Child, Adolescent & Family Therapy
Growing up nowadays is not easy. Today's children face many challenges including:
• Changing family dynamics, like divorce or relocation
• Peer and academic pressures
• Effects on emotion due to hormonal changes
At Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative (CMHC) we will help your children, along with you, navigate life at home, school, and with their social circles.
Our board-certified therapists have treated many children from a wide variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, income levels and sexual identities. We also welcome children with a variety of behavioral, cognitive and emotional issues across all developmental stages – from early childhood through emerging adulthood.
Clinically sound, research-based, family focused; we collaborate with parents every step of the way. Our therapy process begins with developing a customized treatment plan and goals. When necessary, we engage other programs within the CMHC umbrella, such as Medication Management or Art Therapy to provide the most complete, comprehensive care.
Meet Our Child, Adolescent & Family Specialists
I have been an educator, counselor, and coach my entire adult life. As a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with a Master’s of Education, (Counseling and Consulting Psychology - EdM), I have worked in public and private schools, community health organizations, and Maryland Correctional Institutions (Facilitator for Alternatives to Violence Program). I earned my Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Maryland, my EdM from Harvard School of Education, and my Bachelor of Arts from Williams College.
A Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, Cathy received her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. She specializes in anxiety, depression, behavior modification, stress, relationship problems and parenting education. Cathy enjoys working with children, teens and young adults to help them navigate the stresses of life and help them achieve peace of mind.
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) trained at Johns Hopkins University, specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and addictions. Prior to counseling, Lavina worked in the fields of community health, international public health, and Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching. Lavina’s bi-cultural background also influences her stance toward the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Katie earned her Master of Arts in School Psychology from Towson University with additional coursework in Counseling Psychology from Grand Canyon University. She spent more than 20 years at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore providing treatment for individual and family problems within the clinic, home, and school settings. In her practice, she works with children, adolescents and their families to address a wide range of behavioral difficulties.
Donna earned her Master’s Degree in 2004 from Loyola University in MD in Pastoral Counseling. This unique program, holistic in nature, integrated psychology and spirituality to
help consider the whole person’s well-being. Donna is passionate about this approach to help
her clients access the wisdom that already resides in them to allow healing and growth.
Carey earned her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Department of Pastoral Counseling at Loyola University of Maryland. She approaches counseling with the perspective that each client is a unique and valuable individual who can benefit from empathetic, personalized support.