ralnah later decided to pursue her passion for counseling couples and pre-married couples. While completing her Masters at Messiah University, Ralnah was able to gain valuable experience counseling couples and individuals and even facilitating pre-marital counseling workshops.

As a relation-informed counselor, Ralnah’s goals are to help couples and individuals make sense of their life experiences, find deeper and more meaningful connections, and create safe space within their relationships. Ralnah is NCC certified, and she completed an externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). In addition, she is a certified as a Prepare/Enrich facilitator and a Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS) facilitator.