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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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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Ken Carter

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Dr. Kenneth Carter is the Charles Howard Candler 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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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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Daniel Lerner

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Dr. Daniel Lerner, founder of Strategic Family Solution, LLC serves as an adviser and confidant for numerous high profile and affluent individuals whose family relationships, wealth, and businesses are threatened by issues such as affluenza, intergenerational friction, antagonistic divorces, sibling rivalry and addiction. His ability to quickly earn the trust of his clients and provide decisive solutions is vital in guiding them towards greater prosperity and peace of mind.

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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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Heidi Schreiber-Pan

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Heidi Schreiber-Pan, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC is a successful psychotherapist, author, clinical director and sought-after nationwide speaker on topics of resilience, anxiety, neuroscience, and occupational burnout. As an affiliate and former faculty member of Loyola University, Maryland, her past research has focused on resiliency and psychological well-being, including nature-based mental health.

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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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Shlomo Slatkin

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Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin MS, LCPC is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist (Advanced Clinician) and Certified Imago Workshop Presenter.

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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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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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