Our Faculty

Our faculty is comprised of talented, seasoned clinicians and educators who are dynamic, articulate, and passionate about their work. They are committed to enhancing clinician efficacy, and are sensitive to the challenges that face all mental health professionals as they grapple with complex client issues.

Yehuda Bergman

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Yehuda has a private practice in Baltimore and facilitates individual therapy and groups for trauma survivors under the auspices of Chana and the Shofar Coalition of Baltimore, where he also serves as the director of professional development and training for 40 clinicians providing therapy services to trauma survivors.

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Rev. Ray Chase

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Rev. Ray Chase is an ordained Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. For 26 years, Father Ray was the director of Spiritual Development for residential programs for Child and Family Services of Catholic Charities of Baltimore.

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Robyn E. Brickel

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Robyn earned her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University and has pursued numerous postgraduate advanced certificates and trainings in trauma, dissociation, and addictions, as well as relational therapy models.

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Vivien B. Deitz

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Vivien B. Deitz, a licensed clinical social worker, has been known throughout her career for her unique ability to promote self-awareness, understanding, and growth – helping people improve the quality of their lives through individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, self-help training, and psycho-educational seminars.

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Timothy Elliott

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Timothy is a clinical social worker licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and DC. He currently runs a private practice in Arlington, VA focused on supporting gender expansive/transgender children and their families. Additionally, he coordinates youth mental health programs at Whitman-Walker Health, a federally qualified health center in Washington, DC. In this role, Timothy leads a team…

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Kevin Scott Ferentz

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Dr. Kevin Ferentz graduated magna cum laude from State University of New York at Albany, where he majored in Biology and Theater. He received his MD from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and completed his Family Practice residency at the University of Maryland, along with a fellowship in Faculty Development with an emphasis in Obstetrics.

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Heather Garner

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Heather M. Garner is a licensed certified social worker-clinical, therapist, and owner of Garnering Change Psychotherapy. Since launching Garnering Change in 2011, Heather has become well known for her broad range of expertise in couples counseling and working with sexual minorities. Her specialties include anxiety disorders, ADHD, grief, trauma, and working with couples in non-traditional relationships.

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Judith Fischer

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Judith demonstrates her multi-dimensional skills as a therapist first by attuning herself to the specific, unique needs of individual clients, students, and professional colleagues.   Then, using compassionate listening, her physical intelligence, and wisdom accumulated as a psychotherapist over the last 40 years, she helps to guide others through anxiety, depression, trauma, dissociation, adjustments to loss,…

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Rabbi Menachem Goldberger

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Rabbi Menachem Goldberger is Senior Rabbi for Congregation Tiferes Yisroel, a Jewish Orthodox congregation located in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to his varied responsibilities at Tiferes Yisroel, also affectionately known as Rabbi Goldberger’s Shule, Rabbi Goldberger is involved in a plethora of other activities, which include lecturing at several Baltimore educational institutions.

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Peggy Kolodny

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Peggy Kolodny is a trauma-focused Licensed and Board Certified Art Psychotherapist and graduated from George Washington University. She is the co-founder of the Art Therapy Collective, a private practice in Owings Mills, Maryland.

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Sabrina N’Diaye

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Dr. Sabrina N’Diaye is an integrative psychotherapist and founder of the Heart Nest Wellness Center in Catonsville, Maryland where she lovingly serves women, couples, and other healers. She also provides therapeutic guidance for addictions professionals, recovering addicts and the people who love them. Her approach to healing is a blend of wisdom, science, and ancient spiritual practices.

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Susan Osofsky

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Susan Osofsky is in private practice in Richmond, Virginia, specializing in the treatment of OCD, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and trauma. She completed her BS in Education from Syracuse University and received her MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Jill Penaloza

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JILL PENALOZA is a co-founder and executive director of 2XL Concepts, an advisory firm that trains CEOs and executive teams in the practice of heart-based leadership to create healthier, happier and more sustainable work environments. She is certified by the American Art Therapy Association and the American Group Psychotherapy Association and is a Certified Sheng Zhen Meditation teacher.

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Dee Preston-Dillon

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Dr. Dee Preston-Dillon is the founder and director of the Center for Culture and Sandplay. Her life’s work has been a full commitment to clinical work with sand therapy as a projective process – beginning in the early 1980s with research on cross-cultural aspects of Sandplay.

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Stacey Rempert

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Stacey Rempert, a licensed clinical social worker, has been in private practice since 2008 and currently works at the Nourishing Journey Wellness Center in Columbia. She does individual therapy with adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, trauma, self-harm, grief and loss, addictions and depression. 

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Howard Reznick

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Howard Reznick is the manager of Jewish Community Services’ Prevention Education. He and his staff of health educators and speakers provide educational programs that increase knowledge and awareness of risky behaviors and their consequences, while encouraging people in making healthy choices. His team offers an array of prevention programs for children, teens, parents, congregations, public…

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Suzanne Ricklin

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Suzanne views psychotherapy as a unique opportunity for clients to explore personal growth work, clarify goals, improve self esteem, reduce stress and better understand themselves and their relationships with others. With her extensive training and casual style she integrates numerous modalities to help clients achieve more balanced, fulfilling lives. Suzanne is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and an iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals) Approved Supervisor.

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Susan Stork

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Susan Stork is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC-ACS), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and is the founder Space Between Counseling Services in Baltimore City, Maryland. She specializes in counseling for individuals and couples using the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy® (PACT) co-developed by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT.

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Zachary R. Taylor

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Zachary Taylor is a licensed and board-certified professional counselor. He has led trainings around Virginia for mental health and medical professionals and has been featured in Counseling Today Magazine. He is currently the Director of Behavioral Healthcare at the Rockbridge Area Health Center in Lexington, VA, a fully integrated outpatient primary care and behavioral health clinic.

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Tally Tripp

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Tally Tripp is a registered and board certified art therapist, licensed clinical social worker and certified trauma therapist working extensively with complex trauma in the DC Metro area. She is certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and trained in Intensive Trauma Therapy (ITT). Tally is Assistant Professor…

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Joanne Vizzini

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Dr. Joanne Vizzini (Maryland) is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. She received her Master’s of Science Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College, Columbia, Maryland in September 1997, and completed the Doctoral Program for Pastoral Counseling at Loyola College, Columbia Maryland, January 2003. She is an adjunct faculty member at Loyola College…

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