Welcome! My name is Erica and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have over 20 years of experience treating individuals with mental health and substance abuse disorders. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a BA in Psychology and received my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University. I view therapy as a collaborative approach, one in which we work toward your goals, together. I treat people 12 years and older, individually and as a family. I often use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but will frequently add teachings on mindfulness and meditation practices. I am here whenever you are ready. I look forward to meeting you!
I'm Indrani Mookerjee. I'm a doctoral level licensed psychotherapist having completed my graduate studies from Washington University in St. Louis, as well as team-CBT certified. My experience spans over 25 years working in almost every area of mental health services - clinical, administrative and policy. I use Evidence-Based models and robust research findings to treat my clients who can be adults, adolescents, couples, families or groups. My areas of specialization include Eating Disorders and Weight Management, Mood, Anxiety and Bipolar Disorders, Attention Deficit and Personality Disorders. Being a trained family therapist, I see my clients for marriage and family issues as well. I use a strengths-based model of treatment which focuses on problem solving and achieving measurable improvements. I have a culturally sensitive and collaborative approach to therapy. My clients and I are equal partners in the process of recovery.
My name is Christine deGraft-Johnson and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. When I was in 8th grade, I decided I wanted to be a therapist. It’s hard to fathom what my 13-year-old self knew about therapy, but it boiled down to “I just want to help people feel better." Whether you’re feeling sad or low, nervous, or worried, I will work with you to help you get to the point where those things are not interfering with the way you want to live your life.
Primarily, I work with children and adolescents. That being said, I want you to recognize that the family system is important. Sometimes your child may be defiant when they might be depressed, or your child may be having a temper tantrum when they’re really anxious. My goal is to help you understand these behaviors and learn effective ways of managing them. I am also very skilled in working with adults who are struggling with relationships, work stress, or various mood problems.
I utilize a variety of techniques because I know that therapy is not a one size fits all. During our first session, I will complete a thorough assessment to determine what your goals are and the best ways to help you achieve them. If it takes a few weeks for things to feel better, great. If it takes longer, that is still very ok because week by week, day by day, progress will be made and that’s all that I can hope for you
My name is Dr. Debra Scrandis and I am a certified nurse practitioner. I have been practicing for over 25 years, specializing in psychiatry for adults and adolescents. I also have a special interest in treating pregnant and postpartum women for a variety of mental health problems. I am an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. I train future psychiatric nurse practitioners and have served on the Governor's Task Force to Study Maternal Mental Health. I will work with you to establish treatment plans that best meet your individual needs.
My name is Matt and I am thrilled to join IME Behavioral Health as a Behavioral Health Practitioner. I earned my BA in Psychology in 2007 and my Master of Social Work in 2009, from Salisbury University. I have been practicing as a licensed social worker since 2009. I have over ten years of experience as a psychotherapist, both in an outpatient clinic and an acute care inpatient setting. Being a therapist in two extremely different settings provided me the opportunity acquire and hone my clinical skills with adults seeking treatment for a variety of challenges and issues. These include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship concerns, mood disorders, and life transitions, among others.
As a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C), I utilize a holistic approach to therapy, recognizing the importance of one’s environment and identities in how they both experience and interact with the world around them. I partner with individuals to enhance their satisfaction with life and overall wellbeing. My therapeutic approach is best described as a person-centered, strengths-based, evidenced-based, collaborative partnership. For progress to be made, our therapeutic relationship must consist of honesty, trust, respect, accountability, and authenticity. Specific approaches I use in practice include Motivational Interviewing, Problem-Solving Treatment, Insight-Oriented Therapy, Education, Case Management Services, etc.
Additionally, I am credentialed as an Advanced Social Worker of Gerontology (ASW-G), which represents master’s level expertise for social workers specializing in gerontology. The framework in which I practice recognizes that older adults have distinct characteristics that can be differentiated from earlier stages of adulthood. My primary goal as a gerontological social worker is to address the specific challenges of the aging process by promoting independence, autonomy, and dignity in later life.
Some of the transitions that occur in late life may cause significant impairment or distress in important areas of functioning. These resulting impairments or distress can be improved upon and life can become a pleasant experience if appropriate treatment is pursued. Unfortunately, many older adults are going through these dark times alone. Please know that I am here, and I would appreciate the opportunity to meet you.
“A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you're in and take advantage of it.” -Nikki Giovanni