Clinicians

 

Renewal Counseling Center at Perry Hall

 

Erica Bley, M.Ed.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor; National Certified Counselor

Erica is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and is certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and completed her Master of Education in School Counseling at Loyola University. She served as a School Counselor in Baltimore County before entering the private sector. Erica believes that every individual has unique strengths and abilities, and that the counselor and client are a team, working together to promote healing, growth and resiliency. She leans toward cognitive behavioral counseling and has training in play therapy. Erica works with children, adolescents, adults and families struggling with anxiety, depression, behavior problems, family changes, grief/bereavement, childhood disorders, and parenting problems.  She also conducts group therapy and parent workshops, and is available for educational consultation.

 

CastleRobert Castle, MS

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Robert Castle holds degrees from Hobart College, the University of Baltimore, and Loyola University Maryland, where he obtained his Master of Science degree in counseling psychology. His experience includes providing therapy for individuals, couples, and families with children or adolescents, including couples dealing with infidelity, divorce, co-parenting, and dual-diagnosis/substance abuse problems. He provides pre-marital and marriage enrichment counseling services using the Prepare-Enrich assessment tools and resources. He is experienced in cognitive interventions, family systems, structural, and brief strategic family therapy. His earlier career in human resources also equips him to coach clients through academic, career, and life direction transitions.

 

Kenya Coleman, Psy.D, LICSW, LCSW-C

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Psychology Associate; Certified School Psychologist; and Licensed Certified Social Worker–Clinical

Dr. Kenya Coleman received her MSW from Howard University School of Social Work and her MA and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington, DC Campus. She has worked as a mental health care professional in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over a decade. She currently works as a Related Service Provider (RSP) for a local school district – She is both a Certified School Social Worker and a Certified School Psychologist. Dr. Coleman’s primary responsibilities as an RSP are assessing and providing psychotherapeutic interventions for emotionally disabled students.

Dr. Coleman provides comparable services as a Psychology Associate at Renewal Counseling Center, Inc. She provides psychotherapeutic interventions to children, youth and their families.  Dr. Coleman also provides psychological/neurological and educational testing for children through adults.

In addition to her experiences providing direct services, Dr. Coleman also has extensive experience as a lecturer. She has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at a national university specializing in educating adult students. She has also had the opportunity to facilitate many training opportunities for other mental health care professionals. She has trained other clinicians on a wide range of topics related to local and federal regulations, mental health care diagnosis and school-based intervention. Some of the most recent topics Dr. Coleman has lectured on include; SPED 101, De-Escalating Classroom Behaviors, Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Planning and Effective School Social Work Practice.

 

Jessica Donovan, MS

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Ms. Donovan is from Boston, Massachusetts, but has resided in Baltimore, Maryland since 2009.  Ms. Donovan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who obtained her masters in counseling psychology, from Loyola University, Baltimore.  Ms. Donovan has extensive experiences providing individual, family, and group therapy sessions, primarily with children, adolescents, and their families.  Ms. Donovan’s clinical focus includes, but are not limited to:

  • ADHD symptom Management
  • Anger Management
  • Concerns about sexuality
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression, Anxiety and other Mood Disorders
  • Disruptive Classroom Behavior and Academic Difficulties
  • Grief
  • 504 Plan and IEP consultation
  • Peer or Family Conflicts/Conflict Resolution
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Psycho-Education
  • Self-Esteem, Assertiveness
  • Social Skills
  • Substance Use/Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

Specifically, Ms. Donovan has worked as a therapist at several residential treatment centers (RTC) for children and adolescents who have experienced varying traumas.  Ms. Donovan has also conducted disability evaluation reports for Disability Determination Services at Good Samaritan Hospital.  In addition, she has extensive experience working in the school system providing treatment and implementing programs, which include 504 Plans and IEP facilitation.

 

Ann Lehwald, MSW

Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical

Ann Lehwald received her Master’s Degree in clinical social work from the University of MD. Her practice includes individual, marital and group therapy. Ms. Lehwald specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and trauma. She works with adults with ADD and those from alcoholic and other dysfunctional families. She is certified in EMDR. Ms. Lehwald has been on the faculty of the University of MD.

 

MajerikAnne Majerik, MSW

Licensed Certified  Social Worker – Clinical

Anne Majerik is a graduate of Villa Maria College and Case Western Reserve University.  Her experience includes counseling and psychotherapy in agency settings, as well as private practice.  Her practice includes therapy with adults and adolescents and marital therapy.  She is interested in working with various issues including anger management.

 

Jill Megaro, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Jill Megaro is a Licensed Psychologist.  She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Loyola University.  Dr. Megaro has several years of experience working with children, families, parents, and young adults.  She specializes in treating ADHD/ADD, Depression, and Anxiety.  She is also skilled with parenting education, creating structure, executive functioning assessment/skills development, organization skills and strategies, and helping young adults find a direction in life.  Dr. Megaro’s goal is to smooth out the bumps that life has to offer so that you might enjoy the ride!​

 

Martha Miller, MSW

Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical

Martha Miller received her Master’s degree in clinical social work from UCLA and has been trained in play therapy with children.  She has had extensive experience working as a therapist in an outpatient mental health setting with adults, adolescents, children and their families.  She is trained in EMDR for the treatment of trauma.  She also has a special interest working with clients who wish to integrate their emotional healing with their Christian faith.

 

Bethany Nagel, LCPC, NCCBethanyNagel-540x591

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor        

Bethany is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in counseling from Loyola University Maryland. She enjoys working with individuals, both men and women of all ages, who may be struggling with depression or anxiety and those desiring to work through loss, life transitions or relational dynamics. She works specifically with women experiencing challenges related to the postpartum period. As a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator she enjoys working with couples desiring to improve their marriages as well as those in the pre-marital stage looking to establish a strong foundation.  Bethany has a particular passion for working with couples in order to establish healthy marriages where spouses feel valued, heard, understood and known by one another.

 

Robert Rivera, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist

Dr. Robert Rivera has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.  Services provided include individual counseling, social skills groups, psychological and educational testing, IEP/504 Plan Advocate and Consultant, and supervisor for Loyola University doctoral students.

 

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Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Bridget Rivera has over 15 years of experience working with children, families, and adults.  She has expertise in psychological testing, earning the Martin Mayman award in 2011 from the Society of Personality Assessment for distinguished contribution to the literature.  She also facilitates trainings for cultural competence and diversity awareness. (http://accompetence.wix.com/accompetenceShe has spoken at the National Security Administration, the Maryland Psychological Association, and the Veteran’s Affairs, among other local and national organizations. Dr. Rivera is on faculty at Loyola University Maryland. In addition to supervising masters and doctoral students, she conducts pre-adoption and clergy evaluations.

 

Paula Scheye, MS

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

 

Lois Sheeler, MSW

Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical

Lois Sheeler is a graduate of Towson University and the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work. She has worked in hospital settings, outpatient mental health settings and foster care. She treats individuals and couples.  She specializes in marital counseling, parenting and family issues, and grief.   She treats older adolescents and adults.

 

Yaakov Shugarman, M.A.

Doctoral Psychology Associate

 

Gwen Trader, MSW

Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical

Gwen Trader received her Master’s Degree in clinical social work from the University of MD. She has experience in outpatient & inpatient mental health settings. Her practice includes counseling & psychotherapy with adults, couples and group therapy.

 

Matthew Zemba, MS

Doctoral Psychology Associate

 

Renewal Counseling Center at Bel Air

 

Kathy Cooney, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Kathy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and is certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She earned her Master of Education in School Counseling at Loyola University. She is a school counselor in Baltimore County, where she has helped children and their families for 14 years.  Kathy works with her clients to set counseling goals collaboratively in a supportive setting.  She leans toward Cognitive Behavioral Counseling and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.  Kathy specializes in helping school age children and their families who struggle with anxiety, depression, behavior problems, ADHD, family changes, and parenting problems.
 

Kristin Hogan, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Hogan holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Loyola University Maryland and a bachelors degree in existential and humanistic philosophy from Vassar College. Dr. Hogan’s treatment approach is intentionally integrative, blending mindfulness and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy interventions (e.g., MBCT, ACT, DBT, Self-Compassion training) with interpersonal, humanistic, and psychodynamic foundations in an effort to fully understand the whole person, as well as the individual’s current distress and difficulties.

Dr. Hogan works with adolescents, adults, and families experiencing anxiety disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, relationship difficulties, grief, trauma, and the various other challenges life presents. As a former college athlete, and middle school and high school coach, Dr. Hogan has a personal understanding of and affinity for working with student-athletes and the difficulties and pressure that arise from their specific situation.

Dr. Hogan also has extensive group therapy experience and has led groups for children through adults addressing social anxiety, mood regulation, relationship difficulties, and social skills deficits. She will be offering groups for adolescents and adults, as well as brief workshops for parents and adults addressing a variety of issues.

Additionally, Dr. Hogan conducts psychological and educational testing for children through adults for the assessment of learning differences, ADHD, academic difficulties, and to assist in diagnostic and treatment clarification for complex cases.

Dr. Hogan has worked in a variety of settings including therapeutic day schools, a preschool for children with autism, an outpatient multidisciplinary community mental health center, multiple college counseling centers, and various private practice settings. She also is adjunct faculty at Loyola University Maryland in the psychology department.

 

Jill Megaro, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Jill Megaro is a Licensed Psychologist.  She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Loyola University.  Dr. Megaro has several years of experience working with children, families, parents, and young adults.  She specializes in treating ADHD/ADD, Depression, and Anxiety.  She is also skilled with parenting education, creating structure, executive functioning assessment/skills development, organization skills and strategies, and helping young adults find a direction in life.  Dr. Megaro’s goal is to smooth out the bumps that life has to offer so that you might enjoy the ride!​

 

Bethany Nagel, LCPC, NCCBethanyNagel-540x591

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor        

Bethany is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in counseling from Loyola University Maryland. She enjoys working with individuals, both men and women of all ages, who may be struggling with depression or anxiety and those desiring to work through loss, life transitions or relational dynamics. She works specifically with women experiencing challenges related to the postpartum period. As a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator she enjoys working with couples desiring to improve their marriages as well as those in the pre-marital stage looking to establish a strong foundation.  Bethany has a particular passion for working with couples in order to establish healthy marriages where spouses feel valued, heard, understood and known by one another.

 

Robert Rivera, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist

Dr. Robert Rivera has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.  Services provided include individual counseling, social skills groups, psychological and educational testing, IEP/504 Plan Advocate and Consultant, and supervisor for Loyola University doctoral students.
 

Matthew Zemba, MS

Doctoral Psychology Associate

Perry Hall 410-529-2151
Bel Air 410-671-2289
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