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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Maris Blechner

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Maris Blechner is an adoptive and birth parent, a licensed clinical social worker and educator, and a nationally respected trainer and speaker who has spent the last thirty-six years working for the improvement of the lives of older children in the child welfare system. One of the founders of the parent-led multi-service adoption agency that…

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Gilbert Bliss

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Gil Bliss has a private practice in psychotherapy in Towson, Maryland.  His experience includes time spent as a counselor in the Maryland prison system and doing social work with a hospice agency with a special interest in grief and bereavement. His renewed interest in racism, and particularly White Privilege, came about as a reaction to…

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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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Dr. Ken Carter

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Dr. Kenneth Carter is a Professor of Psychology at Oxford College of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is actively involved in research and teaching.

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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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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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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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Daniel L. Holler

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Dan is enjoying his second career as trainer and clinician, currently with CentrePointe Counseling, Inc., specializing in rapid relief of trauma, phobias, ANGER/RAGE issues, stress and family conflict.

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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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Katherine Oliver

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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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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, started her private practice in 2008 and is currently part of Blake Psychotherapy in Columbia. She does individual therapy with adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, grief and loss, and addictions.

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Cathy Roberts

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A descendant of slaveholders in Maryland and Virginia, Cathy Roberts began researching the effect of slavery on the enslavers. Her interest quickly broadened into a quest to understand and dismantle individual and systemic racism. With colleague Gil Bliss, Cathy gives talks and leads workshops designed to educate and heal. A member of the organization Coming…

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Joyanna Silberg

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Joyanna Silberg is the Senior Consultant for Child and Adolescent Trauma at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore, Maryland and the Executive Vice-President of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence. Her psychotherapy practice specializes in children and adolescents suffering from dissociative symptoms and disorders, and her forensic practice specializes in child sexual abuse. She has served as an expert witness in 27 states.

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Denise Tordella

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Denise Tordella is a licensed professional counselor in Alexandria, Virginia, whose area of clinical specialization is integrated, trauma-informed, mental health, and substance abuse treatment. She is a workshop presenter who provides training and consultation to universities, non-profit organizations, and municipal mental health/substance abuse treatment service providers on the local and national level.

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Pamela Weissman

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Jade Wolfman-Charles

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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 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) and Intensive Trauma Therapy (ITT). Tally is Assistant Professor of Art…

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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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Neil Weissman

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Neil Weissman is a licensed psychologist, a VA national consultant for Motivational Interviewing (MI), and a certified supervisor in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). Neil has worked as a psychologist in the VA, holding leadership and clinical roles for 25 years.

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