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Shaundra Parsley, CRNP

Medical Director

Shaundra is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and practice settings.

Shaundra received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Washington Adventist University. She later went on to earn her Master of Science in Nursing Degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and obtained certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has over 19 years of nursing experience, starting as a nurse caring for Geriatric clients with various conditions and later transitioning into Emergency Medicine within the University of Maryland Medical System.

Shaundra strives to build a therapeutic relationship with all her clients to develop the best- individualized treatment plan for them. Her goal is to use evidence-based practice to integrate medicine and psychotherapy for effective treatments to ensure emotional and physical well-being.

Frank Lockman, LCSW-C

Therapist

I heard it said somewhere "there are two kinds of people, people with issues and those without". So, if you are reading this and have challenges you wish to overcome, let’s talk. Whether you're having marital issues stemming from a lack of communication, need help for a child or teenager who is struggling with substance abuse or defiance, or dealing with anxiety or depression yourself-you have come to the right place. I assist individuals to help themselves through their challenges. My approach to therapy encourages clients to experience an opportunity for healing, developing skills, and changing behavior.

My educational and clinical experiences combine to formulate a "Strength-Based" approach towards assessments and therapy. I focus on identifying your interpersonal strengths and then leverage them to empower you and your loved ones to develop the skills necessary to make better choices and ultimately live a healthier lifestyle.

My therapeutic practice area includes pre-marital and marital therapy, substance abuse, and individual and family therapy. In an effort to offer flexibility, ease and comfort I can provide in-home therapy services. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Certified and a Certified Social Worker in Health Care. I am a USMC Veteran.

Marina Rutkowsi, LCSW-C

Therapist

Marina has been providing counseling for individuals and groups since 2004. She specializes in the use of experiential techniques to help her clients see themselves, their challenges, and their strengths in new ways in order to bring about the change they desire. Marina has completed extensive long term education in the areas of childhood trauma and dissociation, as well as in the treatment of sexual abuse survivors of all ages, and sexually maladaptive children. She has a particular interest in Sandtray, Gestalt Play Therapy techniques, Child Centered Play Therapy with children ages 2 and up, and Developmental Play Therapy for infants through teens. She especially enjoys
working with sexual abuse survivors, adult survivors of childhood emotional abuse and parent-young child relationship problems.

Marina earned a MS in Social Work with a Clinical focus at Columbia University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy from MidAmerica Nazarene University, one of the first university based play therapy programs in the country. Marina is a Registered Play Therapist and a firm believer that that the benefits of play therapy should be available to all regardless of language, race, age,or socioeconomic class.

Janna Henesch, LMSW

Therapist

Janna earned her MSW from University of Maryland School of Social Work in 2004. Since then, she has been working with the adult and aging population, as well as individuals with disabilities.

She has extensive experience in the areas of loss, grief, depression and end of life care and facilitating support groups. Janna’s intention is to assist individuals and families in improving their overall functioning, well-being and interpersonal relationships in a therapeutic and supportive environment.

Ashley Waller, LGPC

Therapist

I am a native Californian who came to Maryland for new opportunities to work with a diverse group of clients. We live in a stress-based culture, with our primary focus tending towards our daily responsibilities, which in turn can leave us feeling overwhelmed. My ultimate goal for you is to help you reduce your stress level by providing a space in which you could vent your frustration, develop skills to utilize in various difficult situations, or learn to be at one with yourself with guidance through the use of mindfulness and/or meditation.

I provide individual psychotherapy and psychological testing services to individuals dealing with a wide range of mental health issues, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and adjustment disorders. My specialty is addiction, so I also provide services to those with dual diagnoses.

I want you to direct the work we do together. I do not pressure or force things to go in a direction that suits "fixing" you because treatment is a process

Issac Katz, LGPC

Therapist

Hi, my name is Isaac Katz! I am a therapist who is passionate about aiding you in overcoming struggles that have impacted the quality of your life. I firmly believe that with my approach, I can meet your needs efficiently. I understand that challenges and doubts can mess with your emotional well-being. In our sessions, I will get to know you and tailor our sessions to best fit your desires and personality. This will involve consistent, open dialogue about treatment and whether it is meeting your needs. We will also discuss what results you would like to see and how we can tailor your treatment to meet that goal. A satisfied client is my success story! I would like to give you some background about my treatment approach.

I received training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) from the Beck Institute. I examine thoughts and conduct experiments to test them as my philosophy of how change occurs. I have also been influenced by many newer movements within the psychology field. This helps me tailor my treatment approach to meet your specific needs. My philosophy of change is one element of the treatment process. It is important that we attend to other aspects as well, such as therapeutic alliance and treatment preferences. I look forward to hearing from you!

Jessica Flowers, LMSW

Therapist

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Cara Baltimore, LMSW

Therapist

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James Howard

Intern

Salutations, my name is James Howard. I am currently a mental health graduate student of Bowie State University interning here at First Choice Counseling Center. I am in training to receive my full therapist licensure and am excited and highly motivated to start a helpful and very productive lifelong career in helping others discover their best authentic selves free of what society has subtly programmed into them of what they can and or should be. My focused framework of studies is in Adlerian, Psychoanalytical, Cognitive behavioral, and Existentialism therapy. I look forward to taking a journey and building strong alliances with my clients to help them achieve what they deep down always knew they were capable of… Self-healing and success!

Hermela Tseygaye

Intern

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Hermela Tseygaye

Intern

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James Howard

Intern

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Baltimore Locations

17 Warren Rd Suite 1-A

Pikesville, MD 21208

600 Reisterstown Rd Suite 402

Pikesville, MD 21208

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