[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” bg_type=”image” bg_image_new=”24107″ bg_image_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_image_posiiton=”0 50%” parallax_content=”parallax_content_value” parallax_content_sense=”70″ fadeout_row=”fadeout_row_value” fadeout_start_effect=”50″ enable_overlay=”off” seperator_enable=”seperator_enable_value” seperator_type=”xlarge_triangle_seperator” seperator_position=”bottom_seperator” seperator_svg_height=”100″ seperator_shape_background=”#ffffff” css=”.vc_custom_1553360021746{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 180px !important;padding-bottom: 160px !important;}” el_class=”home-hero-padding”][vc_column][boc_heading html_element=”h1″ alignment=”center” color=”#227590″ font_size=”56px” css_classes=”home-hero-title”]Practitioners[/boc_heading][boc_heading alignment=”center” color=”#333333″ subheading=”yes” font_size=”25px”]who want you to flourish.[/boc_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][boc_side_img_box title=” Andrea Lopes / MSW” picture_url=”24203″]Andrea Lopes, Life Coach (Board Certification Pending), MSW, Reiki Practitioner, Founder Flourish Counseling and Wellness Center.  Andrea is also the President of the Olney Holistic Chamber of Commerce.

For more than 25 years I have committed my personal and professional life to working with people to ease their pain, feel empowered, and learn to love themselves. During this time,I have had gained invaluable experience in a number of clinical mental health capacities. I am privileged and proud to offer clients a uniquely holistic approach to counseling and wellness.[/boc_side_img_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][boc_side_img_box title=”Aleeza Michael / LGSW” picture_url=”24263″]Aleeza is a graduate of the Catholic University of America’s clinical social work program. Her psychotherapy practice focuses on strengthening the well-being of children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Aleeza also has a special interest in working with schools to help develop strategies that meet the unique needs of children and adolescents. Aleeza specializes in supporting clients struggling with grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues. Aleeza’s practice is informed by Child Centered Play Therapy, psychodynamic theory, attachment theory, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Aleeza also frequently does Play Therapy using Sand Tray Play Therapy.[/boc_side_img_box][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][boc_side_img_box title=” Frandi Mars / Integrative Health and Nutrition Coach, LCSW-C” picture_url=”24206″]Frandi Mars is a Licensed Certified Social Worker specializing in clinical practice. She is also an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, a Family Herbalist and currently working on a Doctorate in Natural Medicine. For the past 25 years as a social worker, her experience includes intensive case management in Child Welfare Services, Behavioral Health and Crisis Intervention, clinical work with children, teens and adults, and working with the developmental disabled populations. As a Health Coach for the last nine years, she specializes in working with children, teens and women who have depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, disordered eating, health related issues, auto immune issues and/or are dealing with a personal crisis. She uses a holistic approach in her clinical work by incorporating the mind body connection, therapy, nutrition, dietary intervention, energy work and natural healing modalities.[/boc_side_img_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][boc_side_img_box title=” Peter Riley / LGSW” picture_url=”24209″]Therapy is a vessel for a client to reach and achieve their personal goals. I strongly believe that everyone has the ability to create, implement, and achieve their goals with the help and assistance of their therapist. As a therapist, I am passionate about partnering with individuals in a one-on-one or group setting to support them in their therapeutic endeavors in any form that may take. Building and maintaining a healthy, safe, and positive rapport with my clients is of paramount importance to me and something I truly enjoy. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults of all ages. I specialize in working with individuals and families who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, behavior challenges, executive functioning disorders, and ADD/ADHD.[/boc_side_img_box][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][boc_side_img_box title=”Lauren (Lieb) Riley / LCSW-C” picture_url=”24271″]Therapy is a personal experience and means something different to each of us. Therapy can open your mind to viewing a situation differently or gaining a unique perspective you did not have before. The most significant part of the therapeutic process is developing an effective relationship with your therapist and gaining support through identifying how you can create a positive life for yourself.” Lauren has several years of experience working with emotionally disturbed adolescents, transition aged youth, incarcerated youth and youth living with chronic mental illness.[/boc_side_img_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][boc_side_img_box title=”Jill McCartney / MSN, PMHNP-BC” round_img=”yes” picture_url=”25599″]Jill is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master’s degree from the University of South Alabama graduating Summa Cum Lade. Jill is in the process of finalizing her Doctoral project. She has received certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in family psychiatry across the lifespan. Jill’s skills and experience allows her to assist you in setting appropriate life goals and defining strategies to accomplish those goals. There is no set approach for mental health care. Every patient is unique and will be treated as such. We will customize your experience and help you to achieve optimal health.[/boc_side_img_box][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][boc_side_img_box title=” Vicktoria Molokin, LCPC” round_img=”yes” picture_url=”24679″]Therapy is a personal experience and means something different to each of us. Therapy can open your mind to viewing a situation differently or gaining a unique perspective you did not have before. The most significant part of the therapeutic process is developing an effective relationship with your therapist and gaining support through identifying how you can create a positive life for yourself.” Lauren has several years of experience working with emotionally disturbed adolescents, transition aged youth, incarcerated youth and youth living with chronic mental illness.[/boc_side_img_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][boc_side_img_box title=” Marcia Welch / Usui Reiki Master Practitioner” round_img=”yes” picture_url=”24260″]Certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher and Member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP).  Marcia Welch is a Reiki Master Teacher who began working with the Usui System of Natural Healing, known as Reiki, in 2003. She completed her initiation to the Master Teacher level in 2019.  A caring and compassionate healer, Marcia has experienced personal healing and a closer connection to Spirit through her Reiki practice. She is committed to helping her clients draw upon the Universal Life Energy that Reiki provides to support their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing.[/boc_side_img_box][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][boc_side_img_box title=”Rachel Raba / Certified Aromatherapist” round_img=”yes” picture_url=”25899″]Rachel Raba is a certified aromatherapist who specializes in toxin-free living. She began exploring the therapeutic uses of essential oils after her 2 year-old daughter began experiencing significant health issues and was amazed by their power and effectiveness compared to other forms of treatment. Today, she is passionate about working with people who want to create healthier lives by decreasing their body burden and living more naturally. In addition to teaching about the power of essential oils for supporting and transforming all aspects of health and wellness, she loves helping clients swap toxic cleaning, personal care, makeup, and over-the-counter products for ones that nourish and support their bodies. She will guide you in quickly bridging the gap between knowing you’d like to make changes and actually incorporating those changes into your life and home to achieve lasting results.[/boc_side_img_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][boc_side_img_box title=”Kathi Doan / Personal Trainer and Yoga Teacher” picture_url=”24294″]

Kathi Doan is a personal trainer and yoga teacher.  She received her RYT 200 from Chandra Surya Shala and teaches a variety of classes, including vinyasa, yin, gentle and restorative yoga. These classes integrate yoga practices that are specific to calming the mind and central nervous system. Stress, anxiety and negative thought patterns can create an imbalance and the intention is to cultivate tools that can swing the inner pendulum back to center, utilizing asanas (poses), essential oils, pranayama (breathing) techniques and meditation.

[/boc_side_img_box][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][boc_side_img_box title=”Lauren Newland / LCSW-C, CIMI” round_img=”yes” picture_url=”25608″]

Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with clients across the lifespan.  She received her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University and has since done therapeutic work in a wide variety of settings, including outpatient centers, hospital behavioral health, special education, and home visiting programs.

Lauren believes that empathy and relationship-building are the most important components of therapeutic work.  She practices from a client-centered, strengths-based perspective.  She enjoys partnering with clients to help them to identify their emotions and behavioral patterns, then brainstorm ways to manage them so that they can live their best life!

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Dr. Park, Jaung Soon ( nick name Julie ) acquired Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the South Baylo University, CA (SBU) in 2003. After the Master’s program, she continued her study at SBU and graduated with a Doctoral degree in Oriental Medicine in 2006. After the post-doctoral work at the Western Medical Center and Well Health Care One in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Park joined South Baylo University in 2008, as a faculty member to become Outreach Program Coordinator.  She expanded her work as a clinic supervisor at SBU Anaheim clinic until she moved to Maryland in 2015.  Her specialties are pain management, weight control, and anxiety treatment.  She is also interested in skin care through acupuncture and advanced therapy.

[/boc_side_img_box][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][boc_side_img_box title=”Melissa Goldstein-Boswell – LCSW” round_img=”yes” picture_url=”25601″]I have over 15 years of working in a variety of social services and mental health settings. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology from The University of Maryland and I have a Master Degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America and have my LCSW-C in Maryland. I also have a Certification in Child and Adolescent Therapy from University of Maryland School of Social Work, a Certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a Certification in ADHD Coaching for Adolescents and Young Adults. I have experience counseling at risk juveniles and their families in private practice as well as experience with children, adolescents and families in inpatient psychiatric and medical settings.[/boc_side_img_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][boc_side_img_box title=”Susan Holliday / MSW, LCSW-C” round_img=”yes” picture_url=”25600″]

Susan Holliday is a clinical social worker who has been practicing psychotherapy for over 35 years. Her experience includes individual, group and family work with adults, adolescents and children. She also has worked in clinic, hospital, school, substance abuse and private practice settings. She taught Counseling and oversaw the Field Practicums in the Mental Health Associate program at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, MD for over 10 years. She also taught Psychology of Creativity at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. She is open to using a wide array of therapy techniques to help her clients of all ages understand how to heal themselves from trauma, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.

[/boc_side_img_box][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][boc_side_img_box title=”Jessica Hawkins/ Speech Pathologist, Instructor for Talk Yoga for Children” round_img=”yes”]Jessica Hawkins, M.A., CCC-SLP is a nationally certified and state licensed speech-language pathologist with 12 years of experience of working in pediatric settings.  Jessica received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Maryland.  During her professional career, Jessica has had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and disorders including developmental delays, feeding/oral motor disorders, Down Syndrome, Autism, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, language-based literacy disorders, fluency disorders, medically fragile children, articulation/phonological disorders, processing disorders, ADHD, and anxiety-based language disorders.  She has gained experience working in both private practice and the public school system.  Jessica has worked in MCPS in both the Comprehensive Autism Preschool Program (CAPP) and the Preschool Education Program (PEP).  For the past 8 years she has worked for Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers, providing services in homes, preschools, and child care settings and gaining extensive experience with the birth through five population as well as parent/caregiver coaching.  This rich experience has enabled Jessica to deeply understand the importance of routines-based interventions and strategies that are seamlessly woven into the natural context of a child’s day.  She has developed a passion for meeting families where they are and addressing the barriers that impact development.  She has received specialized training in feeding assessment/intervention, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Autism Spectrum Disorders, The Floortime Method, basic sign language, the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), PROMPT, Social Thinking, and Talk Yoga![/boc_side_img_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][boc_side_img_box title=”Marni Ratner/ Certification Yoga Teacher, Chakra dance, CPT Personal Trainer” round_img=”yes” picture_url=”25901″]Marni Ratner is an inspired, teacher with over 20 years of experience in the classroom. As a performer, curriculum writer, yoga teacher, performance coach, and energy body worker, she can connect with students on multiple levels that address the whole person. Marni has the uncanny ability to identify where her students are in need of guidance to overcome an issue to best optimize their performance. As an actress, Marni has performed in shows in NYC, National Tours, and regional houses all across America. Marni graduated from The Boston Conservatory of Music with a BM in Musical Theater performance. Marni is the founder of univerSOULspace and created a new Meditation/yoga program call, Move My Chi.[/boc_side_img_box][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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