Owner | Psychologist & Board Approved and Play Therapy Supervisor, Psy.D., RPT-S
Dr. Rachel Altvater (she/her) is a Licensed Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She specializes in play therapy, child and adolescent mental health, and trauma. Dr. Altvater also works with adults and families and provides supervision, consultation services, and training opportunities to professionals.
Board-Certified Art Therapist, Internship Coordinator, & Supervisor, ATR-BC, LCPAT
Kelsey Dugan, LCPAT, ATR-BC (she/they) is a Licensed & Board-Certified Clinical Professional Art Therapist, author, & our Internship Coordinator & Field Supervisor. Kelsey has 10 years of extensive experience with treating complex trauma for children, teens, and families in the US, Northern Ireland, & Asia. She’s aids clients with attachment trauma, complicated grief, anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, identity issues, social skills, toxic masculinity & mens issues.
Therapist & Board Approved and Play Therapy Supervisor, PhD, LPC/S, RPT-S
Dr. Veronica (Vero) Cloonan (she/her/Ella) is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor, Counselor Educator and supervisor. Play therapy and Theraplay are her primary approaches for working with children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Cloonan has extensive experience working with trauma, international and domestic adoptees, and BIPOC individuals. Dr. Cloonan also works with adults and provides professional supervision, consultation, and training opportunities.
Therapist & Board Approved Supervisor, M.S., LCPC
Shania Greenwood (she/her) is a licensed professional counselor and doctoral student pursuing a degree in Clinical Psychology. She has experience in working with diverse populations as well as working with ages 11 and up. Her specialties include self-esteem, body image, parenting, and budding adults. As of May 2022, Shania is not accepting new clients.
Therapist & Board Approved Supervisor, LCSW-C, RPT-S
Julianne Meagher (she/her) is Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Approved Supervisor, and Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor. She specializes in child and adolescent mental health, trauma, and play therapy. She enjoys working with families and children who may be experiencing a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, and trauma. She is especially passionate about helping very young children express themselves through play when they may not yet have the vocabulary to do so.
Board Approved Supervisor, LCPC, RPT
Stephanie Miller (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Approved Supervisor, and Registered Play Therapist. Her clinical specializations include child and adolescent mental health, trauma, and play therapy. Stephanie was recently included in a play therapy publication and had the opportunity to speak at a local TedX event about mental health and the perception of professional counselors. Stephanie provides supervision for students and graduate licensed clinicians.
Post-Doctoral Fellow & Registered Psychology Associate, Psy.D.
Dr. Victoria Kennedy-Adkins (she/her) is a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Registered Psychology Associate under the supervision of Dr. Rachel Altvater. Her clinical interests include treating preschoolers, child-centered play therapy, trauma-informed care, and technology's impact on child development. Dr. Kennedy-Adkins' approach to therapy with children, adolescents, and families focuses on creating a therapeutic space in which safety, acceptance, authenticity, and empowerment are at the forefront.
Therapist, M.Ed., LCPC
Lauren Berdeguez, M.Ed., LCPC (she/her) is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor. Lauren specializes in person-centered therapy, play therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Lauren works with kids, teens, adults, and families.
Therapist, MS, LCPC
Keisharely Pérez-Arocho, MS, LCPC (she/her/ella) is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor practicing in both Maryland and Puerto Rico. She specializes in person-centered therapy, play therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). She is bilingual and is able to provide sessions in Spanish or English. Keisharely works with children, adolescents, and adults. She provides teletherapy services only.
Lauren (Lulu) Appel, LCSW-C (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Lulu has received training and is practiced in dialectical behavioral therapy, play therapy, sand therapy, and trauma-informed therapy. She works with children, adolescents and adults and with individuals, couples and families and has extensive clinical experience with neurodiverse clients. Lulu is also trained in practicing EMDR with all ages, including with the integration of play therapy.
Cheyenne Barton, LCPC (she/her) is a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She specializes in play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. Cheyenne works with children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Certified Child Life Specialist & Therapist, M.A, LCPC, CCLS, GC-C, RWWP
Jessica Baird (she/her) is a Certified Child Life Specialist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Jessica specializes in medical play therapy, chronic illness, grief, supporting siblings of children with illness, and supporting children of adults with a chronic/terminal illness. Jessica works with all ages, including children and teens, and she provides therapeutic support and guidance for a variety of presenting concerns.
Therapist, MS, LGPC
Samantha Norris (she/her) is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor. She has extensive background in child development and providing case management services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Her clinical interests include making therapy a creative, nurturing, and collaborative experience. She works with children, adolescents, and women's lifespan issues (including perinatal population) related to trauma, relationships, and neurodiversity.
Melissa Huang (she/her) is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland. Melissa is passionate about helping clients foster high self confidence, creativity, and intuition. Melissa provides play therapy and telehealth services to clients of all ages and gender identities. She specializes in trauma, relationships, anxiety, and depression.
Emilee Stoner (she/her) is a Licensed Master of Social Work. Emilee is passionate about meeting people where they are and aiding them in expressing themselves through creative methods, especially when spoken words may not be enough to articulate their feelings. She specializes in child and adolescent mental health, trauma, and therapeutic use of play. Emilee is dedicated to working with families and children of all ages and addressing human struggles, such as anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Sara Samedi (she/her) is a Licensed Master Social Worker with 20 years of experience supporting individuals of all ages in diverse settings. Sara has education, training, and experience in childhood development, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and trauma-informed services. Sara supports individuals experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trauma by developing a better understanding of oneself, supporting behavior change, and enhancing social skills and coping mechanisms.
Sara Edib (any/all) is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor with a passion for working with both autistic and ADHD individuals, as well as the LGBTQ+ population. She has experience with play therapy and person-centered therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She finds herself caring most about self-understanding, autonomy, and treating her clients as the experts of their own life.
Dina Ismailova (she/they) is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She provides counseling services for a wide range of clients, with a special focus on neurodivergent populations, children and adolescents, and the LGBTQIA+ community. Their clinical interests include trauma-informed care, mindfulness, play therapy, somatic therapy, and gender-affirming care, among others. They conduct individual and family sessions via telehealth and in person.
Master's Therapist Intern
Patrick Wisor (he/him) is a 2nd year master’s level intern at Loyola University Maryland, where he is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling. He has over 6 years of experience working with children and adults, and he hopes to work alongside adolescent clients. His areas of interest include anxiety and depression, and he incorporates technology and play/expressive-based therapies in his treatment.
Master's Therapist Intern
Donald Rinker (he/him) is a master's level intern at Loyola University Maryland, where he is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling. He is excited to continue to gain experience in conducting play and talk therapy for individuals of all ages. His areas of interest include anxiety, depression, masculinity and gender expression, and play-based therapy.
Master's Therapist Intern
Lynn Wang (she/her) is a master’s level intern at Johns Hopkins University, where she is pursing a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She works with children, adolescents, and adults providing talk and play therapy. She uses a person-centered approach that integrates CBT, psychodynamic theories, and existential theory through a feminist lens. She is bilingual and able to provide services in Mandarin Chinese and English.
Master's Drama Therapist Intern
Kelly Young (she/her) is a third-year master’s level intern at Lesley University’s low residency program, where she is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Drama Therapy. She has several years of experience working with children and adults in various therapeutic, educational, and theatrical settings. Kelly’s areas of interest include disability/chronic illness, neurodiversity, LGBTQIA+, and trauma-informed expressive arts.
Master's Therapist Intern
Laci Radford (they/them) is a master’s level intern at Loyola University Maryland, where they are currently pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling. They have more than a decade of experience working with diverse populations of children and adolescents. They’re passionate about fighting for and working with marginalized/oppressed groups and the LGBTQIA+ community. Their areas of interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, neurodivergence, and mindfulness.
Keren Diaz (she/her) is the Volunteer Coordinator at Creative Psychological Health Services. She is a student at the University of Baltimore pursuing her bachelor’s degree in psychology and creative writing. Keren coordinates personalized volunteer opportunities to foster community engagement and learning experiences at the practice. Along with her role, she assists and supports staff members while engaging and learning from the professional experience.
Jessica Baldino (she/her) is an undergraduate volunteer at Creative Psychological Health Services. She aids staff and conducts other creative therapeutic strategies. She is a student at Towson University pursuing her bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Morgan White (she/her) is a graduate volunteer here at Creative Psychological Health Services. She is currently in her second year at Hood College, pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is excited to help curate programs to promote the accessibility of therapy.