Katrina Boverman, LCSW-C, Therapist
I am a Social Worker in private practice and my work is dedicated to empowering, guiding, and facilitating personal and professional change. I provide counseling, small business and organizational consulting and project assistance for a variety of clients.
I have an enthusiasm about change and the ability to see possibilities in every challenge. My professional experience spans over 25 years with public, private, profit and non-profit domains providing counseling, consulting, administrative, management and program development, quality assurance, and technical assistance services.
Throughout my career, I have assisted hundreds of clients interested in making positive shifts in their life, spearheaded the development of creative programs, provided clinical leadership and ensured high quality standards. I am currently enrolled in the Applied Healing Arts graduate program at Maryland University of Integrated Health, which integrates philosophy, spirituality and psychology (for more information on community and graduate programs, check out http://muih.ed).
Evening and Saturday hours are available for the convenience of my clients.
Elissa Levine, LCSW-C, LICSW
Elissa Levine is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, and a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Social Work. In her work, she uses EMDR, Brainspotting, Emotional Focused and Encounter Therapy for Couples, Gestalt Psychotherapy, Bonding Psychotherapy, Awareness meditation, Integral Somatic Psychology, Hellinger Family Constellations, Expressive modalities (including art, music, and narrative), and Trauma Focused Cognitive therapy.
Elissa is also certified as a Supervisor for advanced social work licensure in the State of Maryland and Washington, DC.
Elissa has worked successfully with clients with PTSD, OCD, depression, anxiety, and other disorders that often begin as a result of childhood trauma including sexual abuse and family violence. In her work as the Program Manager for Counseling at House of Ruth Maryland’s Prince Georges County office, she gained expertise in working with victims of domestic violence including helping them to heal from abuse, become empowered, and develop healthy relationships.
Diane has worked with clients for 24 years to heal physical and emotional issues through acupuncture. Her goal is to provide you with an overall sense of well-being. Many physical and emotional difficulties as well as the daily stresses of life can impede that sense of well-being and happiness.
Specific problems Diane has addressed with her clients include: neck, shoulder and back pain; sports injuries and arthritis; headache and migraines; respiratory issues; menstrual problems; digestive issues; nausea and inability to eat after cancer treatments; stress, anxiety, depression and grief; and boosting the immune system. After their acupuncture treatments clients feel less pain and more ease of movement. In addition, clients often report feeling both energized and relaxed.
Diane has a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute (now Maryland University of Integrative Health). Her undergraduate degree is from Penn State University in Psychology. She holds acupuncture licenses in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield preferred provider status is pending, expected early 2019.
Diane is happy to provide a 15 minute phone consult at no charge to talk about whether acupuncture is right for you.
Michael Stahly is a sensitive, patient, and insightful therapist. He specializes in work with those facing existential concerns, often related to grief, intimate relationships, and finding one’s path in life.
Michael also sees kids and adolescents who need help with anger, anxiety, and other issues. By drawing on his expertise as a martial arts instructor and a play therapist, he has many tools to offer struggling children and their families. Michael previously worked with children at The Lourie Center, where he received training in child-led, trauma-informed play therapy and worked with children and parents from a variety of backgrounds.
Michael is licensed as a clinical social worker with a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, where he also completed undergraduate degrees in Spanish literature and Mathematics. Prior to finding his path as a therapist, Michael also completed a master’s degree in philosophy at St. John’s College in Annapolis. Michael is currently pursuing additional post-graduate training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in Washington, DC.
John Zager, Ph.D.
I have a Ph.D. degree in psychology, and I am licensed in the State of Maryland. I am a graduate of the psychology program at the University of Maryland in College Park. I currently have a psychotherapy practice. Regarding psychotherapy, in my experience, a person seeks the assistance of a therapist when a pattern of behavior is no longer effective or when a life transition occurs. In turn, a person begins to develop new options and new life directions when he or she has the experience of being heard and being understood. This is the service that I offer to individuals and couples.
I have background in working with people who are experiencing stress and anxiety due to family or relationship concerns, work conflict or trauma. Another area that people have sought help with is sadness and depressed mood which may follow a loss. I also have background in addiction treatment, maintaining sobriety and in understanding the impact of addiction on personal and family life. Further, I see people who need help in recognizing and working through personal and family distress which may arise during young adulthood, the middle years or during one’s senior years.
I am in network with Blue Cross, United Health, Aetna and Cigna.