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Dr. Julia Knach PsyD, LCPC, LCADC, RPT-S

Erika Brown LGPC

I have been in the counseling field for over 20 years, working in different cities along the way. I spent a year abroad in Australia, learning how to slow down and enjoy the little things. I am passionate about helping others achieve their dreams and reach their fullest potential. I am a holistic therapist, who believes everyone has the ability to heal themselves given the chance. I have been trained in a wide variety of treatment modalities and will integrate them into counseling whenever I feel it is appropriate. Those modalities include: EMDR, Sand Tray, Play Therapy, Brainspotting, Expressive Therapies, CFTSI, ITR, and TF-CBT to name a few. I believe that in order to heal, a person needs to feel safe in their bodies and understand their experiences don't define them. 

Insurances accepted: BCBS, Cigna, Medical Assistance, and United  

I am a proud Baltimore native and it is my passion to positively impact the lives of children, youth and adults. I see humans through the lens of hope, love and boundless opportunities. This perspective led me to my career as a Professional Counselor. I take a person-centered approach with clients and want them to be in the driver seat while I assist from the passenger seat. Life is a wonderful journey of ups, downs, wins, losses, joys and sadness. My goal is to help clients reach their best selves in every stage of life.

I love attending concerts and binge-watching crime dramas in my free time. I am a super introvert and enjoy mid-day naps on the weekends to recharge as well as spending time with family and friends.

Supervisor Julia Knach LCPC4379

Insurances: United, Cigna, BCBS

Danielle Emerson LMSW

Hi my name is Dani, and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker! I attended Penn State University to obtain my Bachelor’s degree in Crime, Law and Justice with minors in Human Development and Family Studies and Sociology. After graduating, life took me on a different path which led me to obtain my master’s in social work from the University of New England. I have experience with facilitating groups, specifically teaching anger management and parenting skills. I also have three years’ experience with individual therapy as well. I have received training in phase 1 and 2 for Brainspotting. I am passionate about helping others and am quite the extrovert that occasionally cracks a few jokes. I look forward to learning about and working with you!

Supervisor Betsy Offerman 

Insurances: Cigna, BCBS, United 

Dana Grimmel LCPC

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor for Maryland and have grown up in the surrounding area my whole life. I believe building a trusting and collaborative relationship has the best potential impact to support clients with their unique identities. In doing this, I strive to look holistically at a person by considering their interpersonal dynamics, beliefs, culture, abilities, needs, and goals. I have a passion for fostering growth and connection in a safe, creative, playful, and compassionate environment. My approach to therapy is person-centered while utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Play Therapy techniques. Outside of the therapy room, you can find me hiking, dancing, singing, trying out new hobbies, and spending time with family and friends.

Insurances: BCBS, Cigna, Medical Assistance & United  

Shanyra Lions LGPC

Hello, my name is Shanyra, I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor. My approach to counseling is supporting individuals during their time of need to help them reach their optimum level of wellbeing. I stand on the fact that “it’s okay to not be okay”. Therapy is not always the easiest thing to do. My passion is helping others improve their lives and overcome challenges. Just recognizing that you need help and support is a huge strength.  I work to help clients heal trauma, deal with anxiety, depression, anger and behavioral issues, grief, relational issues, and stress. I also believe in psychoeducation and ensuring that individuals understand their diagnosis and what that means for them. With over ten years of experience working with individuals in the mental health field I welcome clients from all backgrounds and cultures. In my free time I enjoy riding bikes, trying a new restaurant, or looking for the next cruise vacation to enjoy with my family.  Can I be the person who helps support you? I look forward to working with you.  

Supervisor: Julia Knach 

Insurances: United (Cigna, BCBS pending) 

Tori Wilson LGPC

Hi! My name is Tori. I’m a counselor who works with children, teens, and parents (or parents to be) dealing with difficult life experiences. It’s easy to get stuck: whether that’s with anxiety that makes it hard to do daily tasks, with memories of an event that happened a long time ago, or even stuck on something that has no name or explanation yet. I want to help you or your kid get unstuck and move closer to what our natural state as humans is: JOY. My approach to working with clients is holistic in nature with a strong emphasis on connection and creativity. Over time I have learned research based techniques that may be helpful in sessions and come from play therapy, expressive arts, CBT, and trained in PCIT. In addition to my former work as an educator and school counselor, I am also a certified yoga and mindfulness teacher. Throughout my career I have worked with several kinds of families and welcome kids/parents of all backgrounds and beliefs!

Supervisor: Julia Knach
Insurances: Cigna, United, (BCBS pending) 

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