Psychologist, 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 | Field Placement Supervisor, ATR-BC, LCPAT
Kelsey Dugan (she/they) is a Board-Certified Art Therapist & Licensed Clinical Art Therapist. She graduated first in her class from Pratt Institute in 2016 and became a published author shortly after. Kelsey has extensive experience working with complex trauma with children, teens, and caregivers on both a national and international scale. She's most passionate when working with attachment trauma - specifically supporting children and teens in the foster care system &/or state custody.
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.
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.
Keisharely Pérez-Arocho, LGPC (she/her) is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor. 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.
Certified Child Life Specialist & Therapist, M.A, LGPC, CCLS, GC-C, RWWP
Jessica Baird (she/her) is a Certified Child Life Specialist and Licensed Graduate 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.
Stephanie Ford (she/her) is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor. Her specialization areas include working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety/depression, perfectionism, and identity development. Stephanie is an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist.
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.
Doctoral Therapist Extern, 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.
Master's Therapist Intern
Melissa Huang (she/her) is a master's level intern currently attending Loyola University of Maryland in pursuit of Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling. She is excited to continue gaining experience working with children and adolescents as well as conducting play and talk therapy for adults. Her areas of interest include expressive and play based therapy, depression, anxiety, social skills, discovering identity, and bringing creativity into daily life.
Master's Therapist Intern
Alyssa Weinman (she/her) is a master's level intern at Loyola University Maryland, where she is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling. She has over ten years of experience working with children and adolescents and is excited to continue gaining field experience with adults. Her areas of interest include anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, resiliency, and play based therapy.
Post-Doctoral Fellow | Registered Psychology Associate, Psy.D.
Dr. Victoria Rizzuto (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. Rizzuto's 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.