Dr. Rachel AltvaterOwner | 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.
Kelsey DuganBoard-Certified Art Therapist, Internship Coordinator, & 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.
Dr. Veronica (Vero) CloonanTherapist & 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 is her number one treatment modality to work with children and adolescents. Dr. Cloonan has extensive experience working with trauma, international and domestic adoptees, and BIPOC individuals. Dr. Cloonan also works with adults and families and provides professional supervision, consultation services, and training opportunities.
Shania GreenwoodTherapist & 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.
Julianne MeagherTherapist & Board Approved Supervisor, LCSW-C, RPT
Julianne Meagher (she/her) is Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Approved Supervisor, and Registered Play Therapist. She specializes in child and adolescent mental health, trauma, and play therapy. She enjoys working with families and children of all ages 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.
Stephanie MillerBoard 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.
Lauren BerdeguezTherapist, 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-ArochoTherapist, LCPC
Keisharely Pérez-Arocho, LCPC (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical 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.
Jessica BairdCertified 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.
Samantha NorrisTherapist, 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 FordTherapist, LGPC
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) AppelTherapist, LCSW-C
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.
Dr. Victoria RizzutoPost-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.
Cheyenne BartonTherapist, LCPC
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.
Melissa HuangTherapist, LGPC
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.
Dr. Anna RowleyMasters Therapist Intern, Ph.D., MPhil
Dr. Anna Rowley (she/her) is a masters level intern at the University of the Southwest, New Mexico, where she is currently pursuing a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has over 20 years experience working with adults and is excited to gain field experience working with children and adolescents. Her areas of interest include technology and play based therapy, LGBT, resilience, couples therapy and depression.
Wren Douglass-RobinsonMasters Art Therapist Intern
Wren Douglass-Robinson (she/her or they/them) is a master’s level intern at Notre Dame of Maryland University, where she is currently pursuing a Masters of Art in Art Therapy. She has five years of experience working with children and adolescents and is excited to continue working with young people from a clinical perspective. Her areas of interest include anxiety, depression, eating and feeding disorders, LGBTQIA+, and sensory perception differences.
Patrick WisorMaster'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.
Donald RinkerMaster'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.
Christina Harris Cooney, MSWOffice Manager
Christina Harris Cooney, MSW (she/her) provides administrative and office management support for the practice.
Keren DiazUndergraduate Volunteer
Keren Diaz (she/her) is a volunteer at Creative Psychological Health Services. She assists and supports staff members while engaging and learning from the professional experience. She is a student at the University of Baltimore pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and creative writing.